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What Are the 5 Steps In the Veneer Process?

April 6, 2022

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woman getting veneers in Manahawkin

One of the most comprehensive and effective methods for enhancing your smile is veneers. They provide a permanent tooth whitening option as well as completely change the appearance of your pearly whites. While the results are definitely promising, you’ll probably want to know exactly what the entire procedure will involve. Keep reading to learn five steps of the veneer process so that you understand what to expect!


What Sedation Dentistry Feels Like and How to Prepare

February 15, 2022

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Dentist explaining what sedation dentistry feels like

The thought of dental treatments, either simple or complex, can cause a lot of anxiety in people. However, it’s important to visit the dentist regularly no matter what, which is why more and more dentists are adding sedation dentistry options to their practices. If you haven’t experienced sedation dentistry before but are curious as to what it feels like, you’ll want to keep reading.


4 New Year’s Resolutions for Better Oral Health

January 4, 2022

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Scrabble tiles spelling resolutionsYour mouth is referred to as “the gateway to your body” because your oral and general health are closely entwined. You can invest in a healthy mouth and body in 2022 by recommitting to your smile. There isn’t any better time than the beginning of a new year to improve your oral habits. Here are 4 New Year’s resolutions to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.


Save Money Using Your Dental Insurance

October 5, 2021

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Hand putting coin in blue piggy bankYou know you’re supposed to visit your dentist for a cleaning and checkup every 6 months, but why waste money when your teeth are fine? Unfortunately, many people believe dental care isn’t necessary until after a concern arises. Although you might feel you’re saving money, you’re opening the door to costly dental problems. Research shows every $1 spent on prevention can save up to $50 on restorative and emergency care. If money is tight, don’t worry. You can get the personalized attention your smile deserves with your dental insurance. Here’s how you can save money down the road with a quick trip to your dentist.


Why Summer is the Best Time for a Wisdom Tooth Extraction

May 10, 2021

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woman with wisdom teeth hurting

Having wisdom teeth removed isn’t something that anyone looks forward to, but it’s often a necessity to prevent future dental health problems. If you’re like most people, you may have been putting off having yours extracted. To make the procedure less stressful, there is a certain time of year when it’s best to have it done – the summer. Continue reading to find out why wisdom teeth have to be pulled and discover why the warmer months work best.


5 Signs That You Need a New Dental Crown

April 7, 2021

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Tooth wearing crown

Dental crowns last a long time. In fact, they can last anywhere from 10 to 15 years or even longer if you care for them properly. However, every crown is different and may need to be repaired or replaced even earlier than this. That is why it is always a good idea to keep your eye on your crowns so that you know when that time comes around. Continue reading to learn some signs that you may need a dental crown replacement in the near future.


Why Is There a Black Line Around My Dental Crown?

March 22, 2021

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man looking at his teeth in the mirror and wondering, “why is there a black line around my dental crown?”

When you first got your dental crown a few years ago, you were ecstatic that you could once again enjoy chewing with that tooth without it hurting. Plus, your results looked natural. Recently, though, you looked in the mirror and wondered, “Why is there a black line around my dental crown?” This is a fairly common issue with crowns that are made of porcelain fused to metal. Fortunately, your dentist has ways of solving this problem. Read on to learn where that dark line came from and how your dentist can fix it.


4 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier Smile

January 19, 2021

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New Year’s resolutions for a healthy smile.As you head into 2021, you’re likely setting goals to make the most of the year ahead. While you might plan to exercise more often or pay off debt, your dentist encourages you to put a healthy smile at the top of your New Year’s resolutions list. Simple changes throughout the year can have a lasting impact on your smile. Here are 4 habits you should start right away to achieve optimal oral health.


How Many Dental Implants Do I Need?

December 20, 2020

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an older man wearing a brown sweater and glasses smiles after receiving his dental implants

Dental implants are considered to be one of the most versatile tooth replacement solutions available. Known for mimicking the natural tooth structure and continuing to stimulate the jawbone to avoid facial collapse, patients with missing teeth have enjoyed the life-changing, long-lasting benefits of these unique restorations. But how many are needed to ensure a stable and functional smile? If you are missing one or more teeth and want to enjoy a better quality of life, a local dental expert explains how many implants you will need to restore your smile’s health and overall appearance.


5 Reasons to Be Thankful for Dental Implants This Holiday Season

November 7, 2020

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Woman in Christmas hat points to her dental implants

The air is getting cooler and the leaves are changing color, which means the holiday season is right around the corner! This year’s festivities may be different than previous years, but there are still plenty of reasons to smile, especially if you’ve replaced your missing teeth with dental implants! Rebuilding your complete, confident smile makes all the difference when chatting with loved ones, smiling for photos, and eating all your favorite holiday meals! As you think about what you’re thankful for this time of year, remember these five reasons to be grateful for your dental implants.

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