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How Tooth Loss Can Change the Shape of Your Face

April 8, 2024

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Close up of a man with a missing lower toothTooth loss affects more than just your confidence. Every tooth is invaluable for your oral health and overall wellness. However, 120 million Americans have missing teeth. If you’ve lost a tooth or two, you may struggle to chew certain foods, or your words might sound slurred, but those aren’t the only concerns. Missing teeth can change the shape of your face, making you look years older and harming your dental health. Here’s how you can protect your facial shape with dental implants.

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Whitening Wisdom: What Treatment Is Best for Me?

February 12, 2024

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Closeup of a smile that's half whitened

Our smile is often the first thing others notice about us, and so having sparklingly white teeth is seen as an attractive feature in our world today. If yours are stained or discolored, this can leave you feeling self-conscious and like you don’t measure up. Fortunately, your dentist can lighten your grin with different cosmetic procedures, like teeth whitening and porcelain veneers. How do you know, though, which treatment is best for you? Keep reading to learn more about each option to help guide your decision!

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You Asked, We Answered: When Should I Start Whitening My Teeth for a Special Event?

December 1, 2023

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Woman in blue shirt smiling during job interview

In the next couple of weeks or months, do you have an important holiday party, job interview, date, or wedding on the calendar? If you do, then there’s no time like the present to get your smile in tip-top shape! If stubborn stains have surfaced over the last couple of months, then you may be wondering if you need to schedule an appointment now or if you can wait until a day or two before. Good news: below you’ll find the answer to the question, “When should I start whitening my teeth for a special event?”

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Why Is There a Black Line Around Your Dental Crown?

October 18, 2023

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dentist explaining black line around dental crown to patient

Dental crowns, essential for protecting and restoring severely damaged teeth, encase the entire tooth with a protective cap. However, if you’ve noticed a black line around your dental crown, it can be a cause for concern. Understanding the reasons behind this occurrence is crucial for peace of mind. Read on as we delve into why a black line may form on a dental crown and the steps your dentist can take to address and resolve this issue.

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School Lunches: Smart Food Choices for Strong Teeth

August 11, 2023

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Kids in line to get their school lunch, smiling with their healthy teeth

As a parent, you want what is best for your children, especially as far as their health is concerned. However, you may not always have the time to meticulously plan everything that goes into their lunch box. As a result, your child may not be making the best choices for their oral health.

Continue reading to learn more about the cavity-making foods that are often found in school lunches and discover some smart food choices that can promote strong teeth and overall health. 

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TheSummer Sun and Healthy Gums

July 17, 2023

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person smiling on the beach

As the summer sun graces us with its warm embrace, it brings more than just joy and outdoor adventures. Beyond its dazzling presence, the sun plays a significant role in the health and vitality of our bodies, including our oral well-being. In particular, the connection between the summer sun and healthy gums is a fascinating aspect of this seasonal phenomenon. Read on as we explore the intriguing relationship between the sun’s rays and the maintenance of a strong and vibrant smile.

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Dental Crowns: What Material Is Best?

June 16, 2023

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dentist talking to patient about kinds of dental crowns

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are placed over a damaged or decayed tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. They are commonly used in various dental procedures to protect and improve the function and aesthetics of the treated tooth. Dental crowns serve multiple purposes, including sealing root canals and enhancing the appearance of teeth. If you’re considering getting a dental crown, understanding the various materials available is crucial. Continue reading we explore different materials used to make crowns to help you determine what option best fits your needs.

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3 Signs That Your Dental Crown Needs Replacement

April 7, 2023

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dental crown lying on a table

Dental crowns are used for a wide variety of purposes, but as with any dental restoration, they don’t last forever. After several years, you might notice that your dental crowns don’t look or feel quite as good as they used to.

It’s possible that your dental crowns could fall out if you let them go long enough, so it’s a good idea to replace them before that happens. Here are some signs that you ought to consider.

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Can I Still Get Invisalign If I Grind My Teeth?

February 9, 2023

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If you didn’t naturally develop the perfectly straight smile that you were hoping for, you aren’t alone. Invisalign is an excellent option for correcting misaligned teeth – especially if you don’t want to endure a mouthful of metal brackets and wires. But what if you grind your teeth? Are you still able to reap the benefits of Invisalign? Continue reading to learn more about Invisalign and how grinding your teeth can affect the process.

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Are Dental Implants Safe?

January 18, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — smilesbymartinteam @ 12:12 am

Model of dental implant in jawboneBridges, partials, and dentures aren’t the only methods to replace missing teeth anymore. 500,000 people every year are choosing dental implants to complete their smiles. They are a popular solution for tooth loss because dental implants are unlike any other treatment, but are they safe? Dental implants are supported by decades of success with few risks of complications.

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