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Is It Dangerous to Use Store-Bought Teeth Whitening Too Often?

December 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drolson @ 5:08 pm
young woman holding whitening strips

These days, many people desire a brighter and whiter smile, which is why there’s a surge in the demand for cosmetic dentistry. One popular way to achieve your dream look is teeth whitening, a cosmetic treatment that has become increasingly accessible. While many turn to store-bought products for their convenience, it’s important to understand that frequent use of these DIY solutions comes with some risks. Read on to learn about the potential dangers associated with overusing store-bought teeth whitening products and why trusting your dentist for this cosmetic procedure is a wiser choice.

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Halloween Costume Ideas to Highlight Your Pearly Whites

October 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drolson @ 5:05 pm
group of friends wearing Halloween costumes

Halloween is just around the corner, and if you’re anything like us, you’re eager to show off your radiant smile while getting into the spooky spirit. Whether you’re trick-or-treating with the little ones or attending a Halloween bash, choosing a costume that complements your pearly whites can make all the difference. In this blog post, you’ll learn about some costume ideas that not only exude Halloween vibes but also put your smile front and center.

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You Asked, We Answered: Does Cosmetic Dentistry Hurt?

August 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drolson @ 4:43 pm
woman smiling after cosmetic dentistry

The desire for a flawless smile has led many people to explore cosmetic dentistry. However, a common concern prevails: does it hurt? For many, the thought of undergoing any dental procedure can evoke anxiety. The good news is that many cosmetic dental procedures are virtually painless! Read on to learn which services are considered pain-free and some helpful tips for managing post-treatment discomfort.

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3 Lifestyle Changes You Need to Make to Ensure the Longevity of Your Dental Implants  

June 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drolson @ 3:26 am
couple with dental implants

Dental implants are known for their longevity. It is just one of the many reasons why millions of Americans have chosen these prosthetics to replace their missing teeth. But a long-lasting smile may not be possible if you don’t commit to changing your lifestyle. There are three essential things you can do to make dental implants last longer, so read on to find out.

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Titanium and Zirconia Implants: Which Kind is Right for You?

February 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drolson @ 11:41 pm
Illustration of a titanium dental implant in the lower jaw

When you decide to replace your missing teeth with dental implants, it’s important to be aware of what options are available. Traditionally, dental implant posts have been made out of titanium, but thanks to advancements in dentistry, nowadays zirconia is also a viable choice. Which type of implant is right for your smile? Here’s what you need to know to make the decision that’s best for you.

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What Holiday Foods Could Potentially Hurt Your Teeth?

December 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drolson @ 10:55 pm
plate of Christmas cookies

No matter what theories you’ve heard floated on the matter, perhaps The Grinch was so mean simply because he wasn’t getting the opportunity to eat holiday food. After all, it’s pretty darn tasty! As you probably know, however, tasty can also mean trouble for your tooth enamel if you aren’t careful. For the sake of your oral health, you need to be especially diligent about brushing and flossing this time of year. Keep reading as your dentist in Springfield reminds you of some delicious holiday foods that can begin to steal your tooth enamel if you don’t watch out!

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You Asked, We Answered: Do Adults Need Fluoride Treatments?

September 29, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drolson @ 4:22 pm
Young adult getting fluoride treatment

Fluoride is a hot topic in the world of dentistry. In short, this naturally occurring mineral does wonders for preventing tooth decay in the right doses, which is why it’s added to toothpaste, mouthwash, and other oral hygiene products. Growing up, you might have even had fluoride treatments at the end of your routine checkups to provide your teeth with additional protection. But do adults need fluoride treatments as well? Keep reading for the answer!

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A Quick Guide on What to Do If Your Veneer Falls Off

August 19, 2022

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Woman with glasses covering mouth in shock

Did one of your veneers pop off? While your first reaction may be to panic, it’s important to take a deep breath and do your best to stay calm. Remember, it will get fixed. In the meantime, here’s a quick guide on what to do if your veneer falls off!

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5 Must-Know Tips for a Seamless Dental Checkup

June 30, 2022

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Woman smiling during dental checkup

A solid at-home dental care routine, a well-balanced diet, and steering clear of poor dental habits (like smoking) are three pillars of good oral hygiene. However, there is a fourth: getting a dental checkup and cleaning every six months. If your schedule is jam-packed or you’re simply interested in learning how to make your next visit as seamless as possible, then read on!

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Special Event on the Horizon? Here’s When to Whiten Your Teeth!

April 29, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drolson @ 7:25 pm
Woman with bright smile showing her teeth

Do you have one of those big life events coming up? Whether it’s a wedding, major job presentation, or family gathering, it’s important to look and feel your best. Of course, your smile is one of the first things that someone notices about you, which is why a bright, dazzling grin can go a long way. Whitening teeth before significant events is incredibly popular but do you know when to start treatment? Read to learn your answer!

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