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what is cosmetic dentistry

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Patients often ask us, “What is cosmetic dentistry?” Sometimes they ask out of curiosity and other times because they feel self-conscious about their smile. After all, who doesn’t want to flash a confident smile? 

After learning “What is cosmetic dentistry,” the next question is usually, “Is it right for me?” The answer varies greatly from person to person. Basically, if you feel that the appearance of your smile is making you feel less confident or holding you back than cosmetic dentistry is worth considering.

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can dentists do Botox

Can Dentists do Botox?

Botox injections are one of the most popular cosmetic treatments for people who aim to maintain a more youthful appearance. Along with tooth whitening, botox is a non-surgical procedure that helps many people feel more confident and less self-conscious. In fact, some patients ask us, can dentists do Botox?

The answer is yes! Dentists have joined the ranks of other healthcare professionals who offer Botox services. In fact, our own Dr. Kelly is one of the dentists qualified to perform Botox injections. A more important question to ask is why a patient may prefer receiving their injections from a dentist.

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pros and cons of charcoal toothpaste

What are the Pros and Cons of Charcoal Toothpaste?

If you follow beauty and personal care trends, chances are you heard of charcoal toothpaste. Whether your friend recommended it or you found it on Pinterest, you may be curious about the pros and cons of charcoal toothpaste. But does it live up to the hype?

We aim to provide objective, helpful information for our patients. As dental professionals, we have concerns about the charcoal toothpaste trend, but recognize some have positive experiences using it as a supplement to their dental care program. Keep in mind the following is not medical advice, it is just basic information about the pros and cons of charcoal toothpaste.

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what causes acid erosion in teeth

Case Study: What Causes Acid Erosion in Teeth

Protecting and preserving your tooth enamel is one of the most important things you can do for your teeth. Over time, tooth enamel breaks down due to impact, grinding, age, and acid erosion. Damage from acid erosion may be the easiest to prevent. To understand how you may prevent acid erosion, first you need to understand what causes acid erosion in teeth.

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What is Diastema?

Diastema refers to a gap or space between the teeth. This gap is caused because of an unequal relationship between the jaw and the size of patients teeth. These spaces can form anywhere in the mouth, but are most common between the upper two front teeth. This condition affects both adults and children. In fact, this condition is more common in children, but gaps may disappear once their permanent teeth grow in. In adults however, diastema will not resolve itself on its own.

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