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Read our articles below to stay up-to-date and informed on the latest trends, findings and fun facts in dentistry.

A Healthy Smile Is Key Before Getting Cosmetic Dentistry

April 1, 2023

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a woman with a healthy mouth and beautiful smile after a cosmetic treatment

Did you know that a recent study by OnePoll reported that a whopping 7 in 10 Americans feel insecure about their smile? Whether it was crookedness or discoloration, their self-consciousness caused them to hide their teeth. Fortunately, thanks to cosmetic dentistry, you can get the pearly white you’ve always wanted. Current technology and techniques have made it possible to fix or cover a range of dental imperfections. However, before undergoing a smile transformation, there is one requirement: a healthy mouth. Read on to learn about the link between good oral health and cosmetic dental treatments.


Preparing for Your Dental Implant Consultation

March 1, 2023

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a patient attending their dental implant consultation

Dental implants are considered the premier solution when it comes to replacing missing teeth. Thanks to their titanium posts and the manner in which they’re embedded, they’re capable of fully restoring lost teeth in terms of look, feel, and functionality. However, the process for getting dental implants actually starts with a consultation with your dentist; it is a surgical procedure, after all! Here are four important questions that you should ask during this appointment so that you can feel informed and comfortable about the dental implant process.


4 Tips to Prepare for Your Invisalign Treatment

February 7, 2023

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a woman showing her Invisalign tray and smiling

Modern technology has made it more convenient than ever to achieve the smile of your dreams, especially if that involves straighter teeth! For those that don’t want to be committed to the metal brackets and wires of traditional braces,  Invisalign treatment is a wonderful orthodontic solution. With their clear, removable aligners, the process is discreet, comfortable, and effective. However, it does require a few changes to your usual routine and habits so your pearly whites can move into their desired position on time. Here are four tips to prepare for your upcoming Invisalign treatment!


Busting 3 Common Myths about Gum Disease

January 24, 2023

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portrait of someone showing off their infected gums

Gum disease is one of the most common oral health issues, but for some reason, it isn’t very well understood by most people. Having a baseline understanding of gum disease can help significantly with treatment, and can make preventing issues much easier. If you want to know a little more about gum disease, here are some of the most common myths about it, and why they aren’t what they seem.


Which Toothpaste for Veneers Is Best?

December 19, 2022

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person using toothpaste for veneers to brush teeth

It’s not unusual to be unsatisfied with your smile. Whether it’s chipped cracked, gapped, or has other aesthetic issues, there are a variety of reasons why you might be interested in giving your pearly whites an upgrade. Luckily, porcelain veneers may be just what you need. Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic treatment because they can correct a range of visual smile issues for a more gorgeous grin. It’s important to take good care of your veneers so they last as long as possible. That includes using the right tools to clean them, such as the proper toothpaste. Continue reading to learn about the right toothpaste for veneers.


What Should I Expect with Nitrous Oxide Sedation?  

December 4, 2022

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person getting dental sedation

Does the thought of a dentist appointment give you anxiety? Do you find yourself experiencing pain in your head, neck, or jaw when in the dental chair? Are you in need of extensive dental treatment that will take multiple hours? If you’ve said “yes” at least once, it looks like nitrous oxide sedation could be a viable solution for you. Keep reading to learn from your dentist in Springfield if it will put you to sleep, how it works, and the benefits of choosing this dental sedation option.


Why the Holidays are the Worst Time for Your Smile

November 17, 2022

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Gingerbread men and candy cane in a mug

The holiday season is upon us, and while you’re probably looking forward to celebrating with your friends and family, it’s important to remember that this time of year can be risky for your teeth. It’s all too common for dentists to find cavities after the holidays, and that’s due to several factors. The following post explores why the upcoming celebrations can be dangerous for your oral health – as well as what you can do to keep your smile safe!


Trending on TikTok: Veneer Check Challenge

October 23, 2022

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Woman with an attractive smileEverywhere you look, it seems like your favorite stars and celebrities have flawless smiles. However, most didn’t come naturally. Many social media icons and online streamers are flashing their new smiles, thanks to the Veneers Check Challenge. Although you’ll find many dangerous dental trends online, here’s one you might want to consider joining. 


6 Amazing Benefits of Invisalign

October 16, 2022

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Woman inserting InvisalignIt’s never too late to invest in a straight smile, but who wants to deal with the appearance of brackets and wires? You don’t have to when choosing Invisalign. 1 in 5 orthodontic patients is over the age of 18, thanks to less noticeable treatments, like clear aligners. Did you know a discreet appearance isn’t the only advantage of clear aligners? Here are 6 additional benefits of Invisalign you can enjoy when choosing the clear choice in orthodontics.


5 Reasons a Tooth Extraction Is Necessary

September 14, 2022

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patient getting a tooth extraction in Springfield

At your last routine checkup, did your dentist say you needed a tooth extraction? If so, you may be tempted to put off your appointment for as long as possible. While oral surgery may sound daunting, it’s not as bad as you think! It’s also necessary to ensure the long-term health and future of your smile. Dentists don’t recommend this procedure haphazardly, which means there’s a significant reason why you need it. Below, you’ll learn a few reasons why a tooth extraction is necessary.

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