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Why Is Replacing a Metal Crown Right for My Smile?

February 4, 2022

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tooth-colored dental crown illustration

Do you still have a metal dental crown in your mouth? Even though these highly durable restorations worked great at the time you got them, dentistry has come a long way since then. Now, there are other options that are more aesthetically appealing and healthier. Zirconia and porcelain have become the preferred material choices of many patients worldwide. Read on to learn from your dentist in Alexandria why you may want to consider replacing a metal crown with a nonmetal version.


Does Your Dental Implant Feel Loose? Here’s What to Do

December 8, 2021

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man pointing to loose dental implant

Dental implants are, without question, considered the gold standard of tooth replacement. They give patients a smile that looks, feels, and acts just like their old one. Although they have a very high success rate of over 93%, a small percentage of patients will experience a loose dental implant or even failure. Do you know what to do in that situation? If not, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Read on to learn about the possible causes of a loose dental implant and what you should do in that situation.  


5 Simple Ways to Maximize Your Dental Insurance Benefits

October 6, 2021

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young woman sitting in dental chair

Since medical insurance and dental insurance are two entirely different things, you must pay a monthly premium for each one. Of course, since you’re shelling out extra money to keep your oral and overall health in optimal condition, you’ll want to take advantage of your dental benefits while you still have them. With that in mind, continue reading as we discuss five simple ways you can maximize your dental insurance benefits.


Why Chewing on Ice Can be Bad News for Your Teeth

August 8, 2021

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woman chewing on ice

During the summer months, when the sun is at its strongest, the heat can send you hunting for cool, thirst-quenching beverages. You may even be tempted to chew on ice. While it may be quite refreshing, a local dentist says the satisfaction can come with a big price tag. Continue reading to find out how chewing on ice can eventually damage your teeth.


3 Dental TikTok Trends to Avoid if You Want to Maintain a Healthy Smile

June 10, 2021

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a toothbrush and charcoal being used in preparation to clean teeth

Are you on TikTok? Do you tend to try many of the tips or techniques influencers use to take care of their smiles? If so, you could be doing more harm than good to your teeth and gums. Not relying on the proven science or the expertise of a knowledgeable professional can leave you facing serious problems if you’re not careful. Here are 3 dental TikTok trends you should avoid and why it’s better to see your dentist if you want to maintain a healthier smile.


How Have Dental Implants Changed Over the Years?

April 12, 2021

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a young woman listens to her dentist who shows her how a dental implant works

If you’re suffering from tooth loss, you may be weighing your options as to how you plan to replace your missing teeth. If you are considering dental implants, you likely have many questions about the process, cost, and longevity. You may also be interested in learning how they’ve evolved into the superior and beneficial tooth replacement solutions of today. In this article, a local dentist shares the history of dental implants and why they are the right option to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.


5 Issues That Can Keep You from Getting Dental Implants

January 29, 2021

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Person with gum disease

Approximately 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. On the bright side, there are a variety of different tooth replacement options out there to choose from, including dental implants. However, they aren’t for everyone. There are certain problems that can prevent patients from becoming a good candidate for the procedure. Continue reading to learn which conditions can get in the way of this tooth replacement method.


4 Celebrities Who Have Dental Implants

November 11, 2020

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Dental implant

Did you know that there are approximately 178 million Americans missing at least one tooth? That being said, celebrities certainly aren’t except from these numbers. A popular option for replacing missing teeth is dental implants because they have so many different benefits over other tooth replacement options. Continue reading to learn about some of the many advantages of dental implants and which stars out there are reaping the benefits.


Can Your Dentist Cure Gum Disease?

October 16, 2020

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Model detecting gum disease. Your smile can stay healthy for a lifetime with the right care over the years. You might believe the biggest threat to your oral health is tooth decay; however, gum disease can be equally devastating. Although it is preventable, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates at least 50% of adults in the U.S. have a form of it. It doesn’t need to leave a lasting mark on your smile. Depending on the stage of the infection, your dentist might be able to reverse the symptoms and save your oral health from any long-term damage.


5 Benefits of Getting a Smile Makeover

September 28, 2020

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young woman laughing after getting a smile makeover

When your smile is full of multiple kinds of aesthetic flaws, such as chips, permanent stains, cracks, gaps, and misalignment, it can be difficult or even impossible to address all of those issues with just one treatment. In this case, your dentist may suggest a smile makeover, in which they develop a personalized plan consisting of many cosmetic dentistry services to help you attain the perfect grin you deserve. Here are five benefits you can enjoy by improving your pearly whites with a smile makeover.

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