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Cosmetic Bonding: Your Solution to a Brighter Smile?

While cosmetic bonding is well over 25 years old, improvements in the materials have recently made bonding one of the hottest items in dentistry. Bonding is a procedure in which a white plastic filling can be applied to the natural outer surface of the tooth. We can take a discolored or broken tooth and "glue" a fresh surface on it. Another common concern is a space between front teeth called a diastema. Instead of using porcelain crowns, we can now do it with bonding. There are big advantages: It's healthier. No tooth must be removed for bonding, so it is painless. It usually looks as good as a porcelain crown. It's less expensive than a crown. Many new dental materials [...]

By |2020-03-28T17:22:12+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on Cosmetic Bonding: Your Solution to a Brighter Smile?

Putting the Squeeze on Toothpaste

Why is brushing with it important? Brushing with toothpaste is important for several reasons: Toothpaste and proper brushing action work to remove plaque—a sticky, harmful film of bacteria that grows on teeth and causes cavities and gum disease. Toothpaste contains fluoride, which makes the entire tooth structure more resistant to decay. Ingredients to clean and polish teeth remove stains over time. It freshens the breath and leaves your mouth with a clean feeling! What type of toothpaste should I use? As long as your toothpaste contains fluoride, the brand you buy really doesn't matter. Whether it's a paste or gel (or even powder form) all fluoride toothpastes work effectively to fight plaque and cavities, as well as clean and polish [...]

By |2019-07-01T16:45:14+00:00July 9th, 2019|Preventative Dentistry|Comments Off on Putting the Squeeze on Toothpaste