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How Long Does Cosmetic Bonding Last?

May 13, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — smile_fitness @ 4:22 pm
Lady shows off pretty smile

Many people have minor defects such as chips, gaps, cracks, or stains in their smiles. If you’re looking for a quick and simple way to address these issues, cosmetic bonding may be a great treatment for you. This procedure can be completed in minutes during a routine dental appointment and requires no anesthesia, allowing patients to receive it during a lunch break at work before driving themselves back to the office. Here’s some more information on cosmetic bonding, including how long it can last and how long you can help it last longer.

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Could Cosmetic Dentistry Be Right for Me?

April 9, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — smile_fitness @ 2:29 am
Someone thinking carefully

Cosmetic dentistry is a field with a lot to offer and, given how sophisticated the field has become in recent years, there are a lot of people reconsidering whether there’s an aesthetic treatment out there that could do something for them.

However, there are just as many people who don’t know much about cosmetic dental treatments, what they are, and what they could have to offer. If you want to know more about whether you could be a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry, here’s some information you might find useful.

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Aging Gracefully with Your Smile

March 14, 2024

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older woman smiling and folding her arms

When you think about signs of aging, you probably envision hair turning gray, skin getting wrinkles, wearing glasses, and other common signs that time is passing. But did you realize that your teeth can impact your perceived age as well? If you don’t pay much attention to your smile, it can make you appear older than you’d like to look. In this post, you’ll learn the effect of your teeth on your appearance and how you can use them to restore your youth.

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How Can Impacted Wisdom Teeth Affect My Health?

February 13, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — smile_fitness @ 8:46 pm
Woman has oral pain

The wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth that come in. They usually begin to emerge between the ages of fifteen and twenty-five, and they can all too often present significant problems for people’s oral health. A tooth that comes in sideways or crooked or that fails to emerge from the gums completely is impacted, and impacted wisdom teeth usually need to be removed for the sake of the patient’s oral health. Here are a few of the issues that arise from impacted wisdom teeth.

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More Than Meets the Eye: 4 Little-Known Facts About Dental Implants

December 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — smile_fitness @ 8:41 am
A patient holding a dental implant model

If you’ve lost some teeth, you may want dental implants. Fair enough – many view the latter as the ultimate tooth replacements. However, it’s still a good idea to learn all about them first. You’ll grasp whether implants will work for you that way. (Spending money on an ill-suited treatment isn’t a smart move.) Luckily, your Phoenix dentist can share some key details with you. Read on to learn some little-known facts about dental implants.

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Tips for Finding an Emergency Dentist When Dental Disaster Strikes

October 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — smile_fitness @ 12:20 am
Man has tooth pain

By definition, emergencies are unexpected. If you find yourself in a dental crisis, you’ll want to already know how to get the help you need. In some cases, you should see a dentist, and in others, you should head to the emergency room. Here’s how to evaluate your situation and the severity of your symptoms so you can know where to go for care when you have a dental emergency.

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How to Sleep with a Toothache

August 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — smile_fitness @ 10:09 am
Patient lying in bed and holding their cheek

Living with a toothache is never fun. It can disrupt every part of your life, from eating to working. Then, at the end of the day, it can make sleeping almost impossible.

In fact, it’s common for patients who are experiencing a toothache to find that the pain gets worse just as they lay down to go to bed. There are several reasons that this may be the case, but there are also plenty of things that you can do about that. 

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3 Important Reasons to Treat the Smiles of Seniors in Assisted Living

March 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — smile_fitness @ 10:44 am
a senior woman smiling as she gets her teeth taken care of by her dentist

Whether you have a grandmother who has been a consistent source of support in your life or an elderly neighbor who has always been helpful and reliable, you know how much value the older generations hold. That’s why it’s important to take care of them as they have tended so many people over the years. One way to help them in their later years is to be sure they receive proper dental care while in assisted living. If a senior’s smile is neglected, it can cause some serious issues for them. Here are three reasons to keep their pearly whites and gums in top condition through preventive dental care!

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How Veneers Can Instantly Straighten Your Smile

January 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — smile_fitness @ 10:50 pm
closeup of patient smiling

Find yourself hiding your smile every chance you get? Many people feel self-conscious because their teeth are mildly or severely misaligned. If you don’t want to commit to orthodontic treatment, you may think that you’re out of options. Well, that’s not the case at all! You can always consider instant orthodontics with veneers. Read on to learn more about this solution and the benefits you’ll reap.  

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Does Getting a Dental Crown Hurt?

October 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — smile_fitness @ 6:29 pm
Illustration of a dental crown being placed.

Dental crowns are among the most effective means of restoring damaged or compromised teeth—however, even though they’re meant to help, some patients feel apathetic about receiving them, mostly due to concerns about pain. But if you’re slated to receive a crown, you have nothing to worry about; getting them is relatively painless and quite straightforward. Keep reading to learn more about dental crowns, including their many uses and what your dentist will do to ensure your comfort while you receive yours.

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