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How a Cosmetic Dentist Can Boost Your Confidence Today!

June 15, 2018

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A teenager smiling.If you have a smile filled with chips, cracks, discoloration, or other unsightly imperfections that make you feel embarrassed, it can really take a toll on your self-confidence. One of the most prominent features people notice is your smile, so using it to your advantage can make a big difference during first impressions, dates, and even job interviews! With that being said, cosmetic services are quickly becoming one of the most commonly requested treatments by patients, so your cosmetic dentist is more than prepared.

Learn how cosmetic services can make a difference in your daily life!

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Save Travel Time on Dental Care by Visiting a Family Dentist!

June 3, 2018

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A family smiling.When it’s about time for your family’s routine dental examinations and cleanings, is your first reaction to groan? Is scheduling appointments for each of your family members an exhausting process because you need to contact multiple dentists? Instead of driving back and forth to different practices, why not visit a family dentist who can help you save time and schedule many of your family members for the same day?

Keep reading to learn more benefits a family dentist can offer!

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Dentist in Midlothian Has Tips to Pick the Best Toothpaste

April 18, 2018

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Man brushing his teethNext to your toothbrush, the toothpaste you choose is the most important product that you have at home to protect the health of your teeth and gums. While you may think that they are all treated equally, there are several different types, each of which offer their own benefits. As a result, it can be difficult to determine the best one for your smile. To help you make the right choice, it is important to consider your own personal oral health needs and follow the advice of your dentist in Midlothian.
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How to Choose the Best Dentist in Midlothian

April 8, 2018

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Patient taking selfie with dentistAre you looking for a new dentist in Midlothian? Do not choose just anyone. You have unique oral health needs that constantly change over the years. Not to mention, you expect a certain level of care and comfort during your appointments. As a result, not all will meet your needs and expectations. To make a wise choice for your dental care, there are several things to consider when choosing a new dentist.
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Learn About the Long History of Porcelain Veneers from Your Dentist

March 15, 2018

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A person smiling.If you’ve been considering an improvement to the overall look of your smile, you’ll gain a lot of benefits through porcelain veneers. Luckily, veneers have been in use for many years, so dentists have had the time to perfect their use. This has made them far more durable and effective at covering up imperfections than previous designs and techniques.

No longer are people acting as guinea pigs when it comes to cosmetic treatments. Today, you can walk into the dentist seeking a brighter and whiter smile and know what to expect coming out. According to your dentist, it’s fascinating to learn how porcelain veneers got to where they are today.

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Which Mouthwash is Right for Me? Your Dentist Helps You Compare

March 5, 2018

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A person pouring mouthwash.The minute you walk into the oral care aisle, you’re slammed with mouthwash options. Not only are there so many brands to choose from, but so many types of mouthwash that accomplish different tasks. You have one that touts it bad-breath fighting abilities while others emphasizing their “alcohol-free” qualities. Just like many other products, these mouthwashes are only over-the-counter, which means there are prescription washes worth considering as well.

So, how does one sift through all the different types of mouthwash? According to your dentist, the key is to find a mouthwash that caters specifically to your needs. Today, he’ll explain what you should look for and how often to use your mouthwash.

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Got Sensitive Teeth? Don’t Lose Hope! Your Dentist Can Help

February 16, 2018

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A woman at her dental exam.Tooth sensitivity can occur in many ways, some even without out knowledge. For example, teeth- grinding can wear down your tooth enamel while you sleep. Leaky fillings received years ago can cause sharp jolts of pain when you least expect it. Even brushing too much can wear down enamel and make sipping your next cup of coffee extra difficult. However, you shouldn’t give up on treating your sensitive teeth just yet.

According to your dentist, there are ways to manage and even treat the pain and discomfort typically associated with sensitive teeth. Here are just a few ways to address it today or at your next dental appointment.

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Flossing Isn’t Just for After Dinner, According to Your Dentist

February 3, 2018

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A woman flossing.You may have noticed that your favorite restaurant offers toothpicks at the end of your meal to remove food debris from your teeth. While this is a nice gesture, it’s not a good way to remove food debris in the first place. What they should be offering is a box of floss or a floss pick, but that’s another story.

According to your dentist, flossing isn’t just for removing food particles from you mouth. It’s also about removing excess plaque and preventing tartar that builds up over time. To do this, you’ll need to incorporate flossing into your at-home oral care routine.

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Your Dentist Explores How to Pick the Best Electric Toothbrush

January 12, 2018

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A man compares toothbrushes.There are many different types of toothbrushes to choose from already. Now it seems every oral care company has to have an electric toothbrush just to compete. With so many products to choose from, it can be tough distinguishing their features. If this is your first time buying an electric toothbrush or you’re looking something to better fit your lifestyle, keep reading.

Your dentist has researched tons of electric toothbrushes and determined these are the factors you should consider the next time you start shopping for one. Your electric toothbrush should make cleaning your teeth easier and more effective, not unnecessarily cumbersome or uncomfortable.

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How Your Dentist is Helping You Improve Your Gum Health

January 5, 2018

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A man eating a strawberry.After you finish your dental cleaning, you hear the same mantra every time. “Brush twice a day with fluoridated toothpaste, floss once a day, and come back for your second cleaning in 6 months.” At this point you’ve got that info nailed into your brain. However, did you ever consider there were additional ways you could reduce your chance of getting gum disease?

Your dentist has a few tricks up his sleeve, particularly when it comes to the foods you eat. We know what foods to avoid, but what about foods that actually promote gum health? Keep reading to see what your dentist has in mind for your next meal.

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