2015-07-01 When you go to your regular dentist’s office and receive the hum-drum cleaning and flossing, it’s hard to imagine dentistry as an art. However, when you are unhappy with your smile, you need more than just a dentist to give you the gleaming smile you desire…you need an artist.
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2015-07-01 American adults love their coffee, sipping an average of three cups a day, or 587 million cups a year as a nation, according to USA Today. All of that coffee adds up, and many coffee lovers notice that their teeth pay the price for their caffeine fix. Why does coffee stain teeth?
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2015-07-01 f you feel self-conscious about your crooked teeth, then you are not alone! I have met many patients who have mastered the art of the “closed lip smile” after years of practice, because they felt ashamed or embarrassed of crooked teeth. Twenty years ago if you wanted to straighten your teeth, you only had one option: conventional braces with metal brackets and unsightly wires.
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2015-07-01 The confidence and happiness a beautiful smile can create is priceless, but the dental procedures to create that smile can get expensive, especially if you need procedures like veneers or multiple crowns. Many cosmetic dental procedures are not covered by dental insurance, and even necessary procedures (like a crown to fix a broken tooth) will not be entirely covered by your insurance.
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2015-07-01 You might have memories of seeing your grandparents’ or parents’ denture sitting in a glass of water on the nightstand at bedtime. If you have lost several teeth in your upper and lower jaw, you may be wondering if dentures are right for you. One big drawback of complete dentures is that your dentist will have to extract (pull out) all of your remaining teeth on your upper or law jaw.
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2015-07-01 Relaxation and the holidays – not two words you usually associate with each other, but you might want to change that to avoid premature aging. Studies looking at the effect of stress continue to mount, demonstrating that chronic stress causes biological changes in the human body.
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2015-07-01 For many children, teens, and adults, crooked or misaligned teeth can cause a lot of emotional pain. You may feel self-conscious when giving a presentation at work, speaking with someone at a cocktail party, or getting your picture taken with friends. As much as crooked teeth may be hurting your self-esteem, they could also be causing you physical pain as well!
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