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Can Invisalign Fix an Overbite?

If you’re tired of having an overbite, we have exciting news: Invisalign can fix it! How? In this blog, you’ll learn: Important information about overbites How Invisalign can correct overbites How long treatment will take And more! Let’s jump in… What is an overbite? How to tell if you have one? A quick definition: An […]

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How Long Do Veneers Last? (Plus 3 Aftercare Tips!)

Want to know the secret behind your favorite celebrity’s picture-perfect smile? The answer: Dental veneers. They’re one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments – and for a good reason, too! This cosmetic treatment fixes a variety of smile flaws, including: Gaps between teeth Undersized teeth Discolored, stained, or dull teeth Chipped, cracked, or broken […]

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What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Do you have anxiety when thinking about your next dentist appointment? You’re not alone. Millions of Americans avoid the dentist each year due to this fear! But we’re here to tell you the solution many patients utilize before and/or during their dental treatment: Sedation dentistry. It eliminates any stress you may feel and relaxes you […]

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CEREC Crowns: The Ultimate Guide For You

We know life gets busy. Fixing your smile may not be your top priority when you feel like the process will take way too long and get in the way of your to-do list! Well, we have the perfect solution for you. With advanced dental technology, you can have a beautiful new crown in just […]

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What Is a Smile Design? (and Is It Right for You?)

A smile design is a cosmetic dentistry procedure to improve the look of your smile, but what is it really? Read on to find out! We all know the huge role a great smile plays: For young kids, a warm smile at daycare is the difference between crying and laughing. At job interviews, a friendly […]

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How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Quick summary: Dental implants are designed as a permanent tooth replacement, but how long they last depends on several factors. Many patients find that their dental implant crown lasts 10-15 years or much longer. When you hear of a dental implant referred to as a permanent tooth replacement, you may be wondering, “Do dental implants […]

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The Cost of Invisalign: Everything You Need To Know

When you have crooked teeth, crowded teeth, gaps between your teeth, or problems with your bite, a dental expert can use Invisalign to correct these issues. These clear, removable teeth aligners are used to improve your bite’s function, speech, enhance your smile, and promote better oral health. When it comes to correcting dental issues, you’ll […]

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What to Do in a Dental Emergency (Save This Just In Case!)

You break a leg; you go to the emergency room. They are open 24/7 and can help you. But what happens when you break a tooth? Or experience severe tooth pain? If your first reaction is to go to the emergency room, WAIT. In this blog, we’ll tell you why dental emergency consultations should be […]