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Is Cosmetic Dentistry Right for Me?

June 6, 2023

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Female patient in dentist’s share looking in mirrorAre you embarrassed by the way your teeth look? You’re not alone. Few people have perfect smiles naturally, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with imperfections. You can invest in the smile of your dreams with the help of a cosmetic dentist. Contrary to what you might have heard, you don’t have to be rich or famous to benefit from cosmetic dentistry. Here’s how to determine if it’s right for you.


3 Questions To Ask At Your Next Dental Checkup

April 8, 2023

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patient talking to their dentist

Dental checkups are critically important opportunities for your dentist to check on the status of your oral health and to ensure you’re getting the care that you need. However, it’s also a chance for your dentist to provide information to you that could help you bolster your oral health.

To make the most of your dental checkup, here are some questions that it would be smart to ask your dentist.


How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Make You Look Younger

March 8, 2023

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person with nice smile thanks to cosmetic dentistry

Aging is a natural process that brings changes to our physical, mental, and emotional health. Along with bringing changes to our bodies, it can also impact our smiles. Cosmetic dentistry provides a remedy to dull-looking teeth for a more youthful, uniform, and brighter smile. Continue reading to learn about four common cosmetic dental issues as well as how cosmetic dental treatments can turn back the clock on your beam.


6 Risk Factors for Gum Disease

February 28, 2023

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Picture of someone smoking

Gum disease can be an incredibly serious condition if left untreated, which is unfortunate because it’s also incredibly common. It’s estimated that 50% of children and adults in the U.S. have some form of gum disease, which means that it’s worth knowing what might put you at risk for developing the condition. In that spirit, here are some of the biggest risk factors for gum disease.


Veneers or Crowns—Which One is Best for Your Smile?

January 9, 2023

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the before and after of a smile upgrade with either veneers or crowns

Are you looking to restore your teeth? Or perhaps you are just wanting to upgrade their appearance? Both veneers and dental crowns are two excellent ways to accomplish these goals! These dental procedures can help improve the look and function of your smile. However, you may be wondering which one is best for you. There are some factors to consider when choosing the right solution for your oral health needs. Read along to find out which dental treatment is best for you.


4 Ways to Appreciate Your Smile This Thanksgiving

November 9, 2022

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a thanksgiving meal in Charlottesville

With the air getting chillier and the festive spirit growing around town, you know it’s the magical holiday season. Families across the country are excited to gather and spend quality time together. One of the highlights of this time of year is enjoying plenty of delicious meals. While thinking about what you’re grateful for, be sure to keep your pearly whites in mind. Read on to learn several ways to show appreciation for your teeth this Thanksgiving!


Keeping Halloween Safe for Your Teeth

October 14, 2022

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Woman smiling with a bucket of Halloween candy

For many people, Halloween is all about candy. And while a sweet treat every once in a while doesn’t hurt, too much candy can greatly increase your risk for cavities and other dental problems. Fortunately, your dentist has a few tips that will make the Halloween season less scary for your teeth. Here are 5 things you can do to keep your smile safe.


Need a Dental Crown? Here’s Why You Should Get It Before the Year Ends

September 21, 2022

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man smiling after getting dental crown in Charlottesville

At your last routine checkup, did your dentist say that you need a dental crown? If you’re trying to cut back on expenses this season, you may avoid scheduling the procedure in an effort to do so. However, getting it done as soon as possible could actually save you plenty of money, especially if your deductible has already been met and you have benefits available. In addition, you can avoid needing more invasive and costly procedures down the line. Read on to learn more about why you should get a dental crown before the year ends!


Why You Shouldn’t Put Off Root Canal Treatment

August 18, 2022

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person holding their cheek in pain

Do you have a tooth that has a serious infection in it? If so, your dentist may recommend getting a root canal. This treatment is the only way to save and repair the tooth. Though it has gained a bad reputation over the years due to the rapid spread of misinformation, root canal therapy is virtually painless. If you decide to put off treatment, this could mean bad news for your oral health. Read on to learn more about root canals and why it’s important to get one as soon as you can.


Do You Make a Good Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?

July 7, 2022

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Woman smiling after cosmetic dentistry

Have you ever thought about the changes you’d like to make to your smile if you could? Pretty much anyone you meet wants to feel great about how their teeth look. Fortunately, if you aren’t comfortable with your smile right now, there are a variety of cosmetic options out there that can transform the appearance of your pearly whites to help you accomplish your smile goals. Continue reading to learn more about cosmetic dentistry and what you should know before making the commitment.

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