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How Harmful Is Teeth Shaving?

In 2020, one do-it-yourself dental trend emerged on TikTok: Teeth shaving, in which a nail file or piece of sandpaper is used to shave down uneven teeth. The trend is not exclusive to this rapidly growing social media platform. Similar DIY hacks have existed for years on YouTube and beauty blogs. While teeth shaving is…

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When Do Dental Implants Need To Be Replaced?

Implants are one of the more secure, natural-looking restorative dental procedures available, providing a greater degree of bite strength. Unlike dentures, the patient does not risk implants slipping out or sliding around when speaking or chewing. Yet, implants are not the right choice for everyone; candidates need to have enough jawbone to support the metal…

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Whitening & Teeth Sensitivity: What Should You Know?

Medically known as dentin hypersensitivity, teeth sensitivity can be a risk following in-office whitening or overuse of an over-the-counter product at home. You may experience an aching sensation that often worsens after eating certain foods. Affecting the tooth and any exposed roots, the sensation is a result of active ingredients like hydrogen peroxide or carbamide…

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Bone Grafting for Dental Implants: What to Expect

If you’ve lost one or more teeth and want to improve the appearance of your smile, dental implants may seem like an ideal solution. Implants involve inserting a metal post into the jaw, which binds to the bone through a process called osseointegration. Once the connection is steady, an abutment and replacement tooth are attached…

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The Benefits of Cosmetic Bonding

Dental or cosmetic bonding involves tooth-colored resin placed over areas of your smile to improve its visual appearance. The procedure is relatively straightforward: The resin covers minor cracks, chips or other defects, then gets securely bonded to the surface of your teeth with ultraviolet light. The durable results of cosmetic bonding immediately correct the imperfections…

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