Family Dental Care Blog | Smile Dental Center

What Are the Benefits of Gum Contouring?

Gums that cover a large portion of the teeth, often a result of genetics, may result in a smile that looks unbalanced. Gum contouring reshapes the surrounding tissue, which can cause an uneven or “gummy” smile. This condition may also be a side effect of certain prescription drugs or inflamed gum tissue. Patients are more…

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Understanding Different Types of Dental Bridges

Dental bridges serve both functional and cosmetic purposes. By closing gaps in your mouth, they help improve bite strength, restore your smile – and the confidence that comes with it! Compared to other restorative dental procedures, bridges involve securing a pontic (false tooth) between the existing teeth on both sides. This arrangement makes it easier…

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Are You a Good Candidate for Invisalign?

In recent years, clear aligners have gained popularity over traditional braces. Invisalign are removable alignment trays, custom-made to fit your teeth. This alternative to metal braces is taken out whenever you eat and trays do not have sharp edges that can irritate gums. As your teeth shift through each stage of treatment, you will receive…

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Best Cosmetic Procedures for Chipped Teeth

Cracks and chips in your teeth may be the result of general wear and tear or a specific trauma. You may get into an accident or bite into something harder than expected and part of a tooth breaks off. While the enamel surrounding your tooth is relatively hard and strong, it’s not indestructible. As a…

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Aftercare Tips for Professional Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening helps your smile look bright and stain-free but the reality is, they won’t stay pearly white forever – especially if you keep up old habits. Following your teeth whitening appointments, an aftercare routine is a good idea. Teeth have a layer called the acquired pellicle, designed to protect the more sensitive parts….

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