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Why Are My Gums Bleeding?

If you notice your gums have started to bleed, this may be the result of an injury or infection. Injuries to the mouth — whether from a sports injury or even just chewing a sharp food like chips — can cause bleeding that happens once or multiple times if the wound opens back up. However, unlike with an infection, gums that have been injured tend to heal on their own. Infected gum tissue tends to be a chronic condition that […]

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Teeth Whitening vs. Porcelain Veneers

Achieving white teeth is one of the easiest ways to transform the look of not just your smile, but your entire facial appearance. Depending on the type and extent of your tooth discoloration or stains, you may be a good candidate for popular treatments like teeth whitening or porcelain veneers. To know which can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, you may want to understand the concerns that each solution specifically targets. For instance, teeth whitening can address staining and […]

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5 Tips for Choosing the Right Dentist

Choosing the right dentist is critical to receiving safe, top-quality dental care and optimal results. The following are five tips to follow when making this important decision. Review Credentials and Experience – Take a look at your prospective dentist’s biography page and any other resources you can find online that discuss his or her educational and professional background. Key elements that can help narrow down your search and provide you with a good idea of a dentist’s reputation include how […]

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Dr. Mabry Co-hosts Dental Implant Webinar

Dr. Todd Mabry recently co-hosted a webinar focusing on dental implants, titled, “Don’t Miss Life with Missing Teeth.” The discussion involved Dr. Mabry and other dental implant professionals answering frequently asked questions about implant solutions. During the webinar, the doctors explained the basics of how implant dentistry works and the various benefits of choosing implants to replace missing teeth. Dr. Mabry also presented patient cases, including an interview with one of his patients who received dental implants.  Watch the video below […]

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CEREC® Crowns vs. Lab-Made Crowns

In the past, patients in need of a dental crown would need to schedule two visits with their dentist to complete their final tooth restoration. This allowed for the dentist to work with a lab technician for the fabrication of the new crown. As dental technology has continued to advance over the years, the sophisticated system known as CEREC® has allowed dentists to offer crowns in just a single visit. CEREC is a type of CAD/CAM machine that makes planning […]

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How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

Porcelain dental crowns are used to restore the form and function of a tooth that has been damaged, decayed, or weakened in some other way. As such a common tooth restoration, many patients wonder how long they can expect their porcelain crown to last. In most cases, crowns can last for a decade or longer when cared for properly. However, it is not uncommon for the restoration to need to be replaced or recemented after several years of wear and […]

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When Are Porcelain Crowns a Better Option Than Veneers?

Porcelain crowns and veneers are commonly used dental restorations that can improve the appearance of a tooth. Although they both can address concerns like chipped or cracked teeth, each restoration has a distinct purpose. A porcelain crown, for instance, covers the entire affected tooth, restoring its form and function while protecting it from further damage. A porcelain veneer, on the other hand, is a thin shell placed over the front of a tooth, designed to conceal cosmetic imperfections like stains […]

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What Are My Options If I Have Missing Teeth?

A missing tooth certainly impacts the appearance of a person’s smile, but many patients are unaware of the oral health problems a missing tooth can cause. When left unaddressed, the space left behind by a missing tooth can cause the adjacent teeth to shift position, create poor occlusion, and weaken the strength of the bite. Over time, the facial bones may even begin to shift, particularly when there are several missing teeth. Innovations in restorative dentistry have yielded more tooth […]

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Are Porcelain Veneers Right For Me?

Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry option because they can address several tooth imperfections simultaneously. By applying a thin shell of porcelain to the affected tooth or teeth, many common smile concerns can be easily concealed. In addition, dental veneers typically require minimal tooth preparation and can preserve the natural tooth structure. Candidates for porcelain veneers typically have one or more of the following tooth imperfections: Cracks or chips Stains or discoloration Gaps or spaces Worn or “short” teeth […]

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Top 5 Foods That Stain Your Teeth

Most people associate a white smile with health, youth, and vitality. Unfortunately, maintaining a bright smile can often be a challenge, depending upon your diet. For example, acidic foods can soften enamel and create a rougher surface that attracts stains, and tannins in food can cause stains to stick to the teeth. Additionally, chromogens—which are heavily-pigmented compounds found in some foods and beverages—can easily stain tooth enamel. If you are trying to maintain a bright smile, try to consume these […]

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