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5 Facts About Dental Implants

January 25, 2023

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Model of single dental implantIf you’ve lost a tooth or two, or even an entire arch, dental implants can replace your missing teeth permanently. Although you’ve heard about their benefits, are they really worth the investment? Yes! Here are 5 facts about dental implants you need to know if you’re on the fence about replacing your lost teeth. 


Are Tooth Stains Hereditary?

January 10, 2023

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Woman having in-office whitening treatmentA bright smile is associated with youth, confidence, and success; however, not everyone has flawless teeth. Although imperfections can take many forms, tooth discoloration is a leading concern. Teeth come in many shades and tones naturally. If one of your parents has dark teeth, your smile is likely to match theirs. No amount of brushing will reveal whiter teeth. While you can’t change your genetics, your cosmetic dentist has the solutions you need to revamp your pearly whites.


Why Do I Have a Bitter Taste In My Mouth?

December 14, 2022

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a woman showing tongue due to bitter taste in mouth

Most people have experienced a bitter aftertaste whenever eating or drinking certain foods and beverages. This can typically go away after rinsing your mouth or brushing your teeth. However, some people aren’t able to get rid of the flavor no matter how much they clean. If this sounds familiar, then you might have an underlying issue that needs to be addressed with dental care. Read on to learn what can cause a bitter taste in the mouth and how your dentist can help you get rid of it.


The Five Best Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

November 5, 2022

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a patient after receiving veneers in Cary

If you’re self-conscious about the appearance of your smile and ready for a solution that can provide incredible results, veneers might be the answer you’re looking for. They can correct all sorts of minor aesthetic issues and flaws including minor chips and cracks, stains, gaps between teeth and more. Keep reading to learn more about five of the best benefits of porcelain veneers.


Can Porcelain Veneers Cause Tooth Sensitivity?

November 3, 2022

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patient receiving veneers

Cosmetic dentistry has taken the world by storm! In fact, it’s estimated that within the last five years, the demand for cosmetic dental work has doubled, meaning that more patients than ever before are opting to enhance their pearly whites. And one of the ways they’re doing this is porcelain veneers! These thin sheets, once bonded to your teeth, do an incredible job of masking any visible imperfections. But you might be wondering if receiving them can cause tooth sensitivity. Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about veneers and what you can do to manage any sensitivity that results from getting them.


Can I Be “Too Old” to Get Dental Implants?

October 29, 2022

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Senior man sitting in the dentist's office, talking about dental implants.

There’s a myth that once you reach a certain age, you can no longer get dental implants. It’s hard to say where this belief came from, but it’s become surprisingly widespread. Unfortunately, some of the people who’ve bought into it the strongest are those who could most benefit from permanent tooth-replacement solutions. If you’ve ever considered dental implants, here’s why you shouldn’t let age stop you.


Getting Veneers: 5 Steps to Transforming Your Smile

October 14, 2022

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Woman having a veneer placed on front tooth

Are there multiple things you want to change about your grin? Thanks to veneers, it’s possible to correct several aesthetic issues at once, letting you achieve the smile that you’ve been dreaming of with just one cosmetic treatment! However, there are several stages to the veneer process that you should be aware of before you agree to the procedure. Here’s a step-by-step overview of what you can expect.


4 Questions You Should Ask Your Dentist at a Checkup

September 22, 2022

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A female patient asking their dentist some questions

When it comes to dental checkups, many patients let their dentists do the talking. Doing so often seems like the easier route, especially for those who want the visit to end more quickly. However, you really should mention specific questions and concerns at these regular meetings. Otherwise, your oral health could suffer in the long run. That said, your local dental practice is here with some suggestions. Read on to learn four questions to ask your dentist during your next appointment.


3 Major Benefits of Seeing a Family Dentist

September 8, 2022

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People meeting with a family dentist

If you’re a parent of school-age children, your family may see several dental providers. For instance, you and your spouse have checkups with a general dentist in one part of town. Meanwhile, your kids get children’s dentistry somewhere else. However, there’s a much better option for you: a family dentist. Compared to other specialists, they’ll give oral care to your whole household. To learn more, here’s a summary of three major benefits you’ll get from choosing a family dentist.


Will Getting My Dental Crown Hurt?

August 20, 2022

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3D illustration of a dental crown

You may feel a bit nervous if you’re about to get a dental crown. After all, many people think the treatment is painful. Pop culture tends to depict the crowning process as uncomfortable at best and terrible at worst. However, these assumptions are unfounded — getting a crown shouldn’t cause pain! In fact, the real danger comes from putting off the procedure when you need it. Learn more in this summary of the matter from your Cary dentist.

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