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Pain-Free Cosmetic Dentistry

August 15, 2023

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Woman with brown hair in dental chair holding up a mirror with a dentist wearing purple gloves behind her

No one wants to feel like their flawed teeth are the most noticeable thing about them. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry offers solutions that can address stained, chipped, or crooked teeth! If you’re like many who have anxiety about dental visits, however, you may worry treatments could hurt. Don’t let your fear hold you back from achieving the smile of your dreams! Keep reading to learn more about pain-free cosmetic dentistry.


Cosmetic Dentistry Is an Ancient Practice—How Far Has It Come?

July 14, 2023

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Laughing couple on bikes in city

Cosmetic dentistry as we think of it today really began in the 1980s when resin cement was invented, but this is not to say that people didn’t try to make their teeth more beautiful in centuries before that. You might be happy to learn that dental science has come a long way from practices such as replacing human teeth with those of animals and brushing teeth with vinegar and pumice stone. Read on to find out what dentistry was like in previous millennia.


How to Prepare a Dental Emergency Kit

June 6, 2023

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dental emergency kit next to a tooth

While keeping up with good oral hygiene is a great way to prevent most dental emergencies, for some people they’re just a natural hazard of the lifestyle that they lead. Athletes, for example, need to be ready to deal with a sudden blow to the teeth at any time.

One way to be prepared is to pack a dental emergency kit. Like a first aid kit, this pack contains everything you may need in case a disaster strikes. Here are a few things you may want to put in yours.


What Should You Eat After Wisdom Tooth Extractions?

May 11, 2023

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A man feeling pain after a wisdom tooth extraction

If you’ve just had a wisdom tooth extraction, you likely want to recover quickly. After all, a speedy healing process means less time feeling sore and achy! That said, you’ll need to follow the proper post-treatment diet. Not doing so will make the road to recovery harder than it should be. Thankfully, your local Savannah dentist is here with some guidance. Read on, then, to learn which foods to eat (and which to avoid) after wisdom tooth extractions.


3 Questions You Need to Ask At Your Cosmetic Dental Consultation

April 6, 2023

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patient talking to their dentist

Modern cosmetic dentistry is incredibly powerful, capable of taking just about any issue that you could be dealing with and repairing it. No matter who you are, a good cosmetic dentist can give you the smile of your dreams!

All that potential can be disorienting, which can make it hard to know exactly where to start at a cosmetic dental consultation. If you want to know some good questions to ask your dentist, here are a few that might be nice to start with.


Considering Veneers? Learn About the Placement Process!

March 12, 2023

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a woman getting veneers placed at the dentist

Are you unhappy with your smile? If you have stained, chipped, cracked, or misshaped teeth, veneers may be the perfect way to upgrade them. Your dental imperfections can be gone in as little as two dental visits by having this amazing cosmetic treatment. Veneers are thin sheaths of dental-grade porcelain that are placed over the front-facing surfaces of your teeth. They are natural looking and can completely transform your grin! Read on to learn from your dentist in Savannah about the step-by-step process of getting veneers.


How Dentures and Taste Are Connected

January 12, 2023

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person with dentures smiling

Are you missing several, a few, or all of your pearly whites? This can leave gaps in your beam and may also make it difficult for you to smile, laugh, and eat with confidence. There are fortunately a variety of options to replace missing teeth, including dentures. These restorations have been around for many years and are a great alternative to missing pearly whites. But, for all their benefits, dentures can have an unexpected effect on how things taste. Keep reading to learn about the connection between dentures and taste as well as what you can do to lessen it.


How Do Tannins Stain Teeth?

December 23, 2022

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Red wine, which has tannins that cause tooth stains

Depending on your situation, you might have discolored teeth. There’s no shame if you do — tooth stains are a natural part of life! That said, did you know your foods and drinks could be the culprit? Indeed, some of these items have tannins that can turn your “pearly whites” yellow. If you’d like to know more, your local Savannah dentist is happy to help. Here, then, is a summary of how tannins stain teeth and tips for keeping your smile white.


3 Holiday Foods that can Hurt your Teeth

November 10, 2022

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A fruit pie lying on a table

The holidays are about connecting with family, and one of the best ways to do that is over food. Whether it’s sharing meals or giving treats as gifts, good food can make us feel much closer to the people we love. That said, not thinking about what’s on your plate can mean a lot of trouble for your oral health once the holidays are over.

Thankfully, there are really only a few foods you need to watch out for, and choosing treats that are better for your oral health is fairly easy. Here are a few holiday foods that can be rough on your teeth and what you should try indulging in instead.


3 Ways Dental Insurance Saves Money

October 27, 2022

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Dental insurance claim formBrushing and flossing aren’t enough to keep your smile healthy. The American Dental Association also recommends a cleaning and checkup every 6 months. Dental insurance makes dentistry affordable; however, 35% of adults haven’t seen a dentist in the last year. The cost of care is a leading reason people delay seeing a dentist, despite having insurance. It’s a common belief that dental care is too expensive, even with insurance coverage, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Your dental insurance is designed to lower your oral health expenses. Here are 3 ways you can save money using your monthly investment. 


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