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Why is Enamel Removed for Porcelain Veneers?

August 19, 2021

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Model showing how much enamel needs to be removed for veneersFew people are born with flawless smiles. Besides genetics, various other factors can influence the appearance of your teeth, like poor oral hygiene or previous trauma. No matter the cause, it’s easy to feel embarrassed by imperfect teeth. Thankfully, you can achieve the picture-perfect smile you deserve with porcelain veneers. Although you know they offer exceptional results, you’ll need to permanently alter your teeth. It’s normal to be concerned about how much enamel needs to be removed for veneers. Modern veneers are ultra-thin, so you’ll keep more of your tooth’s structure intact.

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Teeth Whitening – Should You Choose a Professional Take-Home Kit or Store-Bought?

July 22, 2021

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Woman pointing to her teeth

Discoloration can happen as the result of numerous different factors. This includes tobacco products, drinking pigmented beverages, and aging. While it’s a natural part of life, tooth discoloration is still something that we consider to be unsightly and are insecure of. The good news is that there are teeth whitening options available to help you get the white teeth you have always wanted, but what type should you pick? It is a good idea to avoid the store-bought whitening treatments and opt for a take-home whitening kit from your dentist instead. Continue reading to learn why.

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5 Tips to Choose the Best Toothpaste

June 12, 2021

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Toothbrush with toothpasteYour first line of defense against cavity-causing bacteria is your toothbrush and toothpaste. You know you should use a soft-bristled toothbrush to clean your teeth twice daily, but are you using the right toothpaste? Not all types of toothpaste are the same, and you have unique dental needs. You can ensure you’re providing your smile with maximum protection by using 5 tips when selecting toothpaste.

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How Does Tooth Enamel Last a Lifetime?

May 2, 2021

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Woman smiling

Your tooth enamel is the hardest substance of your entire body, but it cannot grow back. The enamel you have right now is the only enamel that you will have for the rest of your life once your permanent teeth come in, but how is this possible? This occurs because of the microscopic structure of this protective layer of your teeth. Read on to learn more about the longevity of tooth enamel and what you can do to make it last for the rest of your life.

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3 Diet Trends That Can Do More Harm Than Good to Your Smile

April 13, 2021

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a young woman standing outside enjoying the weather and showing off her smile

Are you looking for the next weight loss solution to help you shed pounds, feel more energized, and embrace greater confidence? Have you tried all the popular solutions with no luck? Maybe you’re looking to start eating healthier and exercising more. No matter what you decide to do to take better care of your overall health and wellbeing, make sure you don’t fall victim to diet trends that can harm your smile. Read on to learn why certain “seemingly healthy” solutions can wreak havoc on your teeth and gums.

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6 Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

March 4, 2021

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Woman with porcelain veneers

How do you feel about your teeth? One of the great things about living in today’s world is the fact that you don’t need to settle for a smile that you don’t feel confident showing off. There are all sorts of different cosmetic dental options out there to help people feel great about the appearance of their teeth. Porcelain veneers are a popular option because they have so many benefits. Continue reading to learn what some of them are.

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Dental Gift Ideas for Your Valentine

February 1, 2021

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A woman wearing a white sweater with red hearts is holding an arrow with a heart at the tip between her teeth

It can be tough to know what to give to someone you love, especially with the pressure of Valentine’s Day. The hope is for them to show a genuine smile when they open their gift, so why not give them a gift that will help improve their dental health? Read on for 4 Valentine’s Day dental gifts that just might work.

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It’s 2021: Why Now is the Best Time to Invest in Dental Implants!

January 20, 2021

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Man smiling with dental implants in Oakton

The new year is here, which means lots of changes, improvements, and goal-setting for the upcoming months. Many look to transform their habits, health, and more to achieve the quality of life they desire. If you’re missing teeth, dental implants in Oakton can not only complete your smile, but they will restore your confidence, enhance your appearance, and upgrade your overall health. Read on to learn what makes dental implants so amazing and why now is the perfect time to get them!

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How to Combat 5 Common Winter Mouth Issues

December 12, 2020

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closeup of man with winter mouth issues

While many of us are looking forward to the holiday season, it can be a tough time of year on your health. As the colder weather sets in, you’re probably taking steps to protect yourself from dry skin and the common cold. However, don’t forget to take extra precautions for your smile as well! The cooler seasons pose a variety of problems for your oral health. Here are the five most common winter mouth issues and some helpful tips from your Oakton dentist on how to combat them.  

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Invest in Your Smile for the New Year!

November 2, 2020

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Woman smiling

As we’re entering the holiday season, many of us have probably already thought about what we want our New Year’s resolution to be. For some it may be going to the gym more often or eating healthier, and for others it may be taking some time to practice a new skill. But what better way to start 2020 than to enhance your smile and set yourself up to feel confident! Your Oakton dentist shares some of the benefits of cosmetic dental treatments and which ones are available to help patients want to show off their smile!

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