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Teeth Whitening or Veneers: Which Do You Choose?

August 25, 2022

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A patient receiving treatment from a cosmetic dentist

Even if you’ve decided to get whiter teeth from your dentist, you might not know which to choose. After all, many cosmetic dental treatments can give you a beaming smile. For instance, maybe you’re trying to decide between teeth whitening and dental veneers. Both procedures could transform your pearly whites, but they also have varying strengths and weaknesses. Luckily, your Agawam cosmetic dentist can help out. Read on to learn whether to get teeth whitening or veneers based on their positives and negatives.

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4 Tools Used to Make Flawless Porcelain Veneers

August 18, 2022

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Close-up of teeth with porcelain veneers

Compared to crowns, dental fillings, and dentures, veneers haven’t been around for that long. While the former treatments have been around hundreds or thousands of years, the latter service was only invented in 1928. Furthermore, the first veneers were acrylic and depended on temporary adhesive. However, things have drastically changed in the last century. Today’s porcelain veneers rely on cutting-edge technology to ensure they fit perfectly and flawlessly. To prove it, here are three dental tools that dentists use to make these ceramic layers truly transformative.

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Can Veneers Be Made from Different Materials?

July 21, 2022

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Woman smiling with veneers

If you’re unhappy with the current appearance of your smile, you don’t need to settle for it. There is a wide variety of cosmetic solutions out there that can help you achieve the goals you have for your smile. Veneers are one of the most common options thanks to their numerous benefits and ability to leave you with a picture-perfect smile. Continue reading to learn more about veneers as well as the different materials they can be crafted from.

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The Long Evolution of Dental Implants

July 12, 2022

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Illustration of dental implants

In dentistry, one of the most effective treatments has always been dental implants. They stay secure and complete your smile by fusing with your jawbone! Given dentists’ emphasis on safety and success, though, you might expect implants appeared only recently. However, you’d be wrong —they’ve existed for thousands of years. After all, human beings have always wanted to solve tooth loss. Here’s a summary of dental implants’ evolution for those interested in learning more.

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4 Reasons Why Dental Implants Are Successful

June 8, 2022

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3D render of dental implant in jaw

One of the biggest selling-points for dental implants is that they rarely fail in the long-term. In fact, the dental implant success rate is over 95%! Most people who get them can remain confident that their restored smile will last quite a while. As for why implants work so well, it isn’t a secret — their placement relies on several factors that help boost effectiveness. To learn more, here’s a summary of four things that make dental implants a highly successful dental treatment.

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5 Steps for Handling a Chipped Tooth

May 17, 2022

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Model of a chipped toothYour teeth are protected by the hardest substance in your body. Enamel is the outer layer of your tooth that protects the underlying dentin and pulp. Although it is strong, it isn’t indestructible. A chipped tooth can happen without any warning, but don’t panic. Here are 5 steps you can take at home until you can see your emergency dentist. 

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How Dental Implants Will Give You Confidence!

April 23, 2022

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Smiling woman looking into hand mirror

It isn’t easy to carry yourself with poise when you’re missing a few teeth. After all, large gaps in your smile, difficulty chewing, and other complications of tooth loss can make feeling confident near impossible. You may live a good life, but part of you may still worry about your smile and what it conveys to others.

However, you can restore your self-esteem simply by getting some dental implants. To learn more, read this summary of dental implants and their positive effects on confidence!

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Why Do My Teeth Hurt When I Exercise?

March 7, 2022

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two people sitting with tooth pain in Agawam

You’re at the gym getting your reps in when you begin to feel tooth pain. You don’t remember biting anything hard or hurting yourself, but the sensation seems to continue as your exercise. While it may not be a dental emergency, it could be a sign of developing dental issues that’ll need to be addressed. Read on to learn several reasons your teeth might hurt during your workout.

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Does Dental Insurance Cover the Cost of Emergency Visits?

January 6, 2022

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dark haired man with a toothache orange background

A dental emergency is something like a sudden toothache or a broken tooth that takes you by surprise and leaves you needing professional attention urgently. Unlike your routine, twice annual checkups and cleanings, these appointments are not planned for – and that may leave you wondering how your dental insurance coverage will work in these cases. Fortunately, most people can receive help from their providers. Keep reading to learn more about how dental insurance applies to emergency treatments. 

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5 Foods and Objects that May Cause Dental Emergencies

December 2, 2021

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woman chewing ice cube

In 2018, over 2 million dental emergencies were reported around the nation. Whether someone broke a tooth from hard candy or got an infection after using someone else’s toothbrush, most of these emergencies came down to one factor: putting the wrong things in your mouth. Here are the top 5 activities and foods you should avoid to keep your teeth in pristine, working condition with a dental emergency.

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