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Their First Smile: The Importance of Baby Teeth

September 20, 2019

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Baby teethFirst-time parents might not realize how important their child’s first teeth are. After all, aren’t baby teeth supposed to fall out? But the truth is that these temporary pearly whites are just as important to your little one’s oral health as the permanent ones they’ll get later. Here’s why your child needs to start seeing the family dentist as soon as the first tooth appears.


Which Foods Stain Your Teeth and What Are Your Teeth Whitening Options?

August 14, 2019

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Whitening Before and AfterStudies consistently show that a nice smile is one of the features people rank most highly in terms of attractiveness. But one common problem people have is developing stained or discolored teeth over time from years of consuming certain foods and beverages. Fortunately, by finding out which foods to watch out for and learning about your teeth whitening options, you can erase years of stains and help your teeth stay white over the long-term. Want to learn more? Keep reading below!


High-Quality Materials for a Lasting Dental Implant!

July 13, 2019

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older man smiling nice teethIt can be tough facing the reality of having teeth missing. That’s because each of them plays an important role in supporting your jawbone, chewing food evenly and creating an attractive smile. If you’ve found yourself in this situation, no matter how many teeth are missing, then dental implants in Monroe can turn your life around. What makes them so effective, though? As you read on, learn about the different aspects of dental implant placement and how the procedure can help you regain a fully functional and attractive smile!


How to Spend Less Money at the Dentist without Insurance

June 7, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — kingscott @ 6:42 pm

woman having dental work completedGoing to the dentist regularly is the best way to take care of your smile and keep all of your teeth for life. But for people who do not have dental insurance, seeing a dentist when it does not seem like there is a problem may be out of the budget. Fortunately, there is a good option available for those without insurance coverage — it’s called CareCredit, and it makes it possible to pay for large medical bills at the pace you are most comfortable with. Keep reading to find out more about how it works and whether or not you may qualify for this financing option. 


Dental Implants Help Your Dentist Give You a Lifelong Smile

May 21, 2019

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Dental implant graphic According to the American College of Prosthodontists, an estimated 178 million Americans are missing at least one of their teeth. As a part of this group, your affliction (known as partial edentulism) has negatively affected every aspect of your life. Your missing teeth have lowered your confidence levels, made it difficult to speak and hard to chew properly. You wish there was a permanent solution that would bring back your full, natural smile.

Fortunately, finding a healthy, comfortable and lifelong solution to missing teeth is not impossible. With the help of dental implants, your dentist can help reclaim not only your smile, but your life.


Is Laser Gum Therapy Painful? Your Family Dentist Explains

April 13, 2019

Filed under: Dental Technology — kingscott @ 1:16 am

laser dentistryAlthough it can be prevented, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates at least 50% of adults have a form of periodontal (gum) disease. The infection destroys the supporting structures for your teeth, which can eventually lead to tooth loss. The bacteria can also enter your bloodstream. As it circulates throughout your body, it increases your risk of a variety of health concerns, like cardiovascular disease. Now, your family dentist can use the latest advancements in dentistry to stop it in its tracks. Laser gum therapy is a safe and effective alternative to common treatments that is virtually pain-free.

Why Dental Implants are a Worthwhile Way to Replace Missing Teeth

March 8, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — kingscott @ 6:31 pm

older man happy smiling blue shirtIt’s a major inconvenience to live without your teeth. Not only is it harder to chew food, but it’s also more difficult to speak normally. Even worse, when any number of teeth are missing, it alters your smile and leaves you feeling less confident. Dental implants are the most effective form of replacement, but without the proper knowledge of how the procedure works, the process can be somewhat daunting. If you feel this way, then continue reading to learn how the process works so you can receive the care you need in comfort.


Is a Crown and Bridge the Solution You’re Looking for?

February 10, 2019

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graphic showing typical dental bridgeThey say that a smile can brighten up an entire room. But, if you’re suffering from missing teeth, then smiling may be the last thing in the world you feel like doing. A crown and bridge is one way to correct this problem. Today’s dental bridgework is more resilient and attractive than ever before, thanks to new materials and techniques that ensure patient comfort and beautiful results.


Want Better Oral Health in 2019? A Dentist In West Monroe Tells You How

January 7, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — kingscott @ 10:36 pm

Numbered blocks changing from 2018 to 2019 It’s hard to believe, but here we are again at the start of a brand new year! And if you’d rather avoid making the typical New Year’s resolution to get in better shape or eat a healthier diet, why not get creative and get your smile in better shape instead? Having a healthy smile adds so much to your overall quality of life and self-confidence, so it’s well worth it. And, fortunately, it’s easier than you might think to have healthy teeth and gums. You’ll not only have a smile that looks better in 2019, but you’ll also minimize the amount of dental work you need from a dentist in West Monroe. It’s a win-win! Keep reading below to learn more.


Crowns vs. Bridges vs. Dental Implants: Which Is Best?

December 29, 2018

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Emplaced dental ImplantCrowns, bridges, and dental implants are three of the most popular treatments for restoring distressed teeth. Each offers a mix of benefits and considerations.  Crowns are a good option when the base of the tooth remains viable. Bridges offer aesthetic advantages, and implants are the current state-of-the-art in dental medicine.


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