Do Something Sweet for Your Tooth

Ah, Valentine’s Day…a time for spreading the love, gifts, and marveling in the sugary-sweet candies that surround the holiday. However, the seemingly innocent candy that you eat can leave harmful events in its wake. This Valentine’s Day, make sure you know exactly how to maintain a healthy and gorgeous smile. Sugar affects the teeth in

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Is a Crown or Bridge What I Need?

Let’s begin with explaining what a crown and a bridge are. A crown is placed over a damaged tooth and looks like a tooth-shaped cap. It is permanent and they can actually match it to the color of your other teeth! They are created by a lab technician and are customized to fit in your mouth

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The Benefits of Straight Teeth

Many people contemplate straightening their teeth and often worry about the cost versus the benefits. There are many incredibly important benefits to having straight teeth. Increased Confidence and Self-Image!!! It is amazing how much your smile changes your level of confidence. People notice your smile or when you try to cover your smile. Straight teeth make

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You and TMJ: Not a Winning Combination

You suffer from headaches and they are gaining in frequency. You have been to your family doctor and checked your eyes to no avail. You are at wit’s end trying to figure out what can be causing these headaches. Where else can you go? Head over to your dentist or contact Dr. Craig Carlson for a

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Gum Disease Can Lead to Tooth Loss

Have you ever flossed and brushed your teeth and seen blood? Why does that happen? Is it a sign of something wrong? Do you ignore it? Do you panic? What is Gum Disease? Gum disease or periodontal disease is bacterial growth and production of factors that gradually destroy the tissue that supports and surrounds the

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6 Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are used in dentistry to change the shape, size, or appearance of teeth. Veneers are a great solution for people who have chipped, cracked, crooked, discolored or worn teeth. They are very thin pieces of porcelain that fit over your teeth and are natural in appearance without feeling bulky. Veneers are typically used for aesthetic

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Embarrassed by your Smile

Did you avoid the photographer at your daughter’s wedding because you didn’t want to show your teeth? Do you sell yourself short on career opportunities because you don’t have the confidence to walk into an interview smiling with your head held high? Do you catch yourself staring at other people’s straight, white teeth and wish

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Smile Makeover Story: Morgan

One of our most recent cosmetic dentistry smile makeovers was for Morgan, a high school senior. She wore braces in the past to close spaces between her teeth, but she and her mom were unhappy with the final result due to the shape and spacing of her teeth. When she came to our office, she wanted

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