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Do Veneers Cause Tooth Sensitivity?

June 14, 2022

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woman with sensitive teeth after getting veneers in Castle Shannon

Are you struggling with multiple minor flaws in your teeth, such as chips, cracks, or stains? If you want to get the ultimate smile makeover, then you’re probably considering getting veneers! This treatment can address most imperfections by changing the color, size, and shape of your pearly whites. However, since you’ll need to have a small amount of your enamel removed for your veneers, you may wonder if this’ll cause teeth sensitivity. Keep reading to learn what you should expect from the procedure.

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5 Causes of Gray Teeth and How to Fix Them

May 16, 2022

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person smiling after having gray teeth fixed

When it comes to smiles, many people dream of having bright, white, and brag-worthy teeth. from eating right to practicing good oral hygiene, there are several ways you can work to prevent them from becoming yellow and dull, but what does it mean if your teeth start to look gray? Read on to learn about five things that may cause your teeth to turn gray and what can be done to fix this cosmetic issue.

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Is Cosmetic Dentistry Safe?

April 13, 2022

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person smiling at their cosmetic dentist’s office

Though all smiles have their quirks, things like chips, cracks, and gaps can keep people from loving their pearly whites. Fortunately, there is a range of cosmetic dental treatments that can correct these issues to give you a more gorgeous grin. Though it can make your smile look lovelier, is cosmetic dentistry safe? Read on to learn the answer to this question as well as what services are available to you.

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A Healthy Heart Starts with Your Smile

February 13, 2022

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Hands holding plastic red heartFebruary is known for decorative cards and candy, but Valentine’s Day isn’t the only reason to focus on hearts. It is also American Heart Health Month, dedicated to raising awareness to factors that can affect your heart in negative ways. A poor diet or smoking aren’t the only dangers to your cardiovascular system. Your dental health can also increase your risk of heart disease. As the leading cause of death in the US, here’s how a healthy smile can be the first step to improving your heart health.

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What Determines If I’m a Viable Dental Implant Candidate?

December 4, 2021

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woman holding dental implant model

If you have missing teeth, your research for replacement options is liable to lead you to a singular conclusion – dental implants are the best option. But are they YOUR best option?

From preventing bone loss to restoring bite force to maintaining the shape of your face, there are so many benefits with a commitment to dental implants. A major factor in the decision is whether or not they are right for you specifically.

Keep reading to learn if you are a viable dental implant candidate from your dentist in Castle Shannon.

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What to Do If Your Child Knocks Out a Tooth

October 13, 2021

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family at dentist after child knocked out a tooth in Pittsburgh

If your child knocked out a tooth in Pittsburgh, it can be stressful to deal with and difficult to know what to do next to preserve their smile. It’s important to remain calm and schedule an appointment to see your child’s dentist as soon as possible. Until you’re able to get in to see them, follow the below tips to protect your child’s smile from further damage.

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Dental Hygiene Tips for Seniors – Keep Your Smile Bright!

September 7, 2021

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elderly woman with nice smile

According to the US Census, the number of US adults ages 65 or older is expected to reach 98 million by 2060. That means that 24% of the overall population will be considered senior citizens. As we age, our risk of certain dental health problems increases which means finding the right dentist for seniors is crucial. Here are some simple dental hygiene tips to keep your smile shining bright well into your twilight years.

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5 Benefits of an Intraoral Camera

August 29, 2021

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Woman holding dental mirror at dentistDentists can preserve natural teeth for longer than ever using the latest advancements in dentistry. State-of-the-art technologies provide better diagnosis and precise treatment plans to support optimal oral health. When it comes to your smile, you deserve to benefit from the best, but that’s not always possible if your dentist uses outdated methods. You can ensure your smile stays healthy and beautiful for decades with a dentist who offers modern services, like intraoral cameras. Here are 5 benefits of adding an intraoral camera to your dental care.

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Do Adults Need to Have Fluoride Treatment?

July 22, 2021

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Woman smiling after fluoride treatment

Fluoride treatments are recommended for children in order to keep their growing smiles healthy. But did you know that this is extremely helpful for adults as well. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that is released from rocks into soil, water, and the air. Because of its enamel strengthening properties, it is the active ingredient that is present in dental products, like toothpaste and mouthwash. Kids receive fluoride treatments during their routine checkups, but should you consider them as well? Continue reading to learn more about fluoride treatments and how the natural mineral can benefit your smile.

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4 Facts About Your Child’s Dental Health

June 16, 2021

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Young girl benefiting from children’s dentistryLet’s face it, children don’t come with instruction manuals. Sure, you can find plenty of books and guides to support their physical and emotional development, but most resources don’t contain much information about children’s dentistry. Did you know the health of their mouth can either positively or negatively affect their body? Although you know they need to brush and floss, there are 4 lesser-known facts you should know to nurture your child’s developing smile.

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