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How Root Canal Therapy Can Prevent an Extraction

When a tooth is damaged, sometimes it can easily be repaired with a dental filling or a crown. However, if the damage or decay is extensive, it could cause an infection in the pulp of the tooth. In cases such …

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Is My Dental Crown Going Bad?

Most people don’t think about their dental crown once it is in place, unless you notice a problem like pain, irritation, or looseness of the restoration. If experience any concerns with a new or old dental crown, contact Walnut Pond …

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Do You Really Need a Root Canal? Are There Other Options?

If you’ve been told you need a root canal, you may feel some hesitation to seek care. Root canal therapy has a bad reputation, but it’s actually the best way to save a failing tooth. If you’ve ever wondered whether …

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The Truth About Store-Bought Teeth Whiteners

We are inundated with whitening products in the dental aisle at the grocery store, but do any of those products work? Since all teeth whiteners use the same active ingredient, hydrogen peroxide—yes, you can achieve some modest results with store-bought …

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Tired of Your “Gummy” Smile? Gum Contouring Can Correct This Condition

It’s not something you think about unless it applies to you, but many patients are unhappy with their smiles because they have too much gum showing, and not enough tooth. Why does this happen? It’s due to genetic factors, mostly, …

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Orthodontics for Every Age

It’s never too early or too late to think about orthodontics for misaligned and crowded teeth. Both children and adults can benefit from realigning a crooked smile—and there are considerable health benefits, as well. We think of teeth as being …

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Are Implant-Supported Dentures Worth the Cost and Day Surgery?

Losing your teeth is never a fun experience. No one wants to lose the teeth they were born with, but it’s a very common occurrence for aging Americans. Advancing problems with decay and gum disease can easily take away your …

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Teeth Whitening: What You Really Need to Know, from a Cosmetic Dentist

You often see teeth whitening ads on TV or roadside billboards. A trip to your local drug store reveals an array of do-it-yourself strips, gels, and rinses. Sorting the facts from the fiction can be a challenge. Is the process …

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So, They Said You Need a Root Canal? Here’s What to Expect.

“You need a root canal.” Everyone dreads those words. But did you know that root canal therapy is actually quite comfortable with the use of our advanced techniques? In fact, the very purpose of the procedure is to remove the …

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8 Questions to Ask When Interviewing a Dentist

You may have heard that it’s a good idea to interview a few dentists before you choose a new doctor for your family, but do you know what to look for? Anyone can have a friendly conversation and feel good …

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