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Bleaching a Single Dark Tooth

Many patients will only have one discolored tooth and want to bleach it to match the rest of their teeth. Even one dark tooth can make someone self-conscious about their beautiful smile. Modern technology and advancements in dentistry have recently allowed us to be able to bleach a single dark tooth with various different dental […]

Store Teeth Whitening Trays Safely

Bleaching stents, also called bleaching trays, take care of your teeth, but require care in return. Store your bleaching stents inside a container in a safe place.   Think of Safety First Many of us have small children or furry family members, both of whom seem to have no qualms about popping whatever they find […]

Is Teeth Whitening for me?

Why do teeth discolor? As we age our teeth naturally discolor. Other factors also affect how our teeth look, like if we have been on some medications. What we eat and drink, such as coffee or tea, can stain our teeth as well.   Why would someone want to whiten their teeth? We only have […]

Sleep Apnea – who is at risk?

Obstructive sleep apnea is a common condition. About half of the people who have this condition are overweight. Men are more likely than women to have sleep apnea. Although the condition can occur at any age, the risk increases as you get older.  A family history of sleep apnea also increases your risk for the […]

Types of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a common disorder when a person has one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths during their sleep. Pauses in breathing may occur 30 times or more every hour. Typically, normal breathing begins again, sometimes with a loud snort or choking noise. According to the American Dental Association, sleep apnea is […]

Dental Implants for Senior Patients

Can senior patients (over 65, 70, 80) benefit from dental implants? Many people start losing their teeth as they advance in age. This can cause major limitations on their quality of life, facial appearance, and socializing. Dentures have been the traditional option, however, they have limitations. Implants are a much better choice when compared to […]

How Long Do Dental Implants Take To Heal?

How long is the healing phase after getting dental implants The standard dental implant process is a multi-step process. More than one healing stage may be required. Thus, the recovery time can vary, depending on the amount of teeth involved, the patient’s health, etc. Here is a list of steps that happen between the procedure […]

Detecting Tooth Decay Under Crowns

If an underlying tooth is damaged, a dental crown can be placed in order to restore the protection and aesthetics of the tooth. People will often continue their regular eating and hygiene habits after the crown is placed because they assume the tooth is now protected like their natural teeth. However, the tooth under the […]