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Why You Need Gum Disease Treatment Before Cosmetic Dentistry

April 7, 2022

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person smiling at dentist after receiving gum disease therapy

From small gaps in your grin to oddly shaped pearly whites, all smiles have their quirks. Though our smiles are part of what makes all of us special, there may come a time when you want to make improvements to yours. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry offers a solution. Though it’s a good fit for many people, those who have gum disease will need to have it treated before they move forward. Read on to learn why gum disease therapy is necessary before you have your smile improved by a cosmetic dentist.


3 Reasons You Need to Wear Temporary Veneers

March 15, 2022

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examples of veneers in Naples

Are you unhappy with your smile? If so, then you’re most likely considering getting dental veneers for your new winning smile. While the results are definitely promising, part of the procedure is going to require you to wear a short-term set. But why do you need to wear these temporary veneers? If you think of it like modelling a new set of clothes, then you’ll know there are several benefits in doing a test run. Read on to learn three reasons why your trial teeth are necessary for the final product!


What Are the Best Toothpastes for Veneers?

March 4, 2022

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toothpaste for veneers in Naples

Once you get your dental veneers, you can definitely enjoy the perks of a new and improved smile. With the proper care, they can last you for 15 years or more. And the best part…you only have to keep them clean like normal teeth! However, certain types of toothpastes are better than others at preserving them, and knowing which ones to avoid can help shed light on the best choice. Read on to learn the right toothpaste for veneers!


Cosmetic Dentistry—How Far Has It Come?

February 5, 2022

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smiling doctor of cosmetic dentistry in Naples

Cosmetic dentistry in Naples is a great way to beautify your smile, but it wasn’t always so advanced. Throughout the decades, there have been several unusual methods for revamping a person’s teeth, and some of them weren’t very pretty. Keep reading to learn a quick history of cosmetic dentistry to better understand the benefits we have today!


How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Make You Look Years Younger

February 1, 2022

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man admiring his smile after cosmetic dentistry

Most of us are familiar with the natural changes that occur when you get older, like gray hair and wrinkles. Did you know, though, that your teeth can also betray your age? Over time, your teeth go through subtle changes that may not make you feel confident about flashing your grin. Luckily, it doesn’t have to stay that way! Thanks to cosmetic dentistry, it’s easier than ever to enjoy a youthful smile no matter how old you actually are. Keep reading to learn how your smile changes with age and how your cosmetic dentist can help!


5 Perks of Porcelain Veneers

January 27, 2022

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woman learning about the benefits of porcelain veneers

Did you know that 80% of people are unsatisfied with their smiles? Though the imperfections of our pearly whites are part of what makes us unique, that doesn’t mean that you have to settle for a smile you aren’t excited to show off. Fortunately, cosmetic dental treatments like porcelain veneers can correct a multitude of smile problems and help you feel more confident. Read on to learn about five benefits of porcelain veneers.


Dangers of the “Veneers Check” TikTok Trend

January 12, 2022

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person watching TikTok featuring dangerous dental trends

In 2016, technology company ByteDance created an app that would soon skyrocket in popularity: TikTok. With over one billion active users, many people use the app for more than just entertainment. Through TikTok, you can learn about cooking, self-defense, fashion, and even health and dental topics. Unfortunately, not all the information on the app is as it seems. Some of it may even be a danger to one’s oral health. Read on to learn about one of the most popular dangerous dental trends on TikTok called the “Veneers Check” and the harm it can do.


Stages of Oral Cancer and How to Prevent It

September 16, 2021

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dentist doing an oral cancer screening in Naples

Each year, over 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer. Your dentist will likely perform an oral cancer screening during your biannual dental checkups to look for signs of this disease. The mortality rate for oral or mouth cancer is higher than many others, but catching it in its early stages gives you a better chance of beating it. To help you understand what the different stages of oral cancer look like, here are some things dentists may find during screenings and what you can do to prevent it.


7 Reasons Why You May Have a Bump on Your Gums

August 28, 2021

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man notices bump on gums

You’re brushing your teeth when you notice a change in the appearance of your gums. It’s perfectly normal to be concerned and have it assessed by your local dentist. In doing so, you can have the peace-of-mind of knowing what condition your oral health is in. Meanwhile, here are 7 possible contributors to a bump on gums.


What to Expect When Recovering from a Full Mouth Reconstruction

August 12, 2021

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woman happy with new smile

If you have several dental issues that require treatment, it’s often more advantageous to have them corrected as part of a pre-planned series of treatments. It can save you time and money in the long run. Depending on the number of procedures you have performed and their complexity, the recovery time can vary. Still, you’d like a basic idea of what to expect when healing from a full mouth reconstruction. Continue reading to get the answer.

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