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What Is a Smile Makeover?

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You have probably heard of full smile makeovers and if your smile could use some sprucing up, you might be interested to learn more about what that actually means.What Is a Full Smile Makeover?A full smile makeover is a comprehensive approach to dentistry that combines a variety of restorative and teeth-replacement options to achieve greater function and a beautiful smile.The first step of a smile makeover will require a comprehensive oral evaluation to identify any oral health conditions that might prevent you from seeking treatment. Some conditions that will require treatment first include:Periodontal (gum) diseaseMisalignmentDecayInfectionOnce you are healthy and ready to get started, you might opt to whiten your ...

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Could Dental Implants Make Your Life Better?

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The thought of dentistry improving your life may be foreign to you. When facing tooth loss, or living with tooth loss over many years, you might realize how important a healthy smile can be.A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry asked the question, “Do dental implants improve quality of life?”As it turns out, most patients in this study report that dental implants do make their lives better – both physically and psychologically. Here are some reasons why patients find dental implants improve their lives.Dental Implants Provide Better Dietary OptionsBecause they integrate with your bone, dental implants do not require changes to your ...

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Feeling Dental Anxiety? Maybe a Workout Could Help!

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According to a recent study in the Journal of Depression and Anxiety, taking a brisk walk for 30 minutes prior to your dental appointment can reduce dental anxiety before, during, and after your procedure.Exercise has been long known to decrease stress and increase feelings of well-being, so this should come as no surprise to patients who are regularly active. Exercise releases endorphins, the body’s “feel good” chemical, and also activates the prefrontal cortex and amygdala, the brain's stress-fighting areas.How We Manage Dental AnxietyIf you take a 30-minute walk and it’s just not enough, rest assured that when you arrive at Nederland Family Dental, you will be greeted by a ...

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Modern Dentures Exceed Patient Expectations

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Until the last two generations, dentures meant a fake-looking smile that was bulky and had teeth that were opaque and unnaturally white. Dentistry leaders and developers heard patients’ complaints and rose to meet the growing aesthetic demands of patients who wished for a more natural option.According to a recent study of 283 participants, most reported that the appearance of their dentures actually exceeded their expectations. This is great news for patients facing extractions or tooth loss!Feeling confident about your appearance is important, even as we age. People are living longer, staying social, and finding romance well into their golden years. Having a smile that looks attractive and functions properly ...

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Why Many People Opt for Veneers

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Wanting a beautiful smile is natural! If you have reached the point where you are ready to make a change, your research probably led you to the topic of veneers and whether they are right for you.Here are a few reasons that people opt for porcelain veneers for their cosmetic dentistry needs.Veneers – a single treatment for multiple concernsUnlike teeth whitening or bonding, which are designed to treat a specific problem, porcelain veneers can address a number of cosmetic issues a once.Slight misalignmentDiscolorationWear and damageMismatched teethGaps and spacingBecause veneers cover the natural tooth with perfect looking, porcelain tooth-like restorations, all flaws will disappear. Veneers can replace orthodontics, crowns, bonding, ...

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Ways Dental Bonding Can Improve Your Smile

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When considering cosmetic dentistry, knowing all of your options is important. One commonly overlooked cosmetic dental procedure is called cosmetic dental bonding. Not only is cosmetic dental bonding a less invasive option compared to crowns and veneers, it is also more affordable.Cosmetic dental bonding works by adding to existing tooth structure using a tooth-colored material called composite. Composite is applied in layers and hardened using a curing light. The dentist adjusts the shape and polishes the composite to a shine so that your tooth and bonding blend together.Here are a few ways that dental bonding can improve your smile.Keeping Healthy Tooth StructureVeneers and crowns provide great results for ...

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Do You Believe These Myths about Dentures?

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Many people feel that opting for dentures means a lifetime of sacrifices in function and appearance, but dentures have improved dramatically over the decades and fit and look better than in the past. This makes them a good option for patients with missing teeth.If you have missing teeth and you are weighing your options when it comes to tooth replacement, see if you believe some of the common myths, which might keep you from making the decision that works best for you.Dentures Look FalseDenture teeth actually look more realistic than ever because they come in a wide variety of colors and shades to match nearly everyone’s age and facial ...

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