December 5, 2023

Holiday Hors d’Oeuvres: 4 Smile-Friendly Ideas

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Charcuterie organized to look like a Christmas tree on a wooden background

The holidays are here and there are plenty of opportunities to indulge in some of your favorite sweet treats. That said, going overboard on sugary foods can result in cavities which would put a real damper on your festivities. If you’re hosting friends and family, offering healthier choices can prevent potential problems like tooth decay or gum disease. Keep reading for 4 ideas for tooth-friendly foods to pass around at your next gathering!

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November 28, 2023

The Do’s and Don’ts of Invisalign

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_stampe @ 10:59 pm
Closeup of patient smiling while wearing their aligners

Between the fact that you can eat whatever you want and you don’t have to buy any special oral hygiene tools to clean your teeth, Invisalign is a relatively hassle-free orthodontic treatment! With that said, there are some guidelines you need to follow, especially if you don’t want to add months or years onto the backend of your treatment timeline. To help prevent that from happening, keep reading for the do’s and don’ts of Invisalign.

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September 12, 2023

How to Fix the Flaws: Dental Crowns or Veneers?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_stampe @ 6:05 pm
CGI image of 3 teeth with a crack in the center one

If you have broken, cracked, or chipped teeth, it can be hard to know the best way to restore them. Thankfully, cosmetic dentistry has several solutions. Dental crowns and veneers, for example, are both excellent options when it comes to fixing those flaws. Each of these can improve both the appearance of your smile as well as your oral health. How do you know, then, which choice is right for you? Keep reading to learn about each method to help you decide!

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July 18, 2023

My Tooth Hurts! Will I Need A Filling Or A Crown?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_stampe @ 3:24 pm
Woman with brown hair smiling at dentist who is touching her jaw with a gloved hand

If you have a toothache or sensitivity when eating or drinking, then it’s time to make an appointment with your dentist! They will work with you to decide which restorative treatment is best for your situation. Pain and sensitivity are often caused by tooth decay, which can be addressed with a filling or a dental crown. Keep reading to learn more about each option so you know what to expect your dentist may recommend.

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May 24, 2023

What It Means If There’s a Black Line Around Your Dental Crown

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Concerned man checking his teeth in a mirror

Your dental crown has been serving you well for years, keeping your tooth safe while also letting you smile with confidence. However, lately you’ve noticed that a black line has appeared at the edge. This can be alarming, especially if you don’t know what’s causing it. Luckily, your dentist can explain where the black line came from and what solutions are available.

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April 10, 2023

How Dental Implants Can Prevent Facial Collapse 

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_stampe @ 11:20 pm
closeup of patient smiling after receiving dental implants

Missing teeth can lead to discomfort and self-consciousness surrounding your smile. Dental implants offer a way to replace missing teeth and regain confidence in your pearly whites. Implants are durable, long-lasting, titanium posts that look and feel like natural teeth. Additionally, they help prevent bone loss and maintain facial structure. They can also help prevent facial collapse. Keep reading to learn how.

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March 9, 2023

What Do I Do If My Invisalign Aligner Doesn’t Fit?

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person holding Invisalign aligner and smiling

Invisalign is a widely used orthodontic treatment due to how discreet it is. This allows patients to straighten their beam without bulky brackets and wires. Invisalign is also removable, which makes it easier to clean your teeth and lets you eat almost anything without issue. Though Invisalign is customized for your mouth, there are some cases when your aligners may not fit perfectly. Keep reading to learn what can cause this.

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February 19, 2023

Should I Be Worried About Swollen Gums

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person at dentist for gum disease therapy speaking to dentist

One day when performing your normal oral hygiene routine, you noticed that your gums look puffy. Whether they are painful, tender, or red, swollen gums are a sign that something isn’t right and it’s time to visit your dentist. But what can cause this? Continue reading to learn about some of the potential causes of swollen gums and what your dentist can do to treat this issue.

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January 10, 2023

The Importance an of Detecting Oral Health Issues Early On

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person discussing detecting oral health problems early on with dentist

For many people, the basics of caring for their smile include brushing, flossing, avoiding bad oral habits, and eating a balanced diet. Visiting your dentist every six months for checkups and cleanings it’s also an important part of keeping oral health issues at bay. If dental problems are already developing, these visits will also help your dentist catch them early. Continue reading to learn four reasons why detecting oral health problems early on is so important.

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December 11, 2022

5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier Smile

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Young people celebrating the new year2023 is right around the corner, which means you’re probably thinking about goals you’d like to achieve in the year ahead. While you might plan to eat better, exercise more, or save money, don’t forget about your dental health. Here are 5 New Year’s resolutions to achieve a healthier smile.

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