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Wisdom teeth recovery

Wisdom Teeth: How to Ensure an Effective Recovery

Never fear! Your wisdom teeth are here! The idea of getting your wisdom teeth removed can be a little scary. Whether you’ve heard stories from your friends, or have never had a procedure done before, it can be hard to wrap your head around it. But never fear! It’s very common for a person to…
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Fluoride toothpaste can help sensitive teeth

Conquering Tooth Sensitivity: What To Look for in a Fluoridated Toothpaste

More Than Cavity Prevention: Other Uses of Fluoride Patients often believe that fluoride exists purely for the sake of preventing cavities, and while this is partially true, it is a bit more complex than that.  At its origin, fluoridated toothpaste’s primary goal was cavity control. Over the years, toothpaste has become far more specific in…
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Straighter teeth with adult orthodontics

Adult Orthodontics: Why It’s Never Too Late to Straighten Your Teeth

Many people associate orthodontic treatment with children and teenagers. While that is the most common age for orthodontics, adult patients can benefit as well. If you have any issues that call for orthodontic treatment, options like Invisalign and braces for adults could be the best choice you could make for your smile. Why Some Adults…
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You can beat dental anxiety

The Science of Dental Anxiety: How to Overcome Your Fear of the Dentist

It’s time to conquer the fear! Unfortunately, dental anxiety, or dental phobia, is quite common. Sometimes it is brought on by past traumatic experiences, other times, it is due to a fear of needles. There are many different reasons why someone could be nervous, or downright scared to go to their regular scheduled dental visits.…
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Family activities in Virginia Beach

Planning Some Family-Friendly Fun This Summer? 10 Kid-Friendly Activities in Virginia Beach

Time to explore! Summertime can be a relief for some, and a curse for others. Your little ones are home, instantly claiming they are “bored” and you feel like you are about to lose your mind. Sometimes, a little planning is all that is needed to help alleviate a few of those boredom days. Making…
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Immediate implants as a smile makeover option

Thinking About Immediate Implants for Your Smile Makeover? Here’s What to Expect

If you’re considering a smile makeover with dental implants, you may have heard of “immediate implants.” Unlike traditional implants that require a waiting period to integrate with the jawbone, immediate implants are placed directly after tooth extraction. You can leave the dental office with a new tooth, or teeth, all on the same day. But…
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Magnification in dentistry

Enhancing Precision: The Amazing Role of Magnification in Dentistry

Two Primary Forms of Dental Magnification Magnification allows dentistry to be practiced at a more refined level. While magnification has existed in dentistry for over 150 years, its application today is very different than it once was. Two of the most common forms of dental magnification are loupes and microscopes.  The Crucial Role of Loupes…
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You can beat dental anxiety

How To Conquer Dental Anxiety and Get the Dental Treatment You Need

What you should know about dental anxiety.  Dental anxiety is genuine and more prevalent than many realize, affecting about 36% of the population. And unfortunately, many people forego their visits to the dentist because of their fears. Doing so puts them at greater risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and other health issues. But with…
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What dental hygiene products do you / should you use?

How to Pick The Ideal Dental Hygiene Products for Your Smile

How do you choose the dental hygiene products that will actually benefit your smile? While the basics of good oral homecare may seem like common sense to patients, the reality is that more often than not, patients do not understand how to best choose from the products in the overwhelming and overpopulated dental products section…
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Help your kid have good braces hygiene

3 Things To Help Your Teen Successfully Brush Around Braces

Set your teenager up for success by understanding how to care for their teeth while wearing braces. Having braces can be a life-changing event for a teen. Not only is your teen dealing with physical changes and leading a busy life with school, activities, and maybe even a job. Adding braces to the mix can…
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Understand wisdom tooth extraction

3 Common Cases That May Warrant a Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Why You May Be Better Off Without Your Wisdom Teeth Third molars, more widely referred to as wisdom teeth, are the most commonly extracted teeth. The reason for this frequently performed surgery is because the human jaw has evolved over many thousands of years. The average human jaw is no longer as large as it…
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Healing after surgery for dental implants

How Long Do Dental Implants Take to Heal Before I Can Eat Normally Again?

Understanding the Dental Implant Treatment and Healing Process Today, dental implants are the preferred option for tooth replacement in most cases. This durable solution restores the appearance of your smile and can help you regain natural eating and speaking abilities. Dental implants even protect your jawbone in the long term. However, patients still have plenty…
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