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Enjoying the Durability of Porcelain Veneers

Once a patient with discolored teeth has been deemed appropriate by Kennewick WA dentist Dr. Walter G. Hadley during an initial evaluation as an ideal candidate for veneers, the next question to answer is which type of veneer material would be best for him/her. If time and cost are not restrictions, a patient may well opt for porcelain veneers over resin-based composite veneers. Benefits of ...

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Cosmetic Dentistry: Preserving Your Pearly Whites

Ever wondered what other great purpose your teeth serve besides helping you chew and talk properly? Well, you might have forgotten that your teeth can also make or break your appearance and thus stir you into either a life of low self-esteem and lonely weekends or one with bright prospects. Having healthy, great-looking teeth can really become one of your most valued assets, but how do you keep ...

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Managing Your Dental Fears with Sedation Dentistry

If you are one of those people who do not look forward to going to the dental clinic, chances are you are one of the millions of Americans who experience some degree of dental anxiety.  If you are the type who would only be willing to receive dental care only when absolutely necessary, then you belong to around 20% of the population who have what is called dental fear.  But if you’re the kind ...

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Lifestyle Changes and Cosmetic Dentistry Help Solve Tooth Discoloration

Here are some everyday things that cause your teeth to have that ugly, yellowish color. You might be surprised that some of the items on this list are so common that you don’t even think they’re going to do much damage to your teeth. Causes of Tooth Discoloration Food and Drinks. Of course all of us need to take in food and drink liquids to nourish ourselves, but some of our favorite ...

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Getting Crowns and Bridges to Bring Back Your Beautiful Smile

A good set of teeth is essential for a beautiful, confident smile and this is what a Kennewick WA dentist can give back to a patient with damaged teeth with the use of dental crowns and teeth bridges. Besides strengthening teeth that have become weak from a fracture or root canal treatment, fixed crowns help to improve the appearance of poorly-shaped or discolored teeth. Likewise, aside from ...

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Get That Smile Makeover Through Cosmetic Dentistry

First impressions count. During a job interview, a corporate presentation, or a romantic date, your smile can either put you in a bad position or work to your advantage. Based on a study by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 99.7% or almost all adults believe that a person’s smile is a great social asset while 74% feel that an unattractive one can negatively affect an individual’s ...

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Denture-Retention Implants: The Best Way to Secure Lower Dentures

Dentures can affect and change your life significantly. The way you eat, talk, and socialize may totally be different compared to when you had your real set of teeth still intact. There can be a lot of problems connected to dentures that make life difficult for people who use them. A common complaint is about the lower dentures and how it easily dislodges in the mouth. The solution: ...

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Avoid Heart Health Problems by Keeping Gum Disease in Check

Who would have thought that poor oral and dental hygiene can lead to heart ailments, but this is actually what statistics indicate.  Although the direct association has not yet been fully established, studies show that periodontal disease, or gum disease, increases the risk of heart disease, with people with gum disease almost twice as likely to develop coronary artery disease. How Gum Disease ...

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Veneers: A Naturally Looking Smile

Flash a naturally looking smile with veneers. Dental veneers are customized thin shells made of tooth-colored materials designed to improve the appearance of your front teeth. These thin shells are bonded to your teeth and modify their size, shape, color and length. Veneers are usually made from porcelain and composite resin materials. Most patients choose veneers because of its appearance, ...

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How to Prevent Periodontal Disease

How do you prevent gum disease? This is one of the most common questions we hear from our patients. Sadly, the realization only emerges after the condition becomes worse. Periodontal or gum disease is an inflammatory disease of the gum and tissue that surrounds and supports the teeth. If left untreated, it will lead to tooth loss. Periodontal disease is categorized into to two: Gingivitis and ...

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