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Saving Your Natural Teeth with Root Canal Treatment

With advances in dentistry and dental technology, there are now a myriad of options a patient can choose from when he/she meets the misfortune of having to lose a tooth or several teeth.  However, ask anyone who had tried having to wear dentures and they’ll tell you that nothing beats having and keeping your natural teeth, as dentures can sometimes become loose or ill-fitting that biting, ...

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Periodontal Disease Prevention: Causes of Gingivitis and Its Treatment

Periodontal disease refers to problems we encounter with our gums. This can be a very serious case that, when left untreated, may cause you to say goodbye to your teeth. But it’s not only your teeth that are at risk. Gum diseases have also been linked to other health issues such as heart disease and respiratory problems. Gingivitis Gingivitis is the first phase of a harsher form of gum disease ...

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Have Discolored Teeth? Check if Composite Veneers are for You

Oftentimes, people who have discolored teeth, either by medication or excessive fluoride or stained by tea, coffee or tobacco and are already unresponsive to bleaching, want their smile or appearance improved, without having to go through the process of getting a fixed crown since it may seem unnecessary to reduce a perfectly healthy tooth in size in order for the crown to fit over it. This is ...

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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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