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How Can I Keep My Dentures in Excellent Shape?

December 13, 2023

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Dentures

Dentures have allowed many patients to restore their smiles and their confidence after extensive tooth loss. It’s no wonder that they’re so popular because they look incredibly lifelike and are so comfortable that patients regularly forget that they are wearing them. While dentures are made of high-quality materials, they still require regular maintenance to stay in proper working order. Here’s how to take excellent care of your dentures so they look great and last for as long as possible.

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What Is Ozone Therapy & Why Does My Dentist Offer It?

October 4, 2023

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a concept of dental treatment with ozone therapy

Keeping your mouth healthy is no simple task—in a literal sense, it’s the very large task of controlling the billions of bacteria that live there, some of which are helpful, but others that aren’t very nice. This isn’t always easy, but your dentist is an important ally in this ongoing challenge, as they have all sorts of treatments capable of helping, like ozone therapy. This is an approach to dentistry that’s become quite popular these days as more people are considering holistic methods when it comes to their oral wellness. Continue reading below to learn a little more about what it is, along with a few of its notable benefits!

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How Dentists Can Use Ozone Therapy to Fight Gum Disease

August 19, 2023

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If you don’t want gum disease to lead to severe consequences like tooth loss, you need to seek professional treatment as soon as you can. But exactly what will that treatment look like? The standard method is a deep cleaning that consists of scaling and root planing, but some dentists can offer another approach: ozone therapy. If you want to protect your oral health, it’s a good idea to learn more about ozone therapy and how it can be used to reduce gum disease symptoms.

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4 Dangerous DIY Teeth Whitening Hacks

June 6, 2023

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charcoal next to toothbrush with charcoal toothpaste on it

A nice smile is crucial as it enhances our appearance, boosts confidence, and makes a positive impression on others. It can also contribute to improved social interactions and overall well-being. Achieving a white smile is desirable, but teeth discolor naturally due to factors like coffee, tea, and red wine. Seeking DIY whitening hacks online may seem tempting, but they can harm your oral health and teeth. Discover the risks of DIY teeth whitening and explore safer alternatives.

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Myth or Fact: Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening Products Work

April 27, 2023

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At-home teeth whitening kitSociety attributes an attractive smile to youth, confidence, and success. It can seem like everyone has bright teeth–from your favorite movie stars to top social influencers. If your teeth are stained, many over-the-counter teeth whitening products are said to provide amazing improvement. If you’ve given a few a try, you were probably disappointed with the results. Contrary to online ads and testimonials, OTC products don’t work. Don’t worry, your cosmetic dentist has the solutions you need to revamp your pearly whites.

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Is Cosmetic Dental Bonding the Right Choice for Your Smile?

February 17, 2023

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a woman pointing to her tooth that was fixed with dental bonding

Are there parts of your smile that you would love to fix? Maybe you have stained, chipped, misshapen, or gapped teeth that bother you. Well, cosmetic dental bonding is one of the quickest and most convenient ways to improve your pearly whites! But how do you know if this is the right treatment for you? Your dentist in Marlton is here to tell you what to know about dental bonding and a possible renewed smile!

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6 Benefits of a Routine Dental Cleaning

January 17, 2023

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Woman having a dental cleaningBrushing and flossing are your first line of defense against common issues that cause tooth loss. Unfortunately, your oral hygiene isn’t always enough to keep tooth decay and gum disease at bay. The American Dental Association recommends seeing your dentist twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. A routine appointment is more than a luxury. It’s a necessity. Here are 6 reasons you shouldn’t skip your semi-annual dental cleaning.

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Healthier Halloween Candy Alternatives & Other Goodies

October 24, 2022

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healthy Halloween treats for kids

Halloween is right around the corner, and that means it’s time to start preparing costumes, getting ready for parties, and buying candy to hand out to trick-or-treaters. With sweet treats as such a huge part of this holiday, tooth decay is something that may run rampant during this time of year. Fortunately, there are some other options that are better for the smiles of the kids in your neighborhood. Read on to learn about some Halloween candy alternatives as well as toys, school supplies, and accessories that you can hand out this spooky season.

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4 Things You Can Expect at Your Dental Implant Consultation

August 8, 2022

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young woman at a dental implant consultation

Have you been thinking about replacing your missing teeth? If so, you’ve likely heard about all of the benefits dental implants have to offer. For instance, they look and feel almost exactly like your real teeth and can even last a lifetime! However, you have to meet certain requirements before you can get dental implants. That’s why the initial consultation is important. It’s the first step toward rebuilding your smile! Here are four things you can expect your dentist to do at your dental implant consultation.

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3 Common Children’s Dental Health Myths, Busted!

June 8, 2022

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little girl brushing her teeth

Baby teeth are often associated with folklore. Many cultures have some version of the tooth fairy, after all. Coupled with the fact that children’s smiles are constantly changing, this means that a lot of misconceptions surround kids’ teeth. How can you separate fact from fiction and know how to best care for your little one’s growing smile? Read on as a family dentist in Marlton dispels three of the most common children’s dental health myths! 

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