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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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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! 


4 Factors That Affect Dental Implant Cost

April 6, 2022

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Close-up of dental implant in front of a stack of money

You’ll probably want to consider treatment costs before fully committing to dental implants. After all, you can only benefit from a dental procedure when you can afford it. However, you should know that estimating implants’ prices isn’t always straightforward. Several facts can influence how much you need to pay for them.

Four key factors that affect dental implant cost are listed below. Learn about them so you’ll be ready to reimburse your dentist when the time comes.


How Safe Is Nitrous Oxide Sedation?

February 11, 2022

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Young child at the dentist receiving nitrous oxide sedation.

It’s estimated that roughly 75% of all Americans experience mild to severe dental-related anxiety; so, if going to the dentist is a point of stress in your life, you aren’t alone! However, there are actually many ways of dealing with dental-related anxiety, including nitrous oxide sedation—also known as “laughing gas.” But what does nitrous oxide sedation entail and is it safe? Keep reading to learn more about this awesome and completely safe sedation method and some of its many benefits.


Why Whiter Teeth Don’t Always Correlate with Oral Health

February 4, 2022

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You don’t want to be a pessimist in life and always assume the worst, but at the same time, just figuring that everything is going to be fine without actually checking into a situation is also problematic. For example, some people may incorrectly assume having white teeth also means healthy teeth. In a dental Venn diagram, those two can certainly overlap, but sometimes your teeth can be bright and unhealthy. Keep reading to find out from your dentist in Marlton how this can happen and the process to achieve teeth that are white and healthy.


5 Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

December 8, 2021

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person learning about benefits of sedation dentistry in Marlton

If you suffer from dental anxiety or fear, sedation dentistry can help you feel safer and more comfortable during your visits to the dentist. Though easing people’s anxieties is one of the well-known perks of sedation, it also offers a range of other perks to dental patients. Read on to learn about five of the other benefits of sedation dentistry in Marlton.

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