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What is Oral Thrush?

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Oral thrush is a superficial yeast fungal infection that develops on the mucous membranes within the mouth and throat. Also known as oral candidiasis, oral thrush can occur in adults and in children, with infants and denture-wearers being the most

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Lumineers: The ‘No Preparation Dental Veneers’

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Lumineers are essentially custom designed veneers—with a few differences. The appeal for most is the fact that they are painless, meaning there are no shots and no drilling required. Another advantage of Lumineers over traditional dental veneers is that the

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Potential Problems Associated with Dental Implants

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While the dental implant procedure itself has a very high success rate, there is still a small percentage of patients who experience problems. Some of these problems are minor, and some are much more serious. The success of a dental

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Tooth Reshaping

Tooth reshaping, also known as dental contouring, is a great way for dental patients with minor aesthetic imperfections and tooth shape irregularities to improve the overall cosmetic appearance of their mouth. By removing small amounts of tooth enamel and changing

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What are the Differences Between Invisalign and Regular Braces?

Though the two different types of teeth straightening devices serve a similar purpose, Invisalign and regular braces are vastly different from one another. Below is a brief run-down of the advantages and disadvantages of both, as well as the specific

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More than Cosmetic: Gum Lift Procedures

A gum lift, also known as a gingivectomy or a gum contouring procedure, is a common cosmetic dental procedure that helps give patients a better looking and more symmetrical smile by reshaping the gums and gum line. Gum lifts are

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Space Maintainers

A dentist will oftentimes implement space maintainers in a child’s mouth if a permanent tooth is missing or in order to help hold the spaces created by prematurely lost baby teeth. Baby teeth, also known as primary or deciduous teeth,

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History of Cosmetic Dentistry

When you think of cosmetic dentistry, you likely think of dentistry that focuses on making the teeth straighter, whiter and more visually appealing. This is a fairly new dental specialty, as it wasn’t until the early 1900s that people began to care

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The Magic of Cosmetic Dentistry

Having an insecure smile ranges from missing a front tooth, visible gaps, or even slightly teeth discoloration. These are acceptable reasons for a person to feel insecure about their smile. Thanks to cosmetic dentistry, most all dental problems big and

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How to Find the Right Cosmetic Dentist For Your Needs

It is essential to make the necessary research and comparisons on the levels of experience of several cosmetic dentists in terms of their experience in the field of cosmetic dentistry before scheduling an appointment. One should duly research whether these

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