Will A Smile Makeover Help You?

If you’re one of those people who consider themselves down to earth, and who aren’t terribly concerned with the subtleties of appearance, you may consider the idea of a smile makeover to be nothing but vanity. Research has revealed that the benefits of having a smile we’re proud of go far and beyond mere pride, […]

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Foods That Brighten Tooth Enamel

Nobody likes looking in the mirror and seeing discolored and yellow teeth when they’re brushing their teeth, especially when they’re diligent about oral hygiene and the appearance of their teeth. While there are multiple over-the-counter teeth whitening agents available to the discerning patient, these are really intended to be used as a last resort and […]

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Am I Too Old To Have My Wisdom Teeth Extracted?

Having our wisdom teeth extracted isn’t something that anyone looks forward to, but if you’re one of the 50% of Americans who have wisdom teeth come in it may be part of your future. If your wisdom teeth came in a long time ago but you never had them removed, they could still be causing […]

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Gum Line Contouring For A Shaplier Smile

When people think about having a beautiful smile, their first thought is healthy white teeth that are straight and undamaged. While this is enough for some people to have the smile of their dreams, for others their gums are a little more pronounced than they’d like and cover up so much of their teeth that […]

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Why Root Canals Can Be A Saving Grace

At some point in our lives, we’ve all heard the term ‘root canal’ and had it equated to something terrible or unpleasant to endure. Consider the number of times the phrase “I’d rather have a root canal then…” some onerous event that the individual is making it clear they’d avoid in favor of this universally […]

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Set Your Expectations For Your Next Dental Checkup

Whether you’ve never been in to see a dentist or it’s just been years since you’ve stepped foot in a dental office, you’re likely wondering what you can expect from a visit to your dentist for a standard checkup. Regular visits to your dentist are an important part of making sure that you retain healthy […]

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Why A Whiter Smile Is About More Than Being Photogenic

Every day we hear more about teeth whitening procedures, whether it’s from our dentist or on commercials during our favorite shows, and you’ve likely started asking yourself “Should I whiten my teeth?”. There’s a lot of reasons why someone may want to whiten their teeth. Perhaps your teeth are yellow from a smoking habit you’ve […]

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Caring For Your Braces On Vacation Doesn’t Have To Be A Chore

If you’ve got a vacation coming up and you have braces, there might be some things you need to consider that didn’t occur to you. Braces have an effect on every aspect of your life, but that doesn’t mean they need to get in the way of your next great adventure. With just a little […]

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Are Veneers Right For You?

Living with imperfect teeth, whether they’re discolored or crooked, can often leave one wishing there was a solution that would help give them the perfect smile they’ve always dreamed of. For those who already know about veneers there are often questions about whether or not these are a good solution for their dental concerns, but […]

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Getting A Beautiful Smile With Teeth Contouring

We all know there are answers out there for major problems with our teeth, such as implants for missing teeth or crowns and veneers for damaged ones, but fewer of us are aware there’s a simpler solution for minor cosmetic issues. That procedure is known as dental contouring or reshaping, and it can be the […]

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The History of Dental Implants

Dental Implants are big news right now in the dental industry, and they’re one of the services that are offered by Midtown Dental Care.  While they are only recently becoming a commonly talked about procedure, implants have in fact been around for a surprisingly long time. Below we’ll go into the fascinating history of these […]

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Maintenance After Invisalign

Now that you have completed the invisalign process, you are left with the perfect smile. However, it is important to take certain measures to maintain this smile. By following the guidelines below, you can be sure that your smile will stay as perfect as the day you completed your invisalign treatment. It is especially important […]

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Keeping Gums Healthy

Nowadays, being diagnosed with gum disease is a common occurrence. There are also individuals who are affected by gum disease who don’t even know it, since gum disease does not always have obvious symptoms. However, while gum disease is a common dental issue, there are things that can be done to keep your gums healthy […]

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The Anatomy of Your Teeth

Have you ever wondered what lies below the surface of your teeth? Our teeth have many essential structures and each of these structures have a different function. Understanding both the structures and their specific function, is important information to help you take better care of your teeth. Crown: This is the visible part of your […]

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Common Dental Emergencies and First Aid

Like many other emergencies, dental emergencies can occur at any time for any reason. While some people may be trained in first aid, often those practices may not always be applicable for dental emergencies. Listed below are some common dental emergencies and the first aid necessary to respond to those emergencies until  a trip to […]

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Why Checkups Are Essential?

Paying regular visits to your dentist is never an easy or a convenient task. A lot of people find excuses not to do so, but perhaps the following reasons might convince you to show more interest:

The ability to detect oral cancer and other diseases

Oral cancer is a serious disease of the mouth, and there are various ways through it can manifest. Without proper investigation, oral cancer can easily develop and spread at an incredibly sporadic rate. However, at its initial stage, oral cancer can easily be done away with.

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Common Dental Myths

Let’s face it: the dentist isn’t often a person’s first choice of people to see when it comes to living their day to day life. But seeing the dentist is one of the best things you can do to improve not just your oral health, but also your overall health. Unfortunately, for many people, they […]

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The Systemic Effects of Poor Oral Hygiene

Your mouth is the gateway to your entire body. It might sound weird to say out loud, but when you think of your mouth that way you suddenly see that it is closely tied to the health of your body as a whole. In fact, your oral hygiene has the ability to have a positive […]

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Stop Being So Sensitive: Ending Tooth Sensitivity With Your Dentist’s Aid

When your teeth suffer from pain when chewing, or are particularly sensitive to hot and cold foods, sometimes we wish we could understand what was happening and set it all right again. Millions of adults in the US suffer from teeth sensitivity either chronically or intermittently. Thankfully the causes of tooth sensitivity are well-known, and […]

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Sleep Apnea

It’s a hot buzzword these days, Sleep Apnea, but it isn’t new. Sleep Apnea is a term that described a condition where an individual briefly stops breathing repeatedly through the night, or simply takes very shallow breaths. This stop can be brief, lasting only a few seconds, to lasting a number of minutes. In severe […]

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Teeth Grinding Can Ruin Your Smile

Teeth grinding or jaw clenching are also known as bruxism. One of the most common reasons patients come in for a visit, this condition can lead to a wide variety of oral problems that are painful and require extensive treatment. Bruxism can occur during the day or at night. During sleep bruxism a person grinds […]

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Dental Health and Your Diet

Oral Health and Your Diet

Your body works hard to convert the foods you eat into energy. You may not think twice about what you are eating – especially when it comes to grabbing an afternoon snack or sipping on a vanilla latte on your commute. But the food you put in your mouth affects more than just your waistline. […]

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