Category Archives: Cosmetic Dentistry

Lighten Your Smile

When you flip through the pages of a magazine, it’s easy to see what makes a beautiful smile: full lips, healthy, pink gums and glistening white teeth. If you’re like many Americans, however, your smile may not fulfill all of these criteria. Many people suffer with discolored or black gums and less-than-white teeth and feel that there’s nothing they can…

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Lasers for Gum Treatment?

There are many factors that can cause gum disease, and the best ways to ward it off is by regularly brushing and flossing your teeth; however, many people don’t realize the benefits of keeping to the recommended routine. As a result, more than 75% of American adults over age 35 suffer with gum disease. Most of the time, the disease…

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Bone Preservation in Oral Cosmetic Surgery

A common and often unknown side effect of tooth loss is bone deterioration. In fact, people may lose 40 to 60% of their nearby bone mass within 3 years after a tooth extraction. Oral cosmetic surgery such as a bone graft is often needed to help to rebuild the bone before dental implants can be used to replace the missing…

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“The Long Tooth Smile”

Although I treat a lot of gummy smiles (a condition in which the teeth may appear too short due to a high lip line and excess gum tissue) I also treat a “long tooth smile.” This condition can be caused by a number of factors, including aging, gingival problems, or gum recession. A long tooth smile is more than just…

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Smile Makeovers

Lately I have noticed that more and more people are recognizing the transformative effects of a beautiful smile. Smile makeovers are now one of the more popular cosmetic enhancement trends and for good reason – an attractive smile can take years off your age almost instantly, making you look healthy and vibrant. Usually, a combination of procedures is needed to…

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