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Why Would You Need Veneers?

You know the saying: a smile is worth a thousand words. But did you know that this saying isn’t just a catchy phrase? It’s true! A person’s smile really can affect their esteem, and it’s no wonder why: everyone has a face, but not everyone has a perfect smile. And…
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What is a Root Canal? What You Need to Know About the Procedure

Are you experiencing severe tooth pain or inflammation? Your tooth may be decayed or infected. Fortunately, root canal treatment can help to repair and save the affected tooth, effectively eliminating the need to extract it. Today, roughly 25 million root canals are performed every year. However, before undergoing the procedure, you may…
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The Complete Tooth Extraction Guide

Everyone would like to keep a mouth full of natural teeth. However, due to some medical reasons, tooth extraction is necessary. For example, dentists may recommend an extraction if the tooth is causing pain and cannot be saved. If a dentist recommends tooth removal, there are several steps and post-care. What are…
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Pros and Cons of Teeth Whitening Kits

Have you been looking for an easy way to whiten your teeth? If so, there are many options for you to choose from, including a teeth whitening kit. If you’ve never used one before, don’t worry. We’re here to share all you should know about teeth whitening kits, including the…
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The Complete Wisdom Tooth Removal Guide

Were you aware that the average adult has 32 teeth? Four of these are wisdom teeth, a term you’ve probably heard many times before, especially in your late teens. Wisdom teeth (or third molars) often appear by the time you are 17 to 21 years of age. Not everyone gets…
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Pros and Cons of Invisalign

If you’re looking to straighten your teeth and feel more confident in your smile, you have several orthodontic treatment options at your disposal. At Summit Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer Invisalign, traditional braces, and more to help you achieve a picture-perfect smile. Today, we’ll discuss the difference between Invisalign…
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Cavity Prevention for Kids: What Every Parent Should Know

With roughly two weeks until Halloween, it’s a great time to talk about cavity prevention with your kids. As with all things, moderation is key. There’s no one saying that your young kids or teens can’t enjoy a piece of candy or two on one of the most fun holidays…
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Which Flossing Utensil to Use

If you’re not flossing once a day, now’s a great time to start. Flossing has been shown to extract food particles from the teeth and deter plaque, which can help in the battle against decayed teeth and periodontal disease. The question is: which flossing utensil should you use? You’ve probably…
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Is a Manual or Electric Toothbrush Better?

Are you in the market for a new toothbrush? If so, you might feel a tad lost as you shuffle through the multitude of toothbrushes in your local grocery store. Perhaps, you’ve used a manual toothbrush for years, and an electric toothbrush is starting to look convenient. Whatever you use…
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