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What Are Temporary Veneers, And Why Are They Useful?

February 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drschumacher @ 2:27 am
Young adult with a perfectly white smile

Veneers can give you the smile of your dreams, the kind of smile you’re used to only seeing on red carpets. Even better, a good cosmetic dentist can give you those veneers in as little as two appointments!

Between those two sessions, your dentist will almost certainly have you wear temporary veneers. If you want to know more about why you may need temporary veneers, and what they can do for you, here’s a guide that has everything you’d want to know.

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Veneers VS Invisalign for a Straight Smile

January 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drschumacher @ 10:10 pm

Woman holding clear alignerAre you embarrassed by gapped or crooked teeth? You have multiple options to invest in a straight smile. Don’t worry, you don’t have to deal with brackets and wires. Instead, you might be a candidate for Invisalign or veneers. Clear aligners can treat many bite and alignment issues, while veneers provide a quick fix for minor concerns, like gaps between teeth. Although both can create a straight smile, which is right for you? 

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Can I Still Get Cavities with Veneers?

December 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drschumacher @ 7:07 pm
Dentist checking the back side of a young woman’s tooth

When you’ve finally had your veneers cemented in place, it’s easy to feel like all your oral health problems have disappeared. In some ways that’s true–-your veneers will make you look, talk, and feel better than you have in a long time. However, maintaining your oral health is still vitally important.

You might wonder if it’s still possible to get cavities with your veneers. They are made of porcelain, so you might think tooth decay isn’t an issue. If you’re wondering, here’s what you should know about veneers and cavities.

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Am I too Old for Cosmetic Dentistry?

November 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drschumacher @ 4:53 pm
elderly patient smiling in mirror at dental appointment

In the United States, 33% of people are unhappy with their smiles. If you’re part of that statistic, you may be considering  ways to improve your beam. That’s where cosmetic dentistry comes in. This refers to a form of dentistry that focuses solely on the look of your beam. As you get older, your smile will begin to show more and more signs of wear. This may have you wondering if you’re ever too old to undergo cosmetic dental treatments. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry can actually be beneficial for aging smiles. Read on to learn about three ways that cosmetic dentistry can benefit your beam.

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4 Ways a Cosmetic Dentist Can Fix Your Teeth on a Budget

November 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drschumacher @ 4:02 pm
person bout to undergo treatment from cosmetic dentist

Over time, smiles will start to show signs of wear. From chips to staining, these things can prevent your smile from looking as lovely and luminous as it once did. Fortunately, a cosmetic dentist specializes in a range of treatments that can cover up or correct these issues. Some people think that these treatments are only accessible to those who have money to burn, but there are several ways to make cosmetic dentistry more accessible. Read on to learn four tips that will allow you to attain a more gorgeous grin on a budget.

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4 Frightening Oral Health Stats

October 26, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drschumacher @ 2:24 am

Frightened man with hands upYou probably don’t spend much time thinking about your oral health, but there might be a few dangers lurking in your mouth. Even the most attractive smiles can have untreated dental issues that can lead to tooth loss. Here are 4 frightening statistics about dental health that may make you revamp your brushing and flossing routine.

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5 Reasons to Soak Your Dentures

September 14, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drschumacher @ 5:55 pm

Hand holding upper dentureDid you know your toothbrush isn’t enough to keep your dentures clean? They should also be put in a soaking solution every night. It’s not just a safe place to store your pearly whites for the night. Instead, soaking dentures is important for your oral and general health. If you’re not taking your teeth out before bed, here are 5 reasons you may want to change your habit. 

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Do I Need a Root Canal If I’m Not in Pain?

August 28, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drschumacher @ 6:11 pm

Root canal procedure on infected toothRoot canal therapy is one of the most common restorative procedures with 15 million performed annually. The treatment is designed to preserve a tooth to prevent needing an extraction. Contrary to popular misconceptions, you don’t need to have a toothache to require the procedure. Here are 6 reasons your dentist may recommend a root canal to save your tooth.

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Is a Chipped Tooth a Dental Emergency?

August 24, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drschumacher @ 12:55 am

Chipped front toothYour teeth are pretty amazing structures. A tooth is composed of three layers: enamel, dentin, and pulp. Enamel is the hard outside layer you see when looking in the mirror. It’s your tooth’s defense system, protecting the softer underlying dentin and pulp. It is also the hardest substance in your body, but it isn’t indestructible. Accidents can happen, and a tooth can get chipped. Unfortunately, your enamel won’t grow back. Here’s why you need to see a dentist even if the chip is minor. 

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Will a Chipped Tooth Heal on Its Own?

July 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drschumacher @ 4:26 pm
Woman visiting her emergency dentist because of a chipped tooth.

It’s a beautiful day and you’ve just started your morning jog. But suddenly, something causes you to lose balance and you fall down, painfully hitting your chin against the sidewalk. After regaining your senses, you stand back up and hold your hand against your mouth, immediately noticing that something feels off—one of your front teeth is now chipped! But what are you supposed to do in this situation? Is a chipped tooth something that will heal up on its own, or should you visit your emergency dentist as soon as possible? Keep reading to learn more about chipped teeth and why they typically require quick treatment.

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