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Debunking 6 Common Cosmetic Dentistry Myths

July 17, 2023

Filed under: UncategorizedMatt Mauck @ 7:48 am
Woman admiring her smile in handheld mirror on blue dental chair while dentist talks to her

Do you shy away from smiling with teeth in photos? If you’re self-conscious about your grin, you’re not alone, but there are many options to get you the confidence to show off your pearly whites. If you’ve hesitated to pursue your dream smile because you’ve heard that the treatments are purely aesthetic, your teeth will be damaged in the process, or that it’s “too expensive,” then keep reading to learn the truth behind some common cosmetic dentistry myths.


Can You Whiten Bonded Teeth?

June 16, 2023

Filed under: UncategorizedMatt Mauck @ 8:52 pm

Female patient at dentistCosmetic dental bonding offers a lot of bang for your buck. It provides a quick fix for a variety of dental issues. A cosmetic resin creates natural-looking results, but it can discolor if you aren’t careful, just like your enamel. Unfortunately, whitening products won’t have any effect on the color of your bonding. Don’t worry, your cosmetic dentist has the solution you need to restore your pearly whites.


Ask These Questions During Your Cosmetic Dental Consultation

May 4, 2023

Filed under: UncategorizedMatt Mauck @ 7:34 pm
a patient during their cosmetic dental consultation

These days, more people than ever before are opting into cosmetic dentistry to achieve a stunning smile that they’re excited to show off. In fact, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the demand for cosmetic dental work has virtually doubled within the last five years! If you’ve been curious about transforming your smile and you’ve set up a consultation with your cosmetic dentist, you might be wondering if there are any certain questions worth bringing up during this appointment; after all, the more you know, the better you’ll feel about any type of treatment. That said, here are three must-ask questions to keep in mind during your visit.


4 Myths About Tooth Extractions Busted!

April 13, 2023

Filed under: UncategorizedMatt Mauck @ 5:43 am
a woman getting a tooth removed from her mouth

There are some things that people don’t want to hear at the dentist. One of the main ones is discovering that you need to have a tooth removed. There are many false beliefs that are held about tooth extractions that make it a dreaded or shocking procedure. However, you may find it’s not as bad as you think! Read on to learn about four of the most common myths about tooth extractions.


Why Does My Tooth Need to Be Extracted If It Doesn’t Hurt?

March 13, 2023

Filed under: UncategorizedMatt Mauck @ 9:27 pm
patient about to undergo tooth extraction talking to dentist

Patients may feel anxious when they learn that they need to have a tooth extracted. It can be difficult to accept the idea of losing one of your teeth, especially if the tooth isn’t causing any pain. However, dentists won’t suggest extractions unless the tooth is beyond saving. Read on to find out why a tooth may need to be extracted, even if it’s not causing you any pain.


4 Common Dental Emergencies That Athletes Are at Risk For

February 17, 2023

Filed under: UncategorizedMatt Mauck @ 8:49 pm
Football player with helmet and holding football

Having a sport you love is a wonderful thing, but it can also put your smile at risk. Statistics show that 13% to 39% of all dental injuries are related to sports in some way. This is especially the case with high-contact activities such as basketball or football. If you play sports, it’s important to be familiar with these 4 dental emergencies that often affect athletes.


Why You Won’t Regret Getting a Root Canal

January 31, 2023

Filed under: UncategorizedMatt Mauck @ 5:28 pm
3-D Model of a root canal

For some reason, root canals have a reputation as being the most unpleasant dental procedures there are. That may be why people tend to cringe when their dentist tells them they might need one. Some even go so far as to ignore their dentist’s advice and not get the procedure at all.

There’s no reason for that! If you take your dentist’s advice and get the root canal, you definitely won’t regret it. Here are a few reasons why.


Some Smile-Friendly Stocking Stuffers for the Holidays

December 21, 2022

Filed under: UncategorizedMatt Mauck @ 10:05 am
Stocking stuffers from a dentist

It’s only a few days till Christmas, and the country faces a nationwide arctic blast. Needless to say, time is running out to buy holiday gifts! Everywhere you look, people are clamoring for stores’ remaining stock. In particular, mouth-healthy stocking stuffers still fly off the shelves. If you need to get the latter items, then, you should do so now. As for which ones to buy, your Aurora dentist has some suggestions. Here are some great, last-minute presents that’ll make kiddies’ smiles shine.


Guard the Goods: The Importance of a Mouthguard for Your Child

November 23, 2022

Filed under: UncategorizedMatt Mauck @ 5:47 pm
kids with mouthguard

Playing sports is very beneficial for children. It not only gives them exercise but teaches them many skills, like teamwork, time management, and problem-solving. While extracurricular activities have so many positive aspects, you want to be sure to protect your child from any type of injury, including ones to their pearly whites. The National Youth Sports Foundation reports that an athlete is about 60 times more likely to end up with dental damage when they aren’t wearing a protective mouthguard. Here’s why it’s so important that your child wears a custom-fit mouthguards to every game and practice!


Are the Holidays Really the Worst Time for Dental Health?

November 15, 2022

Filed under: UncategorizedMatt Mauck @ 11:23 am
A man with good oral health during the holidays

Once the holidays are over, you may discover your oral health has declined. In particular, you might find that you’ve developed tooth decay, cavities, or even gum disease. Should that happen, don’t feel too bad — common holiday habits lead many people to have such issues near the end of the year. To prove it, your Aurora dentist has an explanation. Here’s a summary of why holidays are bad for teeth and gums, including how to protect your oral health from them.

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