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Cedar Walk Family and Cosmetic Dentistry Blog

Are Veneers Right for Your Teeth?

When you’re exploring ways to improve your smile, veneers might be a great option to consider. What are veneers? Dental veneers are thin coverings or shells that are applied directly to the front surfaces of your teeth. Dentists use veneers for a wide range of cosmetic dental issues, such as stained teeth or chipped teeth. Although veneers can give your smile a boost, are they the right option for you? Keep the following information in mind while considering this option.

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Topics: Cedar Walk Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry

Why Are My Gums Itching? Your Questions Answered

Few things in life are more annoying than a bad itch, but what if that itching is happening in your mouth? Should you scratch it? 

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Topics: General Dentistry

Should You Be Using Mouthwash?

Brushing and flossing on a regular basis is a great way to maintain good oral hygiene. Do you also need to add mouthwash to your oral care routine? Knowing the kinds of benefits mouthwash provides can help you decide if it’s right for you. Consider the following when you’re trying to determine if you should use mouthwash. Keep in mind that rinsing with mouthwash doesn’t mean you can skip brushing and flossing your teeth regularly. You’ll still need to do these each day for healthy teeth and gums.

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Topics: Oral Health & Hygiene

String Flossing vs Water Flossing

Having healthy gums and teeth is important for your health overall. Brushing your teeth helps remove food particles from your tooth surfaces, but toothbrushes aren’t always able to reach between teeth to clean these areas. Flossing your teeth on a regular basis is an essential part of your oral hygiene routine since it helps remove food particles from between your teeth. Daily flossing helps you maintain healthy gums and lowers the risk of gum disease, but should you use water flossing or string floss? Knowing more about each type of floss can help you make that decision.

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Topics: Oral Health & Hygiene

Foods That Support Optimal Oral Health

Good oral health starts with practicing proper oral hygiene, such as brushing and flossing regularly. However, it goes beyond these basic steps to create a holistic system that includes your overall health and well-being. What you eat can affect whether or not you have healthy teeth and gums. Learning more about the connection between your diet and oral health can help you appreciate how important it is to eat the right foods.

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Topics: Holistic Dentistry

Our Best Tips for Buying and Replacing Your Toothbrush

When you’re used to using your toothbrush every day, it’s easy to forget that you should replace it on a regular basis. When you need to choose a toothbrush replacement, knowing which type to get is important. Using the wrong toothbrush on your teeth can lead to problems that affect your oral health. Keep the following information in mind to help ensure that you have healthy teeth and gums.

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Topics: Oral Health & Hygiene

All You Need to Know About Dental Implants

For those who have damaged or missing teeth, it may seem like there are very few ways to improve your smile. Gaps from missing teeth can be problematic for chewing, communicating, and aesthetics. Yet, dental implants offer a long-term solution in all of these areas.

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Topics: Implants, Dentures, & Missing Teeth

How Your Oral Health Can Impact Your Overall Health

You know that brushing your teeth and flossing helps keep your gums and teeth clean and healthy. However, you might not know that having healthy teeth and gums plays an important role in your general health and well-being. Poor oral hygiene can increase your risk of having certain health issues at some point in your life. Keep the following in mind to better understand the link between healthy gums and teeth and overall health.

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Topics: Oral Health & Hygiene

Flossing 101: Tips for a Better Oral Hygiene Routine

Your oral hygiene habits have a direct impact on how healthy your teeth and gums are. While brushing helps keep your teeth clean, flossing helps keep your gums in good condition and reduces the risk of tooth decay. You should floss regularly as part of your dental care routine at home. Knowing more about flossing, including when to floss and what to use, can help ensure that you have healthy gums and teeth.

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Topics: Oral Health & Hygiene

What You Need to Know About CEREC Crowns

Dental crowns can help protect damaged teeth from infection and restore their function. While traditional crowns can cause some discomfort and inconvenience, they’re not the only option. Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (CEREC) crowns provide a dental crown option that’s more comfortable and convenient. Unlike traditional crowns, these crowns use computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology. Keep the following information about the CEREC crown procedure in mind when you need dental crowns for your teeth.

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Topics: Dental Crowns