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3 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Put Off Root Canal Treatment

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You take moderately good care of your teeth, but everything feels okay, so you figure you’re on the right track. But this time at your routine check-in appointment, your dentist tells you that you need a root canal. Since nothing hurts, you decide to postpone the procedure because this is a busy time of year for you, and you just don’t have the time.

Postponing a Root Canal Is a Bad Idea

If your dentist recommends a root canal, it’s because an infection is threatening the health of your tooth, and, without treatment, it will continue to spread and threaten not just other teeth, but your general health as well. Your ...

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Are You Anxious about Dental Visits? Sedation Dentistry Helps You Relax and Get the Care You Need

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Millions of people have some degree of anxiety about dental visits. For some, it’s a nervous flutter when they pick up the phone to make an appointment. For others, the fear can be so debilitating that they skip dental visits altogether.

Whichever end of the spectrum your anxiety lies, you should know that sedation dentistry in East Aurora may be the solution you need to relax.

Your Dentist Understands Your Concerns

Dentists today are highly sensitive to the needs of nervous patients and want to help you overcome your fear. They understand the consequences of missed appointments and how untreated oral health problems impact your appearance, confidence, and ability to enjoy life.

How Sedation ...

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Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

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The answer is yes and no – yes because teeth whitening under a dentist’s supervision is safe, but over-the-counter whiteners have a potential for misuse that can harm your teeth.

Peroxide – The Ingredient That Whitens

Over the years, research on the effects of teeth whitening shows that low concentrations of peroxide are safe to use as directed by your dentist. The most common bleaching concentrations are 10 percent carbamide peroxide for at-home use and 35 percent hydrogen peroxide used by your dentist.

The difference between the two is that carbamide peroxide can remain active for up to 10 hours with a low concentration that doesn’t damage tooth enamel. Hydrogen peroxide, on the ...

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Iroquois Football Mouthguard Clinic

Our assistant, Lisa, taking impressions for a custom mouthguard

September 6th and 8th Springbrook Family Dentistry had the pleasure of hosting the JV and Varsity football players of Iroquois High School! We worked together with the football coach and booster club president to put together a fantastic event that made free custom mouthguards for any player who wanted one! We were able to provide 35 players with a mouth guard of the course of those two days.

 

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Ready to Improve Your Smile? Consider These Top 3 Cosmetic Dentistry Options

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When you daydream about your perfect smile, what do you see? Today, it’s not a question of how to get the smile you want, but when.

Using natural-looking materials like porcelain, ceramic, and dental composites, there’s virtually no problem your cosmetic dentist in East Aurora, NY can’t fix! Let’s take a look at three of the most popular options in cosmetic dentistry and how each can improve your smile.

Professional Teeth Whitening

Have you spent way too much money on over-the-counter whitening products only to be disappointed by the results? It can be hard not to be drawn in by all the claims made these products, but they’re only of value if they ...

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Foods to Avoid When You Have a Dental Crown

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After you have a new crown placed, you want to protect your investment to make sure you get the most use out of it. A well-made crown that’s properly cared for can last as long as 15 years, but there are a lot of factors that determine how long yours will last.

Foods to Avoid When Wearing a Dental Crown

Porcelain and zirconia are materials that are typically used for a crown and are incredibly strong and durable; however, just like your teeth, they’re not indestructible. Excessive force placed on your crowns by eating the wrong types of foods can cause the material to crack or split.

An easy way to remember which foods ...

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Do You Know the 3 Biggest Benefits of Invisalign?

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Have you heard about Invisalign treatment and wonder what makes it so popular?

As an adult with crooked or crowded teeth, you may have chosen to forgo treatment because you’re concerned about the impact that metal orthodontics will have on your life. But Invisalign has opened up a world of possibilities, and many adults who had given up hope can now enjoy a confident smile with little or no impact on their lifestyle.

Benefits of Invisalign Treatment

There are lots of things to love about Invisalign. Adults who have gone through treatment appreciate the fact that the clear aligners are virtually invisible when worn making treatment discreet. Unlike metal orthodontics, you can straighten ...

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