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Can Beer Harm Your Teeth?

March 2, 2022

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Mug of beer sitting on outdoor tableNo summer BBQ is complete without a refreshing beer. Whether you enjoy a cold beer on the weekends or heading to breweries, your pastime can leave a lasting mark on your smile. All beer can affect your dental health negatively. Don’t worry, here’s what you need to know to combat the effects of beer to keep your smile healthy.


Can Veneers Give You Straight Teeth?

February 15, 2022

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patient smiling after getting veneers

Veneers are thin shells made from dental-grade porcelain that cover the entire front surface of a person’s teeth. They can correct a range of cosmetic issues to give you a more aesthetically appealing smile, but can they be used to straighten your pearly whites? Read on to learn more about how porcelain veneers work and whether they can make your teeth look straighter and more uniform.


Composite vs. Porcelain: Which Veneer Material Is Right for You?

January 4, 2022

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types of veneers in Bloomington

Millions of Americans are unhappy with their smiles. If you’re not satisfied with your teeth and have multiple cosmetic issues you want to address, you’re probably thinking about getting veneers in Bloomington. Since there are different types of veneers to choose from, you might be thinking, “How do I know which one’s right for me?” Luckily, we’re here to help. Composite resin and porcelain are the most commonly used materials for veneers. However, they have some distinct differences between them. Read on to learn about these types of veneers and how to choose the best one for your needs. 


Dangers of the “Veneers Check” TikTok Trend

December 14, 2021

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person watching TikTok featuring dangerous dental trends

Since its launch in 2016 by the technology company ByteDance, TikTok’s popularity has skyrocketed. Many people turn to it for anything from restaurant recommendations in their area to hair hacks to safety tips. Unfortunately, not all the information on TikTok is good quality. The popular social media app is responsible for spreading dangerous information about oral health. Read on to learn about the TikTok trend “Veneers Check” and the harm it can cause to your oral health.


How to Ensure That Your Tooth Enamel Lasts

November 11, 2021

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Woman pointing to tooth enamel

Your tooth enamel is the strongest substance in your entire body, but it doesn’t grow back once it’s gone. The enamel you have now is the only enamel that you will have for the rest of your life. Enamel is about to last so long because of its microscopic nature that allows it to stay so strong. Continue reading to learn more about the longevity of tooth enamel and what you can do to ensure that it lasts the rest of your life.


How Much Enamel Needs to Be Removed for Porcelain Veneers?

October 6, 2021

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dentist placing veneer on tooth

Millions of Americans are unhappy with their smiles. It could be because they’re discolored, chipped, or misaligned. Whatever the case is, porcelain veneers can address those concerns and more in as little as two appointments. It’s one of the most popular ways to transform your smile into one you can proudly show off! However, because the process requires enamel removal, you may be hesitant to move forward with it. To help you understand exactly what to expect, we’ve decided to explain how much enamel is removed for veneers. Simply keep reading to learn more!


Here is Why You Should Take Enamel Wear Seriously

August 21, 2021

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Woman pointing to her healthy and beautiful smile

Did you know that your tooth enamel is the strongest material in your body? It helps you smile, speak, and most importantly, chew through all your favorite foods. However, even though it’s incredibly durable, your enamel can still wear away. How important is your enamel health, and what causes damage? Read to find out the answers as well as some steps you can take to protect your smile!


The Effect of Beer on the Teeth

July 15, 2021

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Several glasses of beer in a row

It’s important to be aware of how the things you eat and drink can change your teeth for better or worse. For example, you may have heard that wine can leave stains on your enamel if you’re not careful. Unfortunately, it’s not the only alcoholic beverage that can have a negative impact on your smile; beer can also cause problems when consumed in excess. How does beer affect your teeth? And what can you do to protect your mouth?


Eating These Foods Helps to Support Your Oral Health

June 15, 2021

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woman eating foods that benefit your oral health

The Greek physician, Hippocrates, is considered to be the father of Western medicine. One of his famous quotes is, “Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food.” When it comes to your oral health, this saying is certainly applicable. In this sense, eating the right foods can serve as a form of preventive medicine (which is always the best kind). As you continue reading, learn about the foods that benefit your oral health and help you avoid dental problems!


4 DIY Dental Trends that are Bad for Your Teeth

May 16, 2021

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Lemon used for popular trends that are bad for your teethIf you’re unhappy with the way your teeth look, you might believe a beautiful smile is out of your reach. Although cosmetic dentistry can help, it can be expensive. If you’re like many people, you probably turn to DIY methods to save money; however, dentistry isn’t an area where you should pinch pennies. It’s true you’ll find many remedies online to resolve common complaints, like tooth discoloration, but they just might damage your smile. Here are 4 popular trends that are bad for your teeth.


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