Teeth whitening fact and fiction: Dr. Chrissie sets the record straight

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BrightSmile Avenue’s Dr. Chrissie dispels myths about teeth whitening to give you a better way of understanding the best way to get that brighter smile. Myth #1: Teeth whitening will damage your tooth enamel. Wrong. At least not when done right. “This is why getting your teeth whitened by dental professionals is important,” said Dr. Chrissie. Misapplying at-home products can …

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How does the Invisalign process work?

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Invisalign differs from traditional orthodontics in that it uses clear plastic aligners to move teeth. This is instead of the usual brackets and wires that other orthodontics use. The clear plastic is difficult to see at a distance. Because of this, the system is very discrete.  How do Invisalign trays move your teeth?  Each set of aligners, or “trays”, is …

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Composite or porcelain veneers—which should you choose?

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Veneers, whether made of composite or porcelain, do the same thing: they are used to cover the flaws of the teeth. They can improve the shape, color and overall appearance of teeth. Veneers are thin laminate shells used to fix chipped teeth, stained teeth, misaligned ones and they can also be used to close gaps between teeth.  But there are …

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Same-day smile makeover with composite veneers

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Want to change your smile in an instant? Here’s your answer: composite veneers.  With composite veneers, your dentist can give your teeth a total makeover in just one visit.  In this procedure, your dentist will contour and shape composite resin to cover the flaws of your teeth. These thin laminate shells of composite resin can fix chipped teeth, stained teeth, …

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Sedation Dentistry Can Change The Way You See the Dentist

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Are you nervous about visiting the dentist? You’re not alone. Dental phobia is very common. From bad experiences to just not feeling comfortable with things in your mouth, there are many reasons people don’t like the dentist. Unfortunately this also stops many people from getting much-needed treatment. Tooth extractions, root canal treatments — even just a regular check and clean. …

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Braces vs. Invisalign—which choice is right for you?

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Braces vs. Invisalign Braces and Invisalign serve the same purpose: they straighten the patient’s teeth, improving their smile and oral health. Each orthodontic treatment has its pros and cons. Let’s compare them. To know which option is right for you, read on. Traditional braces are metal brackets attached to the outside of the teeth. These brackets are connected with wires …

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Have You Ever Wondered If Invisalign Is Right For You?

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What is Invisalign® Do you have crooked or misaligned teeth that you want – or even need– straightened, but don’t know how to go about it? Worried about big obvious braces? Special diet and cleaning instructions? Or do you have any of other concerns people have about orthodontic treatment? You might’ve heard about a great alternative known as Invisalign. If …

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The truth about periodontal disease

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What is periodontal disease? Periodontal disease, otherwise known as gum disease, is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. The gums become inflamed. This is the body’s response to the buildup of bacteria on your teeth. Unfortunately, it is a very common disease.  Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease. The good news is that …

Cosmetic dental bonding: an affordable way to get that beautiful smile

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Getting the beautiful smile you’ve been dreaming of doesn’t have to break the bank. Patients in need of a cosmetic treatment have the more affordable option of composite dental bonding. Cosmetic dental bonding is a procedure that can fix a number of imperfections including stains, cavities, gaps, cracks, chips and more. It can rebuild tooth structure, fill in space, lengthen …