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Stansbury Dental Blog

The Differences Between Crowns and Veneers

December 23, 2023

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Close up of dental crown next to mouth modelDental crowns and porcelain veneers are popular treatments in dentistry. They have many similarities, but there are several differences between them. Depending on your situation, you can be a candidate for one or both procedures. Here’s what you need to know to make the right investment for your smile.

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Sip Safely: 4 Smile-Friendly Tips for Drinking This New Year’s Eve

December 12, 2023

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Two hands holding champagne glasses together with a shimmery background

The holidays have arrived with their usual festive fanfare of tasty treats, gifts galore, and parties to grace with your presence. Perhaps no evening is as widely celebrated, though, as New Year’s Eve. It’s the perfect opportunity to release the stress of the season and embrace hope for the coming months. Whether you plan to clink glasses with friends at a party or watch the ball drop from your living room television, it can be fun to enjoy a few drinks and let loose.

That said, it’s important to care for your teeth to prevent dental problems like cavities or gum disease. Continue reading to learn 3 ways to enjoy alcoholic beverages without hurting your smile!

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Showing Your True Shades: What the Color of Your Teeth Says About You

November 10, 2023

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Lady shows off pretty smile

Even though the media glamorizes perfectly white teeth, it’s important to keep in mind that most teeth are naturally a yellowish shade of off-white and that they darken as they age. The color of your teeth is mostly determined by the state of the hard outer layer of enamel and the softer layer of yellowish dentin underneath it. Here’s what you should know about what the shade of your teeth says about you and your dental health.

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Problematic pH: Why the Acidity of Your Toothpaste Matters

October 26, 2023

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Illustration of a tooth with half of it discolored to match a low pH scale

You probably already know that brushing and flossing twice a day is the best way to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Did you know, though, that some toothpaste could wear down the enamel of your teeth? It’s important to understand the pH levels of the products you put in your mouth so that you don’t demineralize the protective outer layer. Keep reading to learn more about why the acidity of your toothpaste is so important.

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The Art and Science of Dental Crowns

October 23, 2023

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A dental lab technician working on a dental crown

Have you ever stopped to admire a newly made dental crown? It looks like a small piece of porcelain on the surface, but there’s a whole lot more going on than meets the eye. There’s a lot of prepping, calculating, and crafting that goes into each tooth to assure quality.

If you want to know more about dental crowns and how they’re made, continue reading. Dental crowns are one of the best treatments to showcase how art and science collide in dentistry.

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3 Great Oral Habits for Dental Hygiene Month

October 12, 2023

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A pretty lady brushing her teeth in front of a mirror

For most, October is synonymous with Halloween. It’s viewed as a time to focus on candy, desserts, and other tooth-rotting treats. Excluding the 31st, though, October should be geared towards oral health – it happens to be Dental Hygiene Month! In other words, this is a time to reflect on how you care for your teeth and gums. Fortunately, your Tyler dentist will help you out. Read on, then, to learn three great oral care habits for Dental Hygiene Month.

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Why Should You Get Fillings by Year’s End?

September 21, 2023

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A 3D illustration of dental fillings

Even if you need dental fillings, you might be tempted to delay treatment. That’s a normal reaction – many patients will put off care until the last minute. Still, it’s best if you don’t indulge this idea. The better option is to get fillings before the year’s end. Otherwise, treating your oral issue will become more expensive. Your local Tyler dentist can explain the details if you’d like. So, here’s a summary of why to get fillings ahead of the new year.

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The Choice Is Clear: Invisalign Is Better Than DIY Aligners

August 11, 2023

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Woman has questioning expression

Most people wouldn’t perform surgery on themselves, and many don’t even want to risk giving themselves a tattoo. So why wouldn’t you leave dental realignment up to a professional? Invisalign is an orthodontic method of realigning teeth using transparent plastic appliances, and receiving this treatment directly from a qualified orthodontist produces results far superior to anything that a similar DIY method can do. Here’s why you should trust your smile to an orthodontic professional’s personal attention.

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3 Methods Dentists Use When Color-matching Dental Crowns

July 25, 2023

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person speaking with their dentist about dental crowns

Have you encountered a situation where you had a severely damaged, misshapen, or discolored tooth? If you have, then you’re likely acquainted with dental crowns. These protective caps encase the entire visible portion of a tooth and are crafted to seamlessly integrate with the natural aesthetics of your smile. Moreover, they are meticulously color-matched to harmonize with the neighboring teeth. But have you ever wondered how your dentist achieves this precise color match? Keep reading to explore the techniques employed by dentists for color-matching dental crowns.

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Which Toothbrush is Right for You?

July 13, 2023

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Woman with questioning expression

While regular dental appointments are necessary for good oral hygiene, everyone should use floss and mouthwash daily while brushing twice or between meals. When you go to the store to buy a new toothbrush, you must consider the right tool for the job. Toothbrushes can have soft to hard bristles, can be manual or electric, and come in a variety of specialty shapes. Read on to learn more about making an informed decision about what you need in a toothbrush.

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