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4 of the Most Common Cosmetic Flaws (& Their Treatments!)

October 28, 2020

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Woman covering her mouth with her hands

Do imperfections in your smile cause you to hide it at all costs? You are not alone! In fact, 48% of U.S. adults have untagged themselves from a picture on Facebook because they were unhappy with their teeth. Plus, a whopping 33% of Americans don’t like their smile and an additional 22% believe a better smile would improve their love life. If these statistics sound all too familiar, you’ll be happy to know a cosmetic dentist in South Burlington can help! Read on for the four most common cosmetic flaws and their treatments.

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What Causes Morning Breath?

September 17, 2020

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Man with bad breath yawning next to partner

As your eyes drift open, you can hear the peaceful sound of your partner dozing next to you. You roll over, prop yourself up on your elbow, and are about to whisper, “Good morning!” when you smell an unpleasant odor on your breath. You quickly rush to the bathroom, give your teeth a quick scrub, and pop a mint into your mouth before heading back to bed. Mental note: Talk to the dentist about bad breath.

If this scenario sounds all too familiar, then you are not alone. Fortunately, a dentist in South Burlington is sharing four common causes of morning breath, prevention tactics to implement today, and how your dentist can help!

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3 Warning Signs Your Wisdom Teeth Are Impacted

August 24, 2020

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Dentist explaining X-ray to patient

When you hear the words “wisdom teeth,” what comes to mind? For many, they think of eating ice cream during the recovery process before they think of them being the source of acute or chronic teeth and jaw pain. In fact, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) shared that roughly 85% of wisdom teeth need to be pulled for that very reason. Plus, 90% of patients have at least one impacted tooth. But, how will you know if you have one? Read on for warning signs and how a tooth extraction in South Burlington can help.

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Can Exercising Harm My Teeth & Oral Health?

July 7, 2020

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Couple exercises safely to avoid a trip to SOuth Burlington emergency dentist

Whether you enjoy being active or not, exercising plays a key role in keeping yourself healthy. However, recent studies reveal that working out can hurt your smile. In fact, there are a few different aspects of exercising that can harm your oral health and damage your teeth. Read on to find out how and tips for avoiding a visit to your South Burlington emergency dentist.

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4 Common Causes of Tooth Erosion and How You Can Treat It

June 10, 2020

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Patient with toothache at dentist in South Burlington

Did you know 91% of U.S. adults have had cavities in their permanent teeth? Unfortunately, this statistic shouldn’t be surprising considering the average American consumes 152 pounds of sugar in one year. Coupled with a declining emphasis on good oral habits, tooth erosion is at an all-time high. Fortunately, it is both preventable and treatable. Your dentist in South Burlington shares four common causes, prevention tactics, and treatment options.

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COVID-19 Safety Measures: Dental Advanced Chairside Suction

May 21, 2020

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an advanced chairside suction machine

Have you ever wondered why your dentist in South Burlington uses chairside suction throughout your cleaning process or while conducting a treatment? During COVID-19, this instrument has a more important use than ever—helping prevent the spread of the virus to dental staff via an aerosol form. Read on to learn about how chairside suction is keeping dental practices safe and why it’s necessary now more than ever.

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7 Signs of a Dental Emergency You Should Never Ignore

April 16, 2020

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Pained man with hand on cheek needs South Burlington emergency dentistIs that pain in the back of your mouth a warning sign of a dental emergency? If going to the dentist is difficult for you, it may be tempting to wait and see if uncomfortable dental symptoms go away on their own. However, ignoring that tooth pain now can lead to serious, even life-threatening consequences later. Here are seven signs your South Burlington emergency dentist says you should never ignore for the sake of your smile and your overall health.

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Why Has Cosmetic Dentistry Become So Popular? A Cosmetic Dentist Explains

March 11, 2020

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Woman with a beautiful smile after seeing a cosmetic dentist Once upon a time (not that long ago), dentistry was primarily used to treat dental problems like cavities or gum disease. These days, dentists still focus on oral health first because it serves as the foundation of your smile. But now more than ever, cosmetic dentistry is very common, and people from all walks of life are investing in themselves by improving the appearance of their teeth. Keep reading to learn why so many people are seeking out services from a cosmetic dentist in South Burlington and how a beautiful smile can benefit you!

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What Can Cause a Dental Bridge To Fail?

February 18, 2020

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dental bridge on a model of a mouthIf you’ve replaced one or more consecutive missing teeth with a dental bridge, you made a great decision for your future oral health. Now, it’s important to properly maintain it so you can keep your remaining teeth that are supporting it as healthy as possible, extending its lifespan. If your natural teeth that are anchoring the bridge do become compromised, it’s important to act fast. Read on to learn more from an emergency dentist in South Burlington about the factors that could cause your dental bridge to fail. (more…)

Tips For a Healthier New Year

January 3, 2020

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new year's goals listHave you started brainstorming ways to commit to live a healthier life in 2020? You may not have guessed, but focusing on the health of your teeth and gums is a great place to start. Getting a teeth cleaning in South Burlington this January can help you kick off the new year right. Read on to learn about four oral health commitments you can make to promote good overall health in 2020. (more…)

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