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Gum Recontouring: Is It Safe?

March 5, 2021

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a young woman showing off her smile after having gum recontouring performed

When looking at the mirror, you realize your teeth are not the problem. Instead, you’re embarrassed because of the unevenness of your gums. Causing your teeth to appear short and “stubby,” there appears to be an overgrowth of soft tissue surrounding your pearly whites. This imbalanced, “gummy” smile is not only causing problems for your oral health, but it makes you want to hide behind your hands and avoid photographs at all costs. What do you do? You’ve heard about gum recontouring, but is it safe? A local dentist explains how this common cosmetic procedure is helping people with the same problem achieve healthier, more beautiful smiles each day.

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Canker Sores and Cold Sores: Causes and Treatments

February 18, 2021

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person with a canker sore on their lip

If you’ve ever taken a bite of something salty or a sip of a highly acidic drink and then suddenly felt a stinging pain in or around your mouth, then you’re familiar with canker and cold sores. These pesky oral issues are extremely common, and they’re not fun to deal with. Whether you struggle with sores inside your mouth, on the outsides of lips, or both, you might want to know what the difference is between them and how they can be treated. Keep reading to learn more.

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7 Important Ways to Prevent Dental Emergencies

January 4, 2021

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Man with toothache should see South Burlington emergency dentist

Did you know that tooth enamel is the hardest material in the human body, even harder than bones? Unfortunately, there are still plenty of ways you could find yourself with a broken, painful, or knocked-out tooth. While not every dental emergency can be avoided, you can dramatically lower your risk of one with a few simple but important precautions. Read on as your South Burlington emergency dentist shares the top seven tips for keeping your smile happy, healthy, and intact.

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Dental Implant Failure: Causes, Signs, and How to Prevent It From Happening to You

December 17, 2020

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Dentist and patient smiling while looking at dental X-ray

Dental implants have come a long way since they were first invented. Today, they are a completely innovative tooth-replacement solution crafted from the highest quality materials and built for life-long wear. They are also the only smile-rebuilding option that effectively stimulates your jawbone to prevent bone loss and changes to your facial structure. However, perhaps the most impressive attribute is that dental implants in South Burlington hold an impressive 95% success rate! To keep your new and improved smile and bite in pristine condition, read on for the common causes of dental implant failure and how to avoid it.

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5 Serious Medical Conditions Your Dentist May Catch Early

November 4, 2020

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Woman with mouth open as a gloved hand brings a dental mirror to her lips

Did you know that your overall health is connected to your oral health? This is why dental professionals encourage patients to take proper care of their teeth and gums. Regular checkups with your dentist in South Burlington can help with the early diagnosis of several medical conditions that can impact your entire body. Keep reading to learn what medical issues you could be at risk of right now and why dental visits can be the key to their diagnosis.

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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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