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Dental Bridges: A Functional and Esthetic Solution for Missing Teeth

While dental implants are gaining popularity, they don’t work for every patient, especially those who prefer to avoid surgery. Dental bridges are one alternative that provides improved chewing function and fills the gap left by a missing or extracted tooth and has been replacing missing teeth for decades.If you are exploring tooth replacement options, finding a bridge dentist in Aloha that will customize your bridge for you is essential. Here is why the dental bridges at Smith Dental make our patients smile.You Can Smile with ConfidenceMissing teeth might give people the wrong impression about you or keep you from smiling, which is an important part of expression! Dental bridges fill ...

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What Would Happen if You Didn't Fill That Cavity?

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Dental fillings are relatively routine when performed by our experienced Aloha dentists. We always make sure patients feel comfortable and relaxed during their procedures because we believe that dentistry can be a pain-free experience.It’s easy to let treatment go when budgets are tight, and schedules feel overwhelming, but we want to help patients understand that dental conditions often worsen and can become painful dental emergencies. Filling a cavity is preferred to the alternative.Decay is Not PainfulThe tricky thing about dentistry is that conditions do not cause pain until they become advanced. This goes for cavities, gum disease, and damaged teeth.When you have a small cavity, plenty of tooth layers ...

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A Checklist for Finding an Excellent Aloha Dentist

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If you are like most people, average care when it comes to your health is just not enough. Finding a truly excellent Aloha dentist takes a little time and research. At Smith Dental, we have put together a checklist of essentials for you to consider when researching dental offices to give you and your family the type of dental care that leaves you smiling.Experience and reputation – Naturally, an experienced dentist will know how to perform both simple and complex procedures. Other factors such as continuing education and technology should also be part of your interview process. Having an experienced dentist who continually improves their skills with additional training will ...

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The Crucial Role Dentists Play in Identifying Oral Cancer

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It’s tough to see inside your own mouth because it’s small, dark, and has lots of awkward angles. That is why it is so important to maintain regular dental exams and cleanings. You might have something going on that you don’t even know about. Some of the dental conditions that our dentist look for during an exam include cracked teeth, gum recession, periodontal disease, and decay.Perhaps one of the most important services your experienced family dentist in the 97007 postal area can provide a life-saving oral cancer screening.How We Diagnose Oral CancerDentists are highly educated in all of the structures of the mouth – teeth, gums, the jaw joints, muscles ...

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We Want to Help You Avoid These Dental Misconceptions

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In a time of fake news, the need to check your resources has never been more important. As with current events, many misleading or flat out wrong advice finds its way into your news feed and inbox on a daily basis. Knowing the truth about dentistry and how to care for your teeth can prevent long-term damage to your teeth, your oral health, and your overall health.Here are some myths that many people believe, but that could damage your smile.Myth: If You Are Pregnant, Skip the DentistTruth: Your Oral Health Affects Your Unborn ChildSkipping the dentist while you are pregnant can have serious consequences. Pregnancy gingivitis ...

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3 Major Oral Health Consequences of Using Tobacco

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It’s no secret that smoking or using chewing tobacco has serious health consequences. It is, after all, clearly printed directly on the label for everyone to see. Tobacco use has especially negative implications for your oral health, not to mention that tobacco and cigarettes also leave dark stains on the teeth that negatively impact the appearance of your teeth.Dry Mouth and its ConsequencesTobacco use reduces saliva production, causing uncomfortable dry mouth. Dry mouth is more than an annoyance; it contributes to both periodontal disease and decay. You can combat dry mouth by sipping water throughout the day and rinsing with a mouthwash developed for people who have dry mouth.Longer Healing ...

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When Teeth Whitening Is the Best Choice

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Often, when people think of cosmetic dentistry, it might seem overwhelming or out of reach. You might be surprised to learn about all of the different types of people who decide to improve their smiles with cosmetic dentistry in the Forest Grove area.More and more, regular people are realizing the benefits of cosmetic dentistry in their daily lives. Because of this, we offer a full range of cosmetic options so that everyone has an opportunity to choose to improve their smiles.How Cosmetic Dentistry Helps PatientsCosmetic dentistry benefits are finally recognized with the new definition of oral health, which includes the health and comfort of our smiles as well as how ...

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