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Dentistry Blog

Bothered by Your Missing Tooth?

If you are missing a tooth, you may find it hard to feel confident about the way your smile looks. You may avoid showing your teeth when you smile, or you may try to avoid smiling entirely. Fortunately, there are ways to restore your teeth and your confidence in your smile. Dr. John Cho is […]

The Oral-Systemic Connection

Taking care of your teeth is more than just keeping up appearances. When you think of being healthy, the welfare of your mouth should be the first thing that comes to mind. Many individuals don’t realize just how much the state of their oral health can impact their overall well-being. Your Mouth and Body: What’s […]

Dental Abscess FAQ

If you’ve noticed advanced swelling in one specific area of your gums, you may be experiencing an abscess. An abscess is a bump that is a sign of a serious dental infection, which can impact your oral health and should be treated as soon as possible. What Causes a Dental Abscess? When bacteria spread through […]

Who is a Good Candidate for Dental Veneers?

Porcelain veneers produce excellent aesthetic results and many patients, especially those with permanently stained teeth, benefit from this convenient smile restoration method. Unlike most restorative methods, veneers can be placed in a shorter amount of time, meaning that you can renew your smile just in time for an important event. However, in order for veneers […]

Benefits of Lower Dentures Anchored by Dental Implants

When you are missing the entirety of a dental arch, it is wise to consider the option that provides the best function. While missing teeth does impair the aesthetics of your smile, the effect on your health should be considered as well. Traditional dentures have long been the standard replacement method, but restorations supported by […]

What Happens During your Sedation Dentistry Appointment

Sedation during dentistry is a common and effective practice for patients whose phobias prevent them from visiting the dentist. If you’ve chosen sedation for your dental procedure, any of the following may be a part of your visit, depending on the method taken to promote relaxation. Before your Appointment It’s a good idea to wear […]

Do You Need Mini Implants?

If you’ve been told you’re not a candidate for dental implants due to issues with bone structure, mini dental implants help you obtain the sturdy new teeth you want and need, without additional treatments to place grafts. Mini Dental Implants for Single Teeth and Dentures Mini implants are ideal for replacing front teeth, where bone […]

Why Choose Ceramic Braces?

With so many choices available for more cosmetically appealing orthodontic treatment, many patients veer away from choosing something close to metal braces. But variations of metal braces, such those with ceramic brackets and white wires, provide patients with effective treatment that truly delivers what they’re looking for. Dependable Treatment There are many variables at play […]

How Insurance Works

Coverage Limitations Many insurance plans cover only specific services – not everything available under the sun. Twice yearly cleanings and x-rays (diagnostic and preventive care) when needed are typically covered at 100%.  Purely elective treatments, that tend to upgrade more traditional or basic-level services, are not covered to any degree.  Limitations may include materials and […]

Tips for Invisalign® Care and Compliance

While removable braces are more discreet and comfortable than metal braces, the design of these aligners does present some new considerations for orthodontic patients. During treatment with clear aligners, it’s critical to make sure that you’re properly caring for your smile and that you are wearing them for the full recommended 22 hours per day. […]