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Are You Guilty of These 3 Common Flossing Mistakes?

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If you’re like many people, you know flossing should be part of your daily oral hygiene routine but actually doing it can be a chore. You may be tempted to rush through the routine to get it over with, which results in an inadequate job and a waste of your effort.

Why You Need to Floss

Let’s start by saying that, yes, flossing is essential even if you brush your teeth like a pro. Floss reaches into the crevices between teeth that your toothbrush can’t and carries away bacteria-filled plaque that threaten your oral health. 

3 Common Flossing Mistakes

Flossing isn’t complicated, but there’s a right way and a wrong way to go about ...

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What are the Different Types of Cosmetic Dental Procedures?

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Whatever esthetic smile flaws bother you, cosmetic dentistry offers a wealth of solutions to improve your appearance and your oral health.

Problems Cosmetic Dentistry Corrects

In fact, there are so many options available that choosing the one that is right for you can be a daunting task! Your dentist uses cosmetic dentistry to:

  • Repair chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
  • Even out wide gaps or irregular spacing between teeth
  • Correct the appearance of crowded or crooked teeth
  • Improve the appearance of teeth that are too large or too small
  • Restore the brightness of dull, stained, or discolored teeth

Treatment Options in Cosmetic Dentistry

As you see, cosmetic dentistry can resolve most any esthetic issue you have! Here are the procedures your ...

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How a Dental Filling Helps Improve Your Oral Health

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Dental fillings are basic restorative treatments most dentists offer because they are a time-tested solution for damaged teeth. In fact, about 100 years ago researchers in Slovenia found an ancient tooth filled with beeswax that dates back to 6,500 AD!

Today, dentists use either a silver amalgam filling or a tooth-colored composite material. While amalgam fillings have their uses, composites tend to be more popular because they look natural and won’t leave a dark spot in your smile.

What Happens to an Untreated Damaged Tooth?

Having a filling placed is a straightforward procedure with significant benefits. Your dentist removes the decayed or damaged portion, adds filling material to the tooth, and shapes and ...

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3 Reasons Why You May Need a Dental Crown

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Millions of people benefit from crowns, and it’s likely that you may even have one yourself. Crowns are a staple of dentistry because they are dental restorations that fit over a damaged tooth to strengthen and protect it.

3 Reasons Why You Need a Dental Crown

Dental crowns in Kingsport, TN are so versatile that we can use them in numerous situations. However, three of the most common reason your dentist would recommend a crown are:

A Tooth is Cracked

A cracked bone will heal, but a cracked tooth does not. If you have a crack in your tooth and there is no crown to protect it, the tooth may break below the gum line and ...

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How to Find the Right Dentist in Kingsport for Your Children

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Searching for a dentist for yourself can be challenging on its own, but trying to find the right dentist for your kids is an entirely different matter, or at least it should be.

You should take your time to find the right dentist because your child’s early dental experiences will set the stage for their attitude about oral care for the rest of their lives. You probably know or may even be a nervous adult patient whose fear stems from an unpleasant dental experience as a child, and this is what we want to avoid.

Start with Some Research

The process of finding the right dentist will take some work, but the reward ...

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4 Ways Porcelain Veneers Can Improve Your Smile

Woman Getting Veneers | Hagan Dentistry

How do you feel about your smile? Are you happy with the way your teeth look or do you long for a dream smile makeover? If you’re thinking about improving your smile with cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers are an excellent option to consider.

The Value of a Confident Smile

Many studies and surveys have been conducted to find out how smiles affect us and those around us. An interesting result is that smiling has a circular effect because it releases endorphins, hormones that trigger positive feelings in us, and also give others an endorphin boost when they see us smile. When you smile, you feel better, which makes others feel better, etc., ...

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What type of education do dentists receive?

In the US, all dentists must receive a doctorate degree. This typically requires 8 years after high school graduation. Most dentists receive a bachelor’s degree in college, often in a science-related field, as dental schools require entering students to have completed extensive coursework in biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. I attended Furman University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.

Then dental school is an additional 4-year program. Most programs are full-time and year round. The first two years of the program are full of courses related to general health ...

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