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Treat Yourself to a Smile Makeover for the Holidays

Giving presents to loved ones is fulfilling, and investing in your health and happiness this holiday season is important too. With a custom smile makeover by Greenwood Dental Care, you’ll head into the new year with noticeable confidence and self-worth that will last for years to come. Whether you want to improve yellow or crooked…

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Avoid These Holiday Foods to Maintain Healthy Teeth

When the holidays roll around, many people can’t help but want to dive into all the snacks, meals, and desserts that have become such a tradition of their celebrations. Since some of these types of food can damage one’s teeth, it’s important to have them in moderation or avoid them altogether if you have especially…

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Benefits of Seeking a Restorative Dentist

Feeling confident in your smile is so important in today’s world. If you are unsatisfied with your smile, a good dentist can make subtle improvements to improve the appearance and functionality of your teeth. Restorative dentistry refers to a grouping of dental procedures designed to replace and repair damaged or missing teeth. Although you may…

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Common Causes of Gum Pain

Most pain in the gums is due to poor oral hygiene. By not brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash regularly, you are putting yourself at risk for gum disease. There are, however, other causes such as cuts, canker sores, and sinus infections. Remember not to brush and floss too vigorously, or this, too, can make the…

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What Treatments Fall Under Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry involves the replacement of broken or missing teeth. Although some cosmetic procedures fall under this umbrella, restorative dentistry also involves the functionality of the mouth. This are of dentistry involves three main branches: endodontics, periodontics, and prosthodontics. The affected teeth may be in their present state due to trauma, aging, dental disease, or…

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When Is Sedation Dentistry Necessary?

Dental sedation is any time anesthesia is used for a dental procedure. Most dentistry only requires topical anesthesia, such as for a root canal or tooth extraction. However, each person’s comfort level, pain tolerance, and anxiety regarding dental procedures is different. This means some people may prefer sedation dentistry over local anesthesia for more intense…

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