Quick and easy tips to improve your smile

I have been asked recently about some easy steps each of us can take to imrove his/her smile. Here are a few quick and inexpensive ways to really give your smile a boost.  Of course there are many ways we can help you improve your smile but the four items I have listed below are some of the most important and least costly.

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Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are used in restorative dentistry to fill in the empty space left by a missing tooth. Dental bridges work by attaching a false tooth to the teeth adjacent to the empty space, thereby “bridging” the void. They are an excellent option for patients who do not have enough bone structure to support a dental implant.

There are three main types of dental bridges:

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Porcelain Fillings

Porcelain fillings are a durable and natural looking restoration for a patient who suffers from tooth decay. These fillings are created from a specially-formulated porcelain composite material which can restore the look and function of your teeth. If you have tooth decay or want to replace old metal fillings, porcelain fillings may be ideal for your needs.

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A Dentist for the Whole Family

When you are looking for a dentist, it is most convenient to find a professional that can take care of your needs as well as the oral health needs of your entire family. A family dentist can do just this. Family dentists are the first level of defense against dental issues, and they care for a wide variety of patients, from young children to senior citizens.

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Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) is a condition that occurs when your jaw becomes misaligned. As a result, your bite is not in balance and your muscles are strained in their normal resting position. This can lead to a number of problems and painful symptoms. You may have trouble eating, opening your mouth wide, sleeping, and enjoying your daily activities.

The most common TMJ symptoms are:  

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Invisalign®

If you have been putting off valuable orthodontic treatment due to the unsightliness and hassles associated with traditional braces, Invisalign® offers you an excellent solution. Invisalign uses a series of clear, custom-designed aligners to gradually move your teeth into their desired position. It is a virtually invisible way to straighten a crooked smile, and no one will even know that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment.

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