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The Power of a Smile

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 A smile can say and do so much for a person.  It can exude confidence, minimize a person’s age, make a person more approachable, and even give a brief storyline of a patient’s life.  It’s not just Hollywood or movie stars who are making efforts to put their best smile forward.  People from all walks of life are using aesthetic dentistry to give them the smile they’ve always wanted and never thought they could have. 

You Have Cosmetic Options

Suttle changes to enhance your smile include whitening and/or replacing silver fillings.  Whitening can be done either at home or in the office and in as little as 2 hours.  Changing your silver ...

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3 Ways a More Attractive Smile Can Improve Your Quality of Life

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It can be a burden to live with a smile that makes you feel self-conscious about your appearance. A beautiful smile conveys genuine warmth and emotion, but if you are hiding your smile, those around you aren't getting to see the real you. Your friends or business associates may start to see you as being unfriendly or unhappy, which is not at all the message you want to send!

In recent years, we have seen some remarkable advances in dental materials, technology, and techniques that make it possible for almost anyone to achieve their dream smile. Whether you have a few chipped teeth or need a complete smile makeover, a ...

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Before You Take That Next Drink, You Should Know the Effect of Alcohol on Dental Health

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Recently, the British Dental Journal published the results of a study dealing with the impact that alcohol has on our oral health. The study concluded that there are indeed numerous areas where alcohol consumption can affect your oral health, including bad breath, periodontal disease, dental staining, and oral cancer.

How Alcohol Impacts Your Oral Health

  • Bad breath: While more research needs to be done in this area, it was found that there’s a significant relationship between bad breath (halitosis) and alcohol consumption. Bad breath is often attributed to dry mouth, inadequate oral hygiene, and an increased risk for gum disease.
  • Periodontal disease: Current evidence suggests that consuming alcohol is a risk factor for ...

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When You Need Straighter Teeth Sooner

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You put up with crooked teeth your whole adult life, and you limped along okay, even though your teeth often hurt and you felt self-conscious. But you just learned you have a major presentation at your company’s next annual sales conference, and you decide it’s finally time to fix your smile.

Consider Invisalign Orthodontics

If you are looking for a short-term adult orthodontic solution that can get your smile where you want it to be as quickly as possible, you may need to look no further than Invisalign. Many patients who are interested in straightening their teeth are excited to learn that Invisalign can help them achieve their smile goals, often ...

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Crown Solutions for You at Alafaya Dentistry

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You may already know that a crown is a dental restoration that’s needed when a tooth is damaged. Crowns are made of durable materials including all porcelain, gold, or full zirconium. Which type we choose depends on your preference and where the tooth is located in your mouth. Patients who need crowns on teeth that show when they smile generally opt for porcelain or zirconium because they are the most esthetic.

What Crowns Can Do for You

Millions of people have had dental crowns because they have a proven record of success at protecting and strengthening teeth. A well-made crown that is taken care of properly with oral hygiene and routine ...

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A Healthier 2018: How Your Mouth Plays a Role

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It’s a New Year and the common trend at Dr. Gary Michaelson’s office is surrounded around self-improvement.  Everywhere you look, there are ads for weight loss and getting healthy.  What most people don’t think about is how the condition of the mouth, particularly the condition of the gums, affects a person’s overall health.

The Gum Disease-Heart Link

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, has a direct link to heart disease.  Multiple research studies of heart patients have reported an 85% history of periodontal disease.  The bacteria originating from under the gums will make its way into the bloodstream, potentially thickening artery walls.  The same bacteria can also combine with platelets to form blood ...

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Why Your Orlando Dentist May Recommend a Crown

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Crowns are one of the most widely-used dental restorations and with good reason. They are a versatile solution, placing them is a straightforward process that usually only takes two visits, and since a crown can last 15 years or longer, they are a cost-effective long-term solution.

What Does a Dental Crown Do?

Your dentist will typically recommend a dental crown to strengthen and protect a damaged tooth. The restoration is usually made of esthetic porcelain or ceramic and is customized to fit over and surround an existing tooth.

Reasons for Recommending a Crown

Since crowns fit like a cap over your teeth, they can be used in numerous situations:

  • Severe decay compromises the structure ...

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