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How to care for your Porcelain Veneers

Dental veneers are thin, custom fabricated shells made of porcelain or composite resin. They blend with your natural teeth and mask tooth irregularities, improving the appearance of cracked, stained or chipped teeth. They generally fit onto the front teeth because they’re not as durable as crowns and will not be able to withstand chewing forces.

What are veneers used for?

Veneers are an effective way of improving the appearance of your teeth. They hide surface stains and even out irregularly shaped teeth. They’re ideal for patients who have suffered from cracked teeth and those who have gaps at the front of their mouths.

More importantly, veneers also blend in seamlessly; meaning no one ...

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Teeth whitening maintenance tips

If you’ve got yellow streaks or dark spots on your teeth, you could do with a tooth whitening procedure. But aside from getting your teeth professionally cleaned, you should also follow these teeth whitening maintenance tips to keep them looking sparkly and clean.

How to maintain white teeth: 

  • Stick to your in-home teeth cleaning regime. If you don’t brush and floss twice daily, it won’t be long before food particles discolour your teeth. You could consider using a powered toothbrush to prevent plaque formation. Sonic brushes are a good alternative because they remove plaque in hard-to-reach areas. If you remove plaque regularly, your teeth will be free from yellow tartar deposits.
  • Change your toothbrush/brush ...

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What you need to know about Invisalign

Invisalign aligners are transparent aligners that fix crooked or misaligned teeth. They have become increasingly popular because they’re discreet, safer and more comfortable than traditional braces. Since they don’t show, you can wear them to work, school or out and about.

If you’re not sure if Invisalign is for you, continue reading this article to discover some interesting facts about these braces.

The Benefits of Invisalign Braces

Aesthetic Value

Invisalign aligners contain BPA-free plastic. Because they’re transparent, no one will ever know you’re wearing them. You don’t have to put up with those unsightly metallic wires and brackets. More importantly, food doesn’t get trapped in them, which can make eating quite a difficult task. Furthermore, they’re ...

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Getting a Dental Crown - What is the Process?

A dental crown is a porcelain or metallic cap that restores damaged teeth. Once made and fixed to the tooth, crowns last for many years depending on how you take care of them.

A crown looks like a tooth and it fits over your natural one like a cover. This protects it from further damage and improves your overall appearance.

There are many reasons why patients may need dental crowns. Let’s take a look at them now.

Uses of Dental Crowns

  • Crowns support teeth that have undergone a root canal procedure. After the dentist cleans out the pulp and takes out some of the tooth, the remaining tooth structure needs the support of a crown to be restored to ...

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