How Teeth Whitening Works

In a previous article we discussed the different at-home and professional whitening options. But how does the whitening process actually work and what are the benefits to a professional in-office whitening? In Afdent’s over 40 years of providing patient friendly...

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Busting the Myths About Dental Implants

Despite the vast improvements in dental care, many of us still suffer from tooth loss. Whether from tooth decay, periodontal disease, or injury, losing a tooth has a huge impact on our self confidence and desire to share a smile. For many years, the only treatment...

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Wisdom Teeth FAQ: What You Need To Know

While not everyone needs to get their wisdom teeth removed, many do. Wisdom teeth removal is an outpatient procedure performed on 5 million Americans each year. This procedure might be common, but that doesn't mean everyone knows much about it. Here are a few of the...

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Benefits of Invisalign Braces

Gone are the days of metal wire braces that make eating hard food impossible and hurt the sides of your mouth. Invisalign braces have taken the cosmetic dentistry industry by storm in the last decade, and it’s no surprise why. Braces aren’t just for pre-teens anymore;...

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Healthy Mouth: Window to a Healthy Body

Have you ever found yourself wondering what’s the point of having regular dental checkups and cleanings, especially if you feel like you have good teeth? Besides a professional cleaning and ensuring your teeth and gums are healthy, dental professionals also check for...

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The Gift of a Beautiful Smile

There’s just something about the holiday season that creates a warm, happy feeling, giving us many reasons to smile. Maybe it’s the bright and colorful decorations everywhere, or the Christmas music being played on the radio, or a chance to spend time with family and...

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Are Braces the Right Fit for You?

Did you know that according to the American Association of Orthodontists, over 4 million Americans are undergoing some type of orthodontic treatment? And that about 25% of those are adults? With school letting out for the summer, many parents are taking advantage of a...

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Recent Posts

Oral Health 101: The Importance of Professional Teeth Cleaning

As a dental professional I’m often asked about the need for professional teeth cleaning. Often a patient will ask, “I brush twice a day, floss, and use a mouthwash before going to bed, so why do I need routine cleanings?” I tell them that the simplest and most obvious...

Why You Should Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

By now, I’m sure you’ve seen the many funny online video clips of people being sedated after getting their wisdom teeth taken out. Although these videos are fun to watch, as a dentist I can tell you that these teeth are anything but wise.  I recommend to the vast...

The Dark Side of DIY Teeth Whitening

In Afdent’s 40+ years of providing patient friendly dentistry, one of the most common questions we get from patients is “how do I get my teeth whiter?” This is usually followed up with “is it safe to do at home?” Sparkling white teeth can boost one’s confidence and...

When to Save an Infected Tooth

As a practicing dentist, one of the most common responses I get from patients when I ask why we haven’t seen them on a regular basis is, “Well, nothing was hurting, so I thought everything was ok.” But, did you know that teeth don’t necessarily have to be causing you...

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