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4 Common Cosmetic Issues Dental Bonding Can Address

August 20, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ronan Freyne @ 6:22 pm
a dentist holding an ultraviolet light up to a tooth to cure composite resin

Over years of life experience, smiles can become damaged and imperfect. While some people are just fine with this, others may have their confidence impacted by chips, gaps between teeth, and discoloration. Fortunately, there are cosmetic dental treatments, like bonding, out there that are cost-effective and can last for years with the proper care. Read on to learn what four common cosmetic problems bonding can address and whether it’s the right treatment option for you.

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How Can I Prevent Teeth Sensitivity After Whitening Treatment?

July 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ronan Freyne @ 3:18 am

You may have eaten rice cakes that taste like cardboard to lose weight. To quit smoking, your brother started vaping, and now he’s addicted to that. To make a positive change in your life, it’s not set in stone you must endure a negative experience along the way. Take teeth whitening, for example. Can it cause teeth sensitivity? Sure, but you don’t have to put up with that for a smile upgrade. Keep reading to learn from your cosmetic dentist in Chevy Chase about the common causes of teeth sensitivity after a whitening treatment and what you can do to prevent it!

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Will Getting a Dental Crown Hurt?

June 16, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ronan Freyne @ 6:42 am
Close-up of a dental crown

Along with root canal therapy, dental crown treatment has a reputation for being an uncomfortable procedure. Based on what you hear on TV, in movies, and on the Internet, you may think that it’ll really hurt. Thankfully, though, such a belief is untrue. Besides some mild post-treatment soreness, getting a dental crown shouldn’t hurt at all. Rather, the only lasting thing it’ll do is make your smile better than ever. To prove it, here’s a summary of what you’ll feel from treatment and what to expect during your recovery.

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5 Questions to Ask Before a Smile Makeover

March 5, 2022

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man talking with dentist in Chevy Chase

If you feel self-conscious about your teeth, then a smile makeover could be the answer for you. With the many possibilities available, it can be exciting to undergo a new beginning for your pearly whites. But before you commit to any procedure, you should understand exactly what to expect from the treatment. Keep reading to learn five questions you should ask prior to your smile makeover! 

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Gum Disease Therapy Before Cosmetic Dental Work

January 28, 2022

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Soft tissue laser for gum disease therapyWhen you visit your cosmetic dentist, you expect the focus to be on improving the appearance of your smile. If your dentist recommends gum disease therapy before any elective procedures, you might question their advice. Don’t look for a second opinion. Healthy gums are the foundation of a beautiful smile. Unfortunately, 50% of Americans have gum disease, but most people don’t know it. Here’s why you’ll want to take your dentist’s recommendation seriously if you want your investment to last.

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Is It Worth Investing in Dental Insurance?

November 11, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ronan Freyne @ 11:35 pm
Dental insurance graphic

About three quarters of Americans have dental insurance through their employed or by another means, and there is good reason for it. Dental insurance is an investment in your smile and can ultimately help you save in the long run when it comes to your oral healthcare. If you’re still debating whether or not it’s worth it for you to pay your monthly premium to maintain your dental insurance plan, read on! Here are some of the benefits of dental insurance.

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My Teeth are Too Small; What Can I Do?

September 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ronan Freyne @ 4:46 pm
dentist showing jaw and teeth with X-ray during consultation

Several small-animal species, including rabbits and hamsters, have open-rooted teeth that never stop growing. They must chew on things constantly to keep their teeth worn down.

That may seem like an annoying predicament, but on the other end of the spectrum, there are some people who wish their teeth would start growing once again. If you have microdontia affecting one or more teeth to make you think they are too small, you may have wondered if you can do anything about it.

Fortunately, thanks to the wonders of cosmetic dentistry you have multiple options to choose from. Keep reading to discover some of the reasons adults can have small teeth, as well as ways your cosmetic dentist in Chevy Chase can help.

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How Does Dehydration Affect Oral Health?

July 15, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ronan Freyne @ 5:22 pm
athlete drinking water after exercising

During summer, most people tend to sweat a lot more than usual and lose plenty of fluids. Unfortunately, they often forget to replace what they’ve lost, causing dehydration. Since water makes up more than two-thirds of your body, any loss of fluids can affect regular bodily functions. Well, did you know it can affect your oral health too? Read on to learn which signs of dehydration to look out for and the consequences it can have on your smile.

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How Long Does Invisalign Treatment Take?

April 28, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ronan Freyne @ 3:26 pm
young man holding an aligner for Invisalign in Chevy Chase

Did you know that almost half of all young adults in the U.S. have untagged a picture of themselves on social media because of insecurities about their teeth? For decades, the only way to fix crooked teeth was by wearing metal brackets, sharp wires, or even orthodontic headgear. These days, though, many patients choose Invisalign instead. This clear aligner system delivers the same dramatic results in just a fraction of the time as metal braces! But just how long does Invisalign treatment take? Read on to learn some of the factors that can affect your Invisalign timeline.

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5 Bad Habits to Break with Dental Implants

December 12, 2020

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Man with dental implants in Chevy Chase holding a cigarette. If you’ve decided to replace your missing teeth with dental implants in Chevy Chase, you’ve made an excellent choice for your oral health and quality of life. As the most reliable option to treat tooth loss, your new smile has the potential to last for decades with the right aftercare. Although it’s rare, there are factors that can increase your risk of dental implant failure. Here are 5 bad habits you’ll want to break to protect your investment from any unnecessary complications.

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