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Toothache Trauma: Should You Visit the ER or Your Dentist for a Dental Emergency?

April 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — sourisvalley @ 7:19 pm
Patient holding their cheek due to a dental emergency

Dental emergencies can be stressful and painful, especially if they strike unexpectedly. In the confusion that is likely to follow, it can be difficult to know exactly where to turn for relief. Should you head to the emergency room or visit your dentist? The right decision can make all the difference in your care, so it’s important to educate yourself. Continue reading to learn where to go during a dental emergency.


How Much Will a Root Canal Hurt?

December 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sourisvalley @ 12:36 am
Woman sits in dentist's chair

Root canals have gotten a bad reputation from how they are portrayed in movies and on television. The truth is that root canals these days are rendered entirely painless by local anesthetics, but there may be some discomfort for a while afterward. However, there should never be any pain that gets in the way of your day-to-day activities. Here’s how much discomfort is to be expected after a root canal and how to know if you need to call your dentist for assistance.


A Tooth Can Wear Many Caps: How Long Can a Dental Crown Last?

October 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sourisvalley @ 11:16 pm
Dentist smiles

Dental crowns can save teeth from extraction by protecting them from further damage and restoring them to their original shape and function. While most people finding out that they need a dental crown might wonder whether the procedure will hurt, how expensive it will be, and what the crown will look like, they should also consider how long they can expect their crown to last. Here’s how long your dental crown can last and how you can maximize its lifespan.


How Can I Fix a Gap Between My Front Teeth?

August 13, 2023

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Smiling woman with gaps between her teethDo you have a gap between your front teeth? It doesn’t have to be the focal point of your smile. There are many solutions to close the space. Your cosmetic dentist can improve the health and appearance of your smile using a personalized treatment plan that won’t cost you an arm or a leg. Here are just a few ways you can treat the gap.


Can I Eat My Favorite Foods with Dental Implants?

June 23, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sourisvalley @ 3:46 pm
summer grilling foods

Summer is here, which means that families are outside barbecuing and enjoying the warmer temperatures. With many of the most delicious foods being cooked this time of year, it can cause those living with an incomplete smile to miss the joys of eating. But with dental implants, these social gatherings and events no longer have to be avoided or met with disdain. Find out how these prosthetics give you the license to enjoy all your favorite foods again this summer.


How About a New Smile for Your New Start after Graduation?

May 28, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sourisvalley @ 8:48 am
a group of smiling graduates with beautiful teeth

Graduating from high school or college is an exciting time! It means there are boundless possibilities ahead. As you are forging a new way into your future, why not consider bringing a new smile with you? Upgrading your teeth can not only build your confidence but can impact your career and social life. Read on to learn the benefits of a beautiful smile and possible cosmetic dental treatments to transform your pearly whites.


4 Treatments That Might Be Part of Your Full Mouth Reconstruction

March 29, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sourisvalley @ 1:06 pm
Man in a light green shirt sitting in a dental chair

When many or all of your teeth need to be rebuilt or replaced, your dentist might recommend a full mouth reconstruction. The goal of the reconstruction process is to restore and improve the appearance, health, and function of your entire smile. The services that make up your treatment plan will depend on your specific needs and goals. To give you an idea of what you can expect, here are 4 procedures that are often part of a full mouth reconstruction.  


Microdosing BOTOX: Why Is It So Popular?

January 21, 2023

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BOTOX is already a well-known treatment for reducing facial lines and wrinkles to look younger. However, it’s important to note that there isn’t just one way to have BOTOX done. In particular, microdosing BOTOX has become incredibly popular in recent years. What exactly is microdosing BOTOX, and why are so many people choosing it? Here are the basics you should know before trying it for yourself.


5 of the Latest Injectable Trends

January 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sourisvalley @ 7:53 pm
Young woman getting a BOTOX injection in her forehead

With so many people wanting to look as young as possible, it should be no surprise that BOTOX and similar treatments have become more and more popular in recent years. If you’ve been thinking of using one of these treatments to address some of your own facial imperfections, now is an excellent time! Below are 5 injectable trends that you might benefit from.


Guide to Recovering from All-On-4 Surgery

December 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — sourisvalley @ 1:50 am

Digital model of All-On-4 lower dentureDo you want to replace your missing teeth for good? All-On-4 is a great option to restore a complete smile. Unlike traditional implant dentures, you won’t have to go without any teeth while your mouth heals; however, that doesn’t mean you can bite into a juicy hamburger right away. You’ll have a bit of a recovery ahead of you. Don’t worry, here’s what you can expect during your recovery from All-On-4 surgery. 


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