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Ornelas Family Dentistry Blog

Is Cosmetic Dentistry the Solution for Your Smile?

August 17, 2022

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Woman smiling after cosmetic dentistry

Everyone wants to feel confident when showing off their smile. However, if you have imperfections that litter your teeth, it is easy to feel self-conscious when saying “cheese” to the camera. Fortunately, there’s a wide array of cosmetic solutions available that can help you achieve a smile that you’re proud to present to the world. Read on to learn more about cosmetic dental treatment so you can make an informed decision about the future of your smile!

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5 Factors to Consider When Choosing Between Bonding and Veneers

August 3, 2022

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Woman smiling after cosmetic dentistry

Both dental bonding and veneers are great options when it comes to masking imperfections in your smile. Whether you’re dealing with discoloration, cracks, chips, gaps, or another cosmetic problem, both options could be viable solutions. However, the difference between veneers and bonding is important for you to understand so you can make an informed decision. Continue reading to learn which factors you should consider before opting for cosmetic treatment.

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5 Tips for Helping Your Child Heal from a Tooth Extraction

July 4, 2022

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Child at the dentist for a tooth extraction.

Let’s face it—having a tooth pulled isn’t very fun. But sometimes, it’s the best and only way to ensure optimal oral health. That said, tooth extractions aren’t limited to just adults; there are times when children need to have their teeth extracted too. If your child has an appointment for a tooth extraction looming on the horizon, you might be wondering if there’s anything you can do to ensure that their recovery is as smooth and pain-free as possible. Here are five tips from your dentist to help you out!

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What Foods Do You Need to Stay Away From After Dental Implant Surgery?

June 9, 2022

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Woman eating yogurt after dental implant surgery

After you’ve gotten your dental implants, you will receive some instructions that you’ll need to follow while your mouth is recovering. One of these instructions will be to stay away from certain foods that might cause discomfort or other issues during the healing process. You should familiarize yourself with the foods you need to avoid – as well as those you should stock up on – ahead of your appointment so that you can start planning your post-implant meals now. Below is a brief guide to what you should and shouldn’t eat after dental implant surgery.

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5 Ways to Overcome Your Fear of Tooth Extractions

May 17, 2022

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person with fear of tooth extractions scared at dentist

Has your dentist recently told you that you’re in need of a tooth extraction? For many patients, the thought of having a tooth pulled is a cause for concern. Some people are scared that it’s going to hurt. Others are worried about how their mouth will heal once the tooth has been pulled. Fortunately, with a good dentist and modern technology, tooth extractions are much more comfortable than they once were. If you have a fear of tooth extractions, read on to learn five tips that can help you overcome it.

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What Are the Three Types of Dental Implants?

April 4, 2022

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dentist explaining dental implants model

Tooth loss is an undeniable issue in the U.S. when you consider that more than 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. If you count yourself among them, then you understand the detrimental impact it can have on your smile, bite, and even speech. Fortunately, dental implants provide a durable, lifelike, and versatile solution! Read on to learn from your dentist in Crown Point about the various types of dental implants, the benefits they provide, and who is a viable candidate for this treatment.

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Do You Have to Be in Pain to Get a Root Canal?

March 17, 2022

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person looking at their tooth in the mirror

During your last visit to the dentist, they told you that one of your teeth needs a root canal. You haven’t been experiencing any tooth pain, so this news caught you off-guard. Aren’t root canals always performed to get rid of the pain in an infected tooth? To learn the answer to this question, read on to learn about some other symptoms that may be a sign that you need a root canal as well as why the procedure is nothing to be afraid of.

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What’s the Best Material for Dental Crowns?

February 10, 2022

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Tooth wearing crown

Teeth can become damaged in numerous different way. Whether you have endured extensive tooth decay or experienced a dental injury, having a damaged tooth doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to wave it goodbye. Dental crowns are available to protect structurally compromised teeth so that they don’t need to be extracted. They can be made from all sorts of different materials. Here are some of the most common so you can determine which is right for you.

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6 Reasons to Replace Your Metal Crowns with Metal-Free Ones

January 6, 2022

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Man smiling with metal-free dental crown

Do you still have metal dental crowns in your mouth? Even though these highly durable restorations worked great at the time that you got them, dentistry has come a long way since then. Now there are other options that are most aesthetically appealing and even healthier. Porcelain has become the preferred material choice of many different patients around the world. Read on to learn why you may want to consider replacing your metal crowns for metal-free ones.

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5 Dangers of Untreated TMJ Pain

December 21, 2021

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Dentist explaining TMJ pain to woman in chairYour temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is located on either side of your face, connecting your jaw to your skull. It allows you to make certain movements necessary for everyday life, like speaking, chewing, and yawning. Unfortunately, these motions aren’t easy for everyone. 12% of adults live with chronic jaw pain. If you have a TMJ disorder, you might believe the clicking sounds and facial pain are only a nuisance, but you’re at risk of several complications without any treatment. Here’s what you need to know about the consequences of ignoring your TMJ pain.

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