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Importance of Dental Cleanings

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Woman smiling after a dental cleaning.

Few people realize the connection between general health and oral health. Excellent oral health is extremely important because having healthy teeth and gums can improve overall health by lowering the risk of heart disease, improving gut health, and improving mood and self-image. There are many important benefits to keeping the teeth and gums healthy so it’s no surprise that scheduling regular dental cleanings are high on the list of priorities for any health-conscious individual.


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What dental treatments are considered cosmetic dentistry?

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What is Cosmetic Dentistry

If you’ve got dental work in your future and you’re wondering about what’s covered and what’s not by your dental insurance, then you might be curious to know which dental procedures are cosmetic and which ones are considered restorative. In some cases, the answer is simple, but in others, there’s a gray area. In other words, some dental procedures that are cosmetic for patients in a very specific situation may not be cosmetic for patients in a very different situation.


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What to Do in a Dental Emergency

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Dental Emergency Concord

We understand a dental emergency is upsetting and potentially very painful, which is why Morning Star Dental is here to assist you with caring professional dentistry. If you or someone close to you have a dental emergency, please contact our friendly dental office immediately. Our dental team can provide useful advice over the phone to help you cope until you can get in to see us. We aim to see patients requiring emergency dental care on the same day, providing the treatment you need to relieve discomfort and pain. However, we also know that not everybody can get to see us or can contact us immediately. Knowing what to do when you have a dental emergency can be enormously reassuring.


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The Benefits of Teeth Whitening

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Teeth WhiteningDo you remember the days when your smile was white, bright and beautiful? If you are like most adults, your lovely smile has gradually darkened after years of exposure to dark-hued foods and drinks. Fret not, Pleasant Hill Dental is here to return your smile to glory. If you are dissatisfied with the look of your smile, our teeth whitening solutions will lighten its hue to the perfect shade. Once your teeth are whitened, you will look younger and feel that much more confident in your personal aesthetic.


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Dental Implants Compared to Dentures

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Dental ImplantsAn excessively-damaged or lost tooth must be extracted and replaced in a timely manner to prevent facial sagging and an array of additional oral health problems. The question is what route to take when replacing the tooth in question. Dental implants and dentures are the top options. Though most people favor dental implants, dentures are still a viable option in 2019. Let's take a look at both options to determine which is best for your mouth.


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Reasons Why A Tooth Would Need Pulled

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Tooth ExtractionIf your dentist determines you need a tooth pulled, do not panic! Tooth extractions are much more common than most people think. If your tooth is damaged to the point that it cannot be repaired or if your teeth are severely overcrowded, it might be necessary for the dentist to pull it. There are numerous other reasons to have a tooth pulled. Let's take a look at why it sometimes makes sense to extract a tooth for improved oral health.


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Advantages of Fluoride Treatment

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Fluoride TreatmentFluoride has been getting a bad rap for a decade or so for no good reason. The critics allege fluoride compromises human health in a variety of ways. The internet is rife with half-truths and bald-faced lies about the subject of fluoride treatment. In reality, the application and ingestion of fluoride in measured amounts is beneficial for achieving and maintaining optimal oral health. Though you can get fluoride from toothpaste, tap water, and mouth rinses, your mouth also needs fluoride treatment provided at the dentist's office. Professional fluoride treatment involves the application of a strong fluoride you cannot find in local stores. Let's take a closer look at the many merits of fluoride treatment.


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The Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

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Sedation DentistrySedation dentistry makes dental cleanings and procedures painless. Let our dentist sedate you prior to your dental work and you will feel absolutely no discomfort at all. This is the perfect solution for those intimidated by the dentist's chair due to uncomfortable experiences in the past, anxiety or general fear.


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The Beauty of Same Day Crowns

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Same Day CrownsJust about everyone is looking for a quick and effective means of improving their smile. Same day crowns have emerged as a viable solution to improve the look of your teeth as well as your oral health. If you have one or several damaged teeth, meet with our dentist right away to discuss the merits of same day crowns.


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The Benefits of Invisalign for Teens

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InvisalignIt is no secret life is stressful, especially for teens. Teens have to deal with hormones, acne, peer pressure and the rigors of academia. The discomfort and annoyance of metal braces is completely unnecessary. If your teen desires teeth straightening for enhanced beauty, there is no reason to use conventional metal braces. Metal braces can be awkward and have the potential to interfere with athletics and even your teen's ability to play an instrument. The better solution is Invisalign Teen. Below, we explain why this treatment option is superior to braces.


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