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Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, whether from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. That’s because dentures make it easier to eat and speak better than you could without teeth—things that people often take for granted.

When you lose all of your teeth, facial muscles can sag, making you look older. Dentures can help fill out the appearance of your face and profile. They can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth so that your appearance does not change much. Dentures may even improve the look of your smile.
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If you’re missing one or more teeth, you may notice a difference in chewing and speaking. Bridges can help restore your smile.

Sometimes called a fixed partial denture, a bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth and literally “bridges” the gap where one or more teeth used to be. Bridges can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials and are attached to surrounding teeth for support. Unlike a removable bridge, which you can take out and clean, a fixed bridge can only be removed by a dentist.

An implant bridge attaches artificial teeth directly to the jaw or under the gum tissue. Depending on which type of bridge your dentist recommends, its success depends on the foundation. So it’s very important to keep your remaining teeth healthy and strong.
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Interested in a brighter, whiter smile? Our office offers multiple fast and effective whitening options depending on your desired results and budget. The following are a few of the most common questions we hear about whitening treatment:

Is teeth whitening safe?
Yes. Clinical studies have shown that whitening your teeth with carbamide or hydrogen peroxide under the supervision of a dental professional is safe for teeth and gums.

What are the side effects?
The most common side effect is tooth and gum sensitivity. Your dental professional is your best resource to make sure you’re a good candidate for whitening and that you are using the right formula with proper sensitivity protocol.

How are whitening products from my dentist different from OTC products?
Over-the-counter whitening products are not customized to you. With commercial grade whitening products, the whitening process is tailored to your needs by your dental professional, in-office whitening procedures or with custom-fitted trays and multiple take-home whitening formulas.

How long will my whitening results last?
Whitening treatments help to reduce existing stains, but through consumption of coffee, soft drinks or just through natural aging, your teeth may eventually become discolored again. Occasional whitening maintenance can help combat recurring discoloration. Only Philips Zoom take-home whitening products include ACP, which has been shown to help reduce whitening fadeback.

How long does it take?
Your teeth may be visibly whiter in one day.Teeth can be noticeably whiter with take-home products in one to two weeks, depending on the customized solution your dental
professional recommends.
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Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. It is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. Because gum disease is usually painless, you may not know you have it. Also referred to as periodontal disease, gum disease is caused by plaque, the sticky film of bacteria that is constantly forming on our teeth.

Here are some warning signs that can signal a problem:
gums that bleed easily
red, swollen, tender gums
gums that have pulled away from the teeth
persistent bad breath or bad taste
permanent teeth that are loose or separating
any change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
any change in the fit of partial dentures

Some factors increase the risk of developing gum disease. They are:

poor oral hygiene
smoking or chewing tobacco
crooked teeth that are hard to keep clean
medications, including steroids, certain types of anti-epilepsy drugs, cancer therapy drugs, some calcium channel blockers and oral contraceptives
See your dentist if you suspect you have gum disease because the sooner you treat it the better. The early stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. If you have gingivitis, your gums may become red, swollen and bleed easily. At this stage, the disease is still reversible and can usually be eliminated by a professional cleaning at your dental office, followed by daily brushing and flossing.

Advanced gum disease is called periodontitis. Chronic periodontitis can lead to the loss of tissue and bone that support the teeth and it may become more severe over time. If it does, your teeth will feel loose and start moving around in your mouth. This is the most common form of periodontitis in adults but can occur at any age. It usually gets worse slowly, but there can be periods of rapid progression.

Aggressive periodontitis is a highly destructive form of periodontal disease that occurs in patients who are otherwise healthy. Common features include rapid loss of tissue and bone and may occur in some areas of the mouth, or in the entire mouth.

Research between systemic diseases and periodontal diseases is ongoing. While a link is not conclusive, some studies indicate that severe gum disease may be associated with several other health conditions such as diabetes or stroke.

It is possible to have gum disease and have no warning signs. That is one reason why regular dental checkups and periodontal examinations are very important. Treatment methods depend upon the type of disease and how far the condition has progressed. Good dental care at home is essential to help keep periodontal disease from becoming more serious or recurring.Remember: You don’t have to lose teeth to gum disease. Brush your teeth twice a day, clean between your teeth daily, eat a balanced diet, and schedule regular dental visits for a lifetime of healthy smiles.
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Teeth cleaning (also known as prophylaxis, literally a preventive treatment of a disease) is a procedure for the removal of tartar (mineralized plaque) that may develop on the teeth even with careful brushing and flossing. Plaque develops especially in areas that are difficult to reach in routine tooth brushing and flossing. It is often done by a dental hygienist or a dentist. Professional cleaning includes tooth scaling and tooth polishing and debridement if too much tartar has accumulated. This involves the use of various instruments or devices to loosen and remove deposits from the teeth.

At Picasso Dental we recommend patients with good overall oral health get their teeth cleaned every six months. Additional cleaning may be required for patients with periodontal disease or other oral health problems.
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In addition to a routine dental exam, your dentist may take diagnostic x-rays to reveal any other hidden problems, especially in the areas below the gums. Bitewing x-rays are typically taken every 12 months and a panographic x-ray, which revolves around the head, is taken every 3-5 years.
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A beautiful smile, for most people, is the most obvious reason for orthodontics. After your braces are off, you will have more self-confidence. You may not have thought about the health benefits that come with Orthodontic treatment as well. During your treatment, we would like you to be as comfortable as possible. Our specialized Orthodontic Team uses the most advanced treatments and state-of-the-art technologies to deliver amazing orthodontic results to our patients.

How Orthodontic Treatment Works
Orthodontic appliances can be made out of metal, ceramic, or plastic. Some forms are removable, and others brackets are bonded to the teeth. Braces work because they place a gentle force in a controlled direction. Now is a great time to wear braces! The days are gone where a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. You can often choose brackets that are clear or metallic, and even choose the ties that hold the wire in the brackets. Nowadays the wires are less visible, and the most up-to-date materials move teeth faster and more comfortably.

Duration of Treatment
Orthodontic treatment can last anywhere between one to three years, depending on the growth of the patients face. Patients are all different and will grow and respond to treatment very differently, so treatment time will vary accordingly. The patient’s effort in using any prescribed rubber bands or headgear is an important role in achieving the most efficient treatment time and best results. Interceptive or early treatment procedures can take as few as six months to complete.
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Your smile is one of your most important features. Dentistry is always changing. Our team of experienced doctors are up-to-date with the most advanced treatment options and technologies. They can utilize these treatment options to help patients achieve a beautiful, healthy smiles so they can smile with confidence.

Are you ready for a smile makeover?
If you’re considering cosmetic dentistry, ask yourself a few questions:
• Are you reluctant to smile?
• Do you have missing or discolored teeth?
• Would you like more self-confidence?
• Do you want to look your best in social and professional situations?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions, cosmetic dentistry could be the solution!
Cosmetic Dentistry is an Art and a Science
We can help you achieve your smile goals! Cosmetic dentistry is different from general dental care; it is both art and science. When your dentist provides cosmetic dentistry they provide smile enhancement, restoration, and maintenance treatments for optimal dental health as well as esthetic results. Using up-to-date technology and techniques, our practice offers you a beautiful, natural smile and all of the benefits that come with it.

We can help you feel more confident about yourself with a new smile that is as beautiful as it is healthy. You no longer have to tolerate chipped, missing, crooked, or discolored teeth. Contact our office today to start your smile makeover!
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At Fresh Dental in Tyler and Longview, TX we keep your family's health and comfort a priority. With our general family dentistry services, we will keep them looking and feeling their best! Families should make sure dental care is priority along with your regular wellness check-ups, healthy diet and exercise. Common dental-related problems like cavities, tooth decay, and gingivitis are often 100% preventable if the right preventative dental care is taken to keep your mouth healthy! At all Fresh Dental offices we can perform all of the regular General Dentistry routine check-ups and minor procedures to maintain oral health. We want to make sure every member of your family enjoys a healthy smile for a lifetime.
Visiting the dentist regularly for preventative cleanings and exams will help to ensure you maintain good oral health and catch any potential problems early before they become a bigger or more painful issue. When patients come in for their regular preventative dental exam and cleaning we will update x-rays and records, examine the mouth and professionally clean and polish the teeth to ensure any stubborn plaque or build-up is removed.
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