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The Hidden Dangers of Over-the-Counter Whitening

March 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — laplatadental @ 9:32 am
someone applying a whitening tooth strip

Nobody’s smile is quite the same, and one of the best aspects of cosmetic dentistry is getting to accentuate the things that make your unique smile beautiful! That said, there are a lot of people who would prefer it if their teeth were a little bit whiter, which may be why teeth whitening is so popular.

Professional teeth whitening can produce fantastic results, but some people try to get the same results with over-the-counter whitening products and run into problems. Here’s why that’s a bad idea.


Can I Get Invisalign to Correct My Bite Issues?

March 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — laplatadental @ 5:28 pm
a closeup of an Invisalign aligner

Invisalign is one of the hottest orthodontic treatments around—while in the past patients have relied on traditional metal brackets and wires to straighten their teeth, correct bite issues, and improve their oral health, the clear aligner technology utilized by Invisalign has taken the world of modern dentistry by storm. But how effective is this solution when it comes to addressing overbites, underbites, or other types of bite problems? Keep reading to learn more!


How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Give You a Bigger Smile!

February 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — laplatadental @ 2:55 am
a woman smiling with big and beautiful teeth

Do you think your teeth are too small, short, or “stubby”? If so, you may feel self-conscious about flashing your smile. No matter how long you have been unhappy with your pearly whites, the advancements in cosmetic dentistry have made it possible to change them in a short amount of time. Your dentist can transform your teeth into the grin you have always dreamed of. Read on to learn about why your teeth are small and three treatments that can help.


Does Everyone Develop Wisdom Teeth?

February 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — laplatadental @ 8:21 am
a computer-generated diagram of an impacted wisdom tooth

Wisdom teeth, also known as the “third molar” are the teeth that are in the very back of your mouth. They also are the last of your pearly whites to develop, normally coming through the gums between the ages of 17-21. That’s why they are called “wisdom teeth”. About 85% of people must eventually get them removed. However, not everyone has wisdom teeth. The Dental Research Journal states that up to 37% of people are missing one or more of their third molars. Read on to learn more about wisdom teeth and their development (or lack thereof!).


How to Manage When You Lose a Dental Crown

January 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — laplatadental @ 9:01 am
A woman hiding her lost dental crown

Dealing with a lost dental crown can seem frightening at first. After all, the restoration is supposed to be cemented to your tooth! Still, panicking over this situation won’t help you. You’ll need to manage things quickly and properly to protect your now-crownless smile. Luckily enough, your La Plata dental practice can ensure you do so. Here, then, are some tips for handling a lost crown that should get you through the problem.

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