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Veneers vs. Crowns: Deciding the Winner for Your Smile Restoration

October 18, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — laplatadental @ 5:52 pm

One of the great things about today’s world is the options that are available to you to change things you aren’t fully satisfied with. From cell phone carriers to styles of jeans, there are so many choices to get exactly what you want. The same goes for your smile!  Treatments like veneers and dental crowns have helped millions of patients get the pearly whites they’ve always wanted. But what exactly does each entail? What are the main differences between them? Keep reading to learn all about veneers, crowns, their differences, and the one that is best for you!


Straight to the Top: Can You Get Invisalign Only on Your Top Teeth?

October 4, 2022

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man smiling with Invisalign

One of the wonderful things about recent dental advances is that the perfect, straight smile you have always wanted is a more viable option now. Traditional braces were a deterrent for many adults due to their obvious appearance. Invisalign gives the opportunity to straighten teeth in a discreet way with its clear aligners. But some people only want their top teeth treated. Your dentist is here to tell you all you need to know about single-arch treatment for Invisalign.


Are Dental X-Rays Safe for Children?

September 24, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — laplatadental @ 12:22 am

Young boy smiling in dental chairRadiation is found everywhere, from space to the air you and your family breathe. Although it is natural, too much radiation can damage DNA cells. It’s normal to have concerns about adding to your child’s daily radiation exposure with dental X-rays, but there’s nothing to fear. Digital X-rays virtually eliminate radiation exposure to provide safer dental care for your little one. Here’s why you can relax the next time your child needs digital X-rays.


Are Bad Teeth a Genetic Problem?

September 14, 2022

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Young family in dental officeWhen you look at your teeth in the mirror, what do you see? If your eyes focus on dental problems or aesthetic flaws, your oral hygiene habits may not be the cause. Instead, your parents might be to blame. Can bad teeth run in the family? Absolutely! Although you can’t change your DNA, here’s how you can decrease your risk of common genetic dental concerns. 


What Can I Expect After a Root Canal?

August 24, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — laplatadental @ 9:21 pm
root canal 3d illustration

Unlike mosquitos, root canals don’t deserve their bad reputation. After all, the amount of pain associated with this tooth-saving service is about the same as a normal filling – virtually nonexistent. This treatment is designed to eliminate bacteria from the infected root canal, prevent reinfection, and save the natural tooth. When a person undergoes a root canal, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed. Keep reading to learn about recovery after a root canal in La Plata and how you can tell if something is wrong to necessitate calling your dentist.

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