Dental Bridges

The Four Types of Dental Bridges

While traditional dentures and bridges are still commonly used in dental practices, dental implants are the rising star of restoration dentistry. Every year further advances make these complete restorations more accessible for a broader range of patients. This means that understanding the options available and how they can help you restore missing teeth is more […]

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Two Types Of Dental Extraction

While many of us look forward with dread at the prospect of having a tooth extracted, it’s a very common procedure. Of all adult Americans, nearly 74% have had to have an extraction performed at some point in their lives. While every extraction is different depending on which tooth needs removing and the patient’s specific […]

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5 Facts About Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are great preventative measures against cavities. Sealants, unlike fillers and bonding material, work to cover deep crevices in the teeth’ back molars. These deep crevices are highly susceptible to develop cavities because of how difficult those grooves are to clean. Many general and pediatric dentists recommend dental sealants as an optimal way to […]

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Invisalign vs Traditional Metal Braces

So your dentist has suggested that it’s time that you consider getting orthodontic treatment, and now its down to deciding whether to go with Invisalign or Traditional metal braces. These two treatment methods each have their own benefits and drawbacks, including cost and convenience. If you’ve never looked at orthodontics before you may be wondering […]

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The Different Types of Dentures

Dentures have practically unlimited possibilities; these artificial teeth and gums can replace missing and damaged teeth and help restore the health and function of your smile. Dentures can be custom-fitted to any person’s mouth, and for the person who needs them, there are many different options that they can choose to get the smile they’ve […]

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Do I Need a Tooth Extraction?

Movie scenarios tend to frame tooth extractions as a dreadful, excruciating process, but in reality, tooth extractions are a safe, and sometimes necessary procedure when performed by the right dentists. Most tooth extractions are performed without complications and are typically performed when the tooth is interfering with normal functions, such as eating, speaking, and sleep. […]

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What to Expect During a Root Canal

Understanding a root canal and how it helps you starts with understanding the structure of your teeth. The outer layer, the part we’re the most familiar with, is made of enamel. Enamel is a hard protective surface that protects the sensitive and porous dentin underneath. At the center of it all lay the living pulp […]

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What Does A Dental Assistant Do?

Dentists have a lot to handle in their day to day care of patients, and they wouldn’t handle it all without the help of their dental assistants. They handle simple tests, schedule appointments, and assist the dentist in inpatient care, diagnoses, treatment, and in the performance of dental procedures. Dental assistants often work side by […]

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The Benefits of Seeing a Family Dentist

Family dentists can provide excellent quality dental care for the entire family and offer a variety of oral care services to meet your family’s needs. Family dentists tackle dental problems at every stage in life and deliver comprehensive oral care with convenience and compassion. Family dentists put the unique needs of children first, giving them […]

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Why Replacing Lost Teeth Is Important

Losing teeth is not fun. Depending on where you lost the tooth, having a gaping hole in your mouth that you constantly feel in your mouth. If your tooth got damaged due to an accident, then your dentist would have had to surgically remove any leftover roots and pulp from the wound. After weeks and […]

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Do you need a smile makeover?

A smile makeover can absolutely change your life, but how do you know when you need one. Sometimes dental work can get expensive, but the benefits of having a beautiful smile can change your life drastically in ways you wouldn’t normally expect it. Having a beautiful smile can help increase your job prospects, and help […]

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Contouring and Reshaping Teeth

If you’re not satisfied with the appearance of your teeth you may be surprised to learn that there’s an extensive assortment of cosmetic dental treatments that may be able to address your concern. Missing teeth can be tackled with implants, veneers and crowns can correct damage, but for otherwise healthy teeth there’s another option for […]

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5 Signs You May Need a Root Canal

Does your tooth hurt? Have you been having trouble chewing? Are you debating whether or not you need to schedule an appointment with the dentist? If you find yourself asking these questions or even answering them with a “yes”, then you need to schedule a dental appointment to determine what is wrong.  There are a […]

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What Is A Zirconia Crown?

It’s little surprise that cosmetic dentistry is such a popular treatment in modern medicine; After all, who doesn’t want a beautiful smile? Patients who have experienced damage to their teeth through accident, neglect, or decay can take advantage of the wonderful restoration technology that are zirconia crowns. If you’re looking at this type of cosmetic […]

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Overcoming Dental Phobia

Dental phobia is a common ailment at all ages, but getting your teeth checked regularly is essential in maintaining good dental health. If you’re afraid of seeing the dentist you’re in good company, thousands of people all over the world have a fear of the dentist that even they realize is bordering on irrational. A […]

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The Different Phases Of Orthodontic Treatment

We often hear about orthodontics when it comes to correcting certain problems with their teeth, but beyond braces, most of us don’t know much about them. Most orthodontic treatments actually have multiple phases that occur during the process, with two or three phases being the most common. While this process can take some time the […]

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Are Dental X-Rays Safe?

The invention of the x-ray was an incredible day in medical history, and its ability to provide a clear view of the internal structures of the body has made doctors and dentists ability to diagnose issues related to them much easier. Concerns over exposure to radiation have made some patients wonder whether these powerful diagnostic […]

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Different Types of Braces

Thousands of dental patients discover that they’re going to require braces each year, but not many of them know that there is a broad selection of options available to them. The most common image to come to mind is the wire braces that have been the go-to for years, and while these are appropriate for […]

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Trending Procedures In Cosmetic Dentistry

There was a time, not all that long ago, when if we didn’t take care of our teeth we were going to have to face the consequences without any recourse. If there was a condition that we were born with there was no way to correct it, our smile was our smile and that’s all […]

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Things to Consider Before Dental Implant Surgery

It can be hard to look into the mirror and see a smile that you know is less than perfect, especially when that imperfection is caused by one or more missing teeth. If you’ve gotten serious about correcting your smile and have been speaking to your dentist about it it’s likely that dental implants have […]

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Life After Orthodontics: Living With Retainers

It’s been a long journey with your Invisalign system, months of wearing the clear aligners and feeling and seeing your teeth slowly move into position millimeter by grueling millimeter. For 22 hours a day you’ve worn your Invisalign system to make sure that you can finally have that gorgeous smile you’ve always dreamed of, but […]

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How Botox And Dermal Fillers Can Improve Your Smile

Cosmetic treatments have come a long way over the past few decades, and recently the technology has been changing so fast that one could be forgiven for not being familiar with all the industry terms. This is especially true when considering all the new treatments that are coming out and the various ways in which […]

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How Orthodontics Can Change Your Smile

If you have crooked teeth you may be wondering if there’s a way that these teeth can be sorted out and straightened, and what field of dentistry handles it. Good news! The field of orthodontics, a branch of dentistry, is specifically focused on helping to straighten out crooked teeth and correct teeth that may not […]

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What You Need To Know About Sedation Dentistry

Every year millions of people head off to the dentist to get treatments ranging from simple cleanings to the more complex root canals performed. For some people this is merely a regular day for them, a routine visit to the doctor that causes them no great concern, for others the idea of going to the […]

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Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help Your Career

While cosmetic dentistry is something that anyone with a less-than-perfect smile may want for their own self-confidence and vanity, there are actually some very practical reasons to desire that perfect smile.  Throughout their decades of experience, the Sunset Dental Group has seen careers enhanced through the process of cosmetic dentistry, and Dr. Amanda Rae Kronquist […]

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Keeping Your Gums Healthy

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is one of the most common dental ailments. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) note that at least half of Americans over the age of 30 are affected by an advanced form of gum disease. In addition, others can be affected by a milder form of gum disease […]

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Which Type of Sedation is Best for Me?

Nowadays, there are many types of dental sedation that are offered to make dental treatments more comfortable. Sometimes sedation is required for a procedure and other times, it can be offered if a patient is suffering from extreme anxiety or dental phobia. Knowing the type of sedation that will work best for you is dependent […]

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Three Secrets to Making Flossing Easier

Everyone knows that they are supposed to floss daily to help improve their oral health, yet many people still tend to skip this daily recommendation, telling themselves that brushing is enough. Often times, flossing proves to be a more difficult and timely endeavor compared to brushing, which makes it easy to simply choose brushing instead […]

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The Connection Between Oral Health Care and Overall Health

In the year 2000, the US Surgeon General stated that the mouth is a mirror of health and disease in the body. Although many people know they should visit the dentist regularly, not everyone understands what a positive impact regular dental visits can have on your overall health. Making sure that you oral health is […]

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