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How to Prepare Sensitive Teeth for Teeth Whitening

Whether you are whitening your teeth with an at-home whitening system or undergoing Zoom!® teeth whitening in one of our dental offices, sensitive teeth can become irritated during the whitening process. Aggravation of sensitive teeth can cause discomfort, which may prevent you from completing your treatment and achieving the whiter, brighter results you desire. Fortunately, there are steps that you can follow before whitening to reduce sensitivity and increase your level of comfort during treatment. Prior to teeth whitening, Dr….

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Can Teeth Whitening Damage Gums?

When gum tissue has direct, prolonged contact with whitening gels, it can become irritated. However, it is unlikely that the gums would become seriously damaged from a whitening treatment. To prevent irritation during at-home whitening, Dr. Michael Kosdon creates customized trays that are form-fitted to your teeth, which help ensure that whitening gel exposure is limited to the tooth body and avoids the gumline. Even though the trays are effective for keeping the gums safe, it is important not to…

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Answering Your Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants

Making the decision to replace your missing tooth or teeth with dental implants is not  generally a choice that is made without significant forethought. Typically, patients considering dental implants have a lot of questions about the dental implants procedure, all of which Dr. Michael Kosdon is more than happy to answer. On our website, we have taken the time to provide a substantial resource of dental implant information that includes: A list of frequently asked questions and answers about dental…

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What Are My Cosmetic Dentistry Options?

In addition to maintaining healthy teeth and gums, our cosmetic dentistry patients want to have smiles that make them feel proud and beautiful. Dr. Michael Kosdon is experienced with a range of advanced techniques that can make your smile the best it can be. Whether you are concerned about stains, discoloration, cracks, chips, gaps and spaces, uneven teeth or missing teeth, Dr. Kosdon can design a custom-tailored treatment plan to achieve your goals and transform your smile. Cosmetic dentistry options…

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Why Visit A Cosmetic Dentist?

With modern advancements in cosmetic dentistry technology and techniques, you can transform a number of aesthetic dental issues – from missing teeth to crooked, chipped, cracked, or unevenly spaced teeth – into a beautiful smile more easily than ever before. However, it is important to seek out a dentist who is qualified and experienced to perform cosmetic dentistry procedures that often require an artistic eye in addition to knowledge and skill. Since dentists can refer to themselves as “cosmetic dentists”…

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Does Porcelain Dental Veneer Treatment Hurt?

Porcelain dental veneers can resolve a number of cosmetic and functional issues with your teeth. They can mask the appearance of stains and discolorations that are too deep for teeth whitening procedures to improve, and they can correct signs of chips, spaces, and teeth misalignment issues as well. They are also known to provide patients with extraordinarily long-lasting and natural-looking results. One of the questions our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Michael Kosdon, is frequently asked by patients is whether the porcelain…

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Teeth Whitening Vs. Porcelain Veneers: Which is the Best Option?

Are you looking to give your teeth a whiter, healthier, and more refreshed look? Teeth whitening and porcelain dental veneers are two effective and popular treatment options that can accomplish those goals. Dr. Michael Kosdon utilizes some of the most advanced materials and dental techniques to perform teeth whitening and porcelain veneer procedures here at our practice, and he has beautifully renewed the smiles of many patients with these state-of-the-art treatments. With that in mind, how do you know which…

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Am I a Candidate for a Smile Facelift®?

Are you interested in reducing the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles without having to undergo invasive surgery and/or endure the recovery and downtime often associated with such procedures? At our practice, Dr. Michael Kosdon offers a unique dental treatment known as the Smile Facelift® that can improve the look and function of your teeth while helping diminish signs of aging on your face. Invented by Dr. Kosdon himself, this cosmetic dentistry procedure employs the use of custom-designed and fabricated…

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What Is a Smile Facelift®?

With age, our faces tend to become shorter as a result of our teeth wearing down over time. Unfortunately, this effect often leads to noticeable wrinkling as well as an overall facial aesthetic that makes us appear older than we actually are or feel. Developed by Dr. Michael Kosdon, our experienced cosmetic dentist, a Smile Facelift® is an innovative treatment that can help rejuvenate your facial appearance through dentistry, eliminating the need for injectables or invasive surgery. To start the…

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Smile Makeover Costs and Recovery Process – What can I Expect?

In our last blog post, we talked about Smile Makeover procedures and the many benefits they offer to patients who are looking to improve numerous dental issues and enhance the appearance of their smiles. Today, we’ll discuss what goes into the costs of a Smile Makeover and what you can expect during the recovery process. Every person’s needs and goals are unique, which means that every Smile Makeover is different from the one before it. With that in mind, the…

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