Cosmetic Dental Blog

Teeth Whitening: Myths and Facts

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Uncomfortable with yellow teeth? Let’s bust the myths and talk about the facts. Here’s everything you need to know about teeth whitening at home vs. in a dental clinic. Myth #1: Whitening Toothpaste Works the Same as Professional Whitening Treatment Fact: Whitening toothpaste can only lighten your teeth up to one shade brighter. Toothpaste contains […]

Do My Teeth Need Crowns?

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Dental crowns are often necessary to cover and protect damaged and decaying teeth when other reparative methods are not as effective on their own. Specifically, crowns are needed during a variety of dental treatments for: Worn or cracked teeth Significant tooth decay Cavities Root canals Dental bridges Implants The first four involve the need to […]

Care Tips for Porcelain Veneers

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Getting porcelain veneers is just the beginning of your lasting million-dollar smile. Veneers are a permanent dental fixture that can replace and improve stained, gapped, or chipped teeth, so maintenance is of utmost importance. Caring for them properly makes all the difference. Aside from good dental hygiene and oral care, porcelain veneers need to be […]

Options for Dental Sedation

In order to provide our patients with the essential dental care they need without them having a negative experience, we offer a number of sedation options for our patients to choose from that can make the experience as comfortable and as easy as possible.  Your Sedation Options Nitrous Oxide Commonly referred to as “laughing gas”, […]

What’s the Difference Between Cosmetic Dentistry and General Dentistry?

A few decades back, there were not nearly as many dental fields as there are today. These different types of dentistry can create confusion in potential patients. The better they understand the differences, the easier it will be to have their dental needs met. People are often confused about the difference between general dentistry and […]

What to Expect During Your First Dental Visit with Us

Are you visiting Valley Dental Works for the first time? People often dread going to the dentist even when it’s not their first time, and the first time in particular can be especially daunting. To prepare yourself, it can be helpful to know exactly what to expect. What to Expect During Your First Dental Visit […]

The Top 5 Qualities to Look For in a Cosmetic Dentist

A great way to improve your smile is to visit a cosmetic dentist. A cosmetic dentist has the expertise to eliminate problems such as gapped, stained, chipped, or misaligned teeth. As a result, you get a beautiful smile, which makes a huge difference when making a good first impression! However, you can’t rely on just […]

For a Thorough Teeth Whitening, Come to Our Office

Teeth consist of a yellow core right under the enamel. When the enamel wears off due to teeth grinding, acidic food, genetics, or natural aging, the yellow layer appears, making the teeth look more and more yellow. Teeth can also lose their pearly white shine due to stains from certain drinks, irregular brushing, and poor […]

Why It’s Vital to Avoid Getting Silver Fillings

A filling is a method used to restore normal function and shape to a tooth that is damaged by decay. Before you get a filling, your dentist will remove the decayed tooth material, clean that area, and then fill the cavity with a filling material. Silver is one of these filling materials. While it is […]

The Importance of Mouth Guards in Youth Sports

Children love to play sports, and more than 30 million children all over the world play and participate in some type of sport every year. Playing any type of sport is a fun experience that helps children hone their social skills and helps them stay physically active and fit. However, many types of sports can […]

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