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Get your best looking smile before the wedding day

It’s been said before that a “smile is your most important accessory.”  When people see you, they recognize your smile before anything else.   We recommend a Zoom teeth whitening procedure approximately two weeks before the big day.   Zoom teeth whitening is a quick in-office procedure that take about an hour … Read More

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by Dr. Peter Mann
September 10, 2018 | Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic make-over of the week: replacing dental crowns

Dental crowns are a beautiful esthetic option to repair a tooth after it has suffered a fracture, deep cavity, or any other trauma.  A crown replaces a significant amount of tooth structure in a damaged tooth.  Crowns in the past were not nearly as cosmetic as what we can achieve today.  Dentists … Read More

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by Dr. Peter Mann
September 12, 2016 | Cosmetic Dentistry

An A.P. Article suggests weak evidence for flossing. Should you be flossing?

Last month the Associated Press (A.P.) released a report stating there’s “weak evidence” in regards to the importance of flossing.  This report has reached every major news outlet and exploded on the social media outlets.  Patients have been asking their dentists if they should continue flossing. An Associated Press Reporter … Read More

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by Dr. Peter Mann
September 5, 2016 | Oral Hygiene

Are old crowns worth replacing?

Technology has improved greatly over the last decade.  Dental crowns are currently much more cosmetic that the crowns of the past.  For one, our crowns no longer contain any metals.  The zirconium material is comparable to the strength of metals and much more cosmetic. The gentleman above had 20 year old crowns … Read More

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by Dr. Peter Mann
September 5, 2016 | Cosmetic Dentistry

Prevention remains the most effective dental treatment

While a myriad of dental procedures exist to solve any number of issues. Most problems could have been remedied by preventative measures. The most effective strategy to fight cavities and gum disease is to see your dentist or dental hygienist for a routine check-up and a dental cleaning. This easy step that takes … Read More

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by Dr. Peter Mann
September 1, 2016 | Oral Hygiene

Cosmetic dental options: crowns vs veneers

From speaking to patients, I noticed there’s a lot of confusion regarding crowns versus veneers to improve a person’s smile.  People often wonder which one looks better and what’s better for them.   As far as esthetics are concerned both can be made to look highly esthetic.  Currently, our office doesn’t … Read More

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by Dr. Peter Mann
July 7, 2016 | Cosmetic Dentistry

Oral Health and Pregnancy

Pregnancy affects almost every aspect of a woman’s health, including oral health. It is very important to maintain your regular 6-month dental visits during pregnancy. More than 50% of women are affected by pregnancy gingivitis. Some women will notice that their gums are more red, swollen and prone to bleeding. Due to … Read More

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by Dr. Peter Mann
October 6, 2015 | Oral Hygiene

The Fluoride affect on tooth enamel.

Dr. Frederick McKay explaining the benefits of fluoride in drinking water to a young patient (1952.) Credit Bettmann/Corbis In 1901 Frederick McKay, a recent dental school graduate, left New York to start a new life in Colorado Springs. Upon his arrival, he soon discovered that many local inhabitants displayed brown … Read More

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by Dr. Peter Mann
October 1, 2015 | Oral Hygiene

Routine Dental visits vital to your oral health

Prevention and early diagnosis is the best medicine when it concerns your teeth. To avoid costly dental procedures down the road, it’s advisable to visit the dentist every 6 months. These visits can achieve a great deal for your dental health and wellness. It’s rare for someone to get cavities, … Read More

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by Dr. Peter Mann
August 29, 2015 | Oral Hygiene

Foods that Help Protect Teeth Against Cavities

A dental cavity (or tooth decay) is the destruction of the top layer of teeth, which happens to be the enamel. Cavities can be caused by several factors: poor dental hygiene or frequent consumption of sugars and carbohydrates. A layer of sticky bacterial film, or plaque, forms frequently on teeth. … Read More

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by Dr. Peter Mann
May 14, 2015 | Oral Hygiene

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