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Do Your Teeth Look Older Than You Do?

ScottCosmetic Dentistry, Prevention & Wellness

What is tooth demineralization … and what can be done for it?

As we age, the enamel on our teeth begins to weaken and break down. Known as demineralization, it is a natural process caused by your teeth’s exposure to dietary acids from food or beverages, as well as bacteria which naturally reside in the mouth. As the enamel thins, the dentin layer beneath may thicken and darken, and the tooth surface becomes rougher with ridges or grooves.

What causes demineralization of the enamel?

A highly acidic environment: Consuming a lot of coffee, tea,…

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The Dark Side of Lemon Water: A Case Study

ScottCosmetic Dentistry, Prevention & Wellness

Many health advocates and nutritionists tout the myriad benefits of lemon water, including promoting hydration, supporting weight loss and providing a source of vitamin C. The National Kidney Foundation also notes that the citric acid in lemons may help prevent kidney stones.

But it’s important to read beyond the headlines, as lemon water can be a case of more is not always better.

The dark side of lemon water

The juice of a lemon is about 5-6% citric acid. Over time, exposure to the acid from lemon water can cause meaningful damage to the tooth enamel,…

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A Dazzling Smile for Dad

ScottCosmetic Dentistry, Whitening

A patient case study by Ali MacEachern, Registered Dental Hygienist and Whitening Specialist

Nothing turns back the hands of time like a youthful, white smile. Teeth whitening is a non-invasive, simple process that can give you a quick boost of confidence. I have been professionally whitening teeth since 2016 using a variety of systems, and I am an in-office whitening patient myself.

It is the highlight of my day to see the amazing transformation in a patient’s appearance after completing whitening treatment!

Here comes the (father of the) bride

The patient in this case study wanted to whiten his teeth before his daughter’s upcoming wedding. …

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From Vision to Reality: Creating a Beautiful Smile

ScottCosmetic Dentistry, Invisalign, Veneers, Whitening

A patient case study by Dr. Brian Crowley

The state of dentistry today offers an ever-changing landscape, buoyed by continuous developments in technology and materials. Although keeping up with the evolution of technology can be daunting, it is one of my favorite parts of the profession. New technology allows us to provide a better experience for our patients — often in less time, and with less discomfort. The best part is that it enables us to better visualize the endpoint of a treatment plan before we even start … and to share this vision (of a future smile) with our patient….

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