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Treat Yourself to a Smile This Holiday Season

Bloomsburg, Danville, and Lewisburg, PA The holidays are almost here, so you likely are thinking about what gifts are best for your friends and family, but what about a gift to yourself? Consider giving yourself something special, a present that will have a lasting effect—a beautiful new smile. Cosmetic dentistry is a specialization of dental science that focuses on the …

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How can ClearCorrect Straighten my Teeth

Bloomsburg, Danville, and Lewisburg, PA Patients often wonder how clear, plastic aligners are supposed to straighten teeth? The truth is that aligners such as ClearCorrect, can straighten teeth in a similar method as traditional braces, by applying pressure. Teeth can be moved by physiological forces, whether a pull or push effect. With braces, metal wires attached to brackets pull teeth …

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Makeover your Smile for the Holidays

Bloomsburg, Danville, and Lewisburg, PA Halloween festivities have concluded, which only means one thing – it’s officially the season for holiday parties – the time of year that many people tend to focus on their smile, and what they dislike about it or wish that they could change. If you are unhappy with your smile, there is still time to …

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How Veneers can Improve your Smile

Bloomsburg, Danville, and Lewisburg, PA You may have healthy teeth, but maybe they are not attractive. Sometimes, circumstances dictate the look of one’s smile, and for others, their permanent teeth erupted crooked or misshapen. Thankfully, veneers can correct various aesthetic issues with your teeth, giving you the appearance of a perfect smile. Porcelain veneers can be an affordable way to …

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5 Life Changing Benefits of Dental Implants

Bloomsburg, Danville, and Lewisburg, PA If you need to have teeth replaced, dental implants are considered one of the ideal restorative treatments currently available. An implant consists of a tooth restoration that, like a crown, will match the shape and color of your surrounding natural teeth. This restoration is attached to an implant that is surgically placed into your jawbone, …

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Is Chewing Gum Bad for Teeth

Bloomsburg, Danville, and Lewisburg, PA Did you know that chewing gum could benefit your oral health? It just has to be the right type of gum. Chewing sugarless gum, especially after you eat, helps the mouth “self-cleanse.” Gum containing xylitol, a natural sweetener, can help fight tooth decay, which significantly lowers your risk of cavities. The compression of the teeth …

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Worn Teeth got you Down

Bloomsburg, Danville, and Lewisburg, PA Worn down teeth can cause you to feel embarrassed about your smile. Plus, it can make you more susceptible to tooth decay, sensitivity, and creates a collapsed bite. If your teeth are worn badly enough, your collapsed bite may even lead to jaw joint pain, headaches or even migraines. Several factors cause teeth to become …

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Dental Implants – It’s More Than Just Aesthetics

Bloomsburg, Danville, and Lewisburg, PA Although dental implants have been around for decades, they have become increasingly popular as of recent. Patients with missing teeth, or even a single missing tooth, are searching for tooth replacement options beyond the traditional dentures, partial dentures, or fixed bridges. A missing tooth can cause a lack of confidence, embarrassing smile, and even poses …

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What Dental Problems do Baby Boomers Face

Bloomsburg, Danville, and Lewisburg, PA Surprise! Older Americans are keeping their teeth longer than in decades past. Plus, the average number of teeth people retain into their later years is increasing. On the flip side, the longer people keep their teeth, the more likely they are to develop dental problems, which is why routine dental checkups are important even as …

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Want to Turn Back Time

Bloomsburg, Danville, and Lewisburg, PA What do you notice first when you see someone’s face? Is it their eyes, or maybe their smile? Chances are, their bite or how well their teeth align is not a readily apparent feature, but the bite plays a key role in maintaining facial balance and structure as well as a youthful appearance. Thankfully, cosmetic …

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Crunchy Food and your Oral Health – the Good and the Bad

Bloomsburg, Danville, and Lewisburg, PA You know that fruits and vegetables are good for you, and should be a regular part of a healthy diet. But, did you know that what you eat could also benefit your teeth? An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but it also can make dental visits more pleasant. Eating crunchy fruits such …

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Are you Brushing Correctly

Bloomsburg, Danville, and Lewisburg, PA You probably have been told since you were a small child about the importance of brushing your teeth on a regular basis. It is common knowledge that brushing your teeth twice a day, in combination with flossing daily and visiting your dentist at least two times a year for cleanings and examinations, is the best …

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Replacing a Missing Tooth – Implant or Bridge?

Bloomsburg, Danville, and Lewisburg, PA When patients come to our office in search of tooth replacement options, we often discuss the options of a dental implant and a bridge. At first glance, patients will be drawn to choosing a dental bridge instead of an implant, simply because of the cost difference. We are here to tell you that cost isn’t …

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How Fast Can I Get Straight Teeth?

Bloomsburg, Danville, and Lewisburg, PA Usually, adults who desire straight teeth prefer a quick and easy method, which generally means traditional orthodontics is out of the question. Luckily, you can get straight teeth, fast! At Hamilton Dental Care, we offer a variety of cosmetic dental procedures that can have you smiling with confidence in no time! Depending on your oral …

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The Problem With Bad Teeth, and What you can do About It

Bloomsburg, Danville, and Lewisburg, PA So you have a bad tooth, or maybe more than one that you have been ignoring. Often, patients ignore their oral health until something becomes painful. Why fix it if it ain’t broke, as the saying goes. The problem is that bad teeth can potentially be dangerous for your oral health as well as your …

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Teeth Talk: What your Mouth May be Saying About your Health

Bloomsburg, Danville, and Lewisburg, PA Our mouths have a lot to do with our overall health, more than you may know. Millions of people live with active tooth decay, gum disease or mouth pain. In fact, tooth decay is the number one disease among children. Recent research links untreated oral issues with an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, cognitive …

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Got a Chipped Tooth, Now What?

Bloomsburg, Danville, and Lewisburg, PA A chipped tooth can happen to anyone, usually at the most inconvenient time, mind you. Whether it happened while eating, was a result of an accident of sorts, or you woke up to discover it, a chipped tooth can cause embarrassment or discomfort. If you have a chipped tooth, here are some options for repairing …

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Tips for Teaching Your Kids Good Oral Hygiene

Bloomsburg, Danville, and Lewisburg, PA Parenting is not easy. Ask anyone who has or is raising a toddler, and they will agree that getting their kids to brush their teeth is like fighting with a tiny tyrant. Setting your child up for good oral health that will last for years to come begins in childhood. Along with taking your child …

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Try These Tips to Reduce Cavities

Bloomsburg, Danville, and Lewisburg, PA No one wants cavities. To avoid this inconvenience, protect your mouth against tooth decay and help set yourself up for a lifetime of good oral health. Here are some tips to reduce your risk of developing tooth decay (cavities). Cut the sugar: Sweets and other foods that contain refined sugar are more likely to create …

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I Forgot to Brush my Teeth Last Night, What’s the Big Deal?

Bloomsburg, Danville, and Lewisburg, PA So, you forgot to brush your teeth before bed; that cannot be all that bad, right? You may be surprised to know that skipping just one night of brushing can lead to consequences that you might otherwise wish to avoid. Scientists have discovered more than 700 strands of bacteria that live in our mouths. Yuck! …