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Dental Veneer Treatment: If Enamel is Important, Why Remove It?

May 8, 2024

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Close up of dentist handling a dental veneer

It’s true that some enamel is removed during dental veneer treatment. It’s also true that enamel is an important part of your dental structure that doesn’t grow back on its own. Once it’s removed, the change is permanent. So why do dentists remove enamel when placing dental veneers?

That’s an excellent question, and it turns out the answer is somewhat involved. Keep reading to learn more about the dental veneer process so you can make an informed decision.


Chewing Changes: Will Getting Dental Veneers Affect My Diet?

March 15, 2024

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Patient with dental veneers eating

If you’re considering dental veneers to enhance your smile, you might be wondering how they’ll affect your diet. While they can dramatically improve the appearance of your teeth, they may also require some adjustments to your eating habits. But does that mean you’ll need to give up all your favorite foods? Not necessarily!

If you want to learn how veneers can affect your diet and how to take care of them, continue reading.


Do I Need Veneers or Teeth Whitening?

February 13, 2024

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Woman shows smile

A beautiful smile is a wonderful asset in both the social scene and the professional world, but many people are shy about smiling generously due to stubborn stains or unsightly discoloration that don’t respond to conventional oral hygiene. Luckily, cosmetic dentistry includes several treatments that can lift or cover these flaws in a few weeks at most. Here’s a brief guide to what causes dental stains as well as why a patient might be better off getting veneers or teeth whitening.


Don’t Let These 4 Thanksgiving Foods Stain Your Smile

November 10, 2023

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a gravy boat with cranberry sauce in it

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! With family on their way into town and a feast of food to look forward to, nothing can seem to go wrong. However, what you may not know is some of the foods and beverages that you love the most during this time of year can stain your teeth, causing your smile to look dim. By being mindful of not consuming too much of these four common, stain-causing foods, you can keep your grin looking bright and healthy.  


What To Expect From Your Dental Implant Consultation

September 19, 2023

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Dentist in white coat holding her hand to her jaw blurry in the background while holding up a model dental implant in the foreground

Dental implants are a great way to replace your missing tooth because they look and function more like natural teeth than some of the other options. Before your dentist can proceed with this treatment, though, they’ll need to bring you in for a consultation. Not everyone is a good candidate for the procedure, so it’s imperative to first establish that it’s a feasible solution for you. Keep reading to learn about what you can expect from this initial visit.


Mouthguards: A Guide to Shielding Grins

July 14, 2023

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A child putting in his mouthguard for sports

Summer vacation is coming to an end, the heat is dying down, and soon the kids will be back in school studying their days away until recess. For most kids, the end of the day is a simple matter of hopping on the bus to head home.

For others — however, it means hitting the field.

Team sports will be back in session sooner rather than later, and with it all the worry of injuries from scraped knees and sprained fingers to broken bones and chipped teeth. With this guide to the benefits of mouthguards, you’ll be able to avoid dental mishaps, and ensure your child’s smile stays together.


Here’s Why You Should See Your Dentist Before Summer Vacation

May 13, 2023

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patient talking to their dentist

Summer vacation is just around the corner, so if you’re getting ready to go on a trip with your family, now’s the time to make sure you’re prepared for any eventuality.

With that in mind, have you considered whether your family’s oral health is in the condition that it needs to be? If not, you could wind up dealing with a dental emergency while you’re on vacation. Thankfully, your dentist can help you with that! Here’s why seeing them for a checkup before you go is a good idea.


White Teeth Are a Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift

January 19, 2023

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Couple embracing on Valentine’s DayA beautiful, bright smile is attributed to youth, happiness, confidence, and success. Unfortunately, 1 in 4 adults is embarrassed by the way their teeth look. If your loved one doesn’t smile their brightest because they have anxiety about stains or discoloration, give them the gift of confidence for Valentine’s Day. Instead of wasting money on flowers or candy, give the special person in your life a stunning smile with professional teeth whitening


How Dental Insurance Protects You from Gum Disease

November 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drpanneck @ 6:24 am
A patient holding a piggy bank and pointing towards her smile

When it comes to oral hygiene, for many patients the first thing that comes to mind is brushing their teeth—but your gums are just as important! And unfortunately, it’s estimated that roughly half of all US adults suffer from some form of periodontal disease. But this doesn’t have to be the case if you have dental insurance and prioritize preventive care! Here’s more from your dentist in Jonesboro about how dental insurance won’t just save you money—it’ll save your gums from some serious trouble.


Things You Didn’t Know About Same-Day Dental Crowns

August 24, 2022

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3D illustration of same-day dental crowns

Besides the fact that they’re made in a single appointment, you may not think same-day dental crowns have more to them. In fact, you might believe that traditional ones are still your better choice. However, crowns designed and created in just one day have several other advantages. Depending on your needs, they can even be your ideal dental restorations. To help you know for sure, here are three things you probably didn’t know about same-day dental crowns.

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