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radiation in dental x ray

How Much Radiation is in a Dental X-ray?

Dental x-rays are commonly used when you visit your dentist. Many patients wonder if dental x-rays are safe and if they should worry about radiation exposure. Expressing concerns about your health and safety is normal, and the good news is that dental x-rays are extremely safe. You may notice your hygienist covers you with protective

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smile design

How Does Digital Smile Design Work?

Digital Smile Design gives patients the ability to transform their smiles and get rid of imperfections they are unhappy with. The Digital Smile Design process can look at the entire picture, and gives our doctors the ability to create a smile using combinations of various cosmetic services. We begin with our consultation process where our

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wisdom teeth recovery

How Long is Wisdom Teeth Recovery?

Wisdom teeth are the back molars in our mouths and tend to erupt between the ages of 17 and 21. Most people do not have enough room in their jaw for wisdom teeth to properly erupt. Wisdom teeth can be impacted, or cause issues once they erupt such as overcrowding or infection. If you require

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dental cleaning

How Long Does a Dental Cleaning Generally Take?

Taking care of our teeth is important and can help avoid problems or unnecessary visits to the dentist’s office later in life. We recommend patients visit our dentist in Bellevue for their cleaning and exam at least twice a year. These appointments are crucial and can help maintain your oral health and detect issues before

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Dental Restoration

What is Considered a Dental Restoration?

If you have teeth that are decayed, injured, or missing you may require a dental restoration. Common types of dental restorations include crowns, fillings, implants, dentures, and bridges. Never hesitate to call the dentist if you have an issue with your tooth. In many cases our team can save your tooth with a restoration before

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dental veneers

How Long Do Veneers Last?

Veneers help patients who have discoloration from dental procedures or stains from food and drugs restore their teeth. Veneers can also help those that have chipped, broken, or uneven teeth. Veneers create an even smile, close gaps between teeth, and look natural. Veneers are similar to shells that cover the surface of teeth. They are

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electric toothbrush

Is it Worth Buying an Electric Tooth Brush?

Your toothbrush is an important part of your daily oral care routine. Choosing the right toothbrush can help you keep your teeth and gums healthy. Today, there are many options available, and electric toothbrushes are very popular. Both manual and electric toothbrushes are made to remove plaque, bacteria, and prevent cavities. Knowing the benefits of

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wisdom teeth removal

Why am I Vomiting after a Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Removing impacted wisdom teeth is a little more involved compared to a simple tooth extraction for an erupted tooth. Taking care of yourself after surgery is very important. Our team at Bellevue Square Dental Care will discuss how to care for your mouth at home after your wisdom tooth removal, and give you post-operative care

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dental bonding

Is Dental Bonding Permanent?

If you have decided to restore your smile dental bonding is a great option. Bonding is not permanent, and can be reversed if necessary. Bonding is very durable, and if you have any wear or tear it can be repaired easily. This treatment can take care of Aesthetic issues, is quick, and less expensive compared

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dry mouth

Can a Dry Mouth Cause Cavities?

Dry mouth is also known as xerostomia, and this happens when the salivary glands do not produce enough saliva in the mouth. In some cases, dry mouth is temporary, and can be caused by dehydration. In other cases, dry mouth is a chronic problem, and many struggle with this issue. Dry mouth can be caused

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