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Our dental practice is dedicated to educating you with the latest tips and tricks to maintain your optimal oral health.

How Cosmetic Dentistry Has Changed

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Cosmetic DentistryOver the past few years the face of dentistry has changed enormously, and especially cosmetic dentistry. Even just a few years ago metal amalgams and gold fillings were commonplace. It was often quite easy to spot people who had lost teeth because although tooth replacements were reasonable quality, the materials used to fabricate them were unable to accurately replicate the natural translucency and liveliness you find in real teeth. Very few people had teeth whitening treatments or had even heard about them.


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How Tooth Bonding Can Improve Your Smile

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Tooth BondingHave you noticed some of your teeth are chipped or worn, or perhaps you have some fillings in your front teeth that are discolored and stained? These imperfections can mar an otherwise attractive smile, but the solution could be faster and more economical than you ever imagined. In fact, tooth bonding is one of the least expensive cosmetic dental procedures available in dental offices, yet it can make a considerable difference to your smile.


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The Difference in Digital Dental X-Rays

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Digital Dental X-RaysDigital dental x-rays are more efficient and safer than traditional film x-rays. Even though conventional dental x-rays only emit low levels of radiation we know some patients are concerned about exposure and their safety. With digital dental x-rays, you need have no concerns because this equipment exposes you to far lower levels of radiation. In fact, digital dental x-rays produce up to 90% less radiation compared with film x-rays. Our digital x-ray equipment is exceptionally well maintained, and we always take every precaution to keep our patients safe during all treatments.


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How a Dental Implant Can Improve Your Smile

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Dental ImplantsHere at McLoughlin Dental Care, we fully understand that losing a tooth can be upsetting and some people find it extremely distressing. The problem can be made worse if your tooth loss is in your smile line, exposing a gap whenever you try to talk or laugh with others. Luckily, there is a good, long-term solution which is to choose dental implant treatment. This treatment can be extremely effective, especially for replacing single missing teeth. It can provide you with a highly aesthetic solution for tooth loss and the modern materials used to create implant-supported teeth look so natural that it is unlikely anyone will realize you ever lost a tooth. There are several clear advantages in choosing this treatment and we would like to explain why it’s worth considering a dental implant.


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Importance of Regular Dental Cleanings?

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Importance of Regular Teeth CleaningsYour regular cleanings are an incredibly important part of your preventative dental care routine and are essential for helping you to maintain healthy teeth and gums. If you are already a patient here at McLoughlin Dental Care then you will know that our dentist, Dr. Donald Nimz is a firm believer in preventative dentistry. He thoroughly recommends regular cleanings and our hygiene team are highly trained and experienced.


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The Difference Dentures Can Make in Your Life

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The Difference Dentures can make. Partial or complete tooth loss can be devastating, affecting your general sense of well-being, your ability to eat comfortably and to smile and talk with others. People who suffer from tooth loss will frequently choose foods that require little or no chewing, but which may be bland, boring to eat and lacking in essential nutrients. This can increase the risk of developing health problems because the body is less able to fight infection and disease.


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What is a Dental Implant?

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Dental ImplantsIf you are one of the many people in the United States who has lost teeth, or if you know you are facing tooth loss in the near future, then you have probably looked into possible ways of replacing them. It’s highly likely that dental implants will have been suggested as a solution and it’s often something we recommend to our patients here at McLoughlin Dental Care. This treatment is frequently regarded as being the gold standard for replacing missing teeth but understanding what is meant by a dental implant, let alone how it could help you can initially seem confusing. In fact, once you know a little about dental implants then the whole procedure should seem far less mysterious and really quite straightforward, and you will begin to realize why they can be such an excellent option.


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Benefits You Didn’t Think of With Professional Teeth Whitening

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Professional Teeth WhiteningWhenever you meet someone new, whether personally or professionally, you only have a few seconds to make the right impression and often a nice smile can make the world of difference. A beautifully white smile is automatically appealing, conveying a sense of youthfulness and good health. However, even the most well cared for teeth can discolor and stain as the years pass by, especially if you smoke or have a liking for strongly colored foods. As a result, you may cover up your mouth with your hand or will go out of your way not to smile and to show your teeth. Unfortunately, people may perceive you as cold and unfriendly when the very opposite is true. Nowadays, it is relatively common for people to whiten their teeth but even though this treatment can be very helpful, it’s important to whiten safely. This is when a professional teeth whitening treatment can be enormously beneficial.


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Affordable Tooth Replacement Options: The Dental Implant

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Dental Implants can be the affordable tooth replacement option for you.Many people are missing one or more teeth, and some have suffered complete tooth loss. The effects of losing teeth can be far-reaching. Tooth loss can potentially affect your ability to eat comfortably and to have a nutritionally sound diet. It can impact your ability to talk clearly, often resulting in a loss of self-confidence and self-esteem, and a reluctance to socialize with others, particularly at mealtimes. Traditionally, missing teeth have been replaced by tooth supported bridges or by partial dentures, while people missing all their teeth often had to rely on conventional full dentures. Luckily, there is a far better solution which is to have dental implants.


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Dental Implants: The Optimal Tooth Replacement

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Dental implants act as substitute tooth roots in a unique way. Implants stabilize bone and prevent the inevitable bone loss that occurs when teeth are lost. At McLoughlin Dental Care, implants are placed surgically in the right position not only to allows for the fabrication of implant-crowns that look natural, but also function properly and are maintainable – indistinguishable from real teeth. In the wrong position or without proper forethought, implants can create a nightmare for restorative dentists and dental technicians who make the crown.

Implant placement and positioning is dependent upon adequate bone volume and density, which are therefore critical to success. Clinical studies indicate success rates of over 95% – higher than any other tooth replacement option. Once integrated and functional, implant restorations can last a lifetime.


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