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January 13, 2022

Choose the Best Denture Adhesive for Your Smile

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Hand holding upper dentureThanks to new impression technology and other advancements in dentistry, dentures can fit your mouth like a glove. Suction should be enough to hold them in place, but sometimes you might want a little extra stability. A denture adhesive can give you a snugger fit, so can enjoy a juicy steak or give a speech without worrying about your teeth falling out. It can also provide a temporary fix if your denture needs to be relined or adjusted; however, there are a lot of options. Here’s what you need to know about different denture adhesives to choose the best one for your smile.


November 11, 2021

How Dental Crown Color-Matching Works

Filed under: Uncategorized — sommers_team @ 4:55 am
dental crown on finger

If you have a tooth that needs some extra support after experiencing decay or an injury, your dentist will likely recommend a dental crown. Fortunately, they aren’t noticeable anymore. You no longer need to deal with a dark line around the base of the tooth. Your dentist has a way of making your crown look so much like part of your tooth, you won’t even be able to tell the difference. But how are they able to get the color down so perfectly? Continue reading to learn more about the color-matching process.


October 4, 2021

What Is That Black Line Around My Dental Crown?

Filed under: Uncategorized — sommers_team @ 7:11 pm
man looking curiously in mirror

If you’ve noticed a black line near your gums on an older dental crown, you’re not alone. Many people have found themselves in this predicament, which makes it obvious you’ve undergone dental work.

Fortunately, you can do something about it and ensure you never see that line again. Keep reading to learn what causes the black line around a dental crown and how your dentist can help.


September 4, 2021

The Years Have Expired on Your Veneers: Replacement Time

Filed under: Uncategorized — sommers_team @ 9:50 pm
Dentist holding veneer with tool

The giant tortoise, an all-day sucker, a redwood tree, bottled water, and porcelain veneers. All of these things can last a long time. But the end comes for everyone, and it is important to prepare.

In the case of the last item, replacing veneers before something goes wrong is the ideal approach for your oral health. They can last up to 20 years with proper care and treatment, but what are the signs that it is time for you to seek a veneer replacement?


August 10, 2021

Should I Get Porcelain Veneers or No-Prep Veneers?

Filed under: Uncategorized — sommers_team @ 6:44 pm
dentist placing veneers on patient

Are you unhappy with your smile? You might be considering veneers as a solution to help make the grin of your dreams a reality. While doing your research, you probably came across two different types of veneers: porcelain and no prep. If you’re wondering what the difference is, then you’re in luck! Read along as we discuss key differences between porcelain veneers and no-prep veneers to help you determine the best method for you.


July 22, 2021

Take-Home Teeth Whitening or Store-Bought – Which is Best?

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Woman after teeth whitening

Discoloration can happen for numerous different reasons, including the use of tobacco products, drinking pigmented beverages, and aging. While it’s natural, staining is still something that we consider unsightly and become self-conscious of. Fortunately, there are teeth whitening options out there to help you get the pearly whites you desire. However, it is a good idea to avoid the store-bought whitening treatments and opt for a take-home whitening kit from your dentist instead. Continue reading to learn why.


June 16, 2021

What is Causing My Teeth to Shift?

Filed under: Uncategorized — sommers_team @ 6:14 pm
a digital image of teeth shifting in Norwalk

If you’ve recently noticed that your smile doesn’t look like it once did, it may be that you are experiencing issues with your teeth shifting. It’s not natural for your pearly whites to move out of place, so if you begin to notice even a subtle change, it’s time to seek the help of a professional sooner rather than later. But what causes it to happen in the first place? In this article, we’ll look at the different reasons your teeth may be moving and what can be done to correct them.


May 4, 2021

Invisalign vs. ClearCorrect – What’s the Difference?

Filed under: Uncategorized — sommers_team @ 5:35 pm
patient wearing Invisalign or ClearCorrect

Do you want to straighten your teeth without the hassle of metal wires and brackets? If you’re an older teenager or adult, you may especially shy away from highly visible traditional metal braces. After all, your treatment will need to be worn everywhere—work, home, social events, dates, etc. It’s understandable to want something that’s not-so-noticeable.

Fortunately, orthodontic treatment has seen great advancements in the recent decade, and you can now align your smile with clear braces. Two popular and effective brands of discreet aligners are Invisalign and ClearCorrect. They’re both wonderful options, but how can you choose the right one for you? Read along to learn some key differences you should take into consideration when making your decision.


April 7, 2021

Why You Shouldn’t Believe These 5 Cosmetic Dentistry Myths

Filed under: Uncategorized — sommers_team @ 10:11 am
woman talking to cosmetic dentist in Norwalk

The internet is an amazing place for finding information about any subject. However, without an adequate vetting process, much of what is posted can be misleading. This is definitely the case when it comes to cosmetic dentistry. Thankfully, with the help of a cosmetic dentist in Norwalk, you can discover the truth. As you continue reading, 5 common myths are debunked!


March 8, 2021

What Services are Included with Cosmetic Dentistry?

Filed under: Uncategorized — sommers_team @ 12:43 pm
woman happy with cosmetic dentist in Norwalk

There’s a good chance that you’ve heard the term ‘cosmetic dentistry,’ but you may not be quite sure what it entails. Because dentists are so versatile in their offerings, they are able to provide patients with more than just teeth cleanings, braces, dentures and the other more commonly known services. As you continue reading, learn about the many ways a cosmetic dentist in Norwalk can take your smile to the next level!

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