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Can I Trust My Dentist About Dental Implants?

I’ve lost two teeth. My dentist said I need to look at tooth replacement options. But, he said the only thing he’d recommend is dental implants. Of course, it’s the most expensive treatment. Is it really my only serious option? … Continue reading

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Can Children Get White Fillings?

I went to a pediatric dentist who said children can’t get white fillings, but I have a friend who gets them for her children. Is my dentist right or hers? Pamela M. Dear Pamela, It’s not a right or wrong … Continue reading

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Is There an Inexpensive Smile Makeover?

I’ve always wanted a smile makeover. Every year I think I’ll get one with my tax refund, but every year something else seems to break down, whether it’s my car or an appliance at home, to commandeer the money. It’s … Continue reading

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Is There a Special Dentist For Implants?

I’m in need of a new tooth. I’ve done some research on my options and think a dental implant is my best choice. Is there a special dentist for that or just a regular dentist? Andrew P. – Utah Andrew, … Continue reading

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Can I Whiten My Dental Crown?

My dental crown is showing it’s age, like my regular teeth. If I whiten my teeth, can I also whiten my crown?  Will I need a cosmetic dentist or a general one? Natalie – Wisconsin Natalie, Despite how it sounds, … Continue reading

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Why is my gumline gray?

I’ve had dental crowns for a while, but for some reason, recently, I’ve been noticing a gray line at my gumline. Am I having some kind of reaction or infection? Kevin T. – South Dakota Kevin, If there are not … Continue reading

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Implant Specialist

Is it better to go to a general dentist or an implant dentist to get dental implants? My dentist is a general dentist. He does dental implants, but I wondered if a specialist would be wiser. Janna S. – Benton, … Continue reading

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Why is my gumline turning grayish?

I have a dental crown on one of my front teeth. It’s been Ok and not giving me any problems.  For some reason, lately there has been a dark line at my gumline.  Could I be having a reaction to … Continue reading

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Professional Teeth Whitening vs. Crest Whitestrips

Will Crest Whitestrips really whiten your teeth? If so, what is the difference between that and the teeth whitening you get with a dentist? Sarah A. – Vermont Sarah, I can kind of answer your first and second question simlutaneously. … Continue reading

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Can any dentist do teeth whitening?

I have a great general dentist. He’s good at what he does and very dependable. However, I want my teeth whitened. I asked him to recommend a good cosmetic dentist, but he said he could do the job himself. I … Continue reading

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