Elevate Dental Blog

Discover the Answers to These 5 Common CEREC Crown Questions

March 14, 2024

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Close-up of a machine for making CEREC crowns

Thanks to modern advancements in dentistry, patients no longer have schedule multiple visits to receive high-quality crowns. With the CEREC system, it’s possible to design, create, and place a crown in the same day. Want to learn more about this state-of-the-art technology? Here are the answers to 5 questions patients often ask about CEREC crowns.


4 Tips to Keep Your Smile Safe During Your New Year’s Night Out!

December 28, 2023

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Couple toasting with champagne

As 2023 is coming to an end, you are likely reminiscing on the year as well as looking forward to the year to come. One of the many ways that we like to celebrate the commencement of the New Year is to get together with family and friends to enjoy an adult beverage or two. However, you don’t want to start 2024 with dental issues from being careless. Here are some ways that you can enjoy your New Year’s party while keeping your smile safe!


Looking for an Upgrade? Replace Restorations with Dental Implants!

November 8, 2023

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3D render of a dental implant

When you lose a tooth, you are rapidly introduced to the wide world of tooth replacement options. The three most common are dental bridges, dentures, and dental implants, with the latter standing out among them as one of the most celebrated ways to replace a tooth that you’ve lost.

Many patients looking to replace a tooth as quickly as possible go for a bridge or denture, but later become interested in what dental implants have to offer. If that’s you, here’s what you should know about the prospect of replacing your current restoration with an implant upgrade.


What’s the Difference Between Crowns and Fillings?

June 2, 2023

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person wondering about the difference between crowns and fillings

If you find yourself with a damaged tooth in need of repair, it’s important to understand the options available to you. In many cases, a dental crown or filling would be the answer. These common dental treatments are commonly used to restore teeth, but how can you know which one is the right option for your beam? Keep reading to learn about the difference between crowns and fillings.


Talking to a Cosmetic Dentist? Here are Some Questions to Ask

April 14, 2023

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patient talking to their dentist

Cosmetic dentistry is an incredibly broad and sophisticated field of dentistry, with a wide variety of treatments under its umbrella. If you’re interested in changing the way your smile looks, understanding everything that the field has to offer can be incredibly difficult.

If you have a cosmetic dental consultation coming up, that’s your opportunity to learn more about both the dentist you’re talking to and the field as a whole. Here are some questions that you may want to ask at one of these consultations.


A Brief History of Botox Treatment

February 22, 2023

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close-up of a Botox injection

When you hear the word Botox, you probably think of celebrities who loosen the muscles in their face to eliminate wrinkles. As it turns out, that’s only part of the story. Botox is an effective cosmetic treatment, but it also has a history of clinical uses for a wide variety of different conditions.

As a matter of fact, you might be able to benefit from Botox and not even know it. If you’re curious about this incredible treatment, here’s a brief history of where it came from and how it’s used now.


Why You Should Resolve to Floss More Often in the New Year

December 22, 2022

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Woman with towel on head flossing teeth

It’s that time of year to start thinking about your New Year’s resolution. If you’ve been worried about your oral health lately, then one change you could make is to add flossing to your everyday dental hygiene routine; doing so could go a long way toward helping you avoid gum disease and cavities in 2023! The following post explores why flossing is so important as well as a few tips for helping you turn it into a habit.


Which Sweets are Best for Your Child’s Teeth This Halloween?

October 4, 2022

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Spooky Orange Bowl Full of Halloween Candy

Parenting is all about finding a balance between what makes your child happy and what’s good for them. There’s no time of the year when that’s truer than Halloween. If your kids had their way, they’d probably gorge themselves on sugar morning, noon, and night. While you shouldn’t let them go that far, your child can still have a sweet October without the cavities. Knowing that some candies are better for their teeth than others, and which is which, is important to making decisions about what your family should eat. In that spirit, here’s a brief rundown of common Halloween candies, how likely they are to cause tooth decay, and why.


Everything You Should Know About Dental X-Rays

August 9, 2022

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closeup of dental x-ray in Colchester

During your six-month visit to your dentist, you may realize that you get dental X-rays every time. They’re used by the dental team to examine your teeth and gums more closely. While visual examinations are certainly important, they don’t always give the necessary information about what’s going on beneath the surface of your smile. Read on to learn more about dental X-ray technology, its importance, and how it contributes to your oral health.


The Little-Known History of Fluoride

June 4, 2022

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fluoride toothpaste

The Centers for Disease Control has described water fluoridation as one of the 10 most important public health advances of the 20th century, but how did this come about? How long have people known about the benefits of fluoride? When was it discovered? Continue reading to learn more from your dentist in Colchester about fluoride history and how it can benefit your smile.

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