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Benefits of Regular Dental Exams

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Dentist Near MeEveryone knows that regular dental exams are an important part of good dental hygiene, but few people really understand why they’re important and how regular exams can save them money, time, and a lot of pain and difficulty. Regular visits to the dentist can change the whole trajectory of a patient’s dental future. At Green Tree Dental, we always recommend that parents bring their kids in for exams as young as 1 to 2 years of age so that they start off on with a strong foundation in terms of dental health. Older patients should schedule bi-annual visits to the dentist in order to stay on top of evolving dental issues. If you’ve ever wondered why regular dental exams are important, this article is for you.


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Importance of Dental Cleanings

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Dental CleaningsRegular dental cleanings are an essential part of good oral hygiene. Besides keeping your teeth and gums healthy, a regular dental cleaning allows your dentist to get a look at what’s going on with your teeth so that issues like cavities or gingivitis can be treated early. At Green Tree Dental we recommend that patients do a dental visit at least every 6 months. By visiting your dentist every six months for a dental cleaning, you can keep your teeth and gums in tip-top shape and also avoid developing major dental problems between visits.


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Why Invisalign is Great For Teens

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Invisalign TeensIn the past, getting braces was a rite-of-passage for teens. The straightening of teeth marked a difficult transition point between gawky pre-pubescent youthfulness and young adulthood. Traditional braces, in fact, often contributed to the difficulties associated with this time period in life, but today, there are other options available to young people who want all the benefits of straight teeth without all the tribulations associated with metal braces.


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Why Would I Need A Tooth Pulled

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Tooth ExtractionSometimes it’s necessary to pull a tooth. Sometimes it’s not. Many of our patients want to know how we decide when tooth extractions are absolutely necessary at Green Tree Dental so we’ve compiled a list of the most common reasons why a tooth would need to be pulled. As a general rule, we try to avoid pulling teeth, but rather strive to prevent tooth loss and the need for extractions.


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Dental Implants vs. Dental Bridges

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Dental ImplantsMissing teeth are a source of anxiety for many people. The problem of missing teeth is both an aesthetic issue as well as a functional one and how this dental issue is resolved can have important implications for the patient’s future dental health. There are two important methods commonly used to solve the problem of missing teeth: dental bridges and dental implants. Making the decision about which of these dental restorations is right for you can have a lasting impact on the health of your teeth for years to come. At Green Tree Dental, we evaluate each patient on a case-by-case basis to determine which of these procedures is most appropriate and which procedure will offer the most lasting benefits.


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The Importance of Getting Wisdom Teeth Removed Early

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Wisdom Teeth ExtractionApproximately 90% of people don’t have room in their mouths for wisdom teeth. Despite this fact, wisdom teeth start to form at about the age of 10 years, typically emerging between the ages of 17 and 25 years of age. Wisdom teeth are a third and final set of molars that helped our ancestors eat foods like roots and raw meat which required a lot of chewing force. So-called because these teeth erupt at a time in a person’s life when they reach maturity and develop a certain level of wisdom, these teeth often bring a lot of health-related issues with them.


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Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

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Teeth WhiteningDid you know that the average person spends $200-$300 per year on over-the-counter teeth whitening products? That’s right. And, did you know that after using these products most people are still unhappy with the whiteness of their teeth? That’s because teeth whitening is not as simple or straightforward as it seems. If you have stained or discolored teeth, seeking out treatment from a professional is your best bet if you want results that are truly notable. Below are some of the most important and obvious benefits that motivate people to seek out professional teeth whitening and skip the over-the-counter products that often don’t work.


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9 Benefits of Dental Veneers

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Cosmetic DentistAre you self-conscious about your smile? Do you avoid showing your teeth in photos or at job interviews? If you’d like to cover-up embarrassing dental problems like chipped, discolored, unevenly spaced, or misshapen teeth, dental veneers might be a good choice for you. There are a number of potential benefits to getting dental veneers which is why this is one of the most popular procedures performed in cosmetic dentistry. At Green Tree Dental, we can help you determine whether or not veneers are the right solution for you.


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Invisalign Clear Braces Compared to Traditional Braces

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InvisalignCrooked, crowded teeth can cause all kinds of problems from chewing difficulties to self-esteem issues. For this reason, correcting misaligned teeth is a practice that’s been in play for several centuries. But while traditional braces have been around since the 1700’s, Invisalign didn’t hit the tooth straightening scene until the year 2000. Despite this fact, many of our patients at Green Tree Dental are interested in Invisalign as a popular alternative to traditional braces, but the final decision about which tooth straightening technique is best requires some careful consideration of the pros and cons of each.


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