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Benefits of Veneers

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Benefits Veneers

What are veneers? Veneers are custom-fit, ultra-thin shells that are placed over the top of teeth in order to enhance appearance and cover up imperfections.


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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 You Should Get Your Teeth Cleaned Every Six Months

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Teeth cleanings are beneficial for many reasons, but you may be wondering how often you really need to go to the dentist to have your teeth cleaned professionally? Is it really necessary to go to the dentist every six months? The answer is yes, even if you brush twice a day and floss your teeth daily. Having your teeth cleaned professionally will not only have a positive impact on your pearly whites, but it will also impact your overall health in positive ways. At Green Tree Dental, we recommend that our patients get bi-annual dental check-ups and cleanings to keep their teeth in the best condition possible.


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Benefits of Dental Implants

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Benefits Dental Implants

Dental implants are one of the most important new technologies that have been developed in dentistry over the past few decades.


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Benefits of Root Canal Treatment

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Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment is an important method used by dentists to save teeth and to avoid unnecessary extractions. Many patients worry that root canal treatment will be painful, but new, modern technologies and anesthesia options have made root canals into a mostly pain-free procedure. Today’s patients are more than 6 times as likely to describe root canal treatment as a painless experience than patients who have a tooth removed!


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Benefits of Porcelain Crowns

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Benefits of Porcelain Crowns

In modern dentistry, crowns are quite common. They’re regularly used to restore damaged teeth in order to create an aesthetically pleasing smile. They work very simply by creating a cap over a damaged tooth or implant. But while they can make a big difference in terms of the aesthetics of a patient’s smile, they also restore functionality to damaged teeth and you don’t have to have the damaged tooth removed in order to have the crown installed.


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Why Professional Teeth Whitening Is the Best Way to Whiten Your Teeth

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Teeth WhiteningEveryone wants a bright smile and there are quite a lot of different ways to whiten teeth. Often, the choices can be confusing, but it may help to know that there are basically only two categories of teeth whitening options to choose from: professional, in-office bleaching or at-home products. No matter which type of teeth-whitening option you choose, both will contain peroxide-based bleaching agents. At-home products contain between 3 and 20 percent carbamide or hydrogen peroxides while professional, in-office treatment systems contain 15 to 43 percent peroxide.


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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 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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