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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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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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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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