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Am I A Candidate For Veneers?

If you’re looking to improve your smile by eliminating minor imperfections or staining then you may have looked into porcelain veneers. Hollywood is just one of the reasons why the standards for a beautiful smile tend to include white straight teeth, but it isn’t a reality for many of us. Thankfully this cosmetic dentistry technique […]

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5 Types of Stains Teeth Whitening Removes

One of the best ways to make a good impression on someone is to smile. In fact, your smile is often one of the first things people will notice about you. However, if you have stained or discolored teeth, you may not feel comfortable smiling. Luckily, there is an easy, affordable, and effective way to […]

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Cavities 101

If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, then brushing twice a day should keep the dentist away, right? While brushing twice a day is definitely important for maintaining your oral health, keeping your dentist close is another important step to maintaining your oral health. Perhaps one of the greatest for this is because […]

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What Qualifies as a Dental Emergency?

Dental Emergencies can happen at any time and can come in many forms. However, dental emergencies do share one thing in common; the damage they initially inflict isn’t lasting, but left overtime can result in a serious amount of damage. These forms of trauma are dental emergencies that while they seem harmless at first, can […]

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What Is A Composite Filling?

When you begin exploring the options available for restorative dentistry, the field of dental care that helps restore your teeth through repair or replacement, you’ll begin to notice there are quite a few options available. Among these options, you’ll find composite resin fillings, a form of restoration that is created from a combination of glass […]

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5 Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

Have you been looking at your smile in the mirror and wishing that it was something better and brighter than it appears? Do you recall when you were younger and had a beautiful white smile that you were proud to share? When your adult teeth came in were they misaligned, making you self-conscious about showing […]

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The History Of Dental Implants

If you ask people how long proper dental care and replacements for teeth have existed, you’re likely to get answers ranging from a few decades to a few hundred years. The truth is that dental care has existed for thousands of years, as long as humankind has recorded its history, and possibly longer. While recent […]

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What Questions Should I Ask My Hygienist?

Learning how to properly take care of our teeth is a pretty standard part of growing up. The routine itself may vary depending on where you get it from, but it all comes down to a pretty simple set of basics. Floss your teeth, brush twice a day, make sure to use mouthwash to keep […]

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Make Flossing Easier with These Simple Tricks

Flossing is an important part of proper oral hygiene, but it is also one of the most onerous in the minds of those for whom its a necessity. Getting between all those little nooks and crannies requires some digital gymnastics that can make the whole thing a pain that hardly seems to be worth the […]

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The Amazing World Of Animal Teeth

Human teeth are a pretty amazing example of natures ability to provide us with exactly the tools we need to survive in our day to day world. While this is certainly true, we thought it would be interesting to take you on a trip into the animal kingdom to see just how our teeth compare […]

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Caring For Your New Dental Implant!

When you have your teeth restored with Dental Implants there’s a remarkable feeling that accompanies it. Having the veil of embarrassment and shame that comes with an unsightly smile lifted off your shoulders makes the future ahead look bright and incredible. Of course, now that you have this bright new smile you want to know […]

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How Your Beautiful Smile Can Save Lives

We all know that a bright smile can lift our spirits, brighten our mood, and generally make a bad day seem just a little bit better. Did you know that smiling can go beyond a simple mood boost and improve your health? This is only one of the reasons why having a smile you can […]

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Don’t Let Poor Oral Health Put Your Heart At Risk

Everyone knows that oral health is essential, especially if we want to have a presentable smile and be able to eat our favorite things without pain. There’s another aspect to oral health that many are unaware of, and therefore fail to consider. Those with poor oral health have been shown to also experience an increased […]

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3 Steps To A Brighter, Whiter Smile!

There’s no denying that a bright, shining smile can make great strides in making a first impression, and there’s nothing like a set of pearly whites to restore your confidence and self-esteem. Unfortunately, lifestyle choices and poor dental hygiene can leave our otherwise sparkling white teeth a dull and dingy yellow. If you have discolored […]

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What Is A Dental Bridge?

While losing a single tooth may not seem like a very big deal, that gap in your teeth can actually lead to greater problems with everyday activities. The bare spot in your tooth-line creates a place where hard foods can jab into sensitive gums causing bleeding and irritation, it can also affect our ability to […]

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General Dentists

Did you know that there are different types of dentists? While there are several different types of dentists with different specialties, the type of dentists most people are familiar with are general dentists. But, what exactly does it mean to be a general dentist and what is their specialty? General dentists specialize in providing patients […]

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Five Tips for Teaching Kids to Brush Their Teeth

Let’s face it—many adults struggle to maintain a proper dental hygiene routine, so it should come as no surprise that many kids have trouble learning how to brush their teeth.  As a parent, you may notice that your child may have no interest in keeping his teeth clean or learning how to do it himself. […]

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What You Don’t Know About Dental Insurance

Dental insurance is not like medical insurance and understanding this difference is key to understanding dental insurance. Although there are some similarities, such as the use of DHMO vs a DPPO, dental insurance deviates from the general insurance model that most individuals are accustomed to. Because of this, there are a few things you probably […]

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Care for Dentures

Properly caring for your dentures is the best way to ensure that they will last you a long time and continue to provide you with the best support. Similarly to your teeth, your dentures must be properly cleaned and maintained so they will remain strong and brightly colored. The first step to maintaining your dentures […]

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The Anatomy of Your Teeth

Although they look like simple pieces of bone, your teeth actually have an interesting system just under their surface. Understanding the various parts and functions of your teeth allows you to take better care of them and avoid things like cavities, gum disease, and damage. When you smile, the visible, outer-portion of the tooth you […]

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Solutions for Periodontitis

The tooth is bound in our mouth by our gum.  Gum disease is the inflammation of this gum, and it can spread to the surrounding environment which supports the teeth. It occurs in three stages, and these are the gingivitis, periodontitis and advanced periodontitis (which is the most severe). The advanced gum disease, which is […]

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Here’s How to Relax at the Dentist

Recent studies estimate that between nine percent and fifteen percent of Americans avoid the dentist out of fear. That’s about 30-40 million people who are not getting the dental care that they need. Telling someone to get over it and just get to the dentist because it’s good for them doesn’t work. A fear of […]

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Recovery from Dental Implant Surgery

Dental implants offer patients a permanent solution to tooth loss. Whether you’ve experienced lost teeth because of decay, damage, or just family genetics, you likely know how embarrassing the situation can be. Once you come into the office and are cleared as a candidate for dental implants, it’s important to start the process of preparing […]

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Why Checkups Are Essential

Those of us who have spent our lives following a rigorous routine of good dental hygiene can sometimes become complacent about our visits to the dentists.  After all, if our teeth are looking fantastic and there’s no discomfort or pain, why do we need to see the dentist?  What you may not know is that […]

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Welcome to Appletree Dentistry

Thank you for visiting the blog of Appletree Dentistry. Don’t forget to check in periodically to see our latest posts.

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What Is a Porcelain Veneer

If you’ve been looking into ways to improve your smile, you’ve likely heard the term ‘veneer’. Veneers refer to a thin porcelain coating designed to go over your natural teeth to help remove imperfections and create a more beautiful smile. These porcelain veneers are bonded to your teeth in an effort to change their color, […]

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How to Relax in the Dental Chair

A recent survey showed that between 13% and 24% of people suffer from a phobia of the dentist. While it might sound benign, this fear can actually cause more than just an emotional roller coaster for patients. In fact, a fear of the dentist can lead to overall poor oral health because a person hasn’t […]

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