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Can Dental Implants Develop Tooth Decay?

August 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drflenniken @ 7:38 am
3D render of a dental implant

Dental implants are one of the most talked-about and celebrated methods of tooth replacement among both dentists and patients. If you’re missing a tooth, you’ve probably heard plenty about them. You may have even started to wonder whether dental implants are even better than natural teeth.

While you’d be hard-pressed to find a dentist who would recommend extracting a healthy tooth, it’s actually true that dental implants have some benefits over enamel. Tooth decay is an excellent example.


5 Minimally Invasive Solutions to Improve Your Smile

July 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drflenniken @ 12:30 am

Woman with beautiful smile resting chin in handsIf you didn’t hit the genetic jackpot or your teeth are showing signs of wear and tear, you can have a flawless smile with cosmetic dentistry. Contrary to common rumors, you don’t have to be rich or famous to revamp your pearly whites. There are solutions to fit all budgets, and you won’t need invasive procedures. Here are 5 affordable and minimally invasive solutions to achieve the smile of your dreams.


Veneers and Sensitivity: What You Should Know

June 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drflenniken @ 7:48 pm
young woman with puzzled look on face

Are you thinking about getting veneers to enhance your smile, but are concerned about the potential for tooth sensitivity? It’s a common question that many patients have when contemplating this cosmetic dental treatment. Rest assured – we’re here to provide you with valuable insight into veneers and sensitivity. In this blog post, you can learn what to expect to help you make an informed decision and put your worries to rest.


Cosmetic Dental Treatments Perfect for Graduating Students

May 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drflenniken @ 7:51 pm
graduate smiling for the camera

If you’re one of the many people who are graduating from school this summer, you’re about to take a massive step out of the education system and into the working world. You’re also about to deal with an even more daunting task—taking dozens of pictures for every friend and family member that you have.

If you want to be ready for both of those things, cosmetic dentistry can help you. Having a smile you can be proud of will give you confidence at a job interview and help you make memories you’ll be happy to look back on. Here are a few cosmetic dental treatments that are ideal for graduating students.


Can the Colors You Wear Affect Discolored Teeth?

April 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drflenniken @ 12:29 am

Woman with an attractive smileA bright, beautiful smile is attributed to youth, confidence, and success. It can be the perfect complement to any outfit to look and feel your best. However, teeth change colors over the years. If you’ve noticed your pearly whites aren’t as vibrant as before, the clothes you wear could be making them look discolored. Believe it or not, certain colors can draw attention to your teeth by affecting how white they look. Here’s how to ensure your smile shines its brightest.


Be Mindful of Your Smile During These March Celebrations!

March 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drflenniken @ 5:58 am
a little girl smiling with heart-shaped waffles in her hands

The new year has passed, and it’s been a while since you’ve enjoyed a festive party. The good news is that March has arrived and there is plenty to celebrate during the third month of the year! From St. Patrick’s Day to National Waffle Day, the fun will be nonstop. However, like most enjoyable holidays, there will be plenty of treats that can harm your smile. Here are three fun days to celebrate in March while also keeping your pearly whites healthy and safe!


How Does Tooth Loss Affect Face Shape?

February 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drflenniken @ 4:41 pm
A close-up of a woman enjoying her dental implants

If you’ve just lost some teeth, you’re likely more focused on your smile than anything else. After all, your new tooth gaps are immediate and noticeable. Still, try to consider how the problem will affect your face too. Tooth loss, you see, ages the latter when not properly treated. Fortunately, dental implants can (and would) solve that problem. To learn more about them, let your local Carlisle Dentist explain things. Here’s a summary, then, of how tooth loss harms face shape and implants help it.


5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Smile

January 26, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drflenniken @ 7:51 pm
fireworks lighting up night sky

The year has once again come to an end and begun anew in 2023. For many, this time of year signals the start of a healthier life, making more time for traveling, or reaching certain savings goals. Though all of these are admirable New Year’s resolutions, why not make ones that will promote a healthy beam? Continue reading as we discuss five New Year’s resolutions that will help you keep your smile in good condition.


The Step-by-Step Process of Getting Veneers

December 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drflenniken @ 6:46 pm
Young adult with a beautiful smile

No matter how diligent you are with your oral hygiene, it can be hard to get a perfect smile. It’s even harder if you haven’t always been on top of your oral healthcare and are dealing with some serious cosmetic flaws. That’s where veneers come in. In as little as two appointments, your cosmetic dentist can give you the straight, symmetrical, and perfectly white smile of your dreams. But what does that process entail? If you’re curious, here’s a rundown of what it takes to get porcelain veneers, step-by-step.


Can Turmeric Really Whiten Teeth?

November 5, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drflenniken @ 2:01 am

Spoon of turmericTeeth come in a variety of tones and shades naturally, and it is normal for them to change color over the years. If your pearly whites aren’t as bright as they used to be, turmeric is a popular remedy for a bright smile, but is it safe? Here are a few things you should know before using turmeric for teeth whitening. 


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