Do Dental Veneers Stain?

Dental veneers are very popular with Pittsburgh-area patients who want to brighten and improve their smiles by addressing chipped, cracked or broken teeth. Veneers are popular for a number of reasons- they're strong, they're durable and they look great. One of the most frequently asked questions we receive about dental veneers relates to staining. We understand you want to know if dental veneers stain- after all, a bright, white, photogenic smile is one of your priorities. The good news
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TMJ Treatment Options

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ/TMD) is a disorder that is often extremely painful and has many severe symptoms. Unfortunately, because symptoms often resemble other conditions, TMJ is often overlooked and many patients endure the ongoing pain and suffering. Alternatively, when these symptoms are properly diagnosed, they can be alleviated. If you have any of the following symptoms, you may need to seek TMJ treatment: Migraines/intense headaches Earaches Jaw popping or clicking
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Benefits of Invisalign for Adults

If you are unhappy with the look of your smile or are having trouble with the alignment of your teeth or bite, Invisalign might be a good option for you. Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses a series of custom fit, plastic aligner trays to adjust your teeth over time. Invisalign can help correct many cosmetic dental issues including: Overbite or underbite Misalignment of teeth Crooked teeth or teeth that are twisted Overcrowded teeth Slight gaps in the teeth The outcomes
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How Long Will My Dental Implants Last?

Dental implants are popular with our Pittsburgh-area patients for a number of reasons. They're quite inconspicuous and, unlike many other forms of tooth replacement, they're firmly anchored in your jaw, which means they prevent the many health problems associated with a missing tooth. But for all the reasons dental implants are so popular, one of the more prominent is their durability. Put simply, dental implants last a long time. How long, exactly? This is one of the most common questions
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If I Snore, Do I Have Sleep Apnea?

Lots of people snore. This is often treated as a humorous personal flaw, or, at worst, an inconvenience for the snoring individual's sleep partner. In pop culture, snoring is often used as part of comedic scenes. However, chronic snoring isn't a laughing matter. For Pittsburgh-area residents who find themselves dealing with frequent snoring issues, the snoring might be a symptom of a serious condition: sleep apnea. This leads to a simple question: does snoring, by definition, mean you have
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How is TMJ Diagnosed?

Diagnosis for temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ or TMD) is made primarily through evaluation of the patient’s medical history along with a clinical examination in accordance with the guidelines set by The American Association for Dental Research. In addition, medical tests may be performed. Generally, TMJ diagnosis occurs after careful evaluations regarding: Your medical history: TMJ patients can expect a thorough medical history that is not limited to TMJ/TMD symptoms, but includes
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Taking Care of Your Dental Implants

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are quickly becoming a favored alternative to dental bridges and dentures. Still, because getting a dental implant requires some surgery, the implant dentistry process can take longer than the process for a bridge or dentures, but afterward you will have teeth that look like, feel like, and function like the real thing. Be aware that while implants are made of durable materials, they are subject to the same everyday wear and tear as your real
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Is There a Cure for Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a critical condition caused when a person’s breathing is shallow or interrupted during their sleep. This disruptive breathing can occur hundreds of times in one night’s sleep, and can actually have fatal consequences if the disruption is severe. Most commonly, sleep apnea causes unpleasant symptoms that include snoring, choking, drowsiness during the day, feeling irritable or waking with a headache. While there is no direct cure for sleep apnea, there are sleep apnea treatments
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Common Causes of Cavities

Even today, cavities and tooth decay are some of the most common general dentistry problems. They are caused by a combination of factors and left untreated can lead to serious health consequences. While children and the elderly are more likely to develop cavities, people can get them at any stage of life. There are many factors that can increase your risk. Among the most common risk factors are: Location of the tooth - Molars and premolars are more likely to develop cavities because the
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What Invisalign Treats

Invisalign technology is continually advancing, and now more conditions than ever before can be treated with Invisalign. In fact, nearly every orthodontic problem can be fixed with Invisalign these days, from overbites and underbites, to crowding and gaps. Today, even teens can benefit from Invisalign treatment and may never have to go through the process of traditional metal braces. Conditions Treatable with Invisalign The Invisalign process is customized for every individual, so treatment times
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