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How to Get Great Teeth

By Newberg Family Dental | Jan 24, 2012

Smiling is one of the easiest gifts to give and it is completely free. But if you are ashamed or embarrassed about your teeth, then smiling can be hard and stressful. There are easy steps you can take to love your smile.  Here are some of our favorites.   Brush Your Teeth When you brush…

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Wisdom Teeth: Keep Them Or Extract Them…..What Is Best?

By Newberg Family Dental | Jul 7, 2011

Those darn wisdom teeth! Very few of us (myself included) have sufficient space for them to erupt into a healthy position. Most of us will face impacted or misaligned wisdom teeth (third molars) and need to make the decision of extracting them or leaving them in the mouth. If the wisdom teeth remain in the…

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Dental Implants Vs. Bridges: Which Is Best?

By Newberg Family Dental | Jul 7, 2011

Last week, my Uncle Rich asked how to replace a missing molar tooth. Our discussion was about the pros and cons of both choices. Twenty years ago, the only reliable choice to replace the tooth would have been with a bridge. The teeth on either side of the missing tooth are prepared for crowns and…

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Cosmetic Dental Fillings Offer a More Natural Smile

By Newberg Family Dental | Jul 30, 2010

For years, dentists have been seeking tooth-filling materials that look more natural and last well in the mouth. Each year, new dental materials and cosmetic techniques are developed that enables us to provide patients with cosmetic dental treatment options that look better and last longer. Today’s composite fillings are a blend of plastic and glass…

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Cosmetic Dental Fillings: The Back Teeth

By Newberg Family Dental | Jul 30, 2010

Dentists have been using strong silver amalgam fillings to treat cavities in patients’ less visible back teeth for a hundred years. Despite the fact that they last a long time, they are completely unnatural in appearance. Since teeth are translucent, the dark color of the silver fillings will show through and give the teeth a…

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Quit The Cavity OF The Year Club

By Newberg Family Dental | Jul 30, 2010

Does it feel like you belong to the “Cavity Of The Year Club”? Every check-up finds a new cavity or two? I see patients who are trying hard with their brushing and flossing, but become discouraged. They just can’t seem to prevent new cavities from occurring. New research is pointing towards a factor that may…

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Closing Front Tooth Gaps

By Newberg Family Dental | Jul 30, 2010

One of the common dentistry cosmetic requests that dentists hear is “What can you do to fill the gaps on my front teeth?” Gaps between upper front teeth (called diastemas) can be caused by teeth that are normal, but smaller than average, misshapen teeth or misalignments. With the newer dental materials and techniques, it is…

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Anchor That Loose Denture

By Newberg Family Dental | May 25, 2010

Some denture-wearers are blessed with dentures that are easily worn due to an ample amount of ridge to support the dentures. Others have lost most of the ridges that support the dentures and fight a daily battle to function with loose, uncomfortable dentures. Imagine if your denture could snap into place, resist coming loose when…

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Should You Consider Tooth Whitening?

By Newberg Family Dental | May 25, 2010

Most of my patients tell me that they would like to have whiter teeth and a brighter smile. So let’s explore what options are available. As a person ages, the teeth often become darker due to staining by foods (coffee, tea, or red wine), tobacco or bacterial pigments. Tetracycline antibiotics can also cause a gray…

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