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The Importance of Sports Mouth Guards in Preventive Dentistry

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At White Park Dental, our goal first and foremost is to provide high-quality preventive dental care. We know that when you make your preventive care a priority, we can help you avoid the majority of more serious dental problems that occur when oral care is neglected. 

Preventive dental care goes beyond simply brushing and flossing your teeth daily. You must also use common sense and protect your teeth whenever they're prone to damage. 

Preventing Tooth Damage During Sports

One of the ways teeth are most commonly injured is during sports. Unfortunately, we often see both baby and permanent teeth that have been knocked out or broken because of contact during a ...

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Why You Need to Treat Your TMJ & Bruxism

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Are you struggling with TMJ pain? Do you grind your teeth while you sleep (also known as bruxism)? In both cases, it is crucial to your dental health that your dentist treats these conditions. 

There are many painful and inconvenient symptoms associated with bruxism and TMJ disorder, and our Concord, NH dental office can help you find relief from your suffering. Common symptoms of TMJ and bruxism include headaches, pain in the jaw, jaw joints that lock up, and pain in the neck or ears. While eliminating these symptoms alone is a reason to seek treatment for many people, they are usually not the most important reason. 

Preventing Worn-Down Teeth

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Research for Stronger Teeth, Longer Lasting Fillings

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Tooth-Colored Fillings in Concord, NH

If you’ve ever visited the dentist to have a cavity filled, you’re among the majority of Americans. Fillings prevent further decay and damage to the gums but do typically need to be replaced after about 7-10 years. However, researchers are experimenting with a pine tree bark extract that can prolong the life of a filling and reduce trips to the dentist.

When a tooth starts showing signs of decay, a dentist in Concord, NH can drill out the deteriorated portion and fill in the holes with a tooth-colored, resin material. Over time, the bond between the resin material and the dentin - the tissue beneath the enamel ...

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When Do I Need a Root Canal?

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You find yourself awake at 1:00 a.m. with a toothache that will not let you rest! Even the Ibuprofen you took before bed is not helping. You can't wait until the sun comes up and you can call your dentist.

How did this happen? This tooth has felt a little sensitive over the last few weeks, but the discomfort always went away on its own. Now you've been told that your tooth is infected and you need root canal therapy to save it!

What Is Root Canal Therapy?

Remember that little twinge of sensitivity to hot or cold that started so small in the beginning? It was trying to warn you that ...

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3 Reasons Why You Might Choose Invisalign Over Traditional Braces

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Do you feel confident about your smile? If you are living with crooked or misaligned teeth, you might not, but the idea of wearing traditional metal braces doesn't sound appealing either. Here are some of the benefits of choosing Invisalign to straighten your teeth.

Invisalign Offers the Ultimate Discretion

If it's metal braces that have been keeping you away from orthodontic treatment, Invisalign may be your best solution. Instead of using traditional orthodontics involving braces, Invisalign uses clear aligners that fit snugly and apply slight pressure that gradually moves your teeth. The clear plastic and snug fit ensure that your aligners are comfortable to wear, virtually invisible, and don't interfere with ...

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How Dental Bonding Can Make a Dramatic Difference in Your Smile

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The normal wear and tear of daily life can take its toll on the appearance of your smile. Even small fractures or discoloration can diminish the aesthetics of your teeth and cause you to feel self-conscious about your smile.

In the past it was often perceived that only Hollywood actors could afford to improve their smiles; however, cosmetic dentistry has become more affordable over the years, and some surprisingly effective options such as dental bonding won't break the bank.

What is Dental Bonding?

Dental Bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that uses composite resin, the same material that is typically used to restore cavities, to repair different cosmetic issues and restore harmony ...

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A Quick History of Cosmetic Dentistry

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Cosmetic dentistry has made great strides over the years. In fact, history shows that it actually dates back thousands of years ago!

The Etruscans used gold to make dental crowns and bridges, and they made dentures with ivory and bone. The ancient Egyptians were known to place seashells into their gums to replace missing teeth.

Back in the year 1130, your barber was likely also your dentist. They would perform cosmetic services such as filing teeth and coating them with acid to make them whiter. In the next centuries, cosmetic dentistry went through many periods of trial and error as the materials for fillings, crowns, and dentures were perfected.

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