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What is cosmetic dentistry and how can it improve my smile? Your dentist can perform a variety of cosmetic procedures to improve your smile—from subtle changes to major repairs. There are many techniques and options to treat  teeth that are discolored, chipped, misshapen, or missing. Your dentist can reshape your teeth, close spaces, restore worn teeth, or alter the length of your teeth. Common procedures include teeth whitening, bonding, caps, crowns, veneers, and reshaping and contouring. What is teeth whitening? Teeth whitening is a common and popular chemical process used to lighten teeth. Some people get their teeth whitened to....

Patients diagnosed with cancer have special needs when it comes to their dental treatment. It is important for patients and their dentists to discuss dental treatment, its unique aspects during cancer treatment, and what effects cancer and cancer treatment can have on the patient's mouth. What effect does cancer have on the mouth? Cancer, no matter where in the body it occurs, can affect teeth, gums, salivary glands, and other tissues in the mouth. How does cancer treatment affect the mouth? Chemotherapy and radiation treatments can affect the mouth, causing side effects that may include: Pain in the mouth and....

What is dentin hypersensitivity? Dentin hypersensitivity, more commonly referred to as sensitive teeth, can be defined as short, sharp pains that come from exposed dentin (the layer of tissue found beneath the hard enamel that contains the inner pulp). Individuals with sensitive teeth may find that the pain can be triggered by hot, cold, sour, or sweet beverages or foods, forceful brushing or flossing, or even by cold air. What causes the sensitivity? Tooth sensitivity is caused by the movement of fluid within tiny tubes (pores) located in the dentin, which results in nerve irritation. When the hard enamel of....