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Addressing the Problem of Missing Teeth

If you're struggling with missing teeth, we at Dr. Alan Dechter and Dr. Matthew Moy's dental practice understand your concerns. Not only do missing teeth affect aesthetics, but they also impact functionality like chewing and speech. But some people may…


What Are the Stages of Gum Disease?

Gum disease, or periodontal disease as it is formally known, is a common infection that affects the gum tissue. This condition can start with mere inflammation of the gums but if left unchecked, it can progress to more severe stages…


What Do Clear Aligners Treat?

A crooked smile can make you feel self-conscious and deliver a blow to your confidence. But dental alignment issues can also negatively impact your oral health. With help from your dentist through clear aligners treatment, you can achieve the straight…


Achieve Smile Enhancement with Veneers

Looking for a durable, long-lasting way to improve the appearance of your teeth? Ask your dentist about porcelain veneers. These custom-made shells will attach to the front of your teeth with bonding to construct the beautiful smile you have been…


The Meaning of Your Dental Discoloration

We aim to keep our smiles looking pearly white and bright, but over time, a number of factors may cause our tooth color to diminish. If you do not feel happy with your smile’s appearance, you may feel a blow…


Prioritize Oral Hygiene This Year

The new year brings a stream of well-intentioned resolutions designed to improve your overall well-being. If you want to enhance your wellness, you should prioritize your oral health. Your smile requires regular care in order to look and feel its…


How Does My Dentist Use Composite Resin?

Composite resin refers to a synthetic material similar to cement that a dentist uses in many types of oral health treatments. Its color mimics the natural appearance of teeth, making it a useful tool for cosmetic dental solutions. And its…


Signs of Gum Disease

About half of all adults in the United States will suffer from gum disease, an infection affecting the gum tissue, at some point in their lifetimes. Though prevalent, not many people can recognize the symptoms of this disease. In fact,…


Keep Teeth Straight After Clear Braces

Your dentist can help you get the straight smile of your dreams with clear-colored aligners. These custom-made, translucent appliances fit over your unique smile to gradually push teeth into your desired straight position. Then you can feel proud to show…


How to Avoid Tooth Loss

Missing teeth can lead to a number of struggles. You may have trouble with your usual oral functions, like chewing or speaking. You might feel self-conscious about new gaps disrupting the appearance of your smile. And you could face a…