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Why Do Teeth Lose Their Whiteness with Age?

Why Do Teeth Lose Their Whiteness with Age?

A radiant, white smile serves as a source of pride and confidence. As you grow older, the color of your teeth tends to fade, diminishing the youthful appearance of your smile. Here’s why your teeth discolor with age and what you can do about it. 
Feb 9th, 2024

What Does Tartar Look Like?

You hear that tartar build-up on your teeth can contribute to dental disease. But what does tartar look like, and how do you know you have it? This blog will help you understand more about tartar and why routine cleanings are so important.
Jan 16th, 2024

5 Tips to Care for CEREC Same-Day Crowns

At Advanced Care Dentistry, Thomas O. Marxen, DDS, MSD, and the experienced dental team Here at Advanced Care Dentistry, your oral health is our priority. If you have questions about any oral health concerns, call the office or reach out via this website.
Dec 6th, 2023
Can I Accelerate Healing After Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Can I Accelerate Healing After Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Removing your wisdom teeth is often necessary for your long-term oral health. While the recovery process after the surgery varies from person to person, you can take steps to accelerate healing. Read on for tips on how to hasten your healing.
Nov 1st, 2023
Veneers vs. Lumineers®: Which Are Right for Me?

Veneers vs. Lumineers®: Which Are Right for Me?

Veneers get a Hollywood smile but require prepwork and permanent changes to your enamel. Lumineers® are a less-involved alternative, but will they give you stunning results? Read on to find out which cosmetic procedure is best for you.
Aug 1st, 2023
Are Dental Sealants Effective for Adults?

Are Dental Sealants Effective for Adults?

Dental sealants effectively prevent cavities in kids — but what about adults? Can an adult experience the same benefits? Read on to learn more about dental sealants and whether they make sense in your preventive care.
Jul 12th, 2023
My Throat Feels Sore Every Morning. Do I Have Sleep Apnea?

My Throat Feels Sore Every Morning. Do I Have Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea means you periodically stop breathing during sleep, which can interfere with sound slumber and systemic health. One symptom is sore throats that appear in the morning but ease up during the day. Read on to learn more.
Jun 1st, 2023
4 Reasons to Leave Your Teeth Whitening to Professionals

4 Reasons to Leave Your Teeth Whitening to Professionals

Many products on the market promise to whiten and brighten your teeth. But do they work? Over-the-counter teeth whitening is less effective than professional procedures. Here’s why you should go to a dental office for whitening.
Apr 1st, 2023
You Have Cavities Without Realizing It?

You Have Cavities Without Realizing It?

You may have a cavity sitting in your teeth, ready to be filled, and you don’t even know it! Cavities sometimes appear as black spots or tooth sensitivity, but they often have no outward signs. This is why regular dental checkups are important.
Feb 9th, 2023
CEREC Same-Day Crowns vs. Conventional Dental Crowns

CEREC Same-Day Crowns vs. Conventional Dental Crowns

CEREC same-day crowns have made getting a dental restoration fast and hassle-free. But you may wonder if these quickly milled crowns are as quality as conventional crowns. Here’s what to consider when selecting a crown.
Nov 1st, 2022
What to Expect When You Get Dental Implants

What to Expect When You Get Dental Implants

Dental implants are a natural-looking and functional feeling replacement for missing teeth. The process of getting implants takes a few appointments. Here’s what to expect during the process.
Oct 3rd, 2022
The Difference Professional Teeth Whitening Makes

The Difference Professional Teeth Whitening Makes

Professional teeth whitening makes a dramatic difference in the look of your smile. Read on to learn why heading to the dentist to have your teeth whitened can boost your first impressions, confidence, and oral health.
Sep 1st, 2022
4 Benefits of Preventive Dentistry

4 Benefits of Preventive Dentistry

Many people only see the dentist when they have an oral health problem. What if you visit the dentist to prevent problems in the first place? Here’s why preventive care like regular cleanings and X-rays are so valuable.
Aug 1st, 2022
Do My Wisdom Teeth Have to Be Removed?

Do My Wisdom Teeth Have to Be Removed?

You’ve been told your wisdom teeth are coming in, but they aren’t causing any pain. Is it really necessary to have them removed? Read on to learn why this is a smart step to promote long-term good oral health.
Jul 1st, 2022
I Have Dental Phobia: Can Sedation Dentistry Help?

I Have Dental Phobia: Can Sedation Dentistry Help?

Millions of Americans are anxious or fearful of visiting the dentist. If your hesitation has developed into a true phobia, sedation techniques can help you relax so you can get important preventive work and treatments done. Here’s what you should know.
Jun 1st, 2022
Is Sleep Apnea Dangerous?

Is Sleep Apnea Dangerous?

Sleep apnea means your airway becomes blocked during sleep. This causes frequent awakenings during the night as your body tries to regulate your breath. Sleep apnea is linked to many health problems and daytime fatigue. Don’t let it go untreated.
May 3rd, 2022
Help! My Teeth Are Yellow

Help! My Teeth Are Yellow

Teeth yellow due to the drinks you consume, the aging process, and your lifestyle. The good news is that yellowed teeth can easily be brightened with simple in-office teeth whitening. Here’s how you can get a whiter smile in just one visit.
Apr 1st, 2022
Restore Your Smile with Realistic Dentures

Restore Your Smile with Realistic Dentures

Advancements in dental technology mean today’s dentures look and feel much like your natural teeth. Don’t put off replacing gaps or decaying teeth. Restore your smile with high-quality, realistic dentures.
Mar 1st, 2022
How Sealants Can Save You From a Cavity

How Sealants Can Save You From a Cavity

Sealants give your teeth an extra layer of protection from the bacteria that causes cavities and the ensuing decay. Here’s how they work and why you should ask your dentist about whether sealants are right for you.
Feb 1st, 2022
Why Implants Might Be the Answer to Your Missing Teeth

Why Implants Might Be the Answer to Your Missing Teeth

Dentures and bridges aren’t the only solution for missing teeth. Dental implants are one of the most secure, functional, and natural-looking alternatives. Read on to learn why implants may be the right solution for the gaps in your smile.
Jan 1st, 2022
The Benefits of CEREC Same-Day Crowns

The Benefits of CEREC Same-Day Crowns

You no longer have to wait weeks for your dental crown to be fabricated in a lab far, far away. Same-day CEREC crowns mean you get your custom crown immediately for a complete smile. Read on to learn more about this amazing technology.
Dec 1st, 2021
Understanding Your Sedation Options

Understanding Your Sedation Options

If you’re among the 36% of the population who feels anxious when visiting the dentist, sedation dentistry is a comforting option. Imagine getting your regular cleanings or dental work done while you relax calmly. Here are some sedation options.
Nov 1st, 2021
The Importance of Preventive Dentistry

The Importance of Preventive Dentistry

Simple tasks like chewing and speaking can become difficult or painful if you lose teeth due to decay and gum disease. Preventive dentistry helps you maintain your smile. Here’s why you should make regular checkups and good oral hygiene a priority.
Oct 5th, 2021
How Zoom!® Whitens Your Teeth

How Zoom!® Whitens Your Teeth

Whiter teeth mean better first impressions. Zoom!® Teeth whitening accelerates whitening, so you can smile with confidence. Here’s how the system works.
Sep 1st, 2021
Do I Have to Get My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Do I Have to Get My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom teeth, or the third molars, usually develop in your late teens or 20s. While not everyone has problems with this set of teeth, it’s usually a good idea to get them removed. Here’s why.
Aug 5th, 2021

The Link Between Dentistry and Sleep Apnea

A loud, bulky CPAP machine isn’t the only treatment available and effective for sleep apnea. Read on to learn how a simple dental appliance can help you breathe better as you sleep.
Jul 6th, 2021

When Sedation Dentistry Might Be Right for You

Visiting the dentist can cause some very real anxiety. Sedation dentistry is a way to soothe your nerves and get the important preventive care and treatments you need for a gorgeous smile.
Jun 17th, 2021

Is It Finally Time to Get Rid of Your Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth, or the third molars, often need to be removed. They can cause problems with your bite and are more vulnerable to infection. Here’s some hints that it may be time to have them extracted.
May 21st, 2021

Common Causes of Dental Anxiety

If you avoid the dentist due to anxiety, you’re not alone. Many people avoid visiting the dentist due to valid fears and apprehension. Here are some common causes of dental anxiety and how to manage them so you get the oral health care you need.
Feb 16th, 2021

Your Options For a Great Holiday Smile

Don’t spend another holiday covering your mouth and shying away from photos. You can feel proud and confident when you flash a beautiful smile during online or in-person meet-ups with family, friends, and co-workers this season.
Nov 9th, 2020

Tips for Adjusting to Life With Dentures

Adjusting to dentures takes a little time, but the effort is worth it. Here are some tips to make the process go smoothly so you're smiling, chewing, and speaking with confidence in no time.
Oct 7th, 2020

Forget the Temps: We Offer CEREC Same-Day Crowns

Not looking forward to the multiple visits, temporary replacements, and the long wait time required to get a traditional crown? With CEREC®, we provide same-day crowns that keep your smile bright and your busy life on track.
Jun 24th, 2020

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.
Feb 20th, 2024