Dr. Brian Lavery Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Blog

What Your Dentist Wants You To Keep In Mind This Holiday Season

January 2, 2024

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Happy holidays from your friendly family dentist at Brian Lavery, DMD, who’ll know if you’ve been naughty or nice during your next regular checkup, which we hope is right around the corner! Of course, we’re well aware that no holiday would be complete without a tempting array of delicious food, but we’d like you to keep in mind that some indulgences can affect your oral health more than others.


A Cavity From Birth to Damage

November 29, 2023

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Though nobody wants to get cavities, so many of us do. These areas of decay in teeth are the result of plaque, a pasty biofilm of bacteria that sticks to your teeth because they thrive on the sugar in food and beverages we constantly consume.


Professional Teeth Whitening Can Work Wonders For Your Smile

October 29, 2023

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One of the features of a sensational smile is bright, white teeth! These days, teeth-whitening procedures have become a relatively easy way to instantly improve aesthetics, create a positive first impression, and achieve a more youthful and radiant look.


Got A Cracked Tooth See A Dentist Right Away

September 28, 2023

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Life can be quite stressful, and many of us have a variety of coping mechanisms. One common tension reliever is damaging our oral health in the form of teeth grinding and/or clenching. Its medical name is bruxism. Some people grind and clench while they’re awake, some while they’re asleep, and others while both awake and asleep. The ramifications of bruxism include cracks, chips and stress fractures.


A Dentist Is Your Partner in Excellent Oral Health

August 24, 2023

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A mouth’s many components team up to perform imperative tasks. This valuable orifice is a very busy place, which, unfortunately, makes it susceptible to glitches and the occasional misfortune.


Teeth Stains Have Names

July 5, 2023

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Americans are known around the world for their healthy and attractive teeth. Our standards are higher than those in other countries, and many of us work hard to sport sparkling smiles. One method to banish tooth discolorations is to use whiteners. But have you ever thought about how and why some of those stains appear? We want to tell you!


Does Oral Health Affect Overall Health? You Bet!

June 26, 2023

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The human body is a complex system in which everything is interconnected. From head to toe, what affects one area of your body influences one or more other areas. The well-being of your whole mouth is just one example. It’s a component of your whole physical being, which is why taking excellent care of it is crucial.


Is Tongue-Scraping Worthwhile? Ask Your Dentist

May 25, 2023

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Admittedly, tongue scraping does not have a pleasant sound to it. In fact, it sounds uncomfortable at best! But as our friendly dentist at Brian Lavery, DMD explains, it’s a proven method of enhancing your oral health. And it’s not painful at all!


New Shapes Bring You More Self-Confidence

April 18, 2023

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Do you dislike your smile because your front teeth have minor alignment issues? Do the issues bother you to the extent that they reduce your self-confidence in your social, personal and business lives? The many types of cosmetic dentistry include odontoplasty (also known as enameloplasty, dental recontouring and tooth reshaping). Odontoplasty might be just the thing that boosts your self-image.


Your Teeth by the Numbers

March 14, 2023

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Everyone knows about teeth, but not everyone knows all there is to know about their choppers. One reason is that there are many aspects to our pearly whites, from baby teeth (technically called primary teeth) to permanent teeth.

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