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Christopher J. Cowell, DMD Blog

How Digital Impressions Help Make Better-Fitting Restorations

June 3, 2022

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If you’ve ever had impressions of your teeth taken by your dentist, then you know all about how uncomfortable and messy this process can be! Biting down on that disgusting, gooey material and waiting for it to harden isn’t very fun. However, advances in technology have given dentists access to better ways of doing this, and without the mess. These digital impression systems can ultimately lead to a higher quality and better-fitting restoration, too! Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about digital impressions and their benefits.


What Are the Benefits of a Smile Makeover?

May 4, 2022

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Woman after smile makeover

Although the amount of time spent dwelling on it may vary widely, many people are not happy with the current state of their smiles. The good news is that anyone who feels this way can seek help from their dentist to do something about it. A smile makeover is done through a variety of cosmetic procedures to make the changes a patient wants to reach their smile goals. This can impact your life in several ways – read on to learn more from your cosmetic dentist in DeLand.


5 Bad Habits to Avoid If You Have Dental Implants

April 3, 2022

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Dental implants are incredible—these tiny titanium posts can easily replace your teeth and give you a dazzling, beautiful new smile! However, taking care of them is crucial if you want them to last a long time. There are certain habits you should absolutely avoid if you want to preserve the integrity of your implants; here’s what you need to know.


How Long Does It Take to Get Dentures?

March 3, 2022

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Missing teeth can make it harder to maintain the healthy, balanced diet your body needs. In addition, you may feel embarrassed to talk or smile around your coworkers, friends, or even family if you are missing most or all of your teeth. Fortunately, modern dentures can help! Affordable and convenient, dentures can restore the appearance and function of your smile. But how long will you have to wait to get them? From start to finish, here’s a breakdown of the process of getting dentures.


How Dental Implants May Extend Your Life Expectancy

February 25, 2022

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Your teeth allow you to bite, chew, talk, and laugh, so losing them can have a big impact on your life and your confidence. Though there is a multitude of replacement options, dental implants are favored by many patients and dentists alike. They can fill in the gaps in your smile, but is it also possible that dental implants can help you longer? Read on to learn what’s so special about them, medical conditions that they may be able to prevent, and how they can benefit patients.


Teeth Sensitivity After Whitening and How to Avoid It

February 11, 2022

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After years of drinking red wine, coffee, tea, dark sodas, and other highly pigmented beverages, your smile will likely be left with stains that make it look duller than it once did. Though this can cause you to feel less confident in your pearly whites, teeth bleaching can remove pesky stains to help return your smile to its former glory. Unfortunately, teeth whitening can also cause sensitivity in some people. To help you avoid this, here are a few common causes of sensitivity and what you can do to avoid it.


4 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Smile

January 13, 2022

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Did you know that only about 58 % of people are highly satisfied with their smiles? That means that nearly half of people think there’s room for improvement. If you’re one of many people who isn’t completely satisfied with their smile, New Year’s resolutions are the perfect time to set goals to better your pearly whites. If you need help figuring out where to start, read on for four resolutions that will help you achieve the healthy smile you deserve!


7 Ways to Prevent a Dental Emergency

November 8, 2021

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Though you may try your best to take care of your smile, accidents happen. Learning the best ways to avoid a dental emergency in DeLand can save you time, money, and the frustrations that come with needing an unplanned dental procedure. It may be difficult to quit old habits and make the necessary adjustments to protect your smile from harm, but it will be well worth it. Here are seven tips that can help you avoid needing to make a detour to the emergency dentist.


Don’t Ruin Your Teeth Whitening Treatment with These Foods

September 4, 2021

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You just spent money to get your smile looking great, so the last thing you should do is indulge in foods and beverages that can ruin a teeth whitening treatment.

In the first 48 hours after treatment, it is the most important timeframe for you to be careful with what you consume. After professional whitening sessions, your teeth become slightly porous, and the dentin layer becomes temporarily exposed. Acidic and dark-colored foods and drinks are more easily absorbed into your teeth after whitening, which can cause discoloration.

Here are some items to avoid after teeth whitening as well as some that you can seek out.


The Difference Between Dental Crowns and Fillings

August 11, 2021

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Do you have a damaged or decayed tooth? Your dentist might have suggested that you get a dental crown or filling. They’re both used to restore the function and aesthetic of teeth, so they must be interchangeable – right? Well, it may surprise you to learn that the similarities stop there. Although they both have restoration benefits, they each serve a unique purpose. Read along as we discuss the difference between dental crowns and fillings.

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