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Christopher J. Cowell, DMD Blog

Cavity Concerns with Dental Veneers: What You Need to Know

January 12, 2024

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Man flossing between his dental veneers to keep them healthy

Are you considering dental veneers to enhance your smile? They are an incredibly popular cosmetic dental treatment known for their ability to totally transform the appearance of smiles. Due to the nature of the treatment, many patients mistake it for a cure-all for tooth decay. But can dental veneers actually keep you from getting cavities? Read on to learn more about veneers and if they protect your pearly whites.


Questions to Ask During Your Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation

December 26, 2023

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Smiling female patient speaking with dentistIt’s never too late to invest in the smile of your dreams. Whether you’re embarrassed by stains, decay, or chips, cosmetic dentistry can revamp your pearly whites. Your first step toward a stunning smile is having a consultation with your cosmetic dentist. Cosmetic dentistry is a big investment, so you don’t want to trust your smile to just anyone. Here are a few important questions to ask your dentist during your consultation to ensure your smile is in good hands.


I’m Interested in a Prettier Smile; Am I a Good Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?

November 10, 2023

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A beautiful smile can make a massive difference in one’s quality of life. People who smile frequently are seen as more friendly, approachable, and confident, which makes it easier to form social connections and close sales. Sadly, many people are nervous about smiling due to flaws in their teeth. Cosmetic dentistry has allowed millions of people to achieve more beautiful smiles and enjoy the social and professional benefits that come with them. Here are a few cosmetic dental treatments, how they work, and what makes one a good candidate for them.


5 Habits You Must Integrate into Your Lifestyle When You Have Dental Implants

October 12, 2023

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Some experts say it takes at least 21 days to turn a task into a habit. Whether this is true or not, there are certain habits you need to establish when you get dental implants. These tooth replacements are designed to last a lifetime, but only with the right care. Without the following habits, your implants won’t be permanent and can fail prematurely.


Eating with Artificial Teeth: Foods to Avoid with Dentures

August 11, 2023

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Dentures can be an amazing way to restore your smile and much of your ability to chew and enjoy many of your favorite foods, but there are limitations to what they can handle. There are a few guidelines that everyone with dentures should be aware of. No one has to go hungry while wearing dentures, and some people are better at eating different things with them than others. Here are some foods to be cautious around if you have dentures, some tips on eating with them, and some denture-friendly alternatives worth considering.


The Slow Evolution of Human Teeth

July 27, 2023

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A closeup of an ancient human ancestor’s skull

Maybe you think human ancestors had the same kind of teeth as their modern descendants. After all, weren’t the former similar to the latter? Truthfully, though, these individuals had smiles quite different from today’s. Human teeth have evolved over time to reach their current form. In fact, your Deland dentist can explain what that evolution looked like. Read on for a brief history of tooth development and tips on protecting modern teeth.


Can Dentures Be Brushed In Your Mouth?

June 13, 2023

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woman holding toothbrush in one hand and dentures in the other hand looking confused

Dentures are one of the best solutions for those who experience the loss of one or more teeth. They are made of durable porcelain or resin that is customized to match the look and feel of your natural teeth. Moreover, with the right upkeep they can last anywhere from 10-15 years! Whether your condition requires partial, full, or implanted prosthetics, a key aspect of treatment is the ongoing care of your new, false teeth.

Once you have spent time, energy, and resources on being fitted for and installing dentures, it’s imperative that you attend to them properly in order to make the most of your investment. One common question around appropriate procedures is whether or not they can be brushed while they are still in your mouth. If you have been wondering if it is safe or permissible, keep reading below!


3 Helpful Tips for Speaking with Your New Dentures

May 4, 2023

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a woman smiling with her new dentures

If you have lived with a gapped smile due to missing teeth, you are aware of how it impacts your life. Everyday functions like eating and speaking become more difficult, as well as feeling insecure about your tooth loss. Fortunately, dentures can give you back a fully functioning set of pearly whites, restoring your confidence and daily abilities. However, there will be a time of adjustment as you get used to your restoration, especially regarding communicating. Here are three helpful tips to help you speak with your new dentures.


When Can I Return to Work Following Dental Implant Surgery?

April 4, 2023

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a patient smiling while sitting at a desk

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are considered the gold standard; due to their unique surgical placement directly into a patient’s jawbone, they’re able to provide unmatched support for one’s jaw while fully restoring oral beauty and functionality. That said, if you’re gearing up for dental implant surgery yourself, you might be wondering how long you’ll be out of commission and unable to attend work or keep up with your other daily responsibilities. Here’s more from your dentist about some of the factors that affect dental implant surgery recovery, along with some ways to ensure a smooth healing period.


All the Most Common Causes of Yellow Teeth

March 2, 2023

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close up of a yellow smile

When people check their smiles in the mirror each morning, one of the biggest things that they think about is the color of their teeth. It’s natural; there are quite a few reasons that you can start to see your teeth become a little more yellow than you’d like.

Teeth whitening can make a massive difference in the color of your smile, but so can understanding the risk factors that lead to yellow teeth in the first place. If you’re curious, here are a few examples.

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