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Tainted Teeth: 3 Types of Stains and How to Clear Them

May 2, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Stutman's Office @ 11:23 am
Before-and-after closeup of a smile that's been whitened

Did you know that according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, nearly half (45%) of people agree that your smile is your most attractive feature, regardless of age? It’s the first thing people notice about you when they meet you, and they can say a lot about who you are. For example, clean, bright white teeth are perceived as appealing because they’re usually accompanied by excellent oral health.

However, if your teeth are dark or stained, it can really affect how you feel about yourself. You might worry about what others think, and it’s not uncommon to feel a bit down or less inclined to socialize. But don’t worry, there are solutions!

Thankfully, your dentist can provide several cosmetic services that can enhance your appearance. Continue reading to learn more about the three types of tooth stains and how they can resolve the issue!


True or False: It’s Possible to Get Cavities During Invisalign

April 25, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Stutman's Office @ 4:51 pm
Woman smiling while holding clear aligner

There are countless benefits that come with Invisalign – from the lack of dietary restrictions and the shorter average treatment timeline to the virtually undetectable aligners and quick check-in visits. Is it possible to avoid cavities during your Invisalign treatment too? This is a common question for patients who have chosen this discreet teeth-straightening service, and you can find the answer right here!


How Long Does it Take to Get a CEREC Dental Crown?

April 5, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Stutman's Office @ 10:10 pm
CEREC chairside milling machine making a crown

A dental crown is a custom cap shaped like a tooth that goes over a damaged or decayed tooth, restoring its strength, shape, size, and appearance. Traditional crowns usually take weeks because they’re made in a separate lab, which can be inconvenient for patients who have to take time off work or adjust their schedules. But with CEREC crowns, there’s a better option. Using advanced dental tech, your dentist can finish the whole crown process in just one visit. So, you might be asking, how long will I be at the dentist? Keep reading to find out!


Unlocking the Fountain of Youth: How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Revitalize Your Smile

March 8, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Stutman's Office @ 9:51 pm
Senior with a youthful smile

They say age is just a number, but sometimes, that number starts to show in our smiles. As we journey through life, our teeth bear witness to our experiences, often succumbing to the wear and tear of time. However, thanks to advancements in cosmetic dentistry, the quest for eternal youth has a powerful ally. From whitening treatments to veneers and orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry offers a plethora of solutions to turn back the clock and rejuvenate your smile. Let’s explore how these transformative dental procedures can help you regain your youthful appearance and confidence.


What Issues Can Stop You from Getting Dental Implants?

March 2, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Stutman's Office @ 10:40 pm

Digital model of a dental implantMost people with good oral and overall health are candidates for dental implants, but they aren’t right for everyone. You’ll require a consultation with an implant dentist to determine if they are an option for you. A few issues can prevent you from getting dental implants. Here’s what you need to know to replace your lost teeth.


Best Vitamins & Minerals for Healthy Gums

February 7, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Stutman's Office @ 11:40 pm

Foods containing vitamin DDid you know that cavities aren’t the only threat to your dental health? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 50% of adults have a form of gum disease. Not only is the infection a leading cause of tooth loss, but it can also affect your overall wellness. Advanced gum disease can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s, and many other conditions. Flossing can help keep your gums healthy, but your diet is equally important. Here are a few key vitamins and minerals to add to your diet to support a healthy mouth and body.


How Dental Implants Can Make You Look Younger

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Stutman's Office @ 7:24 pm

Older woman with a beautiful smileWhite hair and wrinkles aren’t the only factors that can make you look years older than your chronological age. Your smile can also add years to your appearance, especially if you have missing teeth. Although tooth loss can happen at any age, it’s an issue that’s often associated with being older. Filling the gaps in your smile with dental implants can turn back the clock. Here’s how the revolutionary tooth replacement method can make you look years younger.


Enduring Dentures: A History of Tooth Replacement

January 15, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Stutman's Office @ 10:39 am
Hand holding a glass of water containing dentures

Dentures are a popular solution if you’re suffering from tooth loss and are looking for ways to refill your grin. Not only do they restore your capacity to eat and speak more normally, but they’re a tried-and-true method with a long history going back to our ancient ancestors. That said, they’ve come a long way since the earliest attempts at replacing teeth. Keep reading to learn more about how dentures have progressed and why there’s no better time than now to get them!


Athletic Aesthetics: 3 Reasons to Choose Dental Implants

January 8, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Stutman's Office @ 11:22 am
Runner crouching before race

Many athletes have suffered tooth loss either through an injury, teeth grinding, or other reasons that can interrupt their training or game time schedules. While many methods can replace them, dental implants are considered the most advantageous for those involved in regular vigorous exercise. They provide some unique benefits over other restorations, like dental bridges and dentures, that make them an ideal solution for those who are physically active.

If you’re a competitor who has lost one or more teeth, keep reading to learn 3 reasons why you should consider dental implants to replace them!


Dental Implant Inquiry: How Many Do I Need?

December 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Stutman's Office @ 11:18 am
Clear model jaw with a dental implant-supported bridge

Dental implants are touted as the golden standard of tooth restoration because of all the options, they’re the only one that is inserted into your jaw to function like a natural tooth. Many patients who have lost all or most of their teeth, however, wonder how feasible it is to refurbish their mouth this way. Though the answer varies depending on your unique circumstances, understanding how your dentist approaches different situations can shed some light on what to expect. Keep reading to learn more!

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