Are you suffering from swollen and tender gums? You may be experiencing symptoms of periodontitis, more commonly known as gum disease. When gum disease is left untreated, it often progresses and symptoms worsen. The mildest form is gingivitis, in which poor oral hygiene causes inflammation and sore gums.  Gingivitis may progress to periodontitis which causes…

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how sugar affects your teeth

From the time your first teeth grow in, there are tiny sugar-loving microbes in your mouth. They turn sugar into acid which breaks down tooth enamel, causing decay. Sugar can also contribute to gum disease which may advance to periodontitis, a condition that affects the gums and bones that support your teeth. Gum disease has…

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Many of our patients yearn for a flawless smile. Correcting imperfections in the appearance of your teeth can help you feel more confident. Dental bonding and porcelain veneers are two cosmetic dentistry options we often explore with our patients. Both are common treatments for dental concerns, such as chipped teeth, cracks, gaps, and discoloration. It’s…

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Have you ever experienced a long-lasting burning sensation in your mouth? This feeling can be confusing, and you may not know what is causing it and how to seek relief. Your discomfort may be due to a pain disorder known as burning mouth syndrome (BMS). If you have received this diagnosis, do not worry. There…

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digital dental radiography

If you had dental x-rays done in our office recently, you probably noticed that we are using digital radiography. This advancement in dental radiology produces less radiation than traditional film x-rays and has other advantages. Below you’ll learn why we are happy to have made the switch for our patients’ and staff’s safety and convenience.…

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how often change toothbrush

We all use our toothbrushes 2 to 3 times a day, but we might not know as much as we should about this disease-preventing tool. Here at Ultimate Smile Design, we have answered some of the most common questions about toothbrushes so that you don’t need to wonder anymore.  How Often Should I Change My…

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HEPA filter dental office safety

While we resume our regular routines as the COVID-19 pandemic wanes, you may be wondering if it’s safe to visit the dentist. It’s as important as ever to continue your regular dental checkups. The stress caused by these unsettling times can damage your teeth, so it’s crucial to receive consistent dental care to ensure that…

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Ultimate Smile Design patient portal

Ultimate Smile Design is happy to introduce our new patient management system, Dentrix. Through the Patient Portal, our patients can request appointments and will have access to their dental treatment plan. Please read below to learn about the features of your patient account and how to create an account. Patient Account Features Inside your patient…

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does hydrogen peroxide teeth whitening work best

If you are interested in whitening your teeth, a quick internet search will tell you that there are many whitening products and procedures on the market. Not all of these treatments are worth their cost due to their painful side effects or limited whitening capabilities. Here at Ultimate Smile Design, we offer the teeth whitening…

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When we think of a tasty summer treat, foods like ice cream, popsicles, snow cones, and milkshakes often come to mind. These treats may be delicious on a hot summer day, but the sugar can break down your enamel and cause decay. While they may sound tempting, there are plenty of healthy summer treats that…

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