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The Importance of Regular Dental X-Rays

The Importance of Regular Dental X-Rays



The invention of the X-ray has perhaps been the biggest advancement in modern dental care and overall oral health.  Dental X-rays offer dentists deep diagnostic insight and provides them with critical data to accurately assess and treat oral health ... Keep Reading

Dental Hygiene Tips to Get You Through the Summer

Dental Hygiene Tips to Get You Through the Summer



Schools is almost out for the summer and the days are warming up!  While summer means family vacations, outdoor BBQ’s and fun at the pool, it can also throw off your normal dental health routine.  Below ... Keep Reading

Why You Will Love Natural, White Fillings that Look and Feel Like Your Own Teeth

Why You Will Love Natural, White Fillings that Look and Feel Like Your Own Teeth



Your smile is the first thing people notice about you, and that’s why so many people are self-conscious about their smiles. If you have problems with your teeth, it’s easy to feel as if you lack ... Keep Reading

Can Getting Veneers Affect Oral Hygiene?

Can Getting Veneers Affect Oral Hygiene?



Dental Veneers are extremely thin pieces of porcelain that your dentist bonds permanently in place over your natural teeth.  They’re a quick way to a beautiful smile and they’re a perfect solution for people with ... Keep Reading

Traditional Crowns Vs. One Day CEREC Crowns

Traditional Crowns Vs. One Day CEREC Crowns



At Vestal Dental, we have lots of experience with patients coming into our practice needing an unexpected dental crown.  When an accident or dental emergency happens, you may find yourself missing a section of your tooth.  Anyone who ... Keep Reading

Sedation Dentistry for Anxious Patients

Sedation Dentistry for Anxious Patients



Does the thought of going to the dentist make you feel uneasy or nervous?  People with a severe fear of receiving dental treatments or going to the dentist’s office is more common than you might think.  ... Keep Reading

Replacing a Single Damaged Tooth with a Dental Implant

Replacing a Single Damaged Tooth with a Dental Implant



At Vestal Dental Associates, patients struggling with the physical and emotional impact of a missing or damaged tooth can have their tooth replaced in just a single day thanks to our in-house CEREC technology.  Vestal Dental is one of ... Keep Reading

How TMJ Might be Affecting You and How You can Find Relief

How TMJ Might be Affecting You and How You can Find Relief



Pain in your jaw and in the side of your face can be the most excruciating pain you’ve ever felt.  The only thing that can make this pain worse is not knowing the cause of it or ... Keep Reading

The Best Ways to Whiten Your Teeth Before Your Wedding Day

The Best Ways to Whiten Your Teeth Before Your Wedding Day



Every bride has most likely heard about the tissue test.  This longstanding test passed down through the generations tells you to hold a tissue up to your smile and see which is whiter.  A true test for a ... Keep Reading

Encouraging Good Oral Health for Your Children

Encouraging Good Oral Health for Your Children



At Vestal Dental Associates, we take the dental health of the children that come through our office doors very seriously.  Our dentists and staff know that we represent the key source of encouragement and information that will impact the ... Keep Reading

What Exactly is a CEREC Dental Implant?

What Exactly is a CEREC Dental Implant?



In recent years, CEREC technology has become the most efficient method in creating and placing dental implants along with crowns, restorations and veneers.  CEREC utilizes cutting edge CAD/CAM technology to bring the technique of creating and placing dental ... Keep Reading

Single Tooth Dental Implants for a Healthy Mouth

Single Tooth Dental Implants for a Healthy Mouth



The unfortunate fact of life is that everyone will lose at least one adult tooth by the time they become a senior.  Reasons for losing a tooth could range from an illness to improper dental care or a sporting ... Keep Reading

Full Mouth Reconstruction vs. Smile Makeover

Full Mouth Reconstruction vs. Smile Makeover



A beautiful smile is important, but many people mistakenly believe its only for vanity purposes. A beautiful smile is about confidence. A person with lovely teeth never hesitates to smile when speaking to others, and they tend to make a ... Keep Reading

Chipped Tooth Repair - Everything You Need to Know

Chipped Tooth Repair - Everything You Need to Know



Chipped teeth are a problem for some, and they don’t seem like much of a problem for others. The reason is simple; a chipped tooth that’s noticeable is a problem for anyone whose smile is affected. ... Keep Reading

Telltale Signs it is Time to have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Telltale Signs it is Time to have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed



Wisdom teeth are so interesting. Some people have them. Some people don’t. Some people have a few, and some people had them removed at some point. Not everyone needs their wisdom teeth removed, but sometimes it’s ... Keep Reading

Periodontal Disease and the Body

Periodontal Disease and the Body



Oral health is so much more important than just a beautiful smile. We know you love to see your pearly whites looking good so you have the kind of confidence you want, but your oral health doesn’t just ... Keep Reading

Preventive Dental Care and the Importance of Preventive Dentistry

Preventive Dental Care and the Importance of Preventive Dentistry



At Vestal Dental, we offer our patients the most cutting-edge and innovative dental procedures. Our equipment is top-of-the-line and our staff is highly trained and excellent at what we do. Our job is to make sure you have a bright ... Keep Reading

Are Dental Implants Right for You?

Are Dental Implants Right for You?



Losing a tooth is exciting when you’re 7, but it becomes far less exciting when you’re an adult. Children get to visit with the tooth fairy, money is left under their pillow, and a brand-new tooth grows ... Keep Reading

4 Ways to Ease Your Child's Anxiety About A Trip To the Dentist

4 Ways to Ease Your Child's Anxiety About A Trip To the Dentist



The dentist is either a fascinating new adventure or a terrifying nightmare for small kids. Ideally, you’ll begin bring your little ones to our office when they begin to form their first teeth, but many parents choose to ... Keep Reading

The Importance of Oral Cancer Screening

The Importance of Oral Cancer Screening



Your overall health is affected by your oral health, which is why it’s imperative to maintain an excellent relationship with your dentist. While cavities, plaque, and gum disease are disturbing issues you might experience throughout life if you&... Keep Reading

Utilizing Sedation Dentistry for a Stress-free Visit

Utilizing Sedation Dentistry for a Stress-free Visit



Many people suffer severe anxiety visiting the dentist, and it causes them to forgo their appointments. Their fear makes it easier for them to put off dental procedures time and time again until it’s been years since they&... Keep Reading

How Our Latest Innovation Can Increase Your Dental Health

How Our Latest Innovation Can Increase Your Dental Health



At Vestal Dental Associates, we’re dedicated to providing our patients with the latest in advanced dental technology to improve your dental health and get you out of our chair and back to your life as quickly as possible. ... Keep Reading

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