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Costello Dental Blog

Protect Your Smile This Holiday Season with These Must-Know Tips

October 24, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — costellodental @ 5:40 pm
a group of people smiling and celebrating the holidays

The holiday season is right around the corner, and it’s hard not to be excited, especially if you’re a fan of eating delicious food and spending time with those you care about. But amidst all of the seasonal festivities including luncheons, dinners, cocktail parties, tree-lighting celebrations, and more, it’s quite easy to let some things slip through the cracks—such as caring for your pearly whites! Here are some tips from your trusted dentist about how to keep your oral health in optimal shape going into the holidays this year.

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Teeth Whitening: Fact vs. Fiction

September 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — costellodental @ 8:22 pm
A dentist performing a teeth whitening treatment

When it comes to teeth whitening, there’s no shortage of products on the market claiming to give you a brighter, whiter smile. Social media and its influencers have a direct impact on the sudden boom in cosmetic concerns afflicting every corner of the web.

But can these products do what they advertise? If you’re curious whether or not these products live up to the hype, continue reading. There are plenty of claims out there that need to be confirmed or debunked.

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6 Tips to Get Through the Night With a Toothache

August 22, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — costellodental @ 2:39 pm
Woman wearing white shirt and sleep mask sitting in bed holding her hand over her jaw

If you’ve ever woken up in the middle of the night because of a toothache, you know just how frustrating it can be to have to cope with the pain. You know you need to make a dental appointment for any kind of emergency, but the office is closed until tomorrow morning. What can you do in the meantime? Keep reading to learn about ways you can ease the throbbing enough to get some rest, until you can be seen by your dentist.

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How Your Diet Will Change with Veneers

June 21, 2023

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person with porcelain veneers smiling

Veneers, which are custom-made thin shells bonded to the front of teeth, work wonders in enhancing the appearance of your teeth. They effectively transform the shape, size, color, and alignment of your pearly whites, resulting in a beautiful, natural-looking smile. If you’ve recently received veneers, you might wonder how specific foods can influence their longevity and appearance. To ensure the lasting brilliance of your new smile, keep reading as we delve into the foods you should avoid and those that can help preserve your stunning grin.

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When Should Tooth Sensitivity Trigger a Visit to a Dentist?

May 28, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — costellodental @ 10:19 pm
A man with tooth sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity can sound like a pretty low priority at first. In fact, for most people, sensitivity in any part of the body is common. While you may think the same could be true for teeth, it could mean that you’re experiencing a dental emergency. By ignoring it, you could be raising your risk for additional oral problems later. To learn when you should call an emergency dentist for help, keep reading!

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Am I Too Old for Cosmetic Dentistry?

March 31, 2023

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elderly patient smiling while speaking with cosmetic dentist

Cosmetic dentistry can improve your smile by restoring a full, uniform look. It can also improve the appearance of your teeth and gums and give you new found confidence and self-esteem. If you are considering cosmetic dentistry but are on the older side, you may be wondering if you’re still eligible for these treatments. Fortunately, these treatments can be beneficial to patients of any age. Continue reading to learn three ways that older patients can benefit from cosmetic dental procedures.

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4 Vital Facts About Your Child’s Smile

March 5, 2023

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a child brushing her teeth with her mother

There are few things more wonderful than seeing your child grow. From their first step to getting a “grown-up” bed, there are so many joys in watching them mature. And this includes their smile! Their first tooth is always monumental…and before you know it, they are putting it under a pillow for the Tooth Fairy. Time goes by fast, and it can be easy to not be aware of some very important factors concerning your little one’s teeth.  Read on to learn four essential facts to ensure their smile continues to grow strong, healthy, and beautiful!

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5 Facts to Know Before Transforming Your Smile with Veneers

February 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — costellodental @ 3:24 am
a woman receiving veneers at the dentist

Do you have stained, chipped, cracked, or misshaped teeth? These are some of the dental imperfections that veneers can fix so you can have the smile you have always wanted! Veneers are thin sheaths of dental-grade porcelain that are placed over the front-facing surfaces of your teeth. They are completely natural looking and can transform your pearly whites. Read to learn five things you should know before getting a smile makeover with veneers.

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Cosmetic Dentistry 101

January 20, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — costellodental @ 9:55 pm
a woman with a bright beautiful smile

Research has shown that smiling not only improves mood, but boosts the immune system, lowers blood pressure, and reduces stress. Unfortunately, some people don’t feel confident about their teeth, so they are less likely to reap these benefits due to not wanting to show them. However, there’s good news! Cosmetic dentistry is able to fix a broad range of dental imperfections. Here’s what to know about it and some of its services.

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4 of the Strangest Dental Emergencies to Ever Occur

January 5, 2023

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a woman in shock due to weird dental emergencies

While no one wants a dental emergency, unfortunately, they sometimes occur. Common unexpected occurrences involving your mouth would include a knocked-out tooth or a loose crown. These are typical experiences that wouldn’t surprise any dentist. But there are a few rare ones that would definitely shock even the most experienced dental team! Read on to learn more about four of the strangest dental emergencies to occur.

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