When Should My Child First See the Dentist?

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Q:Dr. Burhenne, my child is still an infant, but at what age should I bring him in for his first dental visit? A:The general rule, which actually makes a lot of sense, is six months after the eruption of the first tooth. Basically, so long as your child has teeth, he or she should be […]

What Can I Do About Stained or Discolored Teeth?

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Q:Dr. Burhenne, what can I do about staining on my teeth? Is there anything that can be done about the discoloration on my teeth without having to give up coffee, wine, berries – basically everything I find delicious? A:Surface staining can be removed during a routine teeth cleaning. During a dental cleaning, the hygienist removes […]

How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Improve the Appearance of My Smile?

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What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?

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Q:Dr. Burhenne, what’s your opinion on Invisalign? I’ve been thinking about straightening my teeth for a while but they don’t bother me that much and my teeth don’t seem crooked enough to look that bad. A:Most people see just one benefit with Invisalign: the option to not have to wear metal braces. There’s nothing wrong […]

How Often Should I Have a Teeth Cleaning?

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Q: How often do I need to get my teeth cleaned? A:The general recommendation from dentists, including me, is that you come in for a teeth cleaning every six months. I like to use this as a basic rule of thumb, but the six months rule certainly is not one size fits all. That’s because […]