How Does Pregnancy Affect My Oral Health?

How Does Pregnancy Affect My Oral Health?

Congratulations on your upcoming bundle of joy. The next few months of your life will be busy with doctor’s appointments, setting up your little one’s nursery, and tending to every detail before your big day. With all the changes your body will experience, your oral health is no exception. Our team at Afton Dental looks…

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What Is Dental Bonding and What Are Its Uses?

What Is Dental Bonding and What Are Its Uses?

Even the most minor tooth flaws can impact your smile, and we at Afton Dental are here to help. We are pleased to offer a range of cosmetic dentistry solutions, including dental bonding, to instantly deliver your perfect smile. Be prepared to be amazed at the stunning, incredibly natural-looking results! What Is Dental Bonding? Dental…

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Should I have My Metal Fillings Replaced?

Dental amalgam has been used for decades to repair tooth decay and cavities. However, concerns about the safety of the filling material continue to arise. If you are wondering whether you should have your metal fillings replaced with tooth-colored ones, talk to your trusted team at Afton Dental. We will evaluate your restorations and help…

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What Are Your Teeth Whitening Options?

Teeth whitening is one of the easiest and quickest ways to reinvent your smile, with numerous over-the-counter products available for home application. However, the best and safest treatments are those offered by your dentist. Here’s a look at your teeth whitening options and how to safely brighten your smile.  How Does Teeth Whitening Work? Teeth…

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What Is Sedation Dentistry and How Does It Help?

At Afton Dental, we understand that some of our patients are anxious about setting foot in a dentist’s office, putting their oral health at risk. We’re pleased to offer sedation dentistry options to help you enjoy stress-free dental visits. It’s true. You can relax in the dentist’s chair while receiving the outstanding dental care you…

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Are Digital Dental X-Rays Safe?

Digital X-rays,X-ray

Every day, we’re exposed to radiation from the sun, our cell phones, or even airplane rides. A set of four “bitewing” x-rays, typically taken once a year, produces an amount of radiation of only about 0.005 mSv, less than the average daily dose of radiation in everyday life. Interestingly, going through an airport scanner 80…

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How Can My Dentist Help With My Sleep Apnea?

What Is Sleep Apnea?

Do you snore at night and wake up gasping for breath? If so, you may be suffering from sleep apnea, and your trusted team at Afton Dental is here to help. We’re happy to offer safe and effective sleep apnea solutions to restore your restful sleep and enhance your health and quality of life. What…

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How Can My Diet Affect My Oral Health?

Diet and Oral Health

Maintaining proper oral hygiene habits, including brushing your teeth and flossing daily, are essential to a healthy smile. But did you know that your diet choices affect your oral health too? We at Afton Dental encourage you to be mindful of your food and beverage choices. We’re happy to offer nutritional tips and recommendations to…

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What Are Dental Sealants and How Do They Help?

What Are Dental Sealants and How Do They Help?

While brushing your teeth at least twice a day is one of the best ways to keep your oral health in tip-top shape, it’s not always easy to clean those tiny pits and fissures on the premolars and molars’ chewing surfaces, leaving them at risk of tooth decay. Afton Dental is pleased to offer dental…

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Why Do I Need a Root Canal?

Why Do I Need a Root Canal?

Root canal therapy continues to save millions of teeth worldwide each year. Despite its reputation and the fear it invokes, the relatively comfortable procedure is comparable to having a tooth filled. In fact, root canal therapy relieves tooth pain rather than causing it. With today’s modern technology and endodontic procedures, you have nothing to fear!…

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