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Wilkes Barre Family Dentist Dr. James C. DeFinnis

When Veneers Are the Viable Solution

Porcelain veneers are very effective at covering imperfections in the teeth. That said, veneers aren’t a one-size-fits-all solution for damaged teeth. There are a number of situations that warrant their installation: Continue reading

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August 6, 2015 Posted by | Back Mountain Dental, Children's Dental Care, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Cleaning, General Dentistry, Healthy Living, Oral Hygiene, Sedation Dentistry, Tooth Sensitivity | , | Leave a comment

For Your Teeth’s Sake: Food Items Worth Avoiding

It is often fun to eat some snack items at certain times of the day. However, doing so without caution and compunction can present a huge threat to your teeth’s integrity. Your preferred dentist can tip you on them and plan your eating accordingly. Continue reading

July 27, 2015 Posted by | Back Mountain Dental, Children's Dental Care, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Cleaning, General Dentistry, Healthy Living, Oral Hygiene, Sedation Dentistry, Tooth Sensitivity | , , | Leave a comment

Pain-Free Dentist Visits Are Possible With Some Help

Serious dental procedures can be painful. After all, there are a lot of nerves and pain receptors in your mouth. More often than not, painkillers aren’t enough to block out the pain.

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July 22, 2015 Posted by | Back Mountain Dental, Children's Dental Care, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Cleaning, General Dentistry, Healthy Living, Oral Hygiene, Sedation Dentistry, Tooth Sensitivity | , , | Leave a comment

Tips on Effectively Whitening Teeth with Braces

When you wear braces, your teeth become more prone to stains and discolorations. That’s because teeth are that much harder to get to, thanks to metal braces that get in the way of brushing and flossing. For this same reason, many people with traditional braces feel restricted when it comes to their options in cosmetic dentistry.

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July 20, 2015 Posted by | Back Mountain Dental, Children's Dental Care, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Cleaning, General Dentistry, Healthy Living, Oral Hygiene, Sedation Dentistry, Tooth Sensitivity | , , | Leave a comment

Cosmetic Dental Procedures—Reasons to Smile

2Cosmetic dentistry concentrates on restoring your beautiful smile. You may think that tooth loss is permanent and can’t be resolved, but there would be nothing to worry about if you visit a cosmetic dentist in Dallas, PA. You can have your missing teeth replaced and your other teeth cosmetically improved. There are several benefits to visiting your cosmetic dentist. Continue reading

June 14, 2015 Posted by | Back Mountain Dental, Children's Dental Care, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Cleaning, General Dentistry, Healthy Living, Oral Hygiene, Sedation Dentistry, Tooth Sensitivity | , | Leave a comment

The Advantages of Sedation Dentistry

2Going to the dentist can be a stressful event for both children and adults. In fact, many people end up with serious dental problems that are caused by a lack of routine maintenance. If you fear going to the dentist, you may want to consider sedation dentistry as a way to put you at ease during your visit. Continue reading

June 4, 2015 Posted by | Back Mountain Dental, Children's Dental Care, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Cleaning, General Dentistry, Healthy Living, Oral Hygiene, Sedation Dentistry, Tooth Sensitivity | , , | Leave a comment

Sedation Dentistry: Comfort in the Dentist’s Chair

2If you are one of the millions of people who get anxious about a visit to the dentist’s office, sedation dentistry may be the solution for them to finally be comfortable. It can be used with virtually any procedure, from serious treatments to simple cleanings. Essentially, dentists use medication to relax patients. That being said, there are many different sedation levels and methods that a number of dental practices offer. Continue reading

May 20, 2015 Posted by | Back Mountain Dental, Children's Dental Care, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Cleaning, General Dentistry, Healthy Living, Oral Hygiene, Sedation Dentistry, Tooth Sensitivity | , | Leave a comment

Beautiful Teeth are Key to a Beautiful Appearance

BMD_logoIf you’re looking to improve your appearance, your smile is a great place to start. Your smile is indicative of your personality; it says you are a great person and worth getting to know. Your smile is often the first thing someone notices about you. A beautiful smile can be a great start to success in business, relationships, and many other facets of life. Continue reading

May 17, 2015 Posted by | Back Mountain Dental, Children's Dental Care, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Cleaning, General Dentistry, Healthy Living, Oral Hygiene, Sedation Dentistry, Tooth Sensitivity | , | Leave a comment

Invisalign: A Teeth Straightening Procedure

People of different age groups suffer from various dental conditions such as missing teeth, tooth decay, periodontal diseases, and misalignment of teeth. Such problems can greatly affect a person not only physically, but mentally and emotionally too.backmountain

Thanks to developments in dental procedures, however, dentists are able to address the many concerns of their patients and at the same time help them regain their lost confidence. One of these is the presence of misaligned or crooked teeth, wherein certain orthodontic procedures become solutions. Continue reading

February 12, 2015 Posted by | Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Cleaning, Oral Hygiene | , , | Leave a comment

Cover Up Teeth Imperfections with Dental Veneers

People aren’t always lucky when it comes to having perfect teeth. Accidents, improper care, and even improper growth can result in smile that’s embarrassing to show. One way to solve this problem is to have dental veneers placed over your faulty teeth.
Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are placed over front teeth to improve their appearance. These are usually made of porcelain or resin composite materials, which makes them indistinguishable from your natural teeth material. These veneers are usually used when your teeth have become so discolored that teeth whitening won’t be able to help. They can also help when your front teeth have been worn down, chipped, have gaps between them, or are uneven. Continue reading

February 9, 2015 Posted by | Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Cleaning, Oral Hygiene | , , | Leave a comment