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March 24, 2020
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Porcelain veneers are durable dental restorations designed to withstand normal biting and chewing. If you have veneers, you should be able to chew gum without a problem.

Gum isn’t sticky enough to threaten the integrity of your veneers. Add to this the fact that most people chew gum with their molars, away from their restorations, and there isn’t much cause for concern. Veneers are rarely placed on molar teeth because of the strong chewing forces that are generated in the back of the mouth.

Keep in mind that traditional gum is made with sugar, which can cause cavities. Cavities are problematic because veneers are only as strong as the teeth to which they are bonded.…

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Category: Cosmetic Dentistry, Porcelain Veneers

August 13, 2019
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Your smile is an important feature of your appearance. Cosmetic imperfections such as tooth chips and discoloration make many men and women avoid smiling, which impacts your self-confidence and the way others perceive you. Teeth whitening and porcelain veneers are both excellent options for addressing tooth stains. Whichever one is right for you depends on your oral health and cosmetic goals. Some may benefit from a combination of both veneers and tooth whitening.

Tooth discoloration can be caused by lifestyle factors such as smoking and drinking habits but can also develop due to medications, poor oral health, and genetics. Before getting cosmetic dentistry, you must have good…

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Category: Porcelain Veneers, Teeth Whitening

August 05, 2019

Nobody wants their teeth to stain. If your teeth are a color such as dull yellow rather than brilliant, sparkling white, you may be embarrassed to smile. Yellow teeth can also harm your self-confidence and thereby affect your social life.

Numerous dietary and lifestyle choices can lead to teeth staining. This blog breaks down the most common causes of stained teeth, how you can prevent it, and what you can do to restore a shining white smile.

Different Types of Teeth Stains

Teeth stains are divided into two categories. They have different causes and can be treated in different ways. The different types of stains are:

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Category: Teeth Whitening

June 28, 2019
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Salt Lake City man inspects his teeth using magnifying glass.

Minor but unsightly tooth damage or discoloration can impact not only your smile but your self-esteem. If you avoid smiling because you’re embarrassed by the appearance of one or more of your teeth, dental bonding could be an excellent option to restore your confidence. This simple and affordable cosmetic dentistry procedure involves applying composite resin to a damaged or discolored tooth to restore aesthetic appeal.

Dental bonding addresses teeth that are discolored or misshapen as well as chipped or gapped teeth with an unusual shape are chipped or have gaps. The material is made to match the color of your adjacent teeth and is a useful option for those who haven’t responded…

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Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

June 28, 2019
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Salt Lake City woman chooses her shade of porcelain veneers

Chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth often cause embarrassment and may get worse with time, causing many people to avoid smiling. Porcelain veneers are an excellent way to restore your smile. These thin shells are customized to suit your goals and placed over one or more existing teeth. The porcelain mimics the sheen of your tooth enamel, giving you a cosmetic improvement that looks both stunning and natural. When it comes to caring for your new porcelain veneers, our Salt Lake City dentist has several tips.

Proper Dental Hygiene & Regular Exams

The first and most effective way to care for your porcelain veneers is daily brushing and flossing just like your given…

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Category: Porcelain Veneers

April 28, 2019
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When you think about snoring solutions, you don’t typically think of the dentist’s office, but there are devices that can help your snoring and actually treat sleep apnea. These mandibular advancement devices (MAD’s) are made to fit comfortably in your mouth and correct your tongue and jaw placement to allow for easier air flow. Learn more about MAD’s from our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Warr, in the video below.

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Category: Sleep Apnea

February 21, 2019
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Teeth whitening is a great way to improve your smile, but is it the right cosmetic treatment for you? It’s essential to establish good oral hygiene first and to address existing issues such as tooth decay and gum disease. Take our quiz to see if tooth whitening or another cosmetic dentistry option is the best way to give you a stunning smile.

If you’re interested in teeth whitening,…

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Category: Teeth Whitening

January 31, 2019
Graphic shows how Salt Lake City cosmetic dentist applies porcelain veneers.

Veneers can address a variety of cosmetic concerns such as chips and cracks but also have some health benefits. Your oral health and the appearance of your smile is an investment that often starts at an early age with orthodontics. Whether you realize it or not, the appearance of your teeth impacts how you’re viewed at work and in social circles. The smile is typically what someone notices first when they meet you. Alternately, if you avoid smiling because you’re embarrassed by the state of your teeth, you may seem off-putting to people in your everyday life.

While your smile is a worthy investment, at Warr Dental, we work to make your cosmetic dentistry treatments fit within…

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Category: Porcelain Veneers

January 02, 2019
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Salt Lake City dentistry office lists ways to achieve a healthier smile

One of the most common New Year’s resolutions involve the teeth and gums. Whether it’s flossing more often or finally getting that cracked tooth corrected, Warr Dental can help through regular dental check-ups and cosmetic dentistry. Learn more in the SlideShare below:

If…

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Category: Cosmetic Dentistry, General Dentistry

October 30, 2018

The holiday season kicks off with Halloween. Keeping your teeth healthy and white is tough this time of year, but it’s also when those family photos and holiday events bring out your smile. Professional teeth whitening can brighten your smile in time for the holidays, but the leftover Halloween candy and Thanksgiving festivities take a toll on your teeth.

When you come in for in-office whitening treatments or choose our customized take-home trays, you want your results to last as long as possible. Unfortunately, the same dietary and lifestyle habits that caused your tooth staining in the first place can cause more discoloration. We can help you with teeth whitening touch-ups…

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Category: Teeth Whitening