What to Expect with a Smile Makeover

Woman with a beautiful white smile outside at sunset after having a smile makeover procedure

A confident smile can have a transformative impact on your appearance and self-esteem. If you are considering cosmetic dental procedures, a smile makeover can be an excellent option to achieve the smile of your dreams. But what does a smile makeover entail and what can you expect throughout the process? Here are some things to…

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Why Consider Professional Teeth Whitening Services?

Woman happy after using a professional teeth whitening service

A bright and confident smile is something that everyone desires. However, many factors can contribute to stained or discolored teeth, including age, diet, lifestyle habits, and certain medications. Fortunately, modern dentistry offers a variety of teeth whitening services that can help to restore a bright, beautiful smile. At Cape Dental Care, we offer professional teeth…

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Should You Consider Invisalign Instead of Braces?

Woman happily putting Invisalign braces on

Have you been thinking about straightening your teeth? Traditional metal braces have been the most common option for many years. Invisalign, however, has been gaining popularity as an alternative. Invisalign offers numerous benefits over traditional braces, making it a great choice for those looking to achieve better oral health. Let’s explore a few of those…

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CURE For Obstructive Sleep Apnea

An older man sleeps with a CPAP mask in bed

Cure for Obstructive Sleep Apnea?! Mighty big words for an ailment that inflicts millions of people around the world today and with millions more being diagnosed every year. If you read my blog posted a few years ago on obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and the other on AM re-positioners then you have the history of how…

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Sinusitis and the Dental Office

Cartoon of a man in pain with a tight vice clamped down on his temples

Practically every week of the year at Cape Dental Care we will have someone come in with a toothache that ends up being diagnosed sinusitis.   Their symptoms include: Sore upper posterior teeth (percussion, usually more than one) Feeling sensitive/swollen to the touch on their cheek Headaches Stuffy nose (runny nose, possibly green or yellow…

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Dental Fluoride: Savior or Poison?

Patient receiving a fluoride treatment during an appointment at Cape Dental

Savior or poison?  The answer is both!  Living through 25+ years of treating patients with fluoride, I have heard it all.  A large majority of my patient do not give having fluoride a second thought.  It is simply something you need to have to maintain a healthy dentition.  However, there is a small minority of…

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Tooth Subluxation Case Study

Patient's mouth with scars on their upper lip and nose

This 61 y/o/w/f has been a long time patient at our office.  She has become more incoherent over the past few years and is under psychiatric care.  She made an appointment at our office for a loose tooth after an emergency room visit, but no showed.  A week later she presents to our office looking like this:…

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Tekscan graphic from a mouth scan to show teeth

This is a piece of dental equipment that I cannot believe every dentist is not required to own.  It is a very accurate sensor that fits inside the mouth and is used to make a movie of how you put your teeth together.  It was invented in the 1980’s for dentistry, but never caught on…

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Joint Vibration Analysis for TMJ and Myofacial Pain

JVA scan shows sine wave graph from scan showing right partial anterior disk displacement with reduction

As part of every dental exam the Cape Dental Doctors palpate the face and TMJ’s to see if there is any clicks or pops associated with opening and closing the mouth.  Occasionally, a patient will have clicks and/or pops during the examination.  Thankfully, most clicks and pops have been happening for years and are not…

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The Pregnant Dental Patient

Nine Months! Then they make you take it home with you!  Yeah, I know there’s a little more to it than that.  A whole lot more.  We actually break pregnancy down into pre-conception and  three distinctive trimesters: Pre-conception: Stop smoking Stop drinking Stop waiting! Seriously, if you are thinking of or trying to conceive you…

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