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What Happens During a Routine Dental Cleaning?

If you have not had a professional teeth cleaning in a while, you may have forgotten what to expect during this type of visit.  Seeing your dentist consistently for cleanings and evaluations of the mouth is an essential aspect of maintaining good oral health.  At Serene Smiles, our goal is to make all of our
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Invisalign – Clear Braces in Westernville, Gahanna or New Albany

Clear Braces How Can I Straighten My Teeth without Metal in My Mouth? One of the biggest concerns that we hear from our Westerville patients about the prospect of orthodontic treatment to straighten the teeth is the unsightly appearance of metal brackets and wires.  Many people are looking for a teeth-straightening option that is less
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What Makes a Good Dental Office: Things to Look For

If you are new to the Westerville, OH, area, one of the items on your long to do list may be finding a dentist for your family.  But how do you find a great one?  As you consider the dental offices in your local region, you can use this list as a guide of important
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How to Find Who Is a Good Dentist in Ohio

If you are new to the Westerville area, you may be searching for a good dentist.  Or perhaps you are not new, but you haven’t yet found the right place for your family’s dental needs.  Finding a great dentist can take some time.  Here are some tips to help you in your search. Read Online
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Is It Safe to Go to the Dentist during COVID-19?

Many people are feeling anxiety over all of the unknowns and uncertainties associated with the current coronavirus pandemic.  The news is full of conflicting information, and it can be difficult to know how you can keep yourself and your loved ones safe.  Our last blog focused on how we at Serene Smiles are safely providing
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I Have Dentures: Do I Still Have to Go to the Dentist?

Many people who wear traditional dentures assume that having no teeth means that they no longer have to see a dentist.  Unfortunately, this can be a dangerous myth. Dental visits are still important for multiple reasons.  The truth is that your dentist is able to intercept problems that have nothing to do with the teeth.  This
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How Dental Implants Replace Missing Teeth

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, you have several treatment options. The various tooth replacement options differ in the foundation that your dentist uses to support the missing tooth, which has a great impact on many aspects of the restoration.  When the support for a replacement tooth is the neighboring teeth, the result is
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Manual vs. Electric Toothbrushes: Which is Better?

When it comes to what type of toothbrush you should use, dentists often fall into two different camps.  One says, “Electric toothbrushes are definitely better at cleaning teeth.”  The other says, “We don’t care what kind of toothbrush you use.  Just use one!”  While that may sound a little funny, it actually makes an important
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What to Expect During a Root Canal

Root canals conjure fear in the hearts of many people.  We believe that most of that fear is based on the inherent fear of the unknown.  By explaining what you can expect during a root canal procedure, we hope to help you fight those fears if you ever have a root canal in your future. Expect
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One Simple Trick to Improve Bad Breath

Bad breath can be an embarrassing problem.  It affects your closest relationships and can influence your success at work.  There are many potential causes of bad breath, and in order to actually “cure” it, you will need to see your dentist and/or medical doctor.  In the meantime, there is one thing you can do to
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Four Health Problems a Dental Exam Can Reveal

One of the most dangerous myths that people believe about their health is that the mouth is separate from the rest of the body.  We can understand why this is the case since oral healthcare is traditionally separated from the rest of the body by the distinction between dentistry and medicine.  It is often mistakenly
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Dental Insurance Benefits: Why You Should Make an Appointment before the End of the Year

Dental insurance can be confusing.  Each plan is unique and offers slightly different benefits, and you even receive different benefits at different dental offices.  One thing is relatively universal among dental insurance benefits: they expire! Typical dental insurance plans provide a certain dollar amount as a “maximum” of benefits on a yearly basis.  Because these
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Nervous About the Dentist? We Can Help!

If you are nervous about going to the dentist, you are not alone.  The American Dental Association performed a survey to learn how often Americans visit the dentist.  When investigating why people do not visit the dentist, they found that 22% of adults said they were afraid.  We know that there are also people who
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Choosing the Right Cosmetic Dentist

There is no shortage of dentists in most metropolitan areas.  So when you see a dental office on every corner, how do you know which one you should choose?  It can be difficult for non-dental people to distinguish among various dentists, especially when you are looking for something specific.  This blog, aimed at cosmetic dentistry,
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The Benefits of Fluoride

Most people have heard of fluoride and know that it is a common ingredient in toothpaste.  Others think that fluoride is only important for children.  This blog explains why fluoride is great for people of all ages because of the wonderful benefits it provides for the teeth.  Lowers Your Risk for Cavities The biggest benefit
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Invisalign vs. Regular Braces

There are now more options than ever before to straighten your teeth.  Many adults are choosing to use clear aligners instead of metal brackets and wires to achieve their smile goals.  Often, we hear that people would choose leaving their teeth in a crooked state rather than wearing traditional braces. Clear aligners are a wonderful,
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What’s a Tooth Crown?

Have you heard the term crown from your dentist without really understanding what they are talking about?  Some people also use the word “cap”.  The use of different words and the assumption that you know exactly what we are talking about can lead to some confusion. Dental Crowns In dentistry, we use the term “crown”
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Five Types of Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a multi-billion dollar industry.  It is so prevalent in today’s market that it can be confusing to know which type is best for you.  This blog will help you understand the various types of teeth whitening and cut through the noise. Professional In-Office Whitening The most expensive type of teeth whitening is
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