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  • Long ago, dental work resulted in a functional smile, but not necessarily a beautiful one. Fortunately, we now enjoy aesthetic options for every type of dental treatment. Even getting cavities filled can bring about a more beautiful smile. While fillings once meant noticeable pieces of silver or gold marring your teeth, tooth-colored composite fillings are now the norm. These fillings allow your King George dental team to rebuild decayed teeth without making any compromises. Reasons to Choose [...]

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    Your kids look to you when building every aspect of themselves – even their teeth. Establishing positive attitudes toward dental health in your kids will inspire them to treat their teeth well throughout their lives. Dental anxiety is commonly formed at a young age. If you help your children feel great about their teeth and visiting the dentist rather than afraid, they’ll feel better about dental care at every age. This blog post comes at an especially helpful time – right before the [...]

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    Those new to the cosmetic dental world may not have heard the term “aesthetic dentistry” before. Consider the meaning of “aesthetic” on its own: pertaining to beauty and the appreciation of beauty. Aesthetic dentistry is no different. Whereas “cosmetic” can bring forth images of superficial, overdone treatments, aesthetic refers to dental work that is natural in appearance and feel. All dental work provided by the dentists at Cottrell and Associates is aesthetic dentistry. Read on to[...]

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    Full mouth reconstruction means any number of things. It is a general term used to refer to the rebuilding process Dr. Cottrell and our dentists will guide you through when you visit our office with your mouth in some sort of disrepair. “Disrepair” can be worn teeth, yellowed teeth, unhealthy teeth, and even missing teeth. No matter the oral situation, there are a series of tailored treatments that will return your mouth to the place you’d like it to be. This week’s post will detail a [...]

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    Preventive care involves taking steps to resolve problems before they really become problems. While it may seem like an obvious definition, it's hard to determine that something is the early seed of a medical problem. Dangerous habits we indulge in during sleep are sinister - they often go unnoticed, and thus are allowed to continue for long periods without treatment. While casual snoring seems innocuous, it could actually be the sign of sleep apnea, a harmful disorder in which breathing is [...]

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    Let's set up a hypothetical dental scenario. Say you have a dental appointment scheduled next week. You've fallen a little behind on your oral hygiene, and you're suspicious that a twinge in a molar may mean a cavity. Do you feel a.) Excited to see your dentist and get your teeth into top shape, b.) A little bit nervous, or c.) Dreading the day and seriously considering skipping town? While we hope for our patients to have the a.) attitude, we cater to those who may be feeling more like b.) or [...]

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    Botox isn't solely an aesthetic treatment. Because of its ability to halt muscle movement, Botox is helpful in situations when you don't have control over certain muscles' contractions. This may sound like an unlikely circumstance, but we actually possess a number of muscles that contract as they please. When our bodies are in good, working order, these muscles ideally do not contract at their own whim. But different disorders and muscle problems can take their toll on our bodies. This is the [...]

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    Welcome to our new website! We’re going to be using our web presence to provide patients with the online resources they need to take an active role in their dental care. Check our blog weekly for dental tips, detailed information on procedures that may interest you, and an in-depth view of our practice. If you’re seeking a more comprehensive understanding of your dental health, or searching for a new dentist, we’re eager to help you along your path. Read on for a discussion of our [...]

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