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Optimizing Your Smile with Ceramic Veneers

Optimizing Your Smile with Ceramic Veneers

If you are in need of a dental cosmetic restoration, metal dental materials may have been recommended to you over ceramic. The reason for this may be that materials made of metals are easier to place ...

The Pros and Cons of Veneers — Are They Worth it?

The Pros and Cons of Veneers — Are They Worth it?

When you watch actors and actresses in movies or at award shows, it seems like each and every one of them has absolutely perfectly shaped and colored teeth, how do they do it? Most of the time they do...

What’s the Right Age for Botulinum Toxin Injections?

What’s the Right Age for Botulinum Toxin Injections?

You look into the mirror one morning and notice a row of wrinkles on your hairline. Your mind might immediately go to how to save your precious, beautiful, and youthful skin. Do you need to drink more...

What Do We Really Know About Orthodontic Aligner Treatment?

What Do We Really Know About Orthodontic Aligner Treatment?

Are you an adult looking to better your smile? Maybe you yearn to get the perfectly straight, pearly white smile. What is the solution for you? Have you considered an Invisalign treatment? It is a per...

Improve Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

Improve Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

Despite what magazines and movies would like us to think, perfect, bright, white smiles are actually far less common than one would imagine. However, advancements in dentistry are constantly making it...

When a Sinus Lift Is Needed for Dental Implants

When a Sinus Lift Is Needed for Dental Implants

Sinus augmentation or elevation is an important procedure for patients who want to support dental implants but don’t have enough healthy bone. More commonly called a sinus lift, it is necessary in c...

Helping Your Child Trust The Dentist

Helping Your Child Trust The Dentist

Is your child afraid of the dentist? It’s normal for children to be nervous before their dental visits, usually because they don’t know what to expect. The good news is, you can help! Here are jus...

Why Do My Teeth Hurt?

Why Do My Teeth Hurt?

The question “Why do my teeth hurt?” is asked when people have an unusual sensation in their mouth and surrounding areas. Pain is a normal body response which signals for attention to your body wh...

Get Ahead with Your Child’s Oral Health!

Get Ahead with Your Child’s Oral Health!

Your toddler’s first set of teeth play a vital role in setting the stage for lifelong oral health. While baby teeth are only in place for a few years, they are much needed for proper mouth function....

Your Child’s First Loose Tooth

Your Child’s First Loose Tooth

Most remember their first loose tooth when they were a child very differently. Some were excited and couldn’t wait till it fell out while some were afraid and didn’t understand what was happening....

Tooth Bonding: How Long Does It Last?

Tooth Bonding: How Long Does It Last?

A bright, white smile is a sign of beauty, health, and youth. An attractive grin also offers certain life advantages in work and social settings. But sometimes, dental assistance is needed to help res...

The History of Dentistry

The History of Dentistry

Hundreds and thousands of years ago, “tooth worms” were actually thought to be the cause for decay and toothaches, but after decades of advancements in dentistry, this is no longer the case.I...

Protect Your Smile with Mouth Guards

Protect Your Smile with Mouth Guards

At Renken Dentistry in Springfield, IL, we believe prevention is an essential part of ensuring our patient’s optimal oral health. For this reason, we always recommend that our patients who participa...

Dental Implants and You

Dental Implants and You

Does your smile suffer from missing or severely damaged teeth that need to be extracted? Looking for a permanent solution to restore your smile? With dental implants from Renken Dentistry in Springfie...

3 Myths About Teeth Explained

3 Myths About Teeth Explained

You might think that you know all you need to about teeth – brush and floss to clean them, don’t have too much sugar or you’ll rot them, see your dentist regularly to take care of them – but y...

What You Need to Know About Wisdom Teeth

What You Need to Know About Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the final and third set of molars most people get during their late teenage years or early twenties. In some situations these teeth can be healthy and aligned properly, but unfortunat...

Dental Care as You Age

Dental Care as You Age

Just like the rest of your body, with age, your mouth may become more prone to dental issues and conditions. Fortunately, there are ways that you can keep your teeth, gums and oral health at optimal c...

Importance of Preventative Dental Care

Importance of Preventative Dental Care

While modern dentistry can fix any number of oral issues, the best way to maintain a healthy smile is to prevent those issues altogether. Between visits to your dentist, it’s important to stay on to...

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