Kevin P. Labosky, DMD Blog

Dental Crown Vs. Filling: Which Is Right for You?

March 14, 2024

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hand holding a dental crown next to a model of teeth

As you sit in the chair being examined by the dentist, they tell you that they see a cavity in one of your teeth. Perhaps without fully knowing exactly what a filling or dental crown is, you know that you could need one of these two restorations, but which is it?

In this post, you’ll learn what makes these restorations unique and when each is most commonly used so that you can feel confident about your treatment.


Stay Ahead of the Game: Scheduling Your Dental Checkup Early

January 12, 2024

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Patient smiling with their dentist after a dental checkup

As the new year begins, many people begin a journey of self-improvement through resolutions. While these goals often focus on fitness or career achievements, it’s important not to overlook your dental health! If you’re wondering where to start, one small but impactful step you can take is scheduling your first dental checkup. But why does the timing make a difference? Read on to explore why early checkups are the best tool for dental success.


Root Canal Redux: Why You May Need Retreatment

November 17, 2023

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A man holding his jaw in pain due to a failed root canal

Root canals, despite their reputation, are often necessary to save a severely damaged or infected tooth. Modern dentistry makes this a painless procedure that can rescue a patient from a lot of pain. However, there are times when, despite a dentist’s best efforts, a root canal needs to be redone.  

If you find yourself wondering why a previously treated tooth might require another round of attention, continue reading.


Dental Dilemmas: 4 Holiday Foods to Avoid

October 10, 2023

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Woman with long brown hair in orange coat smiling and holding fall leaves in front of her face

Fall is here, and many people get excited to finally enjoy the sweet treats they’ve been looking forward to all year. There’s nothing quite like a pumpkin spice latte with a decorated sugar cookie to ring in sweater season! There are some foods, though, that can be particularly harmful to your teeth that you should be aware. After all, you wouldn’t want to have to make an unexpected call to your dentist! Keep reading to learn 4 favorites that you might want to avoid this year.


The Basics of Veneers: Will They Change My Diet?

August 11, 2023

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Dentist holding up veneer samples to smiling woman in dental chair

Are you getting veneers for a smile transformation and decades of enhanced confidence? If so, congratulations! You probably have a lot of questions about how they may impact your life. One of the most common concerns about veneers is whether or not they will affect what you can eat.  In order to extend the lifespan of your veneers, you should make a few adjustments to your lifestyle. Here’s how veneers might change your diet.


How Much Does Sedation Dentistry Cost?

July 27, 2023

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Man’s hands counting cashDo your palms sweat when it’s time to visit your dentist? Maybe you need dental work? No matter the reason, sedation dentistry can ensure a comfortable and pain-free day in the dentist’s chair. Although it will add to the expense of your dental visit, it’s money well-spent to help you achieve optimal oral health. Every situation differs, but here’s how much you can expect to pay for sedation dentistry.


3 Minimally Invasive Ways to Enhance Your Smile

May 14, 2023

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Smiling woman pointing to her teethA beautiful smile doesn’t come naturally to most people. Various factors can affect the way your teeth look, which can influence your self-esteem. If you have insecurities about your appearance because of unattractive teeth, you can revamp your smile without needing invasive dental work. Here are 3 minimally invasive cosmetic procedures to improve your pearly whites and boost your confidence.


4 Foods to Avoid After Teeth Whitening

March 16, 2023

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Steaming coffee cup on bookThe benefits of a bright, beautiful smile are priceless; however, not everyone has white teeth. Whether from genetics, age, smoking, or the foods you eat, teeth whitening can turn back the clock. Professional whitening treatments can get your teeth up to 8 shades whiter to reveal a luminous smile. Your dazzling results can last for many months or years with the right aftercare, like watching what you eat and drink. Here are the top foods to avoid to ensure your investment lasts. 


The Step-by-Step Process of Getting Veneers

January 9, 2023

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veneers on a table ready to be placed

Do you have stained, chipped, cracked, or misshaped teeth? These are some of the dental imperfections that veneers can fix so you can have the smile you have always wanted! Veneers are thin sheaths of dental-grade porcelain that are placed over the front-facing surfaces of your teeth. They are completely life-like and can completely transform your pearly whites! Read on to learn about the step-by-step process of getting veneers.


5 Tips to Combat Winter Mouth Issues 

November 9, 2022

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person drinking water to prevent winter mouth issues

For many people, the time of year when the months start to get colder is their favorite. This means sweaters, warm drinks, and cheesy holiday movies. Unfortunately, it also means new oral health problems. If you aren’t careful, your smile will be in a bad way by the end of the season. To help you prevnet this, read on to learn five tips to help you avoid winter mouth issues.

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