What Kind of Material Should Your Dental Crown Be Made Of?

July 6, 2023

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Crown made of tooth-colored material being placed

A dental crown is a common type of dental restoration that often plays an important role in building a tooth back up to its natural form. They can be used for a multitude of reasons, like to fix a fractured tooth or to cover a tooth after a root canal. But what sort of crown should YOU get? The available options can vary depending on your unique situation. Below are a few examples of some common materials used to make crowns, as well as the pros and cons of each one.


Flossing: Is it really that important?

May 28, 2019

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We all know that brushing is key… but why is flossing so important?

The ultimate clean for your teeth is to brush twice a day and floss at least once a day. This helps remove the plaque and food that’s beyond your toothbrush’s reach, according to the American Dental Association. It doesn’t matter when you floss. Do it at night, do it in the morning, or do it after lunch… just do it!


Keep Your Athletes Smiling

April 23, 2019

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Imagine what it would be like if you suddenly lost one or two of your front teeth. Smiling, talking, eating—everything would suddenly be affected. Knowing how to prevent injuries to your mouth and face is especially important if you participate in organized sports or other recreational activities.


Drink Water Fight Cavities

April 11, 2019

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Prevents tooth decay. Fluoride in water is the most efficient way to prevent one of the most common childhood diseases – tooth decay. One study has shown that children who live in communities without fluoridation are three times more likely to end up in the hospital to undergo dental surgery.


7 Creative Tooth Fairy Gifts

April 4, 2019

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Today, American children receive approximately $4.13 per tooth, according to the Original Tooth Fairy Poll.

That’s great, but cash gifts aren’t all that creative nor are they always put to good use. Maybe your kid throws their tooth fairy money in their piggy bank and forgets about it. Or they lose the money altogether. (Hey, kids are expensive.)


Natural Teeth Whitening: Fact or Fiction?

January 30, 2019

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When it comes to teeth whitening, you may see many different methods featured online and in magazines—from oil pulling to charcoal, and even turmeric. Healthy smiles come in many shades, though it’s tempting to think ingredients in our own kitchens could hold the key to a brighter smile. Still, just because a method is natural doesn’t mean it’s healthy. In fact, DIY whitening can do more harm than good to your teeth.


Are you storing your toothbrush the right way?

August 6, 2018

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Yes, you use it twice a day and it goes in your mouth… and even the cleanest of mouths are loaded in germs and bacteria. However, as long as you’re properly storing your toothbrush, that quick rinse at the end of your brushing is just fine.


Sip all day, get decay

June 27, 2018

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We all know that candy and sweets are bad for our teeth, but we rarely think about our drinks as a cause of tooth decay.


Is whitening bad for my teeth?

June 12, 2018

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We all want our teeth whiter, but many times people are cautious because they don’t want to do any damage to their teeth. With the increasing popularity of whitening, more products have become available and it can be hard to know what works and more importantly if they are safe for long term use. Today we’ll take a look at the safety of these whitening agents, and next time which type of whitening would benefit you the most.


Welcome to our blog!

June 1, 2018

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We are excited to welcome you to the brand new Jasper Dentistry Blog!

This blog will be a space for us to share with you anything and everything related to the field of dentistry. We will be answering frequently asked questions, posting office updates, and addressing some of the newest trends in dentistry.