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Do You Believe These Myths about Dentists?

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People have always had misconceptions about dentists. If you consider that in the late 1800s, barbers were considered qualified to remove diseased teeth, it’s no wonder that dentists have had some unfair mythology follow them through the centuries.Today, dentists are required to earn the proper education and training to perform surgeries. At a minimum, it takes eight years of education, rigorous testing, and often an additional year or two of training or residency to gain their licenses. They also have to stay on top of modern developments with regular continuing education courses. Essentially, dentists never finish their studies.Do you believe some of these myths about dentists?Myth #1 – Dentists Have ...

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3 Effects E-Cigs Have on Your Oral Health

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Marketing by e-cig companies would have you believe that the vapor from an e-cig is much safer for you than the smoke from a traditional cigarette. A recent Ohio study states otherwise, as does the American Lung Association.Since the ingredients used in e-cigs are largely unregulated by the FDA, little is known about the full scope of the ingredients. Some contain artificial flavors and formaldehyde, which are cancer-causing agents.When considering your oral health, here are some things to remember about e-cig use.E-Cigs Cause Periodontal DiseaseThe recent Ohio study shows that e-cigs do not reduce the instances of periodontal disease, but may actually increase the risk. Any tobacco user is at ...

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Looking for a Change? Consider Teeth Whitening

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Summer is an exciting time because vacations, family reunions, and special events mark your calendar. It can also create a certain level of anxiety too, especially if you have not seen some of the people you will be celebrating with for quite some time.You will probably choose some clothes that make you feel good about yourself, get a haircut or a manicure, and wash the car before you show up at these special events. What about giving your smile a tune up? If it is not quite as bright and white as it used to be, professional teeth whitening can make you feel great and create a more youthful appearance.We ...

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Using Opt-In Dentistry to Finance Your Dental Care

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Many new patients who join our dental practice express frustration and feel discouraged by the dental care they have received in the past. We understand. With today’s corporate dental chains, frustrating lack of coverage from insurance companies, and being shuffled from one dentist to the other, it’s easy to feel like you don’t matter.At Scott J. Stephens, DDS, you do matter. You are our number one priority! To celebrate and honor this relationship we have with our patients, Dr. Stephens is a charter member of Opt-In Dental Advantage through our Fayetteville dental practice. The purpose of Opt-In Dental Advantage is to provide patients who choose us for their dental care ...

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Can You Benefit from Veneers?

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When patients think of veneers, they may conjure images of too-white smiles that look out of place or fake. That old idea is really a false representation of what dental veneers can deliver when created by a skilled and experienced dentist like Dr. Scott Stephens.Did you know that Dr. Stephens was an artist long before he became a dentist? His interest in art and biology is actually what led him to the dental profession. Each dental restoration is a tiny and very personal work of art that can add confidence and self-esteem to our patients’ lives.Natural-Looking DentistryWhat this combination or art and science means for our patients is consistently beautiful ...

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What Is Dental Bonding?

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For many patients who feel that cosmetic dentistry is out of their reach because of the time required to complete treatment or because of the expense, dental bonding offers a quick and affordable alternative.Dental bonding in our Fayetteville, AR dental office often takes only one appointment to complete and can improve the small flaws in our smiles that we are born with or that come from damage as our smiles age.Here are a few conditions that we correct using dental bonding:Gaps between teethIrregular tooth shapeChipsNon-uniform colorWhat Is Dental Bonding?Dental bonding is a procedure that utilizes composite resin, the same material we use to fill cavities, to add to your existing ...

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Could You Benefit from Orthodontics? Here Are Three Signs That Say Yes!

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Thinking about improving your smile with orthodontics is a big decision! It can feel exciting, too. We love to see the joy on patients’ faces when they finally achieve the beautiful, comfortable smile they have always wanted.Did you know that you can have cosmetic orthodontics right here in our Fayetteville, AR dental office? Dr. Scott J. Stephens offers two different systems for you to choose from.Here are three ways you can tell if orthodontics is the right path for improving your smile.Do Some of Your Teeth Protrude?If some of your teeth seem to poke out or go their own direction, cosmetic orthodontics will be able to help. We move ...

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