George T. Philip, DMD Blog

How Dentists Color-Match Dental Crowns

February 16, 2022

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dentist speaking to patient about color-matching dental crowns

Dental crowns are tooth-colored caps that can be made from a variety of materials, including metal, porcelain, resin, and ceramic. They are often used to repair a tooth that has just undergone a root canal procedure or for other situations when a filling isn’t sufficient. Your dentist color-matches your restorations so that they blend in with the rest of your smile, but how do they determine what the correct shade is? Read on to learn about why teeth are different colors and how your dentist can perfectly match your dental crowns to your other pearly whites.


How A Healthy Smile Encourages a Healthy Heart

January 12, 2022

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person smiling and making heart with fingers

Though Valentine’s Day is what’s on most people’s minds during the month of February, it’s not the only heart-related thing to think about! February is also American Heart Health Month, which is a time dedicated to focusing on your cardiovascular health. Things like eating a well-balanced diet, managing stress, and getting plenty of exercise can help keep your heart healthy, but what about your oral care routine? Can that have an impact on your heart? Read on to learn about the link between cardiovascular health and maintaining good oral hygiene.


Looking to Save Some Money? See Your Dentist!

November 18, 2021

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Woman putting coin in piggy bank

Regular dental visits are a necessary step to keep your smile healthy. However, many people put off their appointments for a variety of different reasons. For patients who don’t have dental insurance, it’s often an effort to save a bit of money. However, the truth is that you can actually end up saving money in the long run by seeing your dentist. Read on to learn all the different ways that your regular dental visits can protect your bank account.


Watch Out! These Summer Activities Can Damage Your Smile

July 6, 2021

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family biking together during summer

School’s out and the sun’s blazing – summer is officially upon us! Your family may be looking forward to a season jam-packed with exciting adventures. Unfortunately, some of our favorite traditional activities can result in a damaged smile if proper precautions aren’t taken. Your Sunnyvale dentist shares a few ways you can harm your teeth this season and how to protect them.


4 Reasons Why Summer Is the Best Time to Get Dental Implants

June 14, 2021

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couple with dental implants in Sunnyvale eating outside

Are you one of the estimated 178 million Americans who are missing at least one permanent tooth? If so, then you might be researching your best options for completing your smile. When it comes to tooth replacements, dental implants have taken the world by storm because of their numerous incredible benefits. Plus, there’s no better time to start rebuilding your smile than summer! Keep reading to learn four reasons why summer is the perfect time to get dental implants in Sunnyvale, TX.


What to Expect During a Dental Implant Consultation

May 22, 2021

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Dentist discussing dental implants in Sunnyvale with a patient

While there are many options for replacing teeth, dental implants offer the highest level of customization. That means just about any number of teeth (and any teeth) can be replaced with them. However, patients do need to meet certain requirements before they can be placed with confidence. This is where the consultation comes into play. If you’ve been curious about dental implants in Sunnyvale but weren’t sure if they were the best option, a consultation with an implant dentist is a great first step. Here’s what you can expect when you schedule.


Boost Your Confidence with Dental Implants!

April 22, 2021

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Woman confidently smiling while pointing to her teeth

Are you one of the over 120 million Americans missing at least one tooth? If so, you may be all too familiar with the way that it’s negatively impacted your life AND your self-esteem. It’s difficult to feel good about yourself when you’re afraid to smile due to missing teeth or an uncomfortable denture. Thankfully, dental implants can restore your missing teeth and your confidence! How? Read on to learn the answer!


Traveling with Invisalign? This Will Make It Much Easier

March 7, 2021

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case for traveling with Invisalign

When it comes to straightening teeth, Invisalign clear braces offer a unique and convenient experience. Instead of wires and brackets, treatment consists of wearing a series of clear-plastic, low-profile trays that gradually correct your bite. Still, Invisalign treatment can be challenging at times. While everything can go super smooth when you’re at home, traveling with the clear aligners can be tricky. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to make your life easier. Continue reading to get some helpful and simple travel tips!


Can Invisalign Fix Bite Problems?

February 18, 2021

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Dental model of Invisalign in Sunnyvale.Invisalign in Sunnyvale is a preferred orthodontic system for teens and adults who are interested in attaining a straight smile without brackets and wires. Did you know the clear aligners can also fix a variety of bite problems? Although there isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” solution, many people with misaligned bites can benefit from Invisalign. Not sure if it’s the best option for you? Here are some of the most common bite concerns that can be corrected with aligners.


Can Invisalign Help Straighten Dental Implants, Crowns and Veneers?

January 11, 2021

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A clear aligner being held up in front of a blue background

If you would like a straighter smile, you’re not alone. Studies show that 80 percent of American adults don’t like their smiles. If you’re considering getting Invisalign in Sunnyvale, you might be wondering if any previous dental work you’ve had could affect your results. If you have dental restorations, keep reading to learn how they could affect your Invisalign treatment.

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