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Accidental tooth bud extraction

accidental tooth bud extraction during primary tooth removal

What to do for an accidental tooth bud extraction during primary tooth removal? Accidental tooth bud extraction during removal of a primary tooth can occur. When it does it is important to replace the tooth bud into socket quickly. How do you replace the accidental tooth bud extraction into the socket? Step one of replacing […]

Biohorizons PEEK abutment seated

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Looking to see if your Biohorizons PEEK temporary abutment is seated on your x-ray? Is your Biohorizons PEEK abutment seated? Biohorizons PEEK temporary abutment is radiolucent thus it does not show on you x-ray.  This makes it tough to know if it is fully down. Unfortunately, there is no website in existence like What Implant […]

Advantages of Dental Implants

Advantages of dental implants.

Advantages of Dental Implants Advantages of dental implants are fairly well known to dentists but the average patient may not know them. If you lost a tooth years ago, that tooth likely has a bridge or denture. Today, there are other options you can pursue and one of those options, is dental implants. Dental implants […]

Magic mouthwash

Magic mouthwash alternative

Magic mouthwash or miracle mouthwash Magic mouthwash is an umbrella term for a compounded mouthwash that doctors use to treat mouth sores.  The term miracle mouthwash is one we commonly use as well. Most often someone will use them during chemo treatment if they develop mouth sores or if they have a medical condition or […]

Orthodontic treatment and quality of life

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Orthodontic Research This is a collection of orthodontic research that we find interesting. Does orthodontic treatment impact your quality of life?  YES!! Well common sense might tell you that a more attractive smile will likely help you in similar ways that other things that make you attractive do.  Self-esteem and self-confidence, for better or worse, […]

New Translucent Zirconia Crowns

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New Translucent Zirconia Crowns New translucent zirconia crowns are arguably the best material to come along since white dental composites. They are very strong and for back teeth are very natural looking. Sean’s new translucent zirconia crown Are you in need of a dental crown but afraid that it will not look natural? This can […]

Invisalign cost

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What does Invisalign cost near me? Invisalign cost estimate and Invisalign cost vs braces are the two most popular financial questions that we hear at Bauer Smiles. What does Invisalign cost vs braces? The cost of Invisalign is usually more than the cost of traditional braces. This is due to the fact that the Invisalign […]

Tooth hurts after crown?

tooth hurts after crown

Tooth hurts after crown? Why does a tooth hurt after a dental crown? Tooth hurts after crown is a common search term for someone that is in pain AFTER a dental crown. There can be several reasons for this and there can also be several solutions as well. Typically people have a concern because the […]

Trial Smile

dental veneers temporary trial smile

Trial Smile A trial smile is a temporary version of dental veneers or dental crowns before we actually do anything permanent to the teeth. It is a great way for people to see what they are getting themselves into before investing a lot of time, money, and before doing irreversible tooth modifications. We typically do […]

All on 4 Vs Dentures

All on 4 Vs Dentures

All on 4 Vs Dentures All on 4 vs dentures is a question we here often. The all on 4 (AO4) is the trademark dentists give to dentures that attach permanently to your jaw by four implants. Dentists often use the same  acrylic, the same as traditional dentures. All on 4 consists of a denture […]

Board certified implant dentist

Board certified implant dentist

What is a board certified implant dentist? Board certified implant dentist is something that several of the major dental implant organizations have been working towards for decades. I feel the ADA should have addressed this years ago but water under the bridge now. Letter from AAID explaining how this came to be. AAID Board Certification […]

Micro osteoperforation

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What is micro osteoperforation in Orthodontics, also known as MOPs? Micro osteoperforation in orthodontics (MOPs) is a process of creating small pinhole openings (or perforations) in the bone around the teeth to accelerate tooth movement during orthodontic treatment.  It is an in-office procedure done by your orthodontist with no down time after and can be […]