Dental Blog | Midlothian, VA

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When Should Porcelain Veneers Be Replaced?

Dr. Jacob Sheppard06/29/2024

Find out when porcelain veneers need to be replaced, their lifespan, signs for replacement, and tips for maintaining a radiant smile.

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Can Six Month Smiles® Correct Bite Issues?

Dr. Jacob Sheppard05/18/2024

Six Month Smiles® focuses on cosmetic teeth alignment and may help remedy some minor bite issues but it is less effective for severe bite corrections.

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What Should You Avoid After Getting Dental Implants?

Dr. Jacob Sheppard04/26/2024

Patients with newly implanted teeth should take several precautions to ensure the dental implants heal properly and last a lifetime.

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How Long Can Porcelain Veneers Last if Properly Cared for?

Dr. Jacob Sheppard03/21/2024

Caring for porcelain dental veneers is as simple as caring for your natural teeth and can help your new smile last up to 10-15 years or longer.

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How Do Six Month Smiles® Differ From Traditional Braces?

Dr. Jacob Sheppard03/02/2024

Comparing Six Month Smiles® vs. braces to help you better understand which orthodontic treatment may be most suitable for you.

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Are Dental Implants Still an Option for Patients With Bone Loss?

Dr. Jacob Sheppard01/28/2024

While bone loss may add some complexity to the placement of dental implants, it’s often still possible to be a candidate— find out more here.

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Who May Not Be Suitable for Six Month Smiles®?

Dr. Jacob Sheppard11/20/2023

Six Month Smiles® offers the exciting opportunity to straighten your smile sooner, but not everyone may be eligible for treatment.

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Are You Missing Multiple Teeth? Consider Dental Implants

Dr. Jacob Sheppard10/27/2023

If multiple missing teeth are holding you back when it comes to eating, talking, or feeling confident about yourself — consider dental implants.

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What Dental Flaws Can Porcelain Veneers Correct?

Dr. Jacob Sheppard09/21/2023

Porcelain dental veneers are highly versatile, helping to address a wide range of cosmetic flaws for a more beautiful new smile.

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Can Six Month Smiles® Fix Crowded Teeth?

Dr. Jacob Sheppard08/14/2023

Dr. Sheppard offers Six Month Smiles as an effective solution to fix crowded teeth, transforming smiles with noticeable results in just six months.

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I Have Bone Loss. Can I Still Get Dental Implants?

Dr. Jacob Sheppard07/23/2023

Explore options for dental implants despite bone loss with Dr. Jacob Sheppard at Sycamore Family Dentistry in Midlothian, VA.

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Can I Still Floss My Teeth With Porcelain Veneers?

Dr. Jacob Sheppard06/20/2023

Explore how to maintain porcelain veneers through flossing with Dr. Jacob Sheppard at Sycamore Family Dentistry in Midlothian, VA.

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How to Maintain Oral Hygiene During Six Month Smiles® Treatment

Dr. Jacob Sheppard05/18/2023

Discover how to maintain oral hygiene during Six Month Smiles treatment and achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.

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What Can Cause Dental Implant Failure?

Dr. Jacob Sheppard04/21/2023

While dental implants rarely experience failure, it is possible. Dr. Jacob Sheppard can help you through this process.

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Do Porcelain Veneers Function Like Natural Teeth?

Dr. Jacob Sheppard03/11/2023

Achieve a natural-looking, functional smile with customized porcelain veneers.

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How Does Six Month Smiles® Differ From Invisalign® Aligners?

Dr. Jacob Sheppard02/18/2023

There are a few key differences between Six Month Smiles and Invisalign aligners. Keep reading to learn more.

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How Long Can it Take to Adjust to Dental Implants?

Dr. Jacob Sheppard01/09/2023

It can take a few weeks or so for individuals to adjust to their smile-restoring dental implant, though it varies by patient.

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Will Porcelain Veneers Brighten My Smile?

Dr. Jacob Sheppard12/09/2022

Porcelain veneers will brighten your smile and conceal diverse cosmetic concerns, including decay, wear and tear, and spacing issues.

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How Quick Can the Teeth be Straightened With Six Month Smiles® Treatment?

Dr. Jacob Sheppard11/20/2022

Six Month Smiles can straighten your teeth in about six months, with general treatment times ranging between 4 – 9 months.

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When Should Patients Get Dental Implants?

Dr. Jacob Sheppard10/14/2022

Dental implants may be the best option for replacing a natural tooth that can’t be saved. Learn more here.

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