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Types of Whitening Treatments

Everyone wants a white and beautiful smile, which is why there are so many products available that claim to whiten teeth. Yet, professional strength whitening gels will always give you better and longer lasting results than over the counter kits. At Linda Rak Canepa, DDS, we offer several different whitening options to not only give you noticeable results quickly, but to give you the flexibility to choose a treatment that will work best for you.In-Office WhiteningOur professional, in-office whitening procedure can give you whiter teeth with just one, hour long treatment. In order to reduce sensitivity and discomfort we put a protective gel over your gums before applying the whitening ...

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What is Dental Bonding?

Even small or minor imperfections in someone’s teeth can make them want to hide their smile and can lower self-confidence. Dental bonding is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to repair these imperfections to give you a more aesthetic and cohesive smile. Dr. Linda Rak Canepa strives to give all of her patients a smile they are proud of, which is why she offers cosmetic bonding and other cosmetic dentistry services to those in the Rocky River, OH area.Composite BondingComposite bonding is performed with a tooth-colored composite resin that is placed in the crack, gap, or chipped area of the tooth. Before the resin is applied to the ...

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Your Child's First Visit

When Should Your Child Visit the Dentist?As a parent of a young child, you may be wondering when your child should see the dentist for the first time. Children develop many habits, including dental habits, at a very young age, so it’s important to instill great oral hygiene habits young- even if they don’t yet have adult teeth. Typically, you want your child’s first dentist visit to be around six months after their first teeth grow in, and no later than three years old. Visiting the dentist at a young age helps to instill the importance of oral hygiene, and it’s never too soon to start professional preventative dental ...

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What to Expect During Your Dental Exam

What to Expect in a Dental ExamMost people are familiar with a typical dental exam. It’s important to visit a dentist on a regular basis to ensure that your teeth are healthy, and to maintain good oral health. Most professionals recommend dentist visits twice a year to keep up with your oral health, even if you don’t have any symptoms of dental issues. That being said, if you are experiencing any tooth sensitivity, swollen gums, pain, or other symptoms, it’s a good idea to make your way to the dentist sooner.Your Dental ExamWhile every dental office that you visit can be slightly different, here’s what you can expect from a typical ...

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Types of Cosmetic Dentistry

New technology is being developed every day so your dentist can offer you the best and most efficient dental care. One of the areas that have grown exponentially in the last few decades is cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry can repair, cover, and replace teeth and give you a more beautiful smile. Dr. Linda Rak Canepa and her team strive to give all their patients in the Rocky River, OH area a smile that they can’t wait to show off.Cosmetic DentistryWhitening – Bleaching your smile is one of the easiest, fastest, and most affordable ways to rejuvenate your smile. Many products boast whitening power from chewing gum to at home kits, ...

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Types of Oral Appliances

Many people can’t function without a cup of coffee in the morning to give them a quick boost of energy. Yet, the need for this little morning pick me up may mean more serious problems. Drowsiness during the day is one of the major symptoms of sleep apnea and bruxism, both of which can make it difficult to get a restful night’s sleep. One of the best ways to get the rest you need at night when you suffer from sleep apnea or bruxism is by using an oral appliance.What is an Oral Appliance?An oral appliance is similar to a mouth guard, but it is custom fitted to your mouth ...

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Reasons You May Need to Make an Extra Trip to the Dentist

Generally, you only have to see your dentist once every six months to once a year to keep your mouth healthy and to catch any possible dental issues, yet there are still many reasons why you may need to make an extra trip to your dentist. These dental emergencies can be frustrating, especially if your dentist doesn’t make same day appointments. Dr. Linda Rak Canepa and her team understand these frustrations and welcome same day appointments for dental emergencies, as well as late office hours to accommodate your needs.Reasons to Make an Extra Dental VisitOne of the most common reasons people have to see their dentist in between regular cleanings ...

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