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Welcome to Smile By Design’s dental blog. Dr. Donian Shen, our experienced dentist, and our skilled dental team use this forum to discuss the latest treatments and news. In addition to providing oral health advice, we announce special events, review new procedures and technology, and address common dental questions and concerns. We hope this informative resource can help you develop a better understanding of what advanced dental care can achieve.

If you have questions about anything you read on our blog, or if you would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Shen, please contact our office today.

How to Find the Best Dentist

A simple Google search can give you a list of dentists in your area, but how will you know if they’re the kind of qualified dentist you want? Knowing how to select an experienced, extensively trained, and patient-focused dental professional can help you and your family enjoy more pleasant and ...
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What Should I Expect After Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Having your wisdom teeth removed is a very common procedure. Understanding what happens once these teeth are extracted can help you to enjoy a more pleasant and speedy recovery experience. At Smile by Design, our extensively trained dentist and oral surgeon is dedicated to helping you heal as quickly, comfortably, ...
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Do I Need to Have My Wisdom Teeth Pulled?

It’s natural to want to avoid an unnecessary dental procedure. When it comes to pulling wisdom teeth, not everyone needs to have these teeth removed (and not everyone even has wisdom teeth to begin with). Understanding which factors indicate whether treatment is necessary can help you make the best decision ...
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What If I Don’t Have Enough Bone for Dental Implants?

One of the most common concerns experienced by people who have lost teeth is whether they can use dental implants to restore their smile. Considered the gold standard treatment for missing teeth, dental implants are most effective (and typically only recommended) when the patient has sufficient existing bone density. Unfortunately, ...
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How Do I Choose the Right Dentist for My Dental Implants?

With their abundance of benefits, dental implants are one of the most popular, and most recommended, restorative treatments for one or more missing teeth. That said, it’s important to carefully select the dentist that performs this procedure. Successful implantation offers strong, durable, and aesthetically appealing results. A highly skilled dentist, ...
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When Should I Consider Dental Implants?

Losing one or more teeth can have many drawbacks. You may not be able to eat or drink as easily. You may have difficulty speaking. And you may be self-conscious about smiling. There are many options available to address missing teeth, but dental implants are considered to be the gold ...
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