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Dentures or Dental Implants?

It almost certainly goes without saying that missing your teeth is embarrassing, and has a severe negative impact on your appearance, and by extension, your self confidence. Lost teeth also can cause serious problems for the teeth you have left, and other knock-on effects that will make each day seem like torture; even your ability…

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The Beauty of Porcelain, The Speed of Digital

Did you know that we use 2,000 year old technology every day in our Stow, OH dental office? Porcelain was first developed in China, before it came to Europe in the 1500’s, where it got its name, “porcelain” from the Italian word porcellana (a type of translucent seashell). For dentists, porcelain is unmatched as a…

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Composite or Mercury Fillings: Choose Wisely!

Cavities happen to all of us. When they do, you need a filling to prevent further damage and to stop tooth decay. For 150 years, people’s fillings have been made of “silver amalgam”, a substance which actually contains relatively little silver at all. So-called “silver” amalgam is made of small amounts of silver, tin, and…

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3 Questions: Is Your Dentist Mercury-Free?

If you’ve landed on this post, you’re probably: A resident of Stow, OH or the surrounding area Looking for a new dentist, or just a dentist that can do more for you But most importantly: You’re concerned about what you’ve heard about mercury’s use in dental fillings! You’re right to be concerned! Mercury is a…

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DIY Teeth Whitening: The Risk Isn’t Worth It | Stow, OH

DIY (Do It Yourself) is a major trend these days. Thanks to the Internet, people have access to more information than ever. It seems like for every problem, there’s an “easy” DIY solution, and teeth whitening and bleaching is no exception. Whether it’s over-the-counter whitening “systems” or homemade concoctions using clay and charcoal, people appear…

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Want to See What Cosmetic Reconstruction Looks Like?

It’s not every day that you turn on the news and hear a story highlighting the fantastic benefits of a cosmetic reconstruction, but that’s exactly what happened last month! A random encounter between a waiter and the patron he was serving ended in one of the happiest news stories we’ve ever seen! You can read…

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A Cosmetic Solution for Your Smile With Veneers

Our name says it all: Aesthetic Image Dental. We believe that every patient who walks in our door should have access to quality cosmetic dentistry that will enable them to feel confident and happy each and every time they smile! After all, your smile determines how you feel about yourself as well as how others…

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Do You Have Poison in Your Smile?

Did you know that your smile could be full of poison? That’s right. One of your greatest assets is your smile, and the thought that your smile could also be causing you harm is not very pleasant. In fact, it is terrifying! For years and years, dentists have been placing amalgam fillings in teeth. Your…

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Full Mouth Reconstruction

Think your mouth is too far gone to do anything but dentures? That’s not always the case. Dr. Murphy has experience in helping many patients get back to chewing the foods they want and having a better smile. It only takes an exam and X-rays to find out what would be best for you. You…

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Single Visit Crown

Have you been told that you need a crown on your tooth but have been putting it off because you don’t have time in your busy schedule to visit the dentist? Hi, I’m Dr. John Murphy, a dentist in Stow, Ohio. In almost all dental offices today, getting a crown takes at least two, and…

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