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Bad Breath

· What is Bad Breath (Halitosis)?
· What causes Bad Breath (Halitosis)?
· Can Bad Breath also come from other causes?
· What can be done to combat Bad Breath?
· Why is saliva important in the fight against Bad Breath?
· Do certain foods cause Bad Breath?


· What is Bonding and how is it different than Veneers?

Cosmetic Dentistry

· How Do I Choose a Cosmetic Dentist?
· Is there a standard beautiful smile for all people?
· How white should I get my teeth?
· How can I get an idea of how I would look with an improved smile?
· How long do your cosmetic dental procedures take?
· How long will cosmetic dental treatment last?


· What is a crown?
· How does a cosmetic dentist place a crown?
· I have seen people with crowns that look "fake" or that have a dark line at the gum line of the crowns. What causes that?
· Why would someone want an all-porcelain crown?
· Why would the cosmetic dentist recommend crowns instead of veneers?
· What can be done to replace a missing tooth?
· What can I expect on my first visit for the crown procedure?
· How should I care for my crowns?

Dental Bridges

· What is a Bridge?
· Is it possible to have a porcelain bridge affixed to your teeth without having any clasps or metal appearing?
· Who is a candidate for a bridge?
· How is a dental bridge placed?
· Are there different types of bridges?
· What are the pros and cons of a bridge?


· What are the different types of fillings?
· My old fillings in the front have turned dark. Can they be bleached?
· How are composite fillings placed?
· Why are porcelain inlays/onlays used for larger cavities or restorations?

Porcelain Veneers

· What are porcelain veneers?
· Is there really a difference between the porcelain veneers you can get from one cosmetic dental office and another?
· How are porcelain veneers made?
· What are porcelain veneers used for?
· What's the difference between plastic veneers, bonding and porcelain veneers?
· How quick can porcelain veneers give me a gorgeous smile?
· I'm an adult, and don't want to go through braces. Can veneers help correct my crooked teeth faster than orthodontics?
· What are the pros and cons of braces vs. veneers?
· How are the teeth prepared for porcelain veneers?
· How are porcelain veneers placed on the teeth?
· How many porcelain veneers are needed for a new Smile Design?
· How long will porcelain veneers last?
· Will my teeth be sensitive after I get porcelain veneers?
· Will I need to change my diet after getting porcelain veneers?
· How do you maintain new porcelain veneers and what follow-up care is recommended?
· When would porcelain veneers maybe not be right for me?


· What is whitening?
· How does it work?
· What are the different ways to whiten teeth?
· Is it safe? Are there side effects?
· Why do teeth discolor?
· How is whitening performed?
· How do I know if I am a candidate for whitening?
· How long does whitening last?
· What are realistic expectations with whitening?
· What if I have tetracycline stained teeth?
· Can my existing porcelain veneers or crowns be bleached?
· My teeth have turned yellow. What can I do?
· My teeth have really dark stains, what can be done?
· Do over-the-counter whitening products work?
· I have heard about laser whitening. Would that help someone with really dark teeth?

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Samuel Pope DMD
494 Main Street
Andrews, NC 28901
Phone: (828) 321-1444
Fax: (828) 321-1511
Email: samuelpopedmd@gmail.com

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Cell: (828) 516-8982
We do not accept Medicaid.