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Drs. Otero

Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry | Hampstead NC

CEREC Arizona Trip

Recently our team traveled to the West Coast (Scottsdale, Arizona) for a continuing education course provided by CEREC. CEREC stands for “Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics.” With this process Dr. Otero is able create a crown digitally in one appointment. This state-of-the-art CEREC system uses 3D photography and CAD/CAM technology...
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Baby Teeth

When Do Baby Teeth Come In? All of your baby’s teeth are actually present underneath their gums at birth, but typically start to erupt between six months and one year old. Although every child is different, most children have a full set of twenty primary teeth by the time they are...
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Same Day Crowns

Up until a few years ago, the protocol for dental crowns were to take impressions and send off to a lab. While waiting for the final crown, the patient had to wear a temporary crown until the permanent restoration was ready from the lab. This process could take anywhere from one...
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Natural Teeth Whitening: Does It Really Work?

Our culture is flooded right now with natural remedies especially in dentistry. From charcoal toothpaste to oil pulling, many claims have been made about successful whitening products, but do they really work? In our office when we see a new patient, they are asked if they would like to change their...
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