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5 Surprising Dental Implant Facts

December 21, 2021

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person with dental implants smiling

Dental implants are a durable, reliable, and lifelike tooth replacement option that’s preferred by patients and dentists alike. They provide a wide range of benefits to those who have them and, with proper care, they can even last a lifetime. As popular as dental implants have become over the years, there are several things that people still don’t know about them. Read on to learn five surprising facts about dental implants.

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5 Tips to Prevent a Dental Emergency

November 22, 2021

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patient smiling after dentist treated dental emergency

As much as we would like to be able to predict when accidents are on the horizon, it sadly doesn’t work that way. The unpredictability of dental emergencies is a big part of what makes them so stressful. Though you may not always be able to prevent them, there are still several things you can do to lessen the chance of them occurring. Read on to learn five tips that will make dental emergencies less likely to come up.

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5 Complications of Ill-Fitting Dentures

October 28, 2021

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Woman smiling after fixing ill-fitting denturesDentures have undergone several improvements over the years, but one thing remains unchanged–they require adjustments. Your oral tissues and structures shrink and change shape over time. Unfortunately, your dentures won’t adapt to the changes, which can cause slipping and irritation. It may only seem like an annoyance; however, there are 5 complications of ill-fitting dentures that can compromise your oral and general health.

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4 Amazing Benefits of Early Detection

October 19, 2021

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Woman having a dental cleaning and checkupInnovations in dental care make it possible for teeth to be preserved for a lifetime; however, at least 120 million Americans are missing one or more. Although tooth loss can occur for various reasons, decay and gum disease are the top culprits, which can be surprising since both issues are preventable. While you may not believe you need a dentist until after you have a concern, you’re placing your smile at risk. Here’s how you can harness the power of prevention for the early detection of oral health problems.

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Veneers vs. Bonding: 5 Factors to Consider

September 17, 2021

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Woman smiling with veneers

Both dental bonding and veneers are great options when it comes to masking imperfections in your smile. Whether you’re dealing with discoloration, cracks, chips, gaps, or another cosmetic problem, both options could be viable solutions. However, the difference between veneers and bonding is important for you to understand so you can make an informed decision. Continue reading to learn which factors you should consider before opting for cosmetic treatment.

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Are You Brushing Your Teeth Too Hard?

August 20, 2021

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young woman brushing teeth

Brushing your teeth is a mindless habit that most people don’t think twice about, so it may surprise you to learn that there is a proper technique you should follow. Otherwise, brushing too vigorously or even with the wrong toothbrush can do more harm than good. Dental experts are sounding the alarm on overbrushing because it can lead to oral health problems and other complications. Do you think you might be guilty of this habit? Read on to find out if you’re brushing too hard and how you should do it instead.

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Why You Should Attach Your Dentures to Your Dental Implants

August 3, 2021

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older man in dental office with implant dentures

Thanks to advances in dentistry, there are more solutions than ever for missing teeth. Dentures are one of the most popular options that fit over a ridge of soft tissue and bone. However, the bone gradually deteriorates with time, leaving the denture with little to hold on to. With dental implant-retained dentures, you don’t have to worry about that being an issue at all! They provide the utmost stability, comfort, and functionality, giving you a restored smile you’re proud of. Read along to learn more about implant dentures and how making the switch can benefit you.

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Why Do Dentists Check Blood Pressure?

July 16, 2021

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Why does my dentist take my blood pressureWhen you visit your family physician, you expect them to conduct a few routine tasks, like taking your blood pressure. You may not expect the same to occur when you visit your dentist. It’s easy to wonder, why does my dentist take my blood pressure? There isn’t any reason to worry. Although your dental team focuses on your smile, they can use your blood pressure in several ways. Here are just a few reasons why your dentist is checking it.

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Can a Whitening Treatment Fix Gray Teeth?

July 14, 2021

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Woman with gray teeth covering her mouthWhen most people picture tooth discoloration, they see brown or yellow stains; however, you experience something different because your teeth are gray. You’ve likely tried several OTC whitening products to reveal a brighter smile, but you didn’t achieve any results. That’s because gray teeth aren’t caused by surface stains, so they require a unique approach to treatment. Here’s what has caused the discoloration and what you can do to fix it.

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Can You Brush Your Dentures While They’re in Your Mouth?

May 28, 2021

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elderly couple brushing their teeth together

If you have dentures, you probably already know how important it is to keep them clean. Not only does it prevent them from getting stained, but it prolongs their lifespan so that you get the most out of your investment. Your dentist gave you guidelines on cleaning dentures, but taking them out to clean them takes some time. It’s also a step in your oral hygiene routine that you’re not used to. Can you brush your dentures while they’re in your mouth? Keep reading to find out.

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