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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.


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.


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.


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.


Is a Toothache a Dental Emergency?

May 7, 2021

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man with tooth pain holding his cheek

People often experience tooth pain from time to time. If you’re like most people, you might take an over-the-counter pain reliever and forget about your toothache as soon as it subsides. After all, it will probably get better on its own, right? On the contrary, tooth problems rarely go away until you visit your dentist for treatment. Ignoring tooth pain can lead to not only oral health complications, but higher dental bills later on. For these reasons and more, it’s important to consider the following the next time you ask yourself, “Is a toothache a dental emergency?”


The Top 5 Traits of a Beautiful Smile!

April 29, 2021

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Woman pointing to her beautiful smile after cosmetic dentistry

If you’re like millions of other Americans, you probably want the most attractive smile. After all, your set of teeth is the second physical attribute someone notices when meeting you initially. But what makes a smile beautiful? Well, it’s actually a combination of a variety of factors. These attributes are processed so quickly that our mind isn’t even aware of it. Thankfully, your dentist has compiled the top 5 most significant traits of a beautiful grin. Read on to see what it takes to have the smile you’ve been dreaming of as well as how cosmetic dentistry can help.


Summer: The Perfect Time to Get Dental Implants!

Filed under: Uncategorized — stansbury @ 7:44 pm
Woman smiling with dental implants while outside

If you’re missing at least one tooth, chances are that you’ve been researching various replacement options. Out of all the solutions that modern dentistry has to offer, dental implants provide a wide range of unique benefits, which is why they are so popular. In fact, over 500,000 people choose them each year. But when is it best to get them? Read on to learn why there is no time like the present!


Gummy Smile: What Causes It and How to Treat It

March 18, 2021

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Illustration of lips and a gummy smile

A “gummy smile” is a cosmetic issue that isn’t talked about as often as discolored or chipped teeth, but that doesn’t mean it’s uncommon. Around 10 percent of adults between the ages of 20 and 30 believe their grins to be gummy, and women in particular are more likely to be bothered by how much of their gum line is visible whenever they smile. But what exactly is a gummy smile, and what causes it? And most important of all, what can you do about it? You’ll find the answers you need in this post.


How to Avoid Falling Victim to the Top 3 Sports-Related Dental Injuries

February 15, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — stansbury @ 11:48 am
Hockey player smiling with a bruised eye and one missing tooth

Every time they step onto a court, rink or field, athletes are at risk of a dental injury. According to the Journal of the American Dental Association, 13 to 39 percent of all dental injuries are related to sports. While most athletes will tell you that pain is just a part of the game, oral injuries can be particularly traumatic. Keep reading to find out which 3 dental injuries occur most often and how you can avoid a trip to the emergency dentist.


5 Ways to Remove Items Stuck Between Your Teeth

February 2, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — stansbury @ 10:42 am
A woman with her mouth open, flossing her teeth

When eating, it’s very common to get food particles stuck between your teeth, but what do you use to remove it? According to the American Dental Association, 21 percent of Americans have used cutlery to remove food from their teeth, 14 percent have used a safety pin and 7 percent have used a strand of hair! It’s safe to say that knives or safety pins are not the safest items to poke into your mouth, but there is a proper way to remove something stuck between your teeth. Read on to find out a few ways to safely remove wedged-in food particles without risking damage to your teeth or gums.

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