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August 16, 2022

Dentures: Do They Affect Your Nutrition?

older person with dentures sitting on couch smiling

Are you missing teeth or don’t have any left? Do you miss being able to eat a variety of nutritious foods without issue? If either of these statements relates to you, then you may be considering getting dentures. These restorations are a great way to once again have a full smile and allow you to gain back some of your bite power. Dentures are one of the most common methods of tooth replacement, but can they impact how much nutrition you get from your food? Read on to learn about how these two things are linked.

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July 13, 2022

4 Reasons Why Summer Is the Best Time for Teeth Whitening

person smiling on beach after undergoing teeth whitening

Teeth whitening treatments are a common way to brighten one’s smile. they work by lifting years’ worth of stains from the teeth to give them a brighter, more youthful appearance. Though getting your teeth whitened any time of the year offers a range of benefits, there are several reasons why you should consider undergoing this treatment in the summertime. Read on to learn about four benefits of having your teeth whitened during the summer.

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May 18, 2022

4 Reasons to See Your Dentist Before Summer Vacation

person on summer vacation smiling on a beach

When it comes to summer vacation, the excitement is palpable. After studying for exams or saving up your PTO all year, many people can’t wait to finally go on the trip they’ve been planning since last summer. With all the excitement revolving around this time of year, your smile may not be on the top of your priority list. Even so, right before summer vacation is often the best time to go see your dentist. Read on to learn why!

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April 12, 2022

5 Facts to Know Before Getting Porcelain Veneers

Dentist with tooth color samples choosing shade for patient

Porcelain veneers are an excellent procedure that can beautify any patient’s smile. However, you should assess whether they’re right for you before treatment. After all, you’ll want to ensure that the veneers’ benefits meet your needs before you pay the necessary costs. 

To that end, here are five facts about veneers you should know in advance. Keep them in mind when you make your final choice!

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March 17, 2022

Can You Get Dental Implants If You’re Diabetic?

person with diabetes wondering if they can get dental implants

If you’re one of the 178 million Americans who have lost at least one tooth, you may be considering dental implant surgery. Since they are the only option that replaces both the cap of the tooth and the roots, dental implants are favored by many patients and dentists alike. For people who have diabetes, tooth loss is an even more common concern. But, since this condition comes with a range of symptoms, is it safe for diabetics to undergo the dental implant procedure? Read on to learn more about the relationship between dental implants and diabetes as well as whether it’s safe to get them.

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February 16, 2022

Everything You Need to Know About Kissing with Dentures

older person with dentures kissing partner on face while cooking

Valentine’s Day is coming up! Do you have plans for how to spend this day of love? If you and your long-time partner are planning to spend time together or you’ll be taking out a new Valentine’s Day date, you may have smooching on the brain. Though this may not usually be much of a hurdle, is kissing with dentures any different? Read on to learn if it’s possible to kiss your partner while wearing these restorations.

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December 23, 2021

Trending on TikTok: Is the Veneers Check Challenge Safe?

Woman’s teeth after getting veneersA beautiful smile is invaluable if you’re a social media influencer. Dazzling teeth are just as important as the latest tech gadgets, trending clothes, and must-have accessories to feel confident online; however, most people don’t have naturally perfect smiles. Did you know not all your favorite social icons had the radiant smiles you see today? Many turned to cosmetic dentistry and are sharing their journeys on social media by joining TikTok’s “Veneers Check” challenge. It inspires others by featuring the before and after results of getting veneers. Although veneers are safe, some followers are making a simple mistake that’s ruining their teeth. Don’t place your smile at risk of dangerous dental trends. Here’s what you need to know to achieve a smile people will remember safely.

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November 4, 2021

What Thanksgiving Sides Pose Trouble for My Oral Health?

sweet potato casserole with marshmallows and stuffing

The anticipation of a Thanksgiving feast where just about everyone in your family contributed at least one dish is a special occasion indeed. You think you just might try everything.

When you are considering those sweet-smelling side dishes, proceed with caution. Depending on how you handle it, they could be problematic for your oral health. Keep reading to learn about some of the items you should watch out for.

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September 8, 2021

Facts and Myths That Prove Root Canals Aren’t All That Bad

smiling male patient at the dentist after root canal

For many patients, root canal therapy is one of the scariest dental procedures they could get. Thankfully, almost all the bad rumors you may have heard are just myths. With a 97% success rate, root canal treatments are highly effective and have saved countless teeth. While many people say they’d rather swim with sharks than get root canal treatment, learning some facts about the procedure will help you see that it isn’t as scary as you thought!

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August 25, 2021

4 Reasons a Root Canal is Good News

Smiling woman in dental chair holding mirrorRoot canal therapy has over a 95% success rate at restoring a severely damaged or infected tooth from extraction. It’s normal to think twice before agreeing to the procedure because it has a bad reputation for being painful, but don’t let common misconceptions stop you from saving your tooth. Contrary to what you might have heard, a root canal is actually good news because it means your tooth is salvageable. Here are 4 reasons you’ll be glad you chose to save your tooth.

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