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April 8, 2024

Denture Drama: Why You Shouldn’t Wear Them 24/7

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Dentures are a popular way to rebuild your smile after tooth loss for several reasons. They allow you to eat and speak more like you used to while simultaneously enhancing your appearance to boost your confidence. Although it can take about a month to adjust to wearing them initially, once your mouth has grown accustomed to them you might forget they’re there!

While it’s good that you’re no longer uncomfortable having them in, it’s important to give your mouth a break. If you’re wondering why it’s not wise to keep your artificial teeth in 24/7, keep reading to learn 3 reasons why you should remove them at night!

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February 13, 2024

Does Your Dental Implant Feel Loose? Here’s What to Do

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While dental implants are considered to be the best form of tooth replacement available, there are still a few problems that can arise with them. A dental implant may come loose due to injury, infection, or because it didn’t heal properly in the first place. If you have discovered that your dental implant has come loose, don’t panic! Here’s a brief overview of what to do when this happens.

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December 7, 2023

Don’t Let These Holiday Drinks Cause Your Dental Health to Sink

Eggnog

There are few finer times to enjoy a festive beverage with family and friends than the holidays. These special times of year are made to bring people together to remember old times, celebrate the present, and make new memories. However, it’s important to watch out for your teeth when you’re enjoying a traditional drink with your loved ones. Here are three customary holiday libations that can be harsh on your teeth and a few tips to keep your smile as white and pretty as holiday snow.

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October 12, 2023

Why You Shouldn’t Feel Embarrassed About Getting Dental Implants

Close up of a man with a missing lower toothIf you’ve lost a tooth, some of your confidence was probably lost along with it. A missing tooth can affect your self-esteem, oral health, and quality of life. While you have more options than ever before to fill the gap, there are certain social stigmas surrounding dental prosthetics. You don’t have to be embarrassed if you choose a dental implant to replace your tooth. Here’s why you should be excited to invest in the most reliable solution for tooth loss.

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August 5, 2023

Causes of Gray Teeth, and What to Do About Them

Grayscale picture of a smile

A people get older and start to develop a little bit of a coffee habit, its normal to start to see their teeth yellow a little bit. However, some people’s discoloration goes beyond yellowing—in certain cases, you may start to develop gray teeth.

There are a few reasons that could be the case, and there are several things that you can do about them. If you’re dealing with this problem, here’s what you should know.

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June 20, 2023

Flash the Perfect Summer Smile

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You have been working hard all year to ensure you look and feel your best for those exciting summer vacation plans, but did you consider your smile? Many people find themselves with a tight-lipped smile for the summer, or avoid taking pictures with family and friends if they feel self-conscious about imperfect teeth. If you feel like you cannot fully embrace your time with loved ones or make lifelong memories because of your smile, then cosmetic dentistry can help.

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May 7, 2023

What Can You Expect if You Delay Root Canal Therapy?

a digital image of a tooth that needs root canal therapy

It’s not uncommon for people to avoid going to the dentist. It’s been estimated that roughly one-third of Americans steer clear of their dental office. It can be even more tempting to not give your smile the professional care it needs if your dentist has told you that you need a dental procedure like root canal therapy. However, there are some negative repercussions if you keep delaying this necessary treatment. Read on to learn three reasons why you shouldn’t avoid getting a root canal.

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April 7, 2023

Is it True that Root Canals Cause Cancer?

patient getting a root canal

Root canals are one of the most commonly maligned dental procedures, which is a real shame. Root canals can save teeth that may be beyond help by any other means, painlessly and with virtually no risk of complications.

One of the most prominent myths has to do with a supposed connection between root canals and cancer. There’s no truth to this, but the myth has regained prominence in recent years. Here’s why there isn’t anything to be worried about.

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January 5, 2023

5 Myths About Root Canals, Debunked!

patient learning about root canal myths from dentist

Root canal therapy is a treatment used to repair severely infected teeth. Though this procedure is incredibly common and has a 95% success rate, an abundance of misinformation about it has spread over the years, causing patients to be afraid of this treatment. Fortunately, most if not all of the bad things you know about root canals aren’t true. Continue reading as we debunk five common myths about root canals.

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December 16, 2022

Stocking Stuffers for Healthy Smiles!

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It’s that magical time of the year! Part of the excitement is giving your little one presents they will truly use and love. As you make your list of gifts to buy, you can include some that are also good for their oral health! Read on for three stocking stuffer gifts that are sure to bring a healthy and happy smile for the year to come.

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