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How Long Can I Wear My Dentures?

May 14, 2024

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Someone holding their dentures

When you first get your dentures, you’ll probably be shocked by the incredible realism they have to offer. Modern prosthetics are startlingly realistic, meaning that when you get yours, it won’t be long before you can imagine that they’re your real teeth.

You might even wonder if that makes it possible to keep your dentures on around the clock. Here’s what you should know about that prospect, and about caring for your prosthetic in general.

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Easter Candies That Are Bad for Your Teeth

February 7, 2024

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Easter candy

With Easter just around the corner, families are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to indulge in a delightful assortment of treats and candies. While these sweet delights add to the festive atmosphere, it’s crucial to consider their impact on oral health. Join us as we explore some Easter candies that may pose risks to your teeth and discover tips for making healthier choices to maintain your dental well-being during this holiday season.

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A Closer Look at Gum Recession: Causes and Timely Treatment

January 3, 2024

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a person showing off their gumline

Gum disease is a menace, affecting roughly half of all adults over the age of 30 to some degree at some point in their lifetime. One of the most devastating symptoms of this condition is gum recession, as it not only affects the look of your smile, but also its overall wellness. Continue reading below to learn a little more about what gum recession is and how it’s caused, along with a few ways that your dentist can help to address the issue and get your smile back to looking and feeling its best.

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5 Reasons Why You Might Need a Tooth Extraction

November 16, 2023

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Illustration of a tooth being extracted with forceps

If your dentist tells you that you need to have a tooth extracted, you can be sure that the recommendation isn’t being made lightly. Generally speaking, dentists prefer to use restorative treatments to save teeth whenever they can and view tooth extraction as a last resort. So when is the procedure considered absolutely necessary? Below are 5 reasons why you might need to have a tooth removed.

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Getting a Crown? Your Tooth Will Be Safe and Sound! Here’s What to Expect at the Appointment

September 13, 2023

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Crown

A dental crown can restore a tooth that has been severely weakened by injury, tooth decay, or another dental procedure like a root canal. Dental crowns are common among the general population, customized to fit the teeth being treated, and can be placed in as few as two appointments. Here’s what you can expect to happen while having your teeth coronated.

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Why Did My Toothache Suddenly Go Away?

June 4, 2023

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closeup of someone wincing from a toothache

Sometimes, patients will tell their dentists that a toothache seemed like it popped up out of nowhere. While this can certainly happen sometimes due to damage, it’s just as likely that there’s been a long-standing infection within the tooth that has reached a critical point.

Funnily enough, patients also sometimes notice that deeply uncomfortable toothaches suddenly disappear, almost as suddenly as they showed up. While this may feel like a relief, it also rarely tells the whole story about what’s happened. Here’s what a toothache suddenly disappearing actually means.

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How Teeth Whitening Can Help You Look Your Best This Summer

April 8, 2023

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young adult with a beautiful smile standing in the sunshine

Summer is a lot of people’s favorite time of year. There are all kinds of events that can make the season special, and if you have a few coming up, you should try to make the most of them.

One way to do that is to look your best, and teeth whitening is a great way for you to do that. Here are some events that you may have coming up, and how teeth whitening can make them even better.

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Does it Hurt to Have Your Teeth Cleaned?

February 10, 2023

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patient getting dental checkup and cleaning

Even though seeing your dentist every six months is key to maintaining a gorgeous grin, many people don’t do this. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), less than 65% of patients attended appointments in 2019. If you haven’t seen your dentist in a while, you may be wondering if it hurts to have your teeth cleaned. Keep reading to learn the answer.

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Invisalign or Veneers: How Should I Straighten My Teeth?

October 11, 2022

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Cropped shot of a woman before and after veneers

Someone looking to straighten their smile will likely be interested in either veneers or Invisalign. Both treatments represent the best that cosmetic dentistry has to offer, and which of them is best for you will depend on your specific dental needs and smile goals. Here’s a guide to help you choose between the two.

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What to Expect During Your Dental Implant Consultation

August 3, 2022

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Patient visiting their dentist for a dental implant consultation.

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, few options are as exceptional as dental implants. Upon receiving them, the look, feel, and functionality of a patient’s smile is fully restored, and their quality of life is noticeably improved. That said, the first step towards getting dental implants is visiting your dentist for a consultation—it is a surgical procedure, after all! Here are five things you can expect during this appointment so that you can feel great about receiving implants.

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