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Keep Your Smile Cavity-Free with These Thanksgiving Foods

November 13, 2023

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Thanksgiving meal

You cannot beat going home for the holidays and spending Thanksgiving with those you love. Surrounded by a table full of delicious meats, potatoes, gravy, stuffing, and sweet treats, it’s a time to indulge and make memories with family and friends. But if you’re looking to reduce your risk of needing a dental filling this year, you might consider filling up your plate with some of these healthier Thanksgiving foods this time of year.


What are Whitening Options for Bonded Teeth?

October 13, 2023

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A woman showing off her white teeth after treatment

Cosmetic dental bonding has been a fast, effective way to improve the quality of smiles for many years now. It provides a versatile and functional choice for a wide range of dental imperfections. But what if you want to whiten your teeth as well? Will the bonding material change with it?

If you want to learn more about teeth whitening treatments and how they interact with dental restorations like cosmetic dental bonding, continue reading.


Is Chewing Gum or Breath Mints Better for Your Smile?

September 7, 2023

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woman holding chewing gum near her mouth

You’ve just finished your favorite pasta dish and although enjoyable, you don’t necessarily want to make it obvious to others what you just ate. Realizing that you can smell the garlic each time you speak, you are eager to get rid of the odor. But should you choose chewing gum or breath mints? Which one is better? Keep reading to find out which option will keep your breath smelling fresh.


Can I Get Dentures If I’ve Been Without Teeth for a While?

August 14, 2023

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patient receiving dentures from dentist

Have you been grappling with the challenges of long-term tooth loss? If so, you may be eager to determine whether dentures are still a suitable solution for you. Over time, dentures have consistently demonstrated their reliability and popularity as an option for replacing missing teeth, providing countless patients with both functional and aesthetic advantages. To find out if individuals who have experienced prolonged tooth loss can still consider dentures, read on.


Can I Drink Coffee After a Tooth Extraction?

July 1, 2023

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young woman drinking coffee

According to a survey conducted by Statista, nearly 74% of Americans have a cup of coffee every day, and an additional 18% drink it most days. An overwhelming majority of people need coffee to get up in the morning, and if you’re one of them, you might wonder whether oral surgery could make that a problem.

If you have a tooth extraction coming up, that could put a damper on your coffee habit. Here’s why that is and what you should expect tooth extraction aftercare to look like for you.


What Determines the Cost of Root Canal Therapy?

June 6, 2023

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a digital image of root canal therapy

It’s often thought that root canal therapy is one of the most dreaded treatments to have to need. However, the fear surrounding it is just media hype over the decades. In reality, the pain you experience before the procedure is much worse than the actual treatment itself. Most people report only mild discomfort once their tooth has been cleaned out and restored by their dentist. And the good news is that you get to keep a complete smile since root canal therapy saves pearly whites! This is why it is worth the cost. But what factors determine the overall pricing of root canal therapy? Here’s what to know.


Summer Foods to Enjoy & Avoid If You Wear Braces

May 6, 2023

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a young woman wearing braces and eating watermelon during the summer

Summertime is full of fun. From sunny vacations to outings with family and friends, there are endless ways to soak up this sunny time of year. No matter how you choose to spend your summer months, one thing can be counted on: summer treats and eats! However, not all of them are best to indulge in if you wear braces. Read on to learn which summer foods to go for and which ones to avoid to keep the journey to your straighter smile on track.


How Much Does Dental Bonding Cost?

April 6, 2023

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Male patient benefiting from dental bondingYou don’t have to be rich or famous to benefit from cosmetic dentistry because there are more options than ever before, which means there’s a solution to fit your budget. Dental bonding ranks among the most popular elective services every year because it’s affordable, effective, and convenient. You won’t have to spend your life’s savings or undergo a lengthy procedure to revamp your pearly whites. Here’s how much you can expect to pay when choosing dental bonding to enhance your smile.


3 Tips for Avoiding Dry Socket

March 28, 2023

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3-D diagram of dry socket

When you have a tooth extracted, you can free yourself from the discomfort that you may have been feeling for a long time, and potentially protect the rest of your teeth from a spreading infection.

However, tooth extractions can involve a fair amount of trauma to the mouth, and you have to be careful after the surgery that you don’t develop any complications. For example, dry socket is a painful condition that comes from mismanagement of healing. If you want to know more about dry socket and how you can prevent it, here’s a guide that may be able to help you.


How Long Does Root Canal Therapy Take?

February 28, 2023

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person who had root canal therapy smiling

Cavities are areas of tooth decay that are mainly caused by poor oral hygiene. If left untreated for too long, they will continue to worsen until the tooth becomes infected. At this point, the only way to save the tooth is with a root canal. This procedure is said to be no more painful than having a large cavity filled by many patients, but how long does it take? Keep reading to learn how long you can expect root canal treatment and recovery to take.

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