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Sterile Start: Why You Need a Clean Mouth Before Cosmetic Dentistry

January 15, 2024

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Nose to chin view of patient having oral examination

If you’re frustrated by flaws in your teeth, you’re probably considering various cosmetic dental treatments to resolve them. Whether you have chipped teeth that you wish to cover with porcelain veneers or want professional whitening services to remove years’ worth of stains, your dentist has solutions that can enhance your smile.

Before you begin, however, they’ll first have to examine your mouth to verify that everything is in good health. If you’re annoyed by this extra step, keep reading to learn 3 reasons why it’s so important!

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False Tooth Failure: 4 Habits to Avoid to Keep Your Dental Implant Healthy

January 8, 2024

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Dentist showing model dental implant to a patient

Did you know that dental implants have an incredibly high success rate of 95%? This is only one of the reasons they’re considered the gold standard of tooth replacements. Of all the options, they also look and function the most like your natural pearly whites and can last up to 30 years with the right care. That said, they’re not entirely impervious to harm. Subjecting them to certain circumstances could weaken them or cause them to fail altogether. Keep reading to learn about 4 things to avoid so you can keep making the most of your dental implants!

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How to Celebrate the Holidays with Invisalign

December 15, 2023

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Gingerbread man

Invisalign can be an amazing way to straighten out your smile without the clearly visible metal parts and dietary restrictions that come with braces. Since Invisalign patients can eat whatever they want as long as they practice proper oral hygiene, they can look forward to thoroughly enjoying any holiday feasts. However, the hustle and bustle of the holidays can make it difficult for some people to comply with their Invisalign treatment. Here’s how to stay on top of Invisalign during the holidays.

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Three Holiday Brews A Dentist Would Not Choose

December 13, 2023

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Eggnog

The holiday season is here again to bring families and friends together so they can celebrate the past, enjoy the present, and toast to the future.  While they are certainly a lovely time for people young and old, holiday gatherings can often involve traditional beverages that are hard on your teeth. Here are three beverages to enjoy in moderation to protect your dental health during the holidays.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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