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National Dental Hygiene Month: 4 Beneficial At-Home Dental Tips to Practice

October 5, 2019

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Each year, millions of Americans face various dental problems including tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. In order to fix these issues, a dental professional must be able to formally diagnose and treat them with the right tools. Unfortunately, many individuals use a variety of reasons to avoid the dentist’s office, including time, money, fear, or the belief it will go away on its own. Since October is National Dental Hygiene Month, read on to find out what can happen if you avoid the dentist, why you should keep these regular appointments, and what you can do at home to improve your teeth and gums.

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Have Overcrowded Teeth? Invisalign Can Help

September 20, 2019

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Do you ever feel like you have too many teeth in your mouth? Then you might have overcrowded teeth. Besides being considered unattractive, it can cause health issues in your mouth and even other areas of the body. One way to fix this issue is by straightening your teeth with Invisalign. Let’s take a closer look at how Invisalign works, and what can happen if you don’t get your overcrowded teeth fixed.

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Will Dentures Prevent Bone Loss?

September 9, 2019

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You have been missing several teeth for a while now, and you’re getting sick of it. You’re tired of having all these huge gaps in your smile and not being able to enjoy your favorite foods. You’ve been considering getting dentures, but you’ve heard they cause bone loss in your jaw. Is this true? Is there a method of tooth replacement that doesn’t cause jawbone loss? Read more to find out.

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4 Ways Stress Negatively Impacts Your Teeth

August 22, 2019

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There are a lot of bad habits that can form as a result of a busy, stressful life – drinking, smoking, and mindless eating, to name a few. Some of these stress-induced habits are of particular concern to your dentist. Studies have proven a link between high levels of stress and deteriorating oral health. Continue reading below to learn 4 ways that stress impacts teeth.

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Your Guide to Caring for Dentures

August 6, 2019

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If you’re missing several or even all of your teeth, it can really negatively impact your life. Chewing, talking, and even smiling can become difficult, or downright embarrassing without all of your pearly whites. Fortunately, dentures are a great solution. Thanks to modern dentistry, today’s dentures look and feel more natural than ever before. Read on to learn a we talk about caring for dentures, which can help them last as long as possible.

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Find Out How You Can Reserve or Regrow Bone for Dental Implant Support

July 16, 2019

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an image of a ridge augmentationHave you recently found out that your ineligible for dental implants because your bone isn’t strong enough? This is a common reason many patients cannot receive this tooth replacement option, but it doesn’t have to result in settling for another solution. Thankfully, more dentists are offering various procedures to help patients reserve and/or regrow their jawbone, results in successful dental implant support. Find out more about these unique procedures and how you can still achieve a healthier, fully functioning smile.
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6 Ways to Prevent Plaque Build-Up on Your Teeth

July 7, 2019

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Have you ever gone a while without brushing your teeth? Did you run your tongue along your teeth and notice that they felt kind of “fuzzy?” That feeling is caused by accumulation of plaque, a colorless sticky film left behind on the teeth when you neglect to brush for a while. How exactly does it form? How can you keep it at bay? Let’s take a closer look at 6 ways to prevent plaque build-up.

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How Gaps in Your Smile Can Lead to Bone Loss in the Jaw

June 3, 2019

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Missing ToothIf you need to have a tooth extracted, you might wonder whether it wouldn’t be better just to leave the space empty. After all, dental implants can be costly! Surely you can live with a gap in your smile as long as you take extra good care of your remaining teeth and gums, right? Unfortunately, the consequences for that decision might be greater than you think. Here’s how missing teeth lead to bone loss – and how dental implants might be the solution.

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How Long Does Healing Take During the Dental Implant Process?

May 11, 2019

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Dental ImplantEvery year, roughly 500,000 people in the United States get dental implants to replace their missing teeth. It’s easy to see why; they provide better chewing power than traditional dentures, they help keep the jawbone strong, and they create a natural look. However, like with any medical procedure, it’s important to know in advance what will happen during the surgery and how long it will take to fully recover afterwards. Here’s what you need to know about healing during the dental implant process.

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The Difference Between Amalgam and Tooth-Colored Fillings

April 25, 2019

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tooth-colored fillingCavities are among the most common dental problems, so it’s safe to say that most people have been to their semi-annual checkup and cleaning and found out they needed to get a filling. Your dentist uses them to treat cavities or broken teeth in order to protect them from bacteria and further decay. What you may not have considered is that there are multiple fillings your dentist has to offer, each with different benefits. Read on to learn the difference between both and the best ways to care for them. (more…)

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