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Can Dental Implants Get Cavities?

April 3, 2024

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patient wondering if dental implants can get cavities

Dental implants are an advanced tooth replacement option used to fill in your smile. They consist of three main parts: the abutment, the implant, and the restoration. This complete setup offers a sturdy and aesthetically pleasing choice for replacing teeth, improving oral health and the look of your smile. If you have dental implants and wonder about their vulnerability to tooth decay, continue reading!


How Can I Take Excellent Care of My Dentures?

January 12, 2024

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People have used false teeth to address severe tooth loss for centuries, but dentures today are many steps up from the ivory teeth George Washington wore. Today’s dentures are marvelously lifelike so that passers-by don’t realize patients are wearing them and incredibly comfortable so that patients often forget that they’re wearing them at all. However, dentures need proper care to look great, work well, and last for a long time. Here are a few of the habits that can allow your dentures to last for ten years or more.


How Should You Care for Teeth During Holiday Travels?

December 5, 2023

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dentist helping patient about to travel for holidays

As the festive season gains momentum, you may find yourself embarking on winter holiday getaways, whether by car to visit loved ones or by plane to a holiday destination. Amidst the hustle and bustle of holiday travel, it becomes crucial not to overlook your oral health, as neglecting it could impact your year-end smile. In the spirit of maintaining a vibrant and healthy smile throughout your holiday excursions, continue reading to discover four essential strategies for proper dental care while on the move.


5 Reasons to Be Thankful for Dental Implants

November 3, 2023

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person with dental implants smiling

As the holiday season unfolds, and reflections on gratitude become more prevalent, it’s worth considering the often-overlooked blessings in our lives. While dental implants might not be the first thing that comes to mind, they play a significant role in enhancing our overall well-being. This season, let’s explore five reasons why you should be thankful for dental implants, acknowledging the numerous benefits they bring to both your holiday celebrations and everyday life.


Vanishing Veneer: Why Your Dental Veneer Fell Off and What to do About It

October 20, 2023

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A woman covering her mouth because her dental veneer fell out

Has your dental veneer ever fallen off? It’s not a common occurrence, but it can be stressful when it does happen. If you find yourself facing the unexpected situation of a vanished veneer, understanding why it happened and knowing what steps to take is crucial.

If you want to learn more about veneers and what to do if one ever falls off, continue reading. You’ll learn common reasons for dislodged veneers and how to handle the situation step-by-step.


Good Oral Health Supports Academic Success

August 6, 2023

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School supplies on desk in front of young boyAs your child heads back to the classroom, school supplies aren’t the only things they need to be successful during the year ahead. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that 51 million school hours are lost annually from dental issues. With your child’s oral health linked to their academic performance, don’t let a toothache stand in the way of succeeding in the classroom. Here are 5 back-to-school tips to keep their mouth healthy.


Denture Relining: What It Is and Why It’s Necessary

July 13, 2023

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Woman with questioning expression.

Dentures today are more secure, comfortable, and natural-looking than they have ever been before. However, the jaw will change as it ages and develops, making adjustments to the dentures necessary. For people who wear dentures, these adjustments can include a denture reline. Read on to learn more about this process and what to expect from it.


4 Cosmetic Dental Treatments Your Graduating Teen Will Love

May 4, 2023

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There are very few moments more exciting than watching your child walk across the aisle to receive their diploma or degree. Of course, if they feel self-conscious about showing off their smile, it can certainly make the experience less enjoyable and more daunting. With cosmetic dentistry, you can not only make their walk across the stage easy, but set them up for success later in life! Read on to learn more about cosmetic dental options they may want to consider.


4 Common Causes of Yellow Aligners (& What You Can Do to Prevent Them)

April 13, 2023

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Dentist holding Invisalign aligner with black glove

Were you drawn to Invisalign because of the discreet, see-through trays? You’re not alone! Although this is one of the largest selling points of this orthodontic treatment, many patients forget that it takes a bit of work to keep them clean and clear. If you want to keep yours in tip-top shape, then read on to learn the common causes of yellow aligners (and what you can do to prevent them).


4 Reasons Why Teeth Whitening Is a Great Gift  

February 23, 2023

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person giving teeth whitening as a gift

Valentine’s Day is once again around the corner! That means that it’s time to come up with a gift for your partner. Though candy, roses, and teddy bears make great gifts, they aren’t the only option. Why not consider getting your loved one something that can give them a more gorgeous grin? Continue reading to learn about four reasons why teeth whitening makes a great Valentine’s Day gift.

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