John T. Thompson DDS Blog
January 12, 2024
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.(more…)
December 5, 2023
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.(more…)
November 3, 2023
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.(more…)
October 20, 2023
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.(more…)
August 6, 2023
As 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.
July 13, 2023
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.(more…)
May 4, 2023
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.(more…)
April 13, 2023
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).(more…)
February 23, 2023
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.(more…)
January 8, 2023
Toothpicks can be found in households throughout the country. An American businessman named Charles Foster began the mass production of toothpicks in the nineteenth century after a trip to Brazil, where he noted the people had amazing smiles. They credited their dental health with using toothpicks. Today, they are used for various reasons, like removing food from teeth after eating or chewing on them out of habit. No matter the reason, are they good for your teeth? Your emergency dentist will recommend a few alternatives to keep your smile healthy instead of reaching for a toothpick.