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How to Recognize and Prevent a Failed Dental Implant

August 12, 2021

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Woman smiling with dental implants

Dental implants are the most advanced tooth replacement option out there, and they are a preferred choice by dentists because of their numerous benefits. They are the only tooth replacement option the replaces the root of the missing tooth, therefore preventing bone loss and providing additional stability. The success rate of dental implants is very impressive, but it is possible for them to fail. Continue reading to learn about the signs of dental implant failure and how you can reduce your risk.


You Asked, We Answered: What’s the Difference Between a General and Cosmetic Dentist?

July 31, 2021

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Cosmetic dentist looking at patient's smile

Want to whiten your teeth? Ready to address chips and cracks? Looking to correct your “gummy” smile? Then you need a trustworthy, skilled, experienced cosmetic dentist. After all, there is no room for error when it comes to your smile, so you want to place yours in the absolute best hands. However, after doing some research online, you might have one important question on your mind, “What’s the difference between a general and cosmetic dentist?” Keep reading for the answer!


Why Is Excellent Oral Health Necessary for Cosmetic Dental Work?

June 22, 2021

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Woman pointing at smile after seeing cosmetic dentist

If you aren’t happy with the appearance of your smile, this doesn’t mean that you need to go the rest of your life hiding it. There are several different cosmetic dental treatments out there to help patients obtain a newfound confidence when it comes to showing off their teeth. However, before moving forward with cosmetic dentistry, it is important that any and all oral health problems have been resolved. Continue reading to learn why this is so important.


4 Cosmetic Dental Treatments for a Vacation-Ready Smile

June 8, 2021

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woman smiling on the beach during summer

School’s out, the weather’s getting warmer, and the days are getting longer. Summer has officially arrived! Most families enjoy going on a trip during the sunny season to take a break from the daily grind. Is your smile vacation-ready? If you’re shaking your head ‘no’, don’t worry—cosmetic dentistry can help! There are an array of treatments available to help you achieve a perfect smile. Read along for four services your dentist offers to turn your grin into one you’ll proudly show off all season long.


Bad Breath — Common Causes and How to Prevent It

April 2, 2021

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girl covering bad breath

Have you ever had a relative, friend, or coworker inform you about your bad breath? It can be embarrassing for some people but, rest assured, you’re not alone — anyone can suffer from bad breath. It is estimated to affect 1 in 4 people regularly.

According to Medical News Today, bad breath, also known as halitosis, is the third most common reason people seek dental care, after tooth decay and gum disease. While halitosis may be a major personal and social concern, it can be relatively easy to treat. In most cases, bad breath can be improved with proper dental hygiene or at-home remedies. For more severe cases, it is advised that you consult with a dentist to check for underlying causes.

Bad breath can be distressing and there are numerous potential causes, but there are various methods to alleviate it.


How Alcohol Can Affect Your Oral Health

February 1, 2021

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Red wine being poured into a glass

Studies show that a glass of red wine can benefit heart health and alcohol-based mouthwash is effective at fighting oral bacteria. But what effects can alcohol have on your oral health? Keep reading to learn what problems alcohol can cause and how to avoid them. 


Why You Should Start 2021 Off Right with a Dental Checkup

January 5, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — oshinssmiles @ 10:48 pm
date of dental checkup circled on calendar

After the whirlwind that was 2020, it’s safe to say that most of us are glad that a new year is here at last. While you’re making your New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier or increase the size of your savings account, you might be forgetting one important aspect of your wellbeing – your smile. January is the perfect time of year to invest in your oral health, especially if you have dental insurance. Scheduling a dental checkup early in the year is a great way to save money and ensure your smile stays healthy in 2021. Continue reading to learn how.


4 Holiday Oral Health Tips Every Family Member Should Know

November 23, 2020

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Family practicing holiday oral health tips at the dinner table.

With the Thanksgiving holiday just around the corner, you’re likely thinking about which meals you’ll need to prepare, which family members will be visiting this year, and how you’ll be decorating your home in preparation for their arrival. Of course, that doesn’t mean your oral health shouldn’t be a priority as well. If you want your smile to be healthy during future holiday occasions and the new year, consider these holiday oral health tips from a dentist!


Is Your Sleep Apnea Making You Age More Rapidly?

October 22, 2020

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Woman struggling to fall asleep

Did you know that over 18 million Americans struggle with sleep apnea? Perhaps even more shocking, it is believed that roughly 10 million people in the U.S. remain undiagnosed and untreated! Unfortunately, this prevalent sleeping disorder can lead to unpleasant consequences, like restless sleep, daytime drowsiness, and morning headaches. But can it also make you age more rapidly? Read on for the answer!


3 Helpful Tips for Understanding Your Dental Insurance

September 30, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — oshinssmiles @ 4:38 pm
Dental insurance paperwork on desk

A dental exam alone can cost anywhere from $50 to $300, and that doesn’t include the X-rays or fluoride treatments. So, you can imagine that even routine appointments can quickly add up. Fortunately, that’s where dental insurance comes in! Dental plans are designed to make necessary oral care affordable for patients of all ages. However, few are truly familiar with their policy and how it works. If attempting to understand the paperwork on your own is giving you a headache, here are three tips to help!

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