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Are DIY Tooth Replacement Options Safe?

January 26, 2024

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Man with missing tooth, needs tooth replacement

Missing teeth can cause all sorts of problems, such as reduced confidence, dental drift, difficulty chewing, and more. If you have one or more gap in your smile, you are probably in the process of considering your tooth replacement options. You could visit your dentist, which may cost several hundred dollars or more. Or, you could take a risk and try a DIY solution. But are DIY tooth replacement options safe? This blog post talks about why you are much better off seeking professional care.


Crowning Comfort: Does it Hurt to Get a Dental Crown?

December 15, 2023

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A young woman anxious about getting dental crowns

Many patients have a bit of anxiety about going to the dentist. If you were to ask a big group of them why, quite a few would probably cite fear of pain. Whether it’s because of bad past experiences or a learned perception of dentistry, pain is a common concern. Because of this, even simple procedures like dental crowns can become nightmare scenarios.

But do dental crowns actually hurt to get? Continue reading to learn more about dental crowns and modern dental practices.


Why Does My Tooth Need to Be Extracted If It Doesn’t Hurt?

November 3, 2023

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patient preparing to undergo tooth extraction

If you’ve got a seriously damaged or painful tooth, there might be a need for a tooth extraction. The thought of having a tooth pulled can be nerve-wracking, and it’s normal to feel uneasy about it. However, your dentist will only suggest extraction if the tooth is beyond repair. Sometimes, they might advise pulling the tooth even if it’s not causing any pain. Keep reading to understand why a tooth extraction may be necessary, even in the absence of pain.


Don’t Delay! 3 Good Reasons to Reline Your Dentures

October 17, 2023

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Full and partial dentures on a white background

If you’ve suffered from tooth loss, you have probably already experienced some of the frustration that comes with it. Our teeth play a key role in how we eat and speak, after all, so life without them brings unique challenges. Fortunately, dentures are a tried-and-true solution that can restore your smile and make these daily tasks much simpler.

If your dentures have begun to chafe or frequently become displaced, though, you’re no longer able to make the most of them. If they need to be adjusted or relined, you won’t want to delay. Keep reading to learn 3 reasons why.


What to Expect from a Dental Implant Consultation

September 8, 2023

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patient talking to a dentist

If you’ve decided on dental implants to replace the missing teeth that you’ve lost, then you’ve made an excellent choice. They’re remarkably realistic, extremely durable, and can provide you with a level of bite strength that you may struggle to get from other methods of tooth replacement.

One of the first steps in getting your dental implant will be the One of the first steps in getting your dental implants will be the consultation, where you’ll handle all the preliminary work necessary to get your prosthetic. If you want to know what that entails, here are a few things you can expect from that appointment.


5 Reasons You Should Quit Smoking When You Get Dentures

August 10, 2023

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Hand refusing another person's hand holding a box of cigarettes

Smoking can harm your smile, but what if you’ve lost your natural teeth and are getting dentures to replace them? Since dentures are prosthetic teeth, you may think they shouldn’t be affected in the same way. However, using tobacco products can be just as harmful to your dentures as it is to your natural teeth. Here are 5 reasons you should quit smoking when you get dentures to protect your smile.


5 Ways to Prevent Denture Breath

July 12, 2023

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Elderly woman in blue knitted sweater covering mouth with both her hands

Getting dentures should restore your confidence and get you back to your smiling, social self. But, if you’re self-conscious about your breath, you might not want to put yourself out there again. Fortunately, you can easily combat denture breath with a little attention to maintenance and your oral hygiene routine. Here are 5 ways you can prevent denture breath.


Your First Month with Dentures

June 6, 2023

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Fingers holding lower dentureIf you’ve been living with missing teeth, nothing is more exciting than getting your first set of dentures. Although they will fit your mouth like gloves, don’t expect to chomp into a juicy hamburger right away. It will take time to adjust to your new teeth. Here’s what you can expect during the first month and how to make the transition process easier.


Why Did Your Dental Bridge Fall Out?

May 28, 2023

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a dental bridge being examined by a dentist

It’s easy to take for granted having a fully functioning set of pearly whites. Every day, you can easily eat, drink, talk, and laugh with a complete smile. However, if your dental bridge suddenly falls out, it can cause some panic. You have loved how it restored your missing teeth and confidence. However, there is no need to worry. Read on to learn the possible reasons your dental bridge came out and your next steps to fix your smile.


How Many Hours Per Day Should You Wear Dentures?

April 28, 2023

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Man’s hands cleaning dentures in sinkNew technologies and materials allow dentures to fit more comfortably than ever before, so you may never want to take them out. Not to mention, no one wants to get caught without their teeth. However, wearing your dentures all the time can mean bad news for your oral and general health. You will also need replacements sooner. Here’s how long you should be wearing your dentures each day to keep your mouth and body healthy.


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