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Dental Crowns Vs. Fillings: Which Is Better?

March 13, 2024

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Tooth decay is the nemesis of smiles everywhere, and dentists have developed a plethora of ways to combat it. Two such restorative treatments are fillings and dental crowns, both of which are used to repair teeth damaged by decay or injury. While both of these treatments can restore a tooth to its original appearance and function, which one is more suitable depends mostly on the nature and extent of the damage. Here’s a brief overview of dental crowns and fillings to help you get a better idea of what your dentist may recommend.

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How Gum Disease Can Impact Your Mental Wellness

January 11, 2024

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patient with an anxious facial expression

When considering oral health, teeth often take precedence, but it’s crucial not to overlook your gums. Your gums are equally vital for maintaining a healthy and appealing smile. Unfortunately, gum disease is prevalent, affecting roughly half of adults over 30. This condition not only impacts your oral health but also has potential effects on your mental well-being. Continue reading to discover more about this intriguing link from your periodontist.

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5 Reasons to Schedule Your Dental Checkup Early in 2024

December 14, 2023

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Mature man smiling during dental checkup

At the start of the year, your schedule may be jam-packed with to-dos – from creating a new workout regimen to preparing to go back to school. Still, it’s important to add your first dental visit of 2024 to the calendar. If you’re thinking about putting it off instead, then keep reading for five reasons to schedule your dental checkup early in the year!

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What to Do If You Have a Loose Dental Implant

November 8, 2023

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person with loose dental implant having it fixed by dentist

Dental implants are restorations with high success rates that can last for a lifetime with proper care. Even with a remarkable 95% success rate, unforeseen issues can arise, and implants becoming loose is just one of them. Understanding the causes behind a loose dental implant is crucial, as it empowers individuals to take proactive measures. Keep reading to learn about the reasons behind a loose implant and the steps to address this concern with the assistance of a dentist.

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Don’t Let Popular Holiday Foods Harm Your Teeth

October 3, 2023

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Candy canes and sugar cookies on holiday tableThe holiday season is here! As you shop for the perfect gifts and attend gatherings with your loved ones, you’ll have plenty of delicious foods to tempt your taste buds. Many seasonal favorites can add inches to your waistline, but they can also damage your teeth. You don’t want to hear bad news next time you see your dentist. Here are 5 popular foods you should avoid to safeguard your pearly whites.

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Falsehoods About False Teeth: A Few Common Misconceptions About Dentures

September 13, 2023

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Dentures

Dentures are an excellent way to restore a compromised smile enjoyed by millions of Americans. However, there are still some unfortunate misconceptions about them. While some of these falsehoods might dissuade people from getting dentures, others might lead people to neglect their proper maintenance. Here are a few myths you might have heard along with the truths behind them.

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6 Interesting Facts About Your Teeth

August 20, 2023

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Close up of smiling woman’s teethYou probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about your teeth, unless you have something caught between them. However, your teeth are actually pretty interesting. Life wouldn’t be the same if not for your teeth. Here are 6 facts you may not know about your pearly whites.

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Alleviating Anxiety: When Will Your Dentures Be Ready?

July 28, 2023

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A older woman smiling with her dentures

Getting dentures can be a life-changing experience, especially if you’ve lived most of it with bad teeth. There are also numerous benefits to wearing them beyond smile aesthetics like restored speech and preventing facial collapse. If there are so many benefits, why are many people anxious when it comes to getting them?

For some, it can be the stigma of feeling “old” for wearing them, but more commonly it’s the fear of going without teeth while your gums heal from tooth extraction.

If you’re one of those people, continue reading to see what your options are to reduce your anxiety and get back to living life.

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The Difference Between Crowns and Fillings

July 14, 2023

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person thinking about the difference between crowns and fillings

Smile restoration may become imperative for a range of reasons, including cavities, injuries, or severe tooth infections. In such scenarios, dental crowns and fillings often serve as go-to solutions. While they share similar objectives on occasion, there exist substantial differences between these two dental treatments. It’s vital to gain a clear understanding of these procedures to make informed choices regarding your oral well-being. Keep reading as we delve into the distinctions between crowns and fillings and their respective roles in enhancing and restoring your smile.

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Medications That Can Cause Tooth Decay

June 19, 2023

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Woman holding a pill and glass of waterMedications can keep you healthy and feeling your best, but some can leave a lasting mark on your smile. Although antihistamines, pain medications, and other drugs are beneficial, they can increase your risk of tooth decay and other oral health problems. You can’t stop taking some medications, but you don’t have to leave your teeth and gums at risk. Here’s how you can safeguard your pearly whites from medications you rely on.

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