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How to Get Rid of Denture Sores

May 3, 2024

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person asking dentist how to get rid of denture sores

If you wear dentures and struggle with denture sores, you understand how challenging they can be to manage. They can make eating and speaking uncomfortable and difficult. However, there are effective ways to alleviate and eliminate these sores, allowing you to enjoy your restored smile again. Read on to discover some tips that will help you overcome denture sores for a more comfortable beam.

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Why Do My Dentures Smell?

April 26, 2024

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Dental lab technician holding denturesNew materials and technologies allow dentures to look and feel more realistic than ever before. They can last for many years with the correct care, but they may begin to smell in a few months if you aren’t careful. Although dentures look smooth, they have small pores that can trap bacteria, leading to an unpleasant odor and damaging your prosthetic over time. Thankfully, it’s easy to keep your dentures odor-free. Here’s how to prevent your dentures from smelling and ensure they last for 5-7 years before needing to be replaced.

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How Long Can I Expect My Dental Bridge to Last?

April 12, 2024

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Dental bridge

Dental bridges can replace one or several missing teeth in a row, and modern models are so incredibly lifelike that they blend seamlessly into the rest of your smile and so amazingly comfortable that you might forget that they are there. They are also quite durable and can last for fifteen years or more with excellent care. Here’s a brief guide to helping your dental bridge stay in great shape for as long as it can.

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Which Foods Should I Avoid After Getting Dental Implants?

February 13, 2024

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Dental implant

The dental community considers dental implants to be the best form of tooth replacement available. They can be used to anchor single artificial teeth in place or to create a superior hold for dentures or dental bridges. These advanced appliances are surgically placed directly in the jaw, creating a strong foundation that also helps prevent bone loss, but they must heal properly before they can provide the patient with all the benefits they have to offer. Here are a few foods to abstain from while recovering from dental implant surgery to achieve the best possible results.

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Dental Implant Expert: How to Find the Right Provider

January 8, 2024

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Dentist discussing dental implants with patient

Dental implants are considered the gold standard of tooth restoration in our world today because they’re the only way to replace missing teeth that includes a titanium rod inserted into your jawbone. That means they’re firmly planted in place, so you’ll have fewer dietary restrictions to contend with. Plus, it keeps your jaw active and healthy which maintains your facial structure.

Because they involve a surgical procedure and can be quite an investment, it’s important to have your dental implants placed by a dentist you trust. Not all providers have the same equipment or expertise, and you want to make sure your smile is well taken care of. Keep reading to learn 4 tips to help you find the best dentist for you!

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My Dental Implant Feels Loose; What Should I Do?

December 13, 2023

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Lady thinks something over

Dental implants are the best form of tooth replacement available because they look, work, and feel just like real teeth. They also carry significant overall health benefits like preventing or reversing bone loss in the jaw, allowing the patient to consume a varied and nutritious diet, and lasting for a lifetime with excellent care, and they boast an impressive success rate of over 95%. However, some patients will still experience complications with them. Here’s a brief guide of what to do if you find that your dental implant feels loose.

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How Tooth Decay Could Threaten Your New Veneers

November 3, 2023

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Someone with a nice smile

When you first get your new set of veneers, you’ll be stunned by how incredible they look. After just a few dental appointments, years worth of damage will completely disappear, leaving you with the perfect smile that you’ve always dreamed of.

However, if you suffered from cavities before getting them, you might wonder if your shiny new teeth could suffer the same fate. The answer is a little bit complicated; here’s what you should know.

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Deciding Between Dental Bonding or Veneers

October 10, 2023

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Model of veneer next to prepped toothA beautiful, confident smile is possible with cosmetic dentistry. You have more options than ever before to enhance your pearly whites. Dental bonding and veneers rank among the most popular elective services year after year. Both provide dramatic results, but there are differences between the two. Here’s what you need to know to choose the right treatment for your goals.

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Have Small Teeth? Here’s What Cosmetic Dentistry Can Do to Help

September 13, 2023

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Woman has curious expression

Many people feel self-conscious about their smiles because their teeth seem too small. While this might be only an aesthetic concern, in some cases it can lead to eating difficulties, teeth grinding, or issues with the jaw. Luckily for anyone concerned about their small teeth, cosmetic dentistry can transform a smile into a more ideal shape. Here’s what you might want to know about what your dentist can do to upsize your teeth.

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3 Freedoms Invisalign Gives You That Braces Don’t

August 8, 2023

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Young woman putting on an Invisalign aligner

While both braces and Invisalign aligners can give you an absolutely beautiful smile, but both options offer very different approaches to the process. If you aren’t familiar, Invisalign aligners offer many things that traditional braces do not, freeing you from many of the problems that they entail.

If you’re someone who could do with a straighter smile but aren’t interested in the prospect of traditional braces, here’s are just some of the freedoms that Invisalign aligners may give you.

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