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Eating Healthy on a Soft Food Diet

August 18, 2022

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Examples of what to eat with temporary veneers (or crowns)

Wearing temporary veneers (or crowns) may not seem like a big deal initially. After all, these prosthetics let your dentist prepare the final product and offer a preview of treatment results. However, did you know you’ll need to follow a soft food diet as part of the process? Other, harder meals could harm your oral health during this waiting period. That said, you’ll probably want to prepare some healthy food options beforehand. Luckily, your local dentist can help you. Here’s a summary of what to eat with temporary veneers (or crowns) in Selbyville.

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Can Chipped Teeth Get Better on Their Own?

August 12, 2022

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Close-up of a chipped tooth

Compared to other dental injuries, chipped teeth sometimes don’t seem like a big deal. After all, they don’t amount to tooth loss; all of your pearly whites are still where they should be. You might think the teeth in question can thus get better on their own. However, the truth is that chipping isn’t something enamel can heal. To truly recover, you’ll need treatment from a professional dentist. To learn more, here’s a summary of how to help your chipped tooth in Selbyville.

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How Can Dentures Impact Your Sense of Taste?

July 20, 2022

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woman tasting food while wearing dentures in Selbyville

Are you struggling with moderate to severe tooth loss? If so, then you may be considering replacing your missing pearly whites with dentures. While this is a popular method for restoring smiles, it can also influence your taste buds in the long run. So, how will you be able to enjoy your favorite foods with your new restorations? Keep reading to learn how dentures can affect your sense of taste and ways to reduce the impact!

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How Does Vitamin D Help with Dental Implant Success?

July 7, 2022

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examples of sources for vitamin D in Selbyville

Are you struggling with one or multiple missing pearly whites? One of the best ways to replace them is with dental implants. Once they’ve successfully bonded with your jawbone, you can be sure to enjoy the natural look and feel of your full smile again. However, the success of your treatment will heavily depend on osseointegration. One essential nutrient for this process is vitamin D. Read on to learn how this substance can help increase your dental implant success and the best ways to obtain it!

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My Tooth Was Knocked-Out; Can I Replace It Myself?

June 16, 2022

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Woman in shock after her tooth was knocked out.

According to the American Association of Endodontists, around 5 million adults and children get a tooth knocked out every year! When this happens, it is usually sudden and unexpected—and even a little unsettling! But how do you know if you should try to replace the tooth yourself, or allow your dentist to handle it? Keep reading to learn more about displaced teeth and why simply putting it back in yourself isn’t always an easy option.

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7 Toothache Symptoms That You Shouldn’t Ignore

June 4, 2022

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Woman experiencing pain from a toothache.

There’s nothing like an aggravating toothache to ruin your mood! Dental emergencies can happen when you least expect them; and they often occur when it’s especially inconvenient. That said, how do you know when your pain is serious enough to warrant a trip to your dentist? Keep reading to learn more about seven toothache symptoms that you shouldn’t ignore and why visiting your dentist promptly is a wise move.

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Will Your Dental Implants Stain Over Time?

May 11, 2022

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3D rendering of a dental implant

If you’ve gotten dental implants from Selbyville dentists, you’re probably happy with the results. Where you previously saw tooth gaps that threatened your remaining teeth, now you see a full, white smile that anyone would love. Still, you’d be wise to consider whether your implants could suffer future setbacks. In particular, is it possible for them to stain like natural teeth?

The short answer is “yes.” For a more in-depth response, read this summary of the reasons behind dental implant stains and ways to prevent them.

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3 Summer Foods to Eat Carefully with Dental Implants

May 5, 2022

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Close-up of man eating a strawberry

You may have heard that eating with dental implants is easier than dentures or bridges. If so, you heard right! They let you chew more thoroughly compared to alternatives. There’s no risk of them falling out during your meal either. However, some foods can still be tricky for implants — particularly summer items.

Here’s a summary of what implants let you eat and three of their cautionary summer foods from Selbyville dentists. Consider it the next time you head out for a seasonal BBQ or cookout.

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Do I Rinse My Mouth After Brushing My Teeth?

April 22, 2022

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girl rinsing her mouth after brushing teeth

Most people grow up learning to brush and floss their teeth every morning and evening to keep a healthy smile. You might have even been told to rinse afterwards, either with water or a mouth rinse. While there are benefits to washing out your mouth, you may want to hold on for a moment before doing so. Read on to learn when rinsing is beneficial during your dental hygiene routine!

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3 Steps to Prepare for Dental Implant Surgery

April 6, 2022

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man smiling and planning for dental implant surgery

Dental implants are the most effective way to replace missing teeth. If you’re committing to the treatment, then you’re likely excited to see the final results! But maybe you aren’t sure what to expect during your procedure? Read on to learn three important steps to take when preparing for your dental implant surgery.

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