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Why Summer is the Perfect Time to Get Dental Implants

May 26, 2021

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older woman happy with dental implants

Living without a full set of teeth is no fun at all. It prevents you from eating the foods you love and smiling with confidence. With summer just around the corner, you probably have a full schedule of events to attend. That means cameras will be everywhere capturing each moment. Continue reading to learn why this is the perfect time to have your missing teeth replaced with dental implants and discover how you can make this a summer to remember!

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If You Notice This, It’s Time to Replace Your Dentures!

May 15, 2021

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man experiencing pain from dentures

Living without a full set of teeth for any time can be quite a hassle. Thankfully, with your dentures, you’ve regained a portion of your dental functionality. Unfortunately, the appliances aren’t made to last forever. Therefore, you need to be able to recognize the warning signs of failure as early as possible. If you notice any of these issues, it’s likely time to make a change.

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How Untreated Gum Disease Can Affect Your Facial Shape

April 15, 2021

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older woman gum disease and facial shape issues

Gum disease is a condition that affects over half the adult population in America. The condition starts out as gingivitis, which is the inflammation of the soft tissue. If treated in a timely manner, gingivitis can be reversed, allowing patients to lead a normal life. What happens, though, if gum disease is allowed to progress? Continue reading to learn about the connection between gum disease and facial shape.

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What Should You Do if Your Dental Implant Feels Loose?

April 6, 2021

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older man with loose dental implant

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are considered to be the “gold standard.” That’s because no other form of tooth replacement attaches at the jawbone level like dental implantation. The procedure has a 95% success rate, but a small percentage of patients will experience a loose dental implant. What causes this, and what can be done on these rare occasions? Continue reading to find out.

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Why Shouldn’t You Chew on Ice?

March 17, 2021

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Woman chewing on ice

Whenever you get to the bottom of your iced tea, soda, or other cold beverage, do you find yourself crunching down on the leftover ice? This common habit seems to be a great way to cool yourself down on a warm spring or summer day, but it isn’t the best idea when it comes to your oral health. Chewing on ice can harm your smile. Continue reading to learn about the negative consequences of ice chewing and some things you can do to give it up.

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The Dangers of Breathing Through Your Mouth

March 4, 2021

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Woman who is tired from mouth breathing

You know that you should be brushing twice and flossing at least once a day in order to maintain excellent oral health. You may even be watching your sugar intake in order to avoid cavities in your future. One thing you probably don’t think about is the way you breathe. You have the ability to breathe both through your mouth and nose, but did you know that mouth breathing can actually cause harm to your smile? Continue reading to learn about the consequences.

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Foods to Enjoy and Foods to Avoid After Dental Implant Surgery

February 15, 2021

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Three small glasses of yogurt topped with fruit

Your dental implant surgery is coming up soon, and you’re making mental notes of the temporary changes that you will need to make. Outside of being extra gentle near your surgery site, there won’t be too many changes to your dental care routine, but what about your diet? Keep reading to learn what foods you can enjoy, foods to avoid and what to expect once you get your new implants.

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5 Truths You Should Know About Dental Implants

February 2, 2021

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An illustration of an implant being placed into a jawbone

People of all ages get implants every year to replace missing teeth, but there are still many misconceptions when it comes to this treatment. The idea that dental implants require a lot of maintenance or that they often fall out are simply not true. Keep reading to learn 5 true facts about implants that you should know. 

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Why You Should Schedule Your Dental Visit Early in the Year

January 19, 2021

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Woman at dental checkup

Now that 2020 is finally over, you are probably already planning on all of the exciting things that will happen in the coming year. Whether you have a resolution to hit the gym more often, or you are trying to eat a little bit healthier, one thing that you shouldn’t be forgetting about is your dental checkups. In fact, there is no better time for you to schedule your appointment than now. Continue reading to learn a few reasons why this is the case.

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How to Find the Best Dentist for Your Dental Implant Surgery

January 7, 2021

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Patient at dentist

Are you missing teeth? So are 178 million other Americas. You certainly aren’t alone. Fortunately, we live in modern times, so you don’t need to settle for gaps in your smile as a result of previous injuries, decay, or other issues. Dental implants are a preferred tooth replacement option according to dentists and patients alike. When you go in for your procedure, you want to be sure that you are being treated by a dentist who you truly trust. You need to know how to find the best implant dentist. Here are some things to look for.

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