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What Can I Expect During My Consultation for Dental Implants?

March 13, 2024

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Dental implant

Dental implants are the best way to replace lost teeth because they look and function like the real thing while preventing issues like bone loss in the jaw and the teeth from shifting out of place. They also boast an impressive success rate of over 95%, and this is in no small part because every prospective patient must have a consultation to determine that they are a good candidate for them. Here’s a quick overview of what you can expect during a dental implant consultation.

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Is There Really a Link Between Root Canals and Cancer?

February 15, 2024

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Illustration of root canal treatment being performed

Many people are anxious or afraid at the thought of undergoing root canal treatment. Much of this fear comes from the (mistaken) belief that the procedure will be especially painful. However, there is also a myth floating around that root canals could potentially lead to cancer. Is there any truth to this idea? Put your root canal fears behind you by discovering the facts.

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How Long Do Root Canals Take?

January 5, 2024

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person who had root canal therapy smiling

When tooth decay advances to cavities and eventually a tooth infection, a root canal may be necessary to salvage the tooth. Fortunately, many patients report that the procedure is no more uncomfortable than getting a large cavity filled. If you’re curious about the timeline for root canal treatment and recovery, read on to discover more about the usual duration of the process.

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Why Shouldn’t I Just Skip Getting a Root Canal?

December 13, 2023

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Dentist smiles

Movies and cartoons have played the old trope of the sadistic dentist to great comedic effect, but these representations have given many people the wrong idea about root canals. While you should definitely take care to avoid needing a root canal, neglecting to get one when you need one can have significant and unfortunate consequences for your oral and overall health. Here’s why skipping a needed root canal is a terrible idea.

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Teeth Whitening Troubles and How Your Dentist Can Help

November 21, 2023

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Smile that's half discolored and half whitened

Did you know that people with dental problems are more likely to report feeling depressed, self-conscious, and less socially engaged? That means that issues like discolored teeth can impact your daily quality of life. Years worth of eating and drinking dark foods are bound to leave your pearly whites less than sparkling. Fortunately, surface stains can be removed with teeth whitening treatments.

It’s easy to find various commercially available products that claim to brighten your grin, but you might harm your oral health if you do. Keep reading to learn why you should go to your dentist for help, instead!

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Can Using Store-Bought Teeth Whitening Treatments Be Dangerous?

October 13, 2023

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Woman has curious expression

People have used various methods to whiten their smiles for thousands of years, and some techniques produce better results than others. You might go to the store today and find products on the shelves that claim to be able to significantly whiten their users’ smiles, and some of them even have glowing reviews from social media influencers. No store-bought teeth whitening kit has been approved by the American Dental Association, and these products can lead to injury or adverse side effects. Here are some possible unfortunate outcomes of these products and why professional treatments are the way to go.

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Cosmetic Dentistry for Teens: What’s Available and What’s Not

September 8, 2023

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The teenage years are a time of significant physical and emotional growth. For many teenagers, appearance plays a crucial role in their self-esteem and social interactions. This is where cosmetic dentistry can make a difference. In this blog post, we will explore the world of cosmetic dentistry for teenagers, discussing what treatments are available and what isn’t recommended.

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Can I Wear My Dentures 24/7?

August 11, 2023

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Dentures

Modern dentures are one of the go-to solutions for tooth loss, and they’re so indistinguishable from real teeth and comfortable to wear that patients are often tempted to leave them in all day long! However, failing to remove your dentures daily can have catastrophic consequences for your oral health. Read on to learn about how long dentures can be worn every day and the risks of leaving them in continuously.

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Can I Safely Brush My Dentures While They’re In My Mouth?

July 25, 2023

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Purple toothbrush held up to a set of dentures

If you only recently acquired your dentures then you probably have a few questions about caring for and maintaining them. You wouldn’t want to risk damaging the equipment that your oral health depends on! One aspect that many patients ask about is whether dentures can be brushed while they’re still in your mouth. If you have been wondering about this, keep reading to find the answer!

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What Can I Do About Smelly Dentures?

June 7, 2023

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Picture of woman smelling her own breath.

We all worry about bad breath from time to time, whether in the morning when you wake up, or after a delicious meal full of pungent spices. Typically, we combat these effects with gum, mints, or mouthwash. Those with dentures, however, may face additional challenges with fresh breath as dentures can develop a scent of their own.

If you have dentures and have begun to notice a distinct aroma, read on to learn about how you can address it.

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