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Treating the Most Common Dental Emergencies

January 3, 2024

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Woman in pain at an emergency dentistNo one ever expects to experience a dental emergency, but it can happen with no warning. 1 in 6 Americans will suffer a dental emergency this year. Although you may never expect it to happen to you, it’s best to have a dentist’s number handy, just in case. Here are the most common urgent oral health problems and how your emergency dentist can treat them.


5 Things You Shouldn’t Do After Dental Implant Surgery

December 14, 2023

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patient smiling after getting dental implant surgery

Opting for dental implants to replace missing teeth is an excellent choice to restore your smile and prevent potential oral health issues. These tiny titanium posts undergo osseointegration, a process in which they fuse with the jawbone, making them the sole permanent tooth replacement option. After the implant placement, it becomes essential to provide diligent care. To assist in avoiding actions that might hinder the healing process, here are five things to avoid following dental implant surgery.


Dental Crown Dilemma: 5 Steps to Take if Yours Falls Out

November 7, 2023

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Dental crown resting on a fingertip in front of model jaws and teeth

If you’ve ever had a root canal or a severely damaged tooth, your dentist probably topped it with a dental crown after repairing it. These are placed over weakened teeth to protect them from further harm and provide additional support.

That means if yours falls out, it’s important to contact your dentist right away. The vulnerable tooth underneath will be exposed until your dentist can replace your dental crown. It can be hard to know what to do in the heat of the moment, so keep reading for 5 easy steps you can take until you can be seen by your dentist.


A Brief History of Teeth Whitening

October 13, 2023

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Woman shows off smile

While you might have thought that dentists only invented teeth whitening a few decades ago, the truth is that people have used various methods to bring their smiles to a whiter shade since ancient times. The methods people used in earlier eras weren’t quite as safe, clean, and effective as they are today. Here’s a brief history of teeth whitening to help you appreciate just how much cosmetic dentistry has advanced.


Dieting Fads Can Harm Your Oral Health; Here’s How

September 13, 2023

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Woman has questioning expression

Diet trends come and go, but they can have a lasting negative effect on your oral health. Your teeth and gums depend on what you’re eating to provide them with enough nutrients to stay healthy while keeping your oral environment safe and non-toxic. While there are few doubts that good nutrition immensely benefits your pearly whites, following some diet trends can lead to bad breath, tooth decay, and oral infections. Here are some dieting trends that can hurt your dental health in the long run.


The Painless Reality of Tooth Extraction

August 10, 2023

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picture of a tooth being removed

Getting a tooth extracted can be a daunting prospect for many. The mere thought of dental procedures can trigger anxiety and fear in even the bravest of souls. However, it’s essential to remember that while the anticipation might feel overwhelming, the actual tooth extraction procedure is remarkably painless. In this blog, we will explore the emotional and physical sensations associated with tooth extraction, reassuring you that you can conquer your dental fears.


Dentures Aren’t Just For Seniors!

July 11, 2023

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set of dentures in the foreground with a dentist's gloved hand in the background

In our society today, we tend to associate dentures with growing old because they are a common solution to replace the permanent teeth we lose over the course of our lives. Because of this, there’s often a stigma associated with them that can deter younger people from seeking them out as a solution to their oral healthcare needs.

Even if you believe you are not the “typical” patient requiring this treatment, don’t toss aside the possibility on principle! Continue reading to learn more about why dentures benefit people of all ages!


Can Tooth Decay Affect Dental Implants?

June 11, 2023

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3D render of a dental implant

Dental implants are one of the most often recommended tooth replacement options and one of the most popular among patients. If you’re looking to fill a hole in your smile left by a missing tooth, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better way to do it.

Patients who lost their teeth due to decay may wonder whether their dental implant could be susceptible to the same issue. If you want to know more about that, here’s what you should know about the relationship between dental implants and cavities.


3 Types of Tooth Stains & How to Get Rid of Them

May 8, 2023

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person with stained teeth covering their mouth

Aiming for a flawless smile, similar to those of admired actors, musicians, or influencers, often involves having healthy and evenly aligned teeth. Attaining a beautiful grin also requires bright and pearly white teeth. However, if your teeth are stained or discolored, it can impact your confidence in smiling. Dental discoloration can stem from various causes. Read further to explore the different types of tooth stains and discover how your dentist can assist you in enhancing the appearance of your smile.


Loose Tooth As An Adult

April 14, 2023

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Panicked woman with her hands on headNothing is more exciting than loose teeth as a child because it means a visit from the Tooth Fairy. However, you don’t expect your adult teeth to feel loose. A blow to the mouth or advanced periodontal disease can cause a tooth to wiggle. Don’t panic! Here are 3 things you should do until you can see your emergency dentist for treatment.


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