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5 Tips to Combat Winter Mouth Issues

November 4, 2022

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Happy woman enjoying cold weatherColder temperatures or chilly winds can take a toll on any exposed skin. However, chapped lips and dry skin aren’t the only concerns. Believe it or not, it’s not unusual to experience certain winter mouth issues. While you keep your skin moisturized and your hands warm, don’t forget to take care of your teeth. Here are 5 dental care tips to keep your smile healthy this winter.

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5 Essential Tips for National Dental Hygiene Month

October 10, 2022

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October isn’t only spooky season and Breast Cancer Awareness month; it’s also known as National Dental Hygiene Month! With about 90% of Americans having had a cavity by age 21 and half of them experiencing some form of gum disease, encouraging good oral health continues to be essential. So, if you want to crack down on maintaining healthy pearly whites, you’ll need to consider adopting a few habits and techniques. Read on to learn five oral hygiene tips for taking care of your smile!

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Do You Have to Change Your Diet for Veneers?

September 14, 2022

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Woman with veneers eating healthy foodAre you ready to turn the smile of your dreams into reality? Veneers are a great option to fix several flaws at once. In as few as 2 appointments, you can say goodbye to stains, chips, cracks, and gaps. Your dazzling smile can last for 10 years or more with the correct care, but you will need to watch what you eat. Don’t worry, you won’t have to give up your favorite foods. Although you’ll need to make a few diet changes with veneers, it’s a small sacrifice to safeguard your investment. Here are the foods you should avoid to ensure your picture-perfect smile lasts.

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Flossing with Invisalign: A Step-by-Step Guide

August 19, 2022

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person flossing their teeth

If you have gaps between your teeth or a misaligned bite, you may be considering getting Invisalign. These clear aligners allow you to correct issues with your smile discreetly and faster than traditional metal braces. Invisalign is a great way to fix your smile, but some people struggle to floss properly during treatment. To avoid issues and keep your treatment plan on track, read on to learn about flossing with Invisalign and why it’s so important.

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Top 3 Foods to Eat to Maintain Your Teeth Whitening Results

July 11, 2022

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Do you have stubborn stains or discoloration in your smile? Not only can this condition feel awkward or embarrassing, but it can also take a toll on your self-esteem. One of the best ways to improve the color of your smile is professional teeth whitening. You’ll be able to show off brighter pearly whites relatively quickly and for a few years with this treatment, as long as you clean them frequently, avoid poor oral habits, and eat the right kinds of food. Read on to learn three types of meals that can help you make the most of your teeth whitening results!

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Get the Facts: Dental Implants After Menopause

May 26, 2022

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Older woman pointing to her teethMenopause is a milestone in a woman’s life that marks the end of her childbearing years. The body undergoes many changes as the reproductive cycle stops, like bone loss. As a result, many women worry they aren’t candidates for dental implants after they’ve reached the next stage in life, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Here’s how you can complete your smile with dental implants, even after menopause.

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Discover the Journey to Successful Tooth Replacement

March 3, 2022

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Hand holding upper dentureSignificant tooth loss can have devastating consequences for your confidence, quality of life, and general health. Over 40 million Americans rely on dentures to replace their missing teeth. They’ve been used for generations to rebuild beautiful, functional smiles. Nowadays, they closely look and feel more realistic than ever, but dentures weren’t always as comfortable as they are today. The evolution of dentures since over the centuries has paved the way for the next best thing to your real teeth.

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4 Factors That Affect the Cost of Dentures

January 17, 2022

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Calculator and money budgeting the cost of denturesIf you’ve lost most or all of your natural teeth, nothing should stand in your way of replacing them, not even your financial situation. Contrary to rumors, dentures are more affordable than you might realize. You can get the high-quality, comfortable, and attractive prosthetic you deserve, even if money is tight. There’s not a flat rate because every smile is unique, so various factors affect the cost of dentures. Here are 4 things that can raise or lower the cost of your new smile.

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The Long-Term Effects of TMJ (and How to Address Them)

November 14, 2021

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Man with TMJ pain touching his cheek

Waking up with a headache or jaw pain once in a while may not seem like a big deal, but it could be a sign that you have an untreated issue related to your TMJ (or temporomandibular joint). This joint is responsible for the many complex movements your jaw makes when chewing, yawning, or opening your mouth in any way. When this joint becomes overworked, it becomes inflamed, putting you at risk for TMJ disorder. While jaw pain and headaches are the early signs that can develop, they are far from the only reasons to get professional care from a dentist.

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Dental Crowns VS Fillings: Which is Right for Me?

August 17, 2021

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Woman in red shirt thinkingYour teeth are designed to last for a lifetime, but that doesn’t always happen. Thankfully, several advancements in dentistry have led to more options than ever to treat damaged teeth. However, two treatments continue to hold a commonplace in restorative care because they have generations of proven success. Dental crowns and fillings are often used to rehabilitate compromised teeth. Although they share many similarities, the difference between dental crowns and fillings is vast. Here’s a brief outline of each procedure and its benefits to make the best decision for your smile.

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