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Why Do I Need Temporary Veneers?

April 17, 2024

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Woman at dentist for porcelain veneersIf you’re embarrassed by your teeth, porcelain veneers may be the perfect solution for you. You won’t have to worry about needing extensive dental work to achieve a flawless smile. Veneers can fix many issues using a minimally invasive procedure. It takes about 2 appointments to transform your smile. After your first visit, you’ll need temporary veneers. Although you’ll only need them for a couple of weeks, they are an essential part of your treatment plan, and here’s why.

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Dentures: The Perfect Solution for More than Seniors

February 10, 2024

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Young woman with a nice smile

When dentists talk to their patients about dentures, they often have trouble explaining just how versatile the treatment can be. This is because, unfortunately, people often have preconceived notions about who dentures are for; they assume that they’re reserved for seniors.

This is far from the truth! There are plenty of people who can benefit from what dentures have to offer, and ignoring this fact means that you might neglect a treatment that could potentially do a lot for you.
Here are just a few examples of people other than seniors who could really benefit from what dentures can do.

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4 Dentist-Approved Holiday Meals

December 7, 2023

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Roasted turkey on holiday tableThe holidays wouldn’t be the same if not for many mouthwatering foods. Candy canes and sugar cookies can add inches to your waistline, but that’s not to only concern. Many popular holiday foods can be bad for your dental health. You don’t have to avoid family gatherings or seasonal get-togethers to keep your smile healthy. Here are a few dentist-approved holiday meals.

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I’m Curious About Dentures; How Long Does It Take to Get Them?

November 10, 2023

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Dentures

Modern dentures look just like real teeth and can be so comfortable that the patient might forget that they are there. Since they can restore a compromised smile so well, many people living with extensive tooth loss express interest in getting them. A common question raised is, “How long does it take to get them?” Here’s a quick overview of the road to getting dentures and how long the process can take.

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Here’s How to Take Excellent Care of Your Dentures

October 13, 2023

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Dentures

Dentures can be an excellent way to restore a smile after extensive tooth loss. Modern false teeth are a far cry from the ivory set worn by George Washington because they are incredibly lifelike and so comfortable that you might forget that they are there. However, you will still need to practice proper oral hygiene if you have dentures. Here’s how to take excellent care of your dentures so they can look great while lasting for as long as possible.

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Steps You Need to Take If Your Dental Bridge Falls Out?

August 9, 2023

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dental bridge lying on a table

Dental bridges can be essential for patients who have lost teeth, allowing them to enjoy a fuller and healthier smile. However, nothing lasts forever, which means that your dental bridge is going to fail or fall out eventually.

If that’s happened to you, don’t worry—you aren’t the first. There are plenty of things that you can do to handle the situation quickly and easily. Here’s what you should do next.

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Why Do I Have a Bitter Taste in My Mouth?

June 30, 2023

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Woman tasting something unpleasantCertain foods and drinks can leave a bad taste in your mouth. However, certain dental issues can also make you pucker your lips. If you have a bitter taste in your mouth that just won’t go away, there could be an underlying problem. It’s not something to ignore. Here’s why you should contact your dentist to get to the source of the foul taste.

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5 Things That Can Lead to Jaw Pain on One Side

April 10, 2023

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person with jaw pain holding their cheek

Are you currently experiencing jaw pain limited to one side of your face? If so, it’s important to identify the potential causes behind this discomfort. Jaw pain can be a concerning symptom that may stem from various factors. Understanding the possible underlying reasons can help you determine the appropriate course of action for relief and treatment. keep reading as we explore five potential causes of one-sided jaw pain.

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What’s Causing Your Toothache?

February 26, 2023

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Woman with hand on her face from painNothing can interrupt your day quicker than a toothache. Despite what you might have heard, an occasional toothache isn’t normal. It’s actually a sign of a larger underlying problem. The type of pain you’re having can be a symptom of many issues. Your emergency dentist will pinpoint the source of your discomfort to create a personalized treatment plan. Here’s what’s behind the most common causes of tooth pain and how to manage it until you see your dentist.

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Will My Diet Change with Veneers?

December 1, 2022

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Woman with veneers eatingIt’s easy to turn the smile of your dreams into reality with porcelain veneers. Although there are more options than ever, veneers continue to rank among the top cosmetic procedures year after year. You can correct multiple issues simultaneously using a minimally invasive method that can last for decades with the proper care. Besides brushing and flossing, your dentist will recommend changing your diet to get the most from your investment. 

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