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Here’s How to Take Excellent Care of Your Dentures

October 13, 2023

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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. 


Can Dentures Affect Your Nutrition?

October 7, 2022

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Older couple eating outdoorsTeeth are meant to last for a lifetime, but that’s not the case for many adults. Over 35 million Americans have lost all their teeth in one or both arches. 90% of people with no teeth choose dentures to rebuild their smiles. Traditional dentures have been used for generations because they are convenient and effective; however, new research suggests they can affect your nutrition. You don’t have to live without teeth to stay healthy. Here’s what you need to know to maintain healthy eating habits.


The Link Between Dentures and Taste

August 19, 2022

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person with dentures smiling

Dentures are a common way to replace missing teeth and regain some of your bite power. They help you maintain your facial shape and are realistic looking, which makes it easier for you to feel confident in your smile. Though there are several benefits to getting dentures, these restorations can have some unexpected effects, including how you taste foods and drinks. Read on to learn about how dentures and taste are connected to each other.


What’s Causing Your Tooth Discoloration?

June 8, 2022

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At home whitening kit above open handBright white teeth are associated with confidence, youth, and success. Unfortunately, a white smile doesn’t come naturally to many people. Not to mention, various factors affect the color of your teeth. If you’re embarrassed by stains and discoloration, OTC whitening products won’t give you the results you want because several issues contribute to yellow teeth. Here’s what you need to know to determine what’s behind your discoloration and how you can restore your pearly whites,


Help! I Just Lost a Dental Crown: What Do I Need to Do Now?

April 12, 2022

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You’re at lunch with your friend when you notice a strange sensation. You excuse yourself to the bathroom to investigate. You open your mouth and your stomach drops. Your dental crown came loose and is hanging from the tooth. When did this happen? You immediately fumble for your phone to look up your dentist’s number. Losing a crown isn’t a medical emergency, but there are a few things you should do while waiting to get it repaired.

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