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How Can I Best Take Care of My Mouth After Having My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

January 12, 2024

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Dentist treats patient

The wisdom teeth typically begin to emerge in the late teens or early twenties, and many patients do not have enough room in their mouths to accommodate them. This can lead to significant oral health complications such as crowding that can ruin a patient’s alignment, impacted teeth that are vulnerable to infection, and constant pain. To address these issues, many people have their wisdom teeth removed by dental professionals like oral surgeons. Here are a few tips for caring for your mouth after having your wisdom teeth extracted so you can keep your recovery brief and free of complications.

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3 Lifestyle Changes to Set Your Dental Implants Up for Success

December 7, 2023

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person with dental implants smiling

If you’ve recently undergone dental implant surgery and are committed to preserving the long-term success of your new teeth replacements, you’re in good company. Dental implants, prized for their blend of aesthetics and functionality, can maintain their longevity with just a few straightforward lifestyle changes. Keep reading to discover three simple adjustments that you can make to ensure a lasting, smile.

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Dental Insurance Deductibles 101: What You Should Know

November 2, 2023

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“Insurance deductible” written on yellow notebook paper

Any type of insurance can be confusing — and dental insurance is no exception. As you are trying to figure out how to use your policy in the most advantageous way, you might come across some terms that you are unfamiliar with, such as “deductible.” What exactly is a dental insurance deductible, and how might this aspect of your policy affect your out-of-pocket cost for oral health services? This blog post explains what you should know.

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What Could Cause a Dental Bridge to Fail?

October 3, 2023

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person whose dental bridge fell out at dentist

Dental bridges play a crucial role in restoring smiles by replacing missing teeth, relying on dental crowns or implants for support. While these bridges are designed for durability, occasional issues or dislodgment may occur. Continue reading as we explore the common reasons behind dental bridge problems and offer guidance on the appropriate steps to take if yours ever becomes dislodged.

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Keep Your Smile Bright by Soaking Your Dentures Overnight

September 13, 2023

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Dentures

Today’s dentures are an excellent way to restore a smile after extensive tooth loss because they are incredibly lifelike and extremely comfortable. In fact, they can fit so cozily in your mouth that you might forget they are there and neglect to take them out before bed. Although it might be tempting to sleep with your dentures, they need some time to soak. Here’s why you should be giving your gums and your dentures some time apart on a daily basis.

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Decision Time: Should I Replace My Healthy Teeth with Dental Implants?

August 11, 2023

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A man showing off his dental implants

Dental implant technology is so impressive that some are considering replacing all their teeth—even the healthy ones—with dental implants. But is that wise? 

While the treatment has quickly gained popularity over the last few years as a practical solution for tooth replacement, your natural teeth still have much to offer. Continue reading to learn why you should stick with your natural teeth unless implants are necessary.

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How to Be Ready For Your Invisalign Treatment

July 4, 2023

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young woman putting on her Invisalign aligner

One of the nice things about Invisalign treatment, and one of the reasons adults tend to prefer it to traditional braces, is that it’s a much smaller disruption to your overall life. Invisalign aligners don’t typically involve dietary changes, and are so sleek that most people won’t have any idea that something is different about your smile.

That said, there are some changes you’ll need to make if you want to start Invisalign treatment. Here are a few things you can start getting used to if you want to hit the ground running for your Invisalign treatment.

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What Happens After Dental Implant Surgery? 3 Pressing Questions Answered

June 13, 2023

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gloved hand holding surgical instrument with metal rod in front of the face of a patient

Dental implants are a popular solution for those with missing teeth because they provide benefits above and beyond other treatment options. Not only do implants mimic your natural teeth in look and feel, but because they are inserted into your jawbone, they also provide the stability and structure your mouth needs to stay healthy for decades to come.

This process does involve oral surgery, which can certainly feel intimidating if you don’t know what to expect! If you have a procedure coming up and are curious about recovery, here are a few commonly asked questions that might help you set expectations. Read on to learn more!

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Is Dental Implant Surgery Actually Safe?

May 12, 2023

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3-D render of a dental implant

Dental implants are remarkably popular among people who are filling holes in their smile, so much so that many patients refer to them as the “gold standard” of tooth replacement. If you’ve spent any time at all looking into them, you’ve probably heard plenty about their many merits.

But you’ve probably also heard that dental implants require surgery to be situated in the jaw, which can sometimes make patients wonder about the procedure’s safety. If you’re nervous, here’s some information that may put you at ease.

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Can I Get Braces if I’ve Had Dental Work Done?

April 5, 2023

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smiling person with braces

Often when talking about orthodontic treatment, some dentists will make the mistake of assuming that they’re always dealing with a set of immaculate teeth. However, in reality, very few people’s teeth are perfect.

If you have had some kind of dental work—like crowns, bridges, or veneers—you may wonder whether orthodontic treatment is an option for you. Here’s some information that you might find useful.

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