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The Road to Dentures: How Long Will It Take?

February 9, 2024

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Older man smiling with his new dentures

For many patients suffering from tooth loss, dentures offer an affordable and effective alternative to other treatments. However, the road to your first pair has many stops along the way, so it could take a while to have them made. But how long does it take, exactly? Keep reading to learn about the stages of dentures from consultation to placement.


The Human History of Dental Development

December 12, 2023

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Did you know that your teeth can reveal a lot about your life? There are many factors that shape them including your age, gender, diet, lifestyle, and whether or not you practice preventative dental care.

In fact, so much information can be gleaned from examining teeth that scientists and archaeologists can piece together a more complete picture of our genetic history. Because they contain such a high mineral content, they don’t decay at the same rate as human bone. That means they last longer and sometimes are all that we have left to study to learn about the people they belonged to. Keep reading to learn more about how our ancient ancestors’ mouths differed from modern humans today!


4 Foods Notorious for Sticking Between Teeth

October 10, 2023

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Imagine that you’re enjoying steak and broccoli during a dinner date only to have a piece end up stuck between your pearly whites. How embarrassing. Having something wedged like that can be both irritating and frustrating, but did you know it could also put your dental health at risk? If you damage your gums or teeth trying to remove it, you might end up having to call your dentist. Keep reading to learn about 4 foods known to be troublesome, so you can avoid the risk down the road.


Which Is Best: Componeers or Porcelain Veneers?

August 14, 2023

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dentist holding different types of veneers up to patients’ teeth

Enhancing one’s smile is a common goal, often fueled by the desire to correct imperfections like chips and gaps. Cosmetic dentistry offers a solution, and veneers are a popular choice among its various options. If you’re contemplating veneers, deciding between componeers and porcelain veneers can be a complex decision. To aid in your decision-making process, read on to explore five essential factors that can provide valuable guidance.


Does a Long Time Without Teeth Mean You Can’t Get Dentures?

June 5, 2023

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If you are missing teeth, your jawbone gradually begins to shrink. This can make it harder to get dental implants to restore your smile. However, jawbone loss does not necessarily prevent you from getting dentures. Some kinds of dentures can even help correct bone loss. Here’s what you need to know.


Why Won’t Your Lower Dentures Stay in Place?

May 25, 2023

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a dentist in front of a pair of dentures

Dentures have helped millions of people return to a complete smile once again. They boost your confidence with a full set of pearly whites and allow you to speak and eat with ease. However, if your lower dentures begin to slip out of place on a regular basis, it can take the joy away from wearing your prosthetic. Read on to learn why they may be loose and tips on how to secure them.


Swollen Gums? Call Your Dentist

March 25, 2023

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should-I-be-worried-about-swollen-gumsDo your gums look a little puffy? Maybe they bleed some when brushing or flossing your teeth? You have symptoms of gingivitis, which is the earliest stage of gum disease. Although swollen gums might not be too alarming, it is an issue that can turn into tooth loss quickly. Gum disease is also linked to serious and potentially deadly health issues. Here’s why gum inflammation isn’t anything you want to ignore.


The Link Between Gum Disease and Heart Health

February 28, 2023

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February is American Heart Month, which is a time when medical professionals work to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease. As it turns out, dentists also have something to say about this issue.

Many people may not know it, but recent science suggests that there’s a connection between gum disease and heart problems. If you want to know why it is that they could be connected, here’s a guide that might help you.


4 Important Nutrients that Can Fight Gum Disease

January 27, 2023

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Gum disease is one of the most common oral health issues, so learning to prevent and manage it properly is one of the most important things you can do to protect your teeth. There’s a lot that you can do to fight oral infection like brushing and flossing, using an antiseptic mouthwash, and visiting your dentist biannually to check in on the state of your oral health.

But there are also a ton of foods that you can incorporate into your diet that can help you stave off gum disease. Here are some important nutrients that can improve your oral health, and some foods that can give them to you.


The Top 3 Ways to Enjoy the Holidays Without Damaging Your Teeth

December 22, 2022

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Young couple smiling and holding out presents

The holidays are everybody’s favorite time of year, and one of the best things about it is the food. However, while most people love the toffee, candy canes, and pie that are standard, their teeth usually do not. In fact, many holiday foods can contribute to dental emergencies, gum disease, and tooth decay.

That said, you should still be able to enjoy yourself this holiday season without harming your oral health. Here are a few tips that could help you do that.

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