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Cavities Between the Teeth: How Will You Know If You Have One?

April 13, 2024

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Woman sitting on bed rubbing jaw looking concerned

Sometimes a cavity might appear between two of your teeth. This is referred to as an interproximal cavity, and it can be a tricky dental issue to deal with since you may not even realize that you have it. To keep your smile safe, you should take the time to learn as much as possible about interproximal cavities, including why they form, how you can know if they’re present, and how they can be treated via restorative dentistry.

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Your Permanent Tooth is Loose—What Happens Next?

March 15, 2024

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young woman looking concerned

Growing up, a loose tooth was a source of excitement, offering a sign that you were growing up and would soon get a rewarding visit from the Tooth Fairy. But these days, feeling something wiggle in your mouth isn’t exactly a reason to jump for joy. If one of your permanent teeth feels loose, what should you do about it? Can you stop it from falling out completely? Here’s why this may be happening as well as a step-by-step guide to take control of the situation.

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Do You Have Arthritis in Your Jaw?  

February 28, 2024

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older man holding touching painful jaw

When most people hear the word “arthritis,” they probably imagine creaky knees, hands, or elbows. But did you know it’s possible to develop arthritis in the jaw? It’s more common than you might think, but fortunately, getting ahead of it and seeking out treatment is fairly straightforward these days. If your jaw frequently pops or gets “stuck,” you should definitely keep reading.

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Caring for Your Dental Implants – The Do’s and The Don’ts

December 14, 2023

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Dental implants are a preferred tooth replacement option, as they offer so many benefits that you can’t experience from dentures and dental bridges. However, it is crucial that you are caring for them properly to ensure that they remain in good shape. With excellent maintenance, dental implants can last for several decades or even the rest of your life! Here are some of the do’s and don’ts of dental implant care.

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How Long Can I Expect My Dental Crown to Last?

November 3, 2023

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a closeup of a dental crown

Your teeth are pretty darn strong—in fact, the enamel that covers them is technically the hardest substance in your whole body! That said, accidents can still happen, and sometimes your teeth might become injured due to damage, decay, or something else entirely. For these scenarios, dental crowns are often the go-to treatment, as they’re capable of restoring a tooth in terms of look, feel, and functionality while giving it a second lease on life. But just how long are they capable of lasting? Continue reading to learn more about a few of the factors that impact the lifespan of dental crowns, along with a few dentist-approved tips to keep yours intact for the foreseeable future!

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National Dental Hygiene Month Is Here! Here’s How You Can Participate

October 20, 2023

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October is usually known for scary movies, haunted houses, fun costumes, and delicious candy. However, this month also marks another special occasion: National Dental Hygiene Month! In addition to celebrating dental hygienists and all of the incredible work they do, this is observed to help raise awareness of the importance of prioritizing your oral health. If you’re unsure where to start, don’t worry – you can read on to learn three oral care tips you can start implementing today.

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Periodontal Pockets: A Closer Look at What They Are & How They’re Treated

September 3, 2023

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a patient smiling while their dentist inspects their gums

A healthy smile is a happy smile—but did you know that a healthy smile also means a happier body? Oral health is a crucial aspect of overall well-being, and one common issue that many people face is the development of periodontal pockets, which if left unchecked, can lead to serious issues that spell bad news for your general wellness. Here’s a little more from your trusted dentist about this issue along with some ways you can effectively prevent and manage it.

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3 Dietary Changes to Consider After Getting Veneers

July 13, 2023

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a woman with veneers checking her refrigerator for food

Do you have minor stains, chips, or gaps in your smile? If you want a comprehensive and long-lasting way to address these dental flaws, veneers may be the ideal option for you. After just two appointments, you’ll be free to show off your dream smile for many years to come. That said, your porcelain shells can still be vulnerable to becoming discolored or damaged if not taken proper care of. Other than practicing good oral hygiene, you may need to consider some dietary changes to help make the most of your results. Read on to learn a few ways you can prolong the lifespan of your veneers by your choice of foods!

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How Have Veneers Changed Over the Years?

June 19, 2023

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woman with veneers before and after

Cosmetic dentistry comes in various forms, but one of the most popular is veneers. Custom-made to conceal all types of imperfections, they are known to transform smiles of various kinds, delivering life-changing results. But when did these restorations get their start? How have they changed over the years? Read on to discover how a service once only available to Hollywood’s elite has grown to become one of the preferred cosmetic solutions for patients throughout the U.S.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your New Veneers

May 4, 2023

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a patient receiving veneers from her dentist

If you’ve recently received veneers, you’re probably feeling pretty ecstatic to finally have the picture-perfect smile that you’ve always dreamed of! And better yet, your new smile is certain to boost your quality of life and open all sorts of doors to new and exciting opportunities. But you might be wondering what you can do to ensure that you’re getting the most out of your new veneers; though they are surprisingly resilient, they aren’t meant to last forever. Here’s more from your dentist about veneers and their expected lifespan, along with some tips to help you keep yours in great shape.

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