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Diet, Dentures, and You: How Your Prosthetics Affect Your Nutrition

April 12, 2024

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Patient with dentures eating

Dentures, though a fantastic solution for missing teeth, may have some pitfalls when it comes to nutrition. In fact, recent research suggests that many patients who wear dentures aren’t getting their recommended vitamins and minerals. But why is that? Continue reading to learn how dentures may affect your food choices and why implanted dentures could be the solution.

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Relics of the Past: Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth?

March 15, 2024

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Early man with wisdom teeth making a bowl for food

Some teeth are late bloomers. This includes the ever-bothersome wisdom teeth that often give patients grief. These third molars usually erupt in late adolescence after your other pearly whites have already grown in. Often, this leads to some unpleasant side effects like impacted teeth, crowding, enamel damage, and jaw pain. Many times, your wisdom teeth will need to be extracted to prevent these issues.

But if they’re so disruptive, why do they grow at all? Read on to learn the origins of wisdom teeth and their historical purpose for early man.

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Behind the Ache: What’s the Deal with Wisdom Tooth Pain?

February 9, 2024

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Woman holding her jaw because of a wisdom tooth

Have you been feeling sharp pain in the corners of your jaw? It may be your wisdom teeth! These third molars typically appear in a person’s late teens or early twenties. While some may never experience any issues with a wisdom tooth, others may encounter discomfort and pain. But where does this pain come from? Continue reading to understand the origins of wisdom tooth pain.

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3 Factors That Affect the Cost of Dental Implants

January 10, 2024

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person with dental implants smiling

Considering options for tooth replacement? Dental implants, celebrated for their durability and natural feel, are a highly desired option. Serving as a complete solution by replacing both the tooth and its roots, they provide long-lasting advantages. However, it’s essential to grasp the financial commitment involved. Explore the factors that influence the cost of dental implants to make informed decisions about enhancing both the appearance of your smile and your oral health.

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3 Factors That Affect the Cost of Dental Implants

January 4, 2024

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person with dental implants smiling

Considering options for tooth replacement? Dental implants, celebrated for their durability and natural feel, are a highly desired option. Serving as a complete solution by replacing both the tooth and its roots, they provide long-lasting advantages. However, it’s essential to grasp the financial commitment involved. Explore the factors that influence the cost of dental implants to make informed decisions about enhancing both the appearance of your smile and your oral health.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Protecting Your Dental Implants from Harmful Habits

December 8, 2023

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A man smiling as he eats well to help his dental implants

There’s no better treatment for filling the gaps in your smile than dental implants. These revolutionary prosthetics replace the entirety of a tooth from root to crown. If you’ve recently received your first implant, congratulations! The hard part is over, so now you can focus on your oral health and habits to keep it looking and feeling great.

If you want to learn the dos and dont’s of dental implants, continue reading. You’ll learn which habits are good for your implant’s longevity, and which are not!

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Want a Productive Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation? Here’s a Checklist

November 17, 2023

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A man smiling after his cosmetic dentistry treatments

Enhancing your smile with cosmetic dentistry has never been easier or more affordable. What used to be a few dentists enhancing the grins of politicians and movie stars is now accessible to all. If you’re about to go in for your first consultation, you might be a little lost.

Continue reading to find some great questions to ask to ensure the success of your consultation and beyond!

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4 Common Causes of Gum Disease in Older Adults

October 4, 2023

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CGI image of a tooth embedded in a red, swollen gum with lightning bolts coming off of it

Did you know that about 2 in 3 adults aged 65 or older have gum disease? That’s roughly 68 percent! Though this may come as a surprise to you, your dentist is probably aware that older adults are prone to gingivitis. If left untreated, the infection can enter your bloodstream and impact other parts of your body, like your heart health. It’s important, therefore, to know what causes gum disease in older adults so you can avoid it. Keep reading to learn 4 common causes behind unhealthy gums.

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 I Lost My Nu Smile Aligners – What Do I Do?

September 14, 2023

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Man searching for something

You always do your best to keep your clear aligners organized and in their rightful location. However, no one is perfect. It isn’t the end of the world if you lost your Nu Smile Aligners, but it can get in the way of your treatment timeline. By acting quickly and taking all the right steps, you’ll be back on track toward a straighter smile in no time! Continue reading to learn what you should do if you ever find yourself in this situation.

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4 Freedoms of Invisalign

August 9, 2023

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smiling person holding an Invisalign aligner tray

Orthodontic treatment is used to conjure images of a mouth full of brackets and wires for many people. However, the introduction of Invisalign in 1997 transformed orthodontics. These clear, removable aligner trays are not only visually appealing but also offer numerous advantages over traditional metal braces. Discover the top four benefits of Invisalign as you read on.

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