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New Aligner Discomfort? Here Are Tips to Alleviate It

May 20, 2022

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woman smiling with Invisalign after dealing with new aligner discomfort

As you complete your first two weeks of Invisalign treatment, you bust out the new set of aligners. They are a tight fit, and within a few minutes you feel your mouth going sore. Do not panic! This is completely normal—in fact, you will likely feel soreness for several days every time you switch aligners.

Even though it is not necessarily painful, you would like to take away some of the discomfort. In this post, you’ll learn why you feel uncomfortable in the first place and how you can ease some of your oral suffering.


3 Rare Oral Health Problems and How to Fix Them

April 21, 2022

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child getting an exam for rare oral health problems

As a devoted parent, you love your child no matter what. Regardless of what they look like, you’ll always love to see them smile. But that doesn’t mean their teeth are perfect. While most kids have 20 primary teeth and 32 permanent ones, some do not. Many require orthodontic treatment or fillings, others experience more rare oral health problems or genetic disorders, which is another important reason to visit the dentist often. To learn more about a few of these rare conditions, keep reading the content below!


How Poor Oral Hygiene Can Lead to Metabolic Syndrome

April 1, 2022

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patient and dentist talking about poor oral hygiene and metabolic syndrome

During your routine dental appointment, your dentist says something unexpected. They tell you that your gums are infected and that this disease could be contributing to your health issues (high blood pressure, being overweight, trouble managing blood sugar levels, etc.). You’d expect to hear this kind of talk from a medical doctor, but how can a seemingly simple oral problem affect your metabolism or lead to metabolic syndrome?

First, you need to understand these conditions and why they can lead to serious trouble!


3 Tips for Adjusting to Implant Dentures

February 18, 2022

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man with implant dentures who is going to eat an apple

After years of wearing traditional dentures, you have decided to make the leap—you are going to get implant dentures. You are so excited to have teeth that do not slip around and to have more confidence. However, it is important to note that you will likely need at least a little bit of time to get used to your new teeth. The good news is that it should not take nearly as long as you needed when you first got normal dentures!

To help with your transition to implant dentures, here are a few simple, helpful tips.


CT Scans: Changing Dentistry for the Better

December 16, 2021

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patient and dentist looking at a CT scan together

You have become used to your old phone. It gets the job done, but you know you could benefit from an updated phone. This new model has so many more capabilities, is faster, and has a cleaner, crisper image. Once you finally get the new phone, you wonder how you ever lived without it!

In dentistry, not every provider uses the latest and greatest technology. Although some devices are just nice to have, others can have a huge impact on the quality of care you can expect to have. A cone beam CT scanner is a prime example of how one piece of technology can completely change the patient experience.


4 Ways to Keep Cavities from Ruining Your Child’s Halloween

October 14, 2021

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child wearing a costume who knows about cavity prevention during Halloween

If your child is like most of their peers this time of year, they are excited to don a fun or spooky costume and go trick-or-treating. At the end of the night, they will look proudly on the pile of candy they have collected, but as a concerned, responsible parent, you may get a little nervous about cavities. After all, too much sugar can increase the chances of tooth decay. What can you do in this situation? Here are four helpful tips for cavity prevention during Halloween season and beyond.


Deciding Between Porcelain and Composite Veneers

October 1, 2021

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man smiling after deciding between porcelain veneers and composite veneers

Do you struggle to make certain decisions? Choosing between two equally good options can be challenging, but it may help to learn as much about them as possible before you try to pick one. When it comes to improving the appearance of your smile, veneers can instantly hide imperfections, but you still need to choose between porcelain veneers and composite veneers. To help you make your selection, here is some more information about these two materials and how you can simplify the decision-making process.


Removing a Failed Dental Implant: Why It Happened and How It Works

September 28, 2021

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man holding his face needing to remove a failed dental implant

For several years now, you have loved your replacement teeth. Implants have enabled you to eat basically anything you want, and you have taken full advantage. However, one day as you chew some ice, you feel your implant come loose. Unfortunately, it could be a sign of implant failure, in which case it may need to be removed. Occurring in only 5 percent of cases, how did this happen? What is removing a failed dental implant like? Does this mean you can’t get implants again in the future? Read on to find out!


Oral Health for Seniors: How Caretakers Can Spread Smiles

December 18, 2020

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caretaker’s hands holding senior’s hands

Your aging mother is struggling to do things on her own and needs a lot more help these days. You don’t like that she is alone much of the time. Although you are not able to be with her all day every day, you want to find a way for her to receive the excellent care she needs and deserves. You start researching assisted living facilities in the area that could be a good fit for her. Well, in your research, remember to prioritize her oral health concerns. Be sure to find assisted living that will help her see a dentist for seniors in Lincoln. In this post, you will learn why this is important and how you can make sure your aging loved one is well looked after.


Bone Deficiency: Why You Need a Bone Graft for Your Implant

November 10, 2020

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man smiling after bone graft in Lincoln

When it comes to tooth replacement, no other option compares to dental implants. If you have done any kind of research, you have likely found out about the long-term benefits of this treatment. But you may not have encountered much information about bone grafts, which often play a critical role in the success of dental implants. In this post, you will learn more about why a bone graft in Lincoln is sometimes necessary, leading causes for needing a bone graft, and how to tell that you may be a candidate.

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