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How Your Dentist Could Save Your Life from Oral Cancer

November 16, 2022

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patient getting examined for oral cancer to potentially save his life

Did you know that one person dies from oral cancer every hour every day? Experts predict that new diagnoses will reach more than 50,000 in the US this year alone, and the majority of these patients will not live five years because the disease is usually already at an advanced stage. Although these facts are startling, they are important to understand in order to protect yourself and stay healthy in the long term.

Fortunately, you are not alone in catching oral cancer. In this post, you will learn more about how your dentist plays a vital role in detecting oral cancer and the common symptoms they watch out for to save lives.

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4 Crucial Steps for Handling a Lost Filling

October 26, 2022

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woman iholding her face and handling a lost filling

At your work Halloween party, you cannot help but indulge in some sweet treats. You could have chocolate and other goodies, but you decide to try a co-worker’s homemade caramel popcorn. As you take a few sticky, chewy bites, you hit a hard kernel and realize your filling has come out!

To help you know what you should do in this situation, keep reading and follow these important steps for handling a lost filling so that you can get your smile back to full strength and function.

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One-Sided Jaw Pain: Causes and Tips

October 13, 2022

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patient experiencing one-sided jaw pain

The alarms rings, waking you up for another day. As you sit up in bed and yawn, you feel your jaw hurt but only on one side. How strange! What could the problem be, and should you be concerned about it? Does this immediately qualify as a dental emergency? In this post, you will learn about the most common causes behind one-sided jaw pain and what to do if it happens to you!

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Dealing with Discoloration: Your Alternative to Whitening

September 19, 2022

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cosmetic dentist and patient talking about whitening and veneers

Maybe you hesitate to wear white because it highlights how discolored your teeth are. Maybe you smile with your lips covering your yellow teeth because you do not want them to show. If you are feeling self-conscious about the shade of your teeth, you may think your only option is to whiten them.

While professional whitening works for most patients, it does not necessarily help everyone. In this post, you will learn more about this treatment, an alternative that can brighten your smile, and why it is important to talk to your cosmetic dentist about your concerns.

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Before or After Cosmetic Bonding? When You Should Whiten

September 8, 2022

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patient smiling after having teeth whitening and cosmetic bonding

Do you find yourself jumping ahead a few steps in certain processes? In some areas of life, the order in which you accomplish tasks does not really matter in the grand scheme of things. For instance, whether you put your trousers on first and then your shirt every morning, or vice versa, does not have any significant effect on your day.

However, when it comes to perfecting the look of your smile with bonding and whitening, there is a certain order you need to follow. Which one needs to be done first? Can you whiten your teeth after cosmetic bonding has been placed? Keep reading to find out!

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Can Vitamin D Help with Dental Implants?

August 25, 2022

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older patient outside smiling and getting Vitamin D to help with dental implants

You have decided that you want to replace your lost teeth with dental implants. This advanced procedure is one that takes a long time to complete, and you want to make sure your investment pays off. How can you make sure your dental implants are successful? You might not have thought about Vitamin D to help with dental implants, but it just might save the day!

Keep reading to learn more about this vitamin, why it is important, and how you can prepare for your implants by getting enough of it.

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Can I Get Dental Implants If I Have Rheumatoid Arthritis?

August 12, 2022

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person holding their hand with rheumatoid arthritis and wondering if they can get dental implants

You have learned how to deal with your rheumatoid arthritis in your daily life. You try to stay active and continue doing the things you enjoy, but this condition presents a challenge to say the least. When it comes to replacing your missing teeth, it could prevent you from getting dental implants, the most advanced and popular solution.

How can rheumatoid arthritis interfere with your implants, and what, if anything, can be done about it? Keep reading to find out!

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Ignored Toothaches: When Cavities Turn Deadly

June 20, 2022

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man with a toothache that shouldn’t be ignored

You have a lot on your plate right now. You can handle a little pain. You do not have time to see your emergency dentist. You can think of plenty of reasons to ignore your toothache that you’ve had for several days now.

However, did you know a toothache could have morbid consequences if left untreated? The truth is that a toothache could turn out to be more than just a little annoyance. It could develop into something much more serious, and it should be addressed sooner rather than later. 

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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.

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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!

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