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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!


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.


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!


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. 


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.

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