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Top 3 Reasons Temporary Veneers Are Necessary

July 11, 2023

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temporary veneer held by an instrument

After years of looking forward to a flawless smile, you finally decide to get veneers. You can’t wait to see how perfect your teeth will look. However, you find out that you’ll need two appointments to get your veneers, and at the end of your first visit, the dentist attaches temporary ones. Why do you need to wear these versions now? Why can’t you just wait until your custom veneers are ready? Read on to learn about the reasons that your temporary veneers are necessary.


You Asked, We Answered: Can Dental Implants Get Cavities?

June 29, 2023

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natural tooth next to a dental implant

In the past, you struggled with cavities. Perhaps they even contributed to some of your tooth loss. Now, you are considering dental implants to replace your missing teeth, but will your old enemy return and cause more damage to your new smile?

The good news is that cavities cannot affect implants, but you should know that these false teeth are not impervious to other complications. Keep reading to understand how best to take care of your dental implants decade after decade.


Teeth Whitening or Dental Implants: Which Should Be Done First?

June 14, 2023

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dental implant with natural teeth

After losing a tooth, you never thought your smile could look good again. But then your dentist tells you about replacing your missing tooth with a dental implant. It feels like getting a fresh start for your smile! To truly have a new beginning, you consider whitening your remaining healthy teeth, but should you wait until after you have the implant put in or do it beforehand? Does the order of these treatments matter? Continue reading to learn the answer!


Eating After Wisdom Tooth Extraction: What to Keep in Mind

May 15, 2023

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closeup of pliers and wisdom teeth

Coming home from the dentist’s office after wisdom tooth extraction, you may not feel like eating much right away. After a while, however, you may start to feel hungry, but what could you eat while your mouth recovers from this procedure? Here are some guiding principles to help you select the right kinds of food to get back to normal oral health without running into complications or setbacks.


Foods You Should Not Eat with Traditional Dentures

April 26, 2023

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dentures around an apple

After losing your natural teeth, you have come to appreciate having a complete smile. In addition to having confidence to smile, you miss the ability to eat certain foods most of all. When you get your new dentures, you imagine all you will be able to bite and chew again.

Wait! Before you dig in, you need to know the limitations of your traditional dentures. There are some foods that do not pair well with these replacements, and knowing them from the start can help you avoid uncomfortable or embarrassing situations down the road.


How Drinking Through a Straw Can Protect Your Smile

April 14, 2023

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woman drinking through a straw

When you stop by your favorite gas station and get a soda, you decide to not get a straw this time. It is a small gesture, but every little bit helps the environment, right? Although potentially damaging for nature, drinking through a straw can actually be good for your oral health to protect against cavities and dental erosion. Keep reading to understand how this small tube can help you keep your smile healthy and strong!


Can Salt Harm Your Smile?

March 16, 2023

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container of salt

What foods cause cavities? Your initial answer may be candy or sweets. It is easy to blame these as the main culprits, but the truth is far more complicated. In fact, did you know that although salt doesn’t directly lead to cavities, having too much of it in your diet can increase the likelihood of tooth damage? In this post, learn how salt, or sodium, can impact your teeth and what you can do to keep your smile healthy.


How to Prevent Dry Socket After a Tooth Extraction

February 23, 2023

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patient holding their mouth in pain

Having a tooth removed entirely—because of extensive decay, damage, or some other reason—can be more than just a smile-changing event. Whether you replace the tooth or not, extraction can affect your daily life and your well-being.

Like many others, this minor surgical procedure comes with risks, and the most common is a condition called dry socket. But what is it, and how can you prevent it from happening to you? You will find out if you keep reading!


Black Lines Around Your Crowns? What It Means and How to Fix Them

February 8, 2023

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patient looking closely at their teeth

Although there are plenty of makeup tutorials for achieving radical looks, most of them give instructions for using your makeup to accentuate your natural beauty. In order to avoid attracting the wrong kind of attention, you may try to make your appearance as realistic as possible. After all, you don’t want to look completely fake!

But if you have small black lines near your gums, your mouth is blatantly exposing those teeth as restorations. In the content below, you’ll learn what those black lines around your crowns mean and how to fix them.


3 Signs Pointing to a Cavity Between Your Teeth

January 24, 2023

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man experiencing pain with a cavity between teeth

Some cavities are easy to spot. They often develop on the chewing surfaces of teeth and appear black, gray, and or even dark brown. You may even recognize it before your dentist does! However, other cavities can be tricky to identify on your own, specifically when they occur between your teeth.

With such tight spaces, how can you tell that you have a cavity between your teeth? Usually one of the following three signs happens.

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