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What Can Dental Implants Do for My Jawbone?

April 12, 2024

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Illustration of implant bridge

Dentures are a popular and cost-effective way to address lost teeth, but they aren’t the perfect solution. While they are incredibly comfortable and lifelike, they do not keep the jawbone stimulated to prevent bone loss. This means that the jaw will atrophy as the patient wears their dentures until the appliance no longer fits properly and needs to be replaced. Here’s how dental implants can address this issue of bone erosion in the jaw so that the patient can enjoy a beautifully restored smile for decades or even a lifetime.

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What Contributions Have Women Made to Dentistry?

March 13, 2024

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Female dentist smiles

March 8 is International Women’s Day, making it a great time to commemorate all the contributions women have made to dental science. In 1898, Emma Gaudreau Casgrain became the first female licensed dentist in Canada, and today, many dentists guess that roughly half of their graduating class is made up of women. While dentistry was once a male-dominated field, female dentists have made great strides in the advancement of dentistry and the amelioration of dental distress. Here’s a quick look at women in dentistry who have helped the world smile more brightly.

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How Your Smile Affects Your Love Life

February 6, 2024

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person using dating app

For many people, dating can be tough. Whether you’re meeting someone at a bar, at a bookstore, or on a dating app, it can be hard to know how to proceed. With that being said, having a great smile can really help. A captivating smile can make a big impression and might even help you make meaningful connections. Let’s dive into three ways your smile can affect your dating life.

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Beyond the Basics: 4 Surprising Facts About Dental Implants

January 12, 2024

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Woman smiling with her new dental implants

Dental implants have become a popular choice for replacing missing teeth, offering a permanent and sturdy solution that looks fantastic. While many people are familiar with the basics of dental implants, several lesser-known facts are yet to be widely discovered. If you’re curious about the more obscure side of dental implants, continue reading.

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Sip Safely: 3 Tips to Preserve Your Smile This New Year’s Eve

December 26, 2023

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Diverse group of people smiling and celebrating new year's with sparklers and champagne

The holidays have arrived with their usual festive fanfare. This is the perfect time to release this year’s trials and tribulations with gratitude while ushering in hope for new beginnings this January. It’s common to want to let loose and enjoy drinks with family or friends while you count down to the new year. Unfortunately, though, alcohol can have a detrimental impact on your teeth!

While proper preventative care is the best way to avoid hurting your grin, there are a few additional things you can do to keep your pearly whites safe. If you’re planning on being at that big bash this year, keep reading for 3 tips on how you can enjoy a few drinks without hurting your smile!

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Determining Your Benefits: What Does Your Dental Insurance Cover?

November 28, 2023

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an empty dental insurance claims form

Dental insurance can be complicated to navigate and even more difficult to understand, which is why having a dental team that is happy to help you get the most out of your benefits is so important! Additionally, because every insurance plan is different, it can be hard to nail down what services yours will and won’t cover. Read on to learn more about dental insurance and how to learn what treatments may be covered.

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Should You Put a Knocked-Out Tooth Back in Its Socket?

October 28, 2023

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Woman in pain after accidentally knocking out a tooth

According to the American Association of Endodontists, roughly 5 million adults and children suffer from an avulsed (knocked-out) tooth each year. If you ever have to deal with that type of dental emergency, you should take prompt action to find relief from your pain and protect your oral health. But what exactly should you do? Should you put a knocked-out tooth back in its socket, or should you consider it a lost cause? This blog post explains what you should do to increase the chances that your tooth can be saved.

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Getting Your Smile Its Edge Back: How Long Does Cosmetic Bonding Last?

October 13, 2023

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Woman shows off smile

Cosmetic bonding can be an excellent solution to minor flaws in teeth like chips, cracks, gaps, or stains that do not respond to teeth whitening. The procedure can be done in minutes during a routine dental appointment, is among the most affordable cosmetic dental treatments, and requires no anesthesia beforehand or recovery period afterward. If you’ve gotten your teeth bonded, you might wonder how long you can expect the bond to last. Here’s what you should know about the lifespan of a cosmetic bond as well as how to make it last for as long as possible.

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What Factors Play into Declining Oral Health?

October 2, 2023

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a patient showing off their healthy, beautiful smile

Did you know that around 37% of adults in the US have gone over a year without visiting their dentist? This is an alarming trend! Oral hygiene is a fundamental part of overall wellness, and your dentist is perhaps your biggest ally when it comes to maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile. But routine professional dental care isn’t all that matters—you must also take care of things at home and be mindful of other things that can influence your pearly whites! Here’s some useful information from your dentist about some of the factors that play into declining oral health, along with a list ranking all 50 states by their average oral wellness.

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4 Ways You Could Be Irritating Your Own Gums

September 15, 2023

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A woman showing off her sensitive gums

Your gums are an often-overlooked part of your oral health. Most people are so fixated on what their teeth look like that their gums fall by the wayside. But keeping your gums healthy is crucial for maintaining a beautiful smile and overall oral comfort. Unfortunately, if you have unhealthy gums, you could be causing it yourself.

If you’re curious to learn some common habits that irritate your gums, continue reading. You may be doing some of them every day!

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