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Dental Implants Bite, but Do They Hurt?

April 12, 2024

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Lady thinks something over

Dental implants are considered the best way to replace missing teeth currently available because they look and function exactly like real teeth. This allows patients to speak and chew without fear of their teeth moving out of place, allowing them to eat whatever they like and speak normally and confidently. Since they are placed with surgery, you may wonder how much discomfort you can expect during the procedure. Here’s why you can expect receiving dental implants to be a comfortable experience and how you can manage any temporary discomfort while recovering.


Making it to 22 Hours a Day With Invisalign

March 14, 2024

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someone holding an Invisalign aligner

People are drawn to Invisalign aligners for a lot of reasons. One of them is their convenience; unlike other methods of orthodontic treatment, Invisalign aligners are removable, meaning that they can be taken off before meals and for cleaning.

However, Invisalign aligners only work when you’re wearing them, so it’s important to do so as much as possible. Most professionals recommend wearing your trays for 22 hours a day, a number that may seem daunting for some. Thankfully, meeting this goal doesn’t have to be difficult. Here’s how you can hit that quota consistently.


10 Home Remedies for Toothaches

February 8, 2024

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person with toothache holding cheek

Dealing with a toothache can be uncomfortable and is never a pleasant situation to find your smile in. While it’s important to see a dentist for proper treatment as soon as possible, there are fortunately some things that you can do at home to help ease the pain and swelling. Continue reading as we explore 10 home remedies that can provide temporary relief until you can get to the dentist.


4 Things That Can Cause Irritated Gums

January 11, 2024

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person pointing to their gums

Ensuring the health of your gums is essential for overall oral wellness, and any signs of discomfort or irritation should not be overlooked. Identifying the possible reasons behind irritated gums is key to addressing the issue promptly and maintaining a vibrant smile. Delve into the following to uncover four common causes of gum irritation and learn effective strategies for alleviating discomfort while fostering excellent gum health.


How Will Your Dentist Prepare Your Tooth for a CEREC Crown?

December 19, 2023

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CEREC crown being placed on a prepared tooth

With a CEREC crown, your dentist can restore the size, shape, and appearance of your damaged tooth in just one visit. However, before the restoration can be placed, the tooth in question will need to be prepared first. To help make sure that you’re ready for your CEREC appointment, here are the steps your dentist will follow to get your tooth ready for your crown as well as what you can expect to happen afterward.


4 Holiday Hors D’oeuvres Ideas That Are Tooth-Friendly

November 17, 2023

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Family gathered at dinner table for the holidaysThe holidays are here! Besides celebrating reasons to be thankful and shopping for the perfect gifts, food is also an exciting aspect of the season. You’ll be surrounded by several mouth-watering meals and snacks, which can add a couple of inches to your waistline. However, they can also harm your dental health. If you have an upcoming holiday event, here are 4 tooth-friendly appetizers that will draw in a crowd.


A Closer Look at Dental Implants & Their Modern Benefits

October 3, 2023

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a dentist holding a hologram of a dental implant

Dental implants have been heralded as the gold standard of tooth replacement for quite some time, and this isn’t a hollow nickname by any means. These nifty restorations are capable of replacing lost teeth in terms of look, feel, and functionality—allowing patients to experience a noticeable boost to their quality of life! And believe it or not, they have quite a storied past and have come a pretty far way to evolve into the accomplished tooth-replacement solution they are today. Keep reading to learn more about dental implants and a few of their awesome modern benefits!


3 Good Reasons Not To Buy Invisalign Online

September 19, 2023

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Blurry image of woman over white background holding up Invisalign with 2 fingers in the foreground

In our technological world today, everything we want can be ours with the click of a button! This can be somewhat risky when you’re shopping online for dental treatments, like Invisalign. This popular alternative to metal braces comes with many advantages. The clear aligner trays are less visibly noticeable, and treatment usually is completed faster than with the traditional method. It can be tempting to expedite it further and skip the dentist altogether!

Because the internet makes everything so easily accessible, many patients have turned to virtual shopping to purchase their aligner trays. This comes with risks, however! Keep reading to learn 3 good reasons why you shouldn’t buy aligners online.


How Can I Deal With a Toothache When I’m Trying to Sleep?

August 11, 2023

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Distressed woman tries to sleep

Toothaches are like mosquitos in two ways: they are extremely bothersome and seem a lot more active at night. In fact, many people don’t even notice they have them until it is time to go to bed, and trying to fall asleep with one can be quite an ordeal. Dentist’s offices are not typically 24-hour businesses, so you’ll probably have to wait until morning to make your emergency dental appointment. Until then, here are some at-home toothache remedies that will hopefully get you through the night.


How Does Fluoride Help My Teeth?

July 13, 2023

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Toothbrush and toothpaste

Believe it or not, you are surrounded by fluoride. It is a naturally occurring mineral found in bones, teeth, air, water, soil, plants, and rocks. Since it helps to prevent dental cavities by strengthening enamel, it is commonly used in dentistry and dental hygienic products. A tiny level of it is also maintained in many of the public water supplies of the United States and other countries, and in some parts of the world, drinking water is naturally high in fluoride. Read on to learn about how fluoride is used to keep your teeth healthy.

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