Graduate to a Nicer Smile: 4 Cosmetic Dental Services for Graduating Students

April 11, 2024

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Arms holding and throwing graduation caps

The school year is winding down now that it’s nearly May. A lot of teens and young adults are eager for their study-free summer. That said, your child may still have another task ahead: Graduation! They’ll want to celebrate well if they’re about to get their high school or college degree. Luckily, you can help your graduate look fabulous for their walk across the stage. Try gifting them one (or more) of these cosmetic dental services for graduating students.

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Getting Unstuck: 4 Foods That Can Get Between Your Teeth and What to Do About It

March 23, 2024

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hands getting popcorn at the movies

On a first date, you want to make a good impression. You may even spend more time than usual getting ready or worry about awkward pauses in the conversation. However, you worry most of all about a piece of food sliding in between your teeth and get stuck there at dinner or at the movie. You fear all they’ll see is that unattractive bit in your smile! To avoid disaster on your date, learn about the foods that could cause this uncomfortable scenario and what to do about it.

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Breath Mints or Chewing Gum: Which Is Best?

March 8, 2024

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Someone chewing gum

After a big meal it’s common to seek relief for less-than-fresh breath. Many people instinctively reach for a breath mint, assuming it’s a harmless solution. However, not all breath fresheners are created equal, especially when it comes to their impact on dental health. Let’s explore the nuances between breath mints and chewing gum, and determine which option is better for your teeth.

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The Evolution of Dental Implants: A Journey Through Time

February 22, 2024

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3D render of a dental implant

Dental implants have come a long way from their primitive beginnings to become a cornerstone of modern dentistry. This journey through time reveals not only the ingenuity of our ancestors but also the remarkable advancements in technology and understanding of human biology that have shaped the development of dental implants.

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Are Antibiotics Used To Treat Gum Disease?

February 11, 2024

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Picture of an antibiotic

Gum disease is unfortunately incredibly common, with around 50% of adults having the condition to a certain extent. This disease is a consequence of bacterial buildup, which means that a large portion of a dentist’s work comes down to properly managing bacterial infection.

That being the case, you might wonder whether antibiotics have any role to play in oral medicine. The answer is yes, though the nature of their use can be a little bit complicated to explain. Here’s what you should know if you’re curious.

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What Can Laser Dentistry Do for Me?

January 26, 2024

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Dentist smiles

For a long time, people thought lasers were just for sci-fi movies and top-secret government research, but today, lasers are routinely used at your local dentist’s office. As dental technology has continued to improve over the years, laser dentistry has become a more accepted and common dental care method. Here’s a brief guide to laser dentistry and the many health benefits it can provide to a patient.

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Why Does My Dentist Check My Blood Pressure Before a Routine Appointment?

January 12, 2024

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Dentist smiles

If you’re not quite sure why your dentist takes your blood pressure before appointments, you’re not alone. After all, dentists treat teeth and gums, so why should they be concerned with how hard your heart is working? The truth is that taking patients’ blood pressure is an important part of a dental checkup or procedure that has helped many patients become healthier or catch cardiovascular problems in their early stages. Here’s why taking your blood pressure is such a crucial stage of your dental appointments.

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Toothy Tenacity: 3 New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Your Smile

December 26, 2023

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Notebook with New Year's Resolutions on a table with holiday decor

2024 is just around the corner and seemingly everyone is boasting about their resolutions to be happier and healthier in the new year. Whether you hope to save more money or shed a few pounds, now’s the perfect time to reflect on the changes you’d like to make in your life. Don’t forget to include your dental health on the list of things you’d like to improve! If you’re looking for ideas, keep reading for 3 resolutions that will keep your smile happy all year.

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Do Your Teeth Look a Little Gray? Here’s Why That Can Happen

December 13, 2023

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Woman thinks something over

Barring those affected by a few uncommon genetic conditions, human teeth are naturally a slightly yellowish shade of off-white. While it’s perfectly normal for teeth not to be perfectly white, some people might notice that their teeth are taking on a grayish tone. In some cases, a patient might notice that a single tooth is going gray while the others retain their normal color. Here’s why your teeth might be turning gray and what a dentist can do to treat these issues.

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Invisible Gaps, Visible Consequences: Why Unseen Teeth Still Matter

November 29, 2023

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A dentist explaining a dental implant to a patient

Losing a tooth is never great, especially if it’s at the front of your mouth. A visible gap in your smile can cause embarrassment and feelings of self-doubt. In fact, you’d probably prefer to lose a tooth near the back of your mouth, right? At least then no one will see it. Well, that comes with its own set of problems, some more severe than aesthetics. A dental implant may be the solution.

If you want to learn more about how a lost tooth affects your dental health, continue reading.

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