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True or False: Is Sugar Bad for Your Teeth?

July 13, 2021

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sugar in spoon on table

It’s no secret that sugar is bad for your teeth – but exactly how bad is it? After all, it’s hard to avoid it when sweet treats are everywhere! The good news is that you don’t have to cut it out of your diet completely. A slice of cake at the occasional birthday party won’t completely destroy your teeth. But like most things, you must only consume sweets in moderation. Read on as we discuss how sugar impacts oral health and tips for beating a craving.

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Desensitizing Toothpastes: How Do They Work & When Are They Necessary?

June 18, 2021

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a person brushing their teeth in a bathroom

According to a survey of dental offices across the United States, an estimated one in eight adults experiences dental sensitivity. This issue can be caused by enamel erosion, an untreated cavity, or even genetic predisposition, and while some of these cases require treatment from a dentist, others can be remedied by desensitizing toothpastes. Read on to learn how this special oral hygiene product works and how to tell if it can benefit you.

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If You Notice This, Your Dental Implant May be Failing

May 8, 2021

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woman experiencing painful dental implant failure

Dental implantation provides a way to regain the functionality and smile aesthetics that you’ve been missing. Better yet, the procedure boasts a 95% success rate. On rare occasions, an implant will fail. Thus, you need to know what the signs are so that you can take swift and effective action. Continue reading to learn about the common indicators of dental implant failure.

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Experience the Difference with Implant-Retained Dentures

March 6, 2021

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Digital model of implant-retained dentures.If you’ve suffered significant tooth loss, dentures are a convenient option to complete your smile. They’ve undergone several improvements over the years to enhance their fit and function; however, they’ll always have their limitations. You’ve heard implant-retained dentures can solve the disadvantages of a traditional prosthesis, but do they really make a difference? Yes! Here are 5 amazing benefits of supporting your denture with dental implants.

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Why Is the End of the Year Perfect to Start Invisalign?

November 23, 2020

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Woman with Invisalign

Who doesn’t want to have a straight smile? While many of us aren’t born with perfectly aligned teeth, with modern dental technology, there are several different options to choose from so you can work towards straightening your pearly whites. Invisalign is becoming more popular because it does just that without forcing the patient to endure a mouthful of metal brackets and wires for who knows how long. Continue reading to learn why it is probably a good idea to get started with your treatment before the end of the year.

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My Tooth Has Fallen Out – What Can I Do to Save It?

December 16, 2019

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young couple having snowball fight It’s a bitterly cold, snowy day in Brandon, but you and your partner decide to make the most of it by having a snowball fight. As the two of you relive your childhood and have loads of fun, something happens; one of your teeth is knocked out after you’re pelted in the face. Suddenly, you have a dental emergency on your hands, and you need to act quickly. By doing so, you won’t have to settle for a gap in your smile, and you can have your oral health fully restored? Read on to learn what to do about your missing tooth.

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How Vaping Can Destroy Your Smile

September 20, 2019

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VapingAs you’ve probably heard on the news, vaping – the use of e-cigarettes – is not quite the safe alternative to traditional cigarettes that it was claimed to be. In fact, when it comes to oral health, many of the effects are similar to that of traditional tobacco products. If you’ve been thinking of taking up vaping, here’s why it could be a dangerous mistake for your smile.

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6 Secrets to Better Flossing

August 3, 2019

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flossing woman

Most of us don’t floss nearly as much as we should. Maybe we don’t think we have time for it, maybe it hurts our gums, or maybe we just don’t feel like it. However, using dental floss every day is so crucial to your oral health that there’s no excuse not to do it. It’s really simple to get into the habit, especially if you follow these 6 steps from a dentist to make the most out of flossing.

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Dental Implants—The Best Option For Replacing Missing Teeth

May 31, 2019

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person smilingHas your dental bridge reached its maximum lifespan or is it starting to fail? Flossing around your bridge is a headache, and you’d like to simplify your life. You’ve also noticed you natural teeth that hold your restoration in place are left defenseless to decay. The American Academy of Implant Dentistry recommends replacing your outdated restoration with one of the most advanced dental procedures, dental implants. They’re a long-lasting stable solution to missing teeth that aren’t just aesthetically pleasing, but they’re also great for your health. Learn why replacing your bridge with dental implants is the preferred option below. (more…)

The 3 Leading Contributors to Dental Implants Failing

March 18, 2019

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older man smiling eating appleWhen it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are considered to be the “gold standard.” That’s because they are surgically inserted into the underlying jawbone, and they function like teeth roots. While the process has an overall success rate of 95%, the longevity of a dental implant depends greatly on how well it’s cared for. So to maintain your smile for years to come, learn about the top 3 contributors to premature implant failure.

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