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6 Bad Habits to Avoid with Dental Implants

December 8, 2021

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person biting their nails in Brandon

Dental implants are the most advanced and stable tooth replacement option on the market. Since they fuse with the bone in the jaw through osseointegration, they are permanent and allow you to gain back at least 80% of your bite power. Though dental implants can last a lifetime, you have to take care of them properly and avoid bad habits that can damage them or cause them to fail. Read on to learn about six common bad habits that you should stop doing to make your dental implants last.


3 Reasons to Take Advantage of Dental Insurance

October 8, 2021

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Woman at dentist using her dental insuranceThe American Dental Association (ADA) reports 59% of adults have private dental insurance; however, only 2.8% meet or exceed their annual benefits. Despite paying monthly premiums, 53% of adults believe they don’t need dental care while 44% of people feel they can’t afford to see a dentist. If you’re not using your dental insurance, you’re throwing money down the drain. Your monthly investment gives you access to reduced rates for the services your smile needs. Here are 3 advantages of using your dental benefits to lower your long-term oral health costs.


Can I Get Invisalign on Just My Top Teeth?

September 3, 2021

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Top teeth Invisalign aligner next to white impressions

Are your top teeth crooked but your bottom teeth perfectly fine? You may be wondering if you can get Invisalign on just your top teeth. While single row adjustments with Invisalign are possible, there are some risks involved. Keep reading to learn more about how Invisalign treatment works, the complications that can arise from straightening only top teeth, and how an experienced dentist can help you reach your smile goals.


5 Things You Should Know About Getting Invisalign

August 22, 2021

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Invisalign aligner on dental moldAre you ready to begin your journey to a straight, beautiful smile? That’s great! 1 in 5 orthodontic patients is over the age of 18 thanks to less noticeable treatments, like clear aligners. While Invisalign is a discreet, convenient, and comfortable alternative to metal braces, you’re going to need to make a few adjustments to your lifestyle. Here are 5 things you should know before getting your aligners.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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