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How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

December 18, 2020

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dental implant

Are you missing teeth? You aren’t alone. So are 178 million Americans. Fortunately, there are several different tooth replacement options out there. One preferred option by patients and dentists alike is dental implants because of their many benefits. But how long do dental implants last? Continue reading to learn more about their lifespan and how you can lengthen it.

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7 Types of Tooth Pain That You Shouldn’t Ignore

December 3, 2020

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Man with tooth pain

Have you been suffering from a toothache? This could mean that it’s time for you to head to the emergency dentist to get it looked at. Afterall, tooth pain isn’t something that should be taken lightly. It usually means that something isn’t quite right in the mouth, and it could even become worse over time, meaning that you may end up needing a more costly and invasive procedure in the future. Here are some different types of tooth pain you certainly shouldn’t be ignoring and why.

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Don’t Let These 5 Holiday Foods Ruin Your Teeth

November 17, 2020

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smiling woman biting into a candy cane

As the holiday season approaches, many of us are looking forward to traditions like spending time with family members, exchanging gifts, and most importantly, enjoying delicious food! Keep in mind, however, that indulging in too many unhealthy holiday foods can result in annoying cavities, or, even worse, a dental emergency. Being mindful of what you put on your plate can keep your smile healthy throughout the holiday season and into the new year. Here are five popular holiday foods you should avoid in order to protect your teeth.

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Can Dental Implants Save You Money in the Long Run?

November 2, 2020

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tooth in one hand and coins in the other

Are you thinking about getting your missing teeth replaced with dental implants? If so, you have most likely done some research and discovered that typically, dental implant cost is much higher than traditional options like dentures and bridges. However, more than five million dental implants are placed every year, making them one of the most popular ways to replace lost teeth. In fact, thanks to their long-term benefits, you might spend even less money down the road. Keep reading to learn how dental implants can save you money in the long run.

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Should I Brush My Teeth Before or After Breakfast?

October 22, 2020

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Woman brushing her teeth

For years, the American Dental Association has encouraged the public to brush twice a day to keep their oral health in pristine condition. To ensure this best practice is never skipped, many Americans choose to brush their teeth while they are getting ready for the day and winding down for the evening. But what if you’re completing your dental care regimen at the wrong part of your morning routine? Read on for why you should be brushing your teeth before breakfast!

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4 Habits to Avoid with Dental Implants

October 8, 2020

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Closeup of woman biting her nails

Dental implants are state-of-the-art tooth replacement options that are crafted from the highest quality materials for maximum durability. However, to ensure they last 20+ years, it is crucial to care for them properly. While priority number one is a solid oral hygiene routine, it is equally as important to avoid bad habits that leave them vulnerable to cracks or chips. Read on for four behaviors to stop to prolong their lifespan!

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These Two Drinks Can Help Fight Against Cavities!

September 3, 2020

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Green tea

Chances are that you’ve had a cavity or two at some point in your life. With proper oral hygiene and being careful about the things you eat and drink, you can prevent them from occurring in the future. But did you know that a couple popular beverages also help to combat tooth decay? That’s right – coffee and green tea have shown to protect your teeth against cavities. Continue reading to learn more from your dentist about why this is and the other benefits of the beverages.

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6 Good Oral Habits to Start Today!

August 20, 2020

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Woman pointing to her white smile

Did you know that 44% of people worldwide have untreated tooth decay? However, the shocking statistics don’t stop there. Roughly 30% of seniors have no natural teeth, up to 90% of schoolchildren have tooth decay, and 91% of Americans have had at least one cavity by their 21st birthday. With these statistics in mind, it is safe to say that our dental hygiene routine needs an upgrade. Therefore, a dentist is sharing six good oral health habits to start today!

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4 Reasons to Schedule Your Routine Dental Appointment Today

August 6, 2020

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Female patient at routine dental appointment

Did you know roughly 48% of American adults don’t visit the dentist at least once a year? Between busy schedules, dental phobias, and the current pandemic, many patients find themselves consistently postponing their routine checkups. However, your bi-yearly appointments serve an important purpose for your oral and overall health! Read on for four reasons to schedule a visit to your dentist today.

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Why Is Flossing So Important for Your Dental Health?

July 22, 2020

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Woman flossing

It has been drilled into your head since you were a child that flossing is an important part of keeping your teeth clean. This isn’t just because it can help you remove food debris that is stuck in between. There is a multitude of benefits of taking a minute to floss every day when you brush your teeth. Continue reading to learn more from your dentist about the benefits of flossing.

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