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How Can Losing Teeth Change the Shape of Your Face?

August 26, 2023

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Close-up of mouth with a missing tooth

Some of the effects of tooth loss are immediately obvious, such as having trouble speaking clearly or chewing your food. Other consequences will only be apparent after your teeth have been missing for some time without being replaced. In particular, losing teeth can actually have an impact on the shape of your face; your dentist is here to explain why this happens as well as how dental implants can help solve the problem.

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How Can You Tell If Dental Implants Are Failing?

July 12, 2023

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a man thinking about how dental implants can fail

You’ve finally received your dental implants to rebuild a missing tooth, allowing you to enjoy a complete smile again. While the treatment is known to have an incredibly high success rate, there’s still a rare chance that they can develop complications. Whether you’ve had them for several weeks or a few years, the possibility of failure exists, and you’ll want to know what to do if issues start to occur. Keep reading to learn what causes this situation, the common symptoms of a failed dental implant, and how you can preserve your newly rebuilt smile.

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Does It Hurt to Get Dental Implants?

June 3, 2023

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dental implants against a green background

Millions of Americans struggle with tooth loss, but fortunately, options like dental implants exist for the sole purpose of replacing lost pearly whites in terms of look, feel, and functionality. However, when it comes to dental implant placement, many patients have reasonable concerns about pain—after all, it is technically a surgical procedure. But whether you’re receiving a single implant or multiple, your dentist will always prioritize your comfort, and you don’t have to worry about pain at all. Keep reading to learn more about dental implants and their placement process, along with some useful tips for ensuring a smooth and painless recovery!

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Can I Wear Dentures If I’ve Been Without Teeth for a While?

May 3, 2023

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a closeup of a patient with dentures

Dentures are one of the most popular and accessible options available for replacing missing teeth, and countless generations of patients have turned toward the prosthetics to restore lost pearly whites and upgrade their quality of life. That said, if you’re thinking about replacing your lost teeth with dentures, you might be wondering if they are still an option if you’ve been without teeth for several years. Here’s more from your dentist about why you’re still in luck!

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Nutrition and Dental Implants: What You Should Know

April 12, 2023

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woman eating healthy salad

Dental implants are one of the most popular solutions for missing teeth. Since they provide patients with functional and aesthetic benefits, it’s no surprise they’re considered the gold standard of tooth replacement. By maintaining a healthy diet, you can positively impact the longevity of your newly rebuilt smile. Read on to learn about the importance of making the right dietary choices and some nutrition tips to keep in mind.

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Helpful Tips for Preventing Dry Sockets Following Tooth Extractions

March 3, 2023

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a woman in pain due to a dry socket

When you undergo tooth extractions, your dentist or oral surgeon will provide you with a detailed set of post-op instructions to follow, to ensure that the inside of your mouth heals without issue. Following these instructions is paramount, as they protect the regenerative blood clots that form over the sockets—and if things go south, you might end up with a painful dry socket! Continue reading below to learn a few helpful tips from your dentist about how to protect yourself from this uncomfortable issue that can occur following tooth extractions.

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4 Causes of Morning Breath & How to Treat Them

February 14, 2023

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Morning breath, which is a form of halitosis, typically begins from bacteria in the mouth. These bacteria break down those particles, which leaves foul-smelling chemicals in your mouth. This can cause you to feel self-conscious about how your breath smells when you first wake up in the morning. There are several potential causes of morning breath, so keep reading to learn about four common ones and what you can do to combat them.

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What Do I Do After Getting a Crown?

June 6, 2022

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Woman at consultation for a dental crown A dental crown is a versatile treatment that can improve the health, function, and appearance of a tooth. It’s a standard procedure with virtually no recovery; however, your dentist will have a few aftercare instructions to ensure the long-term success of your restoration. With the right care, your crown can last for a decade or longer. 

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Discover the Evolution of Dental Implants

April 6, 2022

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Model used for dental implantsSociety attributes a beautiful smile to success, youth, and confidence. Unfortunately, 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth; however, an incomplete smile isn’t a modern aesthetic concern. Ancient civilizations tried their hand at replacing their lost teeth. Early tooth replacement methods paved the way for the most successful dental prosthetic to date. Here’s how dental implants have evolved throughout the centuries to become the most reliable method of treating missing teeth.

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3 Types of Tooth Stains and How to Reduce Them

March 4, 2022

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Stained teeth

While it’s natural for staining to occur over time, it is still one of the main reasons why people are self-conscious about their smile. Tooth stains occur for a variety of different reasons, and they aren’t all created equally, so they can’t all be addressed in the same way either. Continue reading to learn about the different types of discoloration of the teeth as well as some of the ways you can reduce the appearance of them.

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