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Why Did My Wisdom Teeth Come In Sideways?

March 13, 2024

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Man has oral pain

The wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth to come in, usually emerging in the late teens or early twenties. While some people are fortunate enough to have them emerge normally and healthily, many others experience complications that require these teeth to be extracted. When the wisdom teeth do not emerge from the gums properly, they are considered impacted, and in some cases they can fail to emerge at all, instead growing horizontally in a position parallel to the jawbone. Here’s why this can happen and why it usually makes extractions necessary.


Worth the Wait: How Long Does the Process of Dentures Take?

February 9, 2024

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Dentist and patient discussing dentures

If you’ve been without teeth for some time, getting dentures is a significant step toward restoring your smile. These helpful prosthetics have been a staple of dental technology for decades, and they’ve never been more advanced than now! However, many patients wonder about the timeline when they are considering the denture process for the first time. How long will you have to wait for dentures?

Read on to learn the full denture process and how long you can expect it to take from start to finish.


How Can I Make Sure My Dentures Stay Looking Great?

January 12, 2024

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Many people deal with extensive tooth loss due to aging, tooth decay, illness, or injuries. Dentures have allowed many of them to restore their smiles with high-quality restorations that are amazingly lifelike and incredibly comfortable. While dentures are made out of durable materials, years of use can cause them to develop stains and discoloration. Here are a few ways you can make sure your dentures stay white and bright over the course of their lifespan.


What You Ought To Know Before Using Denture Adhesive

December 8, 2023

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Denture next to a tube of adhesive

If you’re missing most or all of your teeth, getting dentures can make a massive difference in the way that you look and feel every day. However, it can also take some getting used to.

It may surprise you to find that wearing dentures can take practice and involves developing certain skills. One of them is denture adhesive; how, when, why, and how much to use of it. Here’s some information that could be helpful whether you’re new to wearing dentures, or if you’re an old pro.


How Can Dental Implants Help Me Live Longer?

November 10, 2023

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Dental implant

Teeth don’t always get the credit they deserve for everything they do for their owner. They serve functions in speaking, eating, and socializing, and losing many of them can lead to a variety of health issues. Tooth loss can make it difficult to chew the wide variety of foods the body needs to stay healthy, and forgoing getting enough of a necessary nutrient over time can have severe health consequences later on. Here’s how replacing your missing teeth with dental implants can help you live longer.


Habits That Can Make or Break Your Smile with Dental Implants

October 13, 2023

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Smoking is a terrible habit for dental implants

Dental implants have been around since the ancient Egyptians started replacing teeth with ivory and gold wire. The technology has come a long way since then, becoming permanent tooth replacements placed into the jawbone for strength. If you want to keep your implants as long as possible, you may need to break a few habits.

If you’re curious to learn what you might be doing right now that could be impacting the structure around your dental implants, continue reading.


Why Dental Implants May Be an Upgrade to Your Natural Teeth

September 6, 2023

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3D render of a dental implant

Dental implants are one of the most often-recommended methods of replacing missing teeth due to their realism and durability. Dentures and dental bridges are incredible, but by virtually every metric dental implants exceed them.

They’re so incredible that you may begin to wonder whether they’re actually an improvement to your natural teeth. While most dentists wouldn’t recommend pulling out healthy teeth, there are some benefits that dental implants have over enamel. Here are a few examples.


How Do Holistic Dentists Treat Cavities?

August 18, 2023

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Different stages of tooth decayYour oral and general health are closely connected. Various dental problems can increase your risk of certain health issues and vice versa. A holistic dentist supports the mouth and body connection using biocompatible solutions. They create personalized treatment plans using methods that align with your wellness. If you have a cavity, you don’t have to worry about mercury exposure or metal fillings. Here’s how your dentist can treat decay using solutions that support your general health.


What Makes a Holistic Dentist Different?

July 6, 2023

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Woman smiling in the dental chair

When searching for a new dentist, it can sometimes be a challenge to know what to look for. You want to see someone that is skilled, educated, and trusted, but there are so many options to choose from. Holistic dentistry is an alternative to traditional dental care. In the last few years, holistic dentists have become an increasingly popular option when seeking dental treatment. Here’s a little bit about the practice and why you may want to consider choosing one.


Are Bioclear Veneers Right for You?

June 27, 2023

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an enamel shade chart in front of a person's smile

Veneers have long been trusted as the go-to cosmetic solution to address several different types of flaws with a single procedure. Originally crafted from ceramic and porcelain, these restorations are now able to conceal flaws using a new type of dental technology, called Bioclear. With the ability to achieve similar results as traditional veneers, Bioclear veneers are less invasive, offering patients a solution for damaged and discolored teeth that doesn’t involve altering their permanent dental structure. Read on to learn more about the difference between these two types of veneers to find out which one is best for you.

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