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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.


Is it Worth It to Replace Metal Amalgam Fillings With Mercury In Them?

June 22, 2023

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3-D diagram of dental fillings

If you have an old filling in your mouth, it’s likely that it’s made out of metal amalgam. This was the standard for a very long time due to this material’s durability and malleability.

However, metal amalgam has largely fallen out of favor over the last few decades. Part of that is due to the rise of more advanced materials, but a large contributor is the common use of mercury in these metal fillings.

If you have one of those, hearing that may make you wonder if it’s worth replacing. If you’re curious, here’s what you should know about the prospect of upgrading your dental fillings.


Dental Products that Can Help the Environment

April 5, 2023

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someone cradling a sapling

Earth Day is April 22, and the point of this day is to re-evaluate the impact that each of us is having on the planet. You may not think that has much to do with dentistry, but you would be wrong—how you take care of your teeth on a daily basis can potentially have a huge impact on the environment.

Thankfully, there are all kinds of dental products that have more earth-friendly alternatives. Here are a few examples.


How Can Ozone Therapy Help with Receding Gums?

March 15, 2023

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Illustration of gum recession that may be treatable with ozone therapy

A degree of gum recession is normal as people age. However, some circumstances can speed up the recession, causing it to become so severe that the sensitive tooth roots beneath the gums are exposed. What is often responsible for this problem, and how can you put a stop to it? Read on below to learn how ozone therapy can help with receding gums.


5 Ways that Dental Implants Can Boost Your Confidence

February 12, 2023

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a woman smiling at her dental implants in the mirror

Did you know that almost half of Americans are missing at least one tooth? According to the American College of Prosthodontists, roughly 178 million Americans lack at least one pearly of their whites. Unfortunately, a gapped smile affects your appearance, resulting in a hit to your self-esteem. Here are five ways that dental implants can not only restore your beautiful smile but your confidence too!


3 Reasons to Schedule a Dental Checkup Early In the Year

January 12, 2023

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a patient undergoing a dental checkup in Murphy

Now that you’re in the new year, you may have plenty of events planned out over the upcoming months. Whether you’re planning to hit the gym more often or travel outside the country, one thing you shouldn’t neglect is your oral health. Not only will this help you prevent more serious issues later on, but you’ll also be able to enjoy a healthier smile in the long run. Keep reading to learn three reasons why you should schedule your next dental checkup at the start of the year.

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