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True or False: You Can Drink Coffee with Veneers

June 19, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lacey Ansara @ 3:42 pm
Woman smiling while drinking coffee in cafe

There is a reason veneers are widely loved. In fact, there are several! In addition to being able to address multiple dental imperfections at once, this cosmetic dental treatment is relatively easy to maintain, can last for over a decade, and doesn’t require you to completely alter your diet. But can you still drink coffee with veneers? You’ll find the answer below.

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Achoo! How to Protect Your Oral Health During Allergy Season

April 9, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lacey Ansara @ 8:15 pm
Sneezing woman next to flowering tree

Spring is one of the most beautiful and refreshing seasons. Everyone loves to see flowers and sunshine after a long winter! However, springtime is also allergy season. If high pollen counts have you suffering from symptoms like sneezing and nasal congestion, you might feel pretty miserable. To add to your troubles, your seasonal allergies could be indirectly endangering your oral health! How might your allergies do that, and what can you do to protect your smile? This blog post provides some helpful information.

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You Asked, We Answered: Can You Still Get Cavities with Veneers?

February 9, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lacey Ansara @ 3:19 pm
Woman in blazer and glasses wondering

Whether your first consultation is rapidly approaching, or your smile makeover is already complete, you may be wondering if you can get cavities with veneers. After all, the last thing you want is to invest your valuable time and money on your gorgeous grin just to have tooth decay ruin it. Don’t worry – this entire blog is dedicated to how to maintain your healthy, gorgeous smile with veneers!

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5 Simple Ways to Take Care of Your Smile While Traveling for the Holidays

December 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lacey Ansara @ 3:35 pm
Airport with long lines decorated for the holidays

According to the latest census, nearly 68% of Americans will be traveling this November and December – that’s more than 174 million people! Whether you’re planning on catching a flight or taking a road trip out of town, it’s important that you are proactive about maintaining your oral health. For that reason, we’re sharing some simple ways to care for your smile while traveling for the holidays.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Caring for Dentures

October 1, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lacey Ansara @ 11:26 pm
a closeup of a hand holding dentures

Dentures are among the most tried-and-true of all tooth replacement options, having assisted countless patients old and new with restoring their lost pearly whites. In fact, dentures can significantly enhance the quality of life for individuals with missing teeth, restoring their ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. But to ensure that dentures last for several years, precise and particular maintenance is key. Continue reading below to learn a little more about some of the things you should and shouldn’t do while taking care of dentures, if you want to get the most mileage out of them!  

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What You Need to Know About Gray Teeth

August 1, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lacey Ansara @ 5:28 pm
a closeup of a patient showing off their teeth

Even though they’re commonly called your “pearly whites,” teeth aren’t always white in color—sometimes they can retain a yellowish-brown tint, especially if you’re a regular coffee fiend. This is perhaps the most common type of staining; however, it is certainly not the only type. It’s also possible for teeth to turn blue or gray in color, which surprises some patients. Here’s more about a few of the possible causes for this discoloration, along with why turning toward your trustworthy dentist for assistance is a wise move.

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Your Brief Guide to Creating a Dental Emergency Kit

June 1, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lacey Ansara @ 5:23 pm
a dental emergency kit

Life can come at you pretty fast—and sometimes, dental emergencies can happen without discretion and when you least expect them to. There’s no doubt that these situations can be incredibly inconvenient and stressful, but did you know that simply having a dental emergency kit ready to go when the time comes can save you quite a bit of trouble? Here’s more from your emergency dentist about the value of having these supplies within reach when you suffer an expected dental injury.

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What to Expect When Getting a Denture Relined

April 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lacey Ansara @ 5:52 pm
a dental hygienist holding a denture

Dentures are a tried-and-true solution when it comes to tooth replacement, and countless patients with missing teeth have benefitted greatly from these useful restorations over the years. That said, as useful as dentures are, they sadly aren’t meant to last forever; patients can generally get a decade or so of great use out of them before they need to be replaced. However, during this time, dentures also need to be adjusted to ensure a proper fit. Keep reading to learn more about what goes into this process, known as a denture reline, and why it’s needed.

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How Good Dental Health Will Boost Your Dating Life

February 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lacey Ansara @ 11:55 pm
a couple smiling while on a date

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you might be wondering what it’ll take for you to land a date with that special someone in your life. However, there is no magic formula or ultimate strategy for asking somebody out—rather, the secret simply lies in having a bright and healthy smile! Here’s more from your dentist about how prioritizing your dental health is sure to give your dating life a nice boost.

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Wondering How Long Dental Fillings Last? Here’s The Answer!

December 22, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lacey Ansara @ 8:21 pm
Dental mirror examining tooth-colored filling

Thanks to modern dentistry, dental fillings are more lifelike and durable than ever before. As a result, decayed teeth can easily be restored without compromising the look or function of your smile. But how long do they usually last, exactly? To learn the answer, keep reading!

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