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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.


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.


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!


A Quick Guide to Talking with Dentures

October 28, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lacey Ansara @ 7:16 pm
Woman with dentures smiling

To form words, your tongue makes a series of distinct movements against the back of your teeth. So, whether you’re saying hello to your coworkers in the morning or saying “I love you” to your spouse at night, you have your teeth to thank! Naturally, there will be a slight learning curve when you transition to dentures. After all, your mouth needs some time to adjust from the muscle memory it’s had in place for years. Don’t worry – you can minimize the learning curve with these tips!


You Asked, We Answered: What Could Cause a Dental Bridge to Fail?

August 17, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lacey Ansara @ 7:01 pm
Dentist and dental assistant showing patient X-ray

Are you one of the 178 million people in the U.S. who are struggling with tooth loss? The good news is that the gaps in your smile don’t have to be permanent. Dental bridges are one of the many tooth replacement solutions that can replace one tooth or several teeth in a row, restoring the look and function of your smile in the process. Plus, they can last for well over a decade with proper care! To learn the common causes of dental bridge failure (and how to prevent it), read on.


Is There a Black Line By Your Dental Crown? Here’s Why!

June 22, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lacey Ansara @ 4:57 pm
Man looking at teeth in dentist's mirror

Did you know that roughly 90% of Americans have had at least one cavity by their 21st birthday? So, if one or more of your teeth have been treated with a dental crown to address decay or damage, you’re certainly not alone. In addition to being incredibly durable, one of the reasons this tooth-restoring solution is so popular is because it’s extremely lifelike. So, why is there a noticeable black line around your dental crown? To learn the answer, keep reading!


3 Dangers of DIY Teeth Whitening

April 14, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lacey Ansara @ 8:03 pm
Woman with glasses covering her mouth in shock

Over the years, have your teeth begun to look more yellow than white? Whether it’s due to your love of coffee or is simply a part of the natural aging process, it’s important to know that there are ways to correct stubborn dental discoloration. DIY teeth whitening is not one of them. Although the convenience factor may be tempting, there are actually several dangers associated with this method that could be costly for your oral health and your wallet. To learn more, read on!


Can Turmeric Be Used to Whiten Teeth?

March 18, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lacey Ansara @ 9:22 pm
Closeup of turmeric on spoon

Are your once-white teeth looking yellow and discolored now? Naturally, you may turn to the internet for a solution. Unfortunately, there are lots of recommendations that aren’t effective or mouth-healthy, like brushing with activated charcoal. A recent “tip” that has been circulating social media is adding turmeric to your oral hygiene regimen. But is turmeric for teeth whitening safe or reliable? Keep reading to find out!


5 Seemingly Harmless Snacks That Easily Chip Teeth

January 27, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lacey Ansara @ 7:27 pm
Man with chipped tooth in Webster covering his mouth

Did you know that tooth enamel is the hardest material in the human body, even harder than bones? They certainly need to be tough enough to withstand all the chewing we do on a daily basis. That’s part of the reason most people don’t think too much about what they’re gnawing on until there’s a loud CRACK and they find themselves with a chipped tooth! If you want to avoid an unnecessary trip to your emergency dentist with a chipped smile, it’s important to know what foods to avoid. Read on as we cover five seemingly harmless snacks that are dangerous for your pearly whites and why chipped teeth are so important to treat.


Here’s Why Teeth Whitening Is the Perfect Gift Idea

November 24, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lacey Ansara @ 3:33 pm
Friend giving a perfectly wrapped gift

The holiday season is filled with twinkly lights, festive music, and copious amounts of delicious foods. However, some people struggle with another important component: finding the perfect present. If you’re on the hunt for a thoughtful gift for a loved one who seemingly has everything, here are a few reasons to consider giving the gift of a bright smile with a teeth whitening treatment!

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