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Are Antibiotics Before Dental Work Necessary?

January 11, 2024

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Pink pills on yellow backgroundIf you require dental work, like root canal therapy, you might be surprised if your dentist has recommended a round of antibiotics before your procedure. No one wants to overuse antibiotics, but they were recommended for patients with certain health issues.

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Recognizing the Warning Signs of Gingivitis

December 21, 2023

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Woman pulling down lip to show inflamed gums

Many adults in the United States have gingivitis, which is the earliest form of gum disease. This condition is reversible, but in far too many cases, it is left untreated because people don’t even realize that they have it and don’t take the proper action to address it. For the sake of your oral health, it is vital that you learn about the warning signs of gingivitis – as well as what steps you can take to deal with it.

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Color Cues: How Do Dentists Match Hues?

November 14, 2023

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Dentist and associate hold a shade guide to the teeth of a man in a pale blue suit

If you’ve ever experienced a root canal or had a severely decayed tooth, your dentist probably capped the site with a dental crown after repairing the damage. Typically, it’s made of a highly durable composite resin material that looks and feels like an authentic tooth. Your dentist can even customize it to match your natural pearly whites.

Despite this, some patients worry that their dental work will be noticeably visible. Because of the methods used to decide the hue, however, this isn’t really something to be concerned about. Keep reading to learn more about the process so you can see why your dental crown will be a perfect match!

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The Vital Importance of Early Detection in Oral Health

October 4, 2023

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Patient talking to their dentist

Oral health is often underestimated in its significance, but it plays a pivotal role in our overall well-being. A healthy mouth not only allows us to eat and speak comfortably but also contributes to our self-esteem and quality of life. However, maintaining good oral health isn’t just about daily brushing and flossing; it also involves early detection of oral health problems. In this blog, we will explore why early detection of oral health problems is so crucial.

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Can You Be Too Old to Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

September 13, 2023

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Man with tooth pain

If wisdom teeth are so wise, why do they get kicked out of almost every place they show up? As nice as it’d be for them to stick around, there often just isn’t enough room. Wisdom teeth extractions are common procedures that can spare a patient pain and protect the results of orthodontic treatments, but most people get them removed in early adulthood.

If you’ve finally decided that you’re sick of these troublesome molars when you’re a bit older than that, or if you were never able to have them removed in your youth, then don’t worry! Wisdom teeth can be removed at any age, but the process might be different for patients with more years under their belts. Here’s what you can expect when getting your wisdom teeth removed when you’re past your early twenties.

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Relining Dentures: What is it & How Does it Work?

August 30, 2023

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a person holding a denture

Dentures are life-changing prosthetics that can take your smile from barely to completely functional. That’s why, according to the Simmons National Consumer Survey and U.S. Census data, an estimated 41 million Americans have them! While they’re a reliable, tried-and-true substitute for your natural teeth, they aren’t able to grow and change alongside your mouth and bone structure, meaning they’ll need to be refitted, relined, and eventually replaced. Read on to learn what the relining process looks like and how it works.

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Are You a Good Candidate for Sedation Dentistry? Here Are Five Signs

July 13, 2023

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Woman with anxious questioning expression.

Since dentists have been using nitrous oxide (also called laughing gas) for almost two centuries, sedation dentistry is nothing new. Many people feel a great deal of stress and anxiety over routine dental appointments. In fact, an estimated 9% to 15% of Americans skip scheduling dental appointments for that very reason. In some cases, sedation dentistry is a solution to dental anxiety. Read on for five signs that sedation dentistry might be right for you.

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Reasons to See Your Dentist Before Summer Vacation

June 9, 2023

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family playing on a beach

If you’re going on a vacation this summer, you probably have a checklist of everything you need to prepare before you go. Thankfully, there’s one thing you can do to take something off of your mind—see your dentist before you go.

By getting a checkup before you go, you can enjoy your vacation to the fullest. Here’s how your dentist can help you do that.

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Before We Begin: Surgeries that May Precede Dental Implant Treatment

May 5, 2023

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a dental implant in someone’s mouth

If you’ve been to the dentist to discuss tooth replacement options, you may have been convinced to give dental implants a try. It’s only natural: they’re strong, realistic, and outlast other tooth replacement options by a matter of two to one.

However, dental implants also require a few things to work well, like a healthy jaw. That can mean that you might need to get some kind of surgical procedure before the dental implants can actually be put in. Here are a few examples.

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How to Keep Your Dental Implants in Top Condition with Healthy Foods!

April 28, 2023

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a woman eating healthy foods that are best for her dental implants

Dental implants are considered the best tooth replacement option on the market by the majority of dental professionals. By inserting biocompatible titanium steel posts into the jaw, the entire tooth is replaced from root to crown. This unique feature provides incomparable stability and reliability. Additionally, this advanced tooth loss solution not only looks completely lifelike but returns the full functionality of having a complete set of teeth, such as speaking clearly and eating with ease. But are there certain foods that are best for dental implants? Read on to find out!

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