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The Truth about Root Canals

April 8, 2023

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3-D diagram of a root canal

For some reason, root canals have gotten a little bit of a bad rap—most people associate them with pain and misery, but that reputation isn’t even remotely deserved! As a matter of fact, there are a lot of misunderstandings about how root canals make people feel. If you have one coming up soon, here’s some more information about them.

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Why Root Canals Are Good News

February 2, 2023

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a patient visiting her dentist for a root canal

If your dentist has recently informed you that your problem tooth is going to need to undergo root canal therapy, you might already be feeling a little anxious about the procedure. But despite anything you’ve heard through the grapevine or seen on television, root canal therapy is actually good news, and you shouldn’t shy away from undergoing the procedure. Keep reading to learn a little more about the process and how it promotes a future healthy smile.

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4 Myths About Root Canal Therapy

January 27, 2023

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Myth busting envelopeIf your dentist has recommended root canal therapy to save a compromised tooth, don’t panic! Let’s face it, the procedure has a bad reputation for being painful, but much of what you’ve heard probably isn’t true. Don’t risk losing your tooth to inaccurate information. Here are the facts behind 4 common root canal myths to calm your nerves and keep an extraction at bay. 

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8 Tips for Eating with New Dentures

January 24, 2023

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Older couple enjoying an outdoor mealDentures have been used for generations to treat tooth loss. Advancements in dentistry allow them to look and feel more natural than ever. Although they are durable and will fit your mouth like a glove, you won’t be able to savor a juicy steak right away. It can take a few days to get used to eating with your new set of teeth. Here are 8 tips to make the transition period easier.

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Busting the Top 5 Common Myths About Dentures

December 15, 2022

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a person holding dentures in McMinnville

Not only can tooth loss impact the appearance of your grin, but it can also affect your overall quality of life. However, dentures can provide the life-changing restorations you need to have a smile you can enjoy. Though they are one of the most popular tooth-replacement options out there, several misconceptions might make you hesitate to receive them. Read on as we debunk some of the common myths about dentures and explain what you should expect from your treatment!

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Keep Your Teeth Safe From These 5 Holiday Foods

December 6, 2022

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example of holiday foods in McMinnville

The holidays are now in full swing! Families across the country are excited about shopping, watching parades, and spending quality time with loved ones. One of the highlights of the season involves chowing down on delicious festive meals and snacks. While many of them are enjoyable, some can be detrimental to your oral health. Read on to learn five holiday foods you should eat in moderation to preserve your pearly whites!

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Are Cranberries Good for Your Oral Health?

November 8, 2022

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a bowl of cranberries in McMinnville

Now that it’s November, most people are excited about having their turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. Along with pumpkin pie, dinner rolls, and stuffing, one of the most popular treats during the holiday season is cranberries. These snacks can add loads of flavor to your meals, but did you know that they can also benefit your smile? Read on to learn how cranberries can improve your oral and overall health!

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5 Holiday Foods You’ll Want to Avoid with Dentures

November 3, 2022

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people eating with dentures in McMinnville

Now that you’re in the holiday season, you’re bound to want to enjoy plenty of delicious meals. However, if this is the first Thanksgiving with your new dentures, you might assume that most of the seasonal dishes are off the table. The good news is that you only have to avoid certain kinds of foods. To keep your dentures safe, here are several holiday foods you should avoid and those you can enjoy!

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Essential Tips on How to Use Denture Adhesive

October 19, 2022

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a person using denture adhesive in McMinnville

Dentures are one of the most popular and reliable ways to restore missing pearly whites. Thanks to advanced dentistry and technology, your dentist can provide you with durable and natural-looking restorations that will allow you to enjoy your full smile again. However, if you want to ensure that your teeth replacements remain firmly in place, you might consider using adhesives for help. Keep reading to learn a few tips on using denture adhesive properly so you can enjoy your new smile!

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Top 3 Frequently Asked Questions About Sedation Dentistry

October 6, 2022

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dentist answering frequently asked questions about sedation dentistry in McMinnville

Do you often hesitate to visit your dentist due to dental-related fear or anxiety? Do you tend to avoid seeking oral care because of a sensitive gag reflex? Are you struggling with neck, head, or jaw discomfort? If so, you might consider undergoing sedation dentistry. These treatment options are designed to help you stay as comfortable as possible throughout your appointment. However, if this is your first time experiencing it, you may want to know more about the process before committing to it. Read on to learn some of the most frequently asked questions about sedation dentistry in McMinnville!

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