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DIY Denture Relines: Are They a Good Idea?

November 29, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 9:25 pm
Dental team member holding full set of dentures

After your natural teeth are removed, your body begins a process known as resorption. Basically, because your jawbone is no longer being stimulated by your tooth roots, the bone begins to shrink and weaken. Over time, resorption can change the shape of the jaw so much that your dentures no longer fit properly. When that happens, you will need to get your prosthetic relined. Most people rely on their dentist for this service, but others try to do it on their own. Are DIY denture relines a good idea? Read this blog post to discover some important information.


5 Problems Caused by Ill-Fitting Dentures

October 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 5:33 pm
Frowning senior man with oral pain

Dentures should fit snugly and comfortably on your gums. After you adapt to them, they should feel like a normal and natural extension of your body. But what if they do not fit well? You could end up facing a number of bothersome complications. What problems can be caused by ill-fitting dentures? This blog post explains a few.


Use These Tips to Take Good Care of Your Dentures

September 23, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 8:29 pm
Smiling senior man pointing at his dentures

Dentures are a practical and time-honored way to address tooth loss; they have helped generations of patients to enjoy more confident smiles and a more balanced diet. Still, if you want your prosthetic teeth to serve you well, you have to take good care of them. How can you do that? Here are some practical tips:


Reminder: Get Your Child a Mouthguard for the New School Year!

August 24, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 11:28 pm
High school football player holding football

The new school year is here! Are you excited to watch your child participate in school sports? No doubt, you want your son or daughter to be safe as they are developing team skills and enjoying the physical benefits of regular exercise. Therefore, you should strongly consider getting your child a mouthguard for the new school year. Why are mouthguard so important? This blog post explains.


How Long Do Dental Bridges Last?

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 10:50 pm
Illustration of three-unit dental bridge for lower arch

A fixed dental bridge offers an excellent way to replace a lost tooth. It can be natural-looking, sturdy, and highly functional. But how long do dental bridges last? Are they worth the money? Indeed, you can expect your restoration to endure for at least several years. This blog post discusses the average lifespan of dental bridges and provides some tips on how you can help yours to stand the test of time.


How to Make Brushing and Flossing a Daily Habit

July 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 4:45 pm
Father and son flossing their teeth

In all the busyness of daily life, it can be easy to forget about small but important details. For example, despite their best intentions, some people do not brush and floss their teeth as often as they should. Other people let good oral hygiene slip by the wayside because they are overwhelmed with everything else that is going on in their life. How can you make brushing and flossing a daily habit? Here are a few tips:


Why Do Toothaches Get Worse at Night?

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 4:13 pm
Man sitting up in bed, suffering from toothache

Sleep is vital for good health. If you fail to get enough of it, your overall wellness and your quality of life are bound to suffer. Unfortunately, a toothache could prevent you from getting the shuteye you need to feel your best. The pain might even be worse at night than it was throughout the day! Why do toothaches get worse at night? This blog post talks about a few possible reasons.


5 Tips for Preventing Dental Emergencies during Summer Vacation

June 20, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 12:12 am
Happy family taking selfie during summer vacation

Do you have plans for an upcoming getaway? The last thing you want is for a toothache or other urgent oral health problem to ruin your vacation. How can you avoid such a situation and keep your smile healthy? Use these tips for preventing dental emergencies during summer vacation:


Soak Up the Sun for a Healthier Smile!

June 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 12:08 am
Woman on beach, soaking up the sun

Sometimes, the sun gets a bad rap. There are a lot of warnings out there about how overexposure to sunlight can cause burns and even increase the risk of cancer. However, while it is true that you want to avoid overdoing it on your exposure to the sun’s rays, it is also important to keep in mind that sunlight isn’t all bad. In fact, soaking up some sun can actually help you to enjoy a healthier smile! This blog post discusses how that is the case.


A Guide to Recovering from Dental Crown Placement

May 25, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 5:29 pm
Dental patient smiling after receiving new crown

Has your dentist informed you that you need a dental crown? Understandably, you might be a little nervous about the road ahead. Will you be uncomfortable after the procedure? How will the crown feel in your mouth? How should you care for your new restoration? Read this guide to recovering from dental crown placement to discover helpful information.

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