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What Foods Should I Avoid After Getting Teeth Whitening?

January 12, 2024

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Coffee

Professional teeth whitening treatments from a dentist have allowed many people to enjoy brighter, shinier smiles after many years of stains and discoloration. These professional treatments deliver results far superior to those of store-bought teeth whitening products and can leave a patient’s smile up to ten shades whiter. However, whitening treatments also make the teeth more vulnerable to developing new stains for a few days afterward until the teeth have had enough time to recover. Here are a few foods to avoid after teeth whitening to keep your new smile shiny and bright.

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Do You Dread the Dentist? Here Are 4 Ways to Overcome Your Fears

December 14, 2023

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patient afraid at the dentist’s office

Having dental anxiety is not uncommon. Many individuals avoid the dentist because of the discomfort they feel while sitting in the chair. Fortunately, there are several ways to help reduce these worries and have a positive experience. Keep reading to learn four unique coping techniques that will help you overcome your fears of visiting the dentist.

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4 Health Benefits of Smiling

November 2, 2023

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group of people smiling at work

If you’ve recently undergone cosmetic dentistry to enhance your smile, you probably know the joy of genuinely loving your grin. Beyond the apparent aesthetic improvements, your smile holds the power to influence how others perceive you. It serves as a reflection of your commitment to both oral and overall well-being, potentially shaping crucial first impressions. Furthermore, your radiant smile can contribute to various aspects of your overall health. Keep reading to delve into four compelling benefits associated with showcasing your smile.

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Guide for Transitioning from Dentures to Dental Implants

October 19, 2023

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Model of implant-supported dentureIf you’re ready to invest in the next best thing to real teeth, dental implants are the solution for you. Implant dentures replace both the tooth roots and the crowns, so your new teeth will have the support of your jawbone. You’ll never have to worry about slipping or irritation again, but that doesn’t mean you can chomp down on a juicy hamburger right away. Here are a few things you can expect when transitioning from traditional dentures to dental implants.

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Teeth You Can Dig: The Long History of Dental Archaeology

September 5, 2023

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Dentist holding a fake skull

From the earliest cave paintings to modern-day documentaries, humanity’s intrigue with its ancestry and evolution remains unquenched. Among the myriad ways we trace our roots, dental archaeology, in tandem with bioarcheology and osteoarchaeology, offers a unique window into our past.

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Can Ignoring a Toothache Be Fatal?

August 24, 2023

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Model of a severe toothacheContrary to what many people think, an occasional toothache isn’t normal. It’s a symptom of an underlying problem that shouldn’t be ignored. Although many factors contribute to dental pain, toothaches are often caused by an infection. If it isn’t treated in a timely manner, losing your tooth will be the least of your concerns. If you wait too long to see an emergency dentist, you can face life-threatening complications.

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From a Hockey Grin to a Hollywood Smile: Dental Implants for Athletes

July 13, 2023

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Smiling player crowdsurfs on triumphant team.

If you play sports, you have to stay mobile and adaptable. Whether you’re running, bobbing, weaving, dodging, dipping, tackling, wrestling, or slam dunking, your body is on the move and directing considerable force. It’s no secret that athletes can get hurt at play, and all too often they can lose teeth in the sports they love.

If an athlete wants to replace missing teeth, traditional solutions can leave a lot to be desired. Here in the Twenty-First Century, dental implants are the name of the game. With proper care (and a good mouthguard!), you will never have to worry about dental implants falling out of your mouth during play. Read on to find out more about why dental implants are the ideal tooth replacement solution for athletes.

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What Causes Gray Teeth and How to Deal With Them

June 10, 2023

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picture of a gray tooth

Just about everyone has a smile that isn’t as white as they’d like. The prominence of teeth whitening products speaks to the demand for procedures that help people make yellow teeth brighter.

However, some people can see their teeth turn not yellow, but gray. This speaks to something a little bit more complex than just surface stains on the teeth. Here are a few reasons why you could start to develop gray teeth, and what you can do about them.

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3 Signs You Might Benefit from IV Sedation

May 4, 2023

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a patient being administered IV sedation

If you’d rather be anywhere else in the world than the dentist’s office, you aren’t alone! Many people these days absolutely dread going to the dentist, even to the point that they prolong or put off treatment entirely! However, sedation dentistry is able to offer a solution for these circumstances: options like IV sedation exist that are easily capable of helping patients receive necessary dental care. Keep reading to learn about three signs that might mean you’d benefit from this innovative treatment!

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When Should I Replace My Dental Crown?

April 7, 2023

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dental crown lying on a table

Dental crowns are one of the most popular forms of dental work due to the incredible variety of things that they’re capable of. Whether you need to repair a cavity, finish a root canal, or fix a cosmetic issue, this single treatment can help you!

However, dental crowns don’t last forever. If you’re wondering whether yours could need replacement, here are some signs you may want to watch out for.

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