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What to Expect When Recovering from All-on-4 Surgery

May 17, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — lifetimedental @ 7:53 pm
All-on-4 implants for upper and lower jaw

If you want to replace all of your missing teeth at once with a minimal number of dental implants, All-on-4 is definitely an option worth considering. Before you have your dental implants surgically placed, however, you should make sure that you know what to expect. Below is a brief summary of what your recovery after All-on-4 will look like along with some tips for speeding up the process.

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Diet Damage: 3 Trends that Can Hurt Your Smile

April 5, 2024

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Birds eye view of hands holding a salad over a marble counter

You probably already are aware that consistently brushing and flossing your teeth twice daily is a great way to prevent dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease, but did you know that the foods you consume matter, too? If you’re a fan of following the most recent fads, then you might be tempted to try changing your menu and habits to improve your body. However, some popular food trends might be good for your waistline but won’t do your mouth any favors. Keep reading to learn about 3 diets that could hurt your smile!

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3 Common Dental Emergencies for Athletes

March 6, 2024

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football and equipment

For those who participate in sports, it can be exhilarating. Even so, playing sports also comes with its share of risks, including potential dental emergencies. These unexpected incidents can range from minor to severe and require immediate care. Ensuring the safety of your teeth is crucial, so keep reading as we explore three common dental emergencies athletes might encounter during their sports activities.

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Can I Get Dental Implants If I’m Pregnant?

February 17, 2024

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 Pregnant woman cradling her bellyYou want to have a beautiful smile that your child will remember, but tooth loss might stop you from feeling and looking your best. Dental implants are the most reliable method of treating tooth loss and the only solution to replicate both the roots and the crowns. With over a 95% success rate and the ability to last for decades, they are a smart investment. However, although it is safe to visit a dentist while you’re pregnant, dental implants aren’t always recommended. Here’s what you need to know about replacing your lost teeth if you’re expecting.

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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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