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The Causes & Solutions for Sore, Inflamed Gums

October 18, 2023

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person showing inflamed gums

When it comes to oral health, what is the first thing that comes to mind? For most people, the focus is put on their teeth, but the gums are equally as important if you want to keep your smile strong and healthy. Sore and inflamed gums can be concerning and require prompt treatment. but what causes them in the first place? Read on to discover the causes of inflamed gums and some effective solutions.


From Start to Finish: The Average Duration of a Root Canal

September 8, 2023

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An X-ray of the pulp chamber of a tooth that needs a root canal

Root canals often carry an air of mystery and dread due to their (unfounded) reputation. This can leave many patients curious about what to expect during the treatment. One question that frequently arises is, “How long does a root canal take?”

If you’re concerned with the time the treatment will take out of your day, continue reading to learn more about root canal treatments and the time investment involved with the process.


4 Reasons You May Need an Extraction Even if Your Tooth Doesn’t Hurt

August 9, 2023

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Dental tool holding tooth

A tooth extraction might sound like more pain than it’s worth, especially if you’re not already experiencing discomfort. However, getting ahead of further dental trouble can save your future self a lot of grief. Typically, tooth extractions are regarded as a last resort, so if your dentist is recommending one, they may have noticed an underlying issue that can only be resolved by removal. Treating a problem at its source can prevent spreading and worsening, protecting your smile for years to come. Here are 4 reasons you may need an extraction even if your tooth doesn’t hurt.


What to Expect During Your First Month with Dentures

June 9, 2023

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woman smiling after getting dentures

You might be over the moon that you’ve restored your smile with dentures. While they’re certainly a quality solution to tooth loss, they’re not your natural teeth, and they’ll take some time to get used to – especially if it’s the first set you’ve ever worn. Although it can take up to a number of weeks before you are completely comfortable with them, there are ways to speed up the adjustment process. Read on to learn what you can expect from your first month with your new smile!


How Many Hours a Day Can You Wear Dentures? 

May 5, 2023

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older person with dentures smiling

Dentures have a long history, dating back to ancient civilizations, and they remain a popular choice for replacing missing teeth. They restore functionality and aesthetics, giving individuals the confidence to smile, speak, and eat comfortably. If you are new to wearing dentures, you may be wondering how long you can wear them without running into any issues. Continue reading as we delve into the considerations regarding denture wear time and uncover why wearing them 24/7 may not be the optimal choice.


3 Possible Procedures to Prepare for a New Smile with Dental Implants

April 28, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dsprings @ 9:34 pm
a dentist showing a patient dental implants

If you have one or more missing teeth, you have probably considered various tooth replacement options. Out of all the possible choices, you may have discovered that dental implants are considered the gold standard of tooth loss solutions. They are able to replicate natural pearly whites, from root to crown. By inserting biocompatible titanium steel posts into the jaw and attaching a restoration on the top, dental implant patients have a fully functioning and beautiful smile restored to them! However, not everyone is a good candidate right away and may need some preliminary procedures to get them ready. Here are three of the most common preliminary procedures patients may need to go forward with completing their grins with dental implants.


Bad Habits to Avoid with Dentures

April 17, 2023

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Hand holding upper dentureNew advancements in technologies and materials allow dentures to look and feel like natural teeth better than ever before. Not to mention, they can last for 5 to 7 years before needing to be replaced with the correct maintenance. However, certain bad mistakes can cause you to need a replacement sooner. Here are 5 habits to break if you have dentures.


Can Dental Implants Replace My Front Teeth?

March 13, 2023

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Man with a missing lower toothNothing can affect your self-esteem more than losing your front teeth. Thankfully, you don’t have to live with gaps being the focal point of your smile because there are more options than ever before to treat tooth loss, like dental implants. Contrary to what you might have heard, dental implants can be used to replace any tooth in your mouth, including those visible when smiling. You won’t think twice before flashing your pearly whites by investing in the next best thing to your real teeth.


Are Dental Implants Worth the Price?

February 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dsprings @ 3:26 pm
A hand holding a model of dental implants

You may want to get dental implants if you suffer from tooth loss. These prosthetic teeth could, after all, fully restore your smile! Still, perhaps you’re hesitant due to their cost. Implants’ prices sometimes run high, and you may be on a tight budget. The truth, though, is that these restorations are more than worth the expense. In fact, your local dentist is here to prove it. To that end, read on to learn about implants’ priceless benefits and their money-saving ability.


Why Losing Teeth Can Change the Shape of your Face

January 27, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dsprings @ 7:16 pm
man with a missing tooth

If you’ve recently lost a tooth or had one extracted, you might be trying to readjust to how your mouth feels. You may also be noticing that you look a little bit different since you lost the tooth. You aren’t just imagining it; for a few reasons, many people notice that their face shape has changed after a tooth comes out.

If you want to know why that is, and what you can do about that, here’s a guide that can help

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