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How Long Can I Expect My Dental Bridge to Last?

May 9, 2024

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Digital illustration of a dental bridge

If you’ve struggled with tooth loss in the past, you know how difficult it can be to complete daily tasks, including chewing your food, speaking clearly, and smiling without feeling self-conscious. Fortunately, there are a variety of tooth replacement options out there to help you complete your smile. One popular option is a dental bridge, but how long can you expect one to last? Continue reading to find out.

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How Dental Crowns Have Evolved Over Time

April 12, 2024

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Close-up of four dental crowns lying on their side

You’re probably well aware that your dentist can use dental crowns to repair and protect any teeth that are damaged, weakened, or badly decayed. But have you ever considered the history behind this treatment? Dental crowns have come more of a long way than you might think; it took quite a while for them to become what they are today. Below is a brief look at the evolution of dental crowns that can help give you a better appreciation for this time-tested treatment.

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5Causes of Gray Teeth and How to Fix Them

March 8, 2024

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person smiling after having gray teeth fixed

Many people are looking to achieve a gorgeous grin. A bright, white smile is often seen as a sign of healthy, beautiful teeth. Yellow or discolored teeth can make your smile appear unhealthy and affect its overall appearance. But what if your teeth are gray? Continue reading to discover several reasons that can lead to gray teeth and how your dentist can help correct them.

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Tooth Replacement Bites: The Evolution of Dental Implants

February 13, 2024

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Lady smiles

Today, dentists consider dental implants to be the best way to replace missing teeth, but it took a lot of trial and error to get to that point. Many cultures throughout history have viewed a complete smile as a sign of wealth, beauty, and success, and attempts at dental implantation in previous centuries were not as safe and effective as modern tooth replacement treatments. Here’s a brief guide to the evolution of dental implants and how they can benefit you today.

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The Fantastic History of Dental Floss

January 8, 2024

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Floss spelling "floss" on blue background

In today’s world, dental floss is considered an essential tool to prevent problems like tooth decay and gum disease. It allows you to clear bacteria, plaque buildup, and tartar from around your teeth and below your gumline. You may be surprised to learn that although humans have been aware of the benefits of cleaning between their teeth since prehistoric times, only about 12 percent of current adults in America do so daily.

Keep reading if you’re curious to know more about the history of dental floss and how it came to be a fundamental part of your at-home oral care regimen!

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Inclusive Injections: Why Does My Dentist Offer BOTOX?

December 12, 2023

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Woman getting Botox injected into her eyebrow

It may come as a surprise to learn that your dentist can offer BOTOX treatments, but it’s not as unusual as it seems. Many dentists become licensed to administer this treatment to address dental issues like TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders, migraines, and other concerns. While it does have a functional purpose, BOTOX is also widely used cosmetically to boost people’s appearance. Millions of Americans every year turn to this unique treatment to smooth out facial wrinkles and restore a more youthful visage. Though it’s a relatively common procedure in our current culture, it didn’t start that way. Keep reading to learn more about the origins of BOTOX and how it became the popular treatment it is today!

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Help! My Dental Bridge Fell Out and I Don’t Know What to Do

November 7, 2023

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Close up of someone holding a dental bridge between their thumb and forefinger

Dental bridges are a fantastic way to replace missing teeth and can last a decade or more with the right care. If you expected yours to last for several more years, it may come as quite a shock if it has fallen out. You probably have plenty of questions like what caused it or what you should do. If you’ve found yourself in this predicament, keep reading to learn more!

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The Right Color for the Right Crown: How Dentists Color-Match Dental Crowns

October 13, 2023

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Dentist smiles

A dental crown is used to restore a compromised tooth to its original shape and function, but to blend in completely, they have to be color-matched to the patient’s natural teeth. Modern crowns can be so indistinguishable from the rest of the smile that some people might wonder how dentists can get them to be just the right shade. Here’s everything you need to know about how a dentist can make your crown fit in with the rest of your pearly whites.

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Protect Your Lightening! Avoid These Foods After Teeth Whitening

September 13, 2023

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Woman smiles

Do you feel like your teeth aren’t as white as they used to be? Teeth whitening from your dentist can remove stains and discoloration from years of use, leaving your teeth up to ten shades whiter. Since the work will be done by a dental professional, the results will be superior to those of any whitening product you can buy at the store without any risk of injury due to user error or low quality. Immediately after your teeth are whitened, your teeth will be temporarily vulnerable to staining, so here are some foods to avoid for a little while after the procedure.

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Can a Dental Implant Replace a Front Tooth?

August 9, 2023

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An older person with a beautiful smile

Dental implants are a fairly common method of replacing teeth, but when you hear them mentioned it’s typically in the context of molars. The bite strength that they offer makes them very good for grinding up food, especially when compared to dentures or bridges.

However, this may lead you to wonder whether it’s even possible to replace your front teeth with a dental implant. Here’s what you should know about that prospect.

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