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A Fresh Start: Dentures for Long-Term Tooth Loss

February 9, 2024

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Patient talking about dentures with their dentist

Losing teeth can be a distressing experience, especially when you feel like there are no options available to help you. This affects not only your oral health but can also strike a blow to your confidence and quality of life. However, even if you’ve been without teeth for a long time, you’re never out of options with a knowledgeable dentist. Dentures may still be on the table for you!

If you want to learn more about how dentures can still help you, even after prolonged tooth loss, continue reading.


4 Reasons to Start the New Year with a Dental Checkup

January 13, 2024

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What are your goals for 2024? Many people focus on their personal wellness and finances when they are setting their New Year’s resolutions, and that is commendable. But when you are making a list of goals, you should not forget about your oral health! This blog post touches on some reasons why you should schedule a dental checkup early in the year. Your health and your wallet could benefit!


7 Tooth-Friendly and Not-So-Tooth-Friendly Thanksgiving Foods

November 20, 2023

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a family eating Thanksgiving dinner together

As you’re enjoying your Thanksgiving dinner, you’re likely not thinking about how each of the foods that you eat can impact your oral health, and while that’s not the only factor that should determine what you eat, it’s still good to know. By knowing what foods on the table are tooth-friendly and which ones aren’t, you can make better choices for your dental health. Read on to learn which of these seven popular holiday foods are tooth-friendly and which ones aren’t.


What Does It Mean to Have a Tooth Prepped for a Dental Crown?

September 13, 2023

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a tooth preparing to receive a dental crown

After meeting with your dentist and discovering that you have a severely decayed tooth, you begin to prepare yourself for the day that you will receive a custom dental crown. Knowing that it is a procedure that must happen if you are to avoid more complex and invasive treatment, it can still be daunting if you don’t know what to expect. This is why you are encouraged to keep reading to learn what your dentist means when referring to tooth preparation and why it’s a necessary step when receiving this kind of restoration.


Diet Soda Vs. Regular Soda: Is One Healthier Than the Other?

July 1, 2023

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a person drinking a soda

Soda is everywhere—it’s one of the most widely consumed beverages around, with popular choices like Coke, Sprite, Pepsi, and their diet varieties lining store shelves all across the country. In fact, it’s estimated that roughly half of the US population drinks one can of soda every day. But the fact of the matter is, these drinks aren’t good for your pearly whites, even the diet varieties! Here’s more from your trusted dentist about why diet sodas aren’t necessarily better for your teeth than regular sodas, and why you should opt for smile-conscious drinks like water instead.


Why Summer Is the Perfect Opportunity for Teeth Whitening

May 5, 2023

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a person showing off their smile during summer

Summer is finally here, and you’ve probably got a lot of fun activities planned with your family and friends! However, summertime also often means plenty of photo opportunities, meaning that you should want your pearly whites to look stunning every time someone pulls out their camera. That said, teeth whitening is one way that’s certain to make your smile picture-worthy—and summertime is a great time to undergo this treatment! Here are a few reasons why your cosmetic dentist thinks you should seek out teeth whitening before kicking off your summer fun.


Calcium-Rich Foods for Healthier Teeth

March 8, 2023

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Milk being poured into a glassYou’ve probably heard the saying, “You are what you eat,” but this applies to more than just good health or a trim waistline. The foods you eat also influence your pearly whites. A diet rich in calcium is essential for keeping your teeth strong to make them more resistant to decay. Calcium is the most abundant mineral in your body with 99% of its supply necessary for your bones and teeth. If you’re not eating the right foods, you can place your smile at risk of cavities, tooth loss, and many other preventable dental issues. Here’s how you can ensure you are consuming enough calcium to keep your enamel strong.


Common Dental Emergencies Among Athletes, and What You Can Do About Them

January 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — fantsmiles @ 10:19 pm
portrait of a football player cheering

When athletes are in the zone, there’s only one thing on their minds: victory. Whether it’s basketball, football, tennis, track, or any other sport, being able to focus entirely on the game is crucially important to success.

In that position, the last thing you want to think about is your oral health. However, there are quite a few common dental emergencies that athletes can be susceptible to. Here are a few examples, and how you can be proactive in dealing with them.


5 Ways to Make Your Veneers Last!

November 19, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — fantsmiles @ 12:44 am
Woman brushing her veneers

Are you thinking about getting veneers? They are a preferred option for celebrities because of their ability to mask imperfections, like chips, discoloration, gaps, undersized teeth, and misshapen teeth. Another great advantage of veneers is the fact that they can last up to 15 years or longer with proper maintenance. Here are some steps that you should be taking to keep your restorations in tip-top shape.


3 Reasons You Should Transition to Implant Dentures

October 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — fantsmiles @ 6:40 pm
implant dentures

Are you living with traditional dentures? Do you struggle with the ability to eat your favorite foods because they keep slipping out of place? Are you tired of the cleaning ritual you must complete as well as the nightly soaking that is necessary? Many patients who opt for regular prosthetics in the beginning start to feel burdened by their high maintenance requirements over time. If you are one of these individuals and are looking to make a switch, here are three reasons you should transition to implant dentures.

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