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Dental Implants Are Great, but Are They Worth the Cost?

June 13, 2024

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While dentures and dental bridges can be excellent ways to replace lost teeth, many patients find that they don’t work as well as would be desirable. Though many of these people have heard of dental implants and how they function just like real teeth, they may become hesitant to commit to the treatment when they see the price tag. Here are a few of the oral health benefits that dental implants bring to the table and a few reasons why they more than justify the investment.


4 Key Differences Attaching Your Dentures to Dental Implants Makes

May 9, 2024

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As a savvy consumer, you are used to weighing your options and selecting the one that will best meet your needs. When it comes to replacing your missing teeth, you may wonder whether attaching your dentures to dental implants really matters. What difference does it make? Plenty! Continue reading to learn four important differences implants can have on your restored smile.


Five Dental Implant Facts That Might Surprise You

April 8, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_thomas @ 2:53 pm
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If you’ve been searching for ways to replace your missing teeth, you might already be familiar with dental implants. If you’re not, know that dental implant treatment involves anchoring high-quality posts directly to your jawbone. These posts essentially act like the roots of normal teeth, securing your porcelain replacements in place with a firm grip.

Already, your head might be swirling with questions and concerns. You wouldn’t be the first to be cautious about dental implants. There’s plenty of information and talk surrounding this replacement option – not all of which is entirely accurate. To put your mind at ease and clear up some confusion, keep reading. These five facts about dental implants might surprise you, but your dentist can confirm them!


Common Dental Emergencies and How to Prepare for Them

March 10, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_thomas @ 8:34 am
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Dental emergencies are unfortunately quite common; while you can prevent many of them with good dental hygiene, disaster can strike at any time. For that reason, it’s a good idea to be prepared for a dental emergency in any situation.

One way you can go about that is by creating a dental emergency kit, one which contains all the tools to protect your smile until you can make it to the dentist’s office. As you can imagine, different issues will necessitate different sets of tools, so it’s a good idea to plan for each of the most common problems you could face. Here are examples of some of the most common dental emergencies, as well as what you could put in your dental emergency kit in order to make each of these situations easier to deal with.


Have Your Cake and Skip the Cavities: How to Protect Your Teeth When Eating Sweets

February 13, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_thomas @ 7:38 pm
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You only have to take a quick look at the offerings of the local grocery store to realize that people love sugar. You can find it in almost everything from breakfast cereal to barbeque sauce to cola, but all this sugar can take a terrible toll on your oral health if you’re not careful. The harmful bacteria in your mouth also love sugar, and if it is allowed to accumulate in the oral cavity, these germs will multiply rapidly and cause nasty infections like tooth decay and gum disease. Here’s a quick guide to how you can protect your teeth when enjoying sodas, candies, and other sweet treats.


Dental Crown Dilemma: Does Getting One Hurt?

January 1, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_thomas @ 7:17 pm
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Plenty of people feel anxious about dental visits, especially if they’re having a procedure done. For example, many patients worry about being fitted for a dental crown. There’s a common misconception that you’ll be stuck in the dentist’s chair for a long and painful treatment, but that’s not the case. Keep reading to learn more about the process behind getting a dental crown and whether you should anticipate any discomfort!


Protecting Your Child’s Dental Health During Cold & Flu Season

December 12, 2023

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Young girl blowing her noseNo matter how much you try to protect your little one from germs during cold and flu season, illness can happen. If your child is feeling under the weather, you will rely on cold medications and home remedies to keep them comfortable. However, fighting stuffy noses and chest congestion can affect their dental health. Here’s how to keep your child’s teeth and gums healthy while helping them through the cold and flu season.


How Can Holiday Stress Harm My Oral Health?

November 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_thomas @ 11:36 pm
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While the holidays are a special time when friends and family gather together to celebrate and make new memories, they can be a stressful season for many people. Some people fret over getting presents for everyone in their lives and others worry about finishing the year strong at work. While it’s common knowledge that stress can impact a person’s overall health, many are unaware that it can lead to dental damage as well. Here’s how holiday stress can harm your teeth and how you can keep your smile bright and healthy under pressure.


You Don’t Want Any Chips Off Those Old Blocks: Foods That Can Easily Chip Your Teeth

October 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_thomas @ 11:47 pm

Everyone wants a strong, healthy smile, but it can be a little too easy to hurt your teeth if you’re not careful. While everyone should know that proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits are crucial to keeping their teeth healthy, many people might not realize that certain popular foods can chip or crack teeth if they are chewed improperly. Here are a few foods that can damage your teeth if you are not careful.


Is Dental Bonding Right for You? Here’s What You Should Know

September 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_thomas @ 11:03 pm
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Dental bonding can repair small chips, cracks, stains, and gaps in teeth in a few minutes during a routine dental procedure. It is one of the most common and affordable cosmetic dental procedures available, and it involves no anesthesia or downtime. Here’s what you should know about dental bonding when deciding if it is the right cosmetic dental solution for you.

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