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Aging and Dental Implants: Is It Too Late for Me?

May 5, 2024

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Aging can impact your body in many ways, and your grin is no exception. Unfortunately, tooth loss only becomes more prevalent as you grow older. This can harm your dental health because once a pearly white goes missing, your jawbone starts to weaken. In time, it can grow too frail to serve as a firm foundation for your smile. Thankfully, your dentist can fill in the gaps with dental implants, which are the only replacements that are embedded into your jaw for added strength and stability.

If you’ve had missing teeth for a while, though, you might wonder if it’s too late for you to undergo this procedure. Many older adults mistakenly believe they can’t successfully get dental implants either because of age or their current dental condition, but that’s not the case. Keep reading to find out why!

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5 Habits to Avoid with Dentures

April 2, 2024

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Dentures are custom-made dental appliances that are designed to restore both oral function and appearance by replacing missing teeth. Proper care and maintenance are crucial for maintaining their quality and longevity. Avoiding harmful oral habits can help protect your dentures from damage as well as maintain your smile’s brilliance. Here are five habits to avoid for lasting denture durability to keep them in optimal condition.

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How Soon After a Tooth Extraction Can I Get a Dental Implant?

March 6, 2024

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man with dental implant smiling

There are many reasons someone might need a tooth pulled, like serious damage from an injury or decay that’s too severe to fix. After an extraction, it’s important to replace the missing tooth to maintain a healthy smile and avoid future problems. While there are different replacement options, dental implants are often recommended for their durability and natural look. If you’re considering dental implants after an extraction, it’s important to know how long you should wait before getting them. Keep reading to find out more.

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The Beauty of Your Microbiome: All You Should Know About Bacteria in the Mouth

February 2, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjones @ 9:57 pm
Illustration of bacteria in the mouth

One of the most critical shifts in recent medicine is the discovery of the importance of the microbiome, i.e., the collection of bacteria that live in the digestive system. Recent studies show that these bacteria can influence a variety of factors, from your immunity to disease to your mood.

The gut microbiome is a common topic of discussion nowadays, but there’s an equally complex and important one in your mouth. If you’re interested in learning more, here’s what you should know about the development of bacteria (both good and bad) on the teeth, gums, cheeks, and tongue.

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Dental Implants Look Great, but Can They Help Me Live Longer?

January 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjones @ 8:54 pm
Dental implant

Tooth loss is a common dental health problem, but modern dental science has a few ways of addressing it. Dental implants are considered the pinnacle of tooth replacement because they imitate the way real teeth look and work from root to crown. While this can certainly restore a patient’s self-image and confidence, it may also help them live longer by addressing the problems missing teeth cause for their overall health. Here are a few ways dental implants may be able to help you increase your life expectancy.

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What Does Oral Health Have to Do with Dental Health?

December 13, 2023

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The human body is a complex system, and an illness in any part of it will affect the health of every other part. While oral health conditions like tooth decay and gum disease have long been associated with other health problems like diabetes, heart disease, pneumonia, and sepsis, many people may not realize that one’s mental health and dental health can affect one another as well. Here’s what mental health conditions like depression and anxiety mean for your smile and a few ways you can help keep your mouth and your mind in good shape.

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Give Your Teeth Love They Can Feel with These Dentist-Approved Holiday Meals

November 10, 2023

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Thanksgiving spread

If there’s one thing everybody loves during the holiday season, it’s enjoying a hearty, festive meal. Everyone has their own traditions about what to serve at their holiday feasts, with some examples being turkey, roast beef, ham, lamb, gingerbread, pumpkin pie, and a plethora of other delicious dishes. In the interest of everyone eating well while protecting their dental health during the holidays, here’s a short list from your dentist of some smile-friendly dishes you can include at your holiday banquet.

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How to Care for Your Dentures

October 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjones @ 1:47 am
person caring for dentures

If you find yourself with missing teeth and have opted for dentures as your tooth replacement solution, it’s essential to understand the key to their longevity lies in proper care. Dentures, on average, can provide a functional and complete smile for five to 10 years. However, ensuring they endure requires diligent maintenance. In this guide, we’ll delve into four crucial tips to help you keep your dentures in optimal condition and extend their lifespan for a confident and enduring smile.

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It’s National Coffee Day! Here’s How to Drink Your Java Without Staining Your Teeth

September 29, 2023

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Coffee

Coffee is one of the most popular beverages on Earth. While the nations of the world celebrate it on various days throughout the year, National Coffee Day is September 29 in America and Canada. Coffee shops in the United States have grown into a $45.4 billion industry, and dry coffee sales exceeded $9 billion in 2017. However, coffee can cause some mischief to your dental health if you’re not careful. Here are some tips from your dentist so you can celebrate National Coffee Day safely whether you take yours with sweetener, cream, or anything else.

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3 Ways That Water Can Benefit Your Oral Health

August 16, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjones @ 8:39 pm
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Water is a multifaceted elixir, providing an array of benefits to your body. Beyond its role in lubricating and cushioning joints, regulating body temperature, and protecting the spinal cord, it has a positive impact on your oral health. In addition to its contribution to overall well-being, water can also do wonders for your smile. Continue reading to discover three ways in which water can play a vital role in maintaining excellent oral health.

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