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

January 12, 2024

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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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Woman thinks something over

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

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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

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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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Does Your Dental Crown Need Replacement?

July 11, 2023

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Woman smiles.

Kings and teeth have something in common: they both like shiny new crowns. While a king’s crown is made of precious gems and metals and can be sitting in a museum centuries after it was last used, the average lifespan of a dental crown is between ten to fifteen years. A dentist can tell you if it needs to be changed sooner, though. If you suspect your dental crown needs replacement, it would be a good idea to schedule an examination. Here are some signs that might mean you need a new crown.

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How Flossing Might Help You Live Longer

June 16, 2023

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Close-up of a container of dental floss

While many dentists emphasize the importance of flossing every day, many people just can’t seem to get into the habit. In fact, some statistics say that over 32 percent of Americans never floss at all. If you’re part of this group, then consider this: if you start flossing every day, it could potentially help you live longer. Here’s the full story behind flossing and what it can mean for your overall health.

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4 Myths about Cosmetic Dentistry, Busted!

April 14, 2023

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a patient smiling after receiving cosmetic dental work

Cosmetic dentistry is a specialized field of dentistry that focuses on improving the appearance of a person’s teeth, gums, and bite. Cosmetic work is in high demand, with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry reporting a doubled demand in the US in the last five years. Despite this, misconceptions about these procedures are still prevalent, dissuading some patients from achieving their desired smiles. Read on as we debunk five of the most common myths about cosmetic dentistry.

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3 Notable Factors That Influence the Cost of Dentures

March 2, 2023

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a closeup of a model of dentures

Dentures are among the most popular options for tooth restoration due to their natural look, serviceable functionality, and relative affordability compared to other solutions. But if you’re hoping to restore your smile with this treatment, you might have questions about their expected cost. Here are three of the major factors that often contribute to the cost of dentures so that you can make the best decision for your smile.

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