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Can Ill-Fitting Dentures Become a Life-Threatening Problem?

December 22, 2020

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Man with slipping dentures at risk of oral cancer

No one likes having dentures that don’t fit well. However, some studies suggest that ill-fitting dentures are connected to a higher risk of serious, life-threatening health problems, including cancer in the mouth. Oral cancer is the sixth most common cancer, killing about one American every hour on average. Researchers have discovered that there are several factors that tend to increase a person’s risk of this condition, including tobacco use, poor oral health, and missing teeth.

So does that mean that slipping dentures cause oral cancer? Well, not exactly. Read on as your Spring dentist explains how poorly fitting dentures may increase your risk of this serious oral health condition and what to do to keep yourself healthy.

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Save Up to $1000 on SureSmile® Aligner Treatment

December 8, 2020

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4 Ways Regular Dental Visits Help You Save Money

October 30, 2020

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Piggy bank

Many Americans aren’t seeing a dentist on a regular basis. According to the American Dental Association, approximately 42% of people in the United States don’t go as often as they would like to. Even though there are many things that can play a role in this, like dental anxiety and a busy schedule, for many people, fear of costs is the biggest reason. This is especially the case for those who do not have dental insurance. Continue reading to learn a few of the ways that seeing your dentist regularly can help you save money later on.

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What Causes Shifting Teeth?

September 19, 2020

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Close up of woman after fixing teeth shifting. The positions of your teeth are important for more than just a beautiful smile. They are essential for your oral health and functions. Over time, you might notice some movement of a tooth. Although it may not seem like anything more than an aesthetic issue, it can be a sign of a larger problem. It’s best to see your dentist right away to pinpoint the cause of your teeth shifting. They’ll create the customized plan you need to stabilize your teeth and straighten your smile.

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How to Relieve an Unbearable Toothache

August 17, 2020

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Woman with toothache

Most people have experienced a toothache at one time or another during their lifetime. They can be distracting if you are trying to proceed with your daily routine and sometimes, they are agonizing! You probably can already guess that the best course of action is to see your dentist. If you are experiencing a fever, throbbing pain, swelling in the face, or other signs of infection, you should seek care from your emergency dentist as soon as possible. However, if you’ve ruled out the possibility of an urgent dental emergency and are unable to get to the dentist right away, there are some steps you can take to relieve the discomfort you are feeling until you can get treatment.

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Can Dental Implants Get Stained Like Real Teeth?

July 17, 2020

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Woman smiling with dental implants

Do you cover your mouth when you laugh to hide a gap in your smile? Or have you been chewing on one side of your mouth to avoid aggravating your problem tooth? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, then dental implants may be the solution you have been looking for. In addition to their durable makeup, they have a natural-looking finish that blends seamlessly with the rest of your teeth. However, many patients wonder if they can become discolored over time. Read on for the answer and how to ensure your dental implants stay healthy, bright, and beautiful for years to come!

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When Will It Be Safe to Return to the Dentist?

May 9, 2020

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a dentist wearing PPE while preparing to assist a female patient in need of dental care

As state officials slowly begin to reopen areas of the economy in phases, dental offices throughout the country are getting back to a level of normalcy by once again, seeing patients for all types of care. From regular checkups and cleanings to elective procedures such as dental crown placement or wisdom tooth removal, dental professionals and their teams are happy to welcome patients back to the office. But is it truly safe to go to the dentist? Before you decide to put off that appointment you scheduled long before the current crisis, learn what your measures are now in place to ensure you have a pleasant experience that is free of unnecessary germs or viruses.

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Don’t Lose Your Dental Dollars! Maximizing Your Dental Insurance Benefits

November 27, 2019

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A lot of dental insurance plans are based on the calendar year; if this is the case for your policy, you are running out of time to use your benefits before they’re gone forever. Why let hundreds of hard-earned dental dollars go to waste when you could use them to protect and improve your pearly whites? Read on to learn more about using your dental insurance before 2020.

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