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Do Dentures Affect Your Sense of Taste?

May 14, 2024

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Upper and lower denture on gray backgroundDentures look and feel more realistic than ever before. They will fit comfortably and you may forget you’re wearing them. That is until dinner time. If food suddenly doesn’t taste as flavorful as before, your dentures may be the cause. Although most people don’t experience a decrease in taste sensations, certain situations can cause your dentures to interfere with the sense. Here’s how you can prevent your dentures from negatively affecting your sense of taste.

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What’s the Best Way to Take Care of My Dentures?

March 13, 2024

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Dentures

Dentures have allowed many people to enjoy having a complete and beautiful smile after extensive tooth loss. While these modern dental appliances are so incredibly lifelike that casual observers won’t notice them and so comfortable that the people wearing them sometimes forget that they are there, they require proper care to stay in good shape and last a long time. Here’s a brief overview of how to take excellent care of your dentures so they can serve you beautifully for many years.

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Common Tooth-Busting Foods to Avoid

January 24, 2024

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Knocked-over box of popcornYour enamel is the hardest substance in your body, but it isn’t any match for certain tooth-busting foods. Whether you enjoy crunching ice or pistachios, you can be at risk of a dental emergency if you aren’t careful. Although your enamel is strong, it can’t regenerate or grow back. You can safeguard your pearly whites and avoid a dental emergency by moderating the most common foods known to chip teeth. 

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Swollen Subject: Do I Call a Dentist or Doctor for Puffy Cheeks?

November 14, 2023

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Woman with brown hair pointing to her swollen cheek

No one plans on dental emergencies, but accidents can happen anytime! If you’re experiencing facial swelling, then you may be wondering what to do next. It’s natural to assume that calling your doctor is the best course of action, but if the distension is due to a problem with your teeth, they may have to refer you to your dentist, anyway. Keep reading to learn 3 potential causes behind a puffy appearance and why you should call your dentist first!

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More Men These Days Are Getting BOTOX; Here’s Why

September 1, 2023

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a man smiling and holding a BOTOX sign

In recent years, there has been a significant shift in the world of cosmetic procedures; traditionally associated with women, procedures like BOTOX are gaining immense popularity among men. This trend, often dubbed “Brotox,” reflects a changing perspective on male grooming and self-care—after all, what guy doesn’t want to look their best as they enter the prime of their life? Continue reading to learn a little more about why more men these days are embracing this miraculous cosmetic procedure.

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Getting the Most Out of Your New Porcelain Veneers

July 13, 2023

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Woman with questioning expression

Porcelain veneers are a great way to restore damaged teeth to their original sparkle. In cases of chips, cracks, gaps, or stains, veneers can cover up imperfections while matching the natural color, shape, and luster of the neighboring natural teeth. They are long-lasting, but not a permanent solution, and how long they last depends largely on how well you take care of them. Read on to learn how to get the most time out of your veneers while keeping them visually appealing.

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Dental Crowns: What Material Is Best?

May 10, 2023

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dentist talking to patient about kinds of dental crowns

Dental crowns, which are tooth-shaped caps that cover the visible portion of a tooth, serve multiple purposes such as sealing off root canals and improving the appearance of teeth. If you’re planning to get a dental crown, it’s important to understand the various materials available. In this article, we’ll explore different crown materials to help you determine the best option for your needs.

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Veneers or Invisalign: Which One is Best to Straighten Your Smile?

March 19, 2023

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a woman smiling and pointing to her straight smile

A survey conducted by OnePoll in the U.S. found that 76% of people base their first impression of others on their smiles. However, if you are unhappy with your teeth, you may not be showing your grin as much as you’d like to give a wonderful initial impression! Whether you have crooked, gapped, or misaligned teeth, you can fix your dental imperfections with dental treatments like veneers or Invisalign. But which one is best for you? Read on to learn the pros of each and how to discover the best choice for your smile needs.

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4 Reasons Cosmetic Dentistry Has Become So Popular

January 19, 2023

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a cosmetic dentist holding a graphic illustration of a tooth

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry reached out to 363 dentists across the country to survey them about the treatments they’ve been offering patients in 2015. What they found was that countless patients were motivated to get cosmetic dental procedures to help regain their youthful appearance, prepare for an important life event, or for restorative and health reasons. Many people are asking themselves what has changed in the last decade that has caused a rise in cosmetic dentistry. Here are four reasons smile-rejuvenating treatments have become so popular.

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6 Tips for a Smooth Wisdom Tooth Extraction Recovery

November 15, 2022

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a man undergoing wisdom tooth recovery in Spring

Did you know about five million people in the United States get their wisdom teeth extracted every year? Since they don’t typically have enough room to properly grow in the mouth, it’s often better to remove the final molars to avoid any issues. While this is an extensive procedure, the healing phase doesn’t have to be very complicated. Read on to learn a few tips to make your wisdom tooth extraction recovery a more easy-going process!

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