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Gaining Grip: Denture Adhesive Demystified

March 8, 2024

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Patient holding their denture before applying denture adhesive

Are your dentures giving you grief? There are times when they can feel a little loose, especially if you’ve just started wearing them. The good news is there is a relatively inexpensive solution! Denture adhesive is designed to help keep dentures securely in place, preventing slippage and discomfort. If you want to learn all about this great product and how to use it effectively, read on!


Dating with Dentures: How to Kiss with False Teeth

February 13, 2024

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Dentures are a great way for many patients to enjoy a complete smile after severe tooth loss, but they need to be well cared for to fit properly in the long run. If you wear dentures, you might be worried about delivering a knockout kiss when you and your significant other paint the town red on Valentine’s Day. Here’s what you should know about kissing with dentures and how to optimize the experience for all parties involved.


3 Frequently Asked Questions About Sedation Dentistry

January 3, 2024

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patient under dental sedation

For those who find dental appointments challenging, dental sedation is a valuable option. Many dentists offer this service to ensure that patients can receive necessary care without discomfort or anxiety. Before choosing dental sedation, there are important factors to consider. Continue reading as we answer three common questions about sedation dentistry so that you can make an informed decision about your dental care.


I Lost My Invisalign Aligner! What Should I Do Now?

December 13, 2023

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Lady looks frightened

Invisalign is an excellent way to realign a smile without the conspicuous metal pieces or dietary restrictions that come with traditional braces. The system uses a sequence of clear aligners specially manufactured to fit the patient’s mouth. Each set of aligners is an important part of the process because it shifts the teeth into slightly better positions. Unfortunately, these aligners get lost at the worst moments from time to time. Here’s what to do if you lose your aligner so your treatment stays on track.


Straight Talk: Estimating Your Invisalign Treatment Duration

November 24, 2023

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A woman smiling with her Invisalign aligner

One of the many perks of Invisalign treatment is the reduced treatment time over traditional braces. Even so, many patients don’t want to commit to straightening their teeth unless they know exactly how long it will take. In a world that’s constantly on the move, this is fair. You want to be able to plan and strategize your journey through life.

If you want guidelines on treatment duration with Invisalign, continue reading. While an exact duration can’t be guaranteed, you’ll come away from this guide with a better understanding of the process.


Can I Use Essential Oils to Relieve My TMJ Pain?

October 4, 2023

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a closeup of an essential oil dropper

Your temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are pretty important; they’re responsible for connecting your jaw to your skull, granting you an impressive range of motion and essentially allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with ease! This means that if something is affecting the functionality of these joints, your entire livelihood might be at stake. These types of issues, known as TMJ disorder (TMD), can be debilitating, causing persistent jaw pain, headaches, and discomfort. And while traditional treatments are certainly an effective means of dealing with TMD, some patients wonder if essential oils are capable of providing any sort of relief. Continue reading below to learn more!


5 Easy Tips To Help You Recover From Your Wisdom Tooth Extraction

September 12, 2023

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Grayscale x-ray image of a mouth full of teeth with the wisdom teeth colored red

Dentists always try to avoid extracting teeth, but wisdom teeth are a different story! These pearly whites erupt after our other adult teeth come in; usually when we’re between 17-21 years old. Because they can overcrowd your teeth, or become impacted or infected, often our wisdom teeth are removed entirely. The procedure itself doesn’t take long, but aftercare is super important to ensure you mend properly. Keep reading to learn 5 tips that will help you successfully recover from your wisdom teeth extraction.


Will My Dental Implants Trigger Airport Security?

August 11, 2023

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A man with dental implants walking successfully to his plane

Airports are often loud, busy, and hectic places to wade through. If you’ve had a dental implant treatment, the thought of adding a further complication to an already difficult excursion can be disheartening at best.

If you’re considering putting your trip on pause until you’ve got the situation figured out, there’s no need to worry. Continue reading to learn about how your dental implants will interact with airport security measures.


A Brief History of Teeth: Exploring the Fascinating Evolution

July 14, 2023

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A mother and daughter looking at a museum display

Through geological surveys and the brilliant work of anthropologists who study ancient human remains, we know that teeth didn’t always exist the way they do today. Ancient man had a different lifestyle and their teeth adapted to their changing environment and appetites over the course of generations.

Today, we can go to the dentist to have preventive dentistry treatments before we have problems with our teeth. Five million years ago in ancient jungles, not so much. So, what differences can we see in the jaw and teeth of early man? What does this say about where we are now? Continue reading to discover the captivating history of pearly whites.


How Media Is a Major Source of Dental Anxiety

June 12, 2023

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If you happen to fear the dentist, you’re not alone. Surprisingly, as many as 36% of US citizens share this fear of dental treatment. However, your phobia may be exacerbated by the portrayal of dentistry in films and TV, which tends to present it in a negative light. In reality, dentists are not scary, and they strive to make their treatments as comfortable as possible. To demonstrate this, continue reading to learn about how the media contributes to high levels of dental fear.

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