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Time the Perfect Summer Alignment Schedule Thanks To 3 Invisalign Benefits

June 14, 2024

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You want straighter teeth. Problem is, you’re looking at your calendar, and there just doesn’t seem to be a good time to start alignment therapy. Especiallynow that summer is in full swing!

What if we told you that not only is there a way around this, but also that summer makes for perfect timing? Thanks to Invisalign aligners, you can line up your orthodontic treatment so it’s just right. Skeptical? Then hang on tight. There are three Invisalign benefits coming your way to prove our point.


Don’t be a Martyr: How to Afford Emergency Dentistry without Dental Insurance

May 6, 2024

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Man with toothache sitting at desk

With summer underway, you no doubt have a packed schedule. But your tooth aches, and you don’t have dental insurance. As such, you’re worried you won’t be able to afford both vacation and a trip to your dentist. You don’t want to disappoint friends and family by canceling a trip because of your budget. So you’re thinking you’ll play the martyr until the festivities are over. Maybe you’ll get lucky and the problem will resolve itself.

 Not so fast! You can still afford emergency dental treatment even if you don’t have dental insurance! Actually, acting now will save you money in the long run. Keep reading to find out how and why.


How Can Someone Wear Their Invisalign Aligners for 22 Hours a Day?

April 12, 2024

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Lady removes her Invisalign clear aligners

While many people wish that they had a straighter smile, there are those who hesitate to commit to the visible metal parts and irksome dietary restrictions that come with traditional braces. Fortunately, Invisalign allows many patients to realign their teeth with removable and virtually invisible clear aligners that allow them to eat whatever they like. However, Invisalign still requires that the patient have enough discipline to wear their aligners sufficiently every day. Here’s a brief guide to help you meet the 22-hour mark and achieve the best results from your treatment.


How Your Dentures Might Affect your Overall Nutrition

March 5, 2024

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Someone with dentures eating

Dentures are one of the most effective methods of replacing a lot of teeth at once. They’re inexpensive, durable, and are meticulously crafted to suit your needs. However, as incredible as modern dentures are, there are some things that it’s worth being aware of before you get them.

For one, full dentures are held in place entirely via suction. While this seal is more secure than you’d think, it can sometimes lead to issues when you eat, ultimately affecting your nutrition. If you’re curious here’s what you should know about how dentures may affect your diet.


Denture Dilemma: What Adhesive is Right for Me?

February 12, 2024

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Tube of adhesive next to dentures on green surface

Whether you have a full or partial set, dentures are a great way to rebuild your smile after suffering tooth loss. But did you know that your jawbone deteriorates when teeth fall out because your body absorbs the bone mass that’s no longer necessary to support them? As a result, your jaw thins which eventually changes the shape of your mouth and face. That means the dentures that once fit like a glove may start to feel loose.

Fortunately, denture adhesive can help. There are many choices, though, and it’s easy to become overwhelmed if you’re not sure what to look for. Keep reading to learn more about the options so you can decide!


5 Perils of Poorly Fitted Dentures

January 12, 2024

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Older man holding his jaw due to poorly fitted dentures

If you’ve experienced a lot of tooth loss, wearing dentures should enhance your daily life, providing comfort, functionality, and confidence. However, when dentures don’t fit properly, a range of complications can arise. Poorly fitted dentures not only affect your oral health but can also cause systemic health issues.

If you want to learn about the health problems associated with poorly fitted dentures, continue reading.


Challenging Changes: How Gum Disease Impacts Your Facial Structure

December 11, 2023

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Woman closing her eyes holding a picture of gum disease over her mouth

Did you know that gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss worldwide? It’s an incredibly common disease that affects more than 47% of American Adults. On top of that, it’s possible to have it and be unaware because it doesn’t exhibit visible symptoms until it has progressed to more advanced stages. To add insult to injury, the consequences of gum disease can alter the structure of your face and lead to a more aged appearance. Keep reading to learn more about why this happens and what you can do to prevent it!


How Can Older Adults Develop Gum Disease?

November 10, 2023

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Gum disease

Gum disease is an unpleasant experience at any age, but it becomes more common after the age of sixty. While receding gums are the dental ailment most frequently found in older patients, other gum-related issues are also prevalent among that age group. However, these issues are often caused more by many years of poor oral hygiene than age. Here are a few common gum issues among seniors along with a few ways they can be treated.


How Long Can I Expect My Root Canal to Take?

October 13, 2023

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Woman has curious expression

Despite the bad reputation they get from cartoons and movies, modern root canals are painless procedures that can save a tooth from extraction. They are necessary when the pulp at the center of a tooth becomes infected, and they are often the best way to get rid of the miserable pain that comes with a toothache. Here’s how long a root canal can take as well as some information about the recovery.


My Toothache Suddenly Disappeared; Should I Still Be Worried?

September 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — spillmanfd @ 10:15 pm
Woman has curious expression

A toothache is an incredibly unpleasant experience. It is typically accompanied by sharp, throbbing, miserable pain that can easily disrupt day-to-day activities. If you’ve been suffering through a toothache for a while only to find that it suddenly stops, you might think that the problem has resolved itself. Unfortunately, it is far more likely that you should be even more concerned at that point. Here’s why your toothache might have vanished and why this means you have even more reason to see your emergency dentist.

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