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How Can I Tell If There’s a Cavity Between My Teeth?

August 17, 2022

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A woman inspecting her teeth in the bathroom mirror.

The American Dental Association estimates that over 91% of Americans over the age of 20 have had a at least one cavity in their life—which is a staggering estimate! However, cavities aren’t always obvious—in fact, they can even form between your teeth. But how are you supposed to know when this happens, and what can you do about it? After all, cavities can be accompanied by some pretty painful consequences! Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about interproximal cavities and some tips for preventing them.

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Can My Dental Implants Become Stained?

August 5, 2022

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Dental implants against a white background.

You’ve finally received dental implants and are in love with your brand-new, dazzling-white smile! However, you might also be wondering if your awesome new implants are capable of becoming stained, just like your natural teeth. Even though they might not be as vulnerable as your real teeth are to staining, you should still take good care of them to prevent it from happening! Keep reading to learn more about how dental implants can become stained along with some tips for preserving their sheen.

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5 Things You Can Expect During Your Dental Implant Consultation

August 1, 2022

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Patient at their dental implant consultation.

If you have missing teeth, you might be wondering what your options are for replacing them. Dental implants are one of the best solutions available; not only are they able to restore your teeth in terms of look and feel, but also functionality. Simply put, they can change your life! And the first step to getting them is visiting your dentist for a dental implant consultation. Here are five things you can expect during this appointment as you begin your journey towards a new smile.

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What Can I Expect While Recovering from All-On-4 Dental Implant Surgery?

July 20, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — bluecoast @ 6:19 pm
Patient at the dentist for a consultation about receiving dental implants.

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, All-on-4 dental implants are often the go-to solution; these awesome little implants can effectively restore the look, feel, and functionality of your lost pearly whites. That said, even though All-on-4 requires oral surgery, the healing period is usually much smoother than most patients anticipate. Keep reading to learn more about how All-on-4 dental implants work and what you can expect during the recovery process.

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What You Should Know About Recovering from A Dental Bone Graft

July 12, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — bluecoast @ 4:21 pm
Older couple smiling.

Dental implants have completely revolutionized modern dentistry! They are the premier option when it comes to replacing missing teeth, able to perfectly restore your pearly whites. That said, in some cases a dental bone graft might be necessary before you can get your implants—but if your dentist has informed you that you’ll need a bone graft, it isn’t something you need to worry about! In fact, it will greatly help to ensure the success of your future implants. Keep reading to learn more about what you can expect while recovering from a dental bone graft.

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Why Do I Need a Dental Bone Graft Before Getting Dental Implants?

July 1, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — bluecoast @ 3:14 pm
Patient at a consultation with their dentist.

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are the name of the game! These awesome little implants are very effective when it comes to replicating the look, feel, and functionality of your missing teeth. You won’t even be able to tell the difference! However, in some cases a dental bone graft is necessary prior to receiving dental implants. If your dentist has informed you that you’ll need a dental bone graft before getting implants, you have nothing to worry about. Here’s everything you need to know about the process and why it’s sometimes necessary.

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Can You Brush Your Teeth Too Hard?

June 16, 2022

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Woman brushing her teeth in front of the bathroom mirror.

When it comes to oral hygiene, brushing your teeth is one of the most important things you can do to keep your mouth in a pristine and healthy state. However, sometimes too much of a good thing can actually be detrimental! Overbrushing your teeth can lead to some serious oral health concerns if you aren’t careful. Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about why you should be mindful of how hard you’re brushing, along with some tips for ensuring you’re doing things correctly.

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Tips for Taking Care of Your Mouth after Wisdom Tooth Extraction

June 1, 2022

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Patient about to undergo wisdom tooth extraction.

If your dentist has informed you that you’re going to need your wisdom teeth removed, there’s no reason for you to panic. This is a procedure that many patients undergo, as it’s often crucial towards ensuring good long-term oral health. That said, taking care of your mouth after the procedure and ensuring that your recovery goes smoothly is of the utmost importance! Here are some tips to help you comfortably and correctly take care of your mouth after having your wisdom teeth extracted.

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Wondering How Long Cosmetic Dentistry Lasts?

May 1, 2022

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Woman pointing at smile.

If you desire a brighter and whiter smile, you aren’t alone—many patients these days seek out cosmetic treatment for the incredible results that are advertised. But you might be wondering how long those results last for; is it a temporary solution, or is that beautiful smile here to stay? Keep reading to learn more about the average lifespans of some of the most popular cosmetic treatments and how you can help to maintain your smile’s new look.

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6 Tips for Choosing a Cosmetic Dentist

April 20, 2022

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woman smiling during dental checkup

Are you tired of smiling with your mouth closed? If you have dental imperfections, you may feel self-conscious and hide your teeth any chance you get. Fortunately, you no longer have to live with a smile you don’t love. Thanks to cosmetic dentistry, you can make your dream look a reality! However, it can be difficult to find the right kind of dentist for your particular situation. Read along for some tips on choosing the perfect cosmetic dentist to help you get your desired results.

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