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How Can I Avoid Orthodontic Emergencies?

March 13, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — 32andu @ 9:06 pm
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While orthodontic treatments usually involve some discomfort, this usually passes quickly as you get used to wearing your appliance. However, orthodontic emergencies can happen in rare cases, and they require the intervention of an orthodontist as soon as possible. Here’s what you should know about what constitutes an orthodontic emergency as well as a few tips for avoiding them.

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How Long You Should Take it Easy After Dental Implant Surgery

February 8, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — 32andu @ 11:31 pm
Person on a couch

Dental implants are one of the most celebrated methods of tooth replacement, capable of beautifully filling the gaps in your smile for a lifetime provided you take care of them well.

If you’ve decided to take the plunge and invest in dental implants, you may be a little bit curious about how to handle dental implant surgery. For example, how long are you going to have to take off of work? Here’s what you should know in this regard.

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7 Causes of Teeth Shifting and How to Prevent Them

January 5, 2024

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person with shifting teeth covering mouth

Shifting teeth can stem from various factors, affecting both the symmetry and aesthetic appeal of your smile. Losing one or more teeth, for instance, can disrupt the harmony of your smile, leading to a less pleasing appearance. If you’re experiencing a crooked smile, you might wonder what triggered the shift. Delve into the following discussion to explore seven potential causes of teeth shifting and discover preventive measures to safeguard your dental alignment.

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4 Important Truths About Root Canal Treatment

December 15, 2023

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Illustration of a root canal treatment being performed

Every year, over 15 million root canal treatments are performed to save infected teeth and put a stop to tooth pain. But even if you’re told that you need a root canal, you may be somewhat reluctant to undergo the procedure. Learning more about root canals can go a long way toward soothing any worries you might have. Here are 4 key root canal facts that every patient should know.

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Deductibles and Orthodontics: Why You Should Start Invisalign Before the New Year

November 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — 32andu @ 8:45 am
Someone holding an Invisalign aligner and smiling

Unfortunately, people often think about orthodontics as having an expiry date—if they’re past adolescence, they often assume that the opportunity to straighten their smile has passed them by.

Fortunately this isn’t the case. In fact, if you have dental insurance, right now—the end of the year—is the perfect time to get started with Invisalign treatment. If you’re curious, here are some reasons why you shouldn’t wait.

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5 Reasons Why Tooth-Colored Fillings Are the Superior Choice

October 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — 32andu @ 1:43 pm
A man with amalgam fillings

Dental fillings have come a long way in recent years. Before the advent of dental-grade composite resin, most fillings were made of different metals combined to create amalgam. Now, however, you have a choice of materials to restore your teeth.

Continue reading to learn why composite resin is the best choice for all your fillings. You’ll be surprised just how versatile the tooth-colored filling material is.

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4 Reasons Why An Extraction May Be Necessary (Even Without Pain)

September 8, 2023

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A tooth that needed extraction

You might wonder why your dentist recommends tooth extraction when you’re not feeling any pain. Dental issues can be deceptive, and pain is not the only indicator of a problem. This is one of the reasons that dentists must go to school for years to diagnose oral health conditions.

Continue reading to discover four reasons why your extraction may be the result of a hidden oral health problem.

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How to Get Through the First Month With Dentures

August 3, 2023

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happy person wearing a set of dentures

Dentures can make a massive difference in the lives of people who are missing teeth, completely transforming how you look and feel day-to-day. That said, like any change in your life, it’ll take some time to adjust to everything that dentures have to offer.

It usually takes patients around a month to get used to how it feels to wear dentures, and for their prosthetic to feel completely comfortable. If you want to know what you’re in for, here’s what you can expect from the first few weeks of wearing dentures.

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An Essential Guide for Dental Crown Aftercare

July 12, 2023

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Various dental crowns of different colors (silver, natural, gold) splayed out side by side

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that covers a damaged tooth, restoring how it looks and functions. There is a recovery period after the procedure, but in a few days, any irritation, sensitivity, inflammation, or pain you’re experiencing should subside. To help you manage your discomfort, here is some guidance on dental crown aftercare in the days following your initial appointment.

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What’s The Difference Between Dental Crowns and Fillings?

May 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — 32andu @ 8:30 pm
picture of someone’s tooth

Dentistry is a vast and interesting field with a wide array of treatments capable of supporting patients’ oral health. That’s definitely a good thing for patients, but it can also leave the average person a little disoriented when trying to make decisions about their care.

It may even seem like some dental treatments overlap in what they deal with, which can make it hard to choose between them. Fillings and dental crowns are good examples.

If you want to learn more about what sets these restorative treatments apart from each other, here’s what each of them is used for, and how to pick which one is right for you.

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