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3 Important Reasons to Soak Your Dentures Overnight

September 3, 2023

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Dentures in glass of liquid on smooth tabletop

At the end of a long day, have you ever been tempted to simply set your dentures on your nightstand instead of soaking them? Perhaps you were even contemplating the idea of leaving them in your mouth! While it might seem harmless to occasionally neglect your dentures’ nightly soak, there are actually some very good reasons why you should never do that. What are those reasons? This blog post explains.


What Foods Should You Avoid with Dentures?

September 2, 2023

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Caramel, a sticky food that should be avoided with dentures

Dentures are a great form of tooth replacement. They can restore your ability to speak clearly, smile confidently, and eat a wide variety of foods. However, they do have their limitations. By making smart dietary choices, you can keep them in good condition and protect your oral tissues from irritation. What foods should you avoid with dentures? This blog post provides some helpful tips.


What Is the Purpose of Temporary Veneers?

August 13, 2023

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Illustration of teeth and veneers

Dental veneers are one of the best ways to hide aesthetic imperfections in teeth and achieve a more beautiful, more confident smile. They even have the potential to last for decades. Before you get your permanent veneers, though, you will have to wear temporary ones for a while. What is the purpose of temporary veneers? This blog post explains.


Will Getting Veneers Make Your Teeth Sensitive?

August 4, 2023

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Illustration of veneer attached to front tooth

Dental veneers are a hugely popular cosmetic treatment due to their power to completely transform a smile within a matter of weeks. But are they too good to be true? Will getting veneers make your teeth sensitive or cause other problems? The good news is that veneers are quite safe, and they are unlikely to harm your oral health. However, some temporary sensitivity is a common part of the treatment process. What causes this issue, and what can you do about it? This blog post explains.


Is It Safe to Fly after a Tooth Extraction?

July 2, 2023

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Man in airport, watching planes through the window

The need for a tooth extraction can arise at any time. It can throw off your normal routine and even interfere with major plans. For example, if you need to get a tooth removed right before you take off on a big trip, your procedure could impact your travel arrangements. Is it safe to fly after a tooth extraction? This blog post explains what you should know before you get on a plane.


Is It Okay to Drink Alcohol After a Tooth Extraction?

Filed under: Uncategorized — aveni @ 5:59 pm
Colorful cocktails arranged on tabletop

In most cases, it is perfectly okay to sip on a cold beer or tasty summer cocktail. However, it is a different story for people who have recently undergone a significant dental procedure. Is it okay to drink alcohol after a tooth extraction? Learn what you should know before you pour your next adult beverage.


How to Protect Your Lips from the Sun

June 10, 2023

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Woman wearing sunhat, applying SPF lip balm

During this time of year, you may hear frequent reminders about how important it is to apply sunscreen and take other measures to avoid getting burned in the summer heat. Unfortunately, there is an important part of the body that often gets overlooked when it comes to sun protection — the lips. They are somewhat delicate and could develop skin cancer or oral cancer if they are frequently overexposed to UVB and UVA rays. How can you protect your lips from the sun? Follow these tips:


5 Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Smile During Summer Vacation

June 6, 2023

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Smiling woman dressed in summer clothing

Do you have plans to enjoy a relaxing getaway this summer? Whether you are heading to the beach, the mountains, or your favorite campground, you should take a moment to consider the well-being of your teeth and gums before you take off. Protect your mouth by applying the following tips for maintaining a healthy smile during summer vacation.


Can I Whiten My Teeth if I Have a Dental Implant?

May 21, 2023

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Handsome, smiling man with bright white teeth

Dental implants are often heralded as the best form of tooth replacement, and for good reason. They are strong, long-lasting, and beautiful. But what if your implant is not quite as beautiful as you wish it was? You might want to whiten your smile, including your implant, but not know if that is possible. This blog post answers the question, “Can I whiten my teeth if I have a dental implant?”


5 Ways to Overcome a Fear of Tooth Extractions

April 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — aveni @ 11:32 pm
Patient smiling while dentist holds extracted tooth

Has your dentist recently told you that you have to undergo a tooth extraction? Without a doubt, the prospect can seem somewhat intimidating, particularly if you have never gotten a tooth removed before. However, you should not allow anxiety to stop you from receiving necessary care. Rather, you should implement practical measures to overcome your feature of tooth extractions. Here are some tips to help you accomplish that:

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