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3 Possible Ways Dental Bridges Can Fail

March 13, 2024

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Dental bridge being placed on lower arch

A dental bridge makes it possible to enjoy a complete smile again by filling in the gap left by one or more missing teeth. However, even a high-quality dental bridge could potentially fail if you don’t take the right steps to protect it. Below is a quick look at 3 common causes of dental bridge failure – and what you can do to avoid them.


How Long Will Your New Dental Crown Last?

December 8, 2023

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Illustration of dental crown being placed on tooth

You just had a weakened tooth restored with a dental crown, and it has made quite a positive difference for your smile. But even as you’ve been enjoying the benefits of your crown, you may find yourself wondering exactly how long you can expect it to last before you need to get a new one. The answer can vary quite a bit more than you think; below is some important information that dentists want their patients to know about the lifespans of dental crowns.  


What Does a Black Line Appearing Around Your Dental Crown Mean?

November 16, 2023

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Female patient leaning back in dental chair and smiling

If you check your smile in the mirror and see a black line around your dental crown, you are naturally going to be concerned. Where did this line come from? And what can you do to address the problem and keep your smile looking its best? Your dentist is here to answer these questions so that you have a clear idea of what’s going on with your dental work.


3 Helpful Strategies for Maximizing Your Dental Insurance Benefits

October 16, 2023

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Wooden blocks spelling out the words “dental plan”

How can you make sure that your smile gets the care it needs at a price that you can afford? Oftentimes, the key is to take full advantage of your dental insurance benefits before they reset. If you’re trying to figure out the best way to use your dental insurance plan, your dentist is here to help! Here are 3 strategies for maximizing your benefits. 


What Can Cause You to Develop a Fear of the Dentist?

September 28, 2023

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Female patient covering her mouth at dentist’s office

Did you know that more than a third of the population of the United States is afraid of dental treatment? Far too many people don’t visit the dentist’s office as often as they should due to their fears. If you have any kind of dental phobia, you might find yourself wondering where it came from in the first place. Below is a brief look at factors that could lead to a fear of the dentist – as well as how dental sedation can be used to help overcome said fear.


How Dental Sedation Can Help Patients with Special Needs

August 17, 2023

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Close-up of knobs for machine used for dental sedation

If there’s anyone in your family with special needs, then you know how important it is to find a practice that’s able to accommodate them. One thing you can look for is whether they offer a variety of sedation options. While dental sedation is often recommended as a solution for dental anxiety, it can also help all kinds of patients get the care that their smiles deserve. Here’s how your loved ones with special needs could benefit from dental sedation.


Do You Have to Worry About Your Dental Implants Developing Cavities?

July 21, 2023

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Concerned-looking woman sitting on steps outside

Dental implants resemble your natural teeth in many different ways; not only do they have a similar feel and appearance, but they can also help prevent bone loss in your jaw. But do dental implants mimic teeth in less-than-desirable ways as well? Do you have to worry about them developing cavities if you don’t keep them clean? Your dentist is here to explain what kinds of oral health threats your dental implants need to be protected from.


After Root Canal Therapy: What to Expect and How to Care for Your Smile

June 16, 2023

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Close-up of a hand holding two ibuprofen pills

Are you scheduled to have root canal therapy performed to try and save an infected tooth? If so, then you should start planning for the recovery period right now. It’s essential to know what to expect after root canal therapy so that you can make sure that the healing process is as problem-free as possible. Here’s a brief summary of what will happen after the procedure as well as some of the aftercare instructions you’ll need to follow.


Why You Shouldn’t Drink Alcohol After Tooth Extraction

May 23, 2023

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Hand being used to stop a glass of alcohol

Plenty of people are in the habit of enjoying a drink at the end of the day. But what if you just had a tooth removed due to a dental emergency? There are several steps you’ll need to take in order to protect your mouth after this procedure – and unfortunately, one of those steps is avoiding alcohol. Here’s why you should stay away from beer or wine after tooth extraction.


Root Canal or Tooth Extraction: Which is Best for Protecting Your Smile?

April 28, 2023

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Woman with a toothache at the dentist’s office

When you have a tooth that is severely decayed or infected, your options for having it treated are limited. Sometimes it might be possible to save the tooth with root canal therapy. In other cases, though, the tooth might need to be extracted. Which treatment is the best choice for you and your smile? Here’s what you need to know to figure out the answer to this crucial question.

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