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Can Dental Bonding Ruin Your Teeth?

May 23, 2024

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Close-up of man’s smile with perfect teeth

Dental bonding, also known as direct bonding or cosmetic bonding, is a popular dental service. It offers an affordable and fast way to hide aesthetic imperfections in teeth! However, some people are reluctant to get it because they are worried that it might ruin their teeth. Is that possible? You can be sure that bonding carries very little risk of long-term harm to your smile. This blog post explores how this treatment can affect your teeth.


Dentures and Nutrition: What You Should Know

April 24, 2024

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Senior woman sitting at table, eating a meal

Countless millions of people rely in their dentures to help them eat. Whether they are munching on veggies or enjoying a sweet treat on the weekend, they use their prosthetic teeth to consume a wide variety of foods. However, many denture wearers are not aware that their smile might actually be affecting their ability to take in adequate nutrition. How exactly do dentures affect nutrition, and what can you do to make sure your body gets the fuel it needs to thrive? This blog post explains.


Can I Brush My Dentures While They Are in My Mouth?

March 1, 2024

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Senior person preparing to brush their dentures

Oral hygiene tasks should be a permanent part of your daily routine. That is true even if you have lost all of your natural teeth and use dentures instead. Your good habits can reduce your risk of oral infections and help to extend the lifespan of your prosthetic!

However, you might have some questions about oral hygiene with dentures. For example, can you brush them while they are still in your mouth? Or should you always remove them before you clean them? This blog post discusses some important information that you should keep in mind.


Should You Replace Your Healthy Teeth with Dental Implants?

February 4, 2024

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Illustration of dental implant being placed between natural teeth

Dental implants are rightly regarded as the best form of tooth replacement. However, some people have taken that to mean they should ask their dentist to extract their natural teeth so they can be replaced by implants. Is that a good idea? In the vast majority of cases, no, it is not. This blog post discusses why you should try to keep your natural smile as long as possible instead of replacing healthy teeth with dental implants.


Extend the Life of Your Dental Implants by Avoiding These 5 Bad Habits

January 29, 2024

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Woman eating an apple instead of donuts

Dental implant treatment requires a significant investment of both time and money. However, implants are a great value because they have the potential to last for several decades — many patients even get lifelong function from them! That does not mean, though, that you can simply trust your implants to stand the test of time. You have the responsibility to protect them from harm and premature failure. How can you extend the life of your dental implants? You should avoid these bad habits:


Is Dental Insurance Worth the Money?

October 22, 2023

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As a frugal individual, you may periodically set aside time to evaluate your spending. Occasionally, you may decide to cancel services or subscriptions that are no longer worth paying for. What about your dental insurance? Is it a superfluous expense, or can it actually help you save money in the long run? This blog post discusses why the latter is the case.


Should You Use Dental Insurance or a Dental Discount Plan?

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Smiling, handsome male dental patient

If you are looking for ways to save money on professional oral health care, you might be thinking about purchasing a dental insurance policy or a dental discount plan. These two arrangements are not the same, but they do both offer some distinct benefits. They also each come with some drawbacks. Which one is best for you? This blog post provides an overview of each option to help move you in the right direction.


4 Ways Vaping Can Harm Your Oral Health

September 4, 2023

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Woman smoking e-cigarette against neutral background

The use of e-cigarettes, commonly known as vaping, has become popular in recent years. Many people reason that this habit is better than real cigarettes for both their oral and overall health. While there is some truth to that, it does not mean that this habit is beneficial in any way. In fact, vaping can harm your oral health! This blog post touches on four different ways in which it could prove damaging to your precious smile.


5 Tips to Keep Your Denture White and Bright

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Denture with brush against white background

Your dentures should be an aesthetically pleasing complement for your smile; their size, shape, and color should flatter your natural features. Unfortunately, though, prosthetic teeth can incur stains over time. They may end up looking dull, yellowish, or even brown. How can you keep your denture white and bright? Here are some practical tips:


Which Toothpaste Should You Use for Veneers?

August 7, 2023

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Woman with beautiful smile holding toothbrush and toothpaste

Veneers are one of the best ways to disguise flaws in teeth and achieve a confident, gorgeous smile. They even have the potential to last for 10 – 15 years or longer! However, they will only stand the test of time if you take good care of them. That means you have to be diligent about brushing your teeth twice a day — and you should do so with the right products. Which toothpaste should you use for veneers? This blog post provides important information.

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