Kern Family Dentistry Blog
Can I Reline My Dentures Myself?
April 28, 2023
New materials and technologies allow dentures to fit more comfortably than ever before. However, there will come a time when your dentures start to slip. Your jawbone and gum tissues will change shape over time. Your dentures won’t adapt to the changes, which can cause slipping and irritation. Regularly relining dentures is necessary for maintaining a snug fit. Although you can purchase OTC kits, here’s why it’s better to leave the adjustments to professionals.
3 Great Habits for Denture Patients
February 4, 2023
Dentures can afford people who have lost teeth in the past a huge boost to their quality of life. They’re also incredibly durable and capable of lasting for years if you maintain them properly.
If you want your prosthetic to stick around for as long as possible, there are some important things you may want to keep in mind. Here are three good habits for people who have dentures.(more…)
5 Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving Dinner
November 4, 2022
For many people, Thanksgiving is the best time of year. Cooking and eating seasonal delicacies is both tasty and a great way to bond with your loved ones. It also symbolizes the start of the holiday season and finding it difficult to stick to your diet with sweet temptations around every corner. Many of the foods and drinks associated with Thanksgiving are known for being unhealthy and are unlikely to have the best impact on your smile. So you can have a healthy Thanksgiving this year, read on for some helpful tips.(more…)
4 Oral Hygiene Tips for a Healthier Smile
October 24, 2022
October is famous for Halloween night, but it’s also National Dental Hygiene Month! During this month, celebrate with pride by showing how much you care for your smile and continued excellent oral hygiene or taking steps to achieve a healthier beam. You may be wondering: how exactly can you do this? Read on to learn about 4 oral hygiene tips that will help you celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month by taking good care of your pearly whites.(more…)
Art and Science of Color Matching Crowns
September 17, 2022
It can be almost impossible for anyone except a dentist to detect a crown from a natural tooth. Modern restorations are made of all-ceramic material, which allows your dentist to customize them to the color, size, and shape of your real teeth to blend in seamlessly. This involves combining art with science to color-match a dental crown. Here’s how your dentist will determine the perfect color, so no one will know it isn’t part of your natural smile.
Causes of Bad Breath & What to Do About It
August 9, 2022
August 6th is National Fresh Breath Day! This is a great time to celebrate having fresh breath and practicing ways to keep it that way. Knowing what can cause bad breath is beneficial in the pursuit. Read on to learn about a few things that can lead to bad breath as well as what you can do to prevent it from happening in the first place.(more…)
3 Cosmetic Procedures for a Summer-Ready Smile
July 15, 2022
Summer is here, which means plenty of time outdoors soaking up the sun or traveling for a weekend getaway. Whether you’ll be spending time with family or taking your dream vacation, don’t let anxieties about your smile hold you back from looking and feeling your best. Despite common misconceptions, you don’t have to be rich or famous to benefit from cosmetic dentistry. There are options to fit everyone’s budget. Here are 3 affordable cosmetic procedures to give you a stunning smile for the summer.
3 Reasons Dental Implants Make You Seem Younger
June 7, 2022
If you’re considering dental implants, you may be focused on things like smile restoration or improved meals and conversations. After all, those represent the treatment’s most practical, tangible benefits. However, did you know implants reverse aged appearances too? It’s true — once they fill the gaps in your mouth, these replacement teeth can make you seem quite younger!
To help you learn more, here’s a summary of three ways dental implants bring back youthful looks.(more…)
Are Dental Implants Safe During Pregnancy?
May 13, 2022
Every tooth is essential to a healthy, beautiful, functional smile. Losing even one can affect your self-esteem and dental health. Thankfully, your dentist can replace your lost tooth using the next best thing to what nature gave you. A dental implant is the only solution to replicate both the root and crown. Although most people with good oral and general health are candidates, they may not be the best option for expectant mothers. If you want to complete your smile before your bundle of joy arrives, here’s what you need to know about getting dental implants during pregnancy.
Gum Disease Therapy Before Dental Work
March 18, 2022
If you’re embarrassed by stained, chipped, or gapped teeth, your cosmetic dentist can give you a stunning smile you’ll want to show off. However, not everyone is a candidate for elective procedures. If you have underlying dental problems, they will have to be treated first. While you might be focused on your aesthetic flaws, your dentist’s main concern is your gum health because it is the foundation of a beautiful smile. Although you may not have expected additional treatments, here’s why you’ll want to take your dentist’s advice if they recommend gum disease therapy.