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Causes of Bad Breath & What to Do About It

August 9, 2022

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image of foods that can cause bad breath

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.


3 Cosmetic Procedures for a Summer-Ready Smile

July 15, 2022

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Woman with an attractive smile at the beachSummer 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

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Close-up of dental implant model compared to patient’s natural smile

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.


Are Dental Implants Safe During Pregnancy?

May 13, 2022

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Pregnant woman with hands on bellyEvery 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

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Laser gum disease therapyIf 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. 


5 Cosmetic Dental Procedures to Look Younger

January 18, 2022

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Middle-aged woman smiling after cosmetic dentistryYou expect to see a few gray hairs and wrinkles as the years pass, but you may not have expected your teeth to make you look older. Stained, worn, or missing teeth can add years to your appearance. While you can’t stop gray hair from growing, you can turn back the clock with cosmetic dentistry. Here are 5 procedures that can revamp your smile to look years younger.


5 Traits of a Good Dental Implant Candidate

November 10, 2021

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dentist speaking with dental implant candidate in Grafton

Dental implants are the most advanced tooth replacement option available today, but they aren’t for everyone. You may be wondering, what exactly does it take to be a good candidate for dental implants? To help you understand if dental implants in Grafton may be the right option for you, here are five important qualities that a good dental implant candidate should have.


Are School Lunches Bad for Young Smiles?

September 4, 2021

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School items on a boy’s deskAs children across the country head back to the classroom, their bodies rely on a nutritious lunch to get through the day. Over the last 10 years, there has been national attention regarding the debate of childhood nutrition. As a result, many schools have made several changes to their daily menus to teach children to eat healthier. Although the foods on their lunch tray might be good for their diet, what about their smiles? Here’s the truth about school lunches and what they can do to your child’s dental health.


Loose Adult Tooth? 4 Tips to Save Your Smile

August 9, 2021

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Woman with loose tooth in dental chairAs a child, nothing was more exciting than your first wiggly tooth; however, a loose one as an adult can be quite alarming. Although it’s normal for the primary teeth to loosen and fall out, you don’t have another set underneath your permanent ones. Since they can’t regenerate, and the Tooth Fairy will not come. Your adult teeth need to serve you for a lifetime. If you notice you can move a tooth slightly, you need to act fast. Here’s what you need to know to handle the situation to save your smile.


5 Simple Tips for Enjoying Summer Foods with Dentures

June 9, 2021

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older woman smiling with dentures

While dentures can restore a portion of your chewing capacity, there are still some limitations to what you can eat with them. With summer here, you’ll be attending barbecues and other functions, and you’d like to feel normal and enjoy yourself. Continue reading to get 5 easy-to-follow tips for eating with dentures this summer!

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