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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.

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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.

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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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Why You Should Soak Your Denture When You Don’t Wear Them

May 4, 2021

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A soaking denture next to a sink

Dentures have the ability to provide many years of use, making them a worthwhile investment for addressing severe tooth loss. With that said, their lifespan largely depends on how well you take care of them now. For example, you may have been told that soaking dentures every night is crucial. Rather than going to sleep with them in your mouth, here are three reasons to soak them before bed (and when they’re not in use) instead!

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6 Ways to Increase Your Kissability for Valentine’s Day

February 11, 2021

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couple kissing

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and will be here before you know it. Whether you are planning on going out for a lobster dinner, or just relaxing with your special someone by the fireplace while watching a movie, you’re in for an exciting night. For many, a fun date isn’t complete without a kiss. You want to be prepared. If you aren’t keeping your oral health in check, you probably won’t be as kissable as you could be. Here are some tips to help.

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Which Type of Denture Adhesive Is Right for Me?

January 18, 2021

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dentist holding a set of full dentures

Trying to figure out which type of denture adhesive you should use can be overwhelming. With all of the different options available, it can be difficult to decide which one will best improve the stability of your smile. That’s why we’ve put together this quick little guide to denture adhesives. Let’s talk about the three main types and how you can determine which one is best for you.

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Are the Holidays the Worst Time of Year for Your Teeth?

November 25, 2020

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Turkey

The majority of people look forward to the holidays coming around, but it isn’t the best time of year for your oral health. After the holiday season comes to a close, many people find themselves needing to deal with cavities and other dental problems. It is likely the worst time of year for your smile. Your dentist shares a few reasons why and some steps you can take to ensure that your oral health stays in good shape.

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Bonding VS Veneers: What’s the Difference?

October 6, 2020

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Woman at dentist learning the difference between veneers and bonding. Are you dissatisfied with the way your teeth look? You’re not alone. Research shows that over 25% of people don’t smile because they are embarrassed by their teeth. Thankfully, you don’t need to live with less than a beautiful smile. Cosmetic dentistry offers several solutions to achieve picture-perfect results. Among the most common elective treatments are porcelain veneers and cosmetic bonding. There is a difference between veneers and bonding, so which is the right option for you? Here’s what you need to know to make the best decision for your smile.

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What Dental Issues Can Cosmetic Bonding Fix?

September 23, 2020

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Many people who have minor dental issues never go to the dentist because of concerns regarding time and cost. However, with cosmetic bonding treatment, there is a quick and affordable way that your dentist can fix imperfections. Wanting to make improvements to your smile shouldn’t mean that you need to commit to long, expensive treatments. Continue reading to learn more about the benefits of cosmetic bonding and what dental issues it can fix.

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Summer Is the Best Time to Get the Smile You’ve Always Wanted

July 7, 2020

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Woman in sun hat smiles after visiting her Grafton cosmetic dentist

Summer is the best time to erase your dental flaws and imperfections. Thanks to a variety of modern, affordable, and comfortable treatments, your Grafton cosmetic dentist can help you achieve your dream smile in as little as a single appointment. Not only will you be able to enjoy the dramatic results all season long, but you’ll be ready to show off your pearly whites later in the year during the holidays! Read on to learn more about how you can achieve the smile you’ve always wanted this summer.

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