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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!


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!


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.


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.


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

November 25, 2020

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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.


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.


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.


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.


Habits That Can Cause a Dental Emergency

June 4, 2020

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Man holding a cigarette

Everyone has habitual things they do throughout the day. Some are completely harmless while others can lead to issues in the future. When it comes to your smile, there are many bad habits that can eventually cause a full-blown dental emergency. Even though they can be difficult to break, doing so can save you a lot of time, money, and pain. Your emergency dentist shares some bad habits and how they can affect your smile.


What Do I Do If My Dental Crown Breaks or Falls Off?

April 16, 2020

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Concerned man covers his mouth after his dental crown breaks

Dental crowns are versatile tooth-shaped caps that can repair or strengthen a tooth for 15 years or more. However, these durable solutions are not invincible. A dental injury from a contact sport or a bad habit like chewing on pen caps can suddenly damage or knock loose your dental crown and expose the vulnerable tooth underneath. To help you stay calm in this potentially scary situation, your Grafton dentist explains what steps you need to take if your dental crown breaks or falls off.

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