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Can Dental Implants Be Whitened?

April 3, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkern @ 9:28 pm
patient holding dental implant model

Many people want a whiter smile, and teeth whitening is a popular method to achieve it. However, if you have dental implants and are thinking about whitening, you might wonder if it will work. Unfortunately, traditional whitening treatments don’t affect implants, as they only work on natural teeth. This means your implants won’t change color along with your natural teeth. But don’t worry, there are other options. Read on to learn more about these alternatives.


Dentures Can Help Younger People Too! Here’s How

January 12, 2024

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While dentures have allowed many people to restore their smiles after extensive tooth loss, people usually associate them with senior citizens in particular. While seniors are more likely to wear dentures on average because tooth loss becomes more likely with age, many younger adults have used them to restore their smiles with comfortable and lifelike artificial teeth. Here’s why dentures might be a great idea for a younger patient with extensive tooth loss.


Harrowing Holidays: How Stress Impacts Your Teeth

December 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkern @ 8:27 pm
Woman sitting at a holiday table full of gift wrapping supplies grasping her head in frustration

The holiday season is here and you’re probably busy mingling at various parties and finding just the right gift for that special someone. This time of year can bring plenty of joy, but for many, it comes with equal amounts of stress. Unfortunately, when you’re under added pressure your teeth suffer, too. Even if you practice proper preventative dental care, you’re still at risk of developing certain conditions. Keep reading to learn 3 ways end-of-the-year anxiety impacts your smile, and how your dentist can help.


How Your Teeth Put the “Thanks” in Thanksgiving

November 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkern @ 8:35 pm
A family celebrating Thanksgiving with good oral health

What are you thankful for? Friends, family, food? What about your oral health? Your teeth do a lot more than shine in your mouth, they’re an essential part of digestion and socialization. If you’ve never considered what your teeth do for you, perhaps Thanksgiving is a perfect time to reflect.

If you want to learn how your teeth help you in a variety of ways, continue reading. By the end of this blog, you should have a newfound appreciation for your teeth!


Long Live the King: How Long Can a Dental Crown Last?

October 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkern @ 10:33 pm
Woman has curious expression

A dental crown can restore a damaged tooth to its original function and appearance after injury, decay, or a dental procedure like a root canal. They are customized to fit the needs of individual patients and can be applied in as few as one appointment. However, they don’t last forever and will eventually need to be replaced. Here’s how long your dental crown can last and how you can make sure it does so for as long as possible.


How Do Dentists Prepare Teeth for Crowns?

August 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkern @ 7:13 pm

Dental model showing a tooth prepped for a crownDental crowns have been used for generations because of their versatility and effectiveness. Nowadays, crowns are made of all-ceramic materials to blend in with your real teeth. If your dentist has recommended a restoration, it’s normal to have concerns about the road ahead. Here’s what you can expect as your dentist prepares your tooth for a crown.


Can I Replace Existing Restorations with Dental Implants?

July 1, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkern @ 6:32 pm

Digital model of an implant-supported bridgeTeeth are supposed to last for a lifetime, but 120 million Americans have lost at least one tooth. Traditionally, a fixed bridge is used to treat one or more lost teeth in a row. Although bridges have been used for decades, there’s another solution to treat tooth loss. Dental implants are the most successful method of replacing lost teeth, but is it too late to get them if you already have a bridge? No! You can replace your old restoration using the next best thing to your real teeth.


Swimming and its Hazards to Your Teeth

June 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkern @ 8:18 pm
picture of someone swimming

There’s no better way to beat the summer heat than with a dip in the pool, which is why every public swimming hole you’re likely to visit this time of year is absolutely packed. Swimming is great exercise, and can be fun for every member of the family.

However, if you swim often—or even as a sport—you may be a little bit concerned about how that could affect your teeth. As it turns out, there are some things worth thinking about. Here are some potential oral health hazards that can come with swimming.


Can I Reline My Dentures Myself?

April 28, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkern @ 11:49 pm

Gloved hands polishing partial dentureNew 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

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkern @ 2:14 am
Smiling person with dentures

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.

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