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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.


5 Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving Dinner

November 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkern @ 1:17 am
family enjoying a healthy Thanksgiving meal

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.


4 Oral Hygiene Tips for a Healthier Smile

October 24, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkern @ 9:54 pm
dentist and patient talking about oral hygiene tips

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.


Art and Science of Color Matching Crowns

September 17, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkern @ 12:34 am

Shade guide for dental crownsIt 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

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkern @ 12:09 am
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkern @ 6:38 pm

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

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkern @ 10:27 am
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkern @ 1:31 am

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.


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