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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!


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.

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