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A Brief Guide to Speaking with Dentures

March 21, 2024

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Your teeth play a crucial role in the way you speak. Pronouncing the various sounds of human speech requires precise positioning of the tongue and lips, and some of these sounds can’t be properly pronounced without touching the tongue to the teeth. Thankfully, modern dentures are incredibly lifelike, fantastically comfortable, and can work wonders for restoring your natural chewing and speaking ability. Here are a few ways to help you get used to speaking with dentures so you can start confidently talking your friends’ ears off as soon as possible.


Could My Teeth Use a Spring Cleaning?

March 13, 2024

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Spring is a lovely time of year, and many people welcome it by taking some time to give their house or place of business a thorough cleaning. While it’s a great idea to get rid of unused stuff and deep-clean all the nooks and crannies in your home, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t take the opportunity to get your oral hygiene routine up to par. Here are a few ways to give your teeth a spring cleaning so you can enjoy them for as long as possible.


What Do I Need to Be a Good Dental Implant Candidate?

February 21, 2024

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Tooth loss is a frustrating problem that can take its toll on your self-image, your self-esteem, and even your ability to chew a wide variety of foods. Fortunately, dental implants are regarded as the best form of tooth replacement around because they look, feel, and behave just like real teeth. However, a patient must meet a few criteria before they can be cleared to receive dental implants. Here are a few of the attributes of excellent dental implant candidates and how you may be able to achieve them.


Dental Implant Patients Beware: Avoid These Habits to Prevent Failure

February 13, 2024

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Dentists consider dental implants to be the best form of tooth replacement available because they mimic real teeth in both appearance and function. This allows them to go unnoticed by casual observers while restoring nearly all of the patient’s chewing force. They also boast an incredible 95% success rate, making them a solid investment in one’s oral health and overall well-being. Here are a few habits to avoid to keep your dental implants working and looking great for life.


How to Recognize Dental Implant Failure

January 5, 2024

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Dental implants reign as the top choice for tooth replacement, with over 5 million implants installed each year! These implants not only restore the appearance and functionality of teeth but also boast an impressive 95% success rate. However, despite their high success rate, dental implants can still encounter challenges leading to potential failure. Here’s everything you need to know about dental implant failure and signs to watch out for.


LANAP® vs. LAPIP®: What’s the Difference?

December 20, 2023

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one out of every two adults in the world has gum disease, which is a deteriorating infection that can compromise both natural and artificial teeth. Fortunately, even in severe cases, there are ways to treat it in hopes of preserving your full and functional smile, like two laser procedures, called LANAP and LAPIP. However, even though the names of these treatments are similar, these state-of-the-art techniques are used in two different types of situations. Read on to learn more about each of the procedures and their benefits.


Are Your Dentures a Little Long in the Tooth? It Might Be Time for a Replacement

August 10, 2023

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Modern dentures look natural and are extremely comfortable, but they eventually need replacement. Sometimes this is because the dentures are deteriorating, and other times the patient’s mouth is changing shape. In any case, there comes a point when routine maintenance or a minor adjustment won’t fix the problem. Read on to learn about a few signs that you might be due for a new set of dentures.


Which Questions Should I Ask at my Cosmetic Dental Appointment?

February 21, 2023

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Modern cosmetic dentistry is full of marvels. Technology has advanced to such an extent that, for basically any issue you’re dealing with, your dentist will be able to help you. However, one consequence of that is that it can be hard for the average person to know the full breadth of what their dentist has to offer.

If you have an upcoming consultation with your cosmetic dentist, it can be hard to even know where to begin! Here are a few questions you can ask your dentist at that consultation.


4 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Dental Insurance Benefits in 2022

September 28, 2022

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Dental insurance isn’t the most exciting subject in the world, but it can help you save a ton when it comes to taking care of your smile. However, dental insurance doesn’t work exactly like the medical insurance that you are used to. It can be challenging to navigate at first. Here are some tips to help you fully maximize your benefits and get the most out of your plan.


Thinking of Getting Invisalign? Here Are 5 Things You Should Know

September 26, 2022

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Are you interested in joining the 12+ million Americans that have straightened their teeth with Invisalign? You’re not alone! Countless patients are interested in achieving the smile of their dreams without the metal. Of course, there’s much more to this orthodontic treatment. With this in mind, keep reading to learn five things you should know before getting Invisalign.

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