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No One Can See My Missing Tooth — Why Should I Replace It?

May 27, 2024

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Illustration of a dental implant toward the back of a dental arch

If you lose a tooth toward the front of your mouth, you might be eager to replace it. After all, most people would agree that a noticeable gap is unattractive. But what if your missing tooth is not easily visible? Should you still replace it? Or should you save money and forgo further dental treatment? In the vast majority of cases, you most certainly should replace a missing back tooth. This blog post explains why.

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Is It Possible to Be Too Old for Cosmetic Dentistry?

March 28, 2024

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Smiling gray-haired woman with beautiful teeth

Due to innovations in modern medicine, many people are able to lead active, fulfilling lives well into their 70s, 80s, or 90s. Even if you have several decades of life experience behind you, you still have every right to enjoy a healthy and attractive smile! Still, you might wonder if it is possible to be too old for cosmetic dentistry. The answer is no! There is no upper age limit for cosmetic treatments. This blog post explains a few important points to keep in mind about aesthetic services for seniors.

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Clean Teeth: The Fascinating History of Dental Floss

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Smiling woman flossing her teeth

In modern times, dental floss is regarded as an essential oral hygiene tool. After all, how many times has your dentist or dental hygienist reminded you to incorporate flossing into your daily routine? However, dental floss is a relatively modern invention. In fact, it was not popularized until the 1800s! Would you like to learn more about the evolution of this important product? Continue reading below to discover some fascinating information.

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3 Reasons Why Dental Insurance Is Worth the Money

October 29, 2023

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Dental insurance plan document on desk

When you periodically review your budget, you may look for services and subscriptions that you should cancel. Have you ever wondered if your dental insurance policy ought to be one of them? Is your plan worth paying for, or is it a superfluous expense? You might be surprised by the answer! Read this blog post to discover three reasons why dental insurance is worth the money.

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Dental Insurance vs. Dental Discount Plans: Which Should You Choose?

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Happy male dental patient sitting upright in treatment chair

As a money-savvy individual, you may always be looking for ways to save on essential services, such as oral healthcare. Either dental insurance or a dental discount plan could help you do that — but which one is better? The answer really depends on your personal needs. This blog post explains the pros and cons of each option; hopefully, it will help you make a wise decision about how to save money on a healthier smile.

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Beware of Diet Trends That Could Harm Your Oral Health!

September 13, 2023

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Nutrition can play a huge role in how your body functions and feels, so it is no surprise that many people are constantly trying different approaches to eating. They are looking for a diet plan that is both sustainable and supports their overall wellness. If you are such an individual, your motives are certainly commendable. However, caution is in order. Not all diet trends are beneficial. In fact, some of them could harm your oral health! Here are a few popular diets that it might be better to stay away from:

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How to Eat Healthy on a Soft Diet

August 12, 2023

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Bowl of creamy soup surrounded by vegetables

Many dental procedures require you to make temporary modifications to your diet. For example, your dental team will probably urge you to avoid hard and tough foods. Instead, you should eat softer items that require little to no chewing. You might be tempted to fill up on things like ice cream and milkshakes. While those items are fine as treats, it would be more beneficial to eat healthy while on a soft diet. How can you do that? Here are some tips:

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Will Veneers Require You to Change Your Diet?

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Woman with beautiful teeth, eating a burger

Your daily eating habits can have a great impact on your oral health, your overall wellness, and even your mood. If you have already established a good routine of eating nutritious, filling meals, you might wonder if getting some cosmetic dental work will require you to make any adjustments. Specifically, you might be curious to know if veneers will require you to change your diet. This blog post explains what you should know before you commit to treatment.

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How to Easily Remove Your Clear Aligners

July 8, 2023

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Happy woman holding clear aligner

One of the best features of clear aligners is that they are removable. You can (and should) take the trays out of your mouth at least a few times each day so you can eat your meals and care for your oral hygiene. But what if it is challenging to get your orthodontic appliances out of your mouth? This blog post provides some practical tips on how to easily remove your clear aligners.

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August 11 Is National Align Your Teeth Day!

July 2, 2023

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Close-up of man’s hand holding Invisalign aligner

Millions of people across the U.S. deal with some type of dental misalignment. Because of the many problems that can result from crooked teeth, dentists and orthodontists wish to raise awareness of how important it is to take action to straighten your teeth. That is why National Align Your Teeth Day was established in 2021. This annual observance is fast approaching! What can you do to show your support? This blog post offers some suggestions.

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