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:


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.


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.


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.


5 Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Smile During Summer Vacation

June 30, 2023

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Many people have plans to get away from it all this summer. Whether you are looking forward to lounging by the pool or exploring the wilderness, you should pause for a moment to consider your oral wellness before you take off on your trip. How can you maintain a healthy smile during summer vacation? This blog post provides some practical tips.


Veneers Are the Key to a Beach-Ready Smile

June 13, 2023

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Happy couple enjoying walk on beach

Are you eager to pack up and head to the coast for some relaxing time by the ocean this summer? If so, you should be sure to pack your sunscreen, swimsuit, towels, and, of course, a genuine smile that will look stunning in photos. But what if your teeth have some imperfections that make you feel self-conscious? Share your concerns with your cosmetic dentist. They might recommend that you invest in veneers, an aesthetic treatment that can be the key to a beach-ready smile.


How Long Do Dental Implants Usually Last?

April 18, 2023

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Smiling older woman, showing her dental implants

Dental implants are considered to be the gold standard in tooth replacement because they seamlessly rebuild lost dentition, provide a strong bite, and look incredibly natural. However, they can cost a significant amount of money. How long do dental implants usually last? Do they endure long enough to be a good financial value? Yes! This blog post provides useful information on the lifespan of dental implants.


Can I Get Dental Implants if I Smoke?

April 17, 2023

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Man pulling cigarette from carton, preparing to smoke

An estimate published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that around 40 million adults in the U.S. smoke cigarettes. This habit is strongly connected to a number of health problems, including respiratory issues, cancer, and more. If you smoke, it is logical to wonder if this activity may also affect your prospects for tooth replacement. You might ask, “Can I get dental implants if I smoke?” This blog post provides helpful information.


Can I Drink Alcohol After a Tooth Extraction?

March 9, 2023

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In most cases, it is perfectly acceptable to indulge in a beer, cocktail, or glass of wine. However, it is a different story if you recently underwent a major dental treatment. In fact, it is the course of wisdom to avoid drinking alcohol after a tooth extraction for at least 7 – 10 days. Read on to learn why that is the case.


February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

February 28, 2023

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Cartoon kids, teeth, dental tools, and healthy foods with the words "Brush, Floss, Smile"

The children are indeed the future. Promoting healthy habits for our children is one of the most important things we can do for them. February marks National Children’s Dental Health Month sponsored by the American Dental Association (ADA). One of the main focuses of this national observance is prevention of dental issues by practicing good oral health.

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