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Will Invisalign Treatment Affect How I Speak?

January 5, 2024

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person smiling while holding Invisalign aligner

In recent years, Invisalign has gained immense popularity as a popular alternative to traditional braces. This treatment offers patients a discreet way to address issues like gaps, alignment problems, and bite issues using custom-made plastic aligners that fit comfortably over the teeth. Adjusting to wearing these aligners may impact your speech, so let’s explore how Invisalign can affect your speaking and ways to minimize this effect.

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Racy Root Canals: How Long Do They Usually Take?

December 5, 2023

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Close up of a severely damaged tooth requiring a root canal

No one wants to hear that they need a root canal, but if you have an incredibly damaged tooth, it’s sometimes necessary. To preserve your tooth and avoid an extraction, your dentist will need to remove any decayed or infected areas, and then fill and seal them back up to prevent further harm. While it sounds like a long and tedious procedure, that’s fortunately not necessarily true. Keep reading to learn more about how long it takes to get a root canal so you can be better prepared!

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The Conundrum of Corrosion: Can Dental Implants Rust?

November 17, 2023

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A dentist explaining dental implants to his patient

Dental implants are a revolutionary treatment that replaces missing teeth. However, many are concerned that the implant posts used to attach the crowns will rust in their mouths. Is this really the case? No, and yes. The real answer is a bit more complicated.

If you want to learn more about dental implants and how they handle corrosion, continue reading.

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4 Easy Ways to Save Money on Your Dental Care

November 2, 2023

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a person smiling and holding a piggy bank

These days, it seems like everyone is looking for ways to save money. Dental work is often one cost that people mistakenly cut when trying to slim their budget—however, this is quite unwise! Good oral health means you’re far less likely to encounter serious issues that threaten your smile and overall wellness. Better yet, having a healthy smile can also save you money, especially if you’re diligent about visiting the dentist and utilizing every benefit and financial aid at your disposal. Here are four ways you can easily save money on your dental care that you might not have been aware of.

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Can I Replace Existing Restorations with Dental Implants?

September 29, 2023

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Model of single tooth dental implantIf you’ve lost a tooth or two over the years, or even an entire arch, you have more options than ever before to replace lost teeth. If you’ve been living with tooth loss for some time, you might have a bridge or denture. Although they are effective, they aren’t the only treatments for missing teeth. A dental implant differs from any other solution because it mimics the entire tooth structure, including the root. Don’t worry if you have existing restorations because you can replace them with dental implants.

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How Many Dental Implants Do I Need To Replace All My Teeth?

June 10, 2023

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3D render of all-on-4 dental implants

Dental implants are one of the most celebrated methods of tooth replacement, and they’re one of the first things that a dentist is likely to recommend if you’re missing a tooth. But what about if you’re missing several teeth?

Dental implants can be useful for patients like this as well, but they’re liable to need more of them than patients who are only missing a single tooth. However, you also don’t need a separate dental implant for every tooth you replace. If you want to know how many dental implants would be necessary to fill your mouth with teeth, here’s some information that can help you.

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Dental Implants VS. Your Natural Teeth: Which Is Stronger?

May 9, 2023

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an x-ray view of the strength of dental implants

Most dental professionals consider dental implants to be the supreme tooth loss solution among all the other options. What has caused them to gain such a reputation? Quite simply, they are the only replacement that restores teeth from root to crown. By inserting biocompatible steel posts into the jaw, your new smile is more reliable and stable than ever! But are dental implants stronger than your natural teeth? Read on to learn more about the strength of implants and how to get the most out of them.

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Why Has My Toothache Suddenly Disappeared?

April 9, 2023

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someone clutching their cheek and wincing in pain

Sometimes, it may seem like a serious toothache can come out of nowhere, and that you can go from feeling perfectly all right to terribly uncomfortable. However, the truth is more complicated—toothaches are generally a consequence of long-standing oral health problems or serious damage to the tooth.

Some people also find that their toothaches vanish just as soon as they appeared, and wonder if the problem hasn’t sorted itself out. Unfortunately, that also tends to miss something else that’s going on. Here’s what it could mean if a severe toothache seemed to disappear all at once.

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3 Things You Should Know About Veneers Before Getting Them

March 23, 2023

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Young adult with a beautiful smile

Have you ever wished that you could completely transform your smile, almost overnight? That you could undo years of discoloration, chips, cracks, or misalignment with just one treatment? If you have, then there’s good news: veneers can do that for you!

Within as little as two appointments, veneers can completely transform your smile for the better. That said, there are some things that are worth knowing before getting them. Here are a few examples.

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Tooth Pain: Is It a Dental Emergency?

February 3, 2023

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a patient suffering from a toothache

The world can seemingly come to a screeching halt when you experience a bad toothache; the pain can even be so debilitating that it totally derails whatever you’re doing! However, in other instances, the pain might not seem bad at all—so how do you know when you’re supposed to go see your emergency dentist about it? Here’s more about tooth pain and when it’s often considered an emergency situation, along with a few of the most common causes for the issue.

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