January 30, 2020
You’ve been missing most of your teeth for months now, and you’re getting fed up with it. You’re having trouble eating your favorite chewy and crunchy foods. Even smiling is almost an impossibility because your self-confidence has plummeted these past few months. Luckily, you were able to set up an appointment to get dentures. But how long can you expect them to last? Read more to find out.
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December 2, 2019
Did you know that not everyone with a missing permanent tooth has a gap in their smile due to tooth decay or an injury? Some people are just born without one or several teeth. In fact, according to the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias, approximately 20 percent of adults are missing one or two teeth congenitally! Missing teeth can lead to a range of dental and overall health problems, so it is important for individuals with missing teeth to seek restorative dental treatment. Why are teeth missing? And how can they be replaced? Let’s take a look.
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October 18, 2019
Every dentist wants their patients to feel as comfortable as possible during their appointments, which is why most practices offer some kind of sedation dentistry. However, many patients might not even ask about this treatment, assuming it’s not an option for them. If you’re worried whether sedation dentistry is right for you, here’s the truth behind 3 common misconceptions that can help you relax.
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September 11, 2019
Tooth loss is actually a lot more common than many people would believe. Most of the time it’s from extraction due to poor oral hygiene, but it can also be the result of an accident. One thing is for sure, though: no matter how you lose the tooth, it can alter the shape of your face over time. Your jaw is designed to accommodate all of your teeth. If some of them aren’t there, it can cause problems. Let’s take a closer look at how those issues can affect you.
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August 16, 2019
You feel like you do a pretty good job of looking out for your teeth; you brush twice a day, you floss between every tooth and you visit the dentist twice a year. That’s everything you need to do to protect your smile, right? The truth is that depending on your lifestyle, it may actually not be enough! There are plenty of behaviors and everyday activities that can seriously harm oral health; here are just 4 examples of things to watch out for to protect your smile.
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July 5, 2019
By the time you go to bed, you’re probably exhausted from a long day’s work, cooking for your family, and cleaning up after everyone. As you look at your bed, you cut your eyes over the bathroom and contemplate if it’s a good idea to be sleeping with dentures. You’re so tired, and it’s one more thing keeping you from hitting the pillow, so what do you do? If this situation sounds familiar, let us explain whether it’s a good idea to keep your teeth in or take them out before turning out the lights.
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June 15, 2019
Do you have flaws like chips, cracks, or gaps in your smile? If so, you may be in search of a cosmetic dentist. When looking to make a positive change in your appearance and dental health, it’s important to find an expert that you can trust. Cosmetic dentistry isn’t recognized by the American Dental Association, so any dentist can claim that it’s their specialty. That’s why it’s important to remember these key factors when choosing a cosmetic dentist for you or a loved one.
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May 14, 2019
You finally did it! You took the plunge and got dental implants to replace your missing teeth. No more prosthetics slipping out of place. No more worrying about whether or not your teeth look natural. You’ve had your dental implants placed, so now your days of caring for your teeth are over, right? Well, if you’re not careful, you could experience dental implant failure. Although 90 percent of the dental implants placed are still successful after 10 years, some do fail. The good news is that your prosthodontist can perform dental implant salvage, helping you get the results you’ve always wanted. In this post, learn about why dental implants fail and how to save them. (more…)
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April 17, 2019
You hate the way your smile looks. In fact, maybe you hide your teeth in pictures or avoid pictures altogether as a result. But it doesn’t have to be that way! No matter the cosmetic problems you have, no matter how far gone your teeth may seem, your cosmetic dentist can give you the amazingly beautiful smile you’ve always wanted and drastically improve your quality of life. In fact, here are three good reasons to move forward with a smile makeover. (more…)
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February 18, 2019
It’s February—time to celebrate love. But did you know that February is also Gum Disease Awareness Month? Did you know that approximately 47% of American adults have mild, moderate, or severe gum disease? Gum disease occurs when there is an infection in the tissue that surrounds and support your teeth. It is a major cause of tooth loss in adults and can cause permanent damage to the supporting tissue and bone if left untreated. Check out this helpful information about gum disease awareness in Sarasota and ways you can treat and prevent it. (more…)
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