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Oral Cancer: Risk Factors & The Importance of Early Detection

August 2, 2022

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Patient at their dentist for an oral cancer screening.

Every year in the US, roughly 50,000 cases of oral cancer are diagnosed—what a staggering figure! However, this isn’t entirely bad news; if left untreated, oral cancer can progress rapidly and wreak havoc all across your mouth. And fortunately, oral cancer is also among the most preventable types of cancer; especially if you know what to look for and what preventive measures to take. Here’s more from your dentist about oral cancer, it’s symptoms and risk factors, and why it’s important to catch the disease early on with an oral cancer screening!

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A TikTok Alternative to Soda That Spells Bad News for Your Smile

August 1, 2022

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TikTok app being opened on a smartphone.

There’s an old expression that goes “don’t believe everything you read on the Internet”—and this adage certainly holds true when it comes to some of the trends and fads circulating around social media platforms like TikTok. One of the latest trends involves mixing flavored sparkling water with balsamic vinegar, and some claim that it’s a healthier alternative to soda. But research shows that this drink isn’t exactly good for your teeth, given that it’s still highly acidic! Here’s more from your dentist about how acidic beverages can harm your smile, along with some tips for counteracting it.

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4 Unusual Tooth Disorders You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

July 12, 2022

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dentist explaining rare oral health problems

Everyone knows about the importance of proper dental care. It’s essential to prevent issues like cavities, decay, and gum disease. However, there are some dental problems that you simply can’t avoid no matter how hard you try. These oral health conditions are unpredictable, but they can be treated by a dental professional. Read on to learn about four rare oral health problems you’ve probably never heard of and how they are treated.

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The 3 Tooth Stain Types & How to Stop Them

June 9, 2022

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Person with stained teeth

Depending on your experiences, you might think all stained teeth are the same. More specifically, it can seem like the stains all have the same defining traits. However, the truth is that there are three distinct types of tooth stains — each with unique markers and causes. That means the cleaning and prevention methods for one kind might not work for another and vice-versa.

To help you keep a whiter smile, here’s a summary of the three tooth stain types and how best to treat them.

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When Should I Have My Teeth Whitened for An Event?

May 1, 2022

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People attending a wedding after receiving teeth whitening.

Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you, so don’t you want it to look absolutely stunning during big events and special get-togethers? Luckily, teeth whitening is a fantastic solution that can have your smile looking great for your friend’s wedding, your high school reunion, or anywhere you need to look your best. Here’s everything you need to know about the teeth whitening process including viable methods, the expected timeline, and tips for preserving your results.

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How Do I Keep My Dentures White and Bright?

April 1, 2022

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Woman smiling in dental office.

If you have dentures, you’re probably happy with the impressive results they provide for your mouth. Not only do they replace your missing teeth, but they give your smile an incredible overhaul that looks and feels great. However, just like your natural teeth, dentures are susceptible to staining and discoloration over time—meaning regular upkeep and care is crucial. Here are some ways you can whiten your dentures so that they’ll continue doing their job for the long run.

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Do Dental Implants Stain Like Real Teeth?

March 7, 2022

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senior man admiring his dental implants in mirror

You’ve finally finished the process of replacing your missing teeth with dental implants. While you’re excited to finally eat and talk with ease again, part of you is wondering: do dental implants stain? After all, you don’t want your brand-new smile to discolor. Although the implant posts themselves can’t get stained because they’re embedded in your jaw, the artificial teeth they support are exposed to the foods and drinks you consume every day. Can this cause your replacement teeth to look dull? Keep reading to find out!

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New Year, New You: Resolutions for a Healthier Smile

December 15, 2021

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new year’s resolutions for 2022

The temperature is dropping, the days are getting shorter, and the holiday season is coming to an end. Do you know what that means? 2022 will be here before you know it! If you haven’t started making your list of New Year’s resolutions, now’s the perfect time to do so. Many people like to brainstorm ways to increase their wealth and health in the new year. Well, you can easily accomplish that by making your resolutions about your oral health! For your convenience, we’ve compiled a list of ideas that’ll help you enjoy a healthy smile all year long.

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Don’t Become a Statistic Among Frightening Oral Health Figures

October 4, 2021

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scared woman in ghost costume

From not being given any sauce packets with your drive-thru chicken sandwich to eating cereal you poured buttermilk on because you weren’t paying attention, there’s some frightening stuff happening in the real world. Okay, those are actually minor inconveniences, but someone probably got squeamish while reading that.

Seriously though, there are plenty of things that are no laughing matter. Oral health in America is one of them. Read on to find out how many people aren’t getting the dental care they need, as well as some oral health tips so you can make sure your teeth are in tiptop condition.

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Adjusting to Your New All-on-4 Implant Dentures

September 27, 2021

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Woman with All-on-4 implant dentures gives thumbs-up

Traditional dentures take a notoriously long time to get used to. Thankfully, if you’re missing most or all your teeth, they’re not your only option for a full smile anymore! With All-On-4 implant dentures, you can regain a complete smile that looks, feels, and functions just like natural. While you’ll still need to take some time to get used to All-on-4 implant dentures, you can expect a much shorter and easier adjustment period compared to traditional dentures! Read on to learn more about living with your brand-new smile.

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