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Preparing for Dental Emergencies During Your Summer Vacation

June 13, 2024

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Woman walking down street with a toothache

You’re probably looking forward to getting away from it all during your big summer trip – but unfortunately, one thing you can never get away from is the possibility of a dental emergency. Toothaches and other oral health issues can strike at any time, and you should always have a plan for dealing with them. Here are some tips for preparing for possible dental emergencies during your summer vacation.


5 Crucial Steps for Dealing with a Knocked-Out Tooth

April 12, 2024

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Close-up of hand holding a lost tooth

Losing a permanent tooth is a highly urgent dental emergency. You need to see your dentist as quickly as possible – ideally in less than 30 minutes – if you want to have any chance of saving the natural tooth. In the meantime, it’s important to make sure that you have a clear idea of what to do in order to protect the tooth until reimplantation can be attempted. Here’s a quick look at 5 important steps to follow in the event that a tooth is knocked out.


3 Reasons to Schedule a Dental Appointment Early in the New Year

January 18, 2024

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Female patient in dental chair looking back and smiling

Do you want to start the new year off on the right foot? If so, you should make room in your schedule to see your dentist as soon as possible! It is recommended that you have at least two dental visits each year, and getting the first one out of the way early on has several benefits. Below are 3 advantages of scheduling a dental visit right at the start of the new year.


What Do the Different Types of Tooth Pain Mean?

November 27, 2023

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Man sitting on couch with tooth pain

It goes without saying that a toothache is typically a sign that you need to call your emergency dentist as soon as possible. But did you realize that there’s more than one kind of toothache you can experience? The nature of your discomfort can go a long way toward helping you narrow down what’s causing it so that you can take the appropriate next steps. Here’s a quick look at some common types of toothaches.


Eating with Dentures: 4 Foods That are Best Avoided

September 21, 2023

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Senior woman sitting on a couch and smiling

Life with dentures comes with a few adjustments. While your prosthesis will allow you to enjoy many different foods, you still need to be mindful about what you’re eating. Certain foods could end up causing serious problems with your dentures if you’re not careful. Below are 4 examples of foods that denture-wearers should stay away from if they want to keep their replacement teeth safe.


3 Ways Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help Your Smile Look Younger

July 31, 2023

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Close-up of a youthful-looking smile

Obviously, wrinkles and fine lines can add a few years to your facial appearance. However, your smile is also an important factor. There are multiple visual aspects of your teeth that can potentially make you look younger or older. If you want to maintain a more youthful smile, then you should think about making a few improvements to your grin. Below are 3 ways that your cosmetic dentist can help you create a younger-looking smile.


Is It Possible for Dental Implants to Get Cavities?

May 10, 2023

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Render of dental implant in model of jawbone

Dental implants can mimic the appearance, feel, and function of natural teeth very closely. In fact, some people say that they’re the next best thing to getting your real teeth back! But what does this mean when it comes to tooth decay? Are your implant posts at risk for cavities like the rest of your smile? Here is what you need to know about dental implants and what they mean for your oral health.


What to Do If You Lose a Dental Crown: 5 Essential Steps

March 23, 2023

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Illustration of a dental crown being placed on a tooth

Dental crowns are normally expected to last for several years, but it’s not unheard of for them to become dislodged before it’s time for them to be replaced. If you end up losing your dental crown, you need to be proactive about dealing with the situation; the tooth won’t be in immediate danger, but it will be more susceptible to injury and decay. Below are 5 steps your emergency dentist recommends following if your dental crown becomes dislodged.


How Can Chewing Gum Help Prevent Cavities?

January 12, 2023

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Woman putting a piece of gum in her mouth

What steps do you take to protect your smile from cavities? Obviously, brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist regularly are all important. However, you may have heard that chewing gum can also help prevent dental decay. Is this true? The answer is yes – provided that it’s the right kind of gum. Here’s the truth behind how chewing gum can benefit your oral health.


Bitter Taste in Your Mouth? Here’s How to Fix It

November 15, 2022

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woman with a bitter taste in her mouth

There it is again. You’ve finished your lunch and gotten back to work when you notice the bitter taste in your mouth. Every once in a while, this symptom isn’t worrisome, but it’s been happening more frequently lately. You’re not sure what’s causing it or what to do about it. Keep reading to learn about the possible sources of bitter taste and how you can get a better tasting mouth.

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