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Urgent Essentials: What to Include in Your Dental Emergency Kit

April 9, 2024

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Illustration of a large model tooth next to a humanoid figure holding a red emergency kit

It’s common for people to have emergency kits in their homes, cars, and at work to handle bruises, scrapes, and other urgent issues, but what do you do for your teeth? Your mouth can also be injured or have a sudden issue that requires immediate attention. While you can’t stop these situations from occurring, it’s easy to put together the right supplies to handle unpleasant oral surprises. Keep reading to learn more about what to put in your dental emergency kit so you’re prepared if something happens!

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Urgent Care for Dental Emergencies: Should I go to the ER or a Dentist?

March 15, 2024

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Patient holding their cheek due to dental emergencies

When dental emergencies strike, it can be a stressful and painful experience. What often follows the initial shock is a sense of confusion and panic that can delay your treatment. Knowing where to seek immediate care is critical for getting the necessary aid when you need it. But should you rush to the emergency room (ER) or head straight to your dentist? Read on to explore your options to make an informed decision.

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Can You Kiss with Dentures?

February 1, 2024

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older person with dentures embracing partner

As Valentine’s Day approaches, thoughts turn to expressing affection, but for those with dentures, there’s a question lingering: Can kissing still be comfortable? Many denture wearers grapple with this concern, unsure of how their prosthetics will affect intimate moments. However, with the right fit and care, kissing with dentures can often be enjoyable and pain-free. Keep reading as we explore whether kissing with dentures is possible.

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What is the Best Type of Denture Adhesive?

January 17, 2024

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Cream denture adhesive being applied to dentureYour dentures should rest comfortably on your gums, only needing suction to stay in place. However, sometimes you might want a little extra security. An adhesive can help hold your dentures in place if you plan to eat steak or have a speaking engagement. Although you don’t want to rely on an adhesive, it can be helpful at times. Here’s how to choose the best denture adhesive for your situation.

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5 Awesome Tips to Help You Master Your Denture Care

December 22, 2023

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A pair of dentures soaking in a glass of water

If you’ve just received your first pair of dentures, congratulations! Your new prosthetics are essential to an improved quality of life after tooth loss. It’s often a long road to mastering all aspects of your dentures from fitting them to learning proper hygiene. However, if you follow the suggestions below, you’ll be well on your way to cleaning your dentures like a professional.

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To Fill or Not to Fill: Should Baby Teeth Get Dental Fillings?

November 15, 2023

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A child smiling after getting a dental filling

As a parent, it’s kind of your job to question everything involving your child. Which pants to wear, what kind of food they eat, is their finger supposed to do that? When it comes to dental concerns, sometimes it can feel like you’re totally in the dark. Like—are you supposed to get your child’s baby teeth dental fillings if they get cavities?

If you want to learn more about baby teeth and why they’re more important than you think, continue reading.

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Why Should I Get Veneers? The Reasons Are Quite Clear

October 13, 2023

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Smiling dentist

If you’ve ever wondered why all your favorite Hollywood stars have perfect smiles, you can rest assured that they weren’t all born that way. Dental veneers are the open secret behind the flawless grins of many a movie star, and they are readily available to dental patients everywhere. Here are a few reasons why you might want to commit to dental veneers in order to have that ideal smile you’ve always dreamed of.

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How Can I Fix Small Teeth?

September 13, 2023

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person smiling after having small teeth fixed

As you reflect on old photos with friends, you might have noticed a noticeable difference: your smile appears shorter than theirs. This condition is known as microdontia, where one or more teeth are smaller than the average size. Small teeth can be hereditary, a symptom of a genetic disorder, a result of developmental issues like a cleft palate, or a consequence of radiation exposure. Additionally, excessive wear due to teeth grinding or damage can also lead to shorter teeth. The good news is that your dentist can address this issue. Continue reading to explore the common causes of microdontia and how to make your teeth look larger.

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How to: Extend the Life of Your Veneers

August 16, 2023

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Dental mirror, cleaning tool and veneers laying on a blue background

Veneers are an incredible cosmetic solution to a wide range of dental imperfections. They are easy to maintain, completely personalized, stain-resistant, and can last for 10 or more years with proper care. Although there are ways to make veneers affordable, and they are well worth the cost, they are still an investment. So, it’s important you make the most of your veneers and maintain your results for as long as possible. Here’s how you can extend the life of your newly transformed smile.

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Can My Child Benefit from Cosmetic Dentistry?

July 13, 2023

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Teenager smiles.

Children, especially teenagers, have always been self-conscious. With modern methods like dental bonding, porcelain veneers, clear aligners, and teeth whitening, today’s young people are becoming more and more interested in what cosmetic dentistry can do for their smiles. While there’s nothing wrong with wanting to improve one’s appearance, there are concerns about the safety of these treatments for growing bodies. Read on to find out what you need to know about kids and cosmetic dentistry.

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