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Does Food Taste Different When Wearing Dentures?

June 13, 2024

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Fruits and veggies

Dentures are a beautiful, functional, and affordable way for many people to enjoy a complete smile after extensive tooth loss, but many patients report that wearing them diminishes their sense of taste. While wearing dentures can make it difficult to taste food or alter the way you taste it, there are measures you can take to prevent this. Here’s a brief guide to how dentures can affect your sense of taste and how to get the most enjoyment out of your meals.


How Ill-Fitting Dentures Can Be Life-Threatening

May 1, 2024

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a pair of dentures

In 2020, approximately 41 million Americans relied on dentures, as reported by the U.S. Census data and the Simmons National Consumer Survey. Despite their prevalence as a remedy for missing teeth, ill-fitting dentures can elevate the chances of developing oral cancer. It’s vital to address loose dentures promptly to mitigate this risk and safeguard your well-being. Keep reading to delve into the significance of ensuring proper denture fit in averting potentially life-threatening conditions.


How Can I Get Used to Eating with Dentures?

April 12, 2024

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Lady presents viewer with dentures

Dentures can be an excellent way to restore a smile after tooth loss because they are incredibly comfortable and lifelike. However, it can take a while to get used to wearing them, so many patients need some time to learn how to eat with these appliances. Here are a few tips to make learning to eat with dentures a little easier so you can enjoy how these restorations restore much of your chewing ability.


What Can Hurt My Dentures?

March 13, 2024

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Dentures aren’t just a great way to enjoy a complete smile after extensive tooth loss; they are also a big investment that needs to be maintained to stay in good shape. How well you take care of them largely determines how long they can last before needing replacement, and neglecting to give them the attention they need can cause them to warp or stain. Here are a few habits that can hurt your dentures in the long run.


Dental Bonding VS. Porcelain Veneers

February 6, 2024

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person wondering how to whiten their smile

In the United States, approximately 80% of people desire whiter teeth. If you’re among them, your cosmetic dentist can assist you in achieving your desired results. They provide treatments such as porcelain veneers and teeth whitening procedures, both of which are great ways to enhance the brightness of your smile. Read on to understand why teeth become discolored and determine the best option for you.


Achieve Your Best Smile Yet with These 5 New Year’s Resolutions!

December 21, 2023

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Woman looking at reflection in mirror while brushing her teeth

According to the World Health Organization, oral diseases affect nearly 3.5 billion people. Before you let that statistic discourage you, it’s important to remember that tooth decay, gum disease, and the like are largely preventable with the right best practices in place. With this in mind, here are some helpful New Year’s Resolutions for a healthier smile!


A Guide to Keeping on Track of Your Invisalign Treatment During Cold and Flu Season

November 10, 2023

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Lady doesn't feel well.

People do a lot to dodge germs during cold and flu season, but it’s important to keep your Invisalign treatment in mind while taking the necessary precautions. While dealing with a cold or flu can be a royal drag, you don’t want to lose all the progress your orthodontic treatment has made by letting your teeth slip back out of position. Here are a few tips for keeping tooth decay and alignment loss at bay while wearing Invisalign during the cold and flu season.


Avoiding Dental Damage: 3 Foods that Hurt Your Teeth

October 17, 2023

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Illustration of a chipped tooth being ogled by the 2 teeth beside it

Now that it’s October, there seems to suddenly be a multitude of delicious autumnal treats at every store and restaurant. Whether you plan to indulge in candy after trick-or-treating this year or enjoy an annual caramel apple, it’s important to remember to care for your teeth. Some foods are notorious for causing chips or cracks that can leave you in pain and at risk of additional breakage. If that happens, only your dentist has the experience and instruments to fully evaluate the condition of your tooth and make necessary repairs. To avoid this scenario, keep reading to learn about 3 foods that can cause harm.


Dental Crown: Does It Hurt to Get One?

September 6, 2023

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person wondering if it hurts to get a dental crown

After experiencing persistent tooth pain, you’ve taken the step to see your dentist. Following a series of dental assessments, it’s been determined that one of your teeth is significantly damaged and requires repair with a dental crown. If you’ve never undergone this procedure, you might be concerned about potential pain. In the following article, we’ll explore whether getting a dental crown is painful and discuss the consequences of delaying this essential treatment.


The Fastest & Most Affordable Way to Close the Gap Between Your Front Teeth

August 17, 2023

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woman with gap in teeth before and after dental bonding

If there is one thing you can rely on, it’s that you’ll notice the gap in your front teeth every time you see your smile in the mirror or a photograph. It has been there as long as you can remember, but now it’s a new year, and you’re eager to make a change. While veneers and crowns have been go-to solutions for closing unwanted gaps for decades, there is now a much faster and more affordable option that is just as effective—dental bonding. What is it, how does it work, and can it help you finally get rid of that annoying space?

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