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Tips for Eating with Your Brand New Dentures

If you are missing many of your teeth, dentures are a great way to replace them and restore your smile. However, they do take some getting used to. For the first few weeks, you may feel some discomfort with your new dentures. You may have some soreness while your mouth heals from the tooth extractions, […]

How to Care for Clear Braces

Clear braces are a great way to get beautiful, straight teeth without uncomfortable metal brackets. They’re removable, and almost impossible to detect, making them ideal for adults who wish to improve their smiles. Here is a quick guide to cleaning your Invisalign retainers. Rinse – The first thing you should do after removing your clear […]

Ways to Ease Anxiety at the Dentist

Many adults deal with dental anxiety – some to the point of skipping their annual checkups. Here are some tips you can use to make yourself feel more at ease during your dental appointment: Talk to Your Dentist One of the best ways to reduce dental anxiety is to build a relationship of trust and […]

The Benefits of Dental Implants

If you are missing one or more teeth, you may be considering getting dental implants. Unlike dentures and partial dentures, dental implants become a permanent part of your mouth. Here are some of the benefits of undergoing dental implant surgery. Eating Properly Eating becomes difficult when you are missing teeth, even if you’re only missing […]

Are You a Good Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is becoming more and more common in dental offices across the country. If you need to have dental work done, you may be wondering if you are a good candidate for sedation dentistry. Here are a few reasons why you may need to be sedated during a dental procedure: Anxiety or Phobia – […]

The Effects of Poor-Fitting Dentures

Dentures can be a great option for people who are missing many of their teeth, or who have severely decayed teeth. What you may not know is that the fit of your dentures will change over time. When you are missing teeth, the shape of your jaw can also change, leaving you with poor-fitting dentures. […]

Dental Hygiene for Infants

You may think that your newborn does not need dental care. After all, they don’t even have teeth yet! The truth is that oral hygiene begins shortly after your little one is born. Every time you feed your child, take a clean, warm washcloth and gently clean the inside of their mouth. This can prevent […]

4 Contributing Factors of Gum Disease

Gum disease, known as gingivitis or periodontal disease in its advanced stages, is an inflammatory infection of the gums. It can result in red, swollen, or bleeding gums, bad bread, loose teeth, tooth sensitivity, abscessed teeth, and eventually tooth loss. While gum disease can be prevented with regular brushing and flossing, there are a few […]

The Evolutionary Reason for Wisdom Teeth

If you are over the age of 20, there’s a good chance that you no longer have your wisdom teeth. Almost everyone will need to have their wisdom teeth removed, so why do we even get them in the first place? You may be surprised to know that they once served an evolutionary purpose. Our […]

Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea – A CPAP Alternative

The most widely accepted treatment for sleep apnea is the CPAP mask, but many patients have issues with the device, like skin irritation, dry nasal passages, accidentally removing the mask in their sleep, claustrophobia, and difficulties handling the pressurized air. For these patients, dental appliances are available depending on the severity of your sleep apnea. […]