September 2, 2022
A few years ago, you lost a permanent tooth and decided to replace it with a dental bridge. It looks natural and has served you well—until you chew on a hard candied nut, and it comes out completely!
While this situation can be unnerving, you should understand why this can happen and have a clear idea of what to do next. Keep reading to learn more about how to handle if your bridge fell out.
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August 29, 2022
Take a moment to think about and appreciate how strong your teeth are. Enamel, the outside layer of teeth, is the strongest material in your body, and it experiences tremendous force when you bite and chew. However, enamel is far from being indestructible, and once it’s gone, it’s gone for good.
So how can you make sure your enamel lasts as long as possible? What are the potential risks against it? Keep reading to find out!
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August 16, 2022
It takes a village to raise a child, so the saying goes, but some lessons are best learned in the home. As a responsible parent, whether you homeschool or not, you know that one of your primary responsibilities is to teach your child about taking care of themselves. An important lesson they should learn early on in life from you is how to keep their smile healthy and strong. Here are some ideas for teaching oral health to make the process more fun and successful for everyone!
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August 3, 2022
As you stand in the oral care aisle at the store, you debate whether you should try the whitening treatment there or talk to your dentist about professional teeth whitening. You can’t deny that the price is right for the products in front of you, so why would you choose to brighten your smile at the dentist’s office?
Well, the truth is that professional whitening has a lot more to offer than what you’ll find anywhere else—even online. Keep reading to learn the difference that this option offers and why you should consider contacting your dentist for teeth whitening!
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June 30, 2022
You’ve looked forward to your summer trip all year. You can’t wait to pack your bags and leave, but there’s one thing that you shouldn’t forget to do before you go—teeth whitening! Summer is the perfect time to brighten your smile, and you’ll want to take care of this treatment before you start your adventures. Read on to learn why you should schedule your teeth whitening now and how it can help you enjoy your plans to the fullest.
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June 10, 2022
It’s amazing what you can take for granted. Enamel—the thin, white outer layer of your teeth—is a prime example. Without this hard exterior, your teeth would be completely yellow and sensitive to hot and cold temperatures.
Believe it or not, most people naturally have just enough tooth enamel to last a lifetime, but very few make it their entire lives without needing to have their enamel replaced with fillings or dental crowns or with even more advanced restorative care like dental implants, bridges, or dentures. Some enamel wear is going to happen over the years, but how can you make your enamel stand the test of time? Keep reading to find out!
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May 31, 2022
This summer, you can’t wait to hit the beach! Just the thought of soaking up the sunshine puts a smile on your face, but is it in the right shape for the beach? If you have imperfections in your teeth you hate, you may not be able to fully enjoy the moment with a confident smile. Here are four steps you need to follow to get your teeth beach ready!
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May 16, 2022
Unless you’re a heavy drinker or smoker, you might not think much about oral cancer, but it can affect others as well. In fact, it has become the sixth most common type of cancer in the United States. Unfortunately, it has a high mortality rate with around 50 percent of oral cancer patients dying within five years of the initial diagnosis.
So what can you do about oral cancer? How can you make sure you’re not part of that morbid statistic? Understanding the signs and taking the right measures in your life can help you avoid it or at least discover it sooner rather than later. Keep reading to learn more!
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April 29, 2022
One day as you brush your teeth and spit, you notice some blood mixed in. You take a closer look at your mouth and see that your gums are red and puffy, instead of pink. You start to worry—maybe cancer runs in your family, or maybe you smoke or drink a lot of alcohol, which puts you at an increased risk. Could this be oral cancer or gingivitis (i.e., gum disease)? How can you tell?
Here is some useful information to help you identify the issue and know what to do.
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January 28, 2022
Did you know about 54,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year? Unfortunately, this disease kills the equivalent of one person every hour every day. Needless to say, it would be helpful to understand who is particularly at risk for this deadly form of cancer. Read on to learn more about oral cancer and why early diagnosis is so essential.
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