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5 Reasons Your Lower Denture Isn’t Sticking Around

October 13, 2023

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An older woman smiling in her dentures

If you’re struggling with your lower denture not staying in place, you’re not alone. It’s a common problem that many people who wear dentures face. To fix the problem, you should understand the reasons behind this issue. This will allow you to make a plan or modify your habits. If you want to know the most common reasons behind mobile dentures, continue reading.


4 Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Dentures

September 1, 2023

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a patient inspecting a denture model

Dentures are a valuable investment in your oral health and overall well-being, and they’ve assisted countless generations of patients with rebuilding their smiles. Whether you’ve recently acquired dentures or you’ve been wearing them for a while, proper care is essential for ensuring their longevity and maintaining a beautiful, complete smile. Here are some must-know tips that every denture wearer should keep in mind, in order to get impressive mileage out of their restoration!


My Gums Are Soft and Spongy – What Does This Mean?

August 24, 2023

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Woman with gum inflammation

When you go to the dental office for your regular cleanings and checkups, your dentist isn’t only focused on the health of your teeth. They are also checking the surrounding tissues for signs of oral health issues. If your gums appear soft or spongy, this could be a sign of gum disease. This condition affects nearly half of Americans over the age of 30! Continue reading to learn more about gum disease and the steps you can take to keep your gum healthy.


Prevent Dental Emergencies This Back-to-School Season with These Safety Tips!

August 11, 2023

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Starting a new school year is always exciting, but even education comes with some dental health risks. While you’re in a rush to learn your child’s new schedule, make sure vaccinations are in order, and buy all the necessary pencils, paper, and books, you shouldn’t neglect making sure your child’s teeth are safe. Preventive dentistry begins at home, but bringing a few good habits to school can make the difference between a year without dental pain and one filled with emergency trips to the dentist. Read on to learn more about keeping your child’s teeth safe this new school year.


How to Look Younger with Cosmetic Dentistry

July 13, 2023

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Woman smiles in office.

The years can take a toll on your teeth, but you don’t have to take that laying down. Common procedures in the field of cosmetic dentistry can work wonders in reversing the appearance of aging on your teeth. Read on to find out just how cosmetic dentistry can wash away the years and give you a full smile with a youthful shine.


Solar Smiles: The Dental Benefits of Fun in the Sun

July 7, 2023

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Woman with straw hat and sunglasses smiles in the sun.

Summer is renowned across the world as the time to let loose and have some outdoor fun in the sun. From swimming in pools and at beaches to just walking around downtown with your friends, the summer season is the prime time for recreation and vacation. But since the sun is such a powerful thing, does spending time in its rays have any effect on your dental health?

While it’s important to protect your skin against harmful radiation, research has shown that the sun’s rays have real benefits. Healthy sun exposure can not only just stimulate mood, but also increase vitamin D production which can help prevent oral health complications. Read on to learn more about the benefits sunlight has for your smile.


6 Sneaky Signs of Dehydration

June 16, 2023

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Woman taking a sip of waterWarm weather and sunny days are here, which means plenty of time spent outdoors. As you soak up the sun, it’s easy to get dehydrated, which can cause life-threatening complications. Even mild dehydration can affect your dental health. You can safeguard your pearly whites and support your wellness by staying hydrated this summer. Here are 6 subtle signs that you need to drink more water.


Why Does My Dentist Take My Blood Pressure?

June 10, 2023

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Blue blood pressure cuffThe American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist every 6 months for a cleaning and checkup to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy. You anticipate your dentist to review X-rays and perform other diagnostic services, but you may not expect them to take your blood pressure. Believe it or not, it can give your dentist a lot of information about your oral and general health. Normal blood pressure for most adults is defined as a systolic pressure of 120 or less and a diastolic pressure of less than 80 (120/80 mm HG). The American Heart Association reports that 122 million adults over the age of 20 in the U.S. have high blood pressure. Here are 4 ways your blood pressure can help your dentist provide you with the best care.


What to Know About Seasonal Allergies & Your Dental Health

May 28, 2023

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a woman sneezing outside due to seasonal allergies

While the brightness and warmth of spring are always a welcome time after wintertime, it can also mean having to put up with seasonal allergies. Unfortunately, these common irritants can not only impact your overall well-being but your oral health too. Read on to learn more about how seasonal allergies affect your oral health and how to keep your smile in top condition during this time of the year.


3 Common Summer Activities That Can Harm Your Smile

May 8, 2023

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a woman holding two icy treats in her hands during the summer

Ah, summer is about to arrive, and it will be time to enjoy all that it brings! From fun outings to the beach to backyard barbeques with loved ones, there are plenty of special memories to make. However, in the midst of your summer fun, it’s important to be mindful of how certain activities can impact the health of your smile. Read on to learn three common summer activities that can harm your smile and how to protect it.

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