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Why Do Wisdom Teeth Grow in Sideways?

May 19, 2024

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Impacted wisdom tooth growing in sidewaysIf it seems like many people you know, including yourself, have issues with wisdom teeth, you’re not imagining it. Most people experience the eruption of their third set of molars between the ages of 15 and 25. Although wisdom teeth were once essential for grinding and chewing tough foods, they no longer serve a purpose because of new cooking and food processing methods. As a result, human jaws have narrowed throughout time, which is why many people don’t have enough space to accommodate another set of molars. It’s common for wisdom teeth to need to be removed from impaction because they can grow in sideways, and here’s why.

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How Long Does It Take to Get Dentures?

May 9, 2024

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Dental lab technician holding a pair of denturesTraditional full dentures have been used for generations to treat complete tooth loss in one or both arches. Advancements in materials and technologies provide more realistic results than ever before. Your dentist can create a custom-fit denture that looks and feels natural. However, the process won’t happen overnight. Here’s how long you can expect it to take to get your dentures. 

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Dental Crown vs. Fillings: Which One is Right for You?

April 23, 2024

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patient smiling while looking in dental mirror

Enamel, the protective outer layer of teeth, cannot heal itself once damaged. Therefore, seeking professional dental care is incredibly important to restore broken or decayed teeth. After examining the tooth, dentists often recommend either a filling or a dental crown based on the extent of damage and the patient’s oral health needs. Continue reading to learn more about the differences between each type of restoration.

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Saying No to a Cup of Joe: How Certain Foods & Beverages Cause Tooth Stains

April 5, 2024

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woman with a cup of coffee and a white and dull colored tooth

Are you tired of looking in the mirror only to be met with stained teeth? Whether you’re a working professional, stay-at-home parent, or busy student, your appearance says a lot about you. You naturally want to make a good impression no matter where you are or who you are around, but you can’t help but wonder how your smile went from bright and beautiful to dull and dingy. Read on to discover how certain foods and beverages can lead to discolored teeth, what you can do to fix it, and how you can prevent this problem in the future.

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Mouthy Malignance: Oral Cancer Awareness Month

March 25, 2024

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Oral Cancer Awareness Month ribbon and logo

Did you know that April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month? It’s estimated that every hour (24 hours a day and 365 days a year) someone dies from this medical condition. It’s been estimated that about 43% of the 54,000 patients diagnosed in a year won’t survive longer than 5 years. It’s natural to feel intimidated by those statistics, but thankfully, oral cancer can often be treated effectively if it’s diagnosed early enough. Keep reading to learn more about this condition and how your dentist can help you prevent it!

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Inquisitive Care: 4 Questions to Ask Your Dentist

March 11, 2024

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Dentist with short red hair discussing X-ray with patient

Did you know that experts recommend that you have a dental checkup and cleaning every 6 months? In addition to brushing and flossing twice daily, it’s the best way to prevent problems like tooth decay and gum disease. Regular visits allow your dentist to monitor the condition of your teeth and gums so they’re able to notice any areas of concern before they progress into real issues. This visit is also the perfect time for you to bring up any questions you may have. If you’re not sure what you might need to know, keep reading for 4 important inquiries!

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5 Tips for Whiter Teeth

February 21, 2024

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person with white teeth wearing sunglasses and smiling on beach

Are you interested in making your smile look brighter? Achieving a beautiful smile often hinges on having bright, white teeth that radiate confidence and charm, especially in photos and social gatherings. If you’ve noticed your teeth taking on a yellowish tint, fret not! There are numerous methods available to enhance their appearance. Continue reading to explore the following five tips for brightening and whitening your smile.

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Crowning Achievements in History: The Evolution of Dental Crowns

February 9, 2024

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Mother and child looking at history of dental crowns exhibit

Dental crowns are one of those treatments that gets taken for granted in the modern dentistry scene. But have you ever wondered how they came to be? You might be surprised to know that they have a long and varied history stretching back thousands of years! While the first crowns didn’t look like they do today, they served their purpose for the time.

If you want to learn more about the history of dental crowns and how they evolved, continue reading.

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How Can Diet Trends Harm My Oral Health?

January 26, 2024

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Fruit

People worry a lot about eating, so it only makes sense that dieting trends fall in and out of fashion. While many people turn to dieting to fit back into a favorite pair of pants or reach a healthier BMI, many do so without considering how the latest trend can impact their oral health. Here’s how dieting can affect your smile and a few tips from your dentist for keeping your teeth and gums healthy when you’re counting calories.

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What Can Go Wrong with DIY Teeth Whitening?

January 12, 2024

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Pretty smile

Everyone wants a bright and beautiful smile, but whitening your own smile can be a risky business. Today’s society seems obsessed with having whiter teeth, and you can find many products at your local store or pharmacy that are marketed as teeth whitening treatments. However, these kits and treatments are not always of adequate quality. Here are some of the dangers that come with do-it-yourself dental whitening methods as well as a few reasons why teeth whitening is best left to dental professionals.

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