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What Do Dental Implants Feel Like When Placed?

December 9, 2020

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an older woman wearing a teal cardigan and showing off her healthy, beautiful smile thanks to dental implants

Are you a denture-wearer? Are you tired of the way your restoration slips when eating or how it grows uncomfortable when slight changes occur to your jawbone? If so, you may be wondering how dental implants feel when surgically put into place. These superior tooth replacement solutions are designed to look just like natural teeth, but do they really feel as good as your dentist suggests? Read on to find out the truth about these unique prosthetics and why it’s worth the investment for a more permanent, longer-lasting smile.

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5 Smile-Friendly Stocking Stuffers

November 23, 2020

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Children on Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! However, this is not the most wonderful time for your children’s smiles. In fact, the holiday season is likely the most harmful time of year for teeth because of all the large meals and sugary treats. This doesn’t mean that you need to cut out all of the fun treats, but it is probably a good idea to keep the candy to a minimum. Here are some tooth-friendly stocking stuffers that promote excellent oral health for your family.

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How to Transition from Dentures to Dental Implants

November 5, 2020

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Woman with dental implants

Are you planning on making the transition from dentures to dental implants sometime in the near future? While dentures are a lifechanging tooth replacement option for people who have struggled with tooth loss, there are certain aspects of them that many people don’t find favorable. Dental implants have a variety of great benefits that you cannot get from other tooth replacement options. Read on to learn more about the pros of dental implants and how to care for them so your transition process goes smoothly.

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Should You Replace Your Missing Teeth with Dentures or Dental Implants?

October 23, 2020

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dental implants next to set of full dentures

Have you lost several teeth? If so, you’re far from the only one. In fact, almost 70% of adults in the United States are missing one or more teeth, according to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Many people wish to restore their smiles with an affordable option, which is why they often choose dentures. However, dentures don’t prevent jawbone deterioration after tooth loss in the way that dental implants do. Let’s explore the differences in these two options to find out whether dentures or dental implants are right for you. 

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Diabetic? Here’s Why You Should Use Your Dental Insurance Benefits Before 2021

October 5, 2020

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person with diabetes getting their blood sugar checked

Diabetes, especially type 2, is becoming increasingly common. In fact, about one out of every ten Americans is diabetic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you’re diabetic, you already know how important it is to maintain good control of your blood sugar levels. What you may not have heard, however, is how important it is to stay on top of your dental hygiene. People with diabetes, especially when it’s poorly managed, are more prone to certain oral health problems. With that said, continue reading to learn how you can keep your mouth healthy and save money in the long run by using your dental insurance benefits before 2020 ends!

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An In-Depth Look at the Process of Getting Dentures

September 24, 2020

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Woman smiling with dentures

For the 120 million Americans who are missing at least one tooth and the 36 million U.S. adults who are missing all their teeth, smiling confidently, chewing, and speaking clearly can be difficult. Fortunately, partial and full dentures are two tooth replacement options that are safe, effective, and long-lasting. But what exactly does the process of getting dentures entail? And how long does it take? Read on for the answers!

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6 Health Problems Linked to Ill-Fitting Dentures

September 10, 2020

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Patient visiting dentist about ill-fitting dentures

Did you know 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth and 36 million are missing all their teeth? Fortunately, tooth replacement options, like full or partial dentures, allow patients who fall into these statistics to improve their appearance, effectively chew their food, and preserve their speech. However, if the dentures become loose, they can wreak havoc on your oral and overall health. With this in mind, here are six reasons not to ignore ill-fitting dentures.

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Your Dentist’s Gloves: How Effective Are They?

August 17, 2020

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A dental professional putting on gloves and wearing a face mask

It is not a new occurrence for dentists and their teams to wear gloves while administering treatment to a patient. These disposable, latex coverings make it easy to continue caring for an individual’s oral health without the potential of contracting a harmful bacteria or virus. But just how effective are they against COVID-19? Are they a necessary part of a dentist’s personal protective equipment (PPE)? Read on to find out why gloves are continuing to serve a vital role in your dental office’s COVID-19 safety plan.

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Wondering How Dentists Care for At-Risk Patients? Read This

July 16, 2020

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At-risk patient at dental appointment

In light of the current pandemic, social distancing guidelines, face coverings, and extensive hand hygiene have become an integral part of our everyday lives. While avoiding exposure to COVID-19 is crucial for everyone, it is especially important for patients who are mature in age or medically compromised. Since their immune system is weakened, the symptoms associated with the Coronavirus can become life-threatening. With this in mind, your dental team is accommodating at-risk patients by implementing measures that will protect them during their routine cleaning or emergency visit. Wondering what they are? Keep reading!

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What is a HEPA Air Filter and What Does It Do?

June 30, 2020

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Woman breathing fresh air at safe dentist in Medford

Especially during these uncertain times, it’s important that you take every measure you can to stay healthy. By doing things like wearing a face covering, limiting your public outings, and frequently cleaning commonly touched surfaces, you’re protecting yourself and others from becoming ill. But, how can HEPA air filters help? Your safe dentist in Medford shares how.

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