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What Should I Ask at My Dental Implant Consultation?

December 13, 2023

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Dental implant

Tooth loss is an unfortunately common problem, and many people out there are interested in restoring their smiles with dental implants. Dental implants are the finest tooth replacement treatment ever developed because they look and function just like real teeth. While they can be an excellent way for many patients to achieve a complete smile, it’s important to know what getting them entails so you know what to expect and how to take care of them. Here are a few excellent questions to ask at your dental implant consultation to help you make an informed decision.

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Dental Insurance vs. Dental Discount Plans: What’s the Difference?

November 25, 2023

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Are you looking for ways to save money on oral healthcare? You have a couple of options in front of you. For example, you could purchase a dental insurance policy or sign up for a dental discount plan. What is the difference between these two provisions? Which one might be best for you and your family? Continue reading to discover some useful information.

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3 Questions to Ask at Your Next Dental Checkup

November 7, 2023

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You probably already know that brushing and flossing your teeth twice every day is essential to prevent developing dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease. If you’re not also visiting your dentist every 6 months, though, then you’re missing a key aspect of your oral healthcare. It’s important to see them regularly so that they can catch any potential issues. That way they can treat them before they progress into anything worse.

Regular visits also benefit you by allowing you to express any questions or concerns you may have. If you’re not sure what you need to know, keep reading for 3 things to ask your dentist at your next checkup.

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Is It Denture Replacement Time? Watch for These Signs

September 8, 2023

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A woman enjoying her newly replaced dentures

When you’ve suffered from a large loss of teeth for a while, dentures can bring you back to life. Being able to eat, speak, and socialize again can revitalize your spirit and feel like a big weight has been lifted off your shoulders. However, there will come a time when your prosthetics need to be replaced.

How will you know when that time is? Continue reading to see the signs to look for. Your oral health may depend on your timely detection of ill-fitting dentures.

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What Should I Expect After Getting Full Arch Replacements?

July 18, 2023

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a patient smiling after getting full arch replacements

Other than traditional dentures, those struggling with complete tooth loss might consider getting full-arch dental implants. These tooth replacements are designed to combine bridges and titanium posts to create an incredibly stable foundation for rebuilding a person’s smile. Though this method comes with a variety of benefits, it’s important to know the proper steps to take to recover properly from the procedure. Read on to learn what to expect from full arch replacement treatment and tips for a smoother healing process.

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Am I a Good Candidate for IV Sedation?

May 19, 2023

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Female patient sedated at dentistRoutine dental care is equally important as brushing and flossing. The American Dental Association recommends a cleaning and checkup every 6 months to keep your teeth and gum healthy. However, visiting a dentist isn’t easy for everyone because of anxiety or phobias. Whether you’re afraid of the dentist or you need invasive dental work, IV sedation can provide a pain-free and comfortable experience. Here’s how to determine if it’s right for you.

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5 Ways to Take Care of Your Teeth This Thanksgiving

November 14, 2022

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Family around table enjoying Thanksgiving meal

When you’re counting your blessings this Thanksgiving, your teeth should be high on the list. After all, without your teeth, you wouldn’t be able to enjoy the big meal to the fullest! Unfortunately, many of the foods that are served for Thanksgiving can have a less-than-positive effect on your grin. As such, to show how thankful you are for your teeth, follow these 5 holiday oral health tips to keep them safe during the upcoming feast.

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5 Reasons to See a Dentist Before Summer

May 28, 2022

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Woman wearing hat and summer dressIf you are planning to head out of town for summer, a trip to your dentist probably isn’t in your preparation plans. However, it should be at the top of your priority list. Even if you’re only going on summer vacation for a few days, here are 5 reasons you should schedule an appointment with your dentist before hitting the road. 

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Are Dental Implants Worth the Investment?

February 3, 2022

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Illustration of dental implant

Whether you are sporting dentures now or just beginning to explore your options to replace your missing teeth, there is no denying that dental implants have a ton of great benefits. They are quite an investment, but they offer certain pros that you are unable to get with bridges or dentures. However, you may be wondering if they are really worth that much money. Continue reading to learn more about the benefits of implants so you can make that decision for yourself.

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5 Tips to Enjoy the Holidays Without Ruining Your Teeth

November 9, 2021

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picture of sweet holiday foods in Henderson

The holidays are coming up, and that means pies, cookies, and cakes galore! Your teeth are the reason why you can enjoy these holiday foods in Henderson, so don’t you want to make sure they stay strong and healthy throughout the season? Here are five tips to help you make it through the holiday season with your teeth in good shape.

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