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What to Eat and Drink After All-on-4 Surgery

April 8, 2022

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If you need to have several teeth replaced all at once, All-on-4 dental implants are a wonderful option for rebuilding your smile. This method replaces an entire row of missing teeth, and many patients leave their dentist’s office with their new, permanent teeth on the same day as the treatment. 

As with any procedure, you will want to prepare ahead of time to ensure you have a great recovery. That includes planning what you will eat and drink in the days and weeks ahead. Keep reading for ideas on what to have on hand after your All-on-4 surgery!

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What to Expect While Recovering from All-On-4

February 6, 2022

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Image of All-On-4 dental implantsIf you’re ready to replace your missing teeth with the next best thing to your own, All-On-4 is a great alternative to traditional dentures. 4 implant posts are surgically placed into the jaw to replicate tooth roots, anchoring your denture to your bone. You’ll never have to worry about slipping or irritation again; however, you can’t bite into a juicy hamburger right away. Here’s what you can expect during your All-On-4 recovery.

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Root Canal vs. Tooth Extraction: Pros and Cons

December 9, 2021

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Lately, you’ve been feeling some intense pain in one of your teeth. When you visit the dentist to have it looked at, they tell you that your tooth is severely infected. They offer two treatment options: a root canal or a tooth extraction. Though you have heard of both of these procedures before, how can you know which one is the best option? Read on to learn about the pros and cons of root canals vs tooth extractions.

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Is It Painful to Get a Root Canal?

October 4, 2021

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From snakes to sharks, a lot of animals get an undeserved bad reputation. As it turns out, so do some dental treatments.

The term “root canal” strikes fear in the hearts of some dental patients, but should it? Keep reading to learn the answer to the question, “Are root canals painful?”  

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Does Sharing a Bed with Your Pet Affect Sleep Apnea?

September 8, 2021

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According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, dogs can be found in roughly one-third of homes in the United States. That means it’s very likely that you have a furry friend at home! Do you allow them to snuggle up with you in bed? Most people do. However, research has found that it can have some surprising effects on your quality of sleep, especially if you have sleep apnea. If you’re interested in learning more, continue reading as we discuss what you should know about pets and sleep apnea.

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The Connection Between Adult Bedwetting and Sleep Apnea

August 28, 2021

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While bedwetting is more common among toddlers and the elderly, it can still happen to younger adults. This can be quite embarrassing, especially when it occurs on multiple occasions. It turns out that there is a possible connection between nighttime accidents and sleep apnea. Continue reading to find out how sleep breathing problems can contribute to incontinence.

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6 Facts About Same-Day Dental Crowns

July 22, 2021

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Same-day dental crown

Dental crowns are great for protecting teeth that have been structurally compromised due to decay, an injury, or an accident. However, it isn’t always easy to make time in your schedule for multiple dental appointments. After all, you have so many things to do when it comes to your career, family, and more. Fortunately, same-day dental crowns are available and can save you the hassle of driving across town multiple times. Here are some interesting facts about them that you may not know.

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Simple and Creative Tips for Fixing Your Teeth on a Budget

June 8, 2021

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It’s perfectly natural to desire to have a gorgeous and attractive smile, but if you’re more cost sensitive, it may seem like it’s beyond your grasp. It turns out that with a little creativity, there are ways to achieve a brand-new appearance. Continue reading to learn about the possibility of dental financing and other alternatives so that your dream smile can become a reality!

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What Is a Diastema and What Can You Do About Them?

April 29, 2021

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Diastema

Do you have a noticeable space between your front teeth? This is what dentists call a “diastema.” The good news is that you don’t need to worry. Most of the time, this isn’t harmful and doesn’t require any treatment. However, many people don’t like the appearance of a gap between their front teeth. Continue reading to learn why this occurs and what you can do about it.

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What Does a Teledentistry Appointment Look Like?

March 12, 2021

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Did you know that you don’t necessarily always need to go to the dental office to get treatment from your dentist? Some issues can be addressed in the comfort of your own home. So many people have been taking advantage of teledentistry in order to keep their distance during the COVID-19 pandemic, but what is virtual dentistry like? Continue reading to learn more about it and what you can expect during your virtual appointment.

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