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At-Home Gingivitis Testing – Coming Soon?

March 7, 2024

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Woman with gum disease

Gum disease is one of the most common health conditions out there. In fact, approximately half of adults over the age of 30 are suffering from gum disease at some severity. Most of the time, patients learn that they have this condition during their routine dental checkups. However, there could be a new, at-home gingivitis testing option coming to the market soon! Continue reading to learn what that could look like and more about gum disease.


Why Does My Wisdom Tooth Hurt?

February 6, 2024

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Someone holding their cheek and wincing

Wisdom teeth are an obstacle that most people will have to face at a certain point in their lives, though they tend to give some patients more grief than others. In some situations, wisdom teeth can come in without any problems; however, it’s more common for their arrival to be associated with a fair amount of discomfort.

There are a few reasons this could be the case—here’s what can cause discomfort associated with wisdom teeth, and what you can do to handle it.


Am I Too Old for Cosmetic Dentistry?

January 11, 2024

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elderly patient smiling while speaking with cosmetic dentist

Cosmetic dentistry has the power to restore a full, uniform look to your smile. Beyond aesthetics, it enhances the appearance of your teeth and gums, boosting confidence and self-esteem. If you’re contemplating cosmetic dentistry but fall into the older age group, you might wonder about eligibility. The good news is that these treatments offer benefits to patients of all ages. Keep reading as we explore three ways that older patients can reap the rewards of cosmetic dental procedures.


What Does It Mean If Your Gums Are Sore or Inflamed?

December 15, 2023

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Bearded man pulling up lip to show inflamed gums

Under normal circumstances, you might not pay much attention to your gums. However, you will certainly notice if they become sore or inflamed. Naturally, you will want to start looking for a solution to this problem right away, but what caused it in the first place? Here’s a look at what can lead to sore or inflamed gums as well as what your options for treatment are.


Could Dental Insurance Possibly Pay for Cosmetic Treatments?

November 24, 2023

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A couple talking to their dentists about cosmetic dentistry and insurance

Getting things like fillings, cleanings, and checkups covered by your insurance is easy, but what about cosmetic dentistry treatments? Can your dental insurance step in to help you achieve that perfect smile you’ve been dreaming of? The answer lies within your insurance plan.

If you want to learn what to look for to see if your insurance will cover your treatments, continue reading.


What Could Cause a Dental Bridge to Fail?

October 12, 2023

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Digital model of a bridge and crownsA dental bridge has been the go-to solution to treat missing teeth for generations. All-ceramic materials are used to recreate one or more lost teeth in a row. It can last for many years, but many factors affect the lifespan of a dental bridge. Eventually, you’ll need a replacement; however, you can do many things to prevent dental bridge failure. Here are the most common reasons you might need a replacement sooner.


My Tooth Doesn’t Hurt; Why Does It Need to Be Extracted?

September 13, 2023

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Woman has questioning expression

Your average person isn’t typically very eager to have a tooth extraction, so it’s understandable that they’d wonder why they need one if the tooth isn’t causing them pain. Dental issues can be insidious enough to go unnoticed for quite a while before they start to hurt. While toothache, headache, throbbing gums, jaw pain, and fever are all signs that you might need to have a dental problem treated, that sort of discomfort usually happens only after the damage has reached a certain point. Here are some reasons why you might need a tooth extraction even when there isn’t pain.


Dental Bridge Lifespan & How to Make Them Last

August 10, 2023

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person with a dental bridge smiling

Do you find yourself with a gap resulting from the absence of two or more consecutive teeth? Among the various options available for tooth replacement, dental bridges present a solution by effectively closing the space between your teeth, restoring both aesthetics and functionality. The longevity of your dental bridge relies on your vigilant maintenance. Explore the different factors that can impact its durability and uncover techniques to prolong its lifespan.


How Root Canal Therapy Can Save Your Smile

July 19, 2023

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Man in teal gingham button up holding right hand to his cheek while grimacing

Not all toothaches were created equal. If your teeth are severely damaged or decayed to a point where fillings and crowns can’t solve your dental issues, it’s time to consider root canal therapy. The idea of getting a root canal can seem daunting, but with modern techniques and advancements in sedation dentistry, the procedure will be over before you know it. According to the American Association of Endodontists, patients who experience root canals are actually six times more likely to describe it as painless compared to those who opted for extraction. Here’s how root canal therapy can save your smile.


Should I Be Worried About Getting Dry Socket?

June 16, 2023

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Extracted tooth and dental instrumentsEvery natural tooth is essential for a healthy, functional smile. However, extraction is best in certain situations, like wisdom tooth impaction. If your dentist recommends having a tooth removed, they’ll explain the risk of dry socket. The painful condition is preventable if you take a few precautions until your mouth has healed.


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