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5 Reasons to Show Thanks to Your Dental Hygienist

May 21, 2024

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dental hygienist helping patient

Every year in the second week of April, we celebrate National Dental Hygienist Week to honor the important work of dental hygienists. These professionals play a crucial role in keeping our smiles healthy and bright during dental appointments. Dental hygienists do a lot more for patients than you might realize, so let’s explore five key reasons why you should show them how much you appreciate everything they do.

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4 Reasonsto Invest Your Tax Refund in Your Smile

April 4, 2024

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person smiling while talking to orthodontist

Are you getting a tax refund this season? If so, you are probably thinking about how to use it wisely. Many people use the money they get back to buy the purse, game system, or other pricey item that they’ve been keeping their eye on. Even so, investing in your orthodontic care can be a great choice for your oral health and overall wellness. Keep reading to learn about four reasons why investing in your smile is a smart use of your refund.

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Spring Clean Your Smile: Tips for Refreshing Your Oral Hygiene Routine

March 8, 2024

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Someone with a nice smile

As the season changes and nature undergoes its renewal, it’s the perfect time to refresh not just your living space but also your oral hygiene routine. Just like tidying up your home, giving your teeth a spring cleaning can rejuvenate your smile and promote optimal dental health. In this blog, we’ll explore simple yet effective ways to spruce up your oral hygiene habits and ensure your smile feels fresh and revitalized.

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The Beauty of Dental Implants: Transforming Your Smile

February 16, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — darrellsteele @ 4:59 pm
Patient smiling with their new dental implants

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants offer more than just functional benefits—they’re also excellent cosmetic enhancements! If you want to restore your smile in a way that looks and feels natural, dental implants might be for you. If you want to explore the ways dental implants can enhance your smile aesthetics, continue reading.

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3 Myths about Dental Fillers You Should Pay No Mind To

January 4, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — darrellsteele @ 4:14 am
Someone with a beautiful smile

Now more than ever, people are interested in how they look. The popularity of social media has causes a corresponding increase in the prevalence of cosmetic treatments that allow people to look their best.

One that you might be familiar with is dental fillers, a treatment that can be used to firm up the skin and erase wrinkles. While the treatment is just as good as you’ve heard, there are also some common rumors about the procedure that you shouldn’t pay much mind to. Here are some examples.

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Questions to Ask During Your Dermal Filler Consultation

December 20, 2023

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Woman receiving cosmetic injectionYour cosmetic dentist can help you turn back the clock without requiring surgery. Dermal fillers can add lift and volume to restore a youthful appearance. The biocompatible substance can help reverse the signs of aging. Your first step to looking younger is having a consultation with your cosmetic dentist. Here are a few important questions to ask during your appointment to ensure dermal fillers are right for you. 

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Wisdom Tooth Woes: Finding the Roots of Pain

November 24, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — darrellsteele @ 6:07 pm
A woman holding her cheek due to wisdom tooth pain at the dentist

If you’re experiencing pain in the back of your mouth, it may be your wisdom teeth. These third molars come in late into your teen years or early adulthood. While some people have no issues with these additional teeth, others experience discomfort and others may need an extraction. But why does this happen?

Continue reading to delve into the reasons behind wisdom tooth pain and explore effective remedies to soothe your aching molars.

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5 Ways to Avoid Dry Socket After Your Wisdom Tooth Extraction

October 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — darrellsteele @ 7:13 pm
Woman saying no to a straw

Tooth extractions are never your dentist’s first choice, but sometimes they are necessary to preserve the health of the rest of your smile. Fortunately, modern tooth extractions are very safe, but there is still a small chance that complications can occur. Approximately 2% to 5% of people end up developing dry socket. This is when the blood clot that naturally forms over the healing site becomes dislodged. Fortunately, this painful complication can be prevented by closely following your aftercare instructions. Here are some ways that you can help your smile heal quickly and without issues.

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Can I Safely Drink Coffee After My Tooth Extraction?

September 29, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — darrellsteele @ 5:54 am
Man in a gray shirt pressing one hand to his inflamed jaw while looking accusingly at his cup of coffee

Many people rely on a mug of coffee in the morning to get their day started. The burst of caffeine can really put some extra pep in your step! If you’re recuperating from a tooth extraction, though, it’s important to remember that there are some things that can hinder your healing. Unfortunately, a hot cup of joe is one of them! Keep reading to learn why you should avoid drinking it until your recovery is complete.

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Optimizing Your Lifestyle for Dental Implant Health

August 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — darrellsteele @ 12:48 pm
A couple preparing a healthy meal to support their dental implants

For people with chronic oral health problems, life with dental implants is a lot easier than life without them. After you become accustomed to the prosthetic, you can almost forget it’s there. Your implants can drastically increase your quality of life, but they’re not indestructible.

Some of your daily habits could be affecting them in ways you can’t see. Read on to explore these habits and ways you can adjust your lifestyle to extend their life.

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