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4 Reasons to Quit Smoking When You Get Dentures

February 29, 2024

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Man saying no to offer of a cigaretteIt is common knowledge that smoking is bad for your teeth. But what if you no longer have any of your natural teeth and are going to get dentures instead? Does that mean you can smoke without any concerns about how your habit might affect your smile? Well, no. There are some big reasons why you should quit smoking when you get dentures:


Why Does My Denture Smell Bad?

January 25, 2024

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Older woman rinsing her mouth to freshen her breathWhen you are in close contact with other people, the last thing you want to do is make them feel uncomfortable by the way you smell. But what if you have dentures, and you have noticed lately that your prosthetic is carrying an unpleasant taste or odor?  That can be an embarrassing issue, but fortunately, the answer to the question “Why does my denture smell bad?” is usually pretty straightforward. It is also often an easy problem to solve!


Is Dental Insurance Worth Paying For?

October 15, 2023

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Happy, smiling woman pointing at her teethAre you looking to reduce your monthly spending? You might be in the process of canceling unnecessary services and subscriptions. But what about your dental insurance? Is it worth paying for, or should you cancel it? The answer should become obvious after you consider some of the money-saving benefits you may enjoy if you use your policy to the full.


Dental Insurance vs. a Dental Discount Plan: Which Should You Choose?

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Happy older man in dental treatment chairAs a money-savvy individual, you may constantly be looking for ways to reduce spending on important services, including oral healthcare. To that end, you might be thinking about purchasing a dental insurance policy or a dental discount plan. But which option is better? Both have their pros and cons. This blog post provides a generalized comparison of both arrangements to help steer you in the right direction.


3 Important Reasons to Soak Your Dentures Overnight

September 9, 2023

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Dentures in cup of water next to windowAfter a long and tiring day, have you ever been tempted to skip some parts of your nightly routine? For example, you might want to set your dentures on your nightstand or simply leave them in your mouth instead of soaking them. Either of those courses of action would be unwise. Why is it so important to soak your dentures overnight? Continue reading to discover three important reasons.


4 Ways Vaping Can Harm Your Oral Health

August 6, 2023

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Black and white photo of man using e-cigaretteIn recent times, the use of e-cigarettes (called vaping) has seen a huge boom in popularity.  It is commonly believed that vaping is better than smoking traditional cigarettes, so there is no reason why people should not indulge. Nothing could be further from the truth! Vaping can harm your oral health and negatively impact your overall wellness. This blog post describes four ways in which it could adversely affect your smile.


Can Braces Fix TMJ Disorder?

August 5, 2023

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Side view of woman’s smile with bracesTMJ disorder, often referred to simply as TMD, is a painful condition that afflicts the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which is located just in front of your ears. It controls the movement of your lower jaw and plays a critical role in speaking and eating. Sadly, it can easily become stressed or injured, leading to TMD. If you have this issue, you may be wondering about your treatment options. Can braces fix TMJ disorder, or would it be better to consider other solutions? This blog post explains what you should know.


August 11 Is National Align Your Teeth Day!

July 31, 2023

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Woman’s hands holding Invisalign alignerCountless people across the U.S. have some form of dental misalignment. Due to the problems that can result from a misaligned smile, dentists and orthodontists wanted to raise awareness of the importance of taking action to straighten your teeth. That is why National Align Your Teeth Day was established in 2021. This annual holiday is fast approaching! How can you observe it? This blog post provides some helpful suggestions.


5 Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Smile During Summer Vacation

June 29, 2023

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Young couple taking selfie on airplaneAre you eager to get away from it all this summer? Whether you plan to relax on the beach, rough it in the wilderness, or explore a foreign country, you should take a moment to consider the wellness of your teeth and gums before you take off. How can you maintain a healthy smile during summer vacation? Apply these simple tips:


Veneers Are the Key to a Beach-Ready Smile

June 17, 2023

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Smiling man walking on the beachCountless millions of people across the U.S. plan to pack up and head to the beach this summer. Are you among them? If so, you should remember to bring all the accessories you need to have a great time, including sunscreen, your swimsuit, and of course, a genuine smile for all of your vacation photos. But what if your teeth have some aesthetic flaws that make you feel a little self-conscious? Talk to your cosmetic dentist. They might recommend that you get veneers, a transformative treatment that can be the key to achieving a beach-ready smile.


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