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4 Ways Implant Dentures Have A More Convenient Adjustment Time

April 5, 2022

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mature couple smiling with implant dentures

If you’re trying to replace missing teeth, then you’re probably considering getting traditional or implant dentures. By providing structure and support to your mouth, you’ll be able to enjoy a healthier and more youthful appearance in the long run. However, adjusting to the traditional restorations can be a challenge for most patients. But how do implant dentures compare to the regular ones? Keep reading to learn four ways they’re actually more convenient to get used to!

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5 Vitamins and Minerals That Can Lower Your Risk of Gum Disease

January 11, 2022

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healthy foods on table

Believe it or not, your diet has a significant impact on your oral health. Sure, brushing and flossing are essential at-home practices that keep your smile in good shape, but the foods you eat can go a long way in keeping your teeth and gums healthy too! For instance, did you know that including certain vitamins and minerals into your everyday diet can significantly lower your risk of gum disease? Read on as a periodontist in Bristol shares which nutritional building blocks are essential for your dental health.

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How to Maximize Your Dental Insurance Benefits

October 6, 2021

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dental insurance form on table

Studies show that having dental insurance benefits can contribute to better oral and overall health. One survey found that those with benefits are 58% more likely to visit a dentist, helping them maintain good dental health. What’s more, people who reported excellent oral health were twice as likely to report great physical well-being. That said, do you know how to make the most of your benefits while you still have them? If not, don’t worry – here are four easy ways to maximize your dental insurance benefits.

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4 Reasons Why You Should Replace Your Metal Dental Crown

August 20, 2021

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one ceramic dental crown among several metal crowns

Is one of your teeth covered with a metal dental crown? If so, chances are you received it back when it was the only option to repair your tooth. Luckily, dental technology has advanced considerably since then. These days, your dentist can create dental crowns made of tooth-colored ceramic for results that are not only more natural-looking, but also better for your oral health. Plus, metal-free dental crowns are often just as durable as metal ones. Keep reading to learn why you shouldn’t think twice about replacing your metal crown with a ceramic one!

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Why You Should Get a Crown You Need Before the Year Ends

July 14, 2021

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patient getting dental crown

At your last routine checkup, did your dentist say you needed a dental crown? If you’re worried about the cost, you might put off scheduling that appointment. However, getting it done now could save you plenty of money down the line. Plus, it’s the best solution for your oral health, preventing pain and complications from arising. Are you still not convinced? Read on to learn why you should get a dental crown you need before the year ends.

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5 Tips to Help You Enjoy Summer Foods with Dentures

May 5, 2021

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Sun’s out, grills out! Summer is a season full of backyard barbecues—everyone wants to spend their time outdoors, soaking in the warm weather while enjoying a delicious plate of food.

You may be ready to beam with confidence during all your festivities thanks to your new dentures. However, it will take some time to adjust to your smile and you will need to take it easy when it comes to eating. Read on to learn a few tips on how you can enjoy your favorite meals with dentures.

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If You Notice This, It May be Time to Replace Your Dentures

April 29, 2021

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older woman smiling wearing dentures

Once you’ve experienced tooth loss, you gain a new appreciation for having a full set of teeth. Thankfully, dentures provide a cost-effective and reliable way of restoring a portion of your lost functionality, while also giving you the confidence to smile freely. Unfortunately, dentures don’t last forever; they will eventually become worn and need replacement. What are some warning signs to be on the lookout for? Continue reading to find out.

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Is a Broken Denture a Dental Emergency?

March 18, 2021

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Woman holding a broken denture that has been repairedWhen you picture a dental emergency, you might invasion a knocked-out tooth or another serious issue that requires urgent attention, but a broken denture constitutes one, too. Since you’ve lost all your natural teeth, you might not believe you’ll ever need an emergency dentist; however, if your denture breaks, you should make an appointment right away. While it may not be as urgent as a chipped or dislodged tooth, you rely on your dentures for a balanced diet. Not to mention, it’s embarrassing to be caught without your teeth. You don’t need to worry. Your dentist can quickly repair your smile, so you can get back to your day.

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Why the End of the Year is the Perfect Time for Invisalign

January 11, 2021

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Dental appointment on calendar for Invisalign. If you’ve always wanted to correct your bite and alignment concerns, but never wanted to deal with the noticeability of brackets and wires, the end of the year is the perfect time to invest in Invisalign. Clear aligners are worn over your teeth to gradually move them into position, so you don’t need to worry about the appearance of metal braces. Although you can start your treatment at any time, there are several benefits of waiting until the end of the year. Here are 4 reasons to begin your journey to a straight smile before the new year.

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Five Pitfalls of Mail Order Clear Aligners

November 18, 2020

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dentist holding clear aligner

Who doesn’t want an improved smile? If you are one of the millions of people who want straighter teeth, then you likely want the process to be as quick, simple, discreet, and affordable as possible. Many patients try to take matters into their own hands by choosing to order aligners from direct-to-consumer companies that will send them a kit to take impressions of their teeth. Once mailed in, technicians craft and send aligners straight back. It sounds pretty easy and effective, right? Think again! Your experts on Invisalign in Bristol have five important dangers of choosing mail-order aligners, and why it’s crucial to put your smile in the hands of a professional dentist.

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