Oral Infections Bite: Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Wear Your Dentures Continuously

June 13, 2024

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Dental prostheses have come a long way since George Washington wore his famous false teeth made out of ivory. Modern dentures are so incredibly comfortable and lifelike that their wearers often forget that they are there. While it may be tempting to leave your dentures in your mouth continuously, this is a bad idea that can lead to serious oral infections. Here’s a brief overview of the risks of wearing your dentures for too long and why you should remove and soak them daily.

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Toothy Transitions: Why Do I Need Temporary Veneers?

May 7, 2024

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Veneers next to dental instruments on a light blue background

Having aesthetic flaws in your teeth, like stains, chips, cracks, or minor gaps, can leave you feeling anxious about your smile. Fortunately, your dentist can mask aesthetic issues with dental veneers! These thin, porcelain covers are bonded to the front of your teeth to hide imperfections, but they do take some time to create. You will most likely be fitted with a temporary set until the permanent ones arrive from the dental lab in a few weeks.

If you’re unsure why these short-term shells are necessary, continue reading to learn more about why they’re placed and how they help you!

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Porcelain Preservation: 3 Tips to Make Your Veneers Last Longer

April 3, 2024

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Veneers are an incredibly popular solution to upgrade your grin because they can fix multiple issues all at one time. These thin ceramic covers are bonded to the front of your teeth to mask chips, discoloration, cracks, or minor gaps. Plus, they’re color-matched to your natural pearly whites so that no one will notice they’re there.

Unfortunately, most dental insurance plans don’t cover veneers because they’re considered an elective cosmetic procedure not essential for oral health. When you’ve invested time and resources into a treatment, it’s natural to want to do everything you can to make it last. Keep reading for 3 tips to help keep your veneers in excellent condition so you can enjoy your newly perfected smile longer!

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How Much Can Dental Implants Improve My Appearance?

March 13, 2024

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Lady smiles

If you’ve lost one or more teeth, you’re probably interested in learning about how they can be replaced. While there is a range of dental replacement methods available, dental implants are considered the best option because they look and work just like the real thing. Though many people are quite aware of the oral and overall health benefits that dental implants provide, they may not have considered just how cosmetically pleasing these restorations are. Here’s a quick overview of how dental implants can enhance your appearance.

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3 Tips Every Parent Should Know in Honor of Children’s Dental Health Month

February 2, 2024

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a child brushing his teeth

One critical aspect of childcare that’s often overlooked is maintaining and encouraging optimal dental health. Given the link between oral and overall wellness, it’s important to highlight some of the best practices when it comes to children’s oral hygiene. Here are three must-know tips from your trusted family dentist in honor of Children’s Dental Health Month this February!

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Wait, Are Dental Implants Really Worth the Cost?

January 11, 2024

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A dentist holding an enlarged model of a dental implant

At this point, maybe you’d like to try dental implants. The posts are known to be effective – they’re even called the “ultimate tooth replacements.” Still, their price can be a sticking point. It’s likely enough to make you wonder: Are dental implants worth their cost? Well, the truth is that they most certainly are. Your local Melbourne dentist will even tell you why. To that end, here’s a summary of implants, their priceless benefits, and how they’ll save you money.

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Timely Teeth: Why You Should Visit Your Dentist Early

December 27, 2023

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New year's resolution list that includes visiting the dentist

A brand-new year is just around the corner bringing hope for new beginnings, wholesome resolutions, and chances to try new things. Now’s the perfect time to reflect on how you have grown and what you’ve accomplished the past 12 months, as well as set goals for the next. If you haven’t already included your oral health on the list of things you’d like to improve, now’s the perfect time to consider scheduling your next dental examination. Continue reading to learn 3 reasons why!

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No Toothaches at Thanksgiving: Which Foods Are Better for Your Teeth This Holiday?

November 3, 2023

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a table of Thanksgiving food

When it’s time to gather at grandma’s house for the annual family Thanksgiving, there’s a good chance that the table will be filled with all your favorite foods. With a combination of sweet and savory, it can be hard to figure out which ones should consist of your first round versus your second. But if you’re looking to make better decisions this year to ensure the health of your pearly whites, consider which foods you should fill your plate with so that you don’t spend the holidays with your emergency dentist.

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The “Best” and “Worst” Candy for Your Child’s Teeth

October 11, 2023

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Two children dressed like witches smiling behind jack-o-lanterns

Although spooky season is filled with fun costumes, apple picking, pumpkin carving, and other festivities, your child may be looking forward to the bags and bags of candy the most. Don’t worry – indulging in a piece or two won’t negatively impact their oral health, especially if you are aware of the “best” and “worst” Halloween candy. With this in mind, keep reading to learn which ones you should keep and which ones you should donate (as well as some helpful oral health tips for the holidays!).

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Why Turn to a Dentist for TMJ Treatment?

September 4, 2023

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Woman talking to dentist about her jaw pain

If you are experiencing jaw pain, headaches, and related symptoms, you might be thinking about visiting your primary care practitioner. Certainly, they can evaluate your symptoms, and they might provide a tentative diagnosis of TMJ disorder (TMD), but they may be limited in how much help they can provide. In fact, they might refer you to a local dentist. Why should you turn to a dentist for TMJ treatment? This blog post provides some helpful insight.

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