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Is It a Good Idea to Sleep with Your Dentures?

September 22, 2019

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Dentures

Dentures have been used for literally hundreds of years to give people back their full smile once their natural teeth are lost. Thankfully, todays dentures are much stronger, lighter, and more comfortable than their wooden, bone, and animal made counterparts. If you’re about to complete your smile, or you’ve already received your prosthesis, you may be wondering whether or not sleeping with dentures is a good idea. Keep reading to learn the answer as well as how you can maintain positive oral health.

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What to Do if You Have a Cracked Dental Crown

August 21, 2019

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It’d be great if fixing a broken tooth with a dental crown meant you’d never have to worry about it again, but unfortunately that’s often not the case. Whether it’s from crunching food or normal wear and tear, a cracked dental crown can result in a lot of pain and leave your tooth vulnerable to further damage. It’s important to know what to do in this situation; after all, saving your crown means protecting the rest of your smile!

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What to Do When Your Denture Size Is Wrong

July 17, 2019

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dentures in glass of water

When you’re missing teeth, it can feel like you’re not living life to the fullest. You might have gaps in your smile. You might not be able to enjoy your favorite foods, like a big juicy steak, anymore. Fortunately, there are ways to replace those missing teeth, such as dentures. Dentures are a set of prosthetic teeth that are meant to sit on your gums and allow you to eat and smile as you did before you lost your teeth. But what happens if your denture size isn’t right? Read on to learn more about why dentures sometimes don’t fit, and what to do about it.

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What are Signs that My Dental Implant is Failing?

June 14, 2019

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Illustration of dental implant

One of the many reasons why dental implants are such a popular tooth replacement is that the procedure is predictable and reliable. With a success rate of over 95%, it offers a great solution for those with missing teeth. However, like other procedures, there is some room for failure. While a failing dental implant is an unusual situation, there is no need to panic! Recognizing the signs of early on is imperative. Keep reading to learn about the symptoms to watch out for so you can keep your smile healthy.

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Can Genetic Testing Predict If You’re At Risk For Gum Disease in Montgomeryville?

May 15, 2019

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person taking genetics test at home

Could genetic testing predict whether you’re at risk for developing common issues like cavities and gum disease in Montgomeryville? To put it short, at this time, DNA testing isn’t advanced enough to be able to directly link genetics to certain oral health problems. Even if there was a DNA “marker” that showed you were at risk for developing oral issues, it doesn’t mean that you will. However, there are many habits and lifestyle factors that are known for increasing your risk of developing oral health problems. By learning about ways you can prevent these problems, you can reduce your risk of experience them.

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What You Should Know Before Getting Root Canal Therapy in Montgomeryville

April 5, 2019

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a young woman in pain at the dentist office

If root canal therapy in Montgomeryville is what your dentist just suggested, there’s no need to be alarmed. Unfortunately, the misconception is that the procedure is extremely painful, but thankfully, it is not. The pain you are feeling is from the infection, not the procedure. That’s good news, right? While root canals are meant to alleviate the pain and save your tooth from extraction, there are some additional things that you should know before making the decision to move forward with a root canal.

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Learn How to Eat Healthy During National Nutrition Month

March 18, 2019

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Vegetables and fruits

Summer is right around the corner, which means lazy weekend days spent at the pool or perhaps even a family vacation to the beach. Have you started working on your “beach bod” yet? Exercising and eating healthy are the foundation stones of staying in shape, but did you know that a healthy diet can also contribute to a healthy smile? It’s true! March is National Nutrition Month, so there is no better time than now to learn about the connection between diet and oral health and ways to eat healthy this spring.

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Children’s Dental Health Month: 4 Reasons to Care for Your Child’s Baby Teeth

February 15, 2019

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boy big smile

As a parent, you have to pick your battles. Sometimes you let certain things slide, but are you too relaxed when it comes to your child’s dental health? Does your child’s oral hygiene really matter before their permanent teeth come in? Yes, it does matter! This February, which is Children’s Dental Health Month, take an opportunity to recommit to your child’s oral health. Check out these 4 good reasons to take care of your child’s baby teeth from your family dentist.

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What’s Involved In Tooth Extraction Aftercare In Montgomeryville?

January 10, 2019

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A dentist holding up an extracted tooth

There are many reasons that teeth may need to be taken out, including gum disease, large cavities, impacted wisdom teeth, and crowding. In all of these cases, an extraction procedure will improve your oral health and help you have a healthy smile for many years. But, to help everything go as smoothly as possible and make sure you heal quickly, it’s important to understand what’s involved in tooth extraction aftercare in Montgomeryville. Keep reading to find out what you can expect immediately after your procedure and what your aftercare instructions may include.

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How to Maintain Oral Health in Montgomeryville, both Now and Through 2019

December 31, 2018

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smiling family members

Looking for ways to maintain oral health in Montgomeryville? Eating a wide variety of healthy foods, drinking plenty of water, and opting for sugar-free snacks are all good ideas. You should also start 2019 on the right track by scheduling an appointment for a dental checkup and cleaning.

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