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What to Avoid to Protect Your Dental Crown for Years

December 20, 2019

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Smiling woman with dental crown

Has your dentist told you that you’ll need a dental crown? Or did you recently have one placed? According to the American College of Prosthodontists, dental crowns are the single most common restorative dental procedure, and it’s easy to see why. From cracks and chips to severe decay and damage, these strong, tooth-shaped caps can repair a tooth and save it from extraction. They cover up cosmetic imperfections, rebuild damaged structure, and protect teeth from future dental complications. With no special care aside from good brushing and flossing habits, dental crowns last an average of 10 years. However, in some cases they can last up to 25 years! So how can you make the most of your dental crowns in Montgomeryville for years to come?

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Improve Your Life and Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers

December 7, 2019

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Smiling woman with porcelain veneers

Did you know that there’s truth to the saying “laughter is the best medicine?” While it won’t help you recover from the flu or a broken bone any faster, it’s the best-known cure for a bad mood. In the middle of a tough day, have you ever suddenly found yourself feeling better after talking to someone who smiled at you or made you laugh? It’s not just a coincidence- researchers have been studying the psychological and physical impacts of smiling on individuals and groups for years. In fact, curing a sour mood is only one of the ways a smile can improve your life. Read on to learn more about how smiling can change your life and the lives around you, and how porcelain veneers in Montgomeryville can help!

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Are You at Risk for Gum Disease?

November 14, 2019

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healthy gums versus gum disease

Odds are you know someone with periodontal, or gum, disease. After all, 75% of Americans will develop gum disease at some point in their life. However, just because this bacterial infection of the gum tissue is common, doesn’t mean it’s not a big deal. Just the opposite is true. Gum disease can leave you at risk for multiple other health issues, including diabetes and heart problems. So, how can you tell if you’re at risk for gum disease? A periodontist in Montgomeryville is here with the answers to all of your gum disease questions.

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Time To Use Your Dental Insurance Before It Expires!

October 14, 2019

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time to save money

This time of year, most people are thinking about the holidays. Their calendars are filling up with parties and trips, that familiar music starts appearing just about everywhere, and the absolute last thing on anyone’s mind is dental insurance. Why bring it up now? Every year, Americans lose over 100 BILLION dollars in dental insurance benefits because they aren’t aware that their coverage resets on January 1st. Any leftover money on your plan from 2019 will instantly disappear once the clock strikes midnight on December 31st, meaning you’ll lose out on benefits you’ve already paid for! Is this legal?! You can learn more about how this works and how to maximize your plan before it’s too late in today’s blog.

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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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