February 5, 2024

Adhesive Instructions: How Do I Use Denture Glue?

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Dentures next to adhesive cream on a green background

If you’ve suffered from tooth loss, dentures are a great way to restore your ability to eat and speak more normally. That said, these artificial teeth are somewhat infamous for becoming loose over time as your jawbone weakens. Fortunately, denture adhesives can create a stronger bond between the acrylic base and your gums so that you don’t have to worry about them falling out of place. If you’re not sure how to use these products, keep reading to learn more about them!


December 15, 2023

Don’t Let Holiday Stress Harm Your Dental Health

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Chewed up pencil on computer keyboardLet’s face it, the holidays are a stressful time of the year. Between shopping for the perfect gifts, preparing tasty meals, and traveling, life can get pretty chaotic. You might battle irritability, fatigue, and other issues that affect your quality of life, but seasonal stress can also harm your dental health. Here are a few risks you can face if you don’t manage your stress during the holidays. 


November 7, 2023

Cosmetic Cues: Why Your Mouth Should be Clean Before Treatment

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Woman with blond hair in dentist's chair smiling at her reflection in a mirror

Millions of people have turned to cosmetic dentistry to enhance their smiles. Whether you want whiter, straighter, or more perfect teeth, your dentist provides cosmetic treatments that help. Before they can improve your appearance, however, they’ll need to ensure that your mouth is in good condition. They can enhance your looks, but their main priority is your oral health, after all. That means there are some services that they can’t, or won’t, perform until your pearly whites are clean. Continue reading to learn 3 reasons why!


October 17, 2023

Ortho Orders: The Do’s and Don’ts of Invisalign

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Fingers holding Invisalign in front of a blue background

If you’re looking for a more discrete alternative to traditional braces, Invisalign is an excellent option. Instead of having metal brackets attached to your teeth, your dentist will provide clear aligner trays that fit snuggly over them to gently reposition them. For this therapy to be successful, however, you’ll have to take care of your Invisalign trays properly. If you’re not sure what that looks like, keep reading to learn what you can do, and avoid, to keep yours in tip-top shape!


September 5, 2023

Invisalign vs. Veneers: Which is Best for Me?

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Woman with brown hair smiling sitting in dentists chair

Are you frustrated by a grin that has gaps or is misaligned? You’re not alone! Millions of patients have turned to cosmetic dentistry for solutions to address a crooked smile. Fortunately, your dentist can help you with two possibilities: porcelain veneers and Invisalign therapy. These are very different treatments, however, so it’s important to understand both to make an informed decision. Keep reading to learn more about these two popular choices!


August 15, 2023

Vanishing Veneers: What to Do If One Falls Out

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Zoom in of bonding being applied to a dental veneer

Porcelain veneers are a beautiful and functional method to mask imperfections in your smile. These thin, porcelain shells are attached to the front of your teeth to hide flaws as well as enhance your appearance. They’re incredibly durable and can last up to 10 years, but they’re not entirely infallible. It’s possible for them to break or separate from your tooth, which can leave you feeling anxious about what to do next. Keep reading to learn about 5 steps to take if your veneer has come out of place!


June 16, 2023

What Material Makes the Best Dental Crown?

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Woman smiles wearing crown.

Both royalty and teeth like crowns made of fancy materials. Materials used in dental restoration have come a long way in recent decades, and yet plenty of “old school” materials are still used. While many might think of porcelain as the go-to for dental crowns, some patients might be better served by other materials like gold or composite. Read on to learn about the materials used in dental crowns today.


May 13, 2023

How Will Dentures Affect My Nutrition?

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smiling person wearing dentures

Dentures can be a massive game-changer for people who are missing a lot of their teeth. They can restore confidence that you may not have had for a very long time, and can give you the opportunity to make the best impression possible on those around you.

However, it’s common for people with dentures to have certain problems with eating, which can affect the quality of nutrition that they get. If you want to know how dentures could affect your diet, here’s some information that may be helpful to you.


March 16, 2023

What Your Dentist Wants You to Know About Oral Cancer

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dentist performing oral cancer screening on patient

Approximately 54,000 new cases of oral cancer are expected to be diagnosed in the US this year, with an unfortunate long-term prognosis for about 40% of those affected. Despite advancements in healthcare, oral cancer remains a serious issue with no definitive cure, and late detection can complicate treatment. However, knowing more about this condition can help you prevent or treat it early on. Keep reading to learn about important risk factors associated with oral cancer, warning signs, and tips to minimize your risk of developing it.


February 2, 2023

7 Symptoms of Oral Pain & What Each One Means

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a patient suffering from tooth pain in Boston

Toothaches can be irritating and uncomfortable, and they often have a knack for occurring when it’s least convenient! But there are also varying degrees of tooth pain that manifest all sorts of symptoms, which sometimes makes it difficult to tell if there’s a serious underlying issue that warrants a trip to your emergency dentist. Here are seven different symptoms associated with oral pain that you should never ignore, as they may indicate something’s wrong!

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