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What Should I Know About Nitrous Oxide Sedation at the Dentist’s Office?

February 13, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — John Owen @ 8:42 pm
Dentist smiles

Laughing gas has been portrayed hilariously but not accurately in a great many cartoons and comedy shows. The truth is that nitrous oxide, also called laughing gas, is a tried-and-proven form of sedation that rarely has any side effects. Dentists have used it for more than two centuries to help patients sit more comfortably through dental procedures like fillings. Here are a few facts about laughing gas so you can have a better idea of what to expect the next time you need it.


What’s The Secret of Longer Life? It Might Be Dental Implants!

December 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — John Owen @ 8:49 pm
A dentist showing his patient a model of dental implants

Civilizations rise and fall, and every one of them has been curious about extending the length of their lives. Even today, entire industries are built on looking and feeling younger from cosmetics to exercise routines. But what can the world of dentistry offer in this regard? Dental implants!

If you want to learn more about dental implants and how they might be able to extend your life, continue reading.


Understanding Dental Implant Failure: Recognizing and Addressing the Issue

October 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — John Owen @ 5:31 pm
a closeup of dental implants

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are the name of the game! These innovative posts have completely revolutionized how dentists approach tooth replacement; after being placed, they’re capable of restoring teeth in terms of look, feel, and functionality. But despite an impressive 95% success rate, which holds true even after decades, dental implants are still susceptible to issues that might cause them to ultimately fail. That said, if you have dental implants yourself, how are you supposed to know if one’s in jeopardy? Here’s what your dentist wants you to know!


Three Steps You Can Take to Make Eating with Dentures Easy

August 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — John Owen @ 9:24 am
Senior eating an apple

If you’re someone who has gotten dentures recently, you’re probably reveling in how incredible you look now compared to when you didn’t have them. However, you may still be getting used to how it feels to have your prosthetic in your mouth.

One of the biggest hurdles to get over is often learning to eat with your dentures in. At first, eating normally might even feel like an impossible task, but with time it’ll become second nature. Here are a few things you can do to make mealtimes with dentures much easier.


Should Healthy Teeth Ever Be Replaced with Dental Implants?

July 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — John Owen @ 12:59 am
dentist holding model of dental implant

If you’re familiar with dental implants, you likely appreciate their remarkable ability to restore lost teeth comprehensively. Once implanted in the jawbone, they can completely rejuvenate the appearance, sensation, and function of a smile, offering exceptional and unparalleled advantages. However, is it ever advisable to substitute healthy teeth with dental implants, or should one strive to preserve their natural teeth for as long as feasible? Let’s delve into the details.


Is Teeth Sensitivity a Dental Emergency?

May 30, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — John Owen @ 10:51 am
a man experiencing sensitive teeth while eating something cold

A comfortable smile helps you to do all your everyday activities, such as eating, drinking, and brushing your teeth, with ease. However, even if you are experiencing minor dental sensitivity, it can be alarming. Moreover, this oral health issue can be a sign of an underlying issue that needs to be treated. But you may be unsure of when it’s actually time to go see your dentist. Read on to learn more about teeth sensitivity and when it’s time for an emergency dental visit.


Why Replace a Missing Back Tooth?

April 30, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — John Owen @ 6:44 pm

Molar and dental implantTeeth should last for a lifetime, but that’s not a reality for many Americans. If you’ve lost a tooth in the back of your mouth, it’s easy to ignore because it’s difficult to see. Although it may not be visible when smiling, a missing molar can have significant complications for your oral health and quality of life. Here’s why you shouldn’t wait to replace your lost tooth.


Why Do My Dentures Smell Bad? 

March 31, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — John Owen @ 2:20 pm
older person with dentures smiling

If you have dentures, you know how they can improve your quality of life. Dentures allow you to eat and socialize with confidence. Dentures can be life-changing, but they can also start to smell bad if not properly cared for. Continue reading to learn about the potential cause of your dentures smelling bad as well as what you can do to prevent it and maintain a fresh, clean beam.


Is a Broken Denture Considered a Dental Emergency?

February 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — John Owen @ 7:20 am
a person holding a broken denture in their hands

Missing teeth can affect many areas of your life. It negatively impacts your self-confidence, as well as the functionality of your smile, including chewing and speaking. Once you complete your pearly whites with dentures, you begin to rely on them as if they are your natural teeth. So, when your denture unexpectedly breaks, it can be alarming! However, is it a dental emergency? Read on to learn the answer and what to do if your denture is broken.


Does Attaching My Dentures to Dental Implants Really Make a Difference?

December 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — John Owen @ 2:33 am

If you are struggling with advanced tooth loss, then you know your smile isn’t the only thing that suffers when you are missing several teeth. Your confidence, bite, and even your speech can be compromised as well. Fortunately, modern dentures can seamlessly fill the gaps in your smile with lifelike prosthetic teeth. Implant dentures take this tooth-replacement option a step further, combining the tried-and-true dentures patients love with the state-of-the-art titanium posts used with traditional dental implants. If you are considering making the switch, but aren’t sure if you should, then continue reading to learn more!

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