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Thanksgiving Foods That Might Stain Your Teeth

November 15, 2022

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cranberry sauce

From turkey to pie to veggies galore, the holiday season is what we’ve all been waiting for! This time of year is a favorite of many for the food, fun, and family. With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, you may find yourself daydreaming about diving into your favorite seasonal treats that you’ve been waiting 365 days to eat. Unfortunately, some of your favorite foods might leave unsightly stains on your smile. Continue reading to learn about some of the Thanksgiving foods that can stain your teeth.

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3 Cavity-Fighting Beverages

October 12, 2022

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Milk being poured in glassYour enamel is the hardest substance in your body. It’s even stronger than some metals; however, it isn’t indestructible, and it can’t regenerate. The biggest threat to your enamel is tooth decay. Although cavities are preventable, 91% of adults have had at least one. Not to mention, 25% of adults have untreated decay. Brushing and flossing can combat harmful oral bacteria, but your diet is equally important. Besides limiting surgery foods, dental professionals recommend adding 3 cavity-fighting beverages to your day.

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What Does a Disappearing Toothache Mean?

September 7, 2022

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person with a toothache holding their cheek

A toothache is never a welcome feeling. Intense dental pain can make it hard to sleep, chew, and to just get through the day. There are several things that can cause toothaches, such as tooth infections. If the tooth suddenly stops hurting, you may take this as a good sign. This means that it’s cured, right? Unfortunately, that isn’t the case. Read on to learn what it means when a toothache suddenly goes away and what you should do if this happens to you.

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Will a Chipped Tooth Heal on Its Own?

July 4, 2022

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Going to softball practice without an athletic mouthguard, trying to crack a nutshell with your teeth, clenching your teeth while sleeping, or maybe even hitting your mouth on the steering wheel during a fender bender – there are a lot of ways to suffer a chipped tooth in Centerville. Can your damaged tooth repair itself? Other parts of your body naturally begin to heal, so why not your tooth, right? Keep reading as your emergency dentist examines this topic.

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Is Cosmetic Dentistry Right for You?

May 11, 2022

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person with nice smile thanks to cosmetic dentistry

When you see yourself in photos or in the mirror in the morning, are you happy with your smile? If not, you may be interested in getting cosmetic dentistry. This collection of aesthetic dental treatments works to improve the overall look of your smile for a more beautiful beam, but how can you know if it’s right for you? Read on to learn more about cosmetic dentistry as well as whether it’s the best option for your smile.

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How to Know If You Have Cavities Between Your Teeth

April 5, 2022

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person brushing their teeth in the mirror

According to the American Dental Association, 91% of Americans over age 20 have had at least one cavity. Pigmented staining and small pits are common signs of tooth decay, but how can you tell if you have cavities between your teeth? Since this issue can lead to a range of issues, like problems chewing and persistent bad breath, read on to learn how to know if you have cavities between your pearly whites as well as how to treat and prevent them.

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Tips, Tricks, and What to Expect When Talking with Dentures

February 16, 2022

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two people talking with dentures

So, you just got dentures to replace several or all your teeth. These restorations have come a long way from what they used to be and are an excellent way to fill in your smile and regain some of your bite power. As useful as dentures are, it may take some time for you to get used to speaking with them. To make it easier for you to adjust, here’s what you need to know about talking with dentures.

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Why Gum Disease Must Be Treated before Cosmetic Work

December 26, 2021

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woman having dental work done

There are a number of procedures your cosmetic dentist can use to help you enjoy a beautiful, confident smile – like teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and Invisalign. But before you can benefit from these treatments, you will need to have healthy gums. That may mean you need to undergo periodontal therapy first. Keep reading to learn why it’s important to treat periodontal disease before undergoing a cosmetic dental procedure. 

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5 Tips for a Tooth-Healthy Thanksgiving

November 18, 2021

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Thanksgiving turkey

Thanksgiving dinner is just around the corner. While it may be stressful to coordinate travel plans and what everyone is going to bring, you are at least excited for the delicious meal that you will enjoy with your family after a long day of cooking. However, not all common Thanksgiving dishes and practices are beneficial for your smile. Continue reading for some helpful tips to make sure your Thanksgiving dinner is tooth-healthy for you and your family!

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5 Causes of Gray Teeth

October 14, 2021

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Woman covering her mouth

Everyone wants to have a beautiful, white smile. However, this isn’t the case for many of us, as discoloration is a reality. You may even see some less familiar shades in your smile. Instead of yellow, teeth can appear gray or blueish. There are many reasons why this can occur, but you don’t necessarily need to settle with it. Here are some of the causes of gray teeth and what your dentist can do about them.

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