Travel Tips: How to Safeguard Your Smile This Summer

June 6, 2024

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AI image of a man and woman on bikes in a foreign city smiling

Despite your best efforts, you can never fully anticipate exactly when or where a dental emergency can occur. When you’re at home and have an urgent issue, you probably already know to call your dentist to schedule a same-day appointment so you don’t have to wait for relief.

However, many people during the summer travel or go on vacation. What do you do when you’re in another city and develop a problem? The good news is that with the right knowledge and preparation, you can still enjoy your break, even if a dental emergency occurs. Continue reading to learn 4 tips for how to deal with dental emergencies that happen while you’re away!

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What to Do If Your Veneer Fell Off

April 3, 2024

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person whose veneer fell off getting it fixed

Veneers are great for improving your smile by covering up things like chips, cracks, and stains. But sometimes they can get damaged. If your veneer comes off and you’re not sure what to do, these four tips can help protect your smile until you can talk to your dentist. They’ll help you avoid making things worse and deal with the situation until you can get professional advice.

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Does It Take a Long Time to Get Dentures?

February 13, 2024

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Dentures

Dentures are a fantastic way for many people to enjoy a complete smile once again after severe tooth loss. Each set is made from high-quality materials and customized to fit the patient’s mouth, making them incredibly comfortable to wear and lifelike enough to go completely unnoticed by the casual observer. However, the amount of time it takes to get a set of dentures can vary depending on your needs. Here’s a brief overview of the steps required to get dentures and how long the process can take.

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Why is My Lower Denture Slipping?

December 8, 2023

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Close up of lower denture held in fingertips Dentures are more realistic and comfortable than ever before, thanks to new materials and technologies. Your denture should rest comfortably on your gum tissue, only relying on suction to stay in place. However, bottom dentures can slip or come loose. If you have difficulty chewing or talking because your denture won’t stop moving around, it can affect your quality of life. Here are a few reasons your denture might be slipping and what you can do to enjoy added stability.

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Preparing for a Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation: 4 Questions to Ask

October 13, 2023

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Female dental patient smiling and sitting in chair

Recently, you have been thinking about enhancing your smile with veneers or another type of cosmetic dentistry. To figure out what kind of treatment you should pursue, you have scheduled a cosmetic consultation with your dentist. How should you prepare for this visit? One thing you can do is make a list of all the questions that you want to have answered before moving forward with the cosmetic dentistry process. If you need help coming up with questions to ask, here are 4 examples.

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Knowing These Steps Ahead of Time Can Help You Save a Knocked-Out Tooth

August 11, 2023

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Tooth

If you’re a heavyweight boxer, a motorcycle stuntman, or just someone who might have an unexpected accident someday, you are at risk of knocking out one of your pearly whites. Nobody wants or expects it to happen, but knowing what to do when it does can make the difference between saving the tooth and needing an artificial dental restoration. Here are some useful tips to keep in mind if you ever find yourself on the way to your emergency dentist after knocking out a tooth!

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Is It Possible for Dental Implants to Rust?

July 4, 2023

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Model of single dental implantA dental implant is unlike any other treatment because it replaces both the root and the crown. A titanium post, an abutment, and a restoration are used to recreate the entire structure of the tooth. Since the process uses titanium, it’s normal to have concerns about the material rusting in your mouth. There’s no reason to worry because titanium is corrosion-resistant. 

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What Kind of Preliminary Work Could You Need Before Dental Implants?

June 28, 2023

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Woman showing smile with natural-looking dental implant

When you decide to get dental implants, you won’t always be able to have them placed right away. In many cases, specific treatments will need to be performed to ensure that the mouth and jawbone are ready for implant posts. The kind of preliminary work that you might require before dental implant placement can vary based on your circumstances, but here are a few of the most common examples.

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Can I Reline My Dentures Myself?

May 2, 2023

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Gloved hands polishing a dentureNew technologies and materials allow dentures to fit so well you may never want to take them out. However, there will come a time when your dentures start to slip or irritate your gums. Chances are they need to be relined. Although you can purchase over-the-counter kits, you should leave the adjustments to professionals. Here’s why you should skip DIY denture relining.

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Are DIY Dental Implants a Viable Solution for My Smile?

April 4, 2023

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a woman in Rochester thinking about dental implants

While people who are missing some or all of their teeth should seek restorative dentistry, many feel that dental treatment will be too expensive for them. This is one of the reasons there’s a growing trend of people using do-it-yourself approaches to renew their smiles. Although these may seem more convenient and cost-effective, they can pose risks to your oral health in the long run. Read on to learn why DIY dental implants and other prosthetic products should be avoided and how professional treatment from your dentist is the better choice.

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