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Dental Implants: Do They Hurt?

May 2, 2024

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person with dental implants smiling

In the United States, 170 million individuals have experienced tooth loss. If you’re among them, you may have come across information about dental implants. Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants replace both the visible part of the tooth and its roots, making them highly durable and long-lasting. If you’re considering dental implants, you might have concerns about potential discomfort during the procedure. Continue reading to learn more about the process and what to expect in terms of sensation.


5 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Dental Crown

April 15, 2024

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Close up of dental crown

Have you been spending prolonged minutes looking in the mirror, staring suspiciously at your dental crown? Or maybe you haven’t even thought about replacing your crown and are now starting to wonder when you should contact your dentist. The good news is that you don’t have to think about it too much – many of the signs of imminent crown failure are not very subtle. Keep reading so you’ll know five of them.


Beaming with Confidence: How Lasers Can Treat Gum Disease

March 15, 2024

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Dentist showing off a gum disease treatment laser

Have your gums been feeling sensitive or have you seen them bleed after brushing or flossing? Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a common oral health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. If left untreated, it can lead to gum recession, tooth loss, and even systemic health problems. It can be a difficult disorder to deal with, but soft tissue lasers have become a highly effective solution. But how do they work, and how do they compare with traditional treatments? Continue reading to find out.


Aesthetic Expectations: How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Last?

February 5, 2024

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Fake teeth and dental mirrors arranged like a clock on a blue background

If you’re frustrated by flaws in your teeth, you’re not alone! Countless people have turned to cosmetic dentistry to resolve aesthetic imperfections in their smiles. Whether you want to remove external stains, mend chips and cracks, or straighten your grin, there are solutions to help. That said, most elective services aren’t covered by dental insurance policies and so many patients want to be sure the benefits are worth the cost. Keep reading to learn more about 3 common cosmetic treatments and how long you can expect the results to last, so you can make informed decisions!


Why DIY Replacement Teeth Aren’t Safe

January 18, 2024

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A young woman with a missing tooth

When you suffer tooth loss, it’s easy to feel desperate. Many people want to fill the gaps in their grins as soon as possible. That said, you still shouldn’t resort to do-it-yourself solutions. The truth is that DIY replacement teeth aren’t safe. Given their risks, it’s best to see a dentist for restorative treatment. Your St. Johns dental practice will even outline the details. Read on to learn about DIY replacement teeth, their dangers, and why to leave tooth restorations to dentists.


Periodontal Pockets: What Are They? How Can You Get Rid of Them?

December 23, 2023

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Illustration of periodontal pocket next to a tooth

If your oral health is sound, you may seldom give any thought to your gums. However, if they ever start to hurt or you are diagnosed with gum disease, they can become a major point for concern. You might even end up developing periodontal pockets. What are periodontal pockets, and is there any way to get rid of them? This blog post provides important information.


Soak and Smile: Why Overnight Denture Care Is Essential

November 17, 2023

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Some dentures being properly soaked overnight

Picture this: you’re tired and ready to go to bed when you suddenly realize you forgot to soak your dentures. While the temptation to just go to sleep with them in your mouth might cross your mind, you really shouldn’t. It’s important to give your dentures the care they deserve.

If you want to see why making the effort to soak your dentures overnight is so essential for maintaining a healthy and comfortable smile, continue reading.


I’m Thinking About Dentures; How Long Does It Take to Get Them?

October 13, 2023

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Modern dentures look almost exactly like real teeth and can be so comfortable that you’ll forget that they are there. They can restore much of a patient’s ability to chew while giving them the confidence that comes with a complete smile. If you live with extensive tooth loss, you might wonder how long it takes to have a pair of dentures made and fitted to your mouth. While the general timeframe is between six weeks to three months, various factors can make the process take more or less time. Here’s a brief guide to how long it will take to get dentures.


6 Mistakes to Steer Clear of After Dental Implant Surgery

September 15, 2023

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A woman looking at her new dental implants in a mirror

So, you just got dental implants, and now you’re doing your due diligence to make sure that your aftercare goes smoothly. Congratulations! You realize that what it takes to protect your investment is thoughtful maintenance and a willingness to follow the instructions of your dentist.

If you’re wondering what you should avoid after your surgery, continue reading. The longevity of your dental implant largely depends on your care in the first few days and weeks.


It’s Time to Put Out the Fire: Why You Should Quit Smoking After You Get Dentures

August 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — julingtoncreek @ 9:06 pm
Man breaks cigarette

There’s no bad time to quit smoking, but it’s an especially good idea if you’re getting dentures. In fact, smokers are more likely to need dentures in the first place. It’s long been known (and clearly visible) that smoking is bad for your teeth, but it can also damage the gums. This can create issues with the way your dentures fit because they are supported by the gums and the bony ridges beneath them. Read on to learn more about how smoking can cause problems while wearing dentures.

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