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Let’s Take a Minute to Appreciate Our Dental Hygienists

April 12, 2024

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Dental hygienist smiles

We’ve all encountered dental hygienists during our trips to the dentist’s office, but many may not be aware of all they do to preserve their patients’ oral health. People often spend most of their dental appointments with a dental hygienist, and their job is often more complicated than they receive credit for. Here’s a brief overview of all that your dental hygienist does for your oral health to help you appreciate them a bit more.

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Breathing Easy: Is Nitrous Oxide Sedation Dentistry Safe?

March 15, 2024

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Patient discussing sedation dentistry with their dentist

The use of various medicines to reduce pain and anxiety during procedures of all kinds has been around for centuries. However, there has never been a time that compares to today with modern anesthetics and sedatives. Now, nitrous oxide can be used for virtually any patient to help them relax. But is nitrous oxide safe to use for sedation dentistry? Continue reading to learn more about this gas’s safety and effectiveness.

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6 Effective Tips to Stop Bad Breath

January 2, 2024

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Woman with bad breath covering her mouthEveryone experiences bad breath occasionally. Onions on your hamburger at lunch or your favorite garlicky pasta dish can come back to haunt your smile. However, unpleasant odors can be an ongoing problem for some people. More than 80 million Americans suffer from chronic bad breath, called halitosis. If you’re embarrassed by your breath, here are 6 tips to help combat the odors.

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Why Do I Have a Bitter Taste in My Mouth?

December 11, 2023

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young woman with bitter taste in mouth

After eating something pungent or sour, it’s normal to experience a bitter taste in your mouth. However, you can usually get rid of it by brushing your teeth or rinsing your mouth. But what if the bad taste lasts a long time or happens unexpectedly? If it lingers even after you’ve brushed and rinsed, it can be quite concerning. Since it could be indicative of an underlying condition, you should visit your dentist right away to diagnose the cause. Read along to learn what causes a bitter taste in the mouth and how you can find temporary relief.

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Dental Crown Crisis: What to Do if Yours Falls Out

November 14, 2023

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A silver, gold, and tooth-colored dental crown sitting side by side

Have you ever had a severely damaged tooth or needed a root canal? If so, in all likelihood your dentist fitted you with a dental crown to rebuild your smile and protect the vulnerable pearly white. Though they’re incredibly strong, they’re not entirely impervious to harm and under the right circumstances may become dislodged and fall out. It’s normal to panic in the middle of such a scenario, but fortunately, your dentist can help. Continue reading to learn about 5 steps to take if your dental crown falls out!

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How Do Dentists Color-Match Dental Crowns?

October 10, 2023

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dentist speaking to patient about color-matching dental crowns

Cavities, initially treatable with dental fillings, may progress to the point where a dental crown becomes necessary. This tooth-shaped cap not only enhances the appearance and structure of a compromised tooth but is also utilized for small, discolored, or misshapen teeth. To ensure the dental crown seamlessly blends with the surrounding teeth, color-matching techniques are employed by dentists. Read on to discover the methods your dentist utilizes to achieve a close match, ensuring your crown harmonizes with the rest of your smile.

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What Causes Dental Bridges to Fail?

September 29, 2023

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All-ceramic bridge on blue backgroundIf you’ve lost a tooth or two, a dental bridge is an effective solution to fill the gap. Dental bridges are meant to provide long-lasting results, but they will need to be replaced eventually. Here are the most common causes of dental bridge failure and what you can do to get the most from your restoration.

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Is Root Canal Aftercare Painful?

August 11, 2023

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Patient holding their cheek in pain

Root canals are one of the most common methods of dealing with a toothache, especially one that has advanced too far to be adequately dealt with by a filling or dental crown. Many people are intimidated by root canals because of a fear of pain, but the truth is that the procedure is completely painless.

Powerful local anesthetics mean that you’ll be comfortable for the duration of the treatment. However, you may still wonder about what aftercare could look like. Here’s what you should know.

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You Asked, We Answered: Do You Need a Root Canal If Your Tooth Stops Hurting?

July 20, 2023

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Female dentist pointing to X-ray and explaining it to patient

Since root canals are one of the most feared treatments, it’s not surprising that patients try to avoid it at all costs. If you struggle with the same anxiety, then you may be wondering, “Do you need a root canal if your tooth stops hurting?” Here’s the answer (and why root canal treatment is actually good news!).

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5 Things That Can Lead to Jaw Pain on One Side

April 17, 2023

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person with jaw pain holding their cheek

Dealing with jaw discomfort can be both frustrating and disruptive to your daily life. It can make it hard for you to sleep through the night, to go to work, or to complete assignments at school. Understanding these potential causes can help you identify the underlying issue and seek appropriate treatment. Whether it’s related to dental issues or other factors, read on to gain insights into the possible sources of your jaw pain and find ways to alleviate it effectively.

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