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Can Dentures Affect Your Nutrition?

June 6, 2022

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Hand holding upper dentureDentures are a great option to replace your lost teeth, but they can affect your nutrition if you don’t maintain a balanced diet. Despite continual advancements in dentistry, 36 million Americans don’t have any teeth. Dentures are the most traditional method to restore a complete, beautiful smile. They’ve been used for generations to mimic real teeth. Although they closely look and feel natural, dentures can affect your nutrition if you aren’t careful. Here’s what you need to know to maintain a balanced diet.


How to Floss with Dental Implants the Right Way

May 18, 2022

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woman flossing her dental implants in Pearland

Dental implants have quickly become the gold standard of tooth replacement. With over 120 million Americans struggling with one or more missing pearly whites, these natural-looking restorations provide the best solution for rebuilding the appearance and function of a normal smile. Although they can typically last 15 years or more, part of maintaining them is cleaning between your teeth. Read on to learn about the significance of flossing with dental implants and the proper way to do it!


How Do You Care for Dentures?

March 4, 2022

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It can be difficult to complete everyday tasks when you are missing teeth. Things like eating, speaking, and smiling with confidence can become challenging. Fortunately, there are a variety of tooth replacement options available to restore the appearance and function of your smile. Dentures are a lifechanging restoration for people who are missing multiple, most of, or all of their teeth. While they will need to be relined and replaced from time to time, you can increase their life by taking the right steps to care for them. Here are some tips to help.


5 Complications of Ill-Fitting Dentures

February 17, 2022

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patient smiling after having ill-fitting dentures fixed

Dentures are a removable restoration that can replace several missing teeth, an entire arch, or a mouthful of pearly whites. They help you regain some of your bite power and allow you to enjoy a full, lovely smile once again. When full dentures fit as intended, your top teeth will smoothly suction to your gums, and your bottom ones will float just above them. If you wear partial dentures, there shouldn’t be much movement and they should stay lined up with the natural teeth you still have. If your dentures don’t fit correctly, they can cause a range of issues. Read on to learn about five problems that can be caused by ill-fitting dentures.


The Evolution of Cosmetic Dentistry

January 5, 2022

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person who underwent cosmetic dentistry smiling

Cosmetic dentistry is an excellent way to correct imperfections with your pearly whites so you can achieve a brighter, more confident smile. Though you may think that cosmetic dentistry is a more recent phenomenon, humans have been trying for a while now to beautify their smiles. Read on to learn how cosmetic dentistry has changed over the years to become the safe, dependable collection of procedures we know it all today.


Professional Whitening Treatments are Worth the Investment

December 7, 2021

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Woman having professional teeth whiteningA beautiful smile means everything in today’s digital age. Unfortunately, not everyone has a perfect smile. Tooth discoloration is a common complaint amongst adults of all ages. You don’t have to let stained teeth affect your professional image or self-esteem. You have more options than ever to combat discolored teeth, like OTC whitening products. However, you’ll find you don’t achieve any noticeable or lasting results. While they are cheap and convenient, you’re throwing money down the drain. Here’s how you can achieve the stunning smile you desire with professional teeth whitening.


Why Drinking Water Often is a Big Deal for Oral Health

September 4, 2021

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girl drinking water with toothbrush in bathroom

“Now THAT’S what I call high-quality H2O!”  – Bobby Boucher

If you’ve ever seen the movie The Waterboy, you understand that Bobby had such a great appreciation for water and its many benefits. You know who he shares that appreciation with? Your dentist!

Drinking water is always good for your health, and that includes your oral health. It is such an easy way to help ensure that you pass your next dental exam with flying colors. Read on to discover the many ways hydration can be helpful in that regard!


The Effects of Vegetarian and Vegan Diets Your Oral Health

August 13, 2021

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smiling woman wearing vegan shirt

With veganism on the rise, more and more people are choosing to stop eating meat or other animal products. Though many people cut out these foods and drinks in an attempt to take better care of their body, this can actually lead to oral health complications. Here’s how a vegan diet affects your oral health and ways to keep your mouth in the best possible shape.


4 Things You Should Know Before Getting Nitrous Oxide Sedation

July 16, 2021

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man wearing a nitrous oxide mask before a dental procedure

If you’re nervous about an upcoming dental procedure, your dentist may have recommended nitrous oxide sedation to you. Those words might sound nonsensical, but chances are you’ve already heard of nitrous oxide by its common nickname – laughing gas! However, you may not have much of an idea of how it works. Your dentist will be happy to answer any of your questions about nitrous oxide sedation, but here are four basics you need to know first.


Does Water Flossing Really Work?

May 13, 2021

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girl water flossing in mirror

We’re told our entire lives that following a good oral hygiene routine is essential to a long-lasting smile. Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily are critical at-home practices to keep your oral health in shape. But for some people, this could seem like a lot of work.

Flossing is one step most people skip because it seems so harmless. More than half of Americans don’t floss regularly! Luckily, water flossing is a great option for people who have trouble with the old-school technique. It’s an alternative to removing plaque without the string and finger method. Read along to find out how water flossers work and how they compare to dental floss.

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