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Mapping Your Mouth: Important Components and Functions for Oral Health

March 15, 2024

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Patient writing down oral anatomy notes for oral health

The mouth is a fascinating and complex part of the body made of many structures that dentists study for years. Without every part doing its job, you wouldn’t be able to eat, speak, or even breathe properly! So, what are these various structures and tissues, and what do they do? Continue reading to take a closer look at your oral cavity and its functions so you’ll have a complete map of your mouth for better oral health.


5 Complications of Ill-Fitting Dentures

January 4, 2024

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patient smiling after having ill-fitting dentures fixed

Dentures, replacements for missing teeth, are key in restoring bite function and improving your smile. Full dentures, when properly fitted, provide secure adherence to the gums, while partial dentures seamlessly align with existing natural teeth. Yet, when dentures are ill-fitting, they can lead to a range of complications. Delve into our blog to uncover five problems that may arise from poorly fitting dentures.


Do Chipped Teeth Heal on Their Own?

November 10, 2023

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Man has tooth pain

It’s a royal drag to wake up in the morning and realize that you chipped a tooth due to grinding your teeth in your sleep, and it’s no better when it happens while you are eating or as a result of an accident. While you might be tempted to write the problem off and assume the injury will heal on its own, chipped teeth require dental attention in order to be repaired. Here’s why you should see your dentist after discovering a chipped tooth.


Can You Put a Knocked-Out Tooth Back in Its Socket?

September 5, 2023

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Panicked woman covering her mouthIf you have a tooth knocked out, don’t panic! Not all dislodged teeth are gone for good. If you act fast, you might be able to save your tooth. Besides calling your dentist, it’s important to put your tooth back in its socket. Here’s how to treat the issue at home until you see your emergency dentist.


How to Get Rid of Denture Sores

July 12, 2023

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person asking dentist how to get rid of denture sores

Coping with the pain and discomfort of denture sores can be distressing. These sores can hinder everyday activities like eating and speaking, significantly impacting your quality of life. Fortunately, there are methods available to alleviate and eliminate denture sores, providing you with the relief you need. Read on to discover how to overcome denture sores and regain your confidence and comfort.


How Often Should I Be Wearing My Dentures?

May 4, 2023

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a closeup of someone holding dentures

Dentures have assisted countless patients with missing teeth, allowing them to enjoy a fully functional and natural-looking set of teeth once more. They’re one of the most popular tooth restorations around, due mostly to their accessibility and ease of use. However, did you know that you aren’t supposed to wear them 24/7, even though they’re meant to replace your natural teeth? Here’s more about why this is, along with some of the problems that can occur if you do—and some tips for keeping your restoration fully functional.


How Dental Implants Can Give You Confidence

March 4, 2023

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3-D diagram of a dental implant

If you’re looking to fill gaps in your smile, you may be well aware of the ways in which dental implants surpass the other most common tooth replacement options. Not only are they incredibly strong, but they last for decades longer than the competition.

All that sounds good, but how will dental implants make you feel on a day-to-day basis? More importantly, how will they make you feel about yourself? If you’re curious, here’s how dental implants can give you some crucial confidence.


What Dental Emergencies Can Make Your Face Hurt?

January 5, 2023

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Person holding their cheek in pain

When you call your dentist about a dental emergency, it can sometimes be a little difficult to describe what exactly you’re dealing with. Many of the most common dental emergencies can sort of feel alike, and telling your dentist that your face hurts doesn’t prepare them very well for your appointment.

Of course, your dentist will be happy to work with you no matter your level of knowledge, and they’ll narrow down what you’re dealing with eventually. However, if you want to know more about what could be causing your face pain, here’s a guide to the most common reasons you could be experiencing it.


Are Broken Dentures a Dental Emergency?

November 9, 2022

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A set of dentures that have split in two

Despite what some people think, dental emergencies don’t necessarily have to involve pain. It’s obviously important to make dental appointments when you have a toothache or a lost crown, but damage to your oral appliance is just as critical. If your dentures are broken, it’s best to seek out professional help as soon as you can. Here’s why damage to your prosthesis constitutes a dental emergency, and what can be done about it.


Discover the Evolution of Dental Implants

September 10, 2022

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Model of single dental implant500,000 people each year are opting for an alternative to bridges and dentures. Dental implants are the most reliable method of treating tooth loss. As the only treatment to replicate the roots and crowns, they provide a nearly perfect replica of real teeth. They have over a 95% success rate and are proven to last for decades. Although many people believe they are a new treatment, forms of dental implants can be found throughout history. The evolution of dental implants paved the way to become the preferred solution for missing teeth, and here’s how.


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