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How Often Should I Be Wearing My Dentures?

May 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — norwooddentalcare @ 3:56 am
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — norwooddentalcare @ 6:01 pm
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — norwooddentalcare @ 8:19 pm
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.


Will Getting Veneers Result in Sensitive Teeth?

September 6, 2022

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Veneers are a popular cosmetic treatment that can correct stains, cracks, chips, misshapen teeth, alignment issues, and gaps. These thin shells are made from dental-grade porcelain. A small amount of tooth enamel has to be removed for the veneers to adhere properly. Since enamel is meant to protect your smile, you may be wondering if this will result in increased dental sensitivity. Read on to learn the answer to this question and how to relieve sensitive teeth.


Vitamin D & Dental Implant Success

August 16, 2022

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Vitamin D is a family of compounds that can be obtained through several means, including the foods you eat, spending time in the sun, and dietary supplements. Vitamin D offers several benefits, including regulating one’s mood, reducing depression, and improving one’s sleep. Studies show that vitamin D may also have a positive impact on those who have dental implants. Read on to learn about how these things are connected as well as means of absorbing vitamin D.


Common Foods That Can Chip Your Teeth

June 25, 2022

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Man with hand over his mouth in painA tooth is composed of 3 layers: the enamel, dentin, and pulp. Enamel is the hard outer layer you see in the mirror that’s responsible for protecting the softer inner layers. It is the hardest substance in your body, but it isn’t indestructible. While you might believe trauma is the only way to chip enamel, the foods you eat can leave you at risk of a dental emergency. Here are the most common foods that can chip teeth.


Are Dental Implants After Menopause Possible?

May 13, 2022

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Older woman with dental implants smilingYour teeth are designed to last your lifetime, but that’s not a reality for many Americans. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 13% of Americans between the ages of 65 to 74 have lost all their teeth. Whether you’re only missing one tooth, several teeth, or both arches, you can benefit from the next best thing to your natural smile with dental implants. However, with age comes certain health concerns, like bone loss after menopause. Don’t worry, your dentist has the solutions you need to turn the clock back on your smile.


Is It Possible to Whiten Bonded Teeth?

March 24, 2022

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Embarrassed woman covering mouth with handDental bonding is a popular treatment that provides both restorative and cosmetic benefits. If your dentist used it to fix chips, cracks, decay, or discoloration, you likely marveled at the results for many years. Unfortunately, your smile may be showing the passing of time. Your teeth and the resin can change color over the years. You might turn to a whitening treatment to blend the blemishes, but it won’t have any effect on dental bonding. Don’t worry, you don’t have to live with a flawed smile. Here’s how you can whiten bonded teeth. 


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