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How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Last?

February 21, 2024

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Cosmetic dentistry is amazing! Some treatments take just one or two appointments, and they can result in beautiful changes to the appearance of your teeth. But how long can you expect your results to last? The answer to that question depends on a few factors, including the specific treatment that you choose to undergo and how well you care for your teeth. This blog post shares the average life expectancy of some popular cosmetic services. It also provides tips to help you keep your smile looking as good as possible for as long as possible.

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Is Your Child Too Young for Cosmetic Dentistry?

January 16, 2024

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Thanks to social media and other cultural influences, many children and teenagers are more image-conscious than ever before. As a parent, part of your responsibility is to help your young one have a balanced view of their appearance. In some cases, that might involve coaching them to steer them away from extreme actions that could lead to long-term consequences. In other cases, though, you may choose to help them safely enhance the way they look. For example, you might be wondering if your child qualifies for cosmetic dentistry.

Many young people are candidates for aesthetic services! Here is some important information for you to keep in mind:

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Should You Use Dental Insurance or a Dental Discount Plan?

October 4, 2023

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Are you looking for ways to save money on professional oral healthcare? Either dental insurance or a dental discount plan could help you do that. But which option is better? That really depends on your preferences and circumstances. This blog post provides a generalized comparison of each provision; hopefully, it will help you make a decision that you can feel confident about.

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Is Dental Insurance Worth Paying For?

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As a budget-conscious individual, you probably periodically review your expenses in an attempt to find out where you can cut back. Have you ever thought about canceling your dental insurance in order to save money? Your policy might seem like a superfluous cost, but in reality, it can actually help you save money. Here are a few reasons why your dental insurance is worth paying for:

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What Causes Dentures to Smell Bad? What Can You Do about It?

September 10, 2023

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Senior woman embarrassed by bad breath

Bad breath happens to everyone. Whether you just ate a pungent meal or you woke up with a bit of an odor in your mouth, some cases of bad breath are nothing to be concerned about. However, when it becomes frequent and persistent, you should do what you can to address it. Some individuals need to adjust how they care for their dentures and their mouth. What might cause your dentures to smell bad, and what can you do to enjoy a fresher smile? This blog post provides some practical information.

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Take Care of Your Dentures! Use These 4 Tips

September 2, 2023

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Your dentures should serve you well for several years. However, they will only do so if you are determined to play your part. How can you take care of your dentures? You can ask your dental team for personalized guidance. In the meantime, read this blog post to discover the basics of an excellent denture care routine. Your efforts to apply the following tips will reward you with a lower risk of problems for your prosthetic.

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4 Ways Vaping Can Harm Your Oral Health

August 28, 2023

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Woman standing outside, using e-cigarette

In recent years, vaping (the use of e-cigarettes) has become increasingly popular. Many people reason that it is better than smoking, so there is no reason for them not to indulge. However, extreme caution is in order. Vaping is not only risky for your overall wellness, but it can also harm your oral health! This blog post touches on four ways that this habit could affect your smile.

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How Does Salt Affect Your Oral Health?

July 8, 2023

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It is common knowledge that sugar is bad for teeth, but what about the other major flavor enhancer, salt? Whether you like to sprinkle a bit of extra salt on your nightly dinner, or you tend to gravitate toward packaged foods that are high in sodium, you might wonder if this popular mineral could be impacting your smile. How does salt affect oral health? This blog post provides useful information.

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Diet Soda vs. Regular Soda — Which Is Worse for Your Teeth?

July 2, 2023

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Do you like to enjoy an occasional fizzy drink? It is no secret that carbonated beverages, especially soda, are not great for oral health. But are some options better than others? This blog post provides a brief comparison of diet soda vs. regular soda. It also offers tips on how you can protect your smile from damage.

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How to Protect Your Lips from the Sun

June 18, 2023

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Woman standing outside, applying lip balm

As the summer weather heats up, you have probably been hearing lots of reminders about how important it is to use sunscreen and take other steps to prevent sunburn. Unfortunately, there is a part of the body that often gets forgotten about when it comes to sun protection — the lips. They are rather delicate, and they are vulnerable to burns and cancer if they are frequently overexposed to UVA and UVB rays. What can you do to protect your lips from the sun? Here are some helpful tips:

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