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Do Over-the-Counter Whitening Kits Actually Work?

August 12, 2022

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Are you eager to enhance the natural beauty of your smile? Teeth whitening could be the solution that you’ve been looking for. After all, everyone wants to have bright, white teeth. Discoloration occurs naturally over time, but it is still a trait that makes many people self-conscious. There are a variety of different teeth whitening options out there, with over-the-counter treatments being more economical, but do they actually work? Continue reading to find out.

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Cleaning Dentures: Can You Do It While Wearing Them?

June 7, 2022

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Dentures are restorations that can replace several or all of a person’s teeth. Though they don’t give you back your full bite power, dentures allow you to eat more foods than you could with missing teeth. They also allow you to feel more confident when smiling, laughing, and talking with friends, family, and coworkers. As helpful as dentures are for those with missing teeth, it can take some time to get used to caring for them. To help you make your new restorations last as long as possible, read on for tips on cleaning dentures and to learn if you can clean them while wearing them.

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4 Useful Tips on Caring for Dentures

April 6, 2022

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If you have dentures to fill in the spaces left by missing teeth, then you already know how life-changing these restorations are. They allow you to regain some of your bite power so you can get back to eating solid foods and make it easier to smile with confidence. As helpful as dentures are, it’s important to take good care of them so they last as long as possible. Read on to learn four tips about caring for dentures that will help you keep your smile looking lovely.

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Should I Go to the Hospital for a Dental Emergency?

February 14, 2022

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Woman with facial pain waiting at emergency dentistIf you never expect a dental emergency to happen to you, you’re not alone. Although you might not think you’re at risk, 1 in 6 adults requires urgent dental care annually. If you find yourself with a knocked-out tooth or throbbing pain, you might head to the closest hospital instinctively. While that’s the logical solution for a medical issue, like a broken bone, it may not be the best decision for your smile. Here’s when you’ll want to skip the hospital and call your emergency dentist.

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Just Say No to These Items to Avoid a Dental Emergency

December 4, 2021

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A dental emergency usually catches people by surprise, but in retrospect, maybe they were putting their teeth in harm’s way. There are items that definitely elevate your risk for trouble just by putting them in your mouth.

Some might be surprising, while others are obvious. Keep reading to learn from your emergency dentist in Deer Park what things you can avoid to dodge dental distress.

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How to Take Care of Your Mouthguard

October 6, 2021

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Do you wear a dental guard to protect your teeth from harm? Whether you wear a mouthguard while playing sports to lessen the impact of blows to the face or to prevent tooth grinding while you sleep, it’s important to take good care of your investment. Read on for more information on how to properly care for your dental guard in Deer Park so you reap the benefits to the fullest.

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Understanding Your Mouth’s Anatomy is Key for Oral Care

September 4, 2021

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If you are visiting a dental care website, you probably understand the importance of your teeth. But there is a lot more going on in your mouth than just your pearly whites. Getting familiar with the other parts of your mouth and how they function paints a more complete picture of why oral care matters.

Some parts of the mouth affect your teeth and gums more than others and are crucial to preventing tooth decay and gum disease. Other parts often display symptoms of diseases such as oral cancer, providing important diagnostic clues for a dentist.

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Get the Facts About Flavored Water and Oral Health

August 27, 2021

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Woman drinking a glass of waterWater is crucial to stay hydrated to keep your body healthy, but your smile also relies on it. You know to avoid sodas, juices, and other sugary drinks because they aren’t just bad for your waistline. They can also lead to decay. Flavored waters can seem like the ideal alternative because they provide the hydration you need while adding a splash of flavor, but are they good for your smile? Unfortunately, not all the flavor-infused varieties are beneficial for your teeth. Here’s what you need to know about flavored water and oral health to stay hydrated without compromising your beautiful smile.

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How Porcelain Veneers Can Instantly Straighten Your Smile

July 13, 2021

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If you have crooked or misaligned teeth, you might be looking for solutions to achieve a straighter smile. Traditional orthodontic treatments, like metal braces and Invisalign, can take anywhere from a few months to a few years to complete. Some adults might not want to pursue those methods because they’re lengthy, inconvenient, and uncomfortable. Fortunately, there’s an option for instant orthodontics – porcelain veneers! Read along to learn more about this solution.

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Can Chewing Gum Boost My Dental Health?

June 2, 2021

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Young woman blowing a bubble with chewing gumYou know candy and sugary treats aren’t good for your smile, so you might have cut back on your gum chewing over the years. Despite what you might have heard, chewing gum can actually boost your dental health. Although you’ll want to choose one that’s sugarless, here are a few ways reaching for a piece of gum can support a healthy smile.

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