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5 Tips to Improve Your Smile During National Dental Hygiene Month

September 30, 2021

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October can rightly be considered the start of “sweets season.” From pumpkin spice lattes to delicious candy treats, there are plentiful opportunities to indulge in yummy treats. In November and December, customary celebrations present even more chances to delight your tastebuds. Given that most people eat more sweets than usual at this time of year, it is only fitting that October is also National Dental Hygiene Month. Paying extra attention to how you care for your teeth can prevent them from incurring damage! Here are a few tips to help you maintain a clean and healthy smile:

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When Can You Get a Dental Implant After Tooth Extraction?

August 22, 2021

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You don’t want to be left with a gap in your smile for very long; after all, without a full set of teeth, your ability to eat will be limited, you may not be able to speak as clearly as you want, and the prospect of smiling in front of others can suddenly become embarrassing. However, if you need to have teeth removed first, that can have an impact on how soon you can get a replacement. When will you be able to get dental implants after tooth extraction? The post below will give you a rough idea of what you can expect.

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The 3 Main Types of Dental Implant Restorations

May 22, 2021

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Three-unit bridge, one of the types of dental implants

There are multiple types of dental implants, but most of them are basically the same; they are inserted into the jawbone to serve as prosthetic tooth roots. There are also different types of dental implant restorations, a fact that makes dental implants one of the most versatile ways to recomplete a smile. They can replace any number of missing teeth! Let’s talk about the three main categories of restorations: crowns, bridges, and dentures.

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Debunking 5 Myths About Dental Implants

January 28, 2021

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If you have lost one or more teeth, your dentist may have suggested that you invest in dental implants to recomplete your smile. Dental implants offer countless benefits, and they are considered the gold standard of tooth replacement. Sadly, though, there are a lot of misconceptions floating around out there about this remarkable treatment. In this blog post, we’ll discuss five common dental implant myths and the truth behind them.

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How Dental Implants Can Help You Enjoy Thanksgiving to the Fullest

November 25, 2020

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Smiling woman with Thanksgiving meal on plate

A missing tooth can be a pain during any time of the year, but the limitations become especially apparent during the holidays. You may find that you’re no longer able to enjoy many of your favorite seasonal foods, and you’ll likely hesitate to smile for the family picture. There are a few different ways to replace missing teeth, but if you want to get the most out of your Thanksgiving experience, dental implants can make all the difference. Here are 3 ways that getting new teeth supported by artificial roots can improve your holiday celebrations.

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5 Outstanding Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

August 7, 2020

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handsome man with attractive smile and tooth-colored fillings

You are visiting your dentist when you receive a bit of disappointing news: You have a cavity and require a filling. At first, you might worry that the filling will leave an unsightly dark spot in your smile. But it won’t! In most dental offices, tooth-colored fillings have replaced dark metal fillings as the primary means that dentists use to treat cavities. In this blog post, we’ll talk more about tooth-colored fillings and some of their most outstanding benefits.

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Achieve a Seamless Smile with Tooth-Colored Fillings

July 9, 2020

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Patient with beautiful smile thanks to tooth-colored fillingsFor generations, dentists typically turned to silver amalgam (a mix of metals) to fill in cavities. While amalgam is durable and long-lasting, it has proven to have some significant disadvantages. That is why many dental professionals now favor tooth-colored fillings in Eugene. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the advantages of tooth-colored fillings and talk about whether you should get your old metal fillings replaced.

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How Your Dental Team Cleans Their Instruments

May 23, 2020

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dental professional carefully placing packaged instruments into autoclaveCleanliness and sterilization have always been of paramount importance in medical settings, including dental offices. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has drawn renewed attention to the need for dental and medical professionals to ensure that they are working in a clean environment and making use of sterile instruments. But just how exactly does your local dentist’s team make certain that they are using safe and clean dental equipment? In this article, we discuss some basics of how dental office sterilization.

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What You Need to Know About Same-Day Dentures

April 5, 2020

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An older woman smiling with her same-day denture.When you have multiple missing teeth, it can sound too good to be true that you can replace all of your teeth in a single day. However, advancements in dentistry make it possible to not only remove teeth no longer viable in your smile, but also replace them with same-day dentures! If you aren’t sure how treatment works, what you can expect to pay for an immediate denture, or the maintenance that comes along with it, you’ll want to keep reading!

 

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Want a Same-Day Denture? Here’s How You Should Prepare

March 15, 2020

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An older patient receiving a same-day denture in Eugene.With a same-day denture in Eugene, you can get a dental prosthetic without having to go without teeth for several days on end, but also ensure that your future denture feels more comfortable than a traditional version! While there are many benefits of replacing teeth in this way, it’s important that you take a few factors into account first and foremost. If you want your tooth replacement treatment to be as smooth as possible following your extractions, here’s what you should do.

 

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