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4 Things to Remember When Choosing Adult Braces

January 10, 2022

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adult woman with bracesMetal braces are only for teenagers, right? Wrong! While you may envision a 15-year-old with a mouth full of brackets and wires, they’re not the only patients who can benefit from this form of traditional treatment. Braces as an adult have many unique advantages that you may not realize. Although clear aligners might seem like an ideal path, your dentist may view your case as more serious, requiring extensive care. If you’re considering regular metal braces to straighten your teeth, keep these four things in mind when talking with your dentist.

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New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Smile in 2022

December 14, 2021

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We’ve officially made it to December! The holiday season is in full swing, and the end of the year is approaching rather quickly. Do you know what that means? 2022 will be here before you know it! It’s time to start working on your list of New Year’s resolutions. If you’re like most, you’ll probably make yours revolve around increasing your health and wealth. Well, choosing to make your resolutions around your oral care will create a win-win situation for both your oral health and financial situation. Read on for some ideas that’ll help you keep a healthy smile all year long!

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How Dental Implants Can Give You a Better Thanksgiving

November 7, 2021

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family eating Thanksgiving dinner with dental implants

For most Americans, the holiday season truly is the most wonderful time of the year. But if you’re struggling with tooth loss, it may be hard for you to enjoy the holidays to the fullest, as smiling and eating certain foods can feel next to impossible. If an incomplete smile or an unreliable denture is making you dread Thanksgiving, consider dental implants. Often considered the gold standard of tooth replacement, dental implants look, feel, and function just like natural teeth. Here are three things dental implants allow you to do that can improve your Thanksgiving!

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3 Ways to Use Your Insurance Benefits Toward Dental Implants This Year

October 9, 2021

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older man receiving dental implantsKnown as the most superior form of tooth replacement, dental implants offer greater advantages and benefits than traditional prosthetics. If you are eager to replace your missing teeth with these permanent implant posts, you can prepare to join the millions of people who are already living with and enjoying life with a longer-lasting smile. But are you fully aware of the cost associated with dental implants? Are you prepared to pay for your upcoming treatment? Find out if your dental insurance plan offers coverage for these prosthetics and how you can use these three ways to maximize your benefits before they expire.

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Can Dental Implants Increase Your Lifespan?

September 17, 2021

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Woman smiling with dental implants in MelbourneTooth loss affects the lives of millions of Americans across the country. However, losing a tooth doesn’t mean that you need to go the rest of your life with an unsightly gap in your smile. Dental implants in Melbourne are an excellent option for replacing your missing teeth, as they have so many unique benefits that you can’t get anywhere else. They look natural, are long lasting, and may even be able to increase your lifespan! Continue reading to learn more about the numerous health benefits of dental implants.

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If You Notice This, Your Child Probably Needs Braces

May 11, 2021

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mother learning about braces for childrenAs a parent, you do your best to provide your child with the healthiest future possible. Part of that involves making sure his-her orthodontic wellness is up to standard. Braces for children provide a way to correct bite problems early so your child can enjoy an attractive and functional set of teeth. What are the signs that braces are needed, though? Continue reading to find out.

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Are Sugar Substitutes Better for Your Teeth Than Sugar?

March 30, 2021

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SugarEver since you were a kid, you were told that too many sugary sodas, candies, or other foods would leave you with cavities in your teeth. A large percentage of people have had the face the reality of tooth decay as a result of sugar consumption, but what about sugar substitutes? Could switching out your favorite cola for its diet counterpart be a good choice for your smile? Continue reading to learn more from a dentist in Melbourne about how artificial sweeteners affect your teeth.

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How Can Thumb-Sucking Affect Your Child’s Oral Development?

February 9, 2021

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Thumb and pacifier-sucking aren’t totally bad habits! In fact, they’re great coping skills for infants to comfort themselves. It’s not until a certain age, when their oral cavity starts developing and teeth begin growing in that this habit can begin to cause some problems. Read on to learn how thumb-sucking can affect your child and what you can do to help them stop doing it this Children’s Dental Health Month. (more…)

4 Reasons Why Dental Checkups with Dentures are Necessary

December 18, 2020

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Dentist explaining why dental checkups with dentures matter.Do you currently rely on a full denture? Whether you’ve had your denture for a long time or you’re recently receiving it, you may be wondering if you even need to bother to continue dental checkups as often as you may have in the past. After all, what’s the point if you don’t have any remaining teeth? As it turns out, dental checkups with dentures are essential both for your oral and overall health. Here are four reasons why as explained by a dentist!

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How Dental Implants Can Make Your Dentures Better

November 7, 2020

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Man smiles confidently with dental implants in MelbourneAre you frustrated with your dentures? While these classic restorations are a great way to quickly replace your missing teeth, many patients find them difficult, inconvenient, and uncomfortable to use after a few years. Thankfully, dentures aren’t your only tooth replacement option anymore! With dental implants in Melbourne, you can anchor your denture into place and enjoy a wide range of benefits for your health and quality of life! Read on to learn more about a few of the important benefits of implant-retained dentures.

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