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4 Problems Cosmetic Dental Bonding Can Fix

December 28, 2022

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It’s not uncommon to have an imperfect smile, and many people wish to improve how it looks. Cosmetic dental bonding is a popular treatment used to correct aesthetic issues to make a patient’s smile more visually appealing. This treatment is less expensive than many other cosmetic options and can fix a range of issues. Read on to learn about some of the most common ones.

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Facetime: How Gum Disease Affects Face Shape

October 8, 2022

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There are seven basic face shapes: oval, round, square, diamond, heart, pear, and oblong. Genetics play a big role in what shape appears before you in the mirror. But did you know that gum disease can eventually affect that shape? Here’s all you need to know about the impact gum disease can have on your visage and how your dentist can help!

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Root Canal vs. Tooth Extraction: Which Is Right for Me?

September 8, 2022

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man thinking about root canal vs tooth extraction in Glastonbury

Do you have a severely damaged or infected tooth? One of the most effective ways to resolve this is with root canal therapy. With this minor oral surgery, you can alleviate discomfort and save your natural tooth. But what if it’s easier to simply extract it instead? Although this may make sense, there are other complications to consider when pulling a permanent one. Keep reading to learn all about the pros and cons of a root canal and tooth extraction to help you determine the best option for you!

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Can I Brush My Dentures While I’m Wearing Them?

August 3, 2022

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Person holding a clean set of dentures.

Dentures are one of the most popular methods of replacing missing teeth, mainly due to their cost-effectiveness coupled with their realistic look and feel. And although they’re durable and can last for several years, it’s heavily dependent on your willingness to take proper care of them! One question that comes up often for new patients with dentures is how they’re supposed to brush their dentures; is it okay to clean them while they’re inside your mouth? Keep reading to learn why this might not be a great idea, along with some tips for cleaning them the correct way.

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5 Full Mouth Reconstruction Treatment Options

July 4, 2022

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Woman undergoing full mouth reconstructionAre you tired of living with daily dental pain? Are you embarrassed by the health or appearance of your smile? You may be a candidate for full mouth reconstruction. Contrary to common belief, it isn’t a single procedure. Instead, your dentist creates a personalized treatment plan using services catering to your specific needs. Since every mouth and situation differs, here are 5 procedures that may be right for you. 

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Talking with Dentures: Tips, Tricks, & What to Expect

June 15, 2022

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Dentures in a glass of water

Talking with dentures has a reputation for being extremely difficult. A few may even think that the issue makes treatment pointless. However, the learning process isn’t nearly as hard as these stereotypes suggest. With just a little time, anyone can speak clearly and confidently with these replacement teeth. To prove it, here’s a summary of how dentures affect speech and some tips to speed up your adjustment to them. Read it over and you’ll see that the prosthetic not only restores your smile but also makes you a fine speaker

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How to Tell If a Toothache Is a Dental Emergency

February 10, 2022

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person with a toothache holding their cheek

If you’ve ever had a toothache, you know how uncomfortable they are. Dental pain can make it difficult to eat, concentrate, and get enough sleep at night. Not all kinds of toothaches require an emergency dental visit, but some need to be treated as soon as possible to prevent further damage. Read on to learn about three kinds of toothaches that aren’t a dental emergency and five that are.

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5 Signs You Need to Have Your Dentures Replaced

January 7, 2022

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couple with dentures smiling and holding flowers

Dentures have come a long way from the uncomfortable, rudimentary restorations of the past. They can replace several missing teeth, an entire arch, or all your pearly whites. Dentures allow you to gain back some of your bite power and make it easier to eat, smile, talk, and laugh with friends and family. Broken or ill-fitting dentures can lead to a range of issues, including difficulty chewing, indigestion, or a nutrient deficiency. They may also make it hard to speak and are more likely to fall out of your mouth. Read on to learn about five signs that you may need to speak with your dentist about having new dentures made.

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Can Dentures Prevent Bone Loss in Your Jaw?

November 4, 2021

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hands holding dentures

According to the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP), approximately 178 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one tooth. There are an estimated 40 million Americans who are missing all of their teeth.

Those are startling figures, but the truth is that nobody has to live that way with several tooth replacement options available to them, including dental implants and dentures. Dentures are a popular option and tough to beat when the cost is factored in, but do they check all the boxes?

One issue related to tooth loss is bone loss in your jaw. Keep reading to learn from your dentist in Glastonbury if dentures or implants can address jawbone preservation.

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8 Tips for Getting Used to Eating with Dentures

September 9, 2021

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woman eating a red apple with dentures in Glastonbury

Are you getting dentures soon? If so, you probably can’t contain your excitement at the thought of having a complete set of teeth again. You’ll be able to speak clearly, smile confidently, and eat your favorite foods again… eventually. As comfortable as dentures in Glastonbury are, it can take some time to fully learn how to chew with them. Luckily, a dentist is here with eight simple tips to help you adjust to eating with dentures!

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