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Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening Products: Do They Work?

August 16, 2022

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person using over-the-counter teeth whitening products

When it comes to whitening one’s smile, many people opt for over-the-counter products, such as trays, strips, and toothpaste. These items are readily available at many grocery stores and drug stores, which makes them an easy way to brighten your pearly whites. Though you may be considering using these products, do they actually work? Read on to learn more about whether store-bought teeth whitening products are effective, the risks that come with using them, and how your dentist can help you improve the look of your smile.


Do I Need to Brush My Dentures?

June 11, 2022

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Toothbrush with toothpasteDentures have been used for generations to treat significant tooth loss. They closely mimic your real teeth, but they aren’t subject to tooth decay. That doesn’t mean you can throw out your toothbrush. Although they can’t get cavities, your dentures need to be cleaned daily to keep unwanted odors at bay while ensuring your investment lasts for years before needing to be replaced. However, can you brush dentures while they are in your mouth? Here’s what you need to know about cleaning dentures to keep them looking and functioning their best.


How To Preserve Your Dentures

April 6, 2022

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dentures dropped in water

Dentures are one of the most popular teeth replacement options out there, given that they’re also convenient and affordable! With their help, you can be sure to appreciate having a full smile in your everyday life again. The key to wearing them, however, is in maintaining their mint condition. Read on to learn a few crucial tips on caring for dentures so you can make the most of them!


4 Tips to Avoid a Dental Emergency

February 8, 2022

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Woman at dentist for dental emergencyYou probably never expect a dental emergency to happen to you, but it’s more common than you might realize. 1 in 6 Americans requires urgent care from a dentist annually. You might believe most situations result from trauma, but it’s actually preventable issues, like a cavity. With 28% of Americans having poor oral health, you might be at risk of a sudden trip to your dentist. Here are 4 ways you can reduce your chance of ending up in the dental chair unexpectedly.


Do Dental Implants Stain Like Natural Teeth?

December 4, 2021

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trendy grandpa holds phone deep thinking

You wore your new pastel suit to the all-you-can-eat spaghetti restaurant, what were you thinking?!

Okay, that’s a ridiculous stain-related hypothetical situation, but it’s probably been done at some point in time. Dental implants can help you have a stellar smile, that’s for sure.

But do dental implants stain like real teeth? Keep reading to find out from your implant dentist in Montgomery, as well as how to keep yours in pristine condition for years to come.


Why You Should Take Part in the Teal Pumpkin Project

October 20, 2021

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teal pumpkins to raises awareness of food allergens  in Halloween candy in Montgomery

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s important to be careful where food allergens are concerned. That’s why the Teal Pumpkin Project was created. Houses sporting bright teal pumpkins do so to signify that children with food allergies can safely trick-or-treat there! Interested in participating? Read on to learn more about the project and how you can help kids have a safe and fun Halloween.


Who Makes a Good Candidate for Mini Dental Implants?

September 19, 2021

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woman smiles with mini dental implants

The modern era of dental implantation has been one of innovation. It has allowed countless patients to experience the joy of once again being able to eat a full range of foods and feel more confident about themselves. Mini dental implants are an example of the evolution of implant dentistry. Continue reading to find out what they are and discover which patients are best suited for the procedure.


Understand the Risks if You Smoke with Dental Implants

August 4, 2021

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Dental implants are considered by many people to be one of the most crucial developments in dentistry. After all, they help individuals regain their lost chewing power, provide jaw support, and are very natural in appearance and feel.  

Dentists will evaluate a patient’s oral health and medical history before giving the green light for the procedure. The question is, will the combination of smoking and dental implants be more likely to get a red light for a patient seeking the procedure, or perhaps lead to higher probability of trouble with dental implants down the road?


5 Dental Instruments for Cleanings and Checkups

July 31, 2021

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Sterile dental instruments on tableVisiting your dentist can seem like you’re stepping into a foreign land because you’re surrounded by shiny dental instruments and elite technology. The unfamiliar environment is enough to make anyone’s anxiety levels rise, but there’s nothing to fear. Here are 5 of the most common dental instruments your dentist uses during routine checkups. Each instrument has a unique purpose to promote the health of your smile.


What’s the Difference Between a Bridge and Partials?

June 18, 2021

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Difference between partial dentures and dental bridgesIf you’ve lost a tooth or two over the years, your self-esteem and quality of life have likely suffered from each missing tooth. Thankfully, you have more options than ever to treat tooth loss. Partials and bridges are the most traditional solutions to replace lost teeth. Although they may seem similar, they are quite unique. Here’s what you need to know about the difference between partial dentures and dental bridges to rebuild your smile.


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