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5 Habits to Avoid with Dentures

August 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentondental @ 1:02 pm
dentures in a glass of water

Dentures are custom-made, removable dental appliances designed to restore oral function and aesthetics by replacing missing teeth. Their quality and longevity depend on proper care and maintenance. Avoiding detrimental habits can protect your dentures and maintain your smile’s brilliance for years to come. So, continue reading to learn about five of them.

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3 Summer Foods You Can Eat with Dental Implants

July 17, 2023

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person eating corn on the cob

As summer arrives, people embrace the warmth of the sun, engaging in outdoor barbecues, pool gatherings, and beach trips. Whether embarking on local adventures or savoring a serene season at home, the pleasure of delightful summer cuisine is an essential part of the experience. However, tooth loss can hinder the enjoyment of certain foods. Fortunately, dental implants provide a solution. Read on to discover three summer delicacies that dental implants empower you to fully relish.

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What Does it Mean if Your Dental Insurance Has a Waiting Period?

June 15, 2023

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a calendar with a clock next to it

Dental insurance is well-known for being difficult to navigate because of its complicated jargon and certain barriers to care, like waiting periods. When you have a better grasp of how these stipulations can impact your visits to your dentist and costs of treatments, it’s easier to plan around them. Read on to learn more about what it means to have a waiting period and whether you can visit your dentist during it.

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Caring for Your Smile Comfortably: Does Dental Insurance Cover Sedation Dentistry?

May 18, 2023

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a woman receiving dental sedation during a dental treatment

Sedation dentistry has been used for over 100 hundred years. Whether you suffer from dental anxiety, need to have a long dental procedure, or need multiple treatments at one time, sedation options like nitrous oxide can help with a wide variety of issues. But does dental insurance cover it? Read on to learn the answer and other financing options for caring for your smile.

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How Your Dentist Conducts an Oral Cancer Screening

April 18, 2023

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patient undergoing oral cancer screening

Oral cancer is a serious and often life-threatening disease that affects millions of people worldwide. It can develop in any part of the mouth, including the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, and throat. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, nearly 54,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or oropharyngeal cancer this year alone. Fortunately, early detection and treatment of oral cancer can significantly improve a patient’s chances of survival. Keep reading to understand the risk factors, symptoms, and prevention tips to minimize your risk of developing this disease.

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Are Root Canals Painful?

March 9, 2023

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person wondering if root canals are painful

A root canal is a dental procedure that involves removing the infected or damaged pulp from a tooth’s root to relieve pain and prevent further infection. This treatment is often surrounded by misconceptions. However, the reality is quite different from these myths. Root canals are a complex dental treatment, and many patients fear that the procedure will be painful. But is that the case? Continue reading as we explore whether root canal therapy hurts.

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Can I Replace Front Teeth with Dental Implants?

February 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentondental @ 10:57 am
A woman pointing to her front teeth

Often enough, you’d want dental implants to replace your missing teeth. After all, the restorations are great at restoring grins – they even have a success rate of 95%! That said, you may wonder if they work for a lost front tooth (or two). Can implants serve as replacements for incisors, not just molars? Fortunately, your local Denton dentist is here to answer your question. To that end, here’s how implants can replace front teeth and the benefits this process offers.

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How Do I Ditch Coffee Breath?

January 4, 2023

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woman drinking coffee at work

What do drinking coffee and eating garlic have in common? They both make your breath smell bad, but at least with garlic, you also get the benefit of protection from vampires. In fairness to coffee, it will keep you awake so the vampire doesn’t sneak up on you. Okay, enough with the supernatural. In this blog post, your dentist in Denton explains what causes coffee breath, as well as how to get rid of it and even avoid having it in the first place.

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3 Winter Mouth Problems, and what You can Do to Address Them

December 3, 2022

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Woman smiling in the snow

It’s official: winter is here! While you’re out getting flu shots and buying lotion, you might also want to spare a thought for the ways that cold weather can affect your oral health. As it turns out, winter air can cause quite a few issues for your teeth if you aren’t properly prepared. If you’re wondering how to keep your oral health in good shape once temperatures start to drop, here are a few of the most common problems, and what you can do to prevent them.

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Why Ill-Fitting Dentures Are More Than Annoying

November 4, 2022

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a woman smiling with dentures

Dentures have been a tooth-loss solution for thousands of years. The earliest known dentures date as far back as 700 B.C. and used ivory as a base and hand-carved animal bones for the teeth. Thanks to technology, current dentures have come a long way! They are now incredibly lifelike and comfortable. But despite the advancements, they can still become loose over time, which can lead to some oral health issues. Here are five ways that ill-fitting dentures can cause problems and what you can do about them!

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