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Dreamy Dentures: Why You Should Soak Them at Night

February 5, 2024

Dentures in a glass of clear liquid on bathroom counter

Dentures have remained one of the most popular ways to replace missing teeth because they return so much of your ability to eat and speak again. Many patients find that they adjust to their false teeth quickly and eventually become so comfortable that they forget they’re wearing them. When that happens, it’s easy to fall asleep at night while they’re still in your mouth. It’s not good for your restoration to be in your mouth that long, though. Keep reading to learn 4 reasons why you should be soaking your dentures while you sleep, instead!


Dentures for Dialogue: 6 Great Tips for Speaking Confidently with Dentures

December 15, 2023

An older man socializing with his family in his new dentures while cooking

If you’ve just received your first pair of dentures, you may be starting to realize there are adjustments to be made. Getting used to dentures involves more than just feeling them out. You need to rethink how to speak and be very mindful of your tongue, lip, and cheek placement.

Whether you’re socializing with friends, giving a presentation, or engaging in everyday conversations, effective communication is essential. Read on to find some strategies and insights to help you speak confidently with dentures.


How Should I Take Care of My Mouth After Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

September 13, 2023

Woman has curious expression

The third molars, also called wisdom teeth, typically emerge somewhere between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five, and quite often the patient does not have enough room in their mouth to accommodate them. In these cases, they can push the other teeth out of alignment, making them harder to clean and easier to injure while also potentially ruining years of orthodontic work. To prevent these things from happening, many people have their wisdom teeth removed. Here’s what you can do to keep your recovery from wisdom tooth extraction as speedy and comfortable as possible.


Can A Straw Protect My Teeth?

June 5, 2023

someone drinking through a straw

If there’s one guilty habit many people share, it’s drinking things that aren’t the best for their teeth. Whether you like coffee, wine, soda, tea, or even fruit juice, you might be doing a little bit of damage to your smile while trying to hydrate.

You might have heard that using a straw to drink these liquids can reduce some of the negative effects that they have on your teeth. If you want to know more about that prospect, here’s some information you may find useful.


4 Things to Expect at an Emergency Dental Visit

March 15, 2023

a woman being treated for a dental emergency

A dental emergency can be shocking. Whether it’s a tooth being knocked out or a lost dental crown, it can throw off your whole day and leave you at a loss for your next steps. While it’s impossible to fully prevent random accidents or issues, you can be sure of what to expect at your emergency dental visit. Read on to learn from your emergency dentist about four things you can count on when your smile needs to be treated right away.


5 Tips for Finding an Emergency Dentist

April 15, 2021

Tooth and stethoscope next to an emergency kit

Dental emergencies can strike at any time – and unfortunately that includes the times that your regular dentist isn’t available. In the event that you need urgent care but can’t get to your regular practice for whatever reason, you’ll need to find a dentist who can see you right away and get you the relief you need as soon as possible. Not sure how to find an emergency dentist? The 5 tips below will give you an idea of what to look for.


Will Your Dental Insurance Cover an Emergency Visit?

January 28, 2021

Woman talking to dentist about tooth pain

OUCH! Your at-home movie night instantly screeches to a holt as your teeth come down hard on an unpopped popcorn kernel. Immediately, you feel a surge of pain in your tooth and one thought becomes immediately clear: you need to see your emergency dentist. It is only after the function and aesthetic of your smile is restored that you begin to think about the cost. After all, does dental insurance even cover urgent dental care? Read on for the answer!


What is Considered a Dental Emergency?

April 30, 2020

Model of a chipped front tooth needing a dentist to treat.You probably never expect a dental emergency to interrupt your day; however, it’s more common than you might realize. In fact, research shows 1 in 6 Americans have an urgent dental issue each year. Unfortunately, many people aren’t sure what constitutes as a dental emergency. It’s important to know when to call your dentist because delaying the care you need can lead to permanent damage. Don’t place your smile at risk by losing valuable time. Here’s when you should call your emergency dentist right away.


How to Show Your Teeth Some Love This Valentine’s Day

February 3, 2020

young couple in gray sweaters holding red paper heart

It’s February, and love is in the air. It’s the perfect time of year to show that special someone how much you care. However, you don’t just have to show your significant other how much you love them. Now is also the perfect time to show your teeth a little love, too. Here are a few tips from a dentist on how you can keep your teeth healthy and shining this time of year.


Dental Implant Surgery: Preparation & Aftercare Tips

January 6, 2020

person making a smoothie

Dental implants in Bradford are going to change your life by improving the quality of your oral and overall health. This advanced restorative procedure will repair your ability to speak and eat with absolute ease, as well as offer you countless unique benefits that you couldn’t enjoy with traditional solutions such as dentures. Going into surgery can be daunting, but when you feel well-prepared, it can help ease your worries and make you feel less anxious. Read on to learn some preparation and aftercare tips to help you feel confident about going into your implant placement procedure.

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