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Partial Dentures vs. Dental Bridges: Which One is Best for You?

October 8, 2022

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man at dentist visit

Do you have missing teeth? If so, you are not alone. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), by age 50, most Americans have lost an average of 12 teeth. Fortunately, modern times have provided multiple tooth loss solutions, like partial dentures and dental bridges. But which one is best for you? Your dentist in Covington is here to tell you about the differences and explore which option may be best for you.

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Five Questions to Ask During Your Dental Implant Consultation

September 5, 2022

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Patient asking questions during her dental implant consultation.

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are considered the premier solution. Upon receiving them, the look, feel, and functionality of a patient’s smile is fully restored, and their quality of life is noticeably improved. That said, the first step towards getting dental implants is visiting your dentist for a consultation—it is a surgical procedure, after all! Here are five important questions that you should ask during this appointment so that you can feel informed and comfortable about the dental implant process.

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Six Helpful Tips for Caring for Your Dentures

September 3, 2022

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Man holding his dentures after cleaning them.

Dentures are one of the most effective ways of replacing missing teeth, capable of replacing just a few or an entire row of lost pearly whites. That said, dentures can only fulfill their purpose if they’re cared for properly—and that care falls on you! Here are a few useful tips from your dentist for keeping your dentures clean and in optimal shape for serving your smile well.

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4 Easy Tips for Taking Care of Your Clear Aligners

August 31, 2022

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Closeup of smiling patient with clear aligners in Covington

Clear aligners are a revolutionary treatment and are quickly becoming the most popular way to address orthodontic issues. Not only are they removable and generally more comfortable than traditional metal braces, but they’re virtually invisible when worn! No more feeling embarrassed about shiny metal wires and brackets distracting from your appearance during treatment. However, it’s important to remember that your aligners will only stay clear as long as you take care of them. Here are four easy and practical tips for taking care of your clear aligners in Covington.

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4 Common Causes of TMD

August 12, 2022

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Bruxism, one of several possible TMD causes

Have you been experiencing jaw pain lately? Perhaps a clicking sound when you move your mouth? If so, you may be dealing with a jaw condition called TMD. It’s important to know for sure, as the latter often needs dental treatment to prevent future problems. Otherwise, you could risk bite issues, tooth erosion, inflammation, or sleep apnea. That said, your Covington dentist can help confirm your situation. Read on to learn about four common TMD causes that you ought to address.

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Why Do Dentists Take X-Rays?

July 21, 2022

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Dental X-ray

You go to the dental office for regular cleanings and checkups every six months, and oftentimes, you require dental X-rays at the start of your appointment. Have you ever wondered the reason behind this practice? If you aren’t in any pain, why does your dentist need to look below the surface of your smile? Continue reading to learn more about dental X-rays, how they work, and how often you need to get them done.

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Are You at Higher Risk of Oral Cancer?

July 7, 2022

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Oral cancer ribbon

When you think about the health of your smile, you are generally considering tooth decay and gum disease, but do you know if you are at increased risk for oral cancer? This refers to cancer that develops in any part that makes up the oral cavity. It can occur on the lips, tongue, gums, cheeks, roof, and floor of the mouth. Read on to learn more about the risk factors of oral cancer as well as the warning signs of this disease.

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Busting Five of the Most Common Myths About Dentures

June 10, 2022

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It’s not always easy to distinguish fact from fiction; there are many myths, falsehoods, and morsels of misinformation circulating around out there that often cause confusion. That said, some of these myths involve dentures, and despite some of the weird or negative things that you’ve maybe heard about them, they’re actually a pretty neat and viable dental solution for people with missing teeth! Keep reading to learn more about dentures as we dispel five of the most common myths concerning them.

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Can Dentures Affect My Nutrition?

June 3, 2022

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Person holding dentures in hand.

Your teeth are important; not only do they provide you with a dazzling smile, but they’re also the best available tools for biting and chewing your food. That said, missing teeth can be a serious problem; in fact, the American College of Prosthodontics estimates that around 40 million adults are missing all of their teeth! Luckily, dentures offer an effective solution for replacing those lost pearly whites and allowing you to eat, speak, and smile normally once more. But even though they’re meant to help you out, did you know that wearing dentures can actually negatively affect your body’s nutrition? Keep reading to learn more about this connection and what you can do to ensure that your dentures don’t give you any trouble when it’s time to eat.

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Why You Still Need to See a Dentist If You Have a Denture

May 26, 2022

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full denture soaking in glass of water

Have you had several teeth replaced with a full or partial denture? At first glance, you may be fooled into thinking that you don’t need to see the dentist as often once you get this type of tooth replacement – after all, you have fewer “real” teeth, right? But think again. There are several good reasons to keep up with your dental checkups with dentures. Keep reading to find out what they are. 

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