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Diabetes and Gum Disease: Understanding the Connection

March 2, 2024

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Man checking his blood glucose

An estimate published by the CDC states that around 38 million Americans have diabetes. If you are among them, you should be aware of how your condition could affect your head-to-toe wellness, including your smile. This article specifically explores the connection between diabetes and gum disease. It also provides practical tips to help you protect your health.


Exploring the Link Between Aging and Periodontal Disease

February 8, 2024

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older person smiling

As we age, our bodies naturally undergo changes, albeit not as dramatic as those experienced in youth. However, one notable change is the decline in oral health, particularly with regards to periodontal disease, or gum disease. It becomes a more pressing concern as we grow older. Keep reading to explore the implications of gum disease and discover preventive measures you can take.


Dental Implant Do’s and Don’ts: How to Care for Your New Prosthetic

January 8, 2024

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CGI of a dental implant with its crown inserted in a lower arch

Dental implants are considered the ideal tooth replacement method because they include a support rod that functions like a root. As a result, they provide unique advantages over other restorations like dentures or dental bridges. For example, it’s the only option that stimulates your jawbone to prevent deterioration. Though they’re typically successful, there’s a chance your dental implant could fail. Therefore, it’s important to care for yours properly so you can make the most of its many benefits for years to come. Read on to learn a few do’s and don’ts to keep your restoration in prime condition!


Dental Drama: 3 Tips to Prevent an Emergency

November 13, 2023

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A damaged tooth next to a red emergency kit and a dental mirror

It’s an unfortunate truth in life that accidents can happen at any time so you never know when you might end up in the middle of a dental emergency. Whether you broke your tooth biting into bony barbecued ribs or had one knocked out during a sports game, you’re probably feeling worried, flustered, and possibly in pain.

While you can’t plan for these things to happen, it is possible to avoid putting yourself in scenarios likely to end with a call to your dentist. After all, no one wants the added stress or cost that comes with making the necessary repairs. Continue reading to learn about 3 tips to prevent a possible problem down the road!


I Just Knocked Out My Tooth; What Should I Do Now?

October 13, 2023

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A tooth can become dislodged anywhere at any time. In fact, children and adults in America suffer from more than five million teeth being knocked out every year. The good news is that a tooth that becomes dislodged from the gum isn’t necessarily lost. If you act quickly and take the proper steps, you can maximize the chances of your tooth being reimplanted in your mouth. Here are a few steps to take while you make your way to the emergency dentist after you knock out a tooth.


Exploring IV Sedation: 4 Common Drugs Used in Dentistry

September 8, 2023

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A dentist preparing an iv sedation drip

Many people experience dental anxiety which can stem from bad past experiences or fear of pain. Dental phobias are even more severe and can cause complete avoidance of the dentist. This can lead to many oral health problems down the line as small issues get worse. But there is a solution: sedation dentistry.

If you are one of the many people who need dental care but are too afraid to go, IV sedation can offer relief. Continue reading to learn more about sedation dentistry and the four most common drugs used in IV sedation.


Am I a Good Candidate for Oral Conscious Sedation?

August 10, 2023

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Female patient benefiting from sedation dentistryDoes your heart race and your palms sweat when it’s time to visit your dentist? Maybe you need to have some dental work done? You might be a candidate for oral conscious sedation. It’s a safe, effective solution to ensure a comfortable day in the dentist’s chair. Here are 4 things you should know to determine if it’s right for you.


Leaving the Light On: What to Expect Under Nitrous Oxide Sedation

July 14, 2023

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Four gas cylinders.

Many dental patients have undergone nitrous oxide sedation. Commonly called “laughing gas,” it will quickly decrease awareness, reduce stress, slow reaction time, inhibit the gag reflex, and make a procedure much more comfortable. All these factors lead to a patient able to tolerate procedures that could otherwise cause much distress.

Unlike intravenous or general anesthesia, nitrous oxide is not meant to put patients to sleep or leave them unconscious. It is among the safest forms of sedation available and can be viable for patients with sensitivities to other forms of medical numbing.


How Soon Can I Travel After Dental Implants?

June 10, 2023

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Man carrying luggageDental implants are a great solution to treat tooth loss because they have over a 95% success rate. They can last for decades, so you’ll never have to worry about gaps in your smiles again. However, the process of getting dental implants takes longer than with traditional methods, like bridges or dentures. It’s time well spent to invest in the next best thing to your real teeth. Unfortunately, this can put a kink in your travel plans. Here’s how long you’ll need to wait before you can travel after getting dental implants.


3 Ways that Exercise Can Negatively Impact Your Oral Health

May 11, 2023

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picture of someone out for a run

Getting in shape is almost always a good thing. Doing what you can to feel your best and make your body more mobile is something that just about any health professional will recommend.

However, if you aren’t careful, exercise could potentially damage your oral health (indirectly, anyway). If you’re wondering what to watch out for, here are some of the dangers to your teeth associated with exercise.

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