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How Different Drinks Affect Your Teeth

Reaching for your mid-day pick-me-up? You may think it’s healthier to drink diet soda or coffee rather than indulging in a candy bar or giant muffin. Although those sugary snacks may impact your waistline, drinks can impact your teeth just as significantly. Whether you choose a sugar-free beverage or one with alcohol, you may end […]

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Dental Hygiene for Older Adults

Did you know that 75 percent of seniors ages 65 and older have all or some of their natural teeth? That would have been unthinkable just a hundred years ago, when nearly everyone of that age wore dentures. Advances in oral hygiene in older adults have adjusted expectations, and with the right care, you can […]

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Composite Resin Bonding – Get Your Questions Answered

Your smile is one of the first things people notice when they meet you. First impressions last. You should never underestimate the importance of a knockout smile. A smile shows that you feel good about yourself and that you take care of your health too. We all want to look and feel our best. Composite […]

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Do My Dentures Fit?

Tooth loss can happen to anyone at any age. Thankfully, losing your natural teeth doesn’t have to mean living without an attractive smile. Wearing dentures is an affordable solution if you’re missing at least one tooth. There are many reasons why you might lose your teeth. Trauma, gum disease or decay can result in tooth […]

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Exploring the Treatment of and Reasons for TMJ Disorder in Older Adults

Have you been experiencing headaches? Does your jaw pop when you chew your food? Is there buzzing in your ear? You may have thought all these symptoms were unrelated, but in fact you may be suffering from a temporomandibular joint disorder, commonly referred to as TMJ or TMD. This disorder can cause severe pain that […]

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How Long Do Dental Bridges Last?

How long do dental bridges last? Dental bridges generally last for at least eight to 10 years before you may need it repaired or replaced. In some cases, people continue using the same bridge for up to 20 years or more. If you are missing teeth, your dentist may recommend dental bridges to replace one […]

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Why Do My Dentures Need Adjustments?

Shrinking gums and loss of jawbone density due to aging are the two top reasons why denture wearers need adjustments and relines. Although some gum recession can be attributed to aging, too much gum recession may indicate ongoing gingivitis, or gum disease. If you wear dentures and do not practice good oral hygiene habits, you […]

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Do I Really Need to Tell My Dentist What Medications I’m Taking?

Yes! Hundreds of medications exist that interfere with your oral health and many dental procedures, such as extractions, dental implants and gum surgeries. Drugs causing xerostomia (dry mouth) contribute to a variety of teeth and gum diseases — especially chronic halitosis, tooth decay and gingivitis. When your mouth is dry, the lack of saliva means […]

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How Weight Loss Affects Dentures & Partial Dentures

Losing a significant amount of weight changes your total body composition, including the possibility your gums and mouth shape may no longer accommodate your dentures. If you wear full dentures and lose more than 20 pounds, you might notice a difference in the way your dentures function. For example, people experiencing problems with weight loss […]

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Why Does Food Taste Different After Getting Dentures?

While most of your taste buds are located on your tongue, a few are found on the roof of your mouth (palate). Wearing a full upper denture covers some of these taste buds and puts the taste buds on the tip and edges of your tongue in contact with the acrylic plate of your upper […]

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