When you decide to replace your missing teeth with dental implants, it’s important to be aware of what options are available. Traditionally, dental implant posts have been made out of titanium, but thanks to advancements in dentistry, nowadays zirconia is also a viable choice. Which type of implant is right for your smile? Here’s what you need to know to make the decision that’s best for you.(more…)
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Titanium and Zirconia Implants: Which Kind is Right for You?
February 10, 2023
What Holiday Foods Could Potentially Hurt Your Teeth?
December 4, 2022
No matter what theories you’ve heard floated on the matter, perhaps The Grinch was so mean simply because he wasn’t getting the opportunity to eat holiday food. After all, it’s pretty darn tasty! As you probably know, however, tasty can also mean trouble for your tooth enamel if you aren’t careful. For the sake of your oral health, you need to be especially diligent about brushing and flossing this time of year. Keep reading as your dentist in Springfield reminds you of some delicious holiday foods that can begin to steal your tooth enamel if you don’t watch out!(more…)
You Asked, We Answered: Do Adults Need Fluoride Treatments?
September 29, 2022
Fluoride is a hot topic in the world of dentistry. In short, this naturally occurring mineral does wonders for preventing tooth decay in the right doses, which is why it’s added to toothpaste, mouthwash, and other oral hygiene products. Growing up, you might have even had fluoride treatments at the end of your routine checkups to provide your teeth with additional protection. But do adults need fluoride treatments as well? Keep reading for the answer!(more…)
A Quick Guide on What to Do If Your Veneer Falls Off
August 19, 2022
Did one of your veneers pop off? While your first reaction may be to panic, it’s important to take a deep breath and do your best to stay calm. Remember, it will get fixed. In the meantime, here’s a quick guide on what to do if your veneer falls off!(more…)
5 Must-Know Tips for a Seamless Dental Checkup
June 30, 2022
A solid at-home dental care routine, a well-balanced diet, and steering clear of poor dental habits (like smoking) are three pillars of good oral hygiene. However, there is a fourth: getting a dental checkup and cleaning every six months. If your schedule is jam-packed or you’re simply interested in learning how to make your next visit as seamless as possible, then read on!(more…)
Special Event on the Horizon? Here’s When to Whiten Your Teeth!
April 29, 2022
Do you have one of those big life events coming up? Whether it’s a wedding, major job presentation, or family gathering, it’s important to look and feel your best. Of course, your smile is one of the first things that someone notices about you, which is why a bright, dazzling grin can go a long way. Whitening teeth before significant events is incredibly popular but do you know when to start treatment? Read to learn your answer!(more…)
Gray Teeth? Find Out the Potential Causes & Best Solutions!
February 22, 2022
Have you noticed gray teeth negatively affecting your beautiful smile? This discoloration can take away from your confidence in addition to your appearance. Whether it’s one tooth, or your entire smile, it’s time to get down to the bottom of this issue. Read on to learn the most common causes for gray teeth as well as some steps you can take to reclaim your beautifully white grin!(more…)
Do You Have Dental Implants? Avoid These Bad Habits!
January 11, 2022
Dental implants help over 500,000 people each year get the full, healthy, and strong smiles they deserve. With a success rate of 95% even after 10 years, it’s no wonder why so many are choosing dental implants for their tooth replacements. However, there is still a slim chance that they can fail or get damaged. That’s why your dentist has included a list of bad habits to avoid with dental implants below!(more…)
Smile More with the Toothless Princess of TikTok!
October 26, 2021
Viral trends happen every day on TikTok. However, the latest sensation isn’t a dance, recipe, or how-to guide. Instead, Alicia, known as Princess Glitterhead on TikTok, has gained millions of views and followers for the videos she posts about her dentures. An attractive young mom with no teeth, the Toothless Princess is fighting the stigma surrounding dentures one video at a time. Read on to learn why her message is so important as well as some of the irreplaceable benefits of dentures.(more…)
Dentures to Implants: Tips for a Seamless Transition!
August 29, 2021
If you’re switching from dentures to implants, it’s no secret that you haven’t been happy with your smile. The slipping, sliding, and appearance can be uncomfortable and embarrassing, not to mention all the maintenance. Thankfully, you’ll receive a complete upgrade with dental implants. This lifelong replacement looks, feels, and functions like your natural smile. However, there is a bit of an adjustment period. Read on to learn some easy tips to make your transition as seamless as possible!(more…)