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Dentures to Implants: Tips for a Seamless Transition!

August 29, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drolson @ 5:31 pm
Older woman smiling with dental implants

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!


Enjoy All Your Summer Favorites Thanks to Dental Implants!

July 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drolson @ 7:18 pm
Group of friends with food surrounding a grill at summer BBQ

You can hear the sizzle and smell the smoke – summer is officially here, which means lots of time spent with friends, family, and of course, barbequing. The warmer months bring many pleasures, but none is better than delicious meat. If you have missing teeth or loose dentures, you may be missing out on some of your favorite meals. However, if you’ve made the switch to dental implants, you can dig into almost all the yummy, smokey goodness than the summer has to offer. Keep reading to learn about some of the snacks you can sink your teeth into as well as when it’s a good idea to take it easy.


5 Easy Ways to Avoid Summer Dental Disasters!

June 17, 2021

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Family smiling in the pool together during a summer day

Summer is finally here, and after all that waiting, the last thing you want to deal with is a painful dental problem. These emergencies can never be completely prevented, however there are some simple steps you can take to minimize your risk and protect your smile. Read on to learn the 5 easiest and most effective ways to have fun in the sun while avoiding dental disasters.


Sunbathing Your Way Toward Healthy Gums!

June 2, 2021

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Woman smiling outside with hands above her head

Now that summer is just around the corner, you’re surely planning fun outdoor activities like sitting by the pool or going to the beach. Sunbathing is all about catching those rays to feel relaxed and get a tan. But what if it had other benefits? Recent studies show that spending time in the sun could actually contribute to a healthy smile! But how is this possible? Read on to learn the answer.


Are You Too Old for Cosmetic Dentistry? Find Out!

March 19, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drolson @ 6:54 pm
Older woman smiling after visiting her cosmetic dentist

Everyone deserves to have a healthy, beautiful smile that they can be proud to show off. If you’re in your older years, your teeth may be chipped, discolored, or flawed due to natural wear and tear. Thankfully, there is no upper age limit for cosmetic dentistry! No matter what age you are, you can enjoy a bright, white, and dazzling set of teeth thanks to a few popular cosmetic treatments. Read on to see just how you can benefit from cosmetic dentistry even in your more “experienced” years.


Your Heart & Gums: An Important Relationship

February 14, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drolson @ 6:34 pm
Woman smiling with healthy gums while sitting

It’s February! While everyone thinks of Valentine’s Day, this time of the year is also home to American Heart Month – an effort to raise awareness on the importance of cardiovascular health. You may know of some of the more obvious factors that impact your heart health like diet and exercise, but did you know that gum disease can affect it as well? Read on to learn about the surprising connection between your heart and gums to lower your risk of problems like heart attacks!


Good Health Before Cosmetic Dentistry: Set Yourself Up for Success

January 21, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drolson @ 9:08 pm
Woman smiling after visiting the cosmetic dentist

Cosmetic dentistry makes dreams come true by taking lack luster smiles and transforming them into truly radiant sets of teeth. However, if you’re considering making a trip to your cosmetic dentist, it’s important to remember the state of your oral health first. Read on to learn why you should always ensure that your mouth is healthy before beginning to improve the appearance of your smile!


The Top 5 Traits of a Beautiful Smile!

December 15, 2020

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Man smiling after cosmetic dentistry

You may look at your smile in the mirror and wish it was more beautiful. But have you ever thought about the factors that actually contribute to an attractive smile? Before you can get your dream set of teeth, it’s important to understand the most important traits of a beautiful grin. Read on to learn about the 5 main attributes that impact the aesthetics of your smile as well as the cosmetic dentistry services that can help!


5 Dental Hazards to Watch Out for This Thanksgiving!

November 17, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drolson @ 12:56 pm
Woman and child at dinner table enjoying healthy thanksgiving

The holidays are probably your favorite time of the year! Of course, what’s not to love? There’s time with family, gift-giving, relaxation, but most of all, food. Delicious sweets, treats, and other edible items are often the most anticipated part of Thanksgiving. However, without proper precautions, you could experience dental issues like cavities. That’s why your dentist has included 5 common dental hazards (and how to avoid them) for a healthy Thanksgiving!


Bad Breath? Here’s How to Stop It!

October 12, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drolson @ 12:53 pm
Man smelling his bad breath

Chronic halitosis sounds like a rare, scary disease that you may contract on the night of Halloween. However, this is actually a common problem that affects millions of Americans—you may know it as bad breath instead of its scientific name. Bad breath can be incredibly embarrassing, but thankfully, there are some steps you can take to prevent it.

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