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3 Lifestyle Changes You Need to Make to Ensure the Longevity of Your Dental Implants  

June 12, 2023

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couple with dental implants

Dental implants are known for their longevity. It is just one of the many reasons why millions of Americans have chosen these prosthetics to replace their missing teeth. But a long-lasting smile may not be possible if you don’t commit to changing your lifestyle. There are three essential things you can do to make dental implants last longer, so read on to find out.


Titanium and Zirconia Implants: Which Kind is Right for You?

February 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drolson @ 11:41 pm
Illustration of a titanium dental implant in the lower jaw

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.


What Holiday Foods Could Potentially Hurt Your Teeth?

December 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drolson @ 10:55 pm
plate of Christmas cookies

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!


You Asked, We Answered: Do Adults Need Fluoride Treatments?

September 29, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drolson @ 4:22 pm
Young adult getting fluoride treatment

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!


A Quick Guide on What to Do If Your Veneer Falls Off

August 19, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drolson @ 5:43 pm
Woman with glasses covering mouth in shock

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!


5 Must-Know Tips for a Seamless Dental Checkup

June 30, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drolson @ 6:22 pm
Woman smiling during dental checkup

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!


Special Event on the Horizon? Here’s When to Whiten Your Teeth!

April 29, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drolson @ 7:25 pm
Woman with bright smile showing her teeth

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!


Gray Teeth? Find Out the Potential Causes & Best Solutions!

February 22, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drolson @ 6:52 pm
Woman smiling with beautifully white teeth

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!


Do You Have Dental Implants? Avoid These Bad Habits!

January 11, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drolson @ 7:12 pm
Woman smiling with a healthy set of teeth

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!


Smile More with the Toothless Princess of TikTok!

October 26, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drolson @ 2:52 pm
Close up of dentures

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.

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