Will a Chipped Tooth Heal on Its Own?

May 2, 2024

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person with chipped tooth covering mouth

Breaking a tooth can occur due to various reasons, such as biting into hard objects or sustaining injuries during sports activities. Beyond the aesthetic concerns and impact on self-confidence, broken teeth can lead to oral health complications. Although the body has a natural ability to repair itself in some cases, you might be curious about whether a broken tooth can heal without immediate dental intervention. Keep reading to delve into the following to gain further insights into this matter.

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Emergency or Not? The Truth About Tooth Pain

April 12, 2024

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Patient holding their cheek due to tooth pain

Have you ever found yourself out and about when you feel a sharp spike of discomfort go through your gums? Tooth pain can range from a mild annoyance to an excruciating ordeal, leaving many wondering, “Is this a dental emergency?” Continue reading to learn whether tooth pain calls for a dentist appointment, or if you should treat it at home.

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The Power of Prevention: Why Early Detection in Oral Health Is Important

March 15, 2024

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Patient with good oral health smiling at the dentist

You’ve probably always heard that brushing and flossing is the best ways to keep your mouth healthy. While that is true, there’s one other important aspect of oral health that is often overlooked. Professional prevention through regular dental visits is one of the cornerstones of dental health. Unfortunately, it’s often seen as something that’s “nice to do” instead of being incorporated into a bigger prevention strategy. But why is it so important? Continue reading to find out!

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How Was Dental Floss Invented?

February 13, 2024

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Many people think of dental floss as an optional supplement to brushing their teeth, but nothing could be further from the truth. Flossing every day is a key part of preventing gum disease and tooth decay because it can reach between the teeth where a toothbrush cannot reach. Here’s a brief history of dental floss, including who helped to invent it, how it has evolved, and how it helps people keep their smiles healthy and strong today.

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Messy Mind: How Does Dental Damage Impact My Brain?

January 8, 2024

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Colorful artistic rendering of a brain

You are likely already aware that regularly brushing and flossing your teeth twice every day can prevent dental problems, but did you know that it can also benefit your brain? According to recent studies, developing gum disease and/or losing your teeth are linked with other more serious medical conditions. Keep reading to learn more about 3 ways that your oral status impacts your brain health!

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Root Canal Readiness: How Long Does It Take?

December 5, 2023

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3D illustration of a root canal

Many patients feel anxious when they learn they need a root canal because they assume it will be a long and painful procedure. If you have a severely damaged tooth, though, it’s imperative to remove the infection to save it as well as provide some much-needed relief. Your dentist will provide a local anesthetic and can discuss other sedation options with you so that you feel comfortable throughout treatment. But what about timing? How long does it take? Keep reading to learn the answer!

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Sleeping After Extraction: How to Catch Some Z’s After Parting With Your Wisdom Teeth

November 10, 2023

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Tooth

Recovering after having your wisdom teeth extracted can sometimes be a less-than-pleasant experience. While the procedure itself is painless due to being performed under general anesthesia, the following two weeks can involve a lot of swelling and discomfort, which can make it difficult to get some sleep afterward. Here are a few tips for getting some sleep after wisdom tooth extraction.

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To Dissolve or Not to Dissolve: Stitches After an Extraction

October 3, 2023

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CGI illustration of extraction site with 4 small stitches

Having a wisdom tooth extracted is a surgical procedure like any other that requires specific aftercare. Your dentist will provide instructions to help you recover as quickly as possible without developing complications. For example, your dentist likely closed the extraction site with stitches to avoid tearing or infection. Many patients wonder about these sutures. How long will they last? Do they need to be removed or will they dissolve on their own? Keep reading to find out!

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3 Foods That Could Do Damage To Your Dentures

September 6, 2023

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A set of broken dentures

When you compare life without dentures to life with them, it’s like night and day. Missing teeth can severely affect how you feel about yourself, and can make a lot of daily tasks considerably harder; dentures can change that.

One of the most obvious examples is eating. Chewing food with limited teeth is nearly impossible, and dentures can do a lot to return you to a healthy diet. However, if you want your prosthetic to last for as long as possible, there are some snacks that you may want to avoid. Here are a few examples.

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In-Network vs. Out-of-Network Coverage – What’s the Difference?

August 31, 2023

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Dental insurance graphic

Dental insurance can help you save on dental care, but it works a lot differently than the medical insurance that you understand now. Because of this, dental insurance can be difficult to navigate. One factor that can contribute to your benefits is whether you opt for an in-network or out-of-network dentist. Continue reading to learn more about dental insurance plans and how they work. The year will be over before you know it, so now’s the time to make the most of your benefits!

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