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Recovery Request: 3 Dental Implant Post-Op FAQs

April 9, 2024

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Nose-to-chin view of man pointing to a tooth that's indicated as a dental implant

Many dentists consider dental implants to be the ideal way to replace missing teeth. They’re the only restoration that is surgically inserted into your jawbone which means they offer unique advantages over alternatives like dentures and dental bridges. They function as a sturdy stand-alone structure, making them easier to clean and requiring fewer dietary restrictions.  

However, many patients get anxious about the procedure and want to know what to anticipate from recovery. If you’re feeling nervous, continue reading to learn about 3 frequently asked questions about post-op expectations to set your mind at ease!

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Stop! 5 Choices You SHOULDN’T Make After Dental Implant Surgery

March 8, 2024

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female dentist holding her hand up to say stop

Are you a classic rebel? Maybe you don’t like following the rules, and that may be okay in certain situations. However, when it comes to receiving dental implants, the dentist’s aftercare instructions are there to protect you from harm and failure.

So, set aside your rebellious nature for a minute to learn how making the following bad choices after dental implant surgery could hurt you!

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Unlocking Success with a Brighter Smile

February 10, 2024

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Businessperson with a nice smile

In a world where first impressions can make or break opportunities, the importance of a confident smile cannot be overstated. It turns out that flashing a brighter grin could significantly enhance your job prospects and even increase your chances of finding love. Recent studies, including one conducted by Kelton Research, shed light on the profound impact of teeth whitening on perceived attractiveness and success.

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Why a White Smile isn’t Always a Healthy Smile

January 5, 2024

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Someone with a white smile

The main thing that makes seeing a dentist worthwhile is the expertise that they can share with you, affording you a brand new perspective on the state or your oral health that may not be immediately apparent to you.

For example, people often assume that a white smile is a healthy smile, and think that if their teeth are a decent color it’s a sign that you don’t need to go to the dentist. However, you may want to rethink that assumption; here’s why.

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How Can I Be Prepared for My Cosmetic Dental Consultation?

December 13, 2023

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Lady thinks something over

People who smile more are generally seen as friendly, confident, and approachable by the people around them. This makes your smile an important asset in both the social and professional worlds. While many people are too shy to show their smiles because of flaws, stains, or damage in their teeth, cosmetic dentistry has allowed millions to transform their smiles into more ideal states. Here are a few questions to ask and a few things to pay attention to when you have your consultation with your cosmetic dentist.

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Sleep Apnea Linked to Accelerated Aging

November 8, 2023

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Clock spinningResearchers estimate that 22 million Americans have sleep apnea, which is about 1 in every 15 adults. Although the sleep disorder is common, many cases are undiagnosed. Sleep apnea causes frequent pauses in breathing while sleeping, making it difficult to detect. However, symptoms of the disorder can manifest in many ways. Besides snoring and fatigue, accelerated aging has been linked to sleep apnea. Here’s how sleep apnea therapy can stop the clock.

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Confidence and Renewal: 5 Reasons You May Consider a Smile Makeover

October 13, 2023

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A man smiling as he undergoes a smile makeover

There are few things that can showcase everything about you in so little time as your smile. Skeptical? Just look at the survey performed by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. 48 percent of the participants said that an attractive smile had the most impact on a first encounter.

Many in the survey also believed that their grin could decide job and social prospects. So, there are many reasons why you may consider a smile makeover. If you want a few more, continue reading.

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Can You Receive Dental Sedation While Pregnant?

September 12, 2023

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patient speaking with dentist about dental sedation while pregnant

Pregnancy can be an overwhelming time with numerous responsibilities, from decorating the nursery to medical appointments and other preparations before the baby’s arrival. Amid the hustle and bustle of expectant parents’ lives, it’s easy to overlook dental care. Nevertheless, it remains crucial to prioritize your smile. While it’s not only safe but also recommended to visit your dentist during pregnancy, questions may arise about the safety of dental sedation in this context. Read on to discover whether undergoing dental sedation while pregnant is a secure choice or not.

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Debunking the Myth: Do Dental Implants Hurt to Get?

August 5, 2023

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Image of a dental implant

Dental implants have become the gold standard for replacing missing teeth, offering not only functional benefits but also a natural-looking smile. Despite their numerous advantages, many individuals hesitate to undergo the procedure due to the fear of pain. Let’s debunk this myth and explore the reality of dental implant surgery.

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Does Swapping to Diet Soda Benefit Your Oral Health?

July 14, 2023

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What’s better than cracking open an ice-cold can of your favorite soda to cool down on a hot summer day? If you’re a lifelong soda lover, you might have swapped to diet sodas to cut back on sugar, whether you’re trying to have a more balanced diet or prevent tooth decay. However, studies have shown that this change might not be as helpful as you think. If you’re wondering if swapping to diet soda can benefit your oral health, keep reading to learn more.

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