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How Gum Disease Can Impact Your Oral Health, Especially if You’re Diabetic

November 6, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjohnson @ 5:51 pm
a woman having her teeth checked at the dentist’s office

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and although this common disease negatively impacts a person’s overall health, it can also be problematic for one’s teeth and gums. The mouth and body are closely interconnected, which means, when a person has difficulty managing their blood sugar levels, their chances of developing periodontal disease increase significantly. Read on to find out exactly how gum disease impacts an individual’s oral health, especially a diabetic.

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Use Your 2019 Dental Insurance Before It Expires!

October 14, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjohnson @ 6:39 pm
dental insurance and medical tools

According to the National Association of Dental Plans, almost 250 million Americans have some form of dental benefits. Are you among that number? If so, are you using your benefits to the full? Habits like using your dental insurance only for emergencies or just visiting the dentist once a year put both your oral health and your money at risk. Let’s talk about why you should use your benefits to the full and how you can do so.

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Can You Get a Dental Implant Right After a Tooth Extraction?

September 26, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjohnson @ 6:56 pm
woman holding model of dental implant

You haven’t been brushing and flossing as much as you should, and now you’re paying the price. You have decay in one tooth that has gotten so bad that your dentist says you have to get it pulled. Fortunately, you can get it replaced with a dental implant. Is it possible to get the implant put in right after your tooth gets taken out? Well, that depends. Let’s take a closer look at what the dental implant placement process entails.

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Why You Should Soak Your Dentures

September 4, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjohnson @ 7:43 pm
hand holding soaking dentures

In a perfect world, everyone would maintain their natural teeth for their entire life. However, the world isn’t perfect, and sometimes teeth fall out or need to be extracted. Fortunately, modern dentistry has come a long way in crafting dentures that look and feel like natural teeth. It’s still important to take good care of them, though. One way to do that is by placing them in a glass of water or denture cleaner. Let’s talk a little bit more about the importance of soaking dentures.

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4 Non-Cosmetic Benefits of Invisalign and How It Can Improve Your Health

August 14, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjohnson @ 6:27 pm

The gaps in your teeth are causing problems with your oral health. Not only are they unpleasant to look at, but you’re continuing to experience difficulty with food getting stuck between them. If you are afraid the only way you can remedy the problem is with traditional metal braces, you’ll be pleased to know there is an alternative solution. Take a look at these 4 benefits of Invisalign to find out how you can put your oral health back on track.

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White Spots on Your Teeth? Find Out What They Are and If You Should be Concerned

August 3, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjohnson @ 5:28 pm
a woman pointing to her teeth

Are you seeing spots? When most people are asked this question, it’s usually by an optometrist who is evaluating a person’s sight. However, when asked by a dental professional, they’re most likely referring to spots on your teeth. White spots occur as a result of minerals in the tooth enamel. This top dental layer needs to stay strong, so it can be a protective barrier should tooth decay, staining, or damage affect your teeth. Read on to find out why these tiny spots can occur and what you can do to prevent them.

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Tips for a Speedy Tooth Extraction Recovery

July 26, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjohnson @ 1:28 pm
person with an ice pack on their mouth

Do you have an appointment to get a damaged or impacted tooth removed? There’s no need to worry, with the right advice, you can make your healing time a breeze. Whether you’re getting your wisdom teeth removed or a severely decayed tooth, this procedure can help reduce your risk of infection and save your oral health. If you’re well-prepared to take care of yourself, you’ll have less to worry about after your procedure and will be able to relax. So, save yourself the hassle of a long healing time and follow these tips for a fast tooth extraction recovery.  

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Is Your Tooth Dead? A Dentist Shares the Signs

July 25, 2019

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woman holding dead tooth

Nobody likes having a toothache, but if you have one that randomly stops hurting, that could be a sign of a much bigger problem. In the moment it might seem like the tooth is getting better since it’s no longer hurting. But it could actually mean that the nerve within the tooth has died. This is why it’s important to see your dentist whenever you have tooth pain. If you wait too long, your tooth might die! Let’s take a look at what a dead tooth is, how it can happen, and how it can be treated.

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Find Out Why Having Wisdom Tooth Extractions During the Summer is Best

June 7, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjohnson @ 2:49 pm
a woman holding her cheek in pain

It’s summer, and the last thing your teenager wants to think about is spending time inside recovering from wisdom tooth extractions. Although it does not sound like much fun to your teen, summer is the best time to have this type of procedure. Will they miss out on a few gatherings with friends? Maybe. Will they feel not so great for a few days? Probably. But the great thing about wisdom teeth extractions is they won’t keep your teen down for too long. Find out more about this procedure and why it’s best to have it done during the summer months.

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Why Do Missing Teeth Cause Bone Loss?

May 3, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — drjohnson @ 3:40 am

dental implant in jawboneNew innovations in dentistry make it easier than ever for your dentist to preserve your natural teeth. Unfortunately, tooth loss is still a prevalent problem. If you are among the 120 million Americans who have lost at least one tooth, your confidence and quality of life have likely declined. Besides an incomplete smile, there is a larger complication brewing beneath the surface. You are slowly losing bone in your jaw, which can result in more tooth loss. Thankfully, you can replace your missing teeth and preserve your jawbone using an effective solution.

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