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A Complete Guide to Children’s Dental Development

January 10, 2020

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child getting their teeth cleanedNobody gives you a guide that lets you know what’s considered “normal” for children’s oral development, which is why it’s always a good idea to consult a dentist if you’re concerned. Your children’s dentist in Holbrook can help guide you through the process of when certain teeth will grow in, the best time for orthodontic intervention if it’s necessary, and how you can begin caring for their mouth before their first tooth has even appeared. Read on to learn important information about your child’s health, such as how you can manage teething habits and when you can expect their first teeth to appear. (more…)

Does Your Dental Crown Feel Loose? Here’s What You Should Do

December 2, 2019

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person holding a dental crown on their fingerAfter taking a bite out of your favorite snack, did you notice that your dental crown felt loose? This situation can send you into a panic, because it signals that there’s a problem with your restoration. If it’s not addressed in a timely manner, it could put your tooth at risk of experiencing additional damage. Although dental crowns in Holbrook are made to have a long lifespan, they’re not built to last forever. Here are some steps you should take if you notice that your restoration is loose.

How to Choose the Right Cosmetic Dentist for You

November 23, 2019

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man smiling in the dental chair

For as long as you can remember, you’ve had little white spots on some of your front teeth. Previous dentists have told you that they were harmless, and it was a purely aesthetic problem. You want to get those spots fixed in time for the holidays, so that family members don’t take pictures of your stained teeth. Unfortunately, it can be hard to choose the right dentist for the job. That’s why we’ve written this post with four tips to choose the best cosmetic dentist in Holbrook.


When is Dental Implant Pain Not Normal?

October 23, 2019

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Tooth PainGetting dental implants to replace your missing teeth can change your life for the better, but you’ll have to adjust to them first. You might experience some mild pain or discomfort in the days following the procedure, as you would while recovering from any surgery; this is, of course, normal, but how will you know if it’s a sign of something more serious? Here’s what you need to know about monitoring and controlling your dental implant pain.


“Can I Still Kiss?” 6 Questions About Life with Invisalign

September 24, 2019

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InvisalignBraces aren’t the only solution for a straighter smile anymore. Over six million people have used Invisalign to correct crooked teeth, overbite and other orthodontic issues. But what’s it really like to live with clear aligners? Before you sign up for the treatment, take the time to learn the answers to these 6 common questions about what to expect with Invisalign.


Can I Still Get Dental Implants If My Teeth Are Bad?

July 23, 2019

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girl afraid dental tools

Maybe you didn’t take great care of your teeth when you were younger. You’re starting to pay for it now as one or more of your teeth have needed to be extracted. These missing teeth have really been a blow to your self-esteem, because now you have unsightly gaps in your smile. You’ve heard about filling these gaps with dental implants, but are you really a candidate for them if the rest of your teeth are in bad condition? Read on to find out whether implants could still be an option for you.


What to Do If Your Dental Implants Feel Loose

July 18, 2019

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man looking at tooth in mirror

Once you’re not a kid anymore, your teeth should no longer be wiggling. This includes dental implants. Although it’s rare for an implant to become loose, it’s a serious problem that can have consequences if left untreated. Let’s talk about what makes a dental implant loose, what signs to watch out for, and how your dentist can treat a loose implant.


How Long Can I Expect My Dental Implants to Last?

June 19, 2019

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Dental implantsLife with missing teeth can be challenging; you’re limited in what you can eat, you have trouble speaking clearly, and you’re reluctant to smile in front of people you don’t know. Dental implants can be an excellent way to fill in those gaps, but you might worry: how long will they last? Here’s what you need to know about the life expectancy of your new teeth – and how you can help extend it!


How Will I Know If My Dental Implants Are Failing?

May 31, 2019

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Dental ImplantsDentists love to talk about dental implants when it comes to replacing missing teeth. Not only do they look natural and let you eat normally, but they also help prevent bone loss in your jaw! They may sound miraculous, but of course, like any medical procedure, implants can fail. It’s important to learn about potential complications that can occur with dental implants and how to recognize them.


Smoking Increases the Risk of Your Dental Implants Failing

April 15, 2019

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person holding cigarette A recent study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association found that smokers who got dental implants are at a greater risk of experiencing implant failure, infection, and bone loss than nonsmokers. After investing in your new smile, you want to make sure that you take proper care of your implants so they last. Learn how smoking can put your oral and overall health at risk and make it difficult for your mouth to heal after implant surgery.   (more…)

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