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What Causes Yellow Teeth?

May 20, 2022

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Before and after teeth whiteningTeeth come in a variety of shades and tones naturally; however, they also change color over time. Yellow teeth are a common complaint, which can make your smile look aged, unhealthy, or dull. Several factors contribute to tooth discoloration, which requires a unique approach to treat. Although everyone’s teeth darken with age, identifying the culprit behind your tooth discoloration is essential to restoring a bright, beautiful smile. 

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3 Tips for Keeping Dentures White & Bright

April 12, 2022

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Two acrylic dentures set against white background

It’s understandable for the average person to assume that dentures constantly stay white and bright. After all, they’re artificial, which means they don’t have the enamel and other materials of natural teeth. Surely, then, dentures don’t yellow and darken like the genuine article?

Unfortunately, dentures can and do experience staining. However, as with real teeth, there are ways to make them clean and pristine again. To learn more about these methods, read the following three tips to whiten dentures and avoid denture stains!

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With and Without Dentures TikTok Trend

February 16, 2022

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person with dentures making TikTok video

In the United States, over 40 million are missing all their teeth. As common as this issue is, many people feel insecure about it. It can make them unwilling to engage in social situations, and spending time with friends and family may not be as fun as it once was. Regardless of why you lost your teeth, you don’t have to go the rest of your life without a full smile. Though there are many tooth replacement options to choose from, dentures have withstood the test of time. This restoration is often associated with the elderly, but one TikToker did her part in 2021 to break the stigma of tooth loss with the “With and Without Dentures” TikTok trend. Read on to learn more about this trend and the many benefits of dentures.

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Don’t Believe These Five Popular Myths about TMD

December 12, 2021

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woman experiencing jaw pain, clenched teeth and white background

You probably don’t think too much about your jaw – until something goes wrong with it. Once it hurts to take a bite out of your favorite sandwich or you can’t yawn without it clicking or popping, you’ll probably think a lot about the joint at the back of your mouth. Chronic jaw pain and headaches are common signs of TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder), and, unfortunately, a number of TMD myths persist. Keep reading to find out what they are. Learning the real truth can help you find the relief you need – sooner rather than later. 

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4 Things You Should Know About Same-Day Crowns

November 12, 2021

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Same-day dental crowns in modern officeDentistry undergoes continual improvements to streamline services, so you spend less time in the dental chair. Besides digital X-rays and impressions, same-day dental crowns have revolutionized restorative dentistry. It’s normal to be a little skeptical about new technologies and treatments. You know if something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. However, not when choosing same-day crowns. Here are 4 amazing things you should about CEREC technology.

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How Your Child Can Keep a Cavity-Free Smile This Halloween

October 6, 2021

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children trick-or-treating on Halloween

On Halloween night, most families look forward to dressing up in costume and going trick-or-treating around the neighborhood, collecting piles upon piles of free candy. Although this time of the year is fun for children and adults alike, no one wants the holiday to leave a lasting impression on their smile. If you’re not careful, this age-old tradition can send your little one straight to their pediatric dentist with developing cavities. With that in mind, here are a few ways you can help your child’s pearly whites remain cavity-free.

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Can Having Teeth Removed Help Cure Gum Disease?

September 6, 2021

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patient with gum disease in Waupun and Beaver Dam having tooth extracted

In the United States, nearly half of adults ages 30 and older have been diagnosed with some form of gum disease. As gum disease progresses, you may start considering tooth extractions to make the issue go away. Though extractions may be necessary for certain stages of gum disease, there are some factors you should consider before proceeding with tooth removal.

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Can Exercise Prevent Gum Disease?

August 12, 2021

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older man exercising with group of people

If you need another reason to stay in shape, I’ve got one for you. Researchers have discovered that following a fit and healthy lifestyle can benefit your oral health. So, not only does regular exercise prevent health complications like heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers, but it can help you maintain healthy teeth and gums as well! Are you interested in learning more? Continue reading to find out how being active can lower your chances of developing gum disease.

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4 Benefits of a Dental Checkup with Dentures

July 31, 2021

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Woman holding full denturesIf you’ve replaced all your teeth with a denture, you might believe you don’t need to see your dentist every 6 months anymore. Although your new teeth aren’t subject to tooth decay, you’re not off the hook. Cavities aren’t the only oral health concern, which is why you still need dental checkups with dentures. Here are 4 reasons it’s important to commit to visiting your dentist regularly despite your dentures.

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Can Asthma Increase Your Risk for Gum Disease?

June 2, 2021

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woman with asthma using her inhaler

If you’re one of the 235 million people worldwide who has asthma, you’re already familiar with the struggles and difficulties it brings. As if this condition weren’t bad enough on its own, people with asthma are almost one-fifth more likely to develop gum disease than the rest of the population. Gum disease starts off with mild symptoms, but it’s actually the leading cause of tooth loss in the U.S. That’s why it’s crucial to minimize your risk. Read on to learn about the connection between asthma and gum disease and what you can do to keep your smile healthy.

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