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You Asked, We Answered: Does Gum Disease Affect Your Face Shape?

July 31, 2021

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Dentist explaining X-ray to patient

Gum disease is a condition that affects roughly 50% of American adults. Also referred to as gingivitis, this dental problem can take a serious toll on the look and function of your smile. What you may not know, however, is that if left untreated, it can lead to dramatic changes to your facial structure too. Keep reading to learn more about how gum disease affects your face shape and a few important prevention tactics.

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How to Avoid Gum Disease by Using Your Dental Insurance Benefits

May 14, 2021

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a young woman seated outside and smiling after seeing her dentist for a checkup to avoid gum disease in Canton

Gum disease affects millions of people every year, and many do not realize they have it until it has progressed to a more advanced stage. Because it is known to cause problems within the oral cavity and throughout the body, dentists encourage patients to seek regular preventive care to catch issues early on and avoid many of the most common systemic issues such as osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes, and even neurological disorders (i.e., dementia, Alzheimer’s disease). If you want to avoid gum disease and set your mouth and body up for success, learn how your dental insurance benefits can be your first step to better oral and overall health.

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My Adult Tooth Is Loose! What Should I Do?

April 7, 2021

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Woman with loose tooth

For children, it is very exciting when they first discover that they have a loose tooth for the first time. However, when you become an adult, the feeling is much different. You know that you don’t have a stronger tooth waiting to come in beneath it. There are all sorts of reasons why you could be dealing with loose teeth, including periodontal disease, tooth decay, and injuries to the mouth. The most important thing to do if you have a loose tooth is act quickly. Continue reading to learn which steps you should take.

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4 Common Reasons Why a Dental Bridge Might Fail

February 9, 2021

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dental bridge replacing a missing bottom tooth

If you’re missing one or even several teeth in a row, a dental bridge is a great way to rebuild your smile. Modern advancements in dental technology have made bridges look and feel more like natural teeth than ever before. They’re usually made with high-quality materials that allow them to last for a decade or more with the right care. Unfortunately, even the most well-made bridges will not last forever. Here are the four most common causes of dental bridge failure and how you can make your replacement teeth last as long as possible.

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Can You Brush Your Dentures While They’re Still in Your Mouth?

January 4, 2021

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Dentures soaking in glass

It is important that your dentures in Canton stay clean so you can keep them in good shape for as long as possible. It is also crucial for your oral hygiene. When you first got your dentures, your dentist gave you detailed instructions on how to clean them correctly. However, you may be wondering whether or not brushing your dentures while you are still wearing them is a better, more efficient way to do this. Continue reading to learn more from a dentist in Canton about whether or not this is a good idea as well as some tips for proper denture care.

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5 Tips for Choosing a Cosmetic Dentist

December 3, 2020

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Man after cosmetic dentistry in Canton

Are you thinking about getting cosmetic dentistry in Canton to enhance your smile? Many people desire these types of treatments because it allows them to feel more confident when showing off their smile in the future. However, since cosmetic dentistry is not generally covered by insurance, it can be an investment. You want to make sure that you are choosing a dentist that you trust! Read on to learn some tips that will help you pick the ideal cosmetic dentist to help you achieve your dream smile!

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The Best and Worst Holiday Foods for Your Smile

November 9, 2020

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woman biting into candy cane

As we get closer and closer to the holiday season, you’re undoubtedly looking forward to all of the yummy dishes you’re going to enjoy. You’re already aware that many quintessential holiday foods aren’t exactly healthy, but did you know they’re also bad for your teeth? Unless you want to spend the holidays with your dentist in Hickory Flat due to a painful toothache or cracked tooth, it would behoove you to learn how to maintain great oral health at this time of year. Here are a few of the best and worst holiday foods for your smile.

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Shopping for Dental Insurance? Here’s What You Need to Know

October 16, 2020

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dental team member going over a couple’s dental insurance with them

Are you currently shopping for dental insurance? Whether you’re not satisfied with your old policy or you’re signing up for the first time, deciding on the right plan is an important task. All of the choices you have before you can seem somewhat overwhelming. That’s why we’ve created this guide on some basic factors you should consider when shopping for dental insurance.

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Wondering Why Your Teeth Are Sensitive? Read This!

August 31, 2020

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Woman experiencing tooth sensitivity

Despite how cozy your sheets are, you roll out of bed at the sound of your morning alarm and make your way to the kitchen. After a few minutes of preparation, the room is filled with the delicious smell of warm coffee. As you sit down to take your first sip, you immediately feel a surge of discomfort stemming from your teeth. Yet again, a picturesque morning ruined by tooth sensitivity.

Whether the aversion to hot and cold beverages is new or something you’ve dealt with for years, many patients wonder what the root of their toothache is. Have you found yourself wondering something similar? Then read on for five common causes!

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Ask a Dentist: How Do I Handle a Knocked-Out Tooth?

July 9, 2020

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man in blue shirt with toothache who needs to see his dentist

More than five million teeth are knocked out every year in children and adults across the United States. Whether this happens because you were tackled while playing football or you simply bit down on your food too hard, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to lose your tooth. However, in order for the tooth to successfully be implanted again, you have to take action quickly. Here are five steps from a dentist on what to do when you knock out a tooth.

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