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How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

November 28, 2022

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3D model of a dental implant

Dental implants have become the standard in tooth replacement, and for good reason. They’re natural-looking, feel great, and don’t require excessive maintenance to take care of. They’re also incredibly durable. That said, while most people know that they tend to last, they may not be sure about how long they’re actually likely to stick around. If you want to know a little bit more about dental implants’ lifespan, here’s a little guide that can help you.

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3 Ways to Show Your Teeth You Appreciate Them This Thanksgiving

November 10, 2022

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Cartoon tooth holding a sign that says, “thank you.”

When you bite into a leg of turkey, a piece of pie, or a spoonful of stuffing, you might not take the time to appreciate the teeth that let you do that. However, the holiday season is all about being thankful for things we often take for granted. You should try showing your gratitude for your teeth, and the best way to do that is by preventing oral health problems. Here are a couple of things you can try.

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How Does Visiting My Dentist Save Me Money?

October 25, 2022

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patient visiting her dentist in Spring Lake

Since it’s that time of year for all the holidays, you might be starting to feel a pinch in your wallet. Whether it’s for house decorations or gifts for your family members, it can easily seem like you’ll have to cut back on certain expenses. However, the last thing you’ll want to do is cancel any essential appointments, especially your upcoming dental checkups. Read on to learn how visiting your dentist can save you money in the short and long term!

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How Can I Keep My Halloween Sweet Tooth At Bay?

October 10, 2022

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Halloween candy from a dentist in Spring Lake

Now that the skeletons and jack-o-lanterns are all about the neighborhood, you know it’s that spooky time of the year. With Halloween around the corner, you’re likely to collect a chunk of tasty candy this season that may last the winter (hopefully). While these sweet treats may be fun, they can also wreak havoc on your pearly whites. Keep reading to learn a few tips from your dentist in Spring Lake on protecting your smile during the spooky season!  

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4 Things You Should Know If You’re on The Fence About Getting Veneers

September 7, 2022

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Patient at the dentist receiving porcelain veneers.

According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the need for cosmetic dental work has actually doubled within the last five years, meaning more people than ever before are opting to enhance their pearly whites with cosmetic dentistry! And among all of the various treatment options that are readily available, porcelain veneers are one of the most widely desired due to the incredible benefits they have to offer. But if you’re still on the fence about whether or not to receive veneers, here are four things that you should know before going into the process.

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5 Questions You Should Ask Before a Smile Makeover

September 1, 2022

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Woman at the dentist’s office receiving a smile makeover.

Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you—so you should take measures to ensure that your pearly whites look their absolute best! One way of going about this is a smile makeover; with the help of your dentist, you can meet your smile goals and achieve the look you’ve always dreamed of. That said, here are five initial questions you should keep in mind as you head into the process.

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Teeth-Cleaning Mistakes Your Dentist Wants You to Avoid

August 18, 2022

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Woman flossing

You know that you should be brushing twice and flossing at least once a day. However, even if you are super diligent when it comes to your oral hygiene routine, this doesn’t mean that you aren’t making mistakes when you are cleaning your teeth. When you aren’t maintaining your oral health properly, you could end up with dental issues in the future. Continue reading to learn about some of the most common teeth-cleaning mistakes and how you can correct them.

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My Dental Implant Feels Loose – What Should I Do?

August 4, 2022

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Man covering mouth

Dental implants are one of the most advanced tooth replacement options out there. They have all sorts of different benefits, and they have a success rate of upwards of 95%! However, dental implant failures are still possible, and they happen from time to time. Continue reading to learn a few reasons why dental implants can become loose and what you should do if this happens to you.

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Keeping Your Dental Implants Clean While Eating Summer Foods

July 11, 2022

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Man grilling summer foods with friends and family

If you’re planning on going to a friend or family member’s house for dinner this summer, there’s a pretty good chance you’re going to find someone grilling up some delicious foods. However, if you’re missing teeth, you may find it difficult to eat most foods that come off a grill. Dental implants are designed to make it easy to enjoy all your favorite summer foods again. Find out which foods you can enjoy with ease and how to keep your dental implants clean along the way.

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4 of the Most Surprising Cavity-Causing Foods

June 10, 2022

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Saltine crackers in a bowl.

Everyone loves to eat! But it’s important to be mindful of what you consume as every single item that enters your mouth heavily influences your oral health. That said, candy and sugary sweets aren’t the only items that you should avoid due to their tendency to cause cavities; there are a few other things that you might be surprised to learn can harm your teeth! Keep reading to learn more from your dentist in Spring Lake about four of these cavity-causing foods.

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