3 Medical Conditions Associated with Bad Oral Health

August 31, 2021

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person talking to their primary care physician about medical conditions and oral health

Many dentists take a holistic approach to dentistry because they understand that oral health is connected to the rest of your body, and without the proper care, not only can your smile suffer, but your physical wellbeing can, too. In fact, several studies have attributed poor oral health as a risk-factor for multiple serious medical condition. Read on to learn what medical conditions are associated with oral health and how you can reduce your risk of developing one with proper dental hygiene.

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Dental Implants 101: Terms to Know to Better Understand the Procedure

August 19, 2021

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a computer illustration showing how a dental implant is able to replace a missing tooth

Deciding to replace your missing teeth with dental implants is a big step because the process takes place over the course of several months and involves an investment of not just your money, but also your time. That being said, there’s definitely a reason why this procedure comes so highly recommended by patients and professionals alike, and that’s because it has so many unique, life-changing benefits to offer. Before you book your initial consultation, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with some of the terms that you’ll hear from your dentist. That way, you don’t miss a beat!

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What to Expect During Your Dental Implant Consultation

July 13, 2021

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dentist and patient talking during dental implant consultation

If you have missing teeth, you may be considering dental implants to restore your smile. It’s completely normal to feel nervous and have several questions and concerns about the procedure. Luckily, a dental implant consultation is the first step in determining whether it’s the right solution for you. Here’s what you can expect at your initial visit.

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5 Summer Oral Care Tips for a Healthy Smile

July 6, 2021

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girl smiling outdoors during summer

Are you already planning your summer getaway? Regardless of where you go or what you do, don’t forget to prioritize your oral health amidst the fun. While vacation may be the perfect opportunity to put responsibilities on the back burner, neglecting your teeth could have severe, permanent effects. Read along for five oral health tips to keep your smile safe this season.

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3 Cosmetic Dental Treatments Perfect for Summer

June 21, 2021

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Woman with beautiful smile from cosmetic dentistIf you don’t like the way your teeth look, there isn’t any better time than now to schedule a consultation with your cosmetic dentist. Summer provides the perfect opportunity to fix your imperfect teeth to feel your best while relaxing in the pool or soaking up the sun. You have more options than ever to achieve your dream smile. Here are 3 of the most common dental treatments for summer.

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How Dental Implants Have Evolved to Benefit You

June 18, 2021

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Single tooth dental implant surrounded by natural teeth

If you are researching ways to replace your missing teeth, you have probably heard a lot about dental implants. According to the American Dental Association, over 5 million dental implants are placed each year in the United States. One of the most popular ways to restore a smile, today’s implants are often made from extremely durable titanium. However, that hasn’t always been the case! Let’s explore how dental implants have evolved over the years to benefit you today.

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Think You’re Too Old for Dental Implants? Think Again.

May 27, 2021

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Senior couple smiling together on bench outside

When it comes to tooth replacement, it’s no secret that dental implants are the superior choice, especially when it comes to durability, longevity, and functionality. Plus, they are incredibly versatile, enabling them to help patients who are missing one tooth or an entire arch of teeth. However, many candidates have one important question on their minds: Am I too old for dental implants? Keep reading for the answer!

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Are You At Risk for Oral Cancer? Here’s How You Can Tell.

May 6, 2021

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Closeup of woman smiling with friend while drinking tea

The American Cancer Society recently released its estimates for 2021. One of the key statistics is that more than 54,000 cases of oral cancer are expected this year alone. While this number is initially sobering, it is important to remember that proper prevention can make all the difference in lowering your risk and catching it in the early stages. With this in mind, keep reading for the risk factors, symptoms, and must-know best practices for minimizing your probability of getting oral cancer.

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4 Ways Dental Implants Can Boost Your Confidence

April 21, 2021

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Woman smiling with dental implants

For people who are missing one or more teeth, it can be difficult to feel confident when showing off their smile. In addition to having noticeable gaps between the teeth, it can be more difficult to eat, speak, and hold saliva in the mouth. It can even cause jawbone deterioration and a loss of facial structure. The good news is that you have several tooth replacement options to choose from depending on your needs, like dental implants. Continue reading to learn how dental implants can improve your confidence!

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5 Traits of a Gorgeous Smile

April 2, 2021

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Woman smiling

How confident do you feel about your smile? There are all sorts of factors that contribute to what most would call a ‘beautiful’ smile. We all have our own preferences and beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. However, there are specific traits that many people think contribute towards a gorgeous smile. The good news is that if you don’t already feel proud to show off your pearly whites, cosmetic dentistry in Spring Lake may be able to help. Continue reading to learn about some beautiful smile qualities.

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