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Don’t Derail Your Invisalign Treatment: 3 Tips to Stay on Track

December 7, 2023

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woman holding an Invisalign aligner

When it comes to preparing for the holidays, you may need help to determine how best to stay on track with your Invisalign treatment. Navigating this time of year can be difficult for anyone who is trying to lose weight, establish a proper sleep routine, or even straighten their teeth. This is why it’s important to keep these 3 tips in mind so that you do not derail your Invisalign treatment and delay your ultimate results.

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I’m Thinking About Getting Dentures; What Are Some Common Misconceptions About Them?

November 10, 2023

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Dentures

Dentures can be an excellent way to restore a smile after extensive tooth loss. Because of them, many patients are smiling confidently and eating foods that would have been impossible to chew without them. While millions of people in America are wearing dentures right now, many common misconceptions about them persist. Here are a few commonly believed falsehoods about dentures and the truth about these tried-and-true restorations.

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Why Should I Soak My Dentures Overnight?

October 13, 2023

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Dentures

Dentures are an excellent way to restore a smile after extensive tooth loss. In addition to allowing a patient to smile confidently again, they also restore much of their chewing ability and help keep their jaw strong and healthy. While modern dentures are known for being incredibly comfortable, it is not a good idea to wear them continuously for days at a time. Here’s why you should always remove and soak your dentures before going to bed.

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4 Tips for Speaking Clearly with New Dentures

September 15, 2023

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A couple smiling with their dentures

When you first get dentures, they can cause problems with your speech. Words with the “s,” “f,” “th,” and “v” sounds are especially troublesome, often causing slurred speech. This can lead to embarrassment or self-confidence issues that may keep you from socializing.

Don’t let this get you down. Dentures take time to get used to. You’ll most likely be practicing for a month or so before you see great improvement. Continue reading to find four exercises you can use to get better at speaking in dentures.

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My Toothache Suddenly Disappeared; What Now?

August 11, 2023

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Confused woman

From that tool you thought you’d put away properly to your child when you need someone to vacuum the hallway, things have a strange way of disappearing. It can be especially surprising when the sharp, throbbing, miserable pain of a toothache suddenly vanishes. While you might think you’re out of the woods when that happens, the truth is that you should immediately schedule an emergency visit with your dentist. Here’s why a toothache that has disappeared can still be a major dental health concern.

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Save Your Summer with 5 Expert Tips to Avert Dental Disasters on Vacation

July 19, 2023

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A group of summer vacationers jumping into a lake

Picture this: A serene afternoon by the pool. The sun is shining, the kids are giggling, and relaxation begins to finally grip you after a long day of fun activities. It would be a shame if something were to happen now to take you away from the fold-out chair you’ve perched yourself upon.

But you’ve made a plan and can rest easy knowing that you’ve prepared for dental emergencies. Not where you thought that was going to go?

The scene could have ended another way without the tips below—screaming kids, a sudden shot of pain in your gums, or an irritated spouse who won’t stop rubbing their cheek—so continue reading to keep your peace of mind and avoid unpleasant summer surprises.

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My Lower Denture Won’t Stay in Place; What Can I Do?

June 2, 2023

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a closeup of a lower denture

If you have dentures, you might be pretty thankful to have functional, beautiful teeth—after all, these awesome restorations have helped countless generations of patients to eat, smile, and laugh with ease once more. But unfortunately, they don’t come without their own unique issues, including the tendency to shift out of place. When this happens, it can be quite bothersome—especially if it’s frequently happening to your lower denture, as you’d maybe think gravity alone would be enough to stabilize it! That said, here’s more about why this can sometimes happen, along with some tips for keeping your dentures in place so that they serve you well for several years to come.

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When Can I Get Dentures Following Tooth Extractions?

May 3, 2023

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a patient visiting their dentist to receive dentures

Dentures are one of the most popular and accessible solutions for replacing missing teeth, and countless generations of patients have turned to these prosthetics to rebuild their smiles and restore their quality of life. However, sometimes a patient must undergo tooth extraction before they’re able to practically receive dentures. Keep reading to learn more from your trusted dentist about how long most patients can expect to wait to get their dentures after having one or more of their teeth removed.

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Can You Get Dentures If You’ve Been Missing Teeth for a While?

April 11, 2023

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closeup of woman smiling

Even to this day, dentures are a tried-and-true solution for missing teeth. These natural-looking and durable restorations can replace the gaps in your smile while restoring oral functionality. But what if you haven’t had teeth for a long time? If that’s the case, you may wonder if dentures are still a viable option for you. Read on to learn whether or not you can still restore your smile with dentures!

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What Should You Expect After Getting a Root Canal?

March 8, 2023

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A young woman receiving a root canal

Unlike what rumors suggest, a root canal isn’t actually a painful procedure. Dentists take every measure to ensure that it goes smoothly and comfortably. Still, you’ll likely need a few days to recover from one. The treatment, after all, is only effective when you “heal up” properly. As for what that healing looks like, your local Milwaukee dentist can give you the details. Here, then, is what to expect during recovery from root canal therapy.

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