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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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What is the Cause of the Bump on Your Gums?

February 4, 2023

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a person showing a bump on their gums

While your teeth are most commonly thought of when tending to your oral health, your gums are important, too! They anchor your pearly whites in place and provide a barrier against bacteria. However, you probably don’t give much thought to the soft tissues of your mouth most of the time. That is until something abnormal occurs, like having a bump on them. While this can be harmless, it can also be a sign of more serious oral health issues. Read on to learn a few possible causes of a bump on your gums and when you should go see your dentist for treatment.

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Useful Tips for Sleeping After Wisdom Teeth Extractions

January 4, 2023

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a patient resting after wisdom teeth extractions

If you’ve just had your wisdom teeth extracted, you’re probably hoping to speed through your recovery period and get back to your normal routine as quickly as possible. One of the best ways to ensure a smooth and speedy recovery is by getting enough sleep in the weeks following the procedure—but that isn’t always easy. Here are a few tips from your dentist to help you get enough rest following wisdom teeth extractions.

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4 Holiday Foods That Can Hurt Your Teeth

December 5, 2022

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assorted holiday foods that can harm teeth

Every holiday season, a wide range of seasonal treats grace dinner tables and office break rooms all over the world. Many of these foods and drinks have been highly anticipated since last year and will be scarfed or gulped down in no time. Unfortunately, a lot of these delicacies can do some serious harm to your smile. Continue reading as we talk about four holiday foods and drinks to be wary of.

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How Does Your Dentist Color-Match Your Dental Crowns?

September 7, 2022

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dentist preparing dental crowns in Milwaukee

Do you have a decayed or damaged tooth that needs treatment? Fortunately, with modern technology, you can restore compromised pearly whites with natural-looking solutions like dental crowns. These lifelike restorations can improve the look and function of your pearly whites, allowing you to chew, speak, and smile comfortably again. But how will your dentist seamlessly blend your dental crowns with the rest of your teeth? Keep reading to learn more about this process and what you can expect from your results!  

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Why You Need to Replace Metal Fillings

August 17, 2022

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Close-up of metal fillings

If you already got metal fillings for your teeth, you probably don’t see a need to replace them. What would be the point, since they still do what they’re supposed to? “Besides,” you may think, “I already paid for them and want to get my money’s worth.” However, this isn’t the right attitude to take for the situation. In truth, replacing metal fillings is essential to avoid long-term problems with your smile. Learn more in this summary of the matter from your Mount Pleasant dentist.

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Is Root Canal Therapy Painful?

August 3, 2022

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Woman with toothache

When your dentist tells you that you need a root canal to save your tooth, you may be overwhelmed with dread and fear. You’ve heard that root canals are painful. Is this truly your only option? The truth is that you shouldn’t be worried about the procedure. With modern dental technology and anesthetics, you shouldn’t experience any pain. Usually, a root canal is no worse than getting a deep filling. Any discomfort after the procedure can usually be relieved by over-the-counter pain medication, like ibuprofen. Continue reading to learn more from your dentist about what you can expect for your root canal.

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Teeth Whitening or Veneers: Which One to Get for Staining

July 26, 2022

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person wondering how to whiten their smile

In the United States, 80% of people wish that they had whiter teeth. Since you are likely part of this statistic, you may be wondering how to achieve your smile goals. Fortunately, your cosmetic dentist can help. There are several ways to make your smile whiter, including porcelain veneers and teeth whitening treatments. Read on to learn what can cause discoloration, how these procedures work, and how to determine which one is the best option for you.

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6 Subtle Signs of Dehydration & How to Prevent It

July 11, 2022

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person drinking water

During the summer, spending time outside is a common way to enjoy the season. Whether that means sunbathing, swimming, or going for a stroll, it’s important to make sure you’re prepared. While sunscreen is an obvious way to limit the damage the sun’s rays can cause, staying hydrated is also key. Signs of dehydration aren’t always as obvious as you might think, so read on to learn about six sneaky symptoms and how to avoid them.

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