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Give These Foods Some Space if You’ve Just Had Your Dental Implants Placed

January 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Zach Kingsberg @ 10:45 pm
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Dental implants are a wonderful solution to tooth loss because they look and function just like natural teeth. While dental implants are incredibly strong and durable once they have fused to the jawbone, they are vulnerable to damage while they are still healing. In addition to practicing excellent oral hygiene and steering clear of alcohol and tobacco, patients should also make sure they are careful about their dietary choices while the surgical sites are still recovering. Here are some foods to avoid if you’ve recently had your implants placed.

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If You Don’t Know These Dental-Implant-Related Words, You Aren’t Alone

December 29, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Zach Kingsberg @ 4:27 am

Dental implants are marvels of modern dentistry. The so-called “implant revolution” recently swept over the field, meaning increased research and investment in making these prostheses as effective as they can be.

While this is excellent for patients, it also means that understanding everything that dental implants have to offer can be a bit complicated as a layperson. Even understanding some of jargon you’ll hear surrounding dental implants might be a bit difficult.

If you’re interested in learning more about what this dental treatment can do for you, here are a few terms you might run into.

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Staying Steady When Your Dental Implant Feels Loose

December 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Zach Kingsberg @ 4:23 am

When you look into dental implants a little bit, one of the first things that you’ll discover is their remarkable durability. They routinely outlast other methods of tooth replacement by two-to-one, with a majority surviving well over 30 years.

However, there are instances where dental implants can fail, or could start to feel loose. If you ever notice this happening, here’s what your next step should be.

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Denture Distress: 5 Consequences of Ill-Fitting Dentures

November 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Zach Kingsberg @ 5:57 pm
An older man at the dentist about to have his dentures relined.

Wearing dentures should enhance your smile and make daily activities more enjoyable. However, when they don’t fit well, a host of complications can ensue. Ill-fitting dentures not only affect your comfort but can also have serious consequences for your oral health.

If you’re curious about ways that ill-fitting dentures can harm your oral health, continue reading.

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A Guide to How to Eat When You Have Dentures

November 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Zach Kingsberg @ 9:57 pm
smiling older person wearing dentures

Navigating the world of food choices becomes especially crucial when you wear dentures, impacting your comfort and overall dining experience. The careful selection of foods can greatly influence your ability to enjoy meals and ensure the optimal functionality of your dentures. Whether you’re new to dentures or seeking advice to improve your eating habits, this guide is tailored to help you discover the foods to avoid and healthier alternatives.

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Does Nitrous Oxide Make You Sleep?

October 26, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Zach Kingsberg @ 11:58 am
A display of nitrous oxide and oxygen

If you fear dentistry, perhaps you’ve considered nitrous oxide sedation. The latter can calm you for all sorts of dental treatments. That said, you may have a lingering question: Will nitrous oxide put you to sleep? Based on the answer, you may decide for or against sedation. Truthfully, though, nitrous oxide should leave you awake. Your Dallas Dentist can tell you more if you want. To that end, here’s a primer on nitrous oxide, its effects, and why it’s safe.

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Let’s Get to the Bottom of This: How Long Does a Root Canal Take?

October 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Zach Kingsberg @ 11:45 pm
Woman has curious expression

Root canals have gotten a bad reputation from how they are represented in popular culture. Modern root canals are painless thanks to local anesthetics and can save a troubled tooth from extraction. They can efficiently resolve a miserable toothache and have a patient smiling again in no time. However, if you need a root canal, you’re going to want to know how much time it will take. Here’s how long a root canal can take as well as what to expect while recovering.

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Why a Toothache Disappearing Doesn’t Always Mean Your Problems Are Over

September 29, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Zach Kingsberg @ 8:33 pm
A woman about to undergo root canal treatment

Picture this: you’re out with your friends enjoying the food at your favorite restaurant when one of your teeth starts to throb. It’s the third time this week. You go rinse your mouth in the bathroom sink. Eventually, the pain subsides again. Should you return to eating? Or should you call the dentist? The truth is you may need root canal treatment.

If you’ve had throbbing or stinging pain that suddenly stopped, it may be a signal that your tooth is infected. Continue reading to learn more about root canal treatment and how it can save your teeth.

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Does Insurance Cover Sedation Dentistry?

September 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Zach Kingsberg @ 10:16 am
A dental worker handing forms to a patient

Like many people, you may have a fear of dentists. That’s normal – estimates suggest over half of all Americans struggle with mild to severe dental anxiety. Luckily, you could get sedation dentistry as a solution. It’d keep you nice and calm for your treatment! That said, you may wonder: Does insurance cover sedation dentistry? The answer to that question affects your options. So, let your Dallas dentist explain dental sedation and insurance in this summary.

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4 Lesser-Known Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

August 31, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Zach Kingsberg @ 5:21 am
A woman receiving sedation dentistry

You’ve likely heard of sedation dentistry at some point. More specifically, you may know that the field is especially good at reducing dental anxiety. Still, easing treatment fears isn’t the only thing oral sedatives can do. There happen to be lesser-known benefits of sedation dentistry as well. If you’d like, your local Dallas dentist can even tell you about them. To that end, here are four upsides to sedation dentistry besides anti-anxiety effects.

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