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The Top 5 Foods to Avoid With Veneers

August 18, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dave Lee @ 3:32 pm
A woman with veneers holding an apple

When you finally take the plunge and invest in a set of porcelain veneers, it can feel like a whole new life is waiting for you—especially in foodie land. Suddenly, all the world is a buffet again since the flaws that might have prevented you from eating have been taken care of.

However, it’s essential to understand that, like any dental procedure, they come with some considerations. There are still some foods that may damage your new smile or cause the bond between them and your teeth to erode.

Continue reading to see the top five foods to avoid for the longevity of your new veneers and good oral health going forward.


Worthwhile Changes: Removing Enamel for Veneers

July 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dave Lee @ 3:43 pm
tooth that has had enamel removed for a veneer

If you’re like most people, change can be hard for you to accept. However, when it comes to your teeth, you’d love to be able to alter how they look, whether you have small chips, discoloration, or even minor misalignment. Still, you know that to give yourself the perfect smile will require changes to your natural teeth with porcelain veneers. In fact, part of the front enamel will have to come off—forever.

To put your mind at ease, keep reading to learn what enamel is, why it needs to be removed, and how much can help you achieve a more confident smile.


How Veneers Can Serve As “Instant Orthodontics”

June 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dave Lee @ 5:05 pm
a closeup of a patient receiving veneers

If you’re tired of looking in the mirror and being met with a crooked set of pearly whites, you might be starting to weigh your options for having the issue addressed. You’ve heard about how orthodontics can sometimes be time-consuming, uncomfortable, and even a little costly, and you might be wondering if any other options exist for addressing misalignment. Luckily, veneers can sometimes serve as a possible solution! Keep reading to learn a little more about some of their unique benefits and how they can be utilized to give you a straighter smile without the hassle of traditional orthodontics.


Getting Through Your First Month with Dentures

May 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dave Lee @ 3:05 pm
full dentures

As you look forward to receiving your new dentures, you imagine that smile will return to the way it was before you had tooth loss. Although your new teeth will look natural, they aren’t exactly the same as the real thing. Especially during the first month with dentures, you’ll probably experience some discomfort, and normal oral functions may feel strange. During this time, be patient with yourself and keep the information in this post in mind.


Facial Swelling? What You Should Do Next

April 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dave Lee @ 2:47 pm
woman holding her face with facial swelling

You didn’t sleep well last night. Your face felt uncomfortable or even painful, and when you look in the mirror in the morning, you see that your face looks much puffier than usual. Facial swelling can be unsettling even when you only consider aesthetics, but it is actually something you should take seriously.

Keep reading to learn more about why this may happen and what you should do about it. Your emergency dentist is here to help you get back to normal!


How Should I Care for My Dental Implants After Surgery?

March 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dave Lee @ 3:10 pm
woman after receiving dental implants

You’re excited about your new smile and the opportunities to eat your favorite foods, speak clearly, and enjoy greater confidence than before. With your permanent prosthetics, you can embrace a better quality of life that allows you to look forward to the years and decades that lie ahead. But if you’re wondering how to care for your dental implants after surgery, here are some of the do’s and don’ts to keep in mind.


4 Back-to-School Tips to Prevent Dental Emergencies

August 26, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dave Lee @ 4:44 pm
child with backpack going back to school and preventing dental emergencies

Will your child make new friends? Will they catch on to what the teachers teach, or will they struggle? As a parent, you can worry about your child starting school again. You want to protect them, but you have to let them experience the ups and downs that come with growing up. But there are certain hazards you can avoid—like dental emergencies.

A dental emergency can not only be extremely painful, but it can also distract your child from being able to learn and connect with their teachers and classmates. To get ready to go back to school and prevent dental emergencies, here are four tips you should follow before your child starts a new year.


Nervous about Your Dental Emergency Procedure? Learn What You Can Expect

August 15, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dave Lee @ 4:04 pm
patient covering their mouth before a dental emergency procedure

It came out of nowhere—a dental emergency has disrupted your life and is causing you pain! You call your dentist right away, but you still feel a little panicky. What dental emergency procedure will they do to fix the problem?

While your dentist can’t say for sure which procedure you’ll require until they’ve had the chance to examine you, sometimes the symptoms point to a particular treatment. To put your mind at ease, you’ll find descriptions below of how dentists commonly handle certain emergency situations.


Talking with Dentures: 5 Tips & Tricks You Need to Know

July 21, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dave Lee @ 4:07 pm
Woman with dentures smiling in orange shirt

To form words, your tongue makes a series of specific movements against the back of your teeth to direct the flow of air. So, if you’re experiencing some trouble talking with dentures, don’t worry – it’s completely normal. With the right tips and tricks in your arsenal, you can speed up this process, mastering speaking with dentures in no time. To learn what they are, read on!


Time to Sparkle! Spring Cleaning for Your Smile

March 17, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dave Lee @ 2:28 pm
woman doing spring cleaning for her smile

Sort out the attic. Clean the garage. It must be time for spring cleaning! While your home is getting plenty of attention right now, there’s another important area you should also be concerned about keeping clean—your mouth!

Having a tidy smile isn’t just aesthetically pleasing; it can impact your overall wellness. In fact, studies have shown that those who have poor oral health are more likely to develop heart disease or many other conditions, earn lower grades in school, and are even at higher risk of certain cancers. Just as keeping your house clean is essential to enjoying a comfortable, happy home, cleaning your teeth and gums is vital to feeling your best.

Here are some spring cleaning tips for your smile!

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