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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!


4 Potential Dangers of Waiting to Have a Root Canal

February 28, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dave Lee @ 8:13 pm
man covering up his mouth and waiting to get a root canal

You’ve had a terrible toothache for days now. Reluctantly, you visit the dentist, who tells you that you have an infected tooth that needs a root canal. Against their advice, you decide to go home, wait, and try to handle the situation on your own. However, this choice is asking for trouble!

Keep reading to learn about four dangerous possibilities that can happen if you don’t get a root canal when you need one as soon as possible.


3 Reasons to Schedule Your Dental Checkup Early in 2022

January 12, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dave Lee @ 3:45 pm
patient getting a dental checkup early in 2022

Welcome to 2022! At the beginning of a new year, you may feel like you have so much potential. Maybe you’ve even made specific goals of what you’d like to do. Good for you!

With so many demands on your time and attention, it can be hard to know what to tackle first. However, you should seriously consider getting your dental checkup scheduled and taken care of early this year. Why? Read on to find out!


4 Features of a Good Emergency Dentist

December 13, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dave Lee @ 3:06 pm
woman in pain calling her emergency dentist

Do you like to be prepared? Maybe you have a first-aid kit in your house and car, just in case something happens. Maybe you even carry around an EpiPen so you can help someone with a severe allergy. But do you know where to turn if you experience a dental emergency? You shouldn’t go to the emergency room for help because they rarely have the training or equipment to treat these kinds of problems, but how do you know you’ve found a good emergency dentist? Here are four things to look for now—before a dental emergency occurs.


3 Surprising Holiday Foods That Can Harm Your Smile

November 11, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dave Lee @ 2:45 pm
holiday cookies that can harm your smile

When you think of the holiday season, you may look forward to seeing twinkling lights, hearing beautiful music, and—of course—eating delicious food. But did you know that holiday foods can be damaging for your teeth and gums? If you don’t want to deal with dental problems after the holidays with your dentist in Fayetteville, you need to be careful about what and how much you eat this season.


What Does Dental Insurance Cover? Understanding Your Benefits

October 25, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dave Lee @ 2:58 pm
family using dental insurance at the dentist’s office

These days, everyone seems to feel a financial pinch. Every dollar counts, and you make sure your money is well spent. If you’ve been paying monthly dental insurance premiums, shouldn’t you know what the money is actually paying for? Wouldn’t you want to know how you can make the most of it? In this post, you’ll learn how dental insurance works, how you can learn more about your coverage, and simple ways you can use your insurance to your advantage.


What Does Tooth Extraction Feel Like?

August 27, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dave Lee @ 4:48 pm
dental instruments with an extracted tooth

You know you shouldn’t chew on ice, but it’s a habit you’ve had since childhood. But then, one false bite has left you with a cracked tooth. Pain shoots through your mouth, and you rush to see your dentist. Unfortunately, the crack has gone deep below the gumline, which means the tooth needs to be removed entirely.

You start to panic. Is extraction really necessary? What will the procedure feel like? Will it hurt? Read on to find out what you can expect from your tooth extraction.


The 3 Types of Dental Implants and When They Are Used

August 10, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dave Lee @ 5:27 pm
couple smiling after understanding the types of dental implants

Your smile has always been unique. In fact, it may have even been one of your favorite features—until tooth loss happened. As you consider your replacement options, you keep hearing about how wonderful dental implants are, but could they be right for you? Can they bring back your smile’s confidence and radiance?

One of the most amazing things about dental implants is that they can be used for basically any tooth-loss situation. Whether you’re missing one tooth or a whole arch, dental implants can replace the root structure and anchor the restoration to the jawbone. Read on to learn about the types of dental implants and how they can be adapted to meet your needs.


Why is Socket Preservation Important When Receiving Dental Implants?

July 2, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dave Lee @ 5:41 pm
Vacated socket after tooth extraction

When it comes to replacing your missing teeth, you cannot go wrong in choosing dental implants. However, what if you need to have a tooth extracted? Will you be eligible to receive these permanent prosthetics? This particular question is why many dentists now recommend socket preservation after undergoing this type of procedure. Not only is it safe and reliable, but it helps to stabilize neighboring natural teeth, creating a more structurally sound environment for your future dental implants. Read on to learn more about this process and its many benefits when restoring your smile.

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