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What’s For Dinner: Foods To Eat After Your Dental Implant Surgery

May 1, 2024

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Getting dental implant surgery can change your life for the better— but it’s important to understand the road to recovery before your journey begins. While dental implants are truly the gold standard in tooth replacement, the process of getting your new smile requires a few temporary lifestyle modifications along the way.

Dental implants will eventually heal and work just like natural teeth but before you’re ready to treat them as such, there are a few important stages you must prepare for, including what to (and what not to!) eat during the healing process. Here are some suggestions for foods, meal preparation and more to set you on the right road to recovery!


Questions to Ask at Your Dental Implant Consultation

April 17, 2024

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Dentist discussing dental implant with patientWhether you’ve lost one tooth, several teeth, or all of them, dental implants are the most reliable method of filling the gaps in your smile. More than 500,000 Americans every year are choosing dental implants. If you’re ready to invest in the next best thing to your own teeth, a consultation with your dentist is your first step. Here are a few important questions to ask during your dental implant consultation.


Light Up Your Smile: 3 Benefits of Choosing Laser Dentistry

March 21, 2024

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A 3D illustration of a soft tissue laser used on a patient’s gums

Pop culture often has an old-school view of dental tools. Films and TV will conjure images of drills, mouth mirrors, suction devices, etc. Given such facts, you may not know much about dental lasers. These devices represent a major step forward in modern dentistry. In fact, they have a lot of upsides that older dental tools can’t match. Your Landrum dentist is here to tell you more about them. So, read on to learn three key benefits of choosing laser dentistry.


Chaotic Contagion: Can Gingivitis Spread?

February 12, 2024

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Nose to chin view of woman pulling back lip to reveal swollen gums

Did you know that almost half of adults who are 30+ years old have some form of periodontal disease, like gingivitis? This oral issue occurs when unhealthy bacteria penetrate and infect your gums and cause inflammation. The early signs can be easy to miss which makes it a particularly dangerous dilemma. It can also be contagious meaning that if someone in your household has it, don’t be surprised if you’re the next to develop symptoms.

Keep reading to learn more about how gum disease can spread and how to keep it at bay!


Extraction Aftercare: How to Recover from Wisdom Tooth Removal

January 8, 2024

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X-ray image with wisdom tooth highlighted red

Having one or more wisdom teeth extracted probably isn’t something you’re looking forward to, but it’s often necessary to keep your smile healthy. These late arrivals sometimes don’t fully erupt, grow in at an odd angle, or simply don’t fit. In these instances, your dentist may have to remove them to ensure your oral well-being doesn’t suffer.

Your dentist will ensure you remain comfortable throughout the procedure itself, but what about afterward? How should you care for yourself properly following a wisdom tooth extraction? Keep reading to learn 4 tips for a swift recovery!


Passing the Smell Test: TMJD and Essential Oils

December 6, 2023

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Picture of an essential oil diffuser

Essential oils have long and storied history. They have been used for a variety of purposes for thousands of years, and given how pleasant they are to have around, it’s easy to see why they’re so popular.

They’ve long been used for medicinal purposes, and this tradition carries into the present day.. For example, you might have heard of them being used to deal with the pain associated with TMJD, an issue related to the jaw. If you’re curious, here’s what you should know about using essential oils to manage this condition.


A Guide to How to Eat When You Have Dentures

November 9, 2023

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smiling older person wearing dentures

When you wear dentures, navigating the realm of food choices becomes pivotal, significantly influencing your comfort and overall dining experience. The meticulous selection of foods plays a crucial role in enhancing your ability to enjoy meals and ensuring the optimal functionality of your dentures. Whether you’re new to dentures or seeking advice to refine your existing eating habits, this guide is designed to assist you in identifying foods to steer clear of and offering healthier alternatives.


How To Cage Your Sweet Tooth and Protect Dental Health for Halloween

October 27, 2023

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A bucket of Halloween treats that can hurt dental health

As the lights dim and the moon comes out over Halloween night, a very peculiar monster comes out from hiding—the sweet tooth. It’s a monster that stirs your cravings for sugar and tells you not to worry about what they’ll do to your teeth.

If you struggle with this sweet tooth creature and want to put it in a cage this Halloween, continue reading. You’ll find four helpful pieces of advice for doing just that.


Dental Implants: History and Evolution

September 5, 2023

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person with dental implants smiling

Dental implants, constructed from titanium screws, are surgically placed into the jawbone to replicate the missing tooth roots. This comprehensive tooth replacement solution is favored by both patients and dentists for restoring smiles. The journey of dental implants from their initial inception to their current form has been marked by significant transformations. Explore the history and evolution of dental implants by continuing to read.


Detecting and Preventing Cavities Between Your Teeth

August 11, 2023

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A woman in pain from cavities

Cavities, the bogymen of dentistry since you were a child. These black and brown pits that form in your teeth are the result of too many skipped oral care routines. Even if you are regularly brushing, you could be missing the spaces between your teeth.

Continue reading to learn more about cavities and how you can detect and prevent them from invading your mouth.

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