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What Can I Eat with Dental Implants?

June 30, 2021

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Man eating with dental implants in NormanIf you’re ready to replace your missing teeth with dental implants in Arnold, the first step to completing your smile is oral surgery. It’s necessary to insert titanium posts into your jawbone to serve as new roots. You can expect there to be some discomfort while you heal, which means you’ll need to change your diet for a few days. Here are the foods you’ll want to avoid to protect your new smile from any complications.


Can You Brighten the Appearance of Veneers?

February 2, 2021

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One photo of a woman’s mouth showing stained teeth, another photo of a woman’s mouth showing white teeth

Veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available today. They offer a solution for multiple dental imperfections including gaps, tooth discoloration, chips and fractures. Due to the beautiful porcelain they are crafted from, veneers are also naturally white. This non-porous material makes them almost stain-resistant, but over time, the surfaces and materials that bond them to your tooth can begin to take on a tint. Once this occurs, many wonder how to restore them to their original appearance. Is there an option to whiten your veneers? Keep reading to find out! 


5 Reasons to Schedule a Dental Checkup Early

November 20, 2020

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Person having dental checkup and cleaning.Believe it or not, the new year is only a few weeks away, which means your dental benefits are about to be reinstated. You’ll have the comprehensive coverage you need to keep your smile healthy. Although you plan on focusing on your New Year’s resolutions, take the time to visit your dentist for a dental checkup. While you have all year to use your preventive coverage, there are advantages to seeing your dentist early. Here are 5 reasons to start the new year with a cleaning and checkup.


Use It or Lose It: Don’t Let Your Benefits Expire

October 22, 2020

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Dental insurance policy and red pencil. Believe it or not, 2021 is right around the corner. As you enter the holiday season, you’re focused on shopping for the perfect gifts and planning tasty meals. The last thing you’re thinking about is your dental insurance; however, you might want to make it a priority because your dental insurance is about to expire. Don’t miss your opportunity to achieve a healthy smile for reduced rates. Here are 3 reasons to visit your dentist before the end of the year.


3 Easy Tips for Whiter Dentures

September 18, 2020

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Man whitening his dentures in a sink. If you’ve lost all your natural teeth in an arch, a denture is a convenient and effective method to rebuild your smile. Innovations in dentistry make them look more realistic than ever, but just like your natural teeth, they can discolor when exposed to various factors, like coffee or smoking. You can turn back the clock by whitening your dentures using a few simple tips.


Smoking and Oral Healthcare: Will Smoking Increase My Chance of Needing a Root Canal?

June 8, 2020

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man breaking cigarette in his hands

If you’re a smoker, you’re probably already aware of the plethora of reasons why you should kick the habit. You’ve heard about all the havoc that smoking can wreak on your lungs, but what about the ways it affects your mouth? It’s fairly common knowledge that tobacco use increases your risk of developing gum disease and oral cancer. However, a recent nearly 30-year study of over 800 men indicates that it may also increase your chances of needing a root canal in the future. What exactly is this relationship between smoking and oral healthcare? Continue reading below to find out.


Should I Treat My Dental Sensitivity as a Dental Emergency?

April 14, 2020

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woman calling dentist because of painful toothache

If you’re experiencing tooth sensitivity, it’s your body’s way of letting you know that something is going on that you need to pay closer attention to. Because some issues can be more acute than others, it helps to know how to evaluate the discomfort that you’re feeling. Coming up, you’ll get some advice on how to respond to minor tooth sensitivity and discover what you should do if you’re experiencing a severe toothache.


How Regular Dental Visits Can Boost Your Overall Health

January 22, 2020

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attractive young woman in dentist chair

You can never go wrong with visiting a dentist semi-annually for checkups and cleanings, but the benefits don’t stop at your teeth and gums. Studies show that the condition of your oral health can have a major impact on your total wellness. If you’re curious to know what the connection is, then continue reading to get some expert insight from a local dentist.


4 Terms You Need to Know To Maximize Your Dental Insurance Benefits

November 12, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — jldental @ 3:09 pm
stack of savings with the numbers "2020" sitting on top

Did you know that at the beginning of every year, your dental insurance policy resets? When this happens, any benefits that you haven’t used will fall back into the pockets of your dental insurance company instead of being used to optimize your oral health. If the thought of navigating the basics of your plan makes you stressed out, your dentist in Arnold highlights four terms you should know to maximize your benefits below.


Failing Bridge? Replace Your Missing Teeth with Dental Implants

October 20, 2019

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implant-supported bridgeNew innovations in dentistry allow natural teeth to be preserved much longer than in the past, but tooth loss is still a common problem. In fact, at least 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. If you’re like many people, you chose a traditional fixed bridge to fill the empty space. Although it worked for a few years, your dental bridge is failing. If you need to have it replaced, it may be time to consider dental implants. You’ll enjoy the next best thing to your real teeth while having a solution that can last for several decades.


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