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5 Dental Implant Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

March 17, 2024

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Fact and myth on blue backgroundDid you know that over 500,000 Americans every year are choosing to replace their lost teeth with dental implants? You’ve probably heard about their benefits, but there are also many rumors about the procedure. Don’t let false information stand in the way of replacing your missing teeth with the next best thing to what nature gave you. Here are 5 myths about dental implants you should not believe.


Restoration Realities: 4 Facts About Dental Implants

January 8, 2024

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Dentist explaining dental implants to patient

Although dental implants are considered by many dentists to be the gold standard of tooth restorations, there are quite a few misconceptions about them. Unfortunately, many patients who have lost one or more teeth believe the false information and hesitate to move forward with treatment as a result. If you’re looking for a replacement for your lost tooth, keep reading to learn 4 facts about dental implants that can help you make a well-informed decision!


Oral Cancer Facts: 3 Things You Didn’t Know, But Should

November 7, 2023

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Facial close up of a woman in a dental chair having an examination

Most people don’t spend a lot of time considering the possibility of developing oral cancer because it’s often considered a rare but serious condition. It’s not unusual for the diagnosis to come in the later stages, as the earliest symptoms can be hard to spot. Fortunately, your dentist can help! They have the expertise and instruments necessary to determine whether oral cancer is present. Keep reading to learn 3 more facts about oral cancer to help you better understand and prevent this risky condition.


What’s Causing My Sore Gums?

September 15, 2023

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A woman showing her gum disease

Itching, burning, soreness. These are some of the sensations you may feel when your gums are red, swollen, and inflamed. The condition is called periodontal disease and it’s usually triggered by poor oral hygiene, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only cause.

If you want to know more about gum disease and how you can gain some relief from the symptoms, continue reading. The disease can be tricky to manage, but you can fight back with the power of knowledge.


3 Important Gum Disease Treatment Questions to Ask Your Periodontist

July 14, 2023

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Woman pulling down lip to show signs of gum disease

If you’ve been diagnosed with gum disease, you’re likely eager to start treatment right away in order to keep your smile safe. However, you should never commit to any sort of procedure until you’re sure that you have the full story on how it will work and what you can expect to happen. Be sure to ask your periodontist these 3 crucial questions before you begin your gum disease treatment plan.


Boost Your Confidence With Dental Implants

May 22, 2023

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Smiling older woman in dentist’s officeTeeth are meant to last for a lifetime, but that doesn’t happen for many Americans. 120 million adults have lost at least one tooth. If you’re missing a tooth or two, or even an entire arch, your confidence was lost along with them. If you’re embarrassed by gaps in your smile, dental implants can boost your self-esteem. Here are just a few ways they can restore your confidence and change your outlook on life.


Can You Be Too Old for Dental Implants?

March 15, 2023

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older man with dental implants

Now that you’re older, you may find that you’re enjoying retirement and spending more time with family and friends. You are finally getting to do some of the things you’ve always dreamed of now that you have freedom and availability. But what if amidst all this fun and extra time, you discover that you need to replace one or more missing teeth? Life with an incomplete smile can cause much difficulty and stress. Can you be too old for dental implants? Are you stuck pursuing traditional dentures or dental bridges instead? Find out why age is just a number when it comes to restoring your smile.


How Can You Tell if You Have Gingivitis or Gum Cancer?

January 9, 2023

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person with gum disease

It’s morning, and you’re busy brushing your teeth only to discover that your gums appear red and tender. As you look closer, you notice there is a small bump that was not there before, and your soft oral tissues are bleeding. You become panicked and worry that you may have a serious problem on your hands. While it is true that you should not disregard these symptoms, you should not immediately fear the worst. Instead, a dentist is here to explain whether it is gingivitis or gum cancer that you’re dealing with and what you can do to seek help.


4 Things to Avoid After Dental Implant Surgery

December 30, 2022

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3-D diagram of a dental implant

Dental implants have an incredibly high rate of success, but the time when they’re most likely to fail is directly after the procedure. While the jawbone is healing and the dental implant is finding its permanent place in the mouth, there are a few things you might have to abstain from. Here’s what you should avoid in the weeks after your surgery.


8 Things You Didn’t Know Your Dentist Was Doing at Every Checkup

November 16, 2022

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patient visiting dentist in Salt Lake City

Most people think they know what to expect when they show up for their bi-annual checkup. For instance, you might feel like all you have to do is answer a few questions, have your dentist take a look at your smile, clean them, and you’re done! However, there’s far more to this process than you think. Your dentist takes a lot of steps to ensure your oral and overall health is in good shape. Read on to learn which things you didn’t know your dentist was doing at every checkup!

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