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How Can Dental Implants Help Me Live Longer?

October 4, 2021

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mature man smiling outdoors

If you’re familiar with dental implants, you’ve probably heard about how they can improve your smile. While that’s true, the bigger news might be that they can improve your life expectancy!

Tooth loss can lead to a lot of health issues, so it’s important to decide on some form of replacement sooner rather than later. Keep reading to learn how dental implants in Burlington can make a significant difference for you to live longer while looking good doing it.


How Chewing on Ice Can Damage Your Smile

August 10, 2021

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woman chewing on ice cube

After finishing an ice-cold drink, do you like to chew on the leftover ice cubes? It’s a common habit that most people are guilty of, especially during the hot summer months. Unfortunately, chewing on ice is not as harmless as it may seem. You’ve probably been told to kick that habit to the curb, but are you having a hard time doing so? Read on to learn how it can damage your smile and a few alternatives so you can safely get your fix.


4 Unique Benefits of Titanium Dental Implants

June 26, 2021

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a digital image of a dental implant and all its parts

When it comes to dental implants, there are many different brands, manufacturers, sizes, and materials. As a result, it can make a person wonder why certain ones are better than others. If you are suffering from tooth loss of any kind and are considering these permanent prosthetics to rebuild your smile, here are 4 unique benefits of titanium dental implants you may not have considered.


Busting 5 Myths About Dental Implants

April 18, 2021

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Facts about dental implant mythsIf you have an incomplete smile, you have more options than ever to replace your missing teeth. As an alternative to traditional treatments, many people are choosing dental implants to fill the gaps, but are they right for you? In addition to their benefits, you’ve also likely heard several misconceptions about the procedure. Don’t let dental implant myths prevent you from enjoying the closest thing to your natural teeth. Here are the facts you need to make the best decision for your smile.


A Healthy Heart Relies on a Healthy Smile

February 2, 2021

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heart illustration

When you first think about the month of February, you are probably focused on Valentine’s Day, but you have another reason to be thinking about your heart. This month is Heart Health Month! There is no better time for you to be learning about how your cardiovascular and oral health are related. In order to keep your heart in good shape, it is important that you are focused on your oral hygiene. Read on to learn about the relationship between your heart and your smile.


How Many Bacteria Live in My Mouth?

January 7, 2021

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Oral bacteria under a microscope. You may not want to think about it, but did you know your mouth is home to bacteria? In fact, there are between 500 and 650 different species of oral bacteria in your mouth at any given time. Although the thought might make you cringe, not all bacteria are bad. Some are influential to a healthy smile; however, it’s important to maintain a balance between the beneficial and harmful species in your mouth. Here’s what you need to know to keep your teeth and gums healthy.


How to Keep Your Child’s Teeth Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

December 30, 2020

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Two children blowing their nose

As a parent, it can be heart-wrenching to see your little one struggling with a stuffy nose, nasty cough, and body aches. However, between cough syrups, relaxed oral hygiene routine, and everything else that comes with a typically sick day, their oral health may take a serious hit. To prevent that from happening, here are a few practices to abide by this cold and flu season!


How to Combat 4 Common Winter Mouth Issues

November 4, 2020

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Man with chapped lips

Winter is almost here! The weather is getting colder and the days are becoming shorter. While this is a wonderful time for cozying up by the fire with a hot cup of cocoa, many people find themselves dealing with some frustrating winter mouth issues without knowing how to resolve them. Fortunately, your dentist is here to help. Continue reading to learn more about oral health issues that you may experience this winter and what you can do to resolve them.


It’s Pumpkin Spice Season! How Hot Drinks Affect Your Teeth

October 13, 2020

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Closeup of seasonal hot drinks next to other fall foods

As the year winds down and the weather gets colder, many of us will be staying warm with our favorite seasonal hot drinks. Now is the perfect time to cozy up on the couch with a mug of hot chocolate, warm apple cider, or a pumpkin spice latte. However, have you ever wondered to yourself “Are hot drinks bad for my teeth?” Read on to find out how these delicious fall beverages are affecting your teeth and what you can do to keep your smile healthy and sparkling all throughout pumpkin spice season.


Can You Put a Knocked-Out Tooth Back in Its Socket Yourself?

September 29, 2020

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man with mouth pain due to knocked-out tooth

An estimated five million people in the United States get a tooth knocked out of their mouth every year, according to the American Association of Endodontists. Whether it happens while tripping, playing sports, or even walking into a glass door, it’s important that you take the proper steps to preserve the tooth so that your dentist has the best chance of saving it. You may have heard that you should store a dislodged tooth in its socket to keep it alive until you can reach your dentist’s office. Is it really possible to put a knocked-out tooth back into its socket by yourself? Keep reading below to find out.

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