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5 Ways to Take Better Care of Your Dental Implants

March 14, 2021

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a middle-aged woman leaning on a couch and smiling after receiving her dental implants

No matter where you are in your dental implant process, knowing how to take care of your new teeth is vital to ensuring the lifespan of your smile. While these prosthetics are designed to last a lifetime with proper care, it is up to you to make it happen, which is why a dentist is here to provide insightful tips on dental implant aftercare. Although your investment in time and money is high in the beginning, you can make it worth your while by doing all you can to keep your fully restored smile looking and feeling its best.

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Does Attaching My Dentures to Dental Implants Really Make a Difference?

January 30, 2021

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Closeup of senior woman smiling outside

Dentures have come a long way since they were first invented, especially in the past decade or so. This once obvious, clunky tooth-replacement solution is now known for being extremely lifelike in both look and feel. With that being said, they can still be a bit uncomfortable and embarrassing when they accidentally slip or move unexpectantly. Fortunately, there is a solution: implant dentures. Keep reading to learn more about this modern solution to tooth loss and why you should consider attaching your dentures to dental implants in Houston!

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Why You Should Replace a Missing Back Tooth

January 16, 2021

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Dentist using dental mirror to look at patient's missing tooth

According to the American College of Prosthodontists, nearly 180 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. Fortunately, that’s where solutions like dental bridges and dental implants in Houston come in. All too often, however, patients struggling with one or more missing molars neglect to fill the gap in their smile. After all, if no one can see it, it doesn’t really matter, right? If you’ve found yourself wondering something similar, keep reading to learn the dangers of not replacing missing teeth.

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Binge-Watching TV and Oral Health

December 17, 2020

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person snacking while binge-watching tv

With all of the new and improved streaming services out there, any and every TV show you could possibly want to binge-watch is at your fingertips. If you’re like most people, you likely ended up with a lot more time on your hands during the pandemic, and there’s a good chance you took some of it to catch up on your favorite shows. From 2019 to 2020, subscriptions to a popular streaming platform skyrocketed from 5 million to 167 million! With all this binge-watching, have you stopped to think about how your oral health is being affected? Your dentist on Vintage Park shares the surprising way that binge-watching could be connected to oral issues.

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5 Reasons to Visit the Dentist Before the New Year

September 30, 2020

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a jar of money being saved by visiting the dentist

While it’s only September now, before you know it, Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here. As soon as the new year hits, your dental insurance plan will renew, which is why it’s important to schedule your routine checkup and cleaning or necessary treatment before then. Read on to learn five reasons why there’s no better time to visit your dentist nearby than now, before the holidays are here.

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How to Tell If You Need New Dentures & What to Replace Them with

August 31, 2020

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smiling woman with dentures should consider dental implants

Dentures are a classic, affordable, and quick way to regain a full set of pearly whites. Modern dental technology and high-quality materials have made this traditional tooth replacement option more reliable, lifelike, and resilient than ever. Unfortunately, they don’t last forever. You’ll need to replace them eventually to keep both you and your mouth healthy. Here’s how to tell if it’s time for a new set of dentures and what your replacement options are.

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Why Are My Teeth Sensitive & What Can I Do About It?

August 10, 2020

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Woman with ice cream and toothache because of sensitive teeth

Are you avoiding your favorite warm beverages or cold snacks because you know they’ll make your teeth hurt? Tooth sensitivity is a unique type of toothache that impacts nearly 40 million adults in the US alone. Not only is this uncomfortable sensation distracting and inhibiting, but untreated sensitive teeth can sometimes lead to a dental emergency. Read on to learn what might be causing that pain in your smile and what you can do to get your oral health back on track.

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How To: Handle a Knocked-Out Tooth

July 30, 2020

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Man seeking emergency dentistry for dental injury

Summer is already halfway over, but the weather forecast says the heat isn’t going anywhere anytime soon! To get some much-needed exercise in and blow off some steam, you and your friends decide to schedule a quick game of frisbee before work. All is going well until a rogue throw sends the frisbee straight into your front teeth. In near disbelief, you touch your mouth and realize you are missing a tooth!

Although this situation is anxiety-inducing, it is more common than you think. In fact, 5 million teeth are avulsed annually in sports-related incidents alone. To save your tooth and get the emergency dentistry treatment you need quickly, read on for the five steps of what to do with a knocked-out tooth.

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Dental Emergency in COVID-19? 4 Reasons to Call Your Dentist

May 18, 2020

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Skip this ER and visit your emergency dentist instead during COVID-19If you found yourself with a knocked-out tooth or intense toothache, where would you go for treatment? Recent studies indicate that an overwhelming number of people spend unnecessary time and money taking their dental emergencies to the ER. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever to know where to go if your smile needs immediate help. Here are four reasons you should call your Houston emergency dentist if you need urgent dental care during quarantine.

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Keeping it Clean: Oral Hygiene Habits for Avoiding COVID-19

April 10, 2020

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Family brushing their teeth

Now more than ever, hygiene is crucial. With so much of the world still in quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic, every precaution should be taken to keep you and your family safe, including practicing even safer oral hygiene. Though your oral hygiene regimen may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of spreading or contracting the virus, our oral hygiene appliances get covered in germs daily. This is especially true if you live with others.

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