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I Have Diabetes. Can I Get Dental Implants?

November 11, 2022

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Person checking blood sugarDental implants are the most reliable solution to treat tooth loss. They are unlike any other treatment because they replicate both the roots and crowns. Most patients with good oral and general health are candidates for the procedure; however, certain underlying medical conditions can complicate the treatment, like diabetes. Don’t worry, here’s how you can replace your missing teeth safely, even if you’re a diabetic. 

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Protect Your Smile This National Dental Hygiene Month with These Tips

October 3, 2022

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A patient smiling and showing off her healthy teeth.

October is National Dental Hygiene Month; but maintaining a bright and white smile doesn’t take much effort and is something you should strive for year-round! Nonetheless, this month is the perfect opportunity to get your oral health back on track to ensure that your pearly whites look their best. Here are four tips from your dentist in Wilton Manors to help you out.

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When is Bone Grafting for Dental Implants Necessary?

September 9, 2022

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Model of bone graft procedureIf you’ve lost a tooth or two, you have more options than ever to replace your missing teeth; however, dental implants are the most reliable method. A dental implant differs from any other treatment because it recreates both the root and the crown. As a result, you must have enough bone density in your jaw to be a candidate for the procedure. Unfortunately, a single missing tooth can cause you to lose up to 25% of your jaw’s density within the first year, which will continue to deteriorate as time passes. Don’t worry, you can still benefit from dental implants, even if you’ve experienced bone loss. Your dentist can create the strong foundation you need with bone grafting. 

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Does Cosmetic Dentistry Hurt?

August 22, 2022

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Cosmetic dentistry describes a section of the dental health field that focuses on correcting aesthetic smile issues, such as stains, chips, cracks, gaps, alignment issues, and misshapen teeth. Many people undergo cosmetic dental treatments as a way of improving their confidence in their smiles. Though these treatments can be beneficial to how your pearly whites look, do they hurt? Read on to learn if cosmetic dentistry hurts as well as what to expect from some popular treatments.

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Busting 4 Myths About OTC Whitening Products

June 10, 2022

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Woman with hand on chin thinkingFew people have white teeth naturally. Not to mention, they change color over the years from various factors, like the foods you eat. Tooth discoloration is a leading concern among adults. If you’re among those who are embarrassed by stains, you’ve probably tried a few OTC teeth whitening products. Although they are widely available at many leading retailers, there’s a lot of misinformation that can put your smile at risk. Contrary to what you might have heard, here are 4 facts behind common at-home teeth whitening myths.

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Can I Brush My Dentures While I Wear Them?

April 1, 2022

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person brushing dentures in Wilton Manors

Now that you’ve replaced your missing teeth with dentures, you can enjoy the many benefits of a fully restored smile! You’ll be able to eat your favorite meals and flash your pearly whites with no worries. And you’ll only have to keep a proper dental hygiene to preserve them. However, is it possible to brush them while wearing them? Read on to learn the proper way for cleaning dentures!

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4 Tips on Caring for Dentures

February 10, 2022

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person caring for dentures

Whether you lost teeth due to decay, injury, or for some other reason, it’s important to have them replaced so you can continue to eat, smile, and speak properly. As a common replacement option, dentures are an excellent way to fill in your smile and regain some of your bite power. Caring for dentures the right way is key to avoiding oral health issues and making sure they continue to function as intended. Read on to learn about four helpful tips that will make it easier for you to take care of your restorations.

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Everything You Need to Know About Adjusting to Implant Dentures

December 17, 2021

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Man with implant dentures leaning on his couch

Implant dentures might feel strange at first, which is normal for any dental prosthetic being placed in your mouth. The good news is that compared to traditional dentures, which are infamous for taking a very long time to get used to, the adjustment period for implant dentures is much shorter. Before you get your new teeth, your dentist can go over the basics of adjusting to implant dentures and give you some tips that can help speed up the process.

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Is Cosmetic Dental Bonding Right for Me?

October 25, 2021

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Image of a chipped front toothThere are more options than ever to create stunning smiles using cosmetic procedures; however, one treatment continues to rank among the top 5 elective services. Dental bonding offers a lot of bang for your buck because it’s versatile, affordable, and convenient. Although it may sound like the answer to your problems, it’s not right for everyone. Here’s what you need to know to invest in a picture-perfect smile.

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Invisalign Travel Tips to Maintain Your Smile on the Move

September 4, 2021

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man smiling holding invisalign

Do you remember when you’d pack your suitcase as a kid to go stay with grandma and grandpa? It always seemed like you were forgetting something. Well, that’s because you did, so you’d often end up having to sleep in grandpa’s oversized pajamas!

These days, you must remember to pack your Invisalign when you are traveling to keep your smile progressing toward perfect. You know the routine of wearing and maintaining your aligners during a normal week at home, but what considerations do you need to be aware of when you are traveling with Invisalign?

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