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Making Adjustments: The First 30 Days with Dentures

May 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmiles @ 2:13 pm
a person holding a glass of room temperature water with dentures in it

Now that you just got your dentures, the days of having immense difficulty eating some of your favorite foods and always hiding your smile are behind you. With your new replacement teeth, you’ll be able to restore your oral function and health, giving you the confidence boost you need to move through life without the cloud of tooth loss looming over you. However, it is important to have realistic expectations of your new prosthetic, because after all, they aren’t your natural teeth. Read on to learn what you can expect as you adjust to your dentures as well as some practices to speed up the process.

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Can I Wear My Dentures All Day & Night?

April 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmiles @ 7:24 pm
dentures in a glass of water

Finally renewing your smile with a set of custom-designed, functional full dentures can be exciting, and while you may be tempted to never want to remove them, that’s not recommended. Your gums support your prosthetics throughout the day, and it’s important for them to have time to rest and recover to avoid sores and pain from developing as a result of having them in 24/7. Read on to learn how wearing them for prolonged periods of time can harm your mouth and how to take proper care of them.

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Can Missing Teeth Change Face Shape?

March 23, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmiles @ 6:04 pm
a hand holding a graphic illustration of a skull

If you’re missing teeth, you may be surprised to know that you’re in the same boat as millions of others in the United States. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 170 million people are missing at least one tooth, while 40 million are missing all of their teeth. Not only can this problem impact your day-to-day life by making tasks like eating and speaking harder, but when left unaddressed, they can also impact your appearance. Read on to learn how missing teeth can affect the look of your face and what you can do to stop other unwanted side-effects.

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4 Ways to Prepare for Your Next Dental Checkup & Cleaning

February 24, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmiles @ 3:18 pm
a father and son flossing their teeth together

The American Dental Association along with dentists everywhere recommend coming in for a professional checkup and cleaning twice a year, or every six months. These appointments play a crucial role in maintaining healthy teeth and gums and helping avoid serious oral problems, like tooth infections and severe cavities. It’s good to come prepared for your appointment to make sure that your dental cleaning doesn’t take longer than necessary and avoid any insurance miscommunications that could make you wait a little longer in the lobby. Read on for four ways you can prepare for your upcoming routine checkup and cleaning.

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What Happens if You Put Off Getting a Root Canal?

January 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmiles @ 5:44 pm
a person holding their mouth in pain

Putting off getting a root canal may seem like a harmless or even good decision, but the consequences of leaving an infected tooth untreated are many. Although root canal therapy has a reputation for being a scary dental procedure, the truth is that it can not only save your tooth and cure your pain, but also prevent other more serious issues from arising down the road. Read on to learn what could happen if you put off receiving necessary root canal therapy.

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What Should You Do if a Veneer Falls Off?

January 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmiles @ 4:34 pm
man smiling who just received dental treatment

Veneers can truly transform your smile, taking gapped, broken, and misaligned teeth and making them appear full, symmetrical, bright, and even. Even with the proper care, these restorations can still accidentally become detached from your tooth, leaving your prepared natural tooth exposed and forcing you to go about your day with a less-than-beautiful smile. In this situation, it’s important to be prepared. Read on to learn how you should handle a veneer falling off a tooth and what you can do to prevent it from happening in the future.  

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Can Veneers Get Cavities?

December 21, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmiles @ 3:07 pm
a computer illustration showing a veneer being placed over a natural tooth

You’ve recently decided to invest in veneers and are excited about the future, but one thing you may not be so sure about is how to take care of your newly improved pearly whites. Veneers are durable and crafted from stain-resistant porcelain, but that doesn’t mean they’re indestructible. Although these sheaths may be a bit more resistant to wear-and-tear than your real teeth, it’s important to keep in mind that your real pearly whites are still hidden beneath them. Read on to learn whether veneers get cavities and what you can do to get the most out of your new-and-improved smile.

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The Truth About Root Canals: Are They Painful?

December 15, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmiles @ 4:06 pm
a person holding their mouth because they have a toothache

One of the most common misconceptions about root canals is that they’re painful. This one rumor often acts as a barrier that keeps people from seeking the emergency dentistry they need to not only preserve their smile, but also keep the problem at-hand from progressing and causing even more damage. If you’re experiencing a severe toothache or any other sign of an infection, you’ll be surprised to learn the truth is about this treatment—which is that it’s actually not painful!

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Do I Still Need a Root Canal if My Tooth Stopped Hurting?

November 16, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmiles @ 6:01 pm
a person holding their face because they have a toothache

One telltale sign that you need a root canal is if you have a persistent toothache that won’t seem to go away. If you choose to wait it out in hopes that the pain will go away, it likely will, but not because the problem disappeared. Despite your best intentions, waiting to address a tooth infection because you don’t want to receive a root canal can cause more harm than good to your smile. Read on to learn whether you need to still receive root canal therapy even if your tooth has stopped hurting.

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4 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Veneers

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmiles @ 5:02 pm
a closeup of a dental veneer

Dental veneers can take a smile riddled with discoloration, damage, and even slight misalignment and transform it into one that’s beautiful, symmetrical, and evokes confidence. If you’ve invested in this cosmetic procedure, it makes sense that you’d want to get the most out of your money by extending the lifespan of your veneers. Read on for four ways you can get the most out of your new-and-improved smile.

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