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Eating and Drinking During All-On-4 Recovery

November 11, 2022

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All-On-4 for top and bottom archesIf you’re ready to replace your missing teeth with All-On-4, you’re making a wise choice. You won’t have to worry about going without any teeth while your jawbone heals because you’ll be fitted with your denture on the same day as your All-On-4 surgery. Although you’ll walk out of your appointment with a new set of pearly whites, you can’t go out for a burger afterward. You’ll have to watch what you eat and drink for a few weeks. Don’t worry, here’s what you can expect during your recovery.

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What are the Best & Worst Halloween Candies for Kids?

October 20, 2022

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Candies that raise the risk of cavities after Halloween

Since Halloween is getting closer, you’re probably hoping your kids will really enjoy the holiday. After all, an evening of trick-or-treating can help take their minds off school and other matters. That said, make sure they don’t eat too many risky candies. Some treats are worse for teeth than others and could lead to cavities after Halloween. As for which is which, your North Grafton dentist can give you some pointers. Read on to learn the best and worst Halloween candy for children’s oral health.

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3 Ways to Maximize Your Dental Insurance Benefits in 2022

September 29, 2022

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dental insurance paperwork

With only a few months left before the end of the year, you may be thinking about what you can do to maximize your dental insurance benefits. You keep up with your oral health quite well throughout the year but at your most recent visit, you learned you could use a dental filling because of a small cavity that has formed. You might be thinking about waiting until after the new year to undergo treatment, but it will end up costing more if you do. So, if you want to learn how you can save when it comes to dental care, here are three ways to get the most out of your policy before your benefits expire.  

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Why Seniors Should Consider an In-House Membership Plan

September 9, 2022

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Senior man smiling in mirror at dentist's office

Did you recently retire, losing access to your dental insurance plan? Then you may assume that visiting your dentist is no longer something you can afford. The good news is that’s not the case! In-house dental membership plans allow you to get the high-quality dentistry you deserve without going beyond your monthly budget. To learn more about this financial solution, keep reading!

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4 Awesome Benefits of Zirconia Dental Implants

August 2, 2022

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A zirconia dental implant against a black background.

Dental implants have completely revolutionized modern dentistry! These awesome implants are able to fully replicate teeth in terms of looks, feel, and functionality, making them one of the best available options for replacing lost pearly whites. That said, there are actually different types of dental implants, depending on the material used to craft them; traditionally, the posts of implants have been made from titanium, but recently, zirconia has become an emerging and effective option. Here’s more from your dentist about four of the amazing benefits of opting for zirconia dental implants to replace your missing teeth.

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Why Should You Replace a Missing Back Tooth?

June 22, 2022

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patient with missing back tooth North Grafton

While most people will eagerly replace a missing front tooth, some may hesitate at the idea of replacing a missing back tooth. Since the gap is less visible, you may think it’s not necessary to address it. However, missing teeth is more than just a cosmetic issue – it can be detrimental to your oral health. Read on to learn about the consequences of ignoring a missing back tooth and why you should consider getting dental implants in North Grafton.

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5 Tips to Help You Choose a Cosmetic Dentist

June 8, 2022

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patient talking with a cosmetic dentist in North Grafton

Do you have discolored or stained teeth? Are you struggling with minor imperfections like chips or cracks in your smile? If so, then you may be considering getting cosmetic dentistry. But how do you know which dental professional will be a good fit for you? Keep reading to learn five tips on choosing a cosmetic dentist that’ll help you achieve your dental needs.

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What Are Some New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Smile?

December 4, 2021

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couple celebrates new year's with sparklers

If you think about it, most New Year’s resolutions center on increasing either your health or your wealth. Well, what about setting up a win-win situation to boost them both?

The answer is clear – improve your oral health. You’ll help ensure your general health and that your wallet doesn’t get too thin. Keep reading to learn ways to step up your dental hygiene and your dietary decisions, as well as methods to shut down dry mouth, from your dentist in North Grafton.

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Why You May Need Root Canal Retreatment

October 6, 2021

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patient getting tooth retreated with a root canal in North Grafton

In the past, you underwent root canal therapy to have a tooth treated for a severe infection. During your biannual cleaning and checkup at your dentist’s office, they told you that they discovered new issues with the tooth and the root canal will need to be redone. Though root canal therapy has more than a 95% success rate and rarely ever fails, there are still many reasons why a tooth may need to be retreated. Continue reading to learn more about some of the most common reasons why your tooth needs to be retreated and what you can expect during the process.

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Should You See Your Emergency Dentist for Facial Swelling?

August 26, 2021

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Woman with facial swelling

If you’re dealing with a dental problem, you reach out to your emergency dentist. But it isn’t always easy to tell whether or not the problem you’re dealing with is a dental emergency. Can it wait a day or two? The truth is that facial swelling can be very serious and should be seen by an emergency dentist right away. It could point to a much more serious issue that needs immediate attention. Here are some of the causes of facial swelling and what you should do about it.

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