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Brushing Dentures While They’re in Your Mouth – Do or Don’t?

September 9, 2021

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doctor holding toothbrush and dentures

Since a key part of taking care of one’s dentures is keeping them clean, it may seem easier to just brush them while they’re in your mouth. But just because something is easy doesn’t always mean it’s the right choice for your oral health needs. Here’s why cleaning dentures while they’re in your mouth is not always the best idea.

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5 Tips for Eating with Dentures

August 23, 2021

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Older couple eating outdoorsYour teeth are essential for more than just a beautiful smile. If you’ve experienced significant tooth loss, you know just how challenging it can be to eat. Many people who have lost most or all their natural teeth eventually cut certain foods from their diet because they are just too difficult to chew. Not only are you missing out on your favorite meals, but you may also develop nutritional deficiencies. Thankfully, those are concerns of the past because you’ve invested in dentures. Advancements in dentistry allow them to look and feel more realistic than ever, so you can enjoy your favorite foods again; however, it will take some time to get used to your new smile. Don’t worry, here are 5 tips to help you adjust to eating with dentures.

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Which Type of Milk is Best for Your Smile?

July 9, 2021

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Different types of milk on a tableIf you remember the TV commercials in the 90s, you’ve heard the phrase “Milk: It Does a Body Good,” but did you know it’s equally beneficial for your smile? 99% of your body’s calcium is stored in your teeth and bones, making it the most common mineral in your body. The National Institute of Health suggests a daily intake of 200mg to 1,300mg of calcium depending on age beginning at birth. Drinking a cold glass of milk provides protein, calcium, phosphorus, and many other vital minerals and nutrients your teeth need to stay strong. Here’s how to choose the best type of milk for teeth to ensure they last for a lifetime.

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Am I Eligible to Receive IV Sedation?

June 14, 2021

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an up-close image of an IV sedation drip in Colchester

Do you suffer from extreme dental anxiety? Are you preparing to undergo complex procedures that require you to remain still for extended periods of time? If so, you may be a qualified candidate for IV sedation. Of course, it is necessary that your dentist discuss your medical history before clearing you for treatment, so which criteria must you meet to receive this form of sedation? A qualified professional is here to explain.

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5 Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

May 2, 2021

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Woman being administered nitrous oxoide

Did you know that you need to see your dentist every six months for cleanings and checkups? Dental anxiety and phobia are things that keep many people from attending their regular visits. The good news is that sedation dentistry is available to help patients relax while receiving dental treatment, and there are numerous other benefits that come along with it. Continue reading to learn more about the benefits of sedation dentistry.

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World Autism Awareness Day: Help Your Loved One Smile!

April 2, 2021

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World Autism Awareness Day graphic

It’s April 2nd, which means that it’s World Autism Awareness Day – one special day out of the year that brings awareness to people with autistic spectrum disorders like Autism and Asperger syndrome. If you have a child or loved one with autism, you’re probably familiar with some of the daily issues they may face. But did you know that those with autism are more likely to develop oral health problems? Read to learn how you can help your loved one stay happy and healthy for World Autism Awareness Day and beyond with some easy yet effective dental hygiene tips.

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4 Real Dangers of Getting Mail-In Clear Aligners

February 26, 2021

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Closeup of clear aligner

At first glance, mail-in clear aligners seem like the genuine article. After all, the trays look similar to the Invisalign ones and their marketing campaign is extremely effective at convincing patients that you can get safe, effective treatment at a fraction of the price. What they don’t share, however, are the countless lawsuits they are battling from previous users and dental associations alike. Keep reading to learn four dangers of using mail-order braces over tried-and-true solutions, like Invisalign in Colchester.

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5 Smile-Friendly Holiday Foods

December 19, 2020

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Holiday dinnerOne of the most exciting parts of the holiday season is all of the delicious food that you can expect. With large family meals as well as sweet baked goods, this time of year definitely isn’t the greatest for the waistline. Unfortunately, your teeth are bound to suffer as well if you aren’t careful. The good news is that not all holiday foods are bad for your smile. Continue reading to learn more from your dentist in Colchester about which foods you should stick to during this time of year.

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5 Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

November 29, 2020

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Tooth-colored fillingIf you go back in time a little bit, your only option for filling cavities would have been metal amalgam fillings. The truth is that they have many benefits, but also some drawbacks. They are durable, affordable, and last a while before you need to have them replaced. However, they aren’t the healthiest option, and many people are self-conscious of them because they are dark and obvious when you open your mouth to chew or smile. The good news is that you have another option today: tooth-colored fillings. A dentist in Colchester shares what the benefits of this type of filling are. (more…)

Ceramic VS Titanium: Which Dental Implant is Best?

September 2, 2020

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Image of ceramic dental implants in Colchester.If you’ve lost a tooth, you don’t have to settle for anything less than the best when choosing a dental prosthetic. Now, you can enjoy a nearly perfect replica of your natural tooth using dental implants in Colchester. Unlike any other treatment, it rebuilds the tooth from the root up. Nowadays, you have a couple of options when choosing the material for your post. How do you know which is the ideal one for you? Here’s what you need to know to pick the right one to support your new smile.
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