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Procedural Preparedness: How to Get Ready for Dental Implant Surgery

June 14, 2024

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Patient talking to the dentist about dental implant surgery

Dental implant surgery can totally transform your smile and restore your oral health with its many benefits. As you get ready for this significant procedure, proper preparation is key to ensure the most comfortable recovery. But what can you do to make sure your dental implants are successful before they’re even placed? Continue reading to find some essential tips to help you prepare yourself for dental implants.


Ready for Recovery: Caring for Your Mouth After a Wisdom Tooth Extraction

December 5, 2023

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A row of toy wooden teeth with toy forceps pulling one

It’s natural to feel nervous about your upcoming wisdom tooth extraction. Though it’s a routine procedure, it does have some potential risks and complications like any other surgery. That means it’s important to care for yourself properly afterward. Following your dentist’s aftercare instructions is the best way to heal as quickly as possible without developing any problems. If you’re curious about what to expect from your recovery, keep reading to find out!


Lost a Dental Filling? What’s Your Action Plan?

November 21, 2023

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A man smiling after having his dental filling replaced.

Whether it’s a sudden crunch on a popcorn kernel or the gradual wear and tear over time, losing a dental filling can happen in an instant. Those who have gone through it before know it’s not a pleasant experience. If you haven’t yet had a dental filling come loose—that’s good! But what would you do if it did happen?

Continue reading to find a step-by-step guide to handle the situation if you find yourself with a lost dental filling.


Are You Scared Yet? Here Are Some Frightening Dental Health Statistics

October 13, 2023

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Woman looks scared

Jack-o-lanterns are lots of fun, but they aren’t known for having the best teeth in the world. Unfortunately, that’s an all-too-common problem for people too. Given that oral health issues are almost completely preventable with proper oral hygiene, smart eating decisions, and regular dental appointments, gum disease and tooth decay are much more prevalent than they have to be. Here are some scary dental health statistics to inspire you to stay on the white and shiny path to excellent oral health.


Getting Ready for Coronation Day: How Do Dentists Prepare Teeth for Crowns?

September 13, 2023

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Smiling dentist

A dental crown can restore a tooth to its original appearance and save it from extraction after injury or severe decay. They are incredibly common restorations in part because they are so durable and versatile. They can last for up to twenty years with proper maintenance, and modern dentistry allows them to appear completely natural and be placed in one visit through CEREC technology. If you have a dental crown appointment coming up, here’s what you can expect from the procedure.


Protecting Your Dental Implants by Managing Bruxism

August 11, 2023

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A woman in bed rubbing her jaw due to teeth grinding

Losing a tooth can be difficult, both physically and emotionally. Dental implants are the best solution for this problem, but if you also grind your teeth, there can understandably be a bit of apprehension in seeking out the treatment.

After all, dental implants are a big expenditure, and bruxism (the clinical term for impulsive teeth grinding) can put that investment at risk. Read on to learn about steps you can take to manage your bruxism and keep your implants healthy.


Are DIY Replacement Teeth Harmful?

July 6, 2023

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Closeup of missing tooth

If you’re missing one or more teeth, you know how challenging it can be to complete tasks that you once found easy. Tooth loss can also lead to additional oral health issues, like bone loss, misalignment, and more. You may have heard about some DIY tooth replacement options some people have been opting for as opposed to seeing a dental professional. Continue reading to learn why this isn’t the best solution.


4 Confidence-Boosting Perks of Dental Implants

June 15, 2023

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A confident older man happy with his dental implants

It’s only natural to feel nervous if you’re missing teeth. After all, a smile affected by tooth loss isn’t a pretty sight. Your gapped grin could be a source of insecurity and even depression. Luckily, a solution to this problem already exists: dental implants can boost your confidence by restoring your smile! You see, these prosthetics have features that improve your body image. To learn more, here’s a summary of four such factors from your local Lynchburg dentist.


How Does Exercise Affect Oral Health?

May 5, 2023

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person smiling and exercising

Regular exercise is a great way to improve your physical fitness and overall well-being. It can strengthen your body, build muscle, reduce stress, and promotes better sleep. However, it’s important to be aware that exercising regularly can also have some effects on your oral health. Read on to learn more about the potential impacts of exercise on your oral health and how you can safeguard your mouth from potential harm.


Why Toothpicks are Dangerous—and What to Use Instead

April 7, 2023

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someone holding a toothpick and covering their mouth

When you’ve finished a big meal, you probably want to reach for whatever you can to get any leftover gunk out of your teeth. A lot of the time, that’s a toothpick—plenty of people carry them around, and restaurants often keep them by the front exit.

However, the uncomfortable truth is that toothpicks can do more harm than good. If you’re wondering why that could be the case, here are a few reasons these tools can be dangerous. 

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