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Dental Implants: History and Evolution

August 19, 2022

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person with dental implants smiling

Dental implants are titanium screws that replace the roots of missing pearly whites. They fuse with the bone through osseointegration, which makes them as stable and lifelike as your natural teeth. Modern dental implants are a great way to prevent oral health issues and complete your smile, but they weren’t always as dependable as they are now. Read on to learn about the history of implants as well as how they evolved to become what we’re familiar with today.

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What Causes Yellow Teeth?

June 22, 2022

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Woman looking at smile in mirrorAre you embarrassed by brown or yellow teeth? You are not alone. Tooth discoloration is a common concern amongst adults of all ages. However, did you know not all stains are the same? As a result, there’s not a one-size-fits-all solution to combat the issue. Determining the underlying cause is crucial to creating a personalized treatment plan to reveal brighter teeth. Here’s what you need to know to turn back the clock to restore a white smile.

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Dental Implants After Menopause is Possible

May 20, 2022

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Older woman with dental implants smilingMenopause is a milestone in a woman’s life, marking the end of her reproductive years. As the body’s estrogen levels decrease, post-menopausal women are at risk of certain issues, like low bone density. Since dental implants rely on a strong jaw, many women believe they aren’t an option for replacing their missing teeth, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. It isn’t uncommon for both men and women to experience bone loss, but that doesn’t mean dental implants aren’t an option. Your dentist can create a strong foundation to replace your lost teeth using the next best thing to your own. 

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3 Tips for Talking With Dentures

March 4, 2022

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women talking in Worthington

Have you recently received your dentures? It can be quite exciting to have your smile completely restored, and you’ll enjoy not having to feel self-conscious about your appearance. However, talking with dentures can still prove to be a challenge. Keep reading to learn a few tips for perfecting your speech with your new teeth!

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4 Questions to Ask Your Smile Makeover Dentist

January 18, 2022

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Woman at dentist for a smile makeover consultationEveryone deserves to have a beautiful smile, but few people win the genetic jackpot when it comes to the appearance of their teeth. Not to mention, lifestyle choices, poor oral hygiene, and other issues can contribute to a less than perfect smile. You don’t have to let the weight of tooth discoloration, chips, gaps, or missing teeth affect your self-esteem any longer. You can look and feel your best with a smile makeover. Your first step toward a confident future is scheduling a consultation with your cosmetic dentist. Here are 4 important questions you’ll want to ask during your appointment.

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5 Questions to Ask Your Dentist Before a Smile Makeover

November 17, 2021

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smiling patient after getting a smile makeover in Worthington

If you’re considering getting a smile makeover in Worthington to correct imperfections, it’s important to make sure you’ve thoroughly thought through your decision before taking the plunge. Though smile makeovers are an excellent way of revitalizing your pearly whites, they aren’t cheap and may require a significant time commitment. So you can be sure that you’re making the right choice for your smile, ask your cosmetic dentist these five questions at your consultation.

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What Causes Teeth Shifting?

September 8, 2021

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man with crooked teeth in Worthington

In the United States, 120 million people are missing at least one tooth. This can lead to a variety of oral health issues such as other teeth shifting into the gaps. When teeth shift, this changes your bite and can weaken your remaining teeth. Thankfully, you can take your dental health into your own hands. Here are some common reasons why this happens and methods your dentist may use to prevent teeth shifting.

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3 Tips to Prevent Cavities During Invisalign

August 20, 2021

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Woman holding clear aligner for InvisalignAlthough it is preventable, tooth decay is the biggest threat to the health of your smile. You might believe your teeth are safe from cavities during the next few months because you’re investing in Invisalign, but this isn’t true. In fact, you might you can even have a higher risk for them. The aligners don’t provide a protective barrier for your teeth against cavity-causing bacteria. They can actually trap it between the enamel and aligner. Here’s why it’s more important than ever to step up your oral hygiene routine to prevent cavities during Invisalign.

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Can Diabetics Get Dental Implants?

July 6, 2021

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Woman at dentist for dental implant consultationOver 500,000 people annually are turning to dental implants to replace their missing teeth because they are unlike any other treatment. A dental implant recreates the entire tooth structure, including the root. This allows it to look and function like a real tooth while also potentially lasting for decades with the proper care, like maintaining your oral hygiene. Generally, anyone who has good oral and general health can benefit from dental implants, but what about diabetics? Although there is an increased risk of failure, you might still be a candidate. Here’s what you need to know to make the best decision for your smile.

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Have Dental Implants? Eat These Summer Foods Carefully!

June 4, 2021

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two senior citizens eating corn on the cob

The warmer months call for a season full of backyard BBQs and cookouts. Just the thought of digging into your favorite summer foods is enough to make your mouth water! But if you’re someone who has dental implants or is considering them, it could make eating certain foods a challenge. Read on to learn what you can expect from dental implants and which foods to eat with caution.  

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