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Can Dentures Prevent Bone Loss?

December 3, 2020

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Dentures

Are you missing teeth? You certainly aren’t alone! Approximately 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth while 40 million are missing all of their teeth. Many of these people seek tooth replacement options but the question ultimately is: dentures or dental implants? While they both have their advantages, only one provides jawbone preservation as a benefit. Continue reading to learn more about bone loss and how to prevent it.

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Enjoy Thanksgiving with Dental Implants

November 20, 2020

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Man eating with dental implants at Thanksgiving dinner.Your teeth are meant to last forever, but that isn’t a reality for many Americans. Despite the latest innovations in dentistry, missing teeth is still a prevalent problem. If you’ve experienced tooth loss, your confidence wasn’t the only thing lost along with your teeth. Your diet might not include certain foods because they became almost impossible to chew. Although traditional prosthetics replaced your teeth, they still don’t feel natural. You don’t need to avoid your favorite foods on Thanksgiving. Instead, you can gain the next best thing to your real teeth. This holiday season, experience the difference when eating with dental implants.

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Is Cosmetic Dentistry Right for You?

October 5, 2020

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Woman at cosmetic dentist

Are you shy to smile due to insecurities you have about your teeth? Everybody wants to feel confident and good about themselves when showing off their smile. Fortunately, if you aren’t feeling 100% about how yours looks, you have options. Cosmetic dentistry is a big commitment, so you want to make sure that you are making the right decision. Continue reading to learn more from your dentist so you can figure out if any cosmetic dental treatments out there are right for you.

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Why Do So Many People Have Cracked Teeth During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

September 14, 2020

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young woman with cracked teeth talking to her dentist

When COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, nonessential businesses like restaurants and bookstores shut down. Everyone who could work from home, did. Ever since then, dentists all over the country have seen a dramatic increase in the number of patients with dental emergencies, such as cracked teeth, sensitivity, migraines, and jaw pain. Keep reading to learn the reason behind this uptick in oral health issues, and how you can protect your smile from damage.

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Why Your Dentist’s Office Is One of the Safest Places to Be Right Now

August 21, 2020

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Senior patient smiling at routine dental appointment

In March, our lives changed exponentially as COVID-19 became a worldwide pandemic. Fortunately, face coverings, social distancing measures, and extensive hand hygiene have made the transition into our “new normal” possible. However, since significant research is still underway on this novel virus, many patients believe postponing their routine dental visit is the responsible thing to do. However, a dentist in Naples, FL is sharing three reasons why your dentist’s office is one of the safest places to be!

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How Can Binge-Watching Netflix Impact Your Oral Health?

July 24, 2020

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person binge-watching Netflix shows and holding a remote to their TV

With the internet and world at your fingertips, sometimes it’s difficult to drag yourself away from a screen to take care of other things in your life, especially in the time of COVID-19. While you’re cooped up in your home, putting on your favorite shows can help pass the time by without allowing you to dwell on how long it’s been since you’ve left your apartment. Unfortunately, the lack of routine and frequent stream of entertainment could impact your oral health. Read on to learn how binge-watching can keep you from taking care of your smile if you’re not mindful.

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5 Ways Smiling Benefits You

July 16, 2020

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Man smiling

Many of our favorite memories surround happiness and laughter. Smiling often communicates to others that you are happy about something, but did you know that showing off your teeth also has many different positive effects on your health? If you needed any more of a reason to do so, here are five of them! Continue reading to learn more from your dentist about the benefits of smiling so you have an excuse to do it more often.

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5 Ways Drinking Water Keeps You & Your Smile Healthy in COVID-19

May 18, 2020

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Healthy woman drinks water as recommended by her Naples dentistWhen you think about the best ways to keep your smile healthy, staying hydrated probably isn’t the first activity that comes to mind. Even so, drinking plenty of water throughout the day is just as important for the health of your teeth and gums as a regular dental routine! In fact, staying hydrated plays a key role in nearly every aspect of your wellbeing! Your Naples dentist shares five reasons why you should be drinking plenty of water every day, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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How Old is Your Toothbrush? It May Be Time to Replace It

March 11, 2020

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Clean, new toothbrush next to a frayed one that needs to be replacedWhen was the last time you took a close look at your toothbrush? Even though we use it every day, most of us don’t realize when our toothbrush has lost its effectiveness. However, if the bristles are frayed, flattened, or discolored, it may be doing your teeth more harm than good. Your local Naples dentist explains how to tell when it’s time for a new brush, and what can happen if you keep using your old one.

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Bad Breath? Keep Your Smile Fresh with These 9 Easy Tips

February 7, 2020

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Embarrassed man covering mouth with bad breath needs his Naples dentistHow does your breath smell? It can be difficult to judge its odor yourself, so you may not know that you have bad breath until someone tells you. Studies estimate more than 80 million people suffer from this embarrassing situation on a daily basis. Thankfully, there are a variety of ways to fight off halitosis by keeping your mouth clean and healthy. Try these nine easy tips from your Naples dentist to keep your breath and your smile fresh.

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