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5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Smile

December 10, 2021

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friends with healthy smiles in Manchester holding sparklers

With the new year approaching, you may be thinking about what resolutions you want to come true. Maybe you want to try more restaurants. Or maybe you want to get a promotion at work. With limitless possibilities, have you ever considered making New Year’s resolutions for your oral health? Read on for five ideas on New Year’s resolutions you can make for a healthy smile.

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4 Tips to Stay on Track with Invisalign Treatment During the Holiday Season

November 18, 2021

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smiling woman with Invisalign wearing a Santa hat and white sweater

Whether you’re traveling across the country, inviting friends and family to your home, or simply catching up with loved ones over video calls, the holiday season is a busy time for everyone. In the hustle and bustle of buying gifts, making plans, and attending holiday events, it’s all too easy for Invisalign patients to let their treatment fall by the wayside. However, if you don’t wear your clear aligners properly, you could end up falling behind and having to wait much longer to achieve straight teeth. To stay on track with your Invisalign during the holiday season, keep these four tips in mind.

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5 Reasons Summer is Great for Getting Dental Implants

June 13, 2021

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Older man with dental implants smilingIf you’ve been waiting for the perfect time to replace your missing teeth with dental implants, this is your chance. There isn’t any better time than summer to rebuild your smile using a solution that can last for a lifetime. As you soak up the sunshine, here are 5 reasons to take a break from the pool to treat your tooth loss before the end of the season.

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Do Dentures Stop Bone Loss? Here’s What You Should Know

April 20, 2021

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Diagram of an implant denture

If you are missing multiple teeth, it’s important to keep in mind that you are far from the only one. In fact, roughly 187 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, with tens of millions missing all of their teeth. As a result, people often consider dentures to rebuild their smile quickly and affordably. Unfortunately, dentures only go so far in the tooth replacement process. For example, if you want to protect your bone health, as well as take back your smile, you’ll want to keep reading.

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How Long Does It Take to Get Dentures?

February 3, 2021

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Collection of full and partial dentures on white background

According to the American College of Prosthodontists, approximately 40 million Americans are missing all of their teeth. Are you one of them? Then you probably already know how missing teeth can lower your self-esteem and make it harder to eat a balanced diet. Fortunately, traditional dentures can restore the appearance and function of your smile – probably in just a few weeks! If you are tired of living without most or all of your teeth, dentures may be the perfect tooth replacement solution for you. Want to know more? From start to finish, here’s a breakdown of the process of getting dentures.

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Holiday Foods for Denture Wearers to Avoid and Enjoy

November 2, 2020

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Dinner table covered with holiday foods

Whether you’re doing the cooking or the taste-testing, it goes without saying that holiday foods often encourage holiday cheer. Unfortunately, some seasonal eats are not ideal for denture wearers. Dentures are very delicate, so the foods you indulge in can cause more damage than you may think. Keep reading to learn which foods you can enjoy and which you should avoid altogether!

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How Many Dental Implants Will I Need to Support a Denture?

October 27, 2020

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full denture on bottom arch retained by dental implants

For patients who are sick and tired of a traditional denture sliding around and making it difficult to talk and eat, dental implants present a wonderful alternative. Because they’re firmly embedded in your jawbone, you won’t have to worry about them slipping out of place and creating awkward moments. The only question is, how many dental implants will you need to support a denture? The amount can vary from two to eight implants per jaw. To find out how many you’ll need, you’ll have to answer the following four questions.

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Summer Foods You Can Enjoy with Dental Implants

July 17, 2020

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Illustration of dental implant in Manchester

When you’re missing teeth, you can run into many problems both related to your health and how easy it is for your mouth to function on a regular basis. If you don’t replace them, you could experience speech issues, jawbone deterioration, early aging, low confidence, misaligned teeth, and difficulty chewing. Staying away from your favorite foods often becomes the norm. Fortunately, with dental implants in Manchester, it doesn’t have to be! Read on to learn about all of the summer foods you can enjoy, and which ones you should be more careful about.

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Now Is the Best Time to Get a Straight Smile with ClearCorrect!

June 17, 2020

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Woman with straight teeth smiles after using ClearCorrect

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, video calls have become an important way to connect with others while maintaining social distancing. Whether you’re virtually meeting with family, friends, or coworkers, your smile is being broadcasted farther than ever before. Suddenly, it can feel like there’s a spotlight on your crooked teeth. Thankfully, you can get a straight smile that you can’t wait to show off thanks to a modern orthodontic treatment called ClearCorrect!

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Why Do I Need to Rinse Before the Dentist?

May 11, 2020

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Oral hygiene products and mouthwash for COVID-19.Our way of life has changed to limit the spread of COVID-19. Besides social distancing and wearing personal protection, you’ll also notice a few differences when visiting your dentist, like being asked to use a mouthrinse before seeing your dentist. Although mouthwash gives you minty fresh breath, it also serves another purpose. Here’s why your dentist is asking you to use a mouthrinse before your appointment.

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