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Which Type of Milk is Best for Your Smile?

August 26, 2022

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3 containers of milkYou’ve probably heard that milk does the body good, but it’s important for more than strong bones. Milk is also vital for a healthy smile because it’s loaded with nutrients, like calcium, vitamin D, and phosphorus. The 3 nutrients are the building blocks for strong enamel, making your teeth more resistant to decay and erosion. Milk is an easy way to support your oral health because 1 glass contains as much calcium as 2 ¼ cups of broccoli. However, not all types of milk are the same, and some can do more harm than good. Here’s the best milk to support a healthy, beautiful smile. 


Managing a Dental Emergency While Traveling

July 7, 2022

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Man carrying luggageYou have spent a lot of time and money planning the perfect vacation; however, you probably didn’t factor a dental emergency into your travel plans. If you are like most people, you may never have expected to find yourself in this position, but 1 in 6 Americans has a dental emergency annually. Although there’s never a good time to need an emergency dentist, an oral health issue while you are out of town can make a difficult situation even more stressful. You don’t want to wait until you get back home to address the problem or you might lose your tooth. Instead, here’s what you should do when experiencing a dental emergency while on vacation.


4 Reasons Why You Should Choose Invisalign Over DIY Clear Aligners

June 3, 2022

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Person holding an Invisalign clear aligner.

When it comes to correcting crooked and misaligned teeth, Invisalign is one of the hottest treatment options available. These clear aligners have taken the world of modern dentistry by storm, and many patients are turning towards Invisalign to achieve straighter and healthier smiles. That said, there are many “do-it-yourself” alternatives out there that claim to offer the same results as Invisalign—but do they actually? Here are four reasons why Invisalign outperforms other DIY options and why it’s a highly recommended option for straightening your smile.


Is Sedation Dentistry Safe If I’m Pregnant?

May 17, 2022

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pregnant woman taking dental sedation in Manchester

Keeping your teeth clean and safe is essential for both your dental health and overall well-being. For this reason, you should consider getting regular dental care at all stages of your life, including pregnancy. And if you tend to feel anxious or nervous about treatment, you may be able to receive sedation therapy to help you relax throughout your appointment. But is this safe if you’re with child? Keep reading to learn the safety of dental sedation for pregnant women and which types to consider!


How Do I Determine If I’m a Good Candidate for Nitrous Oxide Sedation?

April 4, 2022

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If you’ve ever felt nervous at the dentist, consider yourself in the majority. In fact, it’s estimated that approximately three-quarters of Americans experience at least mild dental anxiety. Maybe you’ve heard about a bad experience someone else had at the dentist or the sound of the drill gets to you – whatever the reason, nitrous oxide sedation can enable you to get the treatment you need while you remain calm and collected. Though this invisible gas is highly effective, it’s not for everyone. Keep reading to learn from your dentist in Manchester how it works, why it’s helpful, and who is a viable candidate to benefit from it.


What Does Aftercare Look Like Following All-on-4 Surgery?

February 15, 2022

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Man resting after completing All-on-4 surgery

One of the most comprehensive solutions to severe tooth loss today is All-on-4 dental implants. While you can replace an entire arch of teeth (or both arches if needed), all-on-4 surgery does require a strong commitment to consistent aftercare to prevent complications. Ahead of your surgery (and before you leave), the dentist will break down the most important steps to keep in mind. However, you can also read over these tips today; just keep reading to hear a dentist break down the essentials of All-on-4 aftercare.


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.


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.


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.


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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