Should I Go to the ER or See My Emergency Dentist?

April 12, 2024

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Lady has oral pain

Oral health emergencies cannot be predicted, but knowing how to get the care you need when you need it can save you from a lot of suffering. If you’ve been suddenly struck with a sudden toothache or an oral injury, you’re probably quite interested in knowing whether you should go to the emergency room or head to your emergency dentist’s office for care. Here’s a brief overview of which provider is best for which oral health emergencies.

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I’m Interested in Getting Dentures. How Long Does It Take to Get Them?

March 13, 2024

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Dentures

Many people deal with the loss of several, many, or all of their teeth, and this can cause significant quality-of-life issues by making it more difficult to chew thoroughly and smile confidently. This affects both a person’s social life by making them shy about showing off a friendly grin and their overall health by limiting the variety of nutritious foods they can enjoy. Thankfully, modern dentures are a fantastically lifelike and incredibly comfortable solution to tooth loss that allows many people to enjoy having a full smile again. Here’s how long it can take to get a set of your own.

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A Brief History of Teeth Whitening, History’s Oldest Cosmetic Dental Treatment

February 6, 2024

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Close up with white teeth

No matter who you talk to, it seems like just about everyone you meet is interested in a white smile. Just about everyone fantasizes about having a set of gleaming pearly whites, which is part of why teeth whitening is such a popular cosmetic treatment.

As it turns out, the fascination with a whiter smile is far from new. People have been trying to remove stains from their teeth for millennia, and the methods they’ve used have advanced incredibly over time. If you want to get a full appreciation for how far cosmetic dentistry has come, here’s a brief history of teeth whitening.

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Rediscovering Your Smile: Can You Get Dentures After Prolonged Tooth Loss?

January 12, 2024

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A new pair of dentures ready for its owner

Losing teeth can really bring you down and cause problems for your oral health. However, it’s never too late to regain a beautiful smile and improve your quality of life. If you’ve been without teeth for a while, you may wonder if dentures are still a viable option for restoring your smile. If you want to learn more about how dentures provide a renewed sense of confidence and functionality, even after prolonged tooth loss, read on!

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How Could Dental Implants Help Me Live Longer?

December 13, 2023

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Dental implant

Dental implants have long been renowned for the benefits they can bring to a patient’s self-image and oral health, but many people may not be aware of all the good they can do for their overall well-being. Because they look and work just like real teeth, dental implants can help a patient feel better, stay healthier, and live longer. Here are a few ways that dental implants can help extend your lifespan.

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How Tooth Extractions Actually Feel

November 7, 2023

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3D render of a tooth extraction

One of the last things that dental patients want to hear is that they need a tooth extraction. The phrase “pulling teeth” conjures all kinds of unpleasant images for people, and it leads to them dreading the procedure as a whole.

Fortunately, the procedure isn’t nearly as harsh as you may believe, so if you have a tooth extraction scheduled soon, there’s some good news in store for you. Here’s what a tooth extraction actually feels like, and what you can anticipate from the procedure.

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My Dental Crown Fell Off My Tooth; What Now?

October 13, 2023

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Man has tooth pain

Dental crowns protect compromised teeth while restoring much of their original strength and appearance. They may be placed after an injury, extensive tooth decay, or as part of a dental treatment like a root canal, and with proper care, they can last for up to fifteen years or more. Here’s what to do if your crown falls out before it’s due to be replaced.

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Dental Discoveries: How Teeth Shed Light on Ancient Lives

September 8, 2023

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A mother and daughter looking at a display case of old teeth in a museum

If you’ve ever walked the halls of a museum, staring at the skeletons of ancient beasts and men, you might start to wonder how we know anything about how they lived. The truth is that many of the secrets of the past were revealed through archeologists studying the teeth of your ancestors.

But what kinds of stories can these discoveries tell? How will the present be remembered in the future through tiny bones? If you’re curious to find these answers, continue reading.

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How Much Enamel Is Taken Out To Place Veneers?

August 6, 2023

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veneers being placed on a smile

If you’re someone who is interested in completely changing the way that your smile looks, it’s hard to do any better than veneers. With just one procedure, and across just two appointments, you can dramatically alter both the look and the feel of your teeth.

You might have heard that getting your veneers will entail removing a small portion of your enamel. If you want to know why that is, and how much will need to be removed, here’s what you should know.

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What are the Benefits of Tooth Extraction?

June 8, 2023

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A closeup of an extracted tooth held by dental forceps

As it happens, qualified dentists view tooth-pulling as a last resort. They’ll only perform it when there’s no better option available. That said, the benefits of tooth extraction are actually many and varied. The treatment has a range of upsides despite its somewhat fearsome reputation. If you want to learn about them, your local Spring Hill dentist will happily explain. Here are four real but lesser-known benefits of the tooth extraction procedure.

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