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Will Dental Implants Keep You Grounded at the Airport?

September 4, 2021

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“I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date! No time to say ‘hello, goodbye,’ I’m late, I’m late, I’m late!”

This quote by the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland may remind you of days at the airport. Does it always seem like you just aren’t giving yourself quite enough time and you are just barely making your flight?

Something to be mindful of when you go through airport security is the potential for your dental implants to set off the metal detectors. If you aren’t leaving yourself any time to spare, getting held up for a thorough inspection could prove costly.

Will dental implants set off metal detectors?  Read on to find out!  

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I Smoke – Does That Rule Out Getting Dental Implants?

August 28, 2021

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man holding a burning cigarette

You have missing teeth that you want replaced. With all the buzz about dental implantation, you’re considering this as a possible route to rebuild your smile. There’s one problem – you’re a smoker. How does that affect your chances of qualifying for dental implants and having a successful outcome? Continue reading to learn about the relationship between smoking and dental implants.

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Choose an Implant Dentist with a Cone Beam Scanner

July 30, 2021

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3D image using cone beam scannerIf you’ve lost a tooth or two, you can enjoy the next best thing to your real teeth using dental implants. The revolutionary treatment rebuilds the entire tooth from the root up, allowing it to closely look and feel natural. As the most reliable solution to treat tooth loss, they are proven to last for decades with the proper care; however, they are a big investment. Don’t risk the success of your new smile on outdated techniques. Here’s why you should choose an implant dentist who uses the precision of a cone beam scanner to ensure your smile thrives for years.

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Should I Wait to Fly After Having a Tooth Removed?

June 9, 2021

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a woman pulling her luggage after planning to fly after a tooth extraction in Cambria

No one enjoys learning that they must undergo a tooth extraction, especially when you have a vacation planned with your family. The idea of recovering while attempting to enjoy your time away seems impossible, but what can you do? Although it’s not technically unsafe, many dental professionals recommend waiting when it comes to flying after a tooth extraction. In this article, we’ll take a look at the potential problems you could face if you choose to board a plane as well as what you can do to ensure your recovery is successful no matter if you’re home or away.

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Here’s Why a Tooth Extraction May Actually be Beneficial

May 5, 2021

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man experiencing benefits of tooth extraction

It’s a general rule for dentists to do whatever is in their power to preserve as many natural teeth as possible. However, there are some situations that warrant the pulling of a tooth. Continue reading to find out what they are and learn about the benefits of tooth extraction.

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5 Ways to Prevent Dry Socket

April 21, 2021

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Whenever you have a tooth removed for one reason or another, a blood clot forms over the removal site as a way for your mouth to heal. While this clot should stay in place, there is always the slight chance that this clot can become dislodged. When this happens, you experience a painful complication known as “dry socket” which requires attention from your dentist. Fortunately, there are ways to keep this from happening. If you are about to have a wisdom tooth extraction, be sure to use these tips.

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3 Reasons You Should Keep Your Dental Appointments

March 8, 2021

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Calendar with the word “Dentist” written in red marker

The American Dental Association recommends visiting the dentist at least every six months in order to maintain good oral health. But sometimes, visiting the dentist gets put on the back burner due to work or life in general. It might seem harmless, but even one dental appointment can put you at a higher risk of health issues than you may think. Keep reading to find out why skipping a dental appointment can be detrimental to your health.

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A Healthy Heart Starts with Your Smile

February 7, 2021

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Model for Heart Health Month.February is important for more than just Valentine’s day. It’s also America’s Heart Health Month. With cardiovascular disease the leading cause of death in the U.S., it’s essential you are proactive about your heart’s health. Did you know it will take more than a balanced diet and regular exercise? Believe it or not, your oral health can affect your cardiovascular system. Here’s how you can invest in a healthy smile and heart for optimal wellness.

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When Should I Replace My Toothbrush or Toothbrush Head?

January 4, 2021

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Eleven toothbrushes lined up

You’ve just finished brushing your teeth, but when you run your tongue over them, you notice that you still have a bit of a film. You glance over at your toothbrush and notice it has splayed bristles. Whether it’s due to forgetfulness or simply choosing not to, more than 75 percent of adults don’t replace their toothbrushes or toothbrush heads every 3 months. If you are bruising with frayed bristles, it’s not doing much for your oral health. Here’s why you should change your toothbrush in a timely manner, when you should start shopping for a new one and what to look for.

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Five Surprising Ways You Might Be Flossing Incorrectly

December 29, 2020

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The last time you visited your dentist, there’s a good chance you had a conversation about flossing with them or your dental hygienist. This is because flossing is responsible for removing plaque from hard-to-reach places that your toothbrush can’t get to. If this bacteria is not removed, it eventually turns into a substance called tartar, which causes tooth decay and can eventually lead to infection in the gums. Because it is so important, it’s just as crucial to make sure you’re doing it the right way. Keep reading to learn what your Cambria dentist has to share about how you may be flossing incorrectly without even knowing it.

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