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What to Do If Your Dental Implant Feels Loose

April 5, 2022

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It may be exciting to feel your baby teeth loosen, but the same isn’t true for dental implants. After all, the latter means you’re at risk of losing the smile you invested time, money, and energy to create. Assuming you don’t want that to happen, a loose dental implant is a problem you ought to fix soon.

Knowing you have a problem, however, doesn’t always mean you know what to do about it. Therefore, to help those with a loose dental implant of their own, listed below are possible causes and treatments for the condition. Read up on them, and learn what to expect from your dentist when discussing your next steps.


Do Dental Implants Stain Like Natural Teeth?

February 4, 2022

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Remember when you bought that new car? It was so clean and just about picture-perfect. For the longest time, you’d clean off even the slightest imperfection that got on it after you’d been driving. You’re liable to feel like that about your new dental implants. They are going to help you chew and speak better than before while looking great. But you wonder, do dental implants stain like natural teeth? Keep reading to find out from your implant dentist in Cambria and get tips on how to take care of them.


How to Enjoy the Holiday Break after Having Oral Surgery

December 2, 2021

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family gathered around holiday table looking at turkey

In addition to festive parties and end-of-year treats, one of the best parts of the holiday season is a break from 9 to 5. It’s a great time to get away from it all – or to get things done you don’t normally have time for, like finally scheduling that oral surgery. If you’re planning on wisdom teeth removal or another procedure this month, find out how you can still enjoy the festive holidays even as you heal. 


What Is the Best Type of Toothpaste for Veneers?

November 4, 2021

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woman brushing teeth in mirror

The massive upgrade your new veneers made on your smile has you feeling on top of the world. With the financial investment you made, it’s important to you to do everything you can to keep them looking spectacular for as many years as possible.

You were already going to be sure to brush them twice each day, but your dentist mentioned that some kinds of toothpaste were definitely better than others. Before you head to the store, you decide to research the topic. What is the best type of toothpaste for veneers? Keep reading to find out.


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!  


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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