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Can Dental Implants Help Athletes Who Have Lost Teeth?

January 12, 2024

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Athlete smiles

Many people assume that only old people deal with missing teeth, but this is far from the truth. People of all ages deal with tooth loss for reasons like injury, decay, and genetics, and athletes are particularly at risk for losing teeth. Many sports involve lots of kinetic energy flying all over the place, and one wrong move can break or dislodge a tooth in some situations. Here’s why dental implants can be a great solution for athletes who have lost teeth.

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4 Invisalign Tips for the Holidays  

December 22, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drschumacher @ 9:07 pm

In the past, conventional braces were the primary choice for addressing teeth misalignment and bite concerns. However, in 1997, the field of orthodontics underwent a significant transformation with the emergence of Invisalign. This groundbreaking approach has offered countless individuals a subtle and comfortable option for attaining a more aligned smile. Despite its numerous advantages, maintaining a consistent Invisalign routine can prove challenging for numerous patients, particularly during the joyous holiday season. Discover four practical tips designed to assist you effortlessly maneuver through the holidays while staying committed to your Invisalign treatment.

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Is Your Eye Pain the Result of a TMJ Disorder?

November 24, 2023

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Woman taking off glasses, suffering from eye pain

Sometimes the true source of your pain isn’t always obvious. For example, if you have been experiencing eye pain recently, your natural assumption is likely that the problem lies in the eyes themselves. In truth, though, there’s a chance that the discomfort is actually linked to a TMJ disorder. Discover why a problem with your jaw may be having an impact on your eyes.

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Is a Black Line Forming Around Your Dental Crown? Here’s What You Can Do About It

November 10, 2023

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Crown

Crowns have served patients as quality dental restorations for centuries, and they have vastly improved over the course of recent decades. While dental crowns were commonly made of metals like gold or silver for a long time, these crowns cause issues both cosmetic and practical, as they can be quite distinct from the natural teeth and can be quite uncomfortable due to metals expanding or contracting due to temperature changes.

More recently, porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns became the norm because they created a more lifelike restoration. Unfortunately, these crowns can begin to show their metal bases underneath their porcelain shells as they age, revealing a thin but unsightly black line underneath them near the gumline. Here’s how this issue can be remedied by replacing porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns with all-ceramic restorations.

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7 Factors that Can Worsen Your Sleep Apnea Symptoms

October 4, 2023

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Senior man pouring a glass of wine

Obstructive sleep apnea has varying degrees of severity. Some individuals have mild symptoms that are easy to manage, while others constantly struggle to feel well-rested. If you are in the latter group, you should be aware of factors that could be worsening your condition. This blog post discusses some things that can exacerbate sleep apnea; some of them are within your power to change!

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Foods That Can Easily Chip Your Teeth

September 5, 2023

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Spilled box of movie popcornYour teeth are protected by the hardest substance in your body. Your enamel is stronger than some metals, but it isn’t indestructible. Eating certain foods increases your risk of a chipped or fractured tooth. Your favorite snacks and meals don’t have to lead to a trip to an emergency dentist. Here’s a list of the most common tooth-busting foods.

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Foods That Are Naturally High in Fluoride

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Fluoride on dark purple backgroundDid you know that 92% of adults have experienced tooth decay? Although cavities are common, they are often preventable. Besides brushing, flossing, and regular dental care, fluoride is another important component of maintaining a cavity-free smile. It’s known as “nature’s cavity fighter” because it is proven to lower the risk of decay. It’s found in many dental products, but it also occurs naturally in many foods and beverages. Here are the best foods to eat to strengthen your enamel. 

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Coronation Day: How Do Dentists Prepare Teeth for Crowns?

August 11, 2023

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Dentist smiles

Dental crowns are lifelike dental restorations that can save a tooth from extraction after it has been compromised by injury, a cavity, or a dental procedure like a root canal. Modern crowns are made from a strong and beautiful ceramic material that is color-matched to the patient’s existing teeth. If you have an upcoming appointment to have a dental crown placed, here’s some information about what you can expect during and after the procedure.

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I Grind My Teeth: Can I Still Get Invisalign?

July 13, 2023

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Woman with questioning expression

Invisalign is a virtually invisible, minimally invasive alternative to traditional metal braces. Using a sequence of clear aligners (called “trays”) custom-fitted to the patient’s teeth, the process shifts the teeth into better alignment. Because these trays are removable, they do not require the patient to give up any foods during their treatment. While this is great for many people, some might wonder if their teeth grinding (bruxism) can ruin these aligners. Read on to find out how Invisalign can work for people with bruxism.

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Do I Have to Worry About Dental Implants Getting Cavities?

June 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drschumacher @ 6:56 pm
3D render of a dental implant

For most patients who have lost a tooth, dental implants are one of the most often recommended methods of replacing them. They’re long-lasting, strong, and fit in the mouth such that they look incredibly realistic.

If you lost a tooth due to tooth decay, you may have heard tell about dental implants and be interested in them. You may also wonder whether these implants could succumb to the same tooth decay that attacked your last tooth. If you’re curious, here’s what you should know about the connection between dental implants and cavities.

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