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3 Common Dental Emergencies Among Athletes

August 4, 2022

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Rugby player wearing mouthguard

Staying active is great for both your physical and mental health. However, when you’re participating in sports, especially contact sports, you are much more likely to experience a dental emergency than those who do not. Fortunately, by wearing a mouthguard, many dental injuries can be avoided. Read on to learn more from an emergency dentist about the most common dental injuries that take place during sports.


Why Is Good Oral Health Key Ahead of Getting Cosmetic Dentistry?

July 4, 2022

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happy woman smiling at dentist

Are you looking to enhance your smile with cosmetic dental treatment? This is a great way for patients to have changes made to their teeth to feel more confident about smiling. However, certain oral health issues need to be treated before cosmetic dentistry, and for good reason. Continue reading to learn more from your cosmetic dentist in Naples about why having excellent oral health is necessary before elective treatments.


Veneers vs. Crowns: Which Treatment is Right for You?

June 16, 2022

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Patient deciding whether to get veneers or crowns

When it comes to restoring broken teeth, dentists tend to offer various treatment options. In particular, two of the best ones are dental veneers and crowns. Either one could improve the look and function of your smile! However, they have key differences that affect their results. Therefore, you may be wondering which to choose: veneers or crowns? To help you make that decision, here’s a summary of each procedure’s benefits and how to find the one preferable for you.


5 Questions to Ask During Your Cosmetic Dental Consultation

April 6, 2022

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woman smiling during cosmetic dental consultation in Naples

Are you unhappy with the way your smile looks? If you want to improve your pearly whites, then you can always consider getting a cosmetic dental treatment! You’ll be able to enjoy various benefits depending on the option you choose. However, you should feel comfortable and confident about any procedure before proceeding. Read on to learn five questions you should ask your dentist during your cosmetic dental consultation in Naples.


What Should You Expect During an Emergency Dental Visit?

January 20, 2022

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Dentists working in an emergency dental visit

Maybe you take pretty good care of your teeth and gums. You remember to brush twice daily, floss once daily, and rinse with mouthwash as needed. However, it’s still possible that you could experience a dental emergency at some point — a chip in your tooth, a toothache, a gum infection, or worse. That said, you’ll want to be prepared when or if that happens. Luckily, your local dentist can help. Here’s a summary of three major things to expect from an emergency dental visit.


Why Choose a Dentist for TMJ Treatment?

November 13, 2021

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Woman with jaw pain, requires TMJ therapy from a dentist

If you have been experiencing jaw pain, difficulty chewing, and headaches, it’s possible that you are suffering from TMJ disorder, which is also known as TMD. You might be tempted to wait it out at home to see if things improve, or perhaps you are thinking about visiting your primary care practitioner for help. But did you know that dentists are often the most qualified medical professionals when it comes to offering TMJ therapy? Let’s talk about why you should turn to your dentist for this type of treatment.


5 Dangers of Grinding Your Teeth

June 10, 2021

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a young female grinding her teeth while asleep

It is not uncommon for both children and adults to grind their teeth. While there are many reasons this condition known as bruxism can develop, stress and poor bite alignment are often the most popular. Unfortunately, when left untreated, grinding can lead to many oral and overall health problems. Here are 5 potential dangers that can arise if your bruxism continues and what you can do to stop it once and for all.


6 Tips for Enjoying Summer Foods When You Have Dentures

May 2, 2021

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Woman eating with dentures

After struggling with tooth loss for many years, you are now able to smile again with your dentures. In addition to having additional confidence in your everyday life, you are now able to eat more foods without nearly as much struggle. However, you still need to be careful when enjoying some of your favorite dishes. Now that summer is rolling around, you may be able to use some extra advice when it comes to eating summertime foods with dentures. Here are some helpful tips.


When Do You Need a Sinus Lift Prior to Dental Implant Placement?

April 18, 2021

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Dentist explaining sinus lift treatment to a patient

If you’ve been considering dental implants to replace teeth, you may have learned that certain preparatory treatments could be needed ahead of the actual dental implant surgery. While this includes services you may already know, such as gum disease therapy or tooth removal, it also includes sinus lifts. This procedure is common and may be performed depending on the current condition of your bone tissue and the location of the missing tooth. Learn how the procedure works and what to expect at your next dental appointment should you need one!


What Should You Do If You Have a Loose Permanent Tooth?

February 26, 2021

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Woman checking her teeth in the bathroom mirror

As a child, a loose tooth means a visit from the tooth fairy is just around the corner. As an adult, a loose tooth means an urgent trip to the dentist is in order. Like most people in this situation, a million questions may come to mind. Where should you turn for help? What should you do to save your tooth? How can you handle the pain from home? You’ll find the answers to all these questions and more below.

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