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Why Certain Children’s Drinks Might Be Bad for Their Teeth

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Fruit drinks and flavored water seem like the perfect drinks for children. After all, not only do they taste great, but they’re also healthy for your little one – or at least, that’s how they’re marketed. In reality, though, these drinks could be doing more harm than you realize, especially to your child’s teeth. Recent studies have shown that many drinks that appear on the surface to be healthy can actually increase the risk of children’s cavities; read on to learn more about this link and how you can protect your little one from decay.

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5 Reasons Why People Choose Dental Implants

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Man and woman with dental implants hugging and smiling

It used to be that if you wanted to replace your missing teeth, you either got a dental bridge that used your natural teeth for support or a denture that rested directly on your gums. While both of these options are still available today, more and more people are favoring a more modern approach to tooth replacement: dental implants. These sturdy titanium posts can be the next best thing to getting your real teeth back, and they provide long-term value that traditional bridges and dentures can’t match. Here are 5 key reasons why dental implants are currently all the rage with both dentists and patients.

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5 Terms to Know Before a Dental Implant Consultation

Filed under: Uncategorized — betheldental @ 8:29 pm
Model of an implant, abutment, and dental crown in jaw

You’ve decided that you’re interested in getting a dental implant to replace your missing tooth, so you visit your dentist to learn more about the procedure. However, during your consultation, the dentist keeps using all kinds of terms that you’re unfamiliar with, and as a result you’re no longer confident that you understand the process enough to make a well-informed decision. To avoid this situation, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the following 5 terms that will likely come up when discussing implants.

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How Exercise Might Be Bad for Your Teeth

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Even the best health decisions can sometimes lead to problems later down the line if you’re not aware of some of the unintended side effects. For example, working out is an excellent way to strengthen your body and protect your overall health, but you may not realize the damage it is doing to your teeth. In fact, you might not realize it’s having any effect on your mouth at all until it’s too late! If you often hit the gym or have a workout regimen that you follow every day, it’s important to be aware of the unintended consequences it might have on your oral health.

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Why Get an Implant for a Lost Tooth?

Filed under: Uncategorized — betheldental @ 5:07 pm

There are many things you never want to have to say to your dentist, but at some point in your life, whether it’s due to a sudden accident or the consequences of poor smile care at home, you may have to get in touch with your practice and say, “I am missing one tooth; what can I do about it?” Some patients may opt for the conventional approach and have a dental bridge placed. But if you want your new tooth to last for the rest of your life, then you should ask about the most advanced form of tooth replacement available today: dental implants.

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4 Ways to Tell if You’re a Good Dental Implant Candidate

Filed under: Uncategorized — betheldental @ 10:20 pm
Illustration of dental implant in lower arch

Keeping your natural teeth for the rest of your life should always be your first choice, of course. If that’s not possible, then you’ll need to give serious consideration to how you’re going to fill the empty space in your mouth. Dental implants are often said to be the best option for tooth replacement, but is that true in your case? Your dentist is the most qualified person to determine whether or not you’re a good dental implant candidate, but the following 4 qualities can give you a clue.  

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Stronger, Sturdier Smiles: Why You Should Get Implants for Your Dentures

Filed under: Uncategorized — betheldental @ 10:04 pm
Senior woman at desk with her computer

Without your teeth, you may not feel like smiling even when you’re happy, and you won’t be able to enjoy a wide variety of foods to keep yourself healthy. It’s little wonder then why most people choose to get dentures as soon as they’ve lost an entire arch of teeth. However, while it’s true that dentures have been around for centuries and remain a reliable option for tooth replacement, they do have a number of disadvantages that might stop you from enjoying life to the fullest. Read on to learn more about the potential downsides to dentures – and why it’s generally a good idea to upgrade them with dental implants.

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Convenient Care: 4 Advantages of Having a Family Dentist

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Mother, father, and child laughing and playing outside

There are some dentists that specialize in seeing children while general dentists will typically only accept adult patients. A family dentist, on the other hand, can do it all; they can provide service to every member of your family young and old. It goes without saying that having one dentist cover the dental needs for everyone in your household comes with several advantages. Here are 4 reasons to start looking for a reliable family dentist today.

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The Aging Smile: 4 Things to Know About Your Teeth as You Get Older

Filed under: Uncategorized — betheldental @ 7:26 pm
Older couple on the beach smiling and showing teeth
Happy Couple at Beach

It’s no secret that the older you get, the more your body changes – and of course, your smile is no exception to this rule. As time passes by, all of the biting and chewing that you do over the years can slowly but surely wear down your teeth, and sooner or later that might lead to fractures and other unfortunate consequences. So what can you do to keep your teeth in good shape? Here are 4 things your dentist wants you to keep in mind while taking care of your aging grin.

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Is Your Dentist’s Office Truly Modern? 6 Things to Look For

Filed under: Uncategorized — betheldental @ 10:11 pm
Far shot of a modern dental office

When it comes to dentistry, technology and techniques tend to advance at a surprisingly fast rate. Even a mere ten years is enough for the modern landscape to change completely! The real question, though, is whether your own dentist has been keeping up with these advancements in order to bring your smile the high-quality care and protection it needs to last the rest of your life. The next time you make an appointment, try asking if your practice uses one of these 6 examples of dental innovation.

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