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How Do You Floss Around a Dental Implant?

February 8, 2023

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3-D Diagram of a dental implant

Dental implants can give people who are missing teeth a completely new lease on life. They can provide a renewed confidence when eating, smiling, or doing anything else that makes use of your teeth. They also prevent the bone loss that is often associated with wearing dentures or bridges.

Dental implants are secured to the jaw, meaning that you can care for them fairly easily along with the rest of your teeth. That said, you’ll need to use a little bit of care when you floss them. Here’s a guide to the proper way to floss a dental implant.


What to Do if you’ve Broken, Chipped, or Cracked a Tooth

January 31, 2023

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3-D Model of a chipped tooth

If you’ve chipped, cracked, or broken a tooth it’s easy to be disoriented. In a moment you can go from having fun with friends or enjoying a meal to panicking about what to do next.

In situations like this, it’s important to stay calm. That’s easier said than done, but knowing how to handle the situation can make it more feasible. With that in mind, here’s what you should do if you’ve recently damaged a tooth.


Invest in Invisalign Before Your Insurance Expires

November 8, 2022

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Dental insurance underlined in blueIf your teeth have shifted a little over the years, or you missed your chance for braces as a child, there isn’t any better time than now to invest in a straight smile. You’re never too old to fix your bite and alignment. 1 in 5 orthodontic patients is over the age of 18, thanks to less noticeable treatments, like Invisalign. While clear aligners are attributed with a hefty price tag, you can keep them affordable using your dental insurance, but time is running out to use your coverage. Here’s why you don’t want to wait to start your journey to an attractive smile. 


The Types of Tooth Stains & How to Remove Them

October 20, 2022

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A close-up of extrinsic stains, one of the types of tooth stains

So, let’s say your teeth are starting to discolor and lose their whiteness. In that case, you probably want to treat them as soon as possible. Even so, however, it’s essential that you know about the types of tooth stains first. Otherwise, you may not get the most effective cosmetic dentistry. Fortunately enough, your Forest dentist can help you with this issue. Read on to learn about the three kinds of tooth stains and how best to treat them.


Five Things You Might Not Know About Same-Day Dental Crowns

September 3, 2022

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Cartoon image of a tooth receiving a dental crown.

When it comes to restoring damaged teeth, dental crowns are one of the most commonly utilized solutions. They’re able to provide an exceptional amount of added protection for a compromised tooth—yet sadly, receiving dental crowns isn’t always quick or easy. But thanks to advancements in dental technology, crowns are now easier than ever to place and can even be placed in a single appointment! But is this newer and expedited option just as reliable and effective as the traditional route?  Keep reading to learn more.


4 Ways Dental Implants Can Boost Your Confidence

July 7, 2022

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Woman eating with dental implants

If you’re missing at least one tooth, you know just how difficult it can be to complete daily tasks, like eating, speaking clearly, and smiling with confidence. There are a variety of different options out there that can help you restore the appearance and function of your smile. Dental implants are a preferred method thanks to their numerous additional benefits, including the fact that they can increase your confidence. Continue reading to learn a few ways dental implants can do this.


5 Tips for Eating with Dentures

June 16, 2022

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dentures surrounded by strawberries

When you first get dentures, it’s natural to feel excited after they’re finally placed. You have your smile back, so you’re eager to go out and use your new pearly whites! However, you’ll still need to be careful about your meals. After all, your new prosthetics don’t act exactly like natural teeth — your muscles will have to adapt and adjust to them. That said, here are five tips to help make eating with dentures easier going forward.


Can Supporting My Dentures with Dental Implants Really Make a Difference?

May 3, 2022

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Image of implant-supported dentures.

When it comes to missing teeth, dentures are one of the go-to solutions. These handy prosthetics can do a lot to replace missing teeth and restore functionality to your smile; however, they are also notorious for having problems with staying in place. If you aren’t careful, daily activities like talking, eating, and laughing can displace your dentures and cause you a lot of trouble. But luckily, your dentures can be supported with dental implants! Read on to learn about how implant-supported dentures are a step above their traditional counterparts and why they’re a fantastic solution for your smile and oral health.


4 Tips on Adjusting to Implant Dentures

April 6, 2022

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couple smiling with implant dentures

Have you committed to getting implant dentures instead of traditional ones? If so, you might be wondering what you should expect when adjusting to them. Fortunately, they won’t take nearly as long to get familiar with. Keep reading to learn four tips on how implant dentures have a much easier adjustment period than regular ones!


How Long Do Dental Bridges Last?

March 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — crossroads_family_dentistry_va @ 12:39 am
Dental bridge on model

If you’ve struggled with tooth loss, you know just how hard it can be to complete daily tasks, like eating, speaking, and smiling. The good news is that you don’t need to go the rest of your life with unsightly gaps in your smile, as there are a variety of tooth replacement options out there to choose from. One thing that you will want to consider is how long your restoration will last. Continue reading to learn about dental bridges and how long you can expect them to remain strong.

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