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A Case of the Wiggles: What to Do if your Tooth is Loose

April 9, 2024

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Someone missing a tooth

Baby teeth coming loose and falling out is a rite of passage for everyone; as scary as it can be for children, it’s something that is natural and important for a child’s dental development.

However, an adult tooth coming loose, and even falling out, is something much more worthy of concern. It’s important to act immediately if you notice this happening in order to ensure the best possible outcome. Here’s what you should do if an adult tooth is loose.

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Extending the Lifespan of Your Dental Bridge

March 12, 2024

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Dental bridges on a table

Losing a tooth can be a distressing experience, but thanks to modern dental technology, dental bridges offer a reliable solution for restoring your smile. However, like any dental restoration, bridges require proper care to ensure they stand the test of time. Let’s explore the lifespan of dental bridges and how you can maximize their longevity through diligent maintenance.

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Ready to Replace: Things to Expect at a Dental Implant Consultation

February 15, 2024

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A woman talking to her dentist at a dental implant consultation

As great as dental implants are, you can’t just jump into treatment. You’ll need to consult your dentist before you get these prosthetic teeth. Not doing so would lead to many treatment complications. That said, maybe you don’t know how this special dental visit will go. Your local Forest dentist is happy to give you a preview if you’d like. To that end, here are four things you should expect at your dental implant consultation.

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I Just Had My Teeth Whitened: What Foods Should I Avoid?

January 12, 2024

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Red wine

You and your teeth have been through a lot together, and years of exposure to everything you’ve been eating can leave their mark on your smile. If your teeth have stubborn stains or discoloration, your local dentist can provide you with teeth whitening treatments that can leave your smile up to ten shades whiter. However, your teeth will be especially vulnerable to staining for a few days after treatment. Here are a few foods to avoid after having your teeth whitened to prevent new stains and enamel erosion.

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Whitening Wonders: Can You Still Get Teeth Whitening with Dental Implants?

December 15, 2023

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A woman getting teeth whitening treatment

Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic treatment that can enhance the brightness of your smile, but what if you have dental implants? Many patients wonder if teeth whitening is as effective on their prosthetics as their natural teeth. Continue reading to learn all about teeth whitening and how it affects dental implants.

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I’m Interested in Cosmetic Dentistry; Which Dentist Is Right for Me?

November 10, 2023

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Woman thinks something over

A beautiful smile can be a powerful asset in both the professional and social worlds. People who smile frequently appear more friendly, approachable, and confident than those who do not, but many people can be shy about showing their smiles due to stains, cracks, or other flaws. Cosmetic dentistry has allowed millions of people across the world to transform their smiles into more ideal states, but if you’re considering elective treatments, you’ll want to be sure that your provider is well-qualified. Here are a few ways to tell if a particular cosmetic dentist is right for you.

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Hate to Wait: How Long Does the Dentures Process Take?

October 13, 2023

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An older woman smiling with her new dentures

For patients who have multiple missing teeth, dentures, and partial dentures can make all the difference. These prosthetics play an important role in restoring function, confidence, and dignity. It can be especially bothersome to socially active people. If you’re waiting on dentures, or if you’ve been thinking about getting some, you may wonder how long the process takes.

Continue reading to learn more about dentures and the process involved in making them. This guide will provide you with everything you need to know to decide.

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Sticking to It: How and When to Use Denture Adhesive

September 15, 2023

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A pair of dentures and dental adhesive

Dentures are more than an appliance, they’re a skill to be mastered and a tool to be utilized. However, if you’re new to dentures or if you’ve been experiencing more slippage than usual, you might need some assistance. Denture adhesive can be an important weapon in your arsenal for protecting against embarrassment or frustration.

If you want to know more about why your dentures won’t stay in place, and how denture adhesive can help, continue reading.

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3 Signs That Your Dentures Need to Be Replaced

August 3, 2023

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Dentures lying on a table

Dentures play a crucial role in restoring a natural-looking smile and ensuring the ability to eat and speak comfortably. However, like any dental appliance, dentures have a finite lifespan, and it’s essential to recognize when they need to be replaced. In this blog post, we will explore three key signs that indicate it might be time for a denture replacement.

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How to Get Through The First Week With Braces

July 11, 2023

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smiling woman with braces

You’re probably pretty familiar with what braces can do, but if you haven’t seen a set of them since you were a kid, you may be happy to know that modern braces are sleeker than they’ve ever been. For the most part, it’s more comfortable to straighten your teeth now than ever.

However, it’s common for the first week or so of wearing braces to be a little bit uncomfortable. The teeth will still be adjusting to the oral appliance, which takes time. Here’s how to make the first few weeks of wearing braces as easy as possible.

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