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

December 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — crossroads_family_dentistry_va @ 3:04 pm
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.


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

November 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — crossroads_family_dentistry_va @ 11:16 pm
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.


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.


Sticking to It: How and When to Use Denture Adhesive

September 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — crossroads_family_dentistry_va @ 12:00 pm
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.


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.


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.


Is Pain Normal After Undergoing Root Canal Therapy?

June 15, 2023

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a woman experiencing discomfort after root canal therapy

If you’ve heard about root canal therapy, then you’re likely aware of the bad reputation it has. Many people assume the procedure is painful, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Due to modern technology and techniques, you can expect to undergo a completely comfortable process for saving a tooth. But what about any pain after your treatment? Read on to learn what the procedure involves, what you can expect from recovery, and when you should notify your dentist of an issue.


6 Common Causes for Bumps on Gums

May 4, 2023

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a patient pointing to his gums

Most people experience gum pain or irritation at some point in their lifetime. Often, the culprit is plaque and bacteria, and the resulting discomfort can be accompanied by bleeding, swelling, and redness. But sometimes, bumps can form on the gum tissue; and if you’ve noticed one on your gums, your first instinct might be to panic. However, you should instead contact your dentist and allow them to get to the bottom of the issue; they’ll be able to quickly identify and treat the problem! In the meantime, here’s more information about some of the common causes of bumps on gums.


Why Getting Dental Implants Shouldn’t Be Anything to be Ashamed About

April 8, 2023

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smiling person with a dental implant

Dental implants are often recommended to patients by their dentists as one of the best options for people who are missing teeth, and when you talk to any dentist about what they can do, it’s easy to see why.

However, just like with any dental treatment, there are some people who forgo getting the care they need because they worry about what people will think. Thankfully, dental implants are nothing to be embarrassed about! Here are three reasons why that’s the case.


March Holidays and Oral Health

March 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — crossroads_family_dentistry_va @ 8:50 pm
green beer on a table

March has a lot to celebrate, which may be why there are so many official—and unofficial—holidays this month. Any time there are festivities, people tend to cut loose, which can have some pretty serious consequences for their oral health.

That said, having fun shouldn’t have to get in the way of caring for your teeth. If you want to know what you can do to enjoy yourself and keep your smile in good shape, here are some tips that may be able to help you.

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