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How Can Dental Implants Increase My Confidence?

June 29, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 10:45 pm
Dentist holding model of dental implant

Along with missing teeth often comes low confidence as a result. When you don’t feel like you can eat or speak properly and your smile has large gaps, it’s difficult to not feel insecure. Fortunately, there are solutions. When it comes to tooth replacement, you have several options. While dentures and dental bridges are popular choices, dental implants are usually the most effective, longest lasting option. Continue reading to learn about how dental implants can help you regain your confidence.

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4 Myths About Dental Implants

June 4, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 8:48 pm
Woman with dental implant from implant dentist

Are you struggling with missing teeth? So are a lot of people. According to epidemiological studies, it’s estimated that over 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth and approximately 40 million Americans are missing all of their teeth. Fortunately, you have many options when it comes to restoring your smile. One of the most popular is dental implants, but you may have seen some misinformation about them floating around. Your implant dentist shares some myths about dental implants and why they aren’t true.

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Ways To Greet Your Dentist Without Making Contact

May 27, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 4:30 pm
Man waves to demonstrate following dental safety procedures.

While businesses are starting to reopen, you still need to follow social distancing guidelines when going outside. This means that at your next dental appointment, your dentist may not be able to greet you with the usual handshake or hug. It doesn’t mean they are unhappy to see you. They’re just doing their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by minimizing unnecessary contact. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t let them know how happy you are to see them. Keep reading to find out about some no touch greetings that you can use when going to see your dentist.

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Why You Dentist Wants You To Clean Your Tongue

May 15, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 4:15 pm
Man shows off his clean tongue after following advice from a dentist.

You’ve been warned about the dangers of tooth decay since you started going to your dentist for regular visits. But if you’re only brushing and flossing, there’s still more you could be doing to protect your teeth. Your tongue plays a huge role in the functions of your mouth, and it needs to be taken care of if you want truly great oral health. In this article, you’ll learn about why your tongue needs to be cleaned and the proper ways to do it.

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Want To Know How To Clean Your Toothbrush? Easy Tips From a Dentist

April 7, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 12:25 pm
A man and woman brushing their teeth with tips from a dentist

It’s estimated that the average toothbrush harbors as many as 1.2 million bacteria and viruses. Perhaps even more concerning is the type of “bugs” researchers have found, including the cold and flu virus, E. Coli, staphylococci (aka staph), the strep virus and more. And while the thought of exposing yourself to so many germs every time you brush your teeth isn’t exactly appealing, it usually doesn’t cause any health problems. However, as any dentist will tell you, it’s still worth it to take a few extra steps to keep your toothbrush clean, fresh, and sanitized. Keep reading below to find out why and how to clean your toothbrush! 


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Are Gum Disease & Heart Health Related?

March 22, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 6:35 pm
Cupped hands holding a small red heart shape on wooden background

Gum disease is an incredibly common oral health condition that effects well over half of the US population. This bacterial infection in the gums is also cited as the leading cause of tooth loss, but researchers fear that its impact reaches far beyond your smile. There is a well-known connection between oral and overall health, and recent research is beginning to indicate that gum disease can significantly influence heart health. Here’s what your Carlsbad dentist wants you to know about this important relationship and what you can do to keep your heart and smile healthy.

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The How & Why of Cleaning Your Tongue

March 11, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 3:57 pm
Patient sticking out clean tongue thanks to Carlsbad dentist

How do you keep your smile looking and feeling its best? While daily brushing and flossing are a key part of maintaining great oral health, they don’t clean a large part of your mouth: your tongue! You may not realize it, but this important group of muscles collects just as much plaque and bacteria over the day as your pearly whites. Read on as your Carlsbad dentist explains why you should be cleaning your tongue every day as well as how to do it properly.

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5 Tips for Taking Care of Your Dental Implants

February 21, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 9:06 pm
older man about to brush teeth

If you’re missing a tooth, the best way by far to replace it is with a dental implant. Implants are the only solution to tooth loss that replicate the entire structure of the tooth, not just the visible crown. Because of this, they prevent bone loss associated with missing teeth. Not only that, but they can last for 30 years, possibly even the rest of your life if you take care of them. Here are five tips for making your dental implants last as long as possible.

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5 Foods That Will Keep Your Gums Healthy

February 5, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 3:19 pm

Your teeth might get all the attention, but your gums play a vital role in your smile as well as your overall oral health. Not only to they hold the teeth in place, but they also protect oral bones and fight against harmful bacteria. If these important tissues can become infected, you could suffer from devastating consequences such as tooth loss. Since February is Gum Disease Awareness Month, now is the perfect time to start giving your gums the attention they deserve – and that means choosing foods that keep them healthy. Here are 5 foods your dentist might recommend making a regular part of your meals.

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Does Charcoal Really Whiten Your Teeth?

January 14, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 8:54 pm
Woman with white smile

People are obsessed with having the appearance of white teeth, and for good reason, too. Studies show that a whiter smile automatically helps people perceive you as more youthful, successful, healthy, and trustworthy. There are many teeth whitening trends, but an at-home remedy that has become incredibly popular is activated charcoal. But is it effective? Is charcoal safe to use on your smile? How can something black turn your teeth white? Keep reading to learn the answers!

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