Dental Implants and Rheumatoid Arthritis: What You Should Know

March 18, 2022

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Senior woman learning about dental implants and rheumatoid arthritis

According to one estimate, roughly 1.5 million Americans suffer from rheumatoid arthritis (RA). If you are among them, you may face a number of daily challenges. Dealing with tooth loss on top of RA may make matters even worse. Is it possible for you to rebuild a healthy, complete, and strong smile with dental implants? Let’s discuss a few key facts about dental implants and rheumatoid arthritis.


Should You Get Dental Implants after Menopause?

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Mature woman smiling with dental implants after menopause

Menopause is an important life event. It is marked by hormonal changes that affect many systems throughout a woman’s body. If you are nearing menopause or have already reached it, you may wonder about its effects on your oral health. If you have lost one or more teeth, you may be especially curious about how menopause might affect your candidacy for dental implants. Let’s discuss this important topic.


Your Simple Guide to Kissing with Dentures

January 27, 2022

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Romantic senior couple standing outside, kissing with dentures

Do you have a big date coming up? Whether you are going out for the first time with a special someone, or you are planning an evening out with your partner of many years, you want your date to go smoothly. If you are new to dentures, you might be worried about kissing with them. Will they stay in place? Do you have to do anything special to prepare? To help you get ready for your date, we have put together a brief guide to kissing with dentures.


How to Adjust to Eating with Dentures

December 30, 2021

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Senior couple enjoying a meal, eating with dentures

Before you got dentures, the idea of having a full set of teeth and the ability to eat a wide variety of foods may have made you look forward with eager anticipation to getting your prosthetic. Now, though, you might be a little disappointed because you aren’t enjoying the comfort and function that you hoped for, especially when you sit down to enjoy a meal. Don’t worry. It takes some time to get used to eating with dentures. Here are some practical tips to help you out:


4 Holiday Foods to Skip if You Wear Restorations

November 20, 2021

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a table full of holiday foods

Wearing dentures can give you back the smile you’ve been missing, but it can also pose potential problems when faced with your favorite holiday foods. While craving your seasonal favorites, it’s important that you understand which items you should avoid and which you can indulge in. Here are four holiday foods you’ll want to say “no, thank you” to if you want to spend less time with your emergency dentist and more time with family and friends.


What Do Dental Implants Feel Like?

October 10, 2021

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Woman with dental implants enjoying her new smile

Has your dentist recommended that you receive dental implants? You can look forward to regaining a beautiful, functional set of teeth. Still, you probably have questions about the road ahead. What will your new teeth feel like? Will they always seem like a foreign object in your mouth, or will they eventually feel like a natural extension of your body? Let’s talk about what you can expect while you are adjusting to your new teeth.


What Can You Eat and Drink after All-on-4 Surgery?

September 30, 2021

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Protein shakes, an acceptable food after All-on-4 surgery

One of the best things about the All-on-4 procedure is that it allows you to get a beautiful new set of teeth on the same day as your implant placement surgery. But does that mean you will be able to eat anything you want right away? Not quite. Your mouth will need some time to heal. In this blog post, we discuss what you can expect after All-on-4 surgery and how you can pick foods that won’t interfere with your recovery.


A Simple Guide to Adjusting to Implant Dentures

September 14, 2021

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Senior woman happily adjusting to her implant dentures

If you will soon receive implant dentures, you have much to look forward to! Not only will you enjoy an improved smile, but you will be able to eat a wide variety of foods and speak with clarity. But how long will it take you to get used to your prosthetic? Adjusting to implant dentures is a process that is unique to each patient. However, you should expect to adapt fairly quickly. Here are some tips on how to transition to using your new teeth:


Can Dental Implants Help You Live Longer?

August 15, 2021

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Senior couple enjoying long life expectancy with dental implants

If you ask any medical professional how you can live a long and healthy life, they are likely to mention things like exercise and proper nutrition. They might not talk about your oral health — but the state of your teeth can actually influence your life expectancy! Specifically, tooth loss is associated with an increased risk of death. Let’s talk about why that is the case and how dental implants may be able to help you enjoy all that life has to offer for as long as possible.


Summer Is the Perfect Time to Get Dental Implants — Here’s Why

July 3, 2021

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Woman at beach, enjoying summertime with dental implants

Have you been thinking about getting dental implants? This remarkable tooth replacement method can help you regain a complete, confident, and strong smile. But when should you get them? Should you do it now, or would it be better to wait until your kids are back in school? There is never a bad time to invest in your smile, but summer is a particularly advantageous opportunity to embark on your tooth replacement journey. Here’s why:

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