Implant Dentures Can Restore Your Smile

Implant Dentures Can Restore Your Smile

Losing any amount of teeth can have a devastating impact on your confidence as well as your overall oral health. Restoring your smile can sometimes require multiple procedures that can consume your time and resources. Thanks to recent advancements in dentistry however, dentures are now a viable option for not only those that have suffered the loss of all their teeth on one or both dental ridges, but also for people who have suffered less severe tooth loss. Talk to your dentist and see how implant dentures can restore your smile.

Properly Utilize Your Toothbrush

Your teeth do so much for your mouth and your overall health. They chew your food so you can digest it and stay energized, they help maintain your facial structure, and they let you express yourself with a nice big smile. You owe it to your teeth to give them the best care possible. Doing that starts with the daily act of brushing your teeth. Are you brushing your teeth right? There may be room to improve your habits. Thankfully, you can properly utilize your toothbrush with these tips.

3 Flossing Tips To Keep Your Smile Radiant

Flossing can often be overlooked by the general population; like the nerdy sibling of brushing your teeth. Everybody understands the importance of using a toothbrush, but nobody really appreciates how vital flossing is to maintaining your oral health. While your toothbrush does a fine job cleaning the outside of your teeth, flossing is the only way to remove the plaque and bacteria that lies between them. It is absolutely necessary to keep your teeth healthy. Here are 3 flossing tips to keep your smile radiant.

How To: When You Have A Cavity

When you are diagnosed with a cavity, you may find yourself experiencing two vastly different reactions to the news and our suggestion for a dental filling. On one hand, you may think that it’s best to follow our recommendations. On the other, you might think to yourself that maybe you can just wait it out, brush better, and you can keep your smile in decent shape for a while longer. Unfortunately, if you ignore our advice, the cavity will get bigger and bigger and worse. So, without further ado, we encourage you to closely follow our how-to guidelines to protect your smile.

Fluoride And Your Teeth: A Quiz

You’ve probably heard about fluoride, and have at least a vague idea that fluoride, in proper amounts, is good for your teeth. In 1945, a city in Colorado became the first to add fluoride to drinking water, and in subsequent years it became clear that, in proper amounts, fluoride strengthened tooth enamel against cavities. If you think you know a lot about fluoride (or if you want to learn more) take this quick quiz. Your smile and your healthy teeth will thank you!

Test Your Tooth Implant Vocab: P Words

Tooth implants are one of the most successful options to supply a highly stable and long-lasting replacement for a missing tooth. Implants can also support restorative solutions for multiple missing teeth, such as implant supported dentures. Although dental professionals are familiar with the specialized vocabulary of tooth implants, these words may be unfamiliar to patients. We are always glad to answer your tooth implant questions. Here are words you may hear when discussing implants in our office.

Keep Cool In A Dental Emergency

No matter how hot the outside temperature, it’s important to keep your cool in a dental emergency. Emergencies can happen at any time, and even a the most careful among us can tumble from a bike or bite down at a picnic, to find a tooth has cracked or an old filling has come loose. If you find yourself in an immediately painful or confusing dental situation, remain calm and call your dentist’s office. The dental staff can make sure your questions are answered, and you are seen quickly, when necessary.

Quiz: Tooth Extractions And Why You Might Need Them

You might need a tooth extraction. Then again, you might assume you’re going to need one when, in actuality, you will not. If you aren’t sure about what types of issues warrant an extraction but this topic has been on your mind lately, we encourage you to do two things. First, remember that an extraction can be a very beneficial treatment for your oral health. Then, head on through our quiz for the details you’re missing.

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Ready to fall in love with your smile, but not sure where to start? Send us a photo or a question of your smile, and Dr. Lathrop will respond!