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Take Years Off Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

August 17, 2021

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Have you recently realized how much your teeth have changed over the years? If you’re unhappy with their current appearance, don’t worry – you’re not alone. It’s normal to feel self-conscious about the wear-and-tear your smile has gone through over the years. Even with proper dental care and a healthy lifestyle, you will still have problems with your teeth as you age. It’s simply an inevitable part of aging! Luckily, cosmetic dentistry can address your concerns and take years off your smile. Read on to learn how your cosmetic dentist in Springfield can make you look younger.


Is Gum Disease Genetic?

August 4, 2021

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young woman pointing to gum inflammation

While flipping through family photos, it can be fun to see which features you inherited from past generations! However, some similarities might not be so appealing. Did you know that gum disease can be passed down as well? Recent studies have discovered a link between tooth decay, advanced gum disease, and genetics. Read along as we discuss this relationship and what you can do to keep your teeth and gums healthy, despite your genes!


3 Popular Diet Trends That Can Ruin Your Oral Health

July 27, 2021

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fruit juice in glass cups

Whether it’s to fit into some old clothes or reach a healthier BMI, there are several reasons why people want to eat cleaner and drop a few pounds. However, did you know your diet plays a crucial role in maintaining good oral health? Believe it or not, what you eat can affect your teeth just as much as brushing and flossing. Read along to find out which three popular diet trends can harm your smile and how you can adjust them to prevent damage.


Rare Oral Health Problems You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

July 13, 2021

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Unfortunately, some oral health conditions are simply out of your control no matter how much you brush and floss. Certain teeth issues may arise that require professional treatment – and you may not even know about them. Luckily, these rare oral health problems can easily be treated by your dentist. Read on to learn of a few unusual tooth disorders you’ve probably never heard of.


How Long After a Tooth Extraction Can I Have a Dental Implant Placed?

June 22, 2021

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Man smiling at dentist

Do you have a damaged tooth that needs to be extracted? There are numerous reasons why this may be necessary, such as severe decay or an injury. An extraction is never your dentist’s first choice, but sometimes it is necessary to prevent oral health issues in the future. Fortunately, just because you are going to be a tooth short doesn’t mean that you need to go forever without it. It can be replaced with a dental implant, but how long do you need to wait? Read on to learn more.


Why You Shouldn’t Be Embarrassed at the Dental Office

May 22, 2021

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Woman covering her mouth

When was the last time you went to the dental office to have your teeth looked at? The average person should be heading to the dentist every six months for regular cleanings and checkups. Unfortunately, there are many people out there who avoid routine dental visits because they are embarrassed of the state of their smile. Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t feel self-conscious of your teeth when you are in the dental chair.


What Effects Does Beer Have on Your Teeth?

May 2, 2021

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Friends drinking beer

At the end of a long, difficult week at work, there is nothing that seems to sound better than an ice-cold beer. Whether this is your way of winding down at the end of the day, or it’s something that you enjoy with friends and family, beer is a popular beverage of choice for many people. But have you ever thought about the ways that beer can affect your pearly whites? Read on to learn what this adult beverage is doing to your smile.


Why You Should Avoid the TikTok Teeth Filing Trend

April 22, 2021

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Man with nail file in mouth

Social media is a great way for you too keep up with many of the current trends. While it is good for finding new makeup looks, hairstyles, or recipes, it is not the ideal location to look for dental hacks. There is one TikTok dental trend spreading around the platform that it particularly dangerous: DIY teeth filing! Continue reading to learn why this is so harmful as well as how a dentist can help you safely achieve the aesthetic results that you are wanting to achieve.


Does It Hurt to Have Your Teeth Cleaned?

April 7, 2021

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Patient at the dentist

When was the last time you went to the dentist? In most cases, you should be going to the dental office every six months for a regular cleaning and checkup to keep your oral health in optimal shape. If it has been a while since your last visit, you might have forgotten exactly what you can expect by the time your appointment rolls around. Many people wonder: do teeth cleanings hurt? Continue reading to learn more.


3 Reasons Not to Skip a Dental Appointment

March 15, 2021

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Red push pin stuck in a calendar with the word “Dentist” written under it

There is a reason the American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist every 6 months for a regular cleaning and checkup. But for one reason or another, you may be tempted to skip a dental appointment. It might seem harmless, but it can result in more trouble than you think. Here are 3 reasons you should do your best to always keep your dental appointments.

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