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5 Potential Complications of Ill-Fitting Dentures

September 2, 2021

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ill-fitting dentures in Pearland in a cup of water

You have been wearing dentures for several years now, and they don’t seem to be sitting in your mouth properly causing you discomfort. Though you keep thinking the discomfort is just temporary and will go away soon, having your dentures examined by your dentist as soon as possible is vital to preserving your oral health. Here are five ways ill-fitting dentures can lead to more serious complications and how your dentist can help.


Dentures Have Come A Long Way. Learn How They’ve Evolved

August 13, 2021

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gloved hand holding dentures

According to the American College of Prosthodontists, around 178 million Americans have at least one missing tooth, and approximately 40 million are missing all of their teeth. This problem worsens as we age with 30% of adults ages 65-74 having no natural teeth. Missing teeth resulting in a lack of confidence in your smile has also been shown to have a profound impact on both aesthetics and psychosocial behavior in adolescents. ​Fortunately, dentures offer a great solution for missing teeth. Due to the evolution of dentures over the years, they are a far cry from what they were when your grandparents’ were young and provide a range of benefits to wearers.


What the Color of Your Teeth Says About You

July 31, 2021

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Dentist holding up shades of enamel to patient's smile

After scrolling through your Instagram feed or watching the latest binge-worthy show on Netflix, you may realize that your smile is not quite as white as the influencers and celebrities you love. In fact, one a close look in the mirror may reveal that your once-white smile looks dull now. While it is natural for your teeth to discolor over time, your tooth color does say a lot about you. Keep reading to learn more about the causes, important prevention tactics, and how to reverse discoloration.


How Does Poor Oral Hygiene Affect Your Metabolism?

June 15, 2021

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illustration of metabolism

Metabolism refers to a series of chemical reactions that occur in the cells of living organisms to sustain life. These chemical processes turn the calories you eat into fuel that keeps you alive, which is why people often associate metabolism with weight. Age is one factor that gradually affects your metabolism—did you know that oral health is another one? Read along to find out how poor oral hygiene can negatively impact your metabolism.


What Type of Milk Is Best for Your Teeth?

May 2, 2021

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When you were growing up, you were told that you needed to drink plenty of milk so that you would grow to be big and strong. There is definitely some truth behind this. Milk contains a lot of necessary vitamins and minerals needed for strong bones and teeth. You put it in your cereal, use it to bake, and might even have a glass with dinner, but which type is best? Cow’s milk? Almond milk? Goat’s milk? Continue reading to learn which one is most beneficial for your oral health.


Why Should You Soak Your Dentures Overnight?

April 15, 2021

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One of the many great things about living in today’s world is the fact that you don’t need to settle for missing teeth. There are several different tooth replacement options out there, like dentures. Dentures are life changing for people who are missing most of or all of their teeth, but to get the most out of them, you need to take extra care of them. This means allowing them to soak every night. Continue reading to learn a few reasons why soaking dentures is necessary.


5 Tips for Understanding Your Dental Insurance

November 7, 2020

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You probably know that your dental insurance is important, but do you know how it works? Studies estimate that less than 3% of PPO dental plan members use all the benefits they’re paying for every year, which could be thousands of dollars’ worth per family. Thankfully, even though dental insurance can seem confusing at times, understanding some of the basics can help you save a significant amount of money while caring for your smile. Read on as we share five practical and important tips for understanding how dental insurance works.


Choosing Between Dental Bridges and Implants

July 20, 2020

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3D illustration of a dental bridge for lower arch

You’ll naturally want to replace your lost tooth as soon as you can, but what’s the best way to do it? Over the years, dentists have developed multiple solutions for missing teeth, and it’s important to consider the advantages and disadvantages of each before making a decision. In cases where only a single tooth is gone, your choices will come down to a dental bridge or a single dental implant; read on to learn about the differences between these restorations so that you can start thinking about which one is the best fit for your smile.


Virtual Dental Consults: Safe Dentistry In The Time of COVID-19

April 8, 2020

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patient talking to their emergency dentist on their laptop

If you’re considered as an at-risk person during COVID-19 or are simply trying to be conscious of limiting your movement so you can stay safe, you’ll be pleased to know that dentistry is going digital. Teledentistry, also known as virtual dental consults, has been around for years, but since COVID-19 has become widespread, it’s gaining more popularity than ever. Read on to learn what a virtual appointment with an emergency dentist would be like and how digital dentistry is helping patients stay safe while receiving the care they need.


End of the Year Dental Benefits: Don’t Let Them Go to Waste

November 11, 2019

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Dental Insurance

Keeping track of your dental benefits might be the last thing you want to do during the holidays, but if you don’t want potentially hundreds of insurance dollars to go to waste, it’s a good idea to visit the dentist in Pearland so that you can utilize your benefits before they reset at the end of the year. What can your insurance help you with, and how can it save you money? Read on to learn how to make a decision that will keep your finances healthy and your smile intact.

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