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When Smiles Don’t Sit Well: 4 Complications of Ill-Fitting Dentures

March 14, 2024

Filed under: UncategorizedMatt Mauck @ 11:24 am
An older man suffering from ill-fitting dentures

Your dentures should fit snugly and comfortably at their best. That’s only natural – a dental lab customizes them to ensure they suit your mouth. Still, these prosthetic teeth can start to feel “off” over time. They can then cause health issues until they’re corrected. If you think your own don’t fit well, your dental practice can help you find out for sure. Read on to learn four complications of ill-fitting dentures and why to see a dentist for them.


Soothing Denture Discomfort: How to Get Rid of Pesky Denture Sores

February 9, 2024

Filed under: UncategorizedMatt Mauck @ 6:04 pm
Man holding his cheek due to denture sores

Dentures are a treatment that often restores quality of life. They can not only give back a brilliant smile but also the functionality of your teeth to eat delicious food and talk with loved ones. However, there are times when the prosthetics can be rough on your mouth and cause denture sores.

If you’re dealing with these irritating ulcers, or if you want to prevent them, continue reading. You’ll learn some great tips to keep your dentures comfortable.


What You Need to Know to Keep Your Dentures Pristine

January 14, 2024

Filed under: UncategorizedMatt Mauck @ 7:07 am
Dentures soaking in a glass

Modern dentures are incredibly realistic and durable, so much so that it can be easy to forget that they aren’t actually your real teeth. However, if you want your prosthetic to stick around for as long as possible, you’ll need to take care of them as well as you possibly can.

Thankfully, this doesn’t have to be all that difficult. Keep these few tips in mind, and you should be able to take care of your prosthetic for a long time to come.


What Can Cosmetic Dentistry Do for Non-Celebrities?

December 13, 2023

Filed under: UncategorizedMatt Mauck @ 10:21 pm
Lady shows off smile

Cosmetic dentistry has a long history with movie stars and television personalities. In fact, dental veneers were first used as part of a costume on a Hollywood set. While many people who don’t typically see their names in lights might think that cosmetic dental procedures are out of their reach, advances in dental methods have made these treatments much more available to the general public. Here are a few cosmetic dental treatments that can give the average Joe a movie star smile.


Toothy Transformations: 3 Benefits of a Smile Makeover

November 7, 2023

Filed under: UncategorizedMatt Mauck @ 7:43 pm
Woman in white tank top with a big smile in front of a light blue background

Many people who are frustrated by flaws in their teeth don’t seek our treatment because of anxiety over appointments, cost concerns, or other reasons. If it’s not causing you pain or making your life difficult, it’s tempting to simply live with imperfections. Unfortunately, studies have shown that those with dental problems are more likely to feel unworthy. That means you won’t be doing yourself any favors by procrastinating a smile makeover. Keep reading to learn 3 ways cosmetic dentistry can improve your overall well-being by enhancing your smile!


4 Anti-Aging Secrets of Cosmetic Dentistry

October 13, 2023

Filed under: UncategorizedMatt Mauck @ 1:04 pm
A woman smiling after her cosmetic dentistry appointment

Franz Kafka once said, “Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” He describes youth in the spiritual sense. How you view the world is how you feel. The same principle can be applied to yourself. If you want to feel young, you need to look young. Cosmetic dentistry can help.

If you want to learn the secrets of de-aging with cosmetic dentistry, continue reading.


What Does Sedation Dentistry Typically Cost?

September 29, 2023

Filed under: UncategorizedMatt Mauck @ 10:52 am
Nitrous oxide knobs

If the thought of visiting the dentist’s office makes you apprehensive, sedation dentistry can be incredibly useful in helping you to relax. Sedatives can quell anxiety, suppress physical responses, and make longer procedures much easier to sit through.

However, if you aren’t sure whether those sedatives will fit your budget, that may add more unnecessary anxiety to the procedure. If you want to know more about what budgeting for sedation dentistry entails, here’s some information you may find useful.


3 Uses for Sedation Dentistry Outside of Dental Anxiety

September 6, 2023

Filed under: UncategorizedMatt Mauck @ 10:49 am
Patient receiving nitrous oxide sedation

Unfortunately, there are quite a few people who are driven away from regular dental care by fears of what dentistry entails. That’s why dentists have plenty of tools at their disposal to help them deal with patient anxiety, including sedation dentistry.

However, sedation dentistry isn’t just for dealing with dental anxiety. There are other ways in which sedatives can make dentistry easier, even if you aren’t particularly nervous about a procedure. Here are a few examples.


Debunking 6 Common Cosmetic Dentistry Myths

July 17, 2023

Filed under: UncategorizedMatt Mauck @ 7:48 am
Woman admiring her smile in handheld mirror on blue dental chair while dentist talks to her

Do you shy away from smiling with teeth in photos? If you’re self-conscious about your grin, you’re not alone, but there are many options to get you the confidence to show off your pearly whites. If you’ve hesitated to pursue your dream smile because you’ve heard that the treatments are purely aesthetic, your teeth will be damaged in the process, or that it’s “too expensive,” then keep reading to learn the truth behind some common cosmetic dentistry myths.


Can You Whiten Bonded Teeth?

June 16, 2023

Filed under: UncategorizedMatt Mauck @ 8:52 pm

Female patient at dentistCosmetic dental bonding offers a lot of bang for your buck. It provides a quick fix for a variety of dental issues. A cosmetic resin creates natural-looking results, but it can discolor if you aren’t careful, just like your enamel. Unfortunately, whitening products won’t have any effect on the color of your bonding. Don’t worry, your cosmetic dentist has the solution you need to restore your pearly whites.


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