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Are You Too Old for Dental Implants?

March 14, 2024

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older person with dental implants smiling

Having missing teeth can really get you down, making you feel less confident and making socializing harder. Thankfully, dental implants can fix this. They’re small screws made of titanium that take the place of missing tooth roots, giving you a complete and healthy smile. But is there an age when you can’t get dental implants anymore? Keep reading to find out if age matters for this amazing treatment.


4 Freedoms of Invisalign

March 1, 2024

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smiling person holding an Invisalign aligner tray

When people think of getting their teeth straightened, they often picture having lots of metal wires and brackets in their mouth. But since 1997, Invisalign changed how we do that. These are clear trays that you can take out, and they’re much nicer to look at than metal braces. Plus, they have a bunch of good things about them compared to regular braces. Keep reading to learn about the top four benefits of using Invisalign.


Grin and Win: How Smiling Can Improve Your Health

February 23, 2024

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A man smiling as he eats after a workout

Smiling is often seen as a simple facial expression, but did you know that it can actually improve your health? New studies performed by researchers at multiple universities have discovered some incredible health benefits linked to your grin. If you’d like to learn more about these healthy advantages and how you can tap into them, continue reading!


Tooth Trouble in Paradise: Dental Health and Relationships 

February 9, 2024

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A couple smiling with good dental health

Have you ever considered the connection between your smile and your romantic relationships? It’s often the first thing a potential partner will notice when they meet you. But beyond just aesthetics, your dental health—for better or for worse, could play a significant role in your love life. If you’re curious how your oral health fits into the romantic equation, continue reading. You’ll learn what you can do to keep your smile—and your relationships—healthy.


Professions Where Invisalign Can Be Beneficial

January 4, 2024

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Young woman holding a clear alignerAlthough you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, many people form a first impression based on the appearance of someone’s teeth. Crooked or gapped teeth could send the wrong message. Not only can alignment issues affect your professional image, but also your confidence and dental health. Invisalign provides a discreet solution to fix your bite and alignment. If you have concerns about brackets and wires affecting your career, here is why you should consider investing in clear aligners.


How to Protect Your Smile from Your Sweet Tooth

January 3, 2024

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Sugar cubes on light gray backgroundCandy, cookies, soda, and other sugary treats can be difficult to resist. Unfortunately, your sweet tooth can affect more than your waistline. Sugar can also harm your dental health. It contributes to tooth decay, which affects 92% of adults. If you can’t resist a sweet treat, it’s important to protect your pearly whites from the damaging effects of sugar. Here are 6 ways to lessen your risk of cavities when a sugar craving hits.


Keeping It Clean: Smart Toothbrush Storage Tips for a Healthy Mouth

December 29, 2023

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A woman using her toothbrush as she thinks about toothbrush storage

Good oral hygiene isn’t only about how you use your toothbrush. It’s also about where you store it. It may seem insignificant, but something as simple as toothbrush storage can be a factor in your oral health. If you want to learn how to properly store your toothbrush to ensure clean smiles and a healthy mouth, continue reading.


4 Smile-Friendly Gifts to Put In Your Family’s Stockings

December 15, 2023

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Three Christmas stockings hung over a fireplace

You’re probably used to filling your family’s stockings with candy canes and other sugary treats. However, if you’re worried about your loved ones’ teeth and gums, then you may want to think about getting them gifts that are better for dental health. Fortunately, your dentist has a few suggestions that may be worth considering. Below are 4 examples of smile-friendly stocking stuffers.


Smile to Succeed: Getting Cosmetic Dentistry for Professional Purposes

November 24, 2023

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A man smiling as he shakes hands with his boss after his cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is a great way to make your smile more attractive and restore the function of your bite. Beyond these benefits, more and more people are turning to cosmetic dentistry to help in other aspects of their lives. A study performed for the American Association for the Advancement of Science showed that employers were more likely to interview or hire smiling applicants!

If you want to learn more about how cosmetic dentistry could help you get ahead in your career, continue reading.


Unseen Teeth Need Love Too: Why You Should Replace Molars with Dental Implants

November 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbyars @ 10:48 pm
A dentist talking to his patient about dental implants

If you’ve lost a tooth that’s hidden from plain view, you might wonder if you really need to replace it. After all, if no one is going to see it, why does it matter? While it’s true that the aesthetic concern is not pressing, there are crucial oral health reasons to consider dental implants.

So, what’s the big deal about missing teeth? Continue reading to learn why a hidden molar still needs a little dental implant TLC.

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