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December 15, 2023

Having a Chair of Confidence: Why You Shouldn’t Fret Dental Implant Surgery

Filed under: Uncategorized — drakevotodds @ 6:48 pm
A woman looking nervous in the dentist’s chair before her dental implant surgery

Dental implants have changed the lives of thousands of patients with their innovative technology. However, many patients who haven’t undergone the surgery have no idea what to expect. They may even have doubts about whether they should do dental implant surgery at all!

Don’t worry. Dental implant surgery may seem daunting, but the positive outcomes far outweigh any initial jitters. If you want more proof of why you should be confident of the procedure, continue reading.

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October 6, 2023

How Can I Prevent My Dentures from Becoming Foul-Smelling?

Filed under: Uncategorized — drakevotodds @ 5:58 pm
a closeup of a patient holding their dentures

Dentures are perhaps the most tried-and-true of all dental restorations; they’ve assisted countless generations of patients with missing teeth, and due to advancements in dental technology, likely aren’t disappearing anytime soon! That said, as convenient and life-changing as dentures can be for patients with compromised smiles, they have the tendency to become foul-smelling if they aren’t correctly cared for. Continue reading below to learn a little more about why this can sometimes happen, along with a few tips to help you keep your dentures clean and pleasant to wear!

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August 16, 2023

Causes of Bad Breath & What to Do About It

Filed under: Uncategorized — drakevotodds @ 11:18 pm
image of foods that can cause bad breath

National Fresh Breath Day falls on August 6th, offering an excellent opportunity to celebrate the pleasures of having minty-fresh breath while reinforcing the habits that sustain it. Gaining insight into the possible causes of bad breath can prove valuable on this occasion. Continue reading to delve into various factors that can contribute to bad breath and uncover preventive measures to keep it at bay.

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June 3, 2023

Why Toothpicks Aren’t Suitable for Your Smile

Filed under: Uncategorized — drakevotodds @ 5:14 pm

Throughout our lives, we’ll occasionally encounter food objects that are notorious for becoming stuck between our teeth—and when this happens, it can make smiling quite awkward, especially if we don’t even realize the debris is visible! But of course, the threat to your oral health is just as important, meaning that this issue should be resolved quickly. One option that many people utilize for this is a toothpick—but despite its name, using one is not always a good idea. Here’s more from your trusted dentist about the potential harm that can befall your smile if you use toothpicks too frequently, along with some safer alternatives worth considering.

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April 2, 2023

4 Reasons to Appreciate Dental Hygienists

Filed under: Uncategorized — drakevotodds @ 5:05 am
a dental hygienist and a patient smiling

When you visit your dentist, no matter what the appointment is for, there are a few different people that you interact with: the front staff who greet you, the dentist whose name is on the sign, and of course, the skilled team of dental hygienists who carry out a large part of your care! In fact, without them, receiving top-of-the-line oral health care simply wouldn’t be possible. Keep reading to learn about four reasons why dental hygienists are worthy of your appreciation in honor of Dental Hygienist Week this April.

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February 8, 2023

Keep Your Invisalign Aligners Spotless with Cleaning Crystals

Filed under: Uncategorized — drakevotodds @ 10:17 pm
a picture of aligners and Invisalign cleaning crystals

You are so excited to be on the journey to straighter teeth with Invisalign! You have been wanting to fix your smile for a long time and now you are finally doing it. While you love the convenience and discretion of the removable aligners, you have noticed that they are becoming a bit discolored and yellow. Fortunately, your dentist already provided a solution for this problem by giving you a few packets of cleaning crystals in your Invisalign kit. Read on to learn more about this helpful product and how to use it!

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December 11, 2022

Will Veneers Make My Teeth Sensitive?

Filed under: Uncategorized — drakevotodds @ 8:25 pm
Young woman drinking coffee

Whether your teeth are chipped, cracked, misaligned, or discolored, veneers can give you the immaculate smile of your dreams! Even better, you can see results in as little as two appointments.

However, you may have heard that veneers can cause a little bit of tooth sensitivity after the procedure. If you want to know more about whether this is the case, and why that may be, here’s a guide that may be able to help you.

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August 8, 2022

What’s the Difference Between Crowns and Veneers?

Filed under: Uncategorized — drakevotodds @ 2:35 am

Hand holding veneerYou have more options than ever to treat dental or cosmetic concerns; however, veneers and crowns are among the most common procedures. While you might think they are the same, there are significant differences between the two. You don’t want to make the wrong decision for your smile. Here’s what you need to know to determine if veneers or crowns are right for you.

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July 21, 2022

Which Summer Activities are Dangerous for Your Smile?

Filed under: Uncategorized — drakevotodds @ 7:28 am
Elderly couple floating in pool

To better enjoy these summer months, chances are you have several fun things planned. Vacations, concerts, festivals, and other events are easier to come by this season. Still, you should watch out for anything that might hurt your teeth or gums during this time. As it turns out, several summertime activities can prove harmful to oral health. That said, make sure to protect your smile by exercising caution with these three practices.

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June 2, 2022

What You Should Know About Recovering from Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Filed under: Uncategorized — drakevotodds @ 5:54 pm
Patient at the dentist for wisdom tooth extraction.

Wisdom teeth removal is one of the most common dental surgeries performed, and for many patients it opens the door for fewer oral health problems later in life. That said, if your dentist has informed you that you’re going to need your wisdom teeth extracted, you might have a few initial concerns, including what the recovery timeline looks like. Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about what you can expect while recovering from wisdom tooth extraction, along with some tips to ensure a speedy and smooth recovery.

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