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Smoking and Dental Implants: What’s the Connection?

July 27, 2021

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Woman learning about smoking and dental implants on a laptop

Dentists regularly educate patients about the dangers that smoking can have on oral health both in the short- and long-term. When it comes to smoking and dental implants, there is no exception. If you currently smoke or use tobacco products and intend to complete dental implant treatment in the near future, it’s crucial that you discontinue this habit as soon as possible. To learn from a dentist how smoking not only affects your eligibility for dental implants, but the success of your implant after treatment is already complete, keep reading!


Foods to Avoid After Dental Implant Surgery

June 4, 2021

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Man eating after dental implant surgeryAre you ready to permanently replace your missing teeth? That’s great! Dental implants are an excellent solution to gain a nearly perfect replica of your natural smile. The first step in your journey will be to place posts in your jawbone, which means your mouth might be sore afterward. Don’t worry, here’s what you can expect after dental implant surgery and which foods you’ll want to avoid.


True or False: Is Snacking Bad for Your Teeth?

April 9, 2021

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Woman snacking throughout the dayIf you’re like many people, you might crave a sweet treat after a long day. Before you reach for a cookie or another snack, it’s important to pause and consider your teeth. Believe it or not, snacking can affect your oral health. If you’re not careful, you can damage your smile while trying to satisfy your sweet tooth. You don’t need to let the foods you eat leave a lasting mark on your dental health. You can protect your smile while enjoying an afternoon snack.


How Attaching Dentures to My Dental Implants Can Make a Difference

March 13, 2021

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a digital image of an implant denture and six posts on the lower arch

Are you a denture-wearer? Do you become frustrated with the accidental slippage you experience when attempting to eat or speak? Are you ready to get back more of your time when cleaning your prosthetic? If so, you may find that implant dentures can give you the results you desire. Read on to learn more about the advantages of choosing dental implants over your traditional dentures and why you’ll see a drastic improvement in your quality of life.


How to Extend the Lifetime of Your Porcelain Veneers

January 21, 2021

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cosmetic dentist in brownstone discussing porcelain veneers with a patient

Making the choice to go with porcelain veneers as a cosmetic dental option is no small decision. Maybe you’ve had them for years, or perhaps you’re considering them, but either way, you’ll want them to last as long as possible. The great news is, there are plenty of ways you can prolong their lifetime, and your Brownstone dentist shares some tips to help you maintain your veneers.


Need Fillings? Save Money by Getting Them Before 2020 Ends!

November 4, 2020

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young woman smiling with her dentist before getting fillings

At your last checkup, did your dentist tell you that you needed a filling or two? If so, you’re definitely not alone. In fact, more than 90% of American adults have had at least one cavity. While you may be tempted to avoid getting your cavities taken care of until after the holidays, getting any fillings you need before the end of the year can actually save you money. Continue reading to learn how.


How Long Does A Dental Bridge Last?

October 7, 2020

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Dental bridge

If you are looking to replace your missing teeth, there are many different factors you need to consider in order to decide which tooth replacement option best suits your needs. In addition to understanding how they look and function, you will want to know how long a tooth replacement lasts before needing to be replaced. One popular option is a dental bridge. Continue reading to learn more from your dentist about the dental bridge lifespan as well as how you can prevent them from failing.


Why Are Some Dental Implant Cases More Complex?

August 2, 2020

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Dental implant graphic next to woman's smile

Dental implants are one of the most effective and reliable ways to replace missing teeth. In fact, according to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, dental implants have a success rate of approximately 95%! While most people with missing teeth make good candidates for implant treatment, some cases can be more complex than others. Here is a quick look at some of the factors that make a dental implant case complex.


10 Dental Symptoms That Indicate a Dental Emergency is Coming

May 18, 2020

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Pained woman hand on cheek should see Brownstown Township emergency dentist

Are you experiencing unusual or uncomfortable dental symptoms, but are unsure whether to call your Brownstown Township emergency dentist? Not all dental emergencies are as easy to identify as a cracked or knocked-out tooth. Sometimes, easily overlooked annoyances in your smile are indications of a more serious underlying issue. Here are ten symptoms that may be early warning signs of a dental emergency.


Why You Need to Replace Your Missing Teeth

January 16, 2020

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close up of man with missing teeth

You’ve been missing a molar for a few years now. Since it’s in the back of your mouth, you figure you don’t need to replace it. After all, no one’s going to see it, so why bother? As it turns out, there are plenty of reasons why you should. Not replacing missing teeth can lead to cosmetic and even oral health consequences, even if it’s a back tooth. Keep reading to learn why you should fill the gap in your mouth, and a few of the options you have.

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