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5 Essential Tips for Enjoying Your Meals with Dentures

November 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dominic Carlson @ 7:07 pm
a couple eating with dentures in Bakersfield

If you’re struggling with moderate to severe tooth loss, then you know how difficult it can make simple tasks, such as munching your food comfortably. Fortunately, you can effectively restore your smile with dentures. Thanks to advancements in modern dentistry, your restorations will be more durable and natural-looking than ever before. That said, it may take some time for you to get used to chewing with your new teeth. Read on to learn several tips on eating with dentures to improve your dining experience!

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Which Should You Get: Porcelain Veneers or Lumineers?

October 19, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dominic Carlson @ 9:55 am
A close-up of a smile with porcelain veneers

You may want to get porcelain veneers if you’re trying to treat serious smile flaws. These ceramic layers are versatile and can address a wide range of imperfections! Still, some dentists offer another veneer type called Lumineers as well. As such, you may not know which of the two is right for you. Even so, though, there’s no reason to fear; your Bakersfield dentist can help you decide. Read on to learn the varying strengths and weaknesses of porcelain veneers and Lumineers.

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5 Reasons Why Teeth Whitening is the Perfect Gift Idea

September 16, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dominic Carlson @ 7:25 am
A patient receiving teeth whitening

Do you have a loved one whose birthday is coming up? Maybe a significant anniversary? If so, you probably want to give them a great gift. Doing so will tell them how much they mean to you! That said, you might not have any ideas on what to get. After all, the world today has so many options to choose! In that case, your local dentist is here with a suggestion: How about teeth whitening? To learn more, here are five reasons why this cosmetic treatment would make a perfect present.

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3 Common Sports-Related Dental Injuries & How to Prevent Them

August 24, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dominic Carlson @ 11:58 pm

Football player in red uniformNo one ever expects a dental emergency to happen to them, but 1 in 6 Americans has one annually. Although anyone can require urgent dental care, athletes are most at risk. According to the Journal of the American Dental Association, up to 39% of dental emergencies are sports-related. While it’s not unusual for athletes to suffer oral health injuries, many could be prevented with a sportsguard. Here are 3 of the most common athletic dental emergencies a mouthguard can prevent. 

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3 Innovations Behind Dental Implant Success

August 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dominic Carlson @ 10:40 pm

Dentist discussing dental implant with patientBridges and dentures have been used for generations because they are tried and proven methods of replacing lost teeth. However, more than 500,000 people every year are choosing a dental implant to replace both the root and crown. It has over a 95% success rate thanks to advancements in dental implant technology. Here are 3 innovations behind the most successful option to complete your smile.

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What Makes Dental Implants Successful?

July 28, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dominic Carlson @ 4:55 pm

Digital model of a dental implantDespite continual innovations in dentistry, 120 million Americans have lost at least one tooth. Traditional bridges and dentures have been used for generations to rebuild complete smiles; however, 500,000 people annually are choosing a permanent solution to replace their missing teeth. A dental implant has over a 95% success rate and is proven to last for decades with the right maintenance. As the only method of recreating both the root and crown, here are 5 factors behind the high dental implant success rate.

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4 Signs That It’s Time to Replace Your Dentures

May 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dominic Carlson @ 10:26 pm
Person holding new dentures.

Your dentures have done a lot for you over the years; they’ve given your mouth a renewed chance when it comes to eating, talking, laughing and more. However, they’re not built to last forever—even if you take good care of your dentures, they’ll eventually need to be swapped out with new ones, precisely readjusted, or attached to dental implants to continue functioning properly. But how do you know when it’s time for brand new dentures? Keep reading to learn about four signs that indicate it’s time to have your dentures replaced.

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4 Traits of a Beautiful Smile

April 29, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dominic Carlson @ 12:46 am

Young woman with attractive smileWhat’s the first thing you notice about someone when meeting them? If you are like 37% of Americans, it’s likely their smile. Unfortunately, cosmetic imperfections can give the wrong first impression. 84% of adults say an attractive smile is important, but how do you know if yours is considered appealing? Here are 4 traits of a beautiful smile and how cosmetic dentistry can help you achieve them.

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Can Teenagers Get Dental Implants?

January 24, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dominic Carlson @ 9:16 pm
teenage girl looking at her smile in a mirror

Losing a tooth is awful at any age, but it can be especially devastating to a teenager. Having an empty space in their grin might make them feel too insecure to audition for a play they want to star in, try out for a sports team, or be social in general. If your teenage son or daughter is missing a tooth, you might have considered having them get a dental implant to fill the gap. But can teenagers get dental implants? Read on to find out!

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5 Ways Dental Implants Boost Your Self-Esteem

December 23, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — Dominic Carlson @ 4:43 am

Confident woman with dental implants smilingYour teeth are important for more than just biting and chewing. They are invaluable to your self-esteem. A beautiful smile radiates happiness and confidence from the inside out. However, if you’ve lost a tooth or two, you likely lost some of your shine, too. You don’t have to live with the weight of missing teeth. Dental implants are a nearly perfect replica of your real teeth, but that’s not their only benefit. Here are 5 ways dental implants will instantly reignite your confidence.

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