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Dentures VS Implants: Which Stops Bone Loss?

January 1, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dominic Carlson @ 3:42 pm

Smiling older man in dentist’s chairTeeth are meant to last for a lifetime, but 40 million Americans have experienced complete tooth loss. Dentures have been used for generations to restore functional, beautiful smiles, but they aren’t the only method of replacing missing teeth. 500,000 people per year are investing in dental implants. Although dentures are a tried and proven solution, dental implants have many advantages, like the ability to stop bone loss. If you’re ready to replace your lost teeth, here’s what you need to know to choose the best method to rebuild your smile.


Cleaning Dentures: Can You Do It While Wearing Them

December 29, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dominic Carlson @ 12:07 am
person cleaning dentures with toothbrush

Dentures are one of the most popular ways to replace missing teeth. Whether you need to fill in a few gaps or an entire mouth of pearly whites, this replacement option is chosen by many for its long history and easy use. Even so, there are quite a few things about dentures that vary from one’s natural smile. For example, the way that you clean dentures are different from your teeth. New denture wearers often wonder if they can brush their restorations while wearing them. Continue reading to learn if cleaning dentures wow they’re in your mouth is a good idea or if there’s a better way to do it.


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!


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.


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.


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. 


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.


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.


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.


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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