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What Factors Are at Play in How Much My Dentures Cost?

February 13, 2024

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Model of dentures

Dentures are a time-tested way to replace lost teeth. A modern set of dentures is durable, incredibly lifelike, and so comfortable that a patient may forget that they are wearing them at all. However, the total cost of these appliances can vary based on the patient’s needs and the dentist providing them, and while dentures can be affordable, they are not cheap. Here’s a brief outline of the factors that contribute to how much dentures can cost so you can have a better idea of what to expect.

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Are the Holidays Really the Worst Time of Year for My Teeth?

December 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — instyle-smiles @ 11:46 pm
Woman looks frightened

The holiday season is here again, and that means celebrations, gift-giving, and many delicious seasonal foods. While this time of year is wonderful for family gatherings and reunions with old friends, it can also be hazardous to your dental health. Many of the treats and beverages commonly served during the holiday season are rich in sugars and other ingredients that can lead to oral infections like tooth decay or gum disease. Here are a few holiday dental health hazards to be wary of and a few tips for keeping your teeth healthy as you celebrate.

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What Can Make My Sleep Apnea Symptoms Worse?

October 13, 2023

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Woman has curious expression

Sleep apnea results when the relaxing muscles and tissues in the neck block a patient’s airway during sleep. It is a disruptive health issue that can have serious effects on your overall health if it is not managed properly. Though it is an underdiagnosed condition, 40% of Americans snore when they sleep, and a startling 80% of snorers have obstructive sleep apnea. This means that if you are unaware of having sleep apnea, there are things you might be doing that can make your symptoms worse. Here are a few factors that can exacerbate the symptoms of sleep apnea along with a few ways to address them.

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Crowning Achievement: How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

September 15, 2023

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A woman smiling with her new dental crown

Dental crowns, the tried-and-true method for restoring severely damaged teeth, are a robust treatment option. These porcelain “caps” are designed to slide over existing tooth structures, ensuring aesthetics and stability. But how long do they last exactly?

If you want to learn how long you can expect your dental crown to last, continue reading. You’ll learn what factors can increase or decrease their longevity, as well as the typical lifespan of the prosthetic.

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What to Do If Your Dental Bridge Falls Out  

August 9, 2023

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person whose dental bridge fell out covering their mouth

In the United States, approximately 120 million individuals are missing at least one tooth, resulting in millions of people having gaps in their smiles. If you’re among them and have a dental bridge to address these gaps, it’s essential to know what to do in case your bridge becomes dislodged. This restoration typically consists of a dental crown positioned between two abutment teeth or implants to replace one or more consecutive missing teeth. To understand the potential causes and how to handle a situation where your dental bridge falls out, continue reading.

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Does Your Broken Denture Count as a Dental Emergency?

June 15, 2023

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A close-up of a broken denture

As should be obvious, dentures aren’t your real teeth. They’re made of artificial stuff like resin instead of natural tissue. Still, a broken denture counts as a dental emergency. Your life greatly suffers when dealing with such an appliance. That said, you should have your dentist fix the situation at once. If you’d like to have the details, the matter is simple enough. Here’s a summary of what causes broken dentures, why they’re an emergency, and how a dentist can help.

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4 Kinds of Tooth Pain, and What They Mean

April 14, 2023

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person holding their tooth and wincing in pain

Have you ever had a toothache? They can range from mild to debilitating and make it difficult to get through the day or sleep through the night. Toothaches are a common oral health concern that can be caused by a variety of things. While some toothaches are mild and go away on their own, others can be severe and require prompt, professional treatment. Continue reading to learn about the four kinds of toothaches as well as what they may mean.

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3 Common Ways to Harm Your Smile as an Athlete

February 5, 2023

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a woman holding a basketball and smiling

Do you play sports or lead a very physically active life? If so, it is essential that you are aware of how to protect your oral health. According to the Journal of the American Dental Association, about 39% of dental injuries are sports-related. That means that almost half of all damage done to people’s pearly whites is caused by physical activity! The good news is you can be aware of the most common dental emergencies for athletes and do your part to protect your smile.  Read on to learn more!

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Brrr! 3 Winter Mouth Issues & How to Protect Your Smile

December 5, 2022

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a mother and her child smiling and protecting their smiles during the winter

The winter season has arrived! It is time to do all the necessary things to prepare for the colder weather, like getting out warmer clothes and making comfort foods. As you get ready for the drop in temperature, it is good to be reminded of how the cold, dry air impacts your oral health so you can take measures to protect your mouth. Here are three of the most common oral issues that can occur during the wintertime and what you can do to keep your smile healthy!

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3 Ways to Take Care of Your Teeth This Winter

November 5, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — instyle-smiles @ 9:16 pm
Young woman smiling in the snow

The coming of winter can sometimes make us reflect on the past year. What have you done, and what would you do differently? With the holidays upon us, your teeth might be doing a little bit more work than usual. It could be good to start building a few habits that protect your oral health.

This is also the season that can be the roughest on your teeth. Winter air can be a problem for your oral health, for a few reasons. Here are some things you can do to prevent any potential negative effects that result from winter weather.

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