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How Teeth Whitening Products and Cavities Can Be a Dangerous Duo

October 4, 2021

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When upgrading your home, you wouldn’t paint the outside of your house and leave the inside a mess. It’s not unlike trying to whiten your teeth at all costs even when you are struggling with cavities. Getting the cavity situation under control beforehand is exponentially more important.

The shade of the tooth can wait – make sure the tooth will be able to stay in your mouth first. Keep reading to learn why whitening gel and cavities are a problematic combination and why the smart move is to consult with your dentist before any teeth-whitening treatments.

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5 Reasons to Choose Tooth-Colored Fillings

July 20, 2021

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Tooth-colored filling on molarAlthough they are preventable, at least 92% of adults have had a cavity in a permanent tooth. Thankfully, tooth decay can be treated using a filling. You might be envisioning a dark metal spot on a tooth, but now there’s another option. Instead of amalgam, you can benefit from a tooth-colored filling. While metal has been used for generations, here are 5 reasons to choose a tooth-colored solution to restore your smile.

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What Are the Signs That You Need a Dental Filling?

June 10, 2021

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Cavities are one of the most common oral health problems, and they don’t just occur because you consume too much sugar. Other causes include dental accidents, poor oral hygiene, and even using your teeth to bite down on hard surfaces. They’re the first stage of tooth decay and can become a serious threat to your oral health if left untreated. Fortunately, cavities are easily treated with dental fillings before significant damage occurs. Are you unsure whether you need a filling? Read on for a few signs you should look out for.

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Cleaning, Handling, and Storing Your Dentures to Ensure They Last

May 8, 2021

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Dentures can offer many years of reliable use, making them a great affordable solution for severe tooth loss. Of course, they require consistent at-home care to keep them free of bacteria and prevent them from breaking down prematurely. With just a few simple steps on caring for dentures, you can ensure your tooth replacement lasts for as long as possible. To learn how to clean, handle, and store your denture, keep reading!

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Is a Broken Denture a Dental Emergency?

October 20, 2020

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Dentures are one of the most popular tooth replacement options out there. They can be lifechanging, especially for those who have been missing most or all of their teeth. But what happens when your denture breaks? Does this count as a dental emergency? Should you seek help immediately. They may not be your real teeth, but it is certainly difficult to chew and speak without them. Continue reading to learn more from your dentist about how they break and what to do if you have a broken denture.

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Use Your Dental Insurance Before You Lose It!

September 27, 2020

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If you have a dental insurance plan that runs on the calendar year, then the clock is ticking. Your benefits are going to reset after December 31st, which means any dental dollars you didn’t use are simply lost. Taking advantage of your benefits while you still have them is especially important if you have any outstanding treatments to take care of. Now is the perfect time of year to use benefits before the expire; read on if you need a few ideas on how to do just that.

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4 Simple Tips to Make Your Dentures Last

September 4, 2020

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One of the best things about dentures is that they’re 100% cavity-proof. However, just because they’re immune to tooth decay doesn’t mean they don’t require any maintenance at all. Correctly caring for dentures will help them bring you years and years of beautiful, confident smiles. But what is the best way to take care of your dentures? Here are four easy things you can do to keep your new smile in great shape for years to come.

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Don’t Let COVID-19 Stop You from Seeing Your Dentist!

August 17, 2020

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When the COVID-19 pandemic first swept through America back in March, most dental practices essentially closed, only treating patients with emergencies. Even after they’ve opened back up, many people still hesitate to attend dental appointments, as they’re worried it’s not worth the risk of infection. Dental offices are actually some of the cleanest, safest places you could be. This was true even before the pandemic, and with all of the added safety precautions that your dentist in Savannah is taking, it’s even truer now. Here are three reasons why you shouldn’t let COVID-19 prevent you from regularly seeing your dentist.

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Smiling Brightly: Maintaining Your Oral Health in Quarantine

April 12, 2020

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Smiling Person at Home After Seeing Emergency Dentist in Savannah

Life during the COVID-19 pandemic is stressful. When you’re experiencing anxiety, it can be easy to lapse into bad habits that negatively impact your oral and overall health. Things like smoking, nail-biting, and constant snacking can be harmful for your teeth and gums, leading you to have to book an emergency dental appointment during quarantine. Instead of indulging in harmful habits, your emergency dentist in Savannah has advice on how to stay healthy during the pandemic.

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Here’s When You Should See an Emergency Dentist, Despite COVID-19

March 20, 2020

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Local and national public health officials are advising neighbors and the county as a whole to stay at home as much as possible. While essential trips like grocery shopping, pharmacy visits, and medical emergencies are the most notable exceptions, it can be difficult to know when an emergency dental visit is warranted. According to an emergency dentist in Savannah, here’s what you need to know regarding dental emergencies while under quarantine.

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