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Myths & Molars: Debunking Tooth Extraction Tall Tales

January 5, 2024

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A woman smiling after her tooth extraction site healed

Tooth extraction is often the last resort for any dentist. The procedure involves removing an infected, damaged, or unnecessary tooth from its socket. Because of the nature of the treatment, many have come to fear or revile it. These same people are often the ones who spread misconceptions through their friends and over social media leading to harmful myths.

Continue reading to learn the truth about tooth extraction and debunk some of the more common myths surrounding it.

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Socket to Me: Should I Be Worried About Getting Dry Socket?

December 6, 2023

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A man holding his jaw due to the pain of dry socket

Tooth extractions are a very simple procedure in modern dentistry. However, the aftermath can raise concerns with dry socket. You probably heard this term from your dentist as they told you to avoid it, but what is it exactly?

If you want to be prepared for dry socket, continue reading. You’ll learn what dry socket is, explore preventive measures, and find essential tips for post-tooth extraction care.

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Can Tooth Extraction be the Cure for Gum Disease?

November 8, 2023

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A man who just got an extraction to try to cure his gum disease

When gum disease takes hold, it can lead to multiple dental complications, and in some cases, extraction may be necessary to stop the spread. But does the removal of affected teeth mean the worst is over?

If you want to understand what happens after tooth extraction, and how gum disease is treated by dentists, continue reading.

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5 Bad Habits to Avoid After Getting Dental Implants

October 3, 2023

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Woman with glasses smiling and looking at a laptop

Dental implants typically last much longer than other forms of tooth replacement. In fact, many people are able to keep the same dental implant posts for their entire lives. That said, certain bad habits could end up compromising your newly restored smile if you’re not careful. Below are 5 things you need to avoid doing if you want your dental implants to last.

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Temporary Veneers: Why Are They Necessary?

September 7, 2023

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Placing a temporary veneer on a tooth

You’ve finally taken the first steps toward enhancing your grin by asking your dentist about the process of getting veneers. However, while they’re explaining what you can expect to happen, you may be surprised to learn that you’ll need to wear temporary veneers for a while before you can receive the final versions. Why are temporary veneers needed? And what do you need to know about wearing them? The answers to these questions can help you prepare for your smile transformation.

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How Do You Fix Small Teeth?

August 3, 2023

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An unhappy man looking at his small teeth in a hand mirror

When you think of smile flaws, you likely imagine visible marks. After all, the worst grins tend to be those with stains, chips, and cracks. However, blemishes aren’t the only imperfections a smile can suffer. Sometimes, pearly whites may seem “stubby” or too short for your mouth. These teeth can then make you too nervous to smirk. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry has ways to address this issue. As proof, here are the causes of small teeth and cosmetic treatments that fix them.

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What Should You Do If There’s a Gap Between Your Two Front Teeth?

July 10, 2023

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Close-up of smile with gap between two front teeth

While there can potentially be a gap anywhere in your smile, it is particularly common for there to be an unusual amount of space between the two front teeth in your upper archway. This often isn’t a major oral health issue, but you might be less than happy with how it affects the appearance of your smile. Luckily, your cosmetic dentist is here to explain what can cause gaps to form between your front teeth as well as what can be done to close them.

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Will Getting Veneers End Up Changing My Diet?

June 15, 2023

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a woman with veneers thinking about her diet

If you have stained, chipped, misshapen, gapped teeth, or all of the above, then veneers may be the ideal solution for you. These porcelain shells can conceal various dental flaws simultaneously, and they only take a couple of weeks to complete! However, while they can last well over a decade, you’ll need to make some changes in your daily life to make the most of them, including your diet. Keep reading to learn three nutrition tips for ensuring longer-lasting veneers.

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Straighten Your Teeth with Invisalign®

April 1, 2023

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If you’re looking for an alternative to conventional braces, Invisalign® could be the answer you have been looking for. Moreover it does wonders for straightening teeth.

The most trusted clear removable system is perfect for those with mild to moderate tipped and crooked teeth.

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Custom Made Same Day Crowns

March 1, 2023

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If you are thinking about buying dental crowns online because it’s a, “Quick Fix,” reconsider. Your Ramsey dentist’s office is the only place you should go if you want same day crowns.

In this day and age it’s easy to buy nearly everything online. However, that isn’t always a good thing especially when it comes to cosmetic dentistry.

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