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How Fast Can Oral Cancer Spread?

April 18, 2023

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patient undergoing oral cancer screening

Oral cancer can spread rapidly, and with thousands of cases remaining undetected, it is a significant concern. However, it is also one of the most preventable cancers, and your dentist can play a crucial role in its prevention. During routine checkups and cleanings, your dentist performs oral cancer screenings to ensure your smile stays safe. But, if you already have oral cancer, how quickly can you expect it to spread? Continue reading to learn the answer as well as more about this condition.


Get the Most from Your Dentures by Avoiding These Bad Habits!

April 3, 2023

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a woman with healthy dentures due to good habits

Whether you need to just replace several teeth or an entire arch, dentures are a wonderful option for restoring your pearly whites. They can return the confidence that comes with a complete and natural-looking smile, as well as your bite power. You can also count on your prosthetic to last up to 10 years or more. But just like regular teeth, they can be affected by bad oral habits. You want to ensure that your dentures stay in top condition so they can last as long as possible. Here are five harmful denture habits to avoid so your smile can stay whole and happy for many years to come!


Tips, Tricks, and What to Expect When Talking with Dentures

March 7, 2023

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person talking with dentures to dentist

If you have lost your natural teeth and opted for dentures, they can be a great way to restore your smile and confidence. However, adjusting to them can take time. In the beginning, speaking with dentures may feel strange and uncomfortable. But over time and with some patience and practice, you’ll soon get used to them and be able to speak more naturally and confidently. To ease the transition, read on for tips and tricks on how to speak comfortably with dentures.


4 Reasons Why Getting Root Canal Therapy IS Good News!

February 24, 2023

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an image of an infected tooth that needs root canal therapy

If you have recently been told by your emergency dentist that you need root canal therapy, you may have thought that was the worst possible news to receive. While you never want your tooth to get to the point of severe decay, getting root canal therapy is the best route if it does. Sometimes a cavity can go further into the dental pulp—the center of a tooth. When it does, your dentist must remove the infection and keep it from spreading to the root and other parts of your body. By getting root canal therapy, you can return to a whole and healthy smile as soon as possible. Here are four reasons why receiving this treatment truly is good news!


Do You Have a Constant Bad Taste in Your Mouth?

February 8, 2023

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a man pointing to his tongue because of bad taste

Your tongue allows you to experience the wonderful world of taste. While sweet and savory tastes are savored, bitter and sour ones are not as enjoyable. Although unpleasant tastes may linger a bit after eating certain foods, what if they don’t go away, even after brushing or rinsing with mouthwash? Or what if a bad taste in your mouth appears suddenly? These could be signs of a serious issue. Read on to learn some possible causes of the bad taste in your mouth and what you can do to solve it.


4 Ways to Prevent Dental Emergencies

January 16, 2023

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Tooth with a first aid kit next to it

You may not have heard the term dental emergency before, but you probably have a good idea of what it means: toothaches, broken dentures, chipped teeth, and other oral health issues that are either painful or require immediate attention.

One of the most important aspects of oral health is preventing these problems from happening. If you want to know how to do that, here are a couple of things you can do to lower your risk for dental emergencies.


Are Dental Implants Worth Their Price?

January 6, 2023

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A hand holding a model of dental implants

If you know about dental implants, you likely don’t question their effectiveness. After all, these prosthetic teeth have a success rate of over 95%! That said, you may doubt whether implants are worth their high price. Perhaps you think you’re better off with dentures, or you want to preserve an already-tight budget. Whatever the case, your Lancaster dentist can settle the question. Here, then, is a summary of why implant cost is justified, given the treatment’s benefits and cost-saving ability.


What is the Lifespan of Dental Fillings?

January 4, 2023

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A woman receiving dental fillings

You likely feel happy if you’ve just gotten dental fillings. After all, your former cavities or tooth decay aren’t a problem anymore! That said, keep in mind that fillings don’t last forever; their lifespan is limited. When the time comes, then, you’ll need to know the signs they need replacement. Fortunately, your Lancaster dentist can give you some helpful pointers. Here’s a summary of how long fillings should last, how to tell when to replace them, and how best to care for them.


What to Do If You Have a Loose Tooth as an Adult

December 21, 2022

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Man with loose tooth looking in a hand mirror

It’s normal to have a loose tooth every so often when you’re a child, but when you’re an adult, it’s always a serious emergency. Permanent teeth are not supposed to come loose; if they do, it’s usually due to an injury or gum disease. If you don’t want to lose the tooth altogether, you need to act quickly. Here are 5 steps you should follow if you ever have a loose tooth.


3 Tooth-Friendly Stocking Stuffers for the Holidays

November 8, 2022

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red and white stocking stuffers in Lancaster

Are you starting to see twinkly lights around the neighborhood? Is there festive music in the air? If so, then you know that the holiday season is here! With the malls and supercenters packed, you might be considering getting gifts for your loved ones. However, if you aren’t sure what to get, it’s easy to simply reach for the standard stocking stuffers, like chocolate bars and lollipops. Since these can lead to post-holiday cavities, here are three tooth-friendly gift ideas that can help preserve your loved one’s pearly whites during the festive season!

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