October 26, 2023
The end of the year is rapidly approaching, which can be depressing to hear for plenty of reasons. One of them is that your dental insurance benefits are about to expire, which means that you only have a few months left to make use of them. It’s estimated that Americans collectively leave about 100 billion worth of insurance on the table each year.
You’ve already paid for your coverage, so why not make use of it? If you want to get the most out of your dental insurance before the end of the year, here are a few tips to help you.(more…)
October 13, 2023
For missing teeth, dentures are life-altering. They can instantly bring back the look and function of your mouth. This restores not only your ability to eat and speak but also your confidence and your social spark.
If you want to learn the best ways to take care of your dentures, continue reading. You’ll find five expert tips to get the most out of your smile.(more…)
September 22, 2023
A smile is more than just teeth–it’s a portal to your oral health, overall well-being, and self-confidence. Dental crowns serve as safeguards for heavily damaged teeth and play a critical role in preserving your smile.
However, even the sturdiest dental crowns face the test of time. So, how long can you rely on them? Continue reading to delve into dental crowns, their durability, and how you can maximize their lifespan.(more…)
September 13, 2023
While denture sores are likely during a new set of dentures’ initial adjustment period, they should be rare after you are used to them. If they become a recurring issue with a set you have been wearing for a long time, they can be indicative of an underlying problem. Here’s what you need to know about what causes denture sores, what you can do to prevent them, and when you should see a dentist to address them.(more…)
August 24, 2023
Even if you’re eager, you can’t just get a dental crown immediately. Your tooth must be prepped for it first; otherwise, the final cap won’t work well. That said, you might wonder: How do dentists prepare teeth for crowns? Is the process simple, extensive, or somewhere in between? As it happens, your Lancaster dental practice can address these questions. So, learn their answers in this summary of how dentists prepare teeth for high-quality dental crowns.(more…)
August 11, 2023
A full set of dentures can completely transform your smile and restore your confidence. With dentures, you’ll be able to talk and eat the way you did before. However, there can be some vexing quirks to work out when you begin to use your dentures.
One of the most common frustrations is an unsecured lower denture that doesn’t seem to fit as well as the upper portion. Continue reading to learn more about why this happens and what you can do to mitigate it.(more…)
July 27, 2023
As you might know, do-it-yourself projects are on the rise lately. More and more people share their self-made work over social media. Despite this trend, though, it’s not a good idea to try DIY replacement teeth. These restorations are very unsafe and put your oral health at risk. Instead, you should only ever see a dentist for tooth replacements. If you’d like to learn more, here’s a primer on why DIY replacement teeth aren’t safe from a local dental practice.(more…)
July 13, 2023
Cavities are tricky little nuisance. They can be hard to catch before they do significant damage, and they can be especially difficult to spot if they develop between teeth. While good oral hygiene is the best way to avoid them, everyone should be on the lookout for these nasty bacterial infections. Your dentist has a variety of ways to deal with cavities. Here are some signs that you have a cavity between your teeth and some tips on how to treat them.(more…)
June 8, 2023
Of all of the things that can threaten the well-being of your pearly whites, tooth decay is arguably the most common and most serious of these issues. And it doesn’t just threaten your dental hygiene—it can also cause you quite a bit of pain! Luckily, dental fillings are among the many solutions used to address tooth decay; however, it’s not always obvious when a filling is needed. Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about how fillings can be used to effectively combat and prevent decay, along with some signs that indicate you might need one.(more…)
June 3, 2023
If you’re familiar with dental implants, you’ve maybe heard that they’re considered the ultimate form of tooth replacement. Thanks to their unique placement method, these nifty posts are fully capable of restoring lost teeth in terms of look, feel, and functionality. However, some patients who need to replace their missing teeth feel a little hesitant to commit to dental implant surgery, often due to concerns about the process being painful. Luckily, you don’t have anything to worry about! Here’s more from your trusted dentist about the dental implant process and why it’s much more comfortable than you may expect.(more…)