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Loose Dental Implant? A Simple Guide for What to Do Next

May 27, 2022

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man holding his mouth with a loose dental implant

Ever since you got that dental implant, you have had so much more confidence in your smile. You don’t worry about eating in front of others anymore—even hard or crunchy foods—until one time it suddenly feels loose when you bite down. Is this a serious problem? Do you need to call your dentist? Does this mean your implant is failing?

In this post, you’ll learn why you should pay attention and do something about this symptom, what you should do in this situation, and how your dentist can correct it.

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Can Veneers Resist Coffee Stains?

April 29, 2022

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woman drinking coffee with porcelain veneers

Everyone who knows you knows that your morning doesn’t begin until you’ve had some coffee. As much as you love and need your coffee, you likely already know that it can stain your teeth. Although daily brushing and regular professional cleaning visits help, your teeth may still be discolored. In addition to other flaws, perhaps covering your yellow or dull-looking teeth is a main reason why you’ve decided to get porcelain veneers.

The good news is that veneers are more stain resistant than natural enamel, but can they hold up against your daily coffee? Keep reading to find out!

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Porcelain or Composite Veneers? How to Decide Between These Types

April 14, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — boylesdentistry @ 4:46 pm
woman deciding between the types of veneers

Life is full of decisions—what clothing to wear, where to go for lunch, what to do for date night with your partner. While some of these choices seem small or ultimately unimportant, it can be difficult to choose between two perfectly good options.

For improving the appearance of your smile with your dentist, you generally have two types of veneers you can pick from. But how will you decide which one is best? Here is some valuable information to help you choose!

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To Pull or Not to Pull: Deciding Root Canal or Tooth Extraction

March 29, 2022

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woman trying to pick between root canal or tooth extraction

You can’t stand it anymore! The tooth pain is overwhelming, and you have an emergency dental appointment to resolve the issue as soon as possible. As you sit in the chair waiting for your dentist to identify the problem, you wonder which treatment they’ll recommend. For severe toothaches, the most likely treatment is either a root canal or tooth extraction? Is one treatment better than the other? What are the advantages and disadvantages of these options? Keep reading to find out!

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Decisions, Decisions: Picking Porcelain Veneers or Dental Crowns

March 17, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — boylesdentistry @ 3:49 pm
patient who decided porcelain veneers or dental crowns

Maybe you’re not the most decisive person. Perhaps it takes you forever to look at a menu and pick what you want or choose what to wear for the day. When it comes to improving your teeth, you know that you’ll need more advanced treatment than tooth-colored fillings or composite resin bonding can offer. But you still face an important decision: porcelain veneers or dental crowns. Keep reading to find out more about these treatments and learn how you can determine the one best suited for your smile.

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Tooth Pain Suddenly Gone? What This Could Mean

February 28, 2022

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man thinking after his tooth pain has stopped

You’ve had a toothache for days. You keep taking over-the-counter pain reliever, hoping this dental emergency will go away. Then, one day your tooth stops hurting! While this may seem like a favorable turn of events at first, it actually isn’t. Yes, you are no longer in pain, but what exactly was the pain trying to tell you? Is the problem fixed just because your discomfort stopped?

Before you get excited over your toothache disappearing, you need to understand more about tooth pain and the potential consequences for waiting to see a dentist.

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Is Nitrous Oxide Sedation Really Safe?

January 28, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — boylesdentistry @ 5:58 pm
machine for nitrous oxide sedation

As a responsible adult, you are concerned about what goes into your body. Maybe you carefully watch what you eat or you stay away from tobacco or alcohol. So when your dentist suggests using nitrous oxide to make your appointment less stressful, you hesitate. Is it safe?

Absolutely! Nitrous oxide at your dentist’s office is great for many patients who struggle with dental visits. If you’re still worried about the risks involved, keep reading to learn more about nitrous oxide sedation and how it can help you feel more comfortable in the dentist’s chair.

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Which Type of Veneer Is Right for You?

January 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — boylesdentistry @ 5:12 pm
woman getting veneers and learning about the types of veneers

Do you hate the way your teeth look? Perhaps you’ve tried whitening your teeth professionally without success. Maybe you have chips or other flaws that you’d like to hide.

If you want to make changes to the way your smile looks, you can take advantage of veneers, which cover the front surface of your teeth, correcting their shape, color, and size. But if you’re unfamiliar with veneers, you should know the basics before going to see your dentist about treatment. Here is more information about the types of veneers and the process of perfecting your smile.

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3 Strange Dental Emergency Stories to Share and Learn from

December 30, 2021

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amazed man covering his mouth from strange dental emergency stories

When you get together with your friends, do you tell a lot of big fish stories? It’s normal and fun to embellish some details here and there. However, some stories don’t need much embellishment—take these strange dental emergencies. Having a toothache or a knocked-out tooth can feel dramatic enough, but these stories take dental emergencies to the next level! Read on to learn what these people did and how you can learn from them.

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How to Transition to Eating with Dentures

December 15, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — boylesdentistry @ 5:06 pm
woman holding an apple who needs to learn about eating with dentures

Change can be rough. It often involves adapting to new ways of doing things and requires time and patience as you transition. Getting used to eating with dentures can present a big change, but you can make this adjustment easier on yourself. Keep reading to learn how you’ll need to modify how you eat for your new dentures to be successful.

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