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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

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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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Veneers or Crowns: Reasons to Choose Each Option

November 24, 2021

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woman deciding between veneers and same-day crowns

You’ve put up with your chipped and gapped teeth for long enough, and you want to get your smile and your confidence back. You do a bit of research on your own before talking with the dentist so that you are ready for your consultation. In your reading, you’ve found that the most likely options to correct your imperfect teeth are veneers or same-day dental crowns. They both sound good to you and could give you the results you want, but how can you decide which is right for you? Each choice has pros and cons, so read on to learn some reasons why you should seriously consider these treatments.

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Bitter Taste in Your Mouth? Here’s Valuable Info You Need to Know

November 9, 2021

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woman sticking out her tongue because of a bitter taste in her mouth

As you spit out from brushing your teeth, you expect to taste minty freshness, but instead your mouth tastes bitter, salty, maybe even metallic. Many questions can come to mind at this point. Is this something you should be worried about? What does a bitter taste in your mouth mean? In this post, you’ll learn more about the causes and home remedies for this unpleasant symptom as well as signs that you should visit a professional.

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3 Strong Reasons to Replace Your Missing Back Tooth

October 25, 2021

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smiling woman after replacing her missing back tooth

In the immediate aftermath of losing a molar to decay, you expected your smile to look funny and incomplete. However, when you see yourself in the mirror, you don’t really notice a difference. After all, it was a back tooth, which is less visible. You start to wonder if you can get away with not replacing the tooth entirely.

Stop right there! You do not want to consider this train of thought! Tooth loss can have a greater impact on you than just your appearance right after it happens. In this post, you’ll learn three reasons why you need to replace your missing back tooth, even though it’s not seen as easily as other teeth.

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Understanding the Dentures Process: How Long Will It Take?

August 26, 2021

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hand holding a denture

If you’re thinking about getting dentures for the first time, you may be wondering how long the process takes. Unfortunately, the timing can vary greatly from patient to patient, and in some cases, a person can receive their dentures almost immediately. Typically, getting dentures takes a few weeks to a few months. The only way to know for sure in your specific situation is to meet with your dentist. During that consultation, they’ll go through the process and let you know what timeline you can expect. In the meantime, here is the general gist of getting dentures, so you have some background knowledge.

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Need Ortho Treatment? We Refer to the Best!

July 15, 2021

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patient wearing braces

If you’ve been a patient at Boyles General Dentistry & Implant Center for a while, you probably have noticed that we don’t often send our patients to specialists. We take cases ranging from dental emergencies to oral surgical procedures. As much as possible, we want to be your one-stop shop for your smile. But there is an exception—we do refer our patients in need of orthodontic care to Phillips Orthodontics. Here is a little bit of information about them and why we trust them with our valued patients.

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4 Tidbits You May Not Know about Same-Day Dental Crowns

June 25, 2021

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same-day dental crown

Perhaps you’ve always been cautious. Maybe you’re not dazzled by the newest technology. You look quality in what you get to make sure you get the most out of your money—even in your dental care. As the name implies, same-day dental crowns are fabricated in one day. In fact, you don’t even have to have a separate appointment! But is this in-office technology really worth the hype?

Before you agree to have this particular type of crown, there are some things you should know about it. For instance, if you are having multiple restorations made, it may be a better option to go the more traditional route. Read on to learn four other bits of information about same-day dental crowns to determine if they could be right for you.

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Overcome Your Fear of Tooth Extraction with These Tips

June 14, 2021

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scared patient needing a tooth extraction

Although dental visits aren’t your favorite activity, perhaps you can handle cleanings and checkups just fine. When the dentist says you need a tooth extracted, however, you immediately feel nervous, unsure, and even scared. But getting a tooth removed doesn’t have to be a stressful ordeal. Here are four ways to lessen your fear of tooth extractions and feel more comfortable.

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4 Common Treatments for Dental Emergencies

April 26, 2021

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man with tooth pain and a dental emergency

You don’t like surprises. You like planning ahead and knowing what’s coming. Unfortunately, dental emergencies sometimes happen when you least expect them. Although there are countless ways a dental emergency may pop up unexpectedly, you can have an idea of the treatment that could be coming your way. Read on to learn more about the most common types of treatments for dental emergencies.

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