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How Long After Tooth Extraction Can I Get My Dentures?

May 13, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — boylesdentistry @ 3:25 pm
smiling man in the dental chair with his new dentures

Good things come to those who wait—or so the saying goes. However, in many situations in life, especially when waiting to make your smile whole again, it can be challenging to remain patient. As you have teeth extracted, you mentally start counting down the days until you can get your custom dentures.

But just how long will you have to wait after extraction to get your new teeth? Why can’t you get them right after extraction? Is the wait even longer for implant dentures? Keep reading to find out!

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Is Diet Soda Better for Your Teeth Than Regular Soda?

April 11, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — boylesdentistry @ 2:08 pm
cans of soda

At the grocery store, you stand in the soda aisle debating whether you should get a case of your favorite sweet beverage. Right next to it sits the diet version, which does not have any sugar. You put a case of this sugar-free option in your cart, thinking you’ve found a healthier alternative, but when it comes to your teeth, is diet soda better than regular? The answer may surprise you!

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Food Limitations with Dentures: Get Your Freedom Back

March 14, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — boylesdentistry @ 2:16 pm
older couple biting into apples at a picnic

If you’re like many American adults, you don’t like being unnecessarily restricted. You want freedom to make your own choices. If you have traditional dentures, however, you may find that you’re not able to enjoy the same diet you did before.

Many foods require a strong bite to begin breaking them down for digestion. When you put food in your mouth, your teeth must grind it up before you swallow; otherwise, you could suffer from digestive discomfort and not absorb nutrients your body needs.

What food limitations do you have with dentures? Here are just a few examples. If you don’t want to give up these foods or adjust how you eat them, there’s a simple solution that can empower you to eat what you want.

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Could Good Oral Hygiene Help with Memory?

February 23, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — boylesdentistry @ 4:11 pm
elderly woman and her granddaughter smiling together

With maturity and age, many people realize that memories are more precious than possessions. Unfortunately, brain shrinkage caused by dementia and Alzheimer’s can rob the afflicted patient of the pleasure of remembering special moments and even special people in their life. Friends and family can also suffer, feeling as though they’ve lost their loved one.

In July of 2023, an important study from the American Academy of Neurology showed a strong association between brain health and oral health. Basically, researchers found that those who had advanced gum disease, which is the top cause of tooth loss, tended to have more brain shrinkage, particularly in the hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for memory.

But can memory loss be prevented through good oral hygiene? It’s possible! Learn more about how these two areas of the body are connected and how you may preserve your memories through caring for your smile.

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3 Adjustments You’ll Make Going from Dentures to Dental Implants

January 19, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — boylesdentistry @ 4:52 pm
older man smiling outside

Are you replacing your old dentures with state-of-the-art dental implants? It’s an exciting upgrade for your smile, but you need to keep in mind it will be a change from what you have gotten used to with dentures. Especially if you’ve had dentures for a while, the transition to dental implants could be a little jarring at first. How? Here are three things you’ll have to adjust to when your dentures are attached to implants.  

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Want a Doable New Year Resolution? Have a Healthier Smile!

December 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — boylesdentistry @ 11:05 pm
smiling woman holding sparklers

Are you like millions of Americans who start out the new year with ambitious goals? There’s nothing wrong with wanting to accomplish something significant in 2024, but that doesn’t mean you have to shoot for the moon and choose something impractical. For instance, you can set a worthy goal to have a healthier smile!

How can you achieve this resolution, and perhaps even other goals too, this year? Implement the following into your lifestyle.

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Going Home for the Holidays? Protect Your Smile with These 6 Helpful Travel Tips

November 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — boylesdentistry @ 3:28 pm
two suitcases by a window and a plane taking off

There’s no place like home for the holidays—as the song goes. But getting there can be stressful! Whether you’re catching a flight or driving, taking care of your smile is probably not the first thing on your mind. But unlike you and your family, oral bacteria don’t take a break, and if you’re not careful, the holiday season can end with a cavity or two. So here are some tips to help your teeth and gums weather holiday travel and stay healthy.

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Is Getting a Dental Crown Painful?

October 16, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — boylesdentistry @ 5:00 pm
woman holding her face and worried about pain at the dentist’s office

If you’re like most humans, you try to avoid experiencing pain as much as possible. You may even steer clear of certain higher-risk activities like bungee jumping or skateboarding, so you don’t hurt yourself. When your dentist says that your tooth needs a crown, you worry—will it hurt? Is getting a dental crown painful?

Knowing more about this restoration can put your concerns to rest!

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4 Reasons to Turn to Your Dentist with TMJ Pain

September 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — boylesdentistry @ 12:20 pm
woman holding her face with jaw pain

After a while tolerating pain in your jaw, you are ready to seek help. Because the pain isn’t in your teeth but your temporomandibular joint (TMJ), you consider making an appointment with your physician. However, a medical professional shouldn’t be your first go-to resource for this kind of problem—your dentist is! Keep reading to learn reasons you should turn to your dentist in this situation.

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Are There Issues That Can Keep Me From Getting Dental Implants?

August 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — boylesdentistry @ 4:39 pm
a display of teeth and dental implants

Living with an incomplete smile is not an ideal situation. The problems that can occur as a result, such as eating and talking, can make life far more challenging than necessary. But as you contemplate the idea of dental implants to replace your teeth, you may begin to wonder if you’re eligible for treatment. While it is true some issues can make success difficult, which we will discuss in this article, most patients can move forward with the help of various preliminary procedures.

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