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When Should I Whiten My Teeth for a Special Event?

June 9, 2024

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Do you have a special event marked on your calendar? It might be a wedding, your high school reunion, or a job interview. Regardless of what the occasion is, you no doubt want to look your best when you attend. To that end, you might want to get your teeth whitened. But when should you start the whitening process — right before the big event or a bit sooner? This blog post provides some helpful advice.


Dental Sensitivity After Teeth Whitening: How Can You Avoid It?

May 27, 2024

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Dental sensitivity is very uncomfortable; it can make you shy away from eating your favorite hot, cold, and spicy foods! Unfortunately, this issue commonly occurs after a teeth whitening treatment. Why does it happen, and is there anything you can do to avoid it? This blog post explains some important information.


Can You Whiten Your Teeth with Dental Implants?

April 25, 2024

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Woman with bright, radiant smile

A bright white smile is attractive, but even more than that, it can convey the idea that you are confident, youthful, healthy, and energetic. If you would like to whiten your teeth, your dentist can explain your treatment options. But what if you have restorations in your mouth, such as dental implants? Is it still possible to achieve a brighter smile? This blog post discusses some important facts that you should keep in mind.


Why Does My Dental Implant Feel So Sensitive?

March 28, 2024

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Illustration showing infected tissue around a dental implant

Sensitivity in natural teeth is a common problem. It happens when outside stimuli irritate the teeth’s inner layers, causing the teeth’s nerves to send pain signals to the brain. Dental implants have no nerves, so it may come as a surprise if one of yours ever starts to feel sensitive. What can cause sensitivity in dental implants, and what should you do to address this problem? This blog post explains some important information.


Loose Dental Implant? Here’s What to Do

February 5, 2024

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X-ray showing dental implants

Dental implants are often recommended as the best form of tooth replacement, and for good reason. They are strong, sturdy, long-lasting, and overwhelmingly successful. In fact, the dental implant procedure is successful in more than 95% of cases. However, it must be admitted that this treatment does not come with any guarantees. Rarely, a patient might find that their dental implant feels loose. What can cause a loose dental implant, and what should you do if you ever suspect there is a problem with one of your prosthetic teeth? This blog post explains what you should know.


How to Prepare for Dental Implant Surgery

January 5, 2024

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Dentist and patient talking about treatment plan

Will you soon receive dental implants to replace your lost teeth? You have much to look forward to! In the meantime, though, you might be curious about the treatment process in front of you. Many patients are particularly nervous about the dental implant surgery. How can you prepare for your procedure so you have the smoothest, easiest experience possible? Here are some practical tips:


Is Dental Insurance Worth the Money?

September 11, 2023

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Smiling, happy dental patient in treatment chair

It seems like prices on everything have skyrocketed in the past couple of years. You might be looking to cut back on your expenses by cancelling unnecessary subscriptions and services. Should you get rid of your dental insurance, or is it worth the money? The truth is that keeping your insurance is probably the better choice for your family’s finances. Why is that the case? This blog post explains a few reasons.


Dental Insurance vs. Dental Discount Plans — Which Should You Choose?

Filed under: Uncategorized — fourtowndentalcare @ 2:51 pm
Patient and dentist having a friendly conversation

Paying for dental care should not be stressful. That is why many practices accept insurance. Quite a few even have their own in-house discount plan. But since you cannot use those two provisions at the same time, you might wonder which is better. This blog post explains some pros and cons of dental insurance and dental discount plans.


Replace Your Cigarette Breaks with These Wholesome Activities

August 14, 2023

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Woman putting piece of gum in her mouth

If you are trying to quit smoking, you deserve to be congratulated for your efforts. Your overall wellness and oral health will benefit! Unfortunately, you will likely experience cravings for quite some time after you smoke your last cigarette. The urge to smoke might be particularly strong at times when you were used to lighting up, such as during work breaks. How can you replace your cigarette breaks with wholesome activities? Here are some helpful tips:


Can Apple Cider Vinegar Harm Your Teeth?

Filed under: Uncategorized — fourtowndentalcare @ 5:22 pm
Apple cider vinegar next to apples

For generations, apple cider vinegar has been touted as a remedy for all sorts of things. For example, people have used it to aid their weight loss efforts, improve their complexion, manage their blood sugar, and even get rid of dandruff. But how might it affect your oral health? Can apple cider vinegar harm your teeth? This blog post explains what you should know.

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