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What Happens If My Dental Implant Fails?

May 1, 2024

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An older woman holding her jaw in pain.

Sometimes in life, despite trying your best, things just don’t work out the way you’d hoped. Whether your favorite sports team loses the championship, you hit unexpected traffic on your way to work, or your dental implant fails to integrate to your jawbone, our best intentions aren’t always enough to ensure success.

When it comes to dental implants, you can’t just walk away after dental implant failure. Further intervention will be required to help you heal and prevent more damage to your jawbone. Here’s what to expect when faced with dental implant failure.

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Why Should I Invest My Tax Refund in My Oral Health?

April 12, 2024

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Dentist treats patient

If you received a tax refund this year, you might be tempted to blow it on some luxury item. While no one will blame you for spending it on a nice couch, a new electronic device, or cool parts for your car, there are many smart investments you can make that will pay dividends over time. Here’s how investing your tax refund in needed dental treatments can save you time, money, and suffering while giving you a smile you’ll be happy to show off.

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What Can Prevent Me from Getting Dental Implants?

March 13, 2024

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Lady thinks something over

Dental implants are considered to be the best way to replace missing teeth. Since they look and work just like the real thing, they allow patients to enjoy a wide variety of foods while they go completely unnoticed by casual observers. However, there are certain conditions that can complicate or preclude a person from receiving dental implants. Here’s a brief list of a few of these conditions as well as how they may be addressed.

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Securing Your Future: Debunking 5 Myths About Dental Implants

February 9, 2024

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Dentist talking to patient about dental implants

Dental implants are one of the most advanced treatments in dentistry. These incredible tooth replacements offer a long-term solution that looks, feels, and functions like natural teeth. However, few patients know how they work which has led to some misinformation on the web and beyond.

If you want to debunk the five most common myths about dental implants, continue reading.

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Happy New Year! Here Are a Few Resolutions for a Healthier Smile

January 17, 2024

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Dentist smiles

We’ve completed another lap around the sun and have a whole new year to look forward to. To celebrate the occasion, many people make resolutions to build better habits and kick old nasty ones. While quitting smoking, finishing that degree, reading more books, and spending more time with the family are all wonderful New Year’s resolutions, it’s not a terrible idea to use the opportunity to improve your oral hygiene practices. Here are a few New Year’s resolutions that will help you have a shiny, pretty, healthy smile.

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5 Things Not to Do After Dental Implant Surgery

January 8, 2024

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patient smiling after getting dental implant surgery

The absence of teeth can significantly impact your confidence in displaying a radiant smile. Everyday activities like capturing moments with friends, enjoying family time, or embarking on dates may induce anxiety due to missing teeth. Fortunately, a variety of tooth replacement options, such as dental implants, exist to address this concern. These titanium posts are skillfully inserted into the jawbone, seamlessly integrating with it through osseointegration, rendering them remarkably stable and the sole permanent solution for tooth loss. If you’ve chosen dental implant surgery, it’s crucial to be mindful of certain postoperative precautions to ensure a proper and smooth healing process. Explore five essential things to avoid after undergoing implant placement for optimal recovery.

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Are the Holidays the Worst Time for Your Oral Health?

December 22, 2023

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assorted Christmas treats

‘Tis the season for festive foods and drinks, with holiday delights appearing at work, home, and all around you. As the holidays unfold, changes to your schedule may arise due to travel, attending parties, and preparing for loved ones visiting. While some claim that the holiday season is detrimental to your smile, is that assertion accurate? Delve into the following three reasons to understand why the holidays can impact your oral health.

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Haunted by Sugar? Here are 5 Tricks for a Tooth-Friendly Halloween

October 27, 2023

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A woman smiling with a small bucket of Halloween candy thinking about oral health

Halloween time is here, and with it, an abundance of sweet treats! It can be a haunting time for parents who are worried about their children’s oral health. But save your fear for spooky movies and costumed actors! With a few tricks of your own, you can help your child enjoy the festivities without a spooky trip to the emergency dentist.

If you want to spook things up while keeping your child’s ghoulish grin in check, continue reading.

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3 Things You May Not Have Known About Gum Disease

September 8, 2023

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Closeup of someone’s inflamed gums

When talking about oral health, dentists often run into people who consider it tedious. Gum disease is a good example—many people’s eyes start to glaze over if you even begin to discuss the subject.

However, periodontal illness is actually remarkably complex. There are entire fields of study devoted to fully understanding it and its ramifications. There’s also a lot about this very common condition that people do not know, but really ought to. Here are just some examples.

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4 Ways to Help Your Dental Implants Last

August 30, 2023

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An aging gentleman happy with his new dental implants

True enough, dental implants are highly effective as replacement teeth. It’s to the point that their success rate after ten years is over 95%! Still, these restorations can and do fail under certain conditions. You’ll thus need to look after them to ensure they stay functional. Thankfully, you can adopt various ways that help dental implants last. Your Huntington Beach dentist can even teach you a few. To that end, here are some habits to try so your implants have a long lifespan.

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