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Busting 4 of the Common Myths About Alcohol and Oral Health

March 6, 2023

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a closeup of alcoholic drinks

Whether it’s to celebrate a special occasion or just to simply make a toast among friends, many people enjoy alcohol. However, for all the fun that these beverages can provide, they aren’t exactly great for your oral health. Unfortunately, there are also several myths floating around out there that encourage people to neglect their smile in favor of another drink. Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about four myths pertaining to alcohol and oral health that simply aren’t true.


Can I Get Invisalign If I Grind My Teeth?

March 2, 2023

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a woman holding her Invisalign aligner

Invisalign has taken the world of modern dentistry by storm; the clear aligners have helped millions of patients achieve straighter and more beautiful smiles—and quickly and conveniently! That said, you might be curious about embarking on the Invisalign journey yourself but aren’t sure if you’re a good candidate due to bruxism (teeth grinding). Here’s more about how Invisalign works to assist your smile and why it can still be utilized if you’re dealing with bruxism.


Tips for Making the Most Out of Your Veneers

February 1, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — pinnacledental @ 9:34 pm
a patient showing off her smile with veneers

If you’ve just received veneers to enhance your smile, congratulations—your new and improved pearly whites are certain to boost your quality of life and open plenty of doors to exciting opportunities! However, you might be wondering if there’s anything you can do to truly make the most out of your veneers and set them up for lasting success; they unfortunately won’t last forever. Keep reading to learn more about veneers and some of the best practices for helping them withstand Father Time.


A Quick Look at Why Temporary Veneers Are Necessary

January 4, 2023

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Man smiling while dentist matches shade of veneers

Since veneers are one of the most popular smile-enhancing treatments, patients are often aware of what to expect… until it comes time for temporary veneers. Why are they necessary? How do you care for them? What happens if one comes off? These are all common questions that patients have, and you can learn the answers by reading on!


Plant-Based Diets & Oral Health: The Pros and Cons

December 6, 2022

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Closeup of various plant-based dishes on table

Are you interested in adopting a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle? Maybe you already have and are interested in learning how the switch will impact your smile. Like any dietary change, there are pros and cons that need to be considered, especially since what you eat impacts the condition of your teeth and gums. With this in mind, keep reading to learn how a plant-based diet affects your oral health.


6 Holiday Foods You Should Avoid with Dentures

December 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — pinnacledental @ 3:14 pm
Family smiling while baking holiday treats together

Is this your first holiday season with dentures? Naturally, you might be wondering if this year will look a bit different since hard, crunchy, and chewy foods are off the table. For good reason too – these items can result in chips, cracks, and damage that are both a nuisance to handle and potentially costly to fix. That’s why it’s important to be aware of some common holiday foods to avoid this year (as well as a few options that are delicious and dentures-friendly). So, keep reading!


Look Out! 3 Thanksgiving Foods That Can Stain Your Teeth

November 8, 2022

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Spread of Thanksgiving foods

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Already, you might be planning what you’re going to make, touching base with loved ones, and stocking your pantry with essentials. Now is also the time to familiarize yourself on the “best” and “worst” Thanksgiving foods. After all, you don’t want to have discolored teeth heading into 2023. With this in mind, keep reading to learn three stain-causing foods to steer clear of.


4 Lies Your Dentist Knows You’re Telling

October 10, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — pinnacledental @ 4:56 pm
Dentist examining patient's teeth at checkup

Have you ever been tempted to tell a white lie to your dentist at your biannual checkup to evade a lecture? You’re not alone. Even if your dentist is incredibly kind and compassionate, you might feel the pressure to bend the truth a bit to make yourself (or, in this case, your dental habits) look good. However, you might not be as slick as you think. Here are four common lies that your dentist can spot from a mile away!


Boo! 5 Frightening Dental Statistics

October 5, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — pinnacledental @ 6:19 pm
Woman in color-blocked sweater looking scared

Do you love horror movies, haunted houses, and creepy characters? Spooky season is filled with terrifying delights like these. Sometimes, however, the scariest stuff is the unexpected. So, keep reading to learn some frightening statistics about oral health!


Turmeric: Spice or the Secret to White Teeth?

September 9, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — pinnacledental @ 3:20 pm
Closeup of spoonful of turmeric

Do you wish your teeth were whiter? You’re not alone. In fact, “whiter teeth” was the most common response when the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry asked people what they wanted to improve about their smile.  Furthermore, the American Association of Orthodontists shared that almost 90% of people requested teeth whitening.

With that in mind, it’s not too surprising that social media is filled with DIY alternatives to professional treatments, including turmeric for teeth whitening. But does this actually work? Keep reading to learn the answer.

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