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Why Do My Gums Seem Soft and Spongy?

December 1, 2023

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a patient pointing toward their gums

Our gums play a very integral role in maintaining our oral health; they provide support to your all-important teeth, and also protect your jawbone. That said, when there is a problem with the gums, your entire mouth is in potential danger! One issue you should be mindful of is when the gums become soft and spongy—though it may not seem too harmful at first, it’s often a sign of an underlying issue that demands attention. Keep reading to learn more from your trusted dentist about soft and spongy gums and how you can go about restoring your gum health!

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How a Well-Balanced Diet Benefits Your Dental Implants

October 1, 2023

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a woman smiling while eating a salad

Dental implants have changed the way we approach tooth replacement; these innovative titanium posts can serve as excellent, long-term solutions for patients with missing teeth, all thanks to their placement method directly into the jawbone. However, did you know that a patient’s diet can actually play a significant part in their longevity? Here’s more about how diet and nutrition can influence dental implant integrity, along with a few smart food options that’ll set your implants up for resounding long-term success.

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Will My Rheumatoid Arthritis Impact My Dental Implant Candidacy?

August 1, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — pinnacledental @ 8:44 pm
an older patient smiling and pointing toward her teeth

If you’ve heard of dental implants, you probably already know that they’re considered the gold standard when it comes to replacing missing teeth. Thanks to their unique placement method directly into the patient’s jawbone, they’re capable of restoring the entire structure of lost teeth and imparting several unique benefits that promote awesome oral health moving forward. But if you have missing teeth that you’d like replaced with implants, you might be worried that your rheumatoid arthritis could potentially influence your eligibility. Here’s what you need to know about this condition and how it can sometimes interfere with dental implants.

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How Fluoridated Tap Water Keeps Your Smile Healthy

June 2, 2023

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a person filling up a glass with tap water

Water is by far the best possible beverage for the human body—and you’ve probably been told throughout your entire life that staying hydrated is important for feeling well and staying fit. But did you know that fluoride can be added to water to make it even more beneficial for you by bolstering your oral health? Here’s more from your dentist about fluoride and a few reasons it’s often added to water for the sake of your pearly whites.

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4 Reasons to Celebrate & Appreciate Dental Hygienists

April 1, 2023

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a dental hygienist and a patient smiling

When you visit the dentist, whether it’s for preventive, restorative or cosmetic treatment, the doctor listed on the name plaque isn’t the only person responsible for your care; from the very moment you’re seated in the chair, a dental hygienist is hard at work to ensure that your visit is productive! Keep reading to learn about a few reasons why their work should be appreciated, as they’re quite instrumental in the entire oral healthcare process.

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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.

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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.

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Tips for Making the Most Out of Your Veneers

February 1, 2023

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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.

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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!

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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.

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