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Denture Adhesive Made Easy: A Step-by-Step Guide

May 17, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — marbledental @ 4:30 pm
A tube of denture adhesive and dentures

One of the main difficulties for patients who wear dentures is their stability. Often, their prosthetics will slip at an inopportune moment, causing embarrassment. Denture adhesive can be a game-changer for denture wearers, providing extra security and comfort. So, if you’re new to using denture adhesive or want to ensure you’re doing it right, continue reading. You’ll find everything you need to know to secure your smile.

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AI Revolutionizes Early Gum Disease Detection

March 21, 2024

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Healthy gums compared to gingivitis Tooth decay is not the only threat to your dental health. Gum disease is equally devastating, but a new study offers promising results for detecting the oral infection early. The Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) made a groundbreaking discovery with the detection of early gum disease (gingivitis) using artificial intelligence (AI). With at least 50% of adults having a form of gum disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the cutting-edge technology can allow for early detection to stop the infection in its tracks. Here’s how you can avoid tooth loss and improve your wellness using the latest technologies to keep your gums healthy.

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Sudden Solutions: 3 Tips to Find an Emergency Dentist

February 5, 2024

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Man in gray shirt holding jaw in pain

Despite our best efforts to keep our smiles safe, no one can anticipate when a dental emergency might occur. Whether you’ve cracked a tooth or have a throbbing ache that won’t go away, sometimes you need help fast. If you’re not sure who to call, it’s easy to feel flustered and overwhelmed. Fortunately, your dentist has put together the following list of 3 helpful tips to find the right assistance when you need it!

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Are Dental Implants Right for Me? 3 Qualities of a Good Candidate

November 7, 2023

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Dentist holding model dental implant with gloved hands

Dental implants are considered by many to be the best of the best when it comes to tooth restoration techniques. They provide unique benefits over other options like dentures or dental bridges. They’re the only method that includes a support rod that’s inserted directly into your jaw. Eventually, the bone fuses with it so it functions like a root. That means it looks and functions more like a natural tooth.

That doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best choice for everyone, though. This treatment involves a surgical procedure and other considerations so it’s important for your dentist to first identify whether it’s feasible for you. Keep reading to learn about 3 of the characteristics of a good dental implant candidate.

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To Keep Your Dentures Out-of-Sight, Be Sure to Soak Them Overnight

October 13, 2023

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Dentures

Dentures can be a fantastic way to have a complete smile after extensive tooth loss, but they require regular care and maintenance to keep looking their best. In addition to a daily cleaning, your dental appliance needs to be removed from your mouth and soaked for a solid eight hours. For this reason, most patients let their dentures soak while they are sleeping. Here’s why soaking your dentures is so important to keeping your mouth healthy and your appliance in working order.

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Can ClearCorrect Work on Just One Row of Teeth?

September 13, 2023

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Smiling woman

Some people are gifted with one row of perfectly straight teeth, while having some crooked teeth in the other arch. If they are interested in getting things straightened out, they might wonder if they can receive ClearCorrect treatment on only the misaligned half. While it is possible, doing so requires some important considerations on the part of you and your dentist. Read on to learn how ClearCorrect can work on only a single row of teeth.

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How to Get Your Perfect Summertime Smile with Veneers

July 5, 2023

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Example shades of veneers held up to a smiling woman's teeth

According to recent studies, three in five Americans hate how their smiles look in photos. If you’re struggling to have confidence in your smile, veneers can help you restore your self-esteem and tackle multiple dental imperfections at once. In just two sessions, you’ll be grinning ear-to-ear in all your vacation pictures. Here’s how to get your perfect summertime smile with veneers.

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A Brief Guide to Recovery After Full Mouth Reconstruction

June 19, 2023

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Woman resting at home after a full mouth reconstruction

When putting together your full mouth reconstruction plan, your dentist will explain each step carefully so that you understand what to expect. In particular, they will give you an overview of what recovery will look like after each treatment and what you might need to do to make sure the healing process goes smoothly. Below are some full mouth reconstruction treatments you might need and a few important facts about recovering from them.

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Are Dental Implants Really All That Great?

May 30, 2023

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dentist showing off a model of a dental implant

If you’ve spent any time at all talking to people about replacing missing teeth, you’ve probably heard plenty about dental implants. They’re often touted as the greatest thing to ever happen to tooth replacement, and even to dentistry in general.

After all that talk, you may wonder how dental implants could possibly be worth the hype. If you’re curious, here are a few reasons why dental implants are so celebrated.

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Procedures You May Need Before Getting Dental Implants

May 11, 2023

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3 D diagram of a bone graft

Dental implants are some of the strongest and most stable methods of tooth replacement—around 95% of them are successful at 20 years, and many last as long as 30. However, getting dental implants can also be a little bit demanding. While it’s possible for most people to get them, some preparation may be necessary before the procedure itself.

Here are a few treatments you may need before getting dental implants.

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