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How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

May 4, 2022

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Unfortunately, tooth loss is not uncommon, to say the least. If you’re missing at least one tooth, you’re in the same situation as 178 million other Americans. Hope is not lost, however, since there are several tooth replacement options to choose from. A preference by many patients and dentists alike is dental implants because of their significant benefits. But how long do dental implants last? Continue reading to learn more from your dentist in Salinas about their lifespan and how you can extend it.


How to Avoid Teeth Sensitivity After Getting Whitening

April 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — klugman @ 9:37 pm
Woman with tooth sensitivity after whitening.

Is your fear of teeth sensitivity stopping you from getting a whitening treatment? Maybe you’ve gone back and forth considering if whiter teeth are worth any discomfort you might experience. But before you make a firm decision, you should know that sensitivity after professional whitening is fairly uncommon. And if it occurs, it’s short-lived and causes no damage to your teeth. Here’s what you need to know about whitening and what you can do to avoid teeth sensitivity.


Are Tooth Stains Hereditary?

March 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — klugman @ 9:13 pm
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Wonder what the reason is for your discolored and stained teeth might be? It’s not uncommon for someone to be faced with this source of insecurity, and you have to at least consider the possibility it has happened for genetic reasons. Especially if your efforts to fix stained teeth were ineffective, read on to learn from your cosmetic dentist in Salinas why it could be hereditary and what you can do. 


What Can I Expect From My Dental Implant Consultation?

February 7, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — klugman @ 9:52 pm
man consulting dentist in Salinas

If you’re considering dental implants, then you probably have plenty of questions and concerns about the procedure. From the actual implant procedure to the end results, you might not be sure what to imagine from the process. Fortunately, your dentist in Salinas suggests you focus on your first meeting! Read on to discover what you can expect from your dental implant consultation.


What to Expect After Wisdom Tooth Removal

January 17, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — klugman @ 5:01 pm
person holding ice pack against face after wisdom teeth removal

Have you recently learned that you need to have your wisdom teeth removed? Though not everyone has wisdom teeth and those who do have them may not need an extraction, five million people have theirs removed every year. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), extractions may be necessary if you experience changes where those teeth are located, such as pain or discomfort, a repeated soft tissue infection, or cysts. Read on to learn about what you can expect from wisdom tooth removal and ways to take care of your smile afterward.


Store-Bought VS. Professional Whitening

November 19, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — klugman @ 2:51 pm

A smile is worth a thousand words, so what does yours say? Does it show off who you are as a person and communicate to others that you take pride in your oral health? If not, you may be interested in teeth whitening. Though there are countless over-the-counter whitening strips, pastes, and trays, your dentist is also likely to offer professional teeth bleaching services. But how can you know which option is the best one? Read on to learn how teeth whitening works, the benefits of professional vs store-bought products, and which one is the best overall option for your smile.


Do Dentures Prevent Bone Loss?

August 12, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — klugman @ 9:40 pm

Tooth loss is a common problem throughout the country. Fortunately, losing teeth no longer means that you need to go the rest of your life without them. There are several different tooth replacement options out there to help. Dentures are one of the most popular and cost-effective options, but can they help to prevent bone loss? Continue reading to learn more about why bone loss occurs and whether or not dentures can make a difference.


4 Ways to Repair Your Smile on a Tight Budget

July 23, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — klugman @ 3:34 pm
a notepad with a monthly budget written on it and cash laying over the top of it

Several life-changing dental treatments, like dental implants and cosmetic treatments, aren’t entirely covered by your dental insurance benefits, which can make affording them difficult. And, if you don’t have dental insurance, accessing these treatments can seem virtually impossible. If you’re on a budget but need to repair your smile, here are four suggestions on how to be able to afford treatment, all while repairing and refreshing your smile.


If You Notice This, It May be Time to Replace Your Dentures

May 2, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — klugman @ 9:14 pm
older woman fitted with implant dentures

For people who’ve been without a full set of teeth for any period of time, traditional dentures provide a way to once again eat more foods and smile with confidence. There’s a problem that each patient will face at some point, though: denture failure. If you notice any of these warning signs, it’s time to replace your dentures!


Can Dental Implants Save You Money Down the Road?

April 10, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — klugman @ 12:59 am
woman thinking over the dental implant cost

Depending on the number that are missing, there are a few options for replacing your teeth. There is one procedure, though, that stands out from the rest: dental implantation. However, some patients may be reluctant to take this route due to cost concerns. As you continue reading, learn about the advantages implants offer and discover how the dental implant cost will pay for itself in future benefits!

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