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3 Benefits of Dental Implants to Be Thankful For

November 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — yoursmileman @ 5:50 pm
a family having Thanksgiving dinner together

Trying to chew turkey, ham, and other classic holiday foods can be difficult if you have gaps in your smile. In fact, some people may feel too embarrassed to even try! Missing teeth can have a day-to-day impact on your life, especially during the holiday season, as they can make speaking and eating much harder. Although you may not be able to enjoy a complete and functional smile with dental implants this Thanksgiving, by investing in treatment now, you can by next year! Read on to learn how this leading-edge restorative dental treatment can help you get the most out of Thanksgiving.


Some Tips to Help You Find an Emergency Dentist When You Need One ASAP

September 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — yoursmileman @ 10:30 pm
Smiling dentist

Life is uncertain, and emergencies can happen at any time. Unfortunately, dental emergencies have an especially strange way of happening at the most inconvenient moments, and toothaches, fractures, and dislodged teeth all require immediate attention from a dental professional. Here are some tips on finding an emergency dentist when you need one most so you can get back to smiling comfortably as soon as possible.


4 Foods to Avoid After Teeth Whitening

July 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — yoursmileman @ 3:48 pm
Woman tilting her head to the side and laughing with whitened teeth

Excited to show off your newly brightened pearly whites? If so, you’ll want to know how to make them last. The first 48 hours following your teeth whitening treatment is the window of time your teeth are most sensitive to discoloration and staining. Set your dazzling, revitalized smile up for success by avoiding these 4 foods for the days following your treatment and choosing other options instead.


How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

May 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — yoursmileman @ 4:27 am
dental crowns lying on a table

Dental crowns are used in dentistry for a wide range of purposes. Whether you’re trying to fix a cracked tooth, repair serious decay, finish up a root canal, or just make a tooth look a little better, these restorations can give you the results you’re looking for.

However, dental crowns will give out eventually, and it’s better to replace them before they fall out of your mouth on their own. Here’s what you should know about your dental crown’s expected lifespan.


How Much Enamel Needs to Be Removed for Your Veneers?

March 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — yoursmileman @ 9:18 pm

Veneers are capable of taking teeth in just about any condition and transforming them into the smile of your dreams. Whether it’s chips, cracks, discoloration, or misalignment, veneers can address just about any cosmetic issue you could be dealing with.

However, you may not know that veneers also require your dentist to remove a little bit of your enamel, which can make some people uncomfortable. Here’s a guide to how much enamel that will need to be, and why it’s necessary to remove it at all.


Achieve Your Healthiest Smile Yet with These 5 Resolutions!

January 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — yoursmileman @ 10:59 pm
Woman in white shirt smiling while brushing her teeth

From getting at least 30 minutes of movement in each day to pursuing a new hobby, you might have a few goals you’ve set for yourself in 2023. Why not add some oral hygiene-related resolutions to that as well? After all, a healthy smile can positively impact your overall health as well as your personal life and professional success! With this in mind, keep reading to learn five resolutions that will help you achieve a better smile in 2023.


6 Tips to Make Traveling with Sleep Apnea Easy

November 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — yoursmileman @ 5:24 pm

CPAP mask on white counterBetween jet lag and sleeping in an unfamiliar bed, it can be difficult to feel well-rested when you’re away from home. The last thing you need is sleep apnea symptoms to add to the problem. You don’t have to worry about tossing and turning at night. You can doze off quickly and breathe easily by following 6 simple tips when traveling with sleep apnea. 


Are You an Ideal Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?

September 9, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — yoursmileman @ 2:39 pm
a patient smiling after undergoing cosmetic dentistry in Cleveland

Are you unhappy with the way your teeth appear in the mirror? You aren’t the only one. Roughly 33% of Americans wish they could change the way their smile looks, especially since it can impact their social life and professional success. If you’re interested in improving your pearly whites, then cosmetic dentistry may be the solution you’re looking for. But how do you know if you’re a good candidate for these treatments? Read on to learn how you can tell if cosmetic dentistry is right for you!


Can I Brush My Dentures When They’re in My Mouth?

August 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — yoursmileman @ 6:26 am
Close-up of senior dentures

Though it may sound surprising, your dentures need to be regularly cleaned. Even artificial teeth can gather harmful bacteria and other debris. As such, you may think cleaning them while they’re still in your mouth is okay. After all, isn’t that the most obvious method? Surely tooth replacements can handle brushing like the real deal. However, this sentiment isn’t true; you should take out your false teeth first. Read on to learn why cleaning dentures when they’re “in use” isn’t ideal.


Do Digital Impressions Mean Better Restorations?

July 7, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — yoursmileman @ 5:19 pm
Digital dentistry

Previously, you have probably become familiar with the process of undergoing orthodontic treatment or getting a restoration to keep your smile in good health. However, the portion of the treatment where you need to bite down on a gooey substance to get accurate impressions of your smile is often dreaded. The good news is that dental technology is always improving, so there is another option these days. Read on to learn about digital impression systems and their benefits.

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