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Cream, Powder, or Strips — Which Denture Adhesive Is Best?

May 28, 2024

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Older person preparing to place denture in their mouth

If you wear a traditional denture, you should be able to go through your daily routine without worrying about whether your prosthetic teeth will stay in place. To help them remain secure, you might choose to use denture adhesive. But which type is best — cream, powder, or strips? Each variety has its own pros and cons. Below, you will find a basic overview of each option.

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What to Expect During Your First Month with Dentures

April 25, 2024

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Close-up of person holding denture for upper arch

Are you looking forward to getting dentures? Your prosthetic teeth can give you a confident smile, improve your chewing ability, and provide other benefits. However, you will have to go through a bit of an adjustment period before you can truly appreciate your dentures. What should you expect during the first month after you receive your new grin? This blog post provides practical information.

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Do Veneers Cause Dental Sensitivity?

March 1, 2024

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Illustration of veneer being placed on tooth

Veneers are one of the most transformative cosmetic dental treatments. They can hide a range of imperfections, including discoloration, chips, cracks, and more. However, some people are reluctant to commit to veneers because they have heard that the treatment process requires that some tooth enamel be removed. How much enamel is removed, and will you have to worry about heightened dental sensitivity after you get veneers? This blog post explains what you should know.

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Teeth Whitening vs. Veneers — Which Should You Get?

February 5, 2024

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Close-up of woman’s smile with bright, beautiful teeth

Modern dentistry offers several treatments that have the potential to enhance your smile’s appearance. Teeth whitening and veneers are two of the most popular options. Both services have a reputation for being safe, effective, and absolutely beautiful. But which one is best for you? This blog post might help you decide.

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Should You Replace Your Veneers? 4 Signs to Look For

January 5, 2024

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Woman in front of mirror, inspecting her teeth

Dental veneers have the potential to last for a long time. In fact, with proper care, they may endure for 15 – 20 years or longer! However, they do not last forever. If it has been a while since you underwent your smile makeover, you might be wondering if you should visit your cosmetic dentist to ask about replacing your old veneers with a new set. Here are some signs that you should book an appointment:

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Is Dental Insurance Worth the Money?

September 25, 2023

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Happy patient conversing with dental team

As everyone is adapting to steady increases in their cost of living, many people are searching for ways to reduce their expenses. You might be cancelling subscriptions and services that you do not use very often or that have purely superficial benefits. But what about your dental insurance? Is that an extra expense that should be cut out, or is it a valuable provision that can help you save money? This blog post discusses why your policy is worth its cost.

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Dental Insurance vs. Dental Discount Plans — Which Should You Choose?

September 12, 2023

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Patient and dental team member standing at dental office front desk

Dentists are aware that many patients have concerns about the cost of care, so they often accept many dental insurance policies. They might even have an in-house discount plan for patients without insurance. Is one option better than the other? That really depends on your circumstances. This blog post delves into the pros and cons of each provision.

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Is It Okay to Drink Coffee with Invisalign?

August 19, 2023

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Woman holding hot cup of coffee

Are you among the countless millions of people who like to ease into each day with a steaming cup of coffee? If so, you might have questions about how clear aligners could affect your morning routine. Is it okay to drink coffee with Invisalign? Yes, it is perfectly fine! This blog post provides some tips to help you enjoy your daily cup of Joe without endangering your orthodontic treatment.

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Can Invisalign Correct TMJ Disorder? 

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Close-up of woman’s mouth as she places Invisalign on her teeth

TMJ disorder, which is also known as TMJ dysfunction or simply TMD, is a complicated condition. It occurs when the jaw joint (located in front of your ears) incurs an injury or becomes stressed. TMD can be responsible for a range of unpleasant symptoms, including jaw pain, difficulty chewing, headaches, and more. If you are struggling with TMD, you may wonder about your treatment options.

For example, you might want to know if Invisalign can correct your condition. In some cases, yes, clear aligners can be helpful for TMD sufferers. This blog post further explains how this treatment might be able to help.

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Can Veneers Be Made Out of Materials Other Than Porcelain?

July 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mdg_team @ 3:53 pm
Dental veneers on dark, reflective surface

Dental veneers have a widespread reputation for being able to help patients quickly disguise aesthetic imperfections in their teeth. In most cases, they are constructed out of porcelain, which is very strong and resistant to stains. But you might wonder, can veneers be made out of materials other than porcelain? This blog post explains a few other options that might be available to you.

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