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Toothache Troubles: What If It Goes Away?

April 4, 2024

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Woman in tan shirt with brown hair holding both hands to her jaw in pain

If you’re suffering from a toothache, it’s natural to wonder whether your situation constitutes a dental emergency. When it comes to your teeth, however, no pain is considered normal and should be assessed sooner rather than later. There are several possible causes, and your dentist must determine the culprit before your condition progresses.

If the throbbing suddenly dissipates, though, it’s easy to assume that the problem must have resolved itself. Unfortunately, that’s not usually the case. Dental issues tend to only get worse in time and don’t typically clear up on their own.

Continue reading to learn why it’s important that you see your dentist even if your toothache fades!

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Fit Body, Fragile Teeth: The Risks of Exercise on Dental Health

February 9, 2024

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Man with good dental health smiling and eating after exercise

Exercise is undoubtedly great for your health as it helps with weight management, cardiovascular health, and mood enhancement. However, while you’re breaking a sweat, it’s important not to overlook the effects of exercise on your dental health. Surprisingly, certain aspects of physical activity can threaten your teeth and gums! 

If you want to explore how exercise can affect your dental health and how to prevent damage, continue reading.

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Something in the Air: Why Do My Dentures Smell Bad?

December 13, 2023

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Dentures

Dentures can be an excellent way to restore a smile and regain confidence after extensive tooth loss. While dentures are made out of durable materials that are immune to tooth decay, they still require proper care and maintenance to stay functional and aesthetically pleasing. Here’s why your dentures may not have been smelling wonderful lately and how you can keep them looking great and odor-free.

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DIY Denture Relines Are Against the Guidelines: Why You Should Leave Your Adjustments to the Professionals

October 13, 2023

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Dentures

Dentures can be an amazing solution for extensive tooth loss because they can allow a patient to smile normally and eat foods that would be impossible to chew with missing teeth. While dentures can be expected to last up to ten years with proper care, they will require adjustments from time to time in order to continue fitting properly. However, some people might be tempted to try to save a buck by relining their dentures themselves. Here’s why trying that can ruin your appliance and why you should leave your dentures’ adjustments to dental professionals.

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4 Causes of Morning Breath & How to Treat Them

August 8, 2023

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person with morning breath speaking to dentist about it

Morning breath, classified as a variety of halitosis, primarily stems from the presence of oral bacteria. These microorganisms digest food particles, resulting in the release of malodorous compounds within your mouth. The consequence of this can be a heightened self-consciousness regarding the aroma of your breath when you wake up in the morning. There are multiple potential sources of morning breath, and we’ll delve into four common ones below, providing insights into how to effectively combat this issue.

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How Does School Lunch Impact Your Child’s Oral Health?

July 7, 2023

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Row of sideways paper bags on a brown counter top against a black wall with one green and one red apple in front of them

With the return of back-to-school season comes a rush of things to do before the year begins. The last thing on your mind is what your child’s school has to offer on the menu. Whether they eat from the cafeteria or the lunch you’ve made, your child’s diet is important. Here’s how school lunch impacts your child’s oral health.

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Which Toothpaste for Veneers Is Best?

June 16, 2023

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person using toothpaste for veneers to brush teeth

Many individuals commonly share the concern of being dissatisfied with their smile, whether it’s due to cracked, chipped, gapped teeth, or other aesthetic imperfections. There are various reasons why you may desire an upgrade. Fortunately, porcelain veneers offer an excellent solution to address these concerns. These versatile cosmetic dental treatments are renowned for their ability to fix a wide range of dental issues and enhance the visual appeal of your smile. To ensure your veneers maintain long-lasting beauty, it’s crucial to care for them the right way. Keep reading to learn more how to pick the ideal toothpaste.

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3 Dental Emergencies that Make Your Face Hurt

May 26, 2023

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a man experiencing face pain due to a dental emergency

A healthy smile contributes to a happy life! When you are able to eat and speak with ease, as well as flash beautiful teeth when you grin, it makes your days much easier and more enjoyable. However, when something goes wrong with your oral health, it can make it hard to deal with everyday functions and responsibilities. This is especially true if your dental emergency is causing pain throughout your face. Here are three common reasons an oral health issue may be causing facial pain.

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Look Out for These Sneaky Signs of Dehydration

April 26, 2023

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Man experiencing signs of dehydration

With April nearly over, the summer season is right around the corner. You and many others are likely eager for vacations, trips, and general fun in the sun. Amidst the excitement, though, don’t forget to stay hydrated. The summer heat is no laughing matter, and dehydration could ruin your healthy teeth and gums. Luckily, your local Jefferson dentist has ways to help. Here are three sneaky signs of dehydration, how fluid loss hurts oral health, and hydration tips for the season.

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Why Should You Appreciate Your Dental Hygienist?

March 29, 2023

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A dental hygienist working on a patient

Now that March is nearly over, you’re likely preparing for April. Perhaps that means getting supplies for Spring Cleaning or, if you observe it, making plans for Easter. Whatever the case, you shouldn’t forget your dental hygienist in the coming month. The reality is that April’s second week is Dental Hygienist Week! You’ll thus want to honor this highly-dedicated dental worker. Luckily, your local dentist can help. To that end, here are four reasons dental hygienists deserve your continued respect.

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