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Metal-Free Implants are Worth a Second Glance

October 5, 2021

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Metal-free dental implantA dental implant is unlike any other tooth replacement because it recreates both the root and crown. The foundation of the restoration is an implant post, which serves as a new root. Traditionally, posts are made of titanium because it integrates well with bone. It is also lightweight and durable. Although it has its advantages, titanium also has its risks. As an alternative, posts can be made of zirconia or ceramic. They are completely metal-free, which allows them to look natural, while also eliminating certain complications, like an allergic reaction. If you’re skeptical about their benefits, don’t discredit them yet. Here are a few reasons to reconsider metal-free implants.


Discover the Different Parts of the Mouth

September 14, 2021

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Man looking at the part of the mouthYou probably don’t think about your mouth very often, but it’s a complex system that’s crucial to your wellbeing. Your teeth and gums are responsible for more than just a beautiful smile. They work together with other facets of your oral cavity to allow you to eat, speak, breathe, and digest foods. Here’s what you need to know about the parts of the mouth and their functions.


Smoking & Dry Mouth: A Recipe for Oral Health Trouble

August 3, 2021

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Smoker holding smoking cigarette in hand

Most people know that smoking tobacco can cause lung cancer and many other serious health problems. However, the negative impact of smoking goes beyond just the lungs and heart. Did you know that tobacco use can actually harm your oral health too? Smoking causes dry mouth, which is a dangerous side-effect for the health of your teeth and gums. Keep reading to learn more about dry mouth and what you can do to prevent it.


Can Exercise Improve Your Gum Health? You Bet!

July 8, 2021

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If you keep up with the news, you know that practically every week there’s another report on the benefits of exercise. But while it’s no newsflash that it’s good for your general health and helps you manage your weight, you may be surprised that it can benefit your gum health as well! And since gum disease (also called periodontal disease) is the leading cause of tooth loss and increases the risk of serious health problems like heart disease, it’s well worth it to use every tool in your arsenal to keep your gums healthy. Keep reading to learn why healthy gums are so important and how exercise can help! 


How to Save Your Child’s Knocked-Out Tooth

June 12, 2021

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Sad child knocked-out toothNothing is more precious than your child’s beautiful smile. You take pride in nurturing their oral health and development. While you can lessen their risk of cavities and other common problems, you can’t always safeguard their smile from losing a tooth too soon. If your child knocked out a tooth, don’t panic. Here’s what you need to know to save it.


Is a Vegan Diet Bad for Oral Health?

April 29, 2021

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Eating salad, wondering how a vegan diet affects oral health

Many people choose to stop consuming animal products for ethical reasons, while others do so to improve their overall wellness. They find that it is enjoyable to explore new recipes and discover a wide variety of plant-based foods. But could forgoing animal products actually be bad for your teeth and gums? Let’s talk about how a vegan diet affects your oral health.


How Crohn’s Disease Can Affect Your Dental Health

February 16, 2021

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person putting toothpaste on an electric toothbrush

Do you have Crohn’s disease or some other type of inflammatory bowel condition? If so, then you already know that it impacts your digestive system, primarily your intestines. However, what you may not know is that your mouth is the first part of your digestive tract. As a result, your teeth and gums might be adversely affected by your condition. Read on to learn more about the link between Crohn’s disease and dental health and how you can keep your smile healthy.


A Healthy Heart Starts with Your Smile

January 18, 2021

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Hands representing Heart Health Month.Did you know February is American Heart Month? With heart disease the leading cause of death in the U.S., it’s best to maintain a healthy lifestyle to lower your risk of cardiovascular complications. Besides diet and exercise, your dentist also recommends improving your dental health. Believe it or not, gum disease is linked to heart disease. With at least 50% of Americans having a form of the infection, it’s crucial you commit to your gum health to prevent cardiovascular disease. Here’s how a healthy mouth can promote your heart’s health.


Does Your Insurance Cover Dental Implants?

December 3, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhamel @ 12:42 pm
Dental benefits claim form with glasses and ballpoint pen.

Each year, millions of men and women across the U.S. choose dental implants to replace their missing teeth. Are you considering implant treatment? If you are currently weighing the pros and cons of different tooth replacement options, you are probably wondering what role your dental insurance will play. While insurance regularly covers things like biannual checkups, it’s a bit more complicated when it comes to dental implants. Keep reading to learn when dental insurance covers implant treatment and how you can get the most out of your insurance benefits.


How to Floss When You Have Dental Implants

October 7, 2020

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Flossing dental implants

If you have missing teeth, you have a variety of different options when it comes to replacing them. One method that is preferred by both dentists and patients is dental implants. This is because they have so many benefits over other methods. This includes maintaining the integrity of the jawbone, restoring almost full chewing power, and lasting upwards of 25 years. However, they won’t last that long if you don’t take care of them properly with a good oral hygiene routine, and that includes flossing. Flossing dental implants may seem tricky. Continue reading to learn some tips from your dentist.

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