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Spotty Solutions: 3 Potential Causes Behind Blemished Teeth

April 10, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhamel @ 5:13 pm
Closeup of someone pointing to white spots on their teeth with a pen

One of the first things people notice about you is your smile and if yours is riddled with blemishes, it can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. While some stains are the result of consuming dark foods and beverages and can be whitened relatively easily, others are less simple.

For example, if you have white spots on your teeth that you can’t seem to brush off, you could benefit from professional help. Keep reading to learn 3 potential causes behind these stubborn marks and how your dentist can address them!


Can You Get Cavities with Veneers?

February 1, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhamel @ 2:54 pm
person wondering if you can get cavities with veneers

Over time, porcelain veneers have advanced a lot to become the cosmetic treatment that we are familiar with today. Initially created for Hollywood celebrities’ smiles when they were filming movies on set, now more accessible to many, they enhance teeth appearance. Despite their cosmetic benefits, a common question lingers: Can veneers prevent cavities? Keep reading to learn if tooth decay remains a worry with this treatment.


Trapped Troubles: 4 Foods Notorious for Sticking in Your Teeth

December 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhamel @ 6:41 pm
Bowl of popcorn on a wooden table

Most people are familiar with the sensation of having a piece of food lodged between your teeth. It can happen anytime, whether you’re enjoying the latest blockbuster at the theater, or having dinner at a friend’s house. It can be incredibly frustrating to remove it, especially if you don’t have floss or toothpicks on hand. Plenty of patients have accidentally chipped a tooth or gauged their gums trying to extract bits from their grin. Fortunately, you can prevent it from occurring in the first place by steering clear of these 4 foods notorious for getting stuck in your smile.


Why is Teeth Whitening the Perfect Gift?

October 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhamel @ 1:00 am

Take-home teeth whitening kitIf you’ve been searching for the right way to show someone special a little appreciation, why not give a gift that keeps on giving? Whether shopping for the holidays, a graduation, or a birthday, teeth whitening can boost your loved one’s confidence. It won’t sit on a shelf collecting dust or become outdated in a few months. They’ll enjoy long-lasting results. Here’s why a whiter smile is the perfect present for any occasion.


Can Dental Implants Get Cavities?

August 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhamel @ 8:55 pm
patient wondering if dental implants can get cavities

Dental implants have gained popularity as a successful way to replace missing teeth, offering enhanced aesthetics, function, and confidence in one’s smile. However, like any dental procedure, concerns may arise about their vulnerability to problems like tooth decay. So, continue reading as we delve into whether dental implants are prone to tooth decay and discuss their overall impact on oral health.


Reasons to Soak Your Dentures Overnight

June 22, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhamel @ 1:32 am

Fingers holding lower dentureDentures look and feel more realistic than ever before, which means you may never want to take them out of your mouth. Not to mention, no one wants to be caught without their teeth. However, it’s best to remove your dentures every night and place them in a soaking solution. You’ll invest in a healthy mouth and body while ensuring you get the most out of your dentures.


How Long Do CEREC Crowns Take to Make?

April 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhamel @ 1:14 am
CEREC dental crown being milled

Dental crowns are used to treat a wide variety of oral health problems, from cracks to fractured teeth. Modern dental crowns are so realistic that they’re even used for purely cosmetic purposes, covering up teeth that are chipped or discolored.

However, one serious drawback is that dental crowns usually need time to be milled in a lab. That was the case anyway until the advent of CEREC same-day dental crowns. If you want to know more about this treatment, and how long it takes, here’s some information that you may find helpful.


Can Exercise Improve Your Gum Health?

February 28, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhamel @ 6:15 pm
person jogging down dirt road

There is a range of ways that working out impacts your health. It can improve your sleep quality, help you keep off unwanted weight, and may even offer mental health benefits. It might come as a surprise, but exercising can also have a positive effect on your smile. Continue reading to learn about how exercise is connected to gum health as well as other ways that it can help you keep your smile in good condition.


Best and Worst Foods for a TMJ Disorder

December 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhamel @ 10:10 pm

Man with hand on face from jaw painIf you have a disorder of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), you know firsthand how challenging and painful simple movements of the jaw can be. Pain and stiffness can make it difficult to eat certain foods, which can lead to nutritional deficiencies if you aren’t careful. You can reduce your jaw pain and maintain a balanced diet by choosing your foods wisely. Here is a list of the best and worst foods to eat if you have a TMJ disorder.


Skip BPA Restorations with Biocompatible Dental Materials

October 14, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — drhamel @ 2:19 am

Fingers holding crownAs you browse store shelves and plastic products, you’ve probably noticed a growing number of BPA-free labels. BPA (bisphenol A) is an industrial chemical that’s been used in some plastics and resins since the 1950s. Not only is it found in water bottles and plastic containers, but it has also held a commonplace in dental restorations. While BPA has been used for generations, there are growing health concerns about its possible effects on the body. With your oral health linked to your overall well-being, it’s normal to have concerns about what you’re putting into your body. Thankfully, you can invest in a healthy smile using biocompatible dental materials. 


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