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June 14, 2024

3 Summery Foods That Prove Dental Implants are Worth the Cost

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_metzger @ 10:02 pm
Someone with a nice smile

Summer is the perfect time to indulge in a variety of delicious foods, and if you’ve had your tooth replaced with a dental implant, you’ll be able to enjoy them all the more. Dental implants are strong and sturdy, allowing patients to eat a much broader and more varied diet than they would be able to otherwise. Here are three summer foods that highlight this advantage:


April 3, 2024

4 Myths about Cosmetic Dentistry, Busted!

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_metzger @ 1:57 pm
patient smiling after receiving cosmetic dental work

Cosmetic dentistry is more popular than ever before, boosting smiles and confidence for patients all over the world. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry reports that demand for these procedures has doubled in the US over the last five years. Despite this, there are many myths about these treatments. Continue reading as we discuss and debunk four of the most common misconceptions about cosmetic dentistry.


February 2, 2024

How Your Dentist Color Matches a Dental Crown

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_metzger @ 7:05 am
dentist talking to a patient

Dental crowns are one of the most common methods of repairing damaged and broken teeth, and it’s easy to see why. They can be customized in any number of ways to ensure that they perfectly fit your smile, and more than that, elevate it.

An important aspect of that is the color-matching, where your dentist will select the particular shade that will be used for your restoration. This is obviously incredibly important, as a dental crown that isn’t well suited to the rest of your smile will stand out immediately.
So if you’re curious, here’s how a dentist tackles this important aspect of the reconstruction process.


December 7, 2023

How Much Calcium is Necessary for Strong Enamel?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_metzger @ 11:24 pm

Close up of a hand pouring a glass of milkA nutritious diet is essential for a healthy body, but did you know the foods you eat can also affect your smile? Your teeth are protected by the hardest substance in your body. Your enamel is stronger than some metals and is largely made of calcium, which is the most abundant mineral in your body. 99% of calcium is stored in your teeth and bones from the foods you consume. Unfortunately, half of the world’s population suffers from calcium deficiency, which can cause weak bones and teeth. Here’s how to ensure you’re getting enough calcium to keep your pearly whites strong and healthy.


October 12, 2023

How Much Tooth Enamel is Removed for Veneers?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_metzger @ 8:40 pm

Model of a tooth prepped for a veneerVeneers can turn the smile of your dreams into reality without requiring extensive dental work. They can address many imperfections at once using a minimally invasive method. Your stunning smile can last for a decade or more, but you must sacrifice some enamel. Don’t worry, it won’t compromise your teeth. Here’s how much enamel your dentist will need to shave off to create a picture-perfect smile.


August 6, 2023

Summer Oral Health: Protecting Your Smile in the Sun

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_metzger @ 7:43 am
Family playing in the sun

Summer is a season filled with outdoor adventures, delicious ice creams, and plenty of sunshine. While you may be enjoying the warmer weather and carefree days, it’s essential not to forget about your oral health. Neglecting your teeth and gums during the summer can lead to unpleasant consequences. In this blog, we’ll explore some of the ways summer activities can negatively impact your oral health and offer tips to protect your smile in the sun.


June 4, 2023

A Closer Look at the Different Types of Denture Adhesive

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_metzger @ 5:44 am
a person holding their dentures

Dentures are among the most tried-and-true of all tooth replacement options, and countless generations of patients have turned toward these nifty prosthetics to restore their oral functionality and have a natural-looking smile once more. But did you know that sometimes dentures don’t fit quite as well as they should, warranting the need for special adhesives to be used to assist with keeping them in place? Keep reading to learn a little more about these adhesives and some advice for picking the best one for your dentures.


April 13, 2023

Is a Waterpik or Dental Floss Best for Your Smile?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_metzger @ 2:19 am
a man using a Waterpik to clean between his teeth

When it comes to keeping your oral health in top condition, there are a few habits that are essential. In addition to visiting your dentist every six months for a checkup and cleaning, your dental hygiene routine is the key to keeping your teeth and gums clean and healthy. While brushing often gets the most attention, flossing is just as important! However, now there are other options than just dental floss, like the Waterpik. But is one better than the other? Here’s what to know about these flossing tools.


February 13, 2023

Brighter Smiles: The History of Teeth Whitening

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_metzger @ 8:28 pm
a smile with half-yellow teeth and half-white teeth

Did you know that 80% of people surveyed want whiter teeth? A brighter smile appears cleaner and healthier. Scientists have even speculated that having luminous teeth is viewed as a sign of good genetics, which can be attractive to potential mates. When your grin is sparkling, it projects confidence, warmth, and vitality. These factors have been a driving force since ancient times! Read on to learn about the history of teeth whitening and how you can achieve a dazzling smile now.


December 12, 2022

4 Tips for Easily Removing Clear Aligners

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_metzger @ 4:08 pm
person holding clear aligner and smiling

If you recently started wearing Invisalign, you have probably noticed that it takes some getting used to. From cleaning your aligners to remembering to brush and floss after every meal, there can be a bit of a learning curve. Some patients also find it difficult to remove their trays. People who have Invisalign attachments may also find it harder to take their trays off. Rather than tugging on your aligners and risking breaking them, read on to learn about five methods that will make removing clear aligners easier.

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