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September 14, 2021

Foods to Avoid After Dental Implant Surgery

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_metzger @ 3:03 pm
man pointing to dental implants in Farmington

With a 98% success rate, dental implants are a common and reliable way to replace one or more missing teeth. After implant surgery, you will need to temporarily cut out certain foods that can interfere with the healing process. By preparing the right meals after your dental implant surgery, you’ll be setting yourself up for a successful recovery. Here’s a list of foods you should avoid, what to eat instead, and what side-effects to expect from the procedure.

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August 29, 2021

Are Bruxism and Dental Implants a Bad Mix?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_metzger @ 8:41 pm

Hand holding “stop bruxism” signDespite constant innovations in dentistry, at least 120 million people have one or more missing teeth. Thankfully, you have more options than ever to treat tooth loss, but only one method stands out among all others. A dental implant is unlike any other prosthetic because it recreates both the root and crown. It is a nearly perfect replica of your natural teeth with over a 95% success rate. Although dental implants are the most reliable option for tooth loss, a few things can compromise their lifespan, like bruxism. If you have a habit of grinding or clenching your teeth, here’s what you need to know to safeguard your smile.

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July 18, 2021

Can Teens Benefit from Dental Implants?

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Teenage girl with folder and backpackTeeth are designed to last for a lifetime, but that’s not a reality for many people. Despite the latest advancements in dentistry, tooth loss is still common. Typically, it’s an issue that’s believed to only affect adults; however, teens can also lose a permanent tooth. Whether from decay, disease, or trauma, you want to restore the healthy, beautiful smile they deserve using a dental implant. Although you’re never too old to benefit from them, can teenagers get dental implants? Here’s what you need to know to make the best decision for their smile.

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June 19, 2021

What Type of Denture Adhesive Works Best?

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Woman using denture adhesive holding an appleModern advancements in dentistry allow dentures to feel more comfortable than ever. If they fit properly, you shouldn’t experience any slipping or irritation; however, they may not feel as snug as time passes. A denture adhesive can be the ideal solution to stabilize your smile. Although an adhesive isn’t always necessary, here’s how to choose the best one for your specific needs.

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April 19, 2021

How to Protect Your Smile from Seasonal Allergies

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woman with seasonal allergies blowing her nose

As the weather finally starts to warm up, you’re probably itching to spend some time outside. In fact, if you suffer from seasonal allergies, your eyes or throat might literally be itching. All of the sneezing and sniffling that is common around this time of year is certainly annoying. But did you know it can also harm your smile? Read on as a family dentist in Farmington explains the connection between allergies and oral health – and how to keep your smile safe.

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March 15, 2021

4 Easter Candies That are Bad News for Your Teeth

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woman practicing excellent oral hygiene

The Easter celebration is a pivotal moment in the year that officially welcomes the spring season. At this time, millions of people indulge in their favorite sweet delights. However, dentists warn that excessive sugar consumption is one of the leading causes of tooth and gum decay. Thus, participating in the normal festivities could be detrimental to your dental health. Continue reading to learn about 4 Easter candies that can be particularly troublesome and discover the difference that proper oral hygiene can make.

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February 1, 2021

Which is Better: Teeth Whitening or Veneers?

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Woman smiling showing straight, white teeth

You’ve worked hard to get your dental health back on track, but your teeth still show the effects that genetics or poor oral hygiene in the past had on them. You’ve made the decision to whiten them, but you can’t decide between two of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments: veneers and teeth whitening. When you visit your cosmetic dentist in Farmington, you may decide that porcelain veneers are a better choice. Keep reading to find out why.

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December 3, 2020

What Should I Do If I Lose an Aligner?

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Single aligner for Invisalign in Farmington.If you’ve decided to straighten your smile using Invisalign in Farmington, you’ve chosen a discreet and sophisticated solution. Clear plastic aligners are worn over your teeth to gradually move them into their ideal positions. Since they are small and transparent, it’s easy to misplace one. If you lose an aligner, here are some important steps to follow to ensure you don’t add unnecessary delays to your treatment plan.

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November 20, 2020

It’s Time to Be Thankful for a Straighter Smile

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_metzger @ 8:47 pm

Among many holiday traditions shared by families during Thanksgiving, one common one is for each member of the family to mention something that they’re thankful for. If you’re someone who wishes that they could be thankful for a straighter smile, you’re not alone! In just the last year, more than 900 thousand patients received Invisalign dental trays in order to improve their smiles. With so many advancements in cosmetic dentistry, it is easier than ever to have straighter teeth. Your Farmington Invisalign experts can help you achieve the goal of an improved smile and give you the information you need to know about how it works and all of the health benefits that come with it.

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September 23, 2020

How a Healthy Smile Sets Your Child Up for Success in School

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Child doing homework

Every parent out there wants their child to succeed in school. Of course, there are many different factors that contribute to good grades, but a healthy smile generally isn’t what you think of. Even though poor oral health on its own isn’t a straight slope down into failing grades, there is certainly a connection between the two. Continue reading to learn more from your dentist in Farmington about how your child’s dental health affects their success in their classes.

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