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Fixed Bridges vs. Partial Dentures: Which Do You Need?

March 15, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 3:22 pm
Dental patient holding mirror and smiling

In order to enjoy optimum oral health, it is important that you replace missing teeth in a timely manner. Admittedly, though, it can be a bit confusing to compare your treatment options. Should you get a fixed bridge, a partial denture, or some other type of tooth replacement? This article provides important information that can help steer you in the right direction.


How Long Can I Expect My Dental Bridge to Last?

March 1, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 3:18 pm
Close-up illustration of three-unit dental bridge

Fixed dental bridges are a popular tooth replacement solution that can improve your chewing ability, prevent your teeth from drifting out of place, and provide numerous other benefits. But still, if you are going to spend hundreds of dollars on a dental treatment, you may want to know if your restoration is going to last long enough for you to get your money’s worth. How long can you expect your dental bridge to last? This blog post explains what you should know.


Do Not Believe These 5 Myths About Dentures!

February 2, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 11:40 pm
“Myths vs. Facts” written on notebook paper

If you are thinking about getting dentures, it would be wise to research the treatment process ahead of you. You should know what to expect during your tooth replacement journey! Still, you might come across some misinformation in your quest to gather information. This blog post aims to clear things up. Here are some common myths about dentures and the truth behind them:


Which Type of Denture Adhesive Is Best?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 11:38 pm
Denture and tube of adhesive

As a denture wearer, you should feel confident that your prosthetic will stay in place all day long whether you are eating, drinking, speaking, or laughing. In order for that to be a reality, your dentures should be well-made and have a secure fit. However, you might also need some adhesive. But which type of denture adhesive should you use? This blog post can help you compare your options.


Is Nitrous Oxide Sedation Safe?

January 4, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 9:29 pm
Dental patient wearing nasal mask for nitrous oxide

Nitrous oxide sedation, commonly known as laughing gas, has been used in dental and medical settings for many decades. It can relieve dental anxiety and make the treatment process as efficient as possible. Still, you might wonder if it is safe. For most people, it is a very low-risk sedation option. This blog post contains information to help you make a well-informed decision about whether you should use it during your next dental procedure.


Is Dental Sedation Safe During Pregnancy?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 9:26 pm
Pregnant woman talking with dental team member

During pregnancy, you want to do everything you can to protect both your health and that of your precious cargo. Part of that involves caring for your teeth and gums. When you visit your dentist during pregnancy, they might identify one or more issues that require treatment. If the prospect of undergoing a procedure makes you feel a little nervous, you might wonder if it is safe for you to be sedated. This blog post discusses some important points that you should keep in mind.


What to Do if You Lose a Dental Crown

December 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 11:28 pm
Grimacing woman touching the side of her face

A well-made dental crown may last for 10 – 15 years or longer. Unfortunately, though, they do eventually reach the end of their life expectancy. Your crown might even fall out unexpectedly! What should you do if you ever lose a dental crown? You should take quick action to protect your exposed tooth and get your smile back to functioning optimally. Here is some practical guidance to help you handle the situation:


Dental Bridge Fell Out? Here’s What You Should Do

December 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 11:24 pm
Man covering his mouth after losing dental bridge

With proper care, a dental bridge has the potential to last for 10 years or longer. You can expect your restoration to provide you with reliable function for a long time. But what if your dental bridge falls out? What should you do? You should take prompt action to protect your oral health. This blog post explains why dental bridges might fall out and what you can do to minimize any potential negative consequences if that ever happens to you.


What Happens During the Dental Crown Preparation Process?

November 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 1:14 am
Dental patient holding mirror, admiring his new crown

If your dentist has informed you that you need a dental crown, it is understandable if you are a little nervous about the road ahead. The good news is that you have nothing to worry about. Your care team will do all they can to help you have an easy treatment experience. But what exactly happens during the dental crown preparation process? This blog post provides an overview of the road in front of you.


Do Not Believe These 5 Myths About Tooth Extractions!

October 31, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 2:10 am

Extracted tooth reflected in small dental mirrorTooth extractions are one of the most feared — and most misunderstood — dental procedures. If you take time to learn the truth about them, you will be prepared to commit to this treatment with confidence. You will also be equipped to know what questions to ask your dental team. How can you gain a well-rounded knowledge about extractions? Start by reading this blog post, where we bust some popular myths.


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