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Can You Brush Dentures While Wearing Them?

September 29, 2021

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Falmouth patient cleaning dentures with toothbrush

Between working 40 hours per week, taking care of your children, spending time with your spouse, and staying in contact with friends, taking the time to remove your dentures to clean them thoroughly may seem like one too many things to keep up with. Though it may seem easier to brush your dentures while they’re in your mouth, this may not be the best way to get the job done. Learn the recommended way to care for your dentures and how it can benefit your oral health.

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How Long Do Fillings Last?

September 7, 2021

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closeup of filling in Falmouth

According to the CDC, 90% of adults ages 20 and older have had at least one cavity in their lifetime. Tooth fillings are a common way of repairing these decayed teeth. While the question “How long do fillings last?” may have a different answer depending on the material and the placement, there are several signs that they need to be replaced as well as ways to make them last longer.

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How to Get Used to Eating With Dentures

August 2, 2021

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dentures on plate of strawberries

With dentures being the tooth replacement of choice every year for about 15% of the edentulous population (those with no teeth), this classic restoration is among the most popular. While dentures allow you to enjoy having a full set of teeth again, it can take a while to adjust to eating while wearing them. Here are a few helpful tips on how to get used to eating with dentures.

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5 Great Reasons Why There’s Fluoride in Your Tap Water

July 8, 2021

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Woman drinking fluoride in drinking water

What comes to mind when you hear the word “fluoride?” Most likely, you probably think of toothpaste or mouthwash, since this important mineral is such a key ingredient of most dental products. You may also think about fluoride treatments from your dentist to help protect your teeth. However, did you know that you probably drink fluoride every day? Most public water sources in America have been fluoridated for over 75 years! Wondering why? Here are five great benefits of having fluoride in drinking water.

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How to Make Your Dental Bridge Last as Long as Possible

June 7, 2021

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dental bridge in Falmouth replacing a missing tooth

Dental bridges are arguably the simplest way to replace a missing tooth. They can even bring back two or three lost teeth in a row! Once your dentist has anchored this lifelike prosthetic on top of the remaining teeth at either end of the gap in your smile, you can expect your bridge to last for several years. However, this solution won’t last forever. Even with the best care, it will eventually need to be repaired or replaced. Read on to learn some of the causes, signs, and ways to prevent dental bridge failure.

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6 Questions to Ask Your Dentist Before Getting Cosmetic Work Done

May 14, 2021

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woman at a cosmetic dental consultation in Falmouth

With summer almost here, now is the perfect time to consider getting cosmetic dentistry work done. Then, by the time the weddings, graduations, and vacations roll around, you won’t feel self-conscious about the way your teeth look. But where do you start? The first step is scheduling a consultation with your cosmetic dentist. You’ll have an opportunity to find out anything you want about possible treatments, but are you prepared? To get the most out of your cosmetic dental consultation in Falmouth, be sure to ask your dentist these questions.

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Invest in Yourself with Your Tax Refund

April 23, 2021

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woman thinking about what to do with her tax refund

After a year like 2020 (and a rocky start to 2021), practically everyone is hoping to make a fresh start. If you’re expecting a tax refund in the near future, you’re likely going over your options on how to invest it. Many people will put the money toward a much needed vacation or paying off debt, but one of the most effective ways to get the biggest bang for your buck is to invest in your smile. While it might not be the most exciting prospect, this can easily provide you with tremendous benefits both in the short and long-term, and here’s how.

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5 Ways Smiling Can Benefit You

March 4, 2021

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Woman smiling

As you already know, smiling is a universal language. Everyone does it and we all know what is means! Whether you are laughing at a funny joke or you’re showing excitement because your team won the big game, putting your pearly whites on display is a great way to demonstrate how you are feeling. As amazing as it is to be happy and laugh, smiling is also beneficial for your overall health! Continue reading to learn about the many benefits of smiling.

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5 Myths About Cosmetic Dentistry That Will Surprise You

February 18, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — cascobay @ 2:31 pm
a piece of paper with the words "reality" and "myth written on it and "myth" is circled with a red colored pencil

According to survey results published by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the number of people investing in non-metal restorations, teeth whitening, veneers, and cosmetic bonding has more than doubled in the past five years. More people are investing in their smiles as well as their mental wellbeing. If you’re on the fence about scheduling a consultation, consider what’s holding you back. If it’s any of the five myths listed below that you’ve convinced yourself is true, then it’s time for you to pick up the phone!

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4 Reasons to Start the New Year with a Dental Checkup

January 28, 2021

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Smiling male patient attending dental checkup in Falmouth

What are your plans for 2021? Perhaps you are hoping for a return to normalcy after COVID-19, or maybe you have set some ambitious goals for your career or fitness. Here is another reasonable item you might add to your to-do list in the new year: take great care of your oral health. Let’s talk about some of the benefits you can experience for both your smile and your budget when you schedule a dental checkup in Falmouth early in 2021.

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