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How to Take Care of Your Mouth After Dental Implant Surgery

March 24, 2021

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One of the great things about living in the 21st century is the fact that you don’t need to settle for missing teeth. With modern dental technology, gaps in your smile can be a thing of the past. There are several different options out there when it comes to replacing missing teeth, including dental implants because of their many benefits. In order for them to be successful, you will need to follow proper dental implant aftercare measures. Continue reading to learn what they are.

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Is a Broken Denture a Dental Emergency?

January 4, 2021

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Man with dentures in Lexington should see emergency dentist

Dentures in Lexington are an excellent solution for tooth loss that allows you to quickly regain your complete, confident, and functional smile. Unfortunately, they’re not indestructible. Just like a broken tooth, damaged dentures are considered a dental emergency that needs to be treated right away to keep your smile healthy. Here’s everything you need to know about handling a broken denture.

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Habits You Should Avoid With Dental Implants

December 31, 2020

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Woman biting her nails

Dental implants have become a preferred tooth replacement option for both dentists and patients alike. They have all sorts of benefits that you can’t get anywhere else and most of all, they will give you your smile back! However, if you want them to last upwards of 25 years or even the rest of your life, you will need to care for them properly. This means avoid bad habits that could cause harm to your dental implants in Lexington. Here are a few things to stay clear of.

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How to Choose the Best Emergency Dentist

November 24, 2020

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man in pain who needs emergency dentist in Lexington

Have you ever suddenly found yourself with a dental emergency and had no idea who to call? These situations never seem to happen when it’s convenient. Plus, they can be stressful, confusing, and painful. The best thing to do is have a dentist picked out ahead of time in case you suffer from a mouth-related accident or injury. Here are a few things to consider when choosing an emergency dentist in Lexington.

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Is Nitrous Oxide Sedation Safe?

October 22, 2020

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Male patient inhaling nitrous oxide

After months of attempting to ignore your toothache, the once dull discomfort has become a sharp, stabbing pain. The inability to chew properly combined with the sneaking suspicion that you may have one or more cavities pushes you to do the one thing you’ve been putting off – contacting the dentist.

Does this sound all too familiar? You’re not alone. Fortunately, patients who struggle with dental-related anxiety can use nitrous oxide to get the treatment they need without the stress. But is it safe? A sedation dentist in Lexington is sharing the answer!

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What to Do If You Lose a Dental Crown

September 23, 2020

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three dental crowns in Lexington against black background

Most people who get a dental crown can expect it to last for at least 10-15 years with proper maintenance. But sometimes, despite our best efforts, accidents happen. Crowns can chip, crack, loosen, or fall off entirely. While losing a dental crown in Lexington isn’t quite as urgent of an emergency as knocking out a tooth, it’s still important that you call your dentist right away for prompt treatment. Once you have an appointment scheduled, here are the steps you should take in the meantime.

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Making a Smooth Transition From Dentures To Implants

August 13, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — lexingtondental @ 6:57 pm
Female patient smiling with dental implants

For patients who are missing one, a few, or an entire arch of teeth, dentures can be a life-changing restorative option. However, their shorter lifespan, uncomfortable movement, and high-maintenance cleaning regimen cause many patients to make the transition to dental implants. After all, they have a whopping 95% success rate and can last 20+ years! However, to ensure the switch to implant dentures in Lexington is seamless, read on for five tips!

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Am I Too Old for Cosmetic Dentistry?

July 16, 2020

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Elderly patient smiling in mirror at appointment

Did you know that 33% of Americans are unhappy with their smile? Plus, 48% have untagged themselves from a picture on Facebook because they didn’t like the way their teeth looked and 22% believe a better smile would improve their love life. Fortunately, advancements in cosmetic dentistry allow patients to brighten, straighten, and otherwise perfect their smile. However, many patients wonder if they are too old for such treatments. The answer? Absolutely not! Everyone deserves a beautiful, healthy smile at every age. Read on for three ways a cosmetic dentist can help!

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How Your Dentist Keeps Their Hands Clean During the COVID-19 Outbreak

May 8, 2020

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a dental staff member washing their hands prior to seeing a patient

Everyone knows how to wash their hands correctly, right? Before the COVID-19 crisis, that question might have been met with an uncertain answer. However, now with media outlets and medical professionals stressing the importance of good hand hygiene, it’s unlikely you’ll meet someone who doesn’t know to wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. But these body parts are the only areas that must remain thoroughly cleaned, especially when talking about your dentist in Lexington. Take a look at why your dental team is making it a priority to maintain good personal hygiene amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Why Your Dentist Is Asking You to Rinse Before Your Appointment

May 4, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — lexingtondental @ 3:25 pm
dentist in Lexington, KY pouring mouthwash into cup

For the past couple of months, your dentist in Lexington, KY has only been treating patients with dental emergencies, like serious toothaches or knocked-out or broken teeth, per the recommendations of the American Dental Association. Now, many dentists have begun opening back up for regular treatments like checkups and fillings again. However, if you have visited your dentist recently, you may have noticed that things seem to be a little different these days. One difference is that your dentist likely asked you to rinse your mouth out before your appointment started. Why? Keep reading to find out.

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