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Adhesive Assurance: Ensuring a Secure Fit for Your Dentures

January 12, 2024

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older woman smiling with dentures secured with denture adhesive

Have you been struggling to make your dentures work for you? Are they slipping around, or dislodging? Denture adhesive could be the answer you’ve been looking for. Whether you’re new to dentures or just looking to perfect your application technique, this informative guide can help.

Read on to explore the ins and outs of denture adhesive to help you secure your dentures for all activities.

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What Is That Foul Odor Coming from My Dentures?

December 13, 2023

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Dentures

Dentures are a tried-and-true way to restore a smile after extensive tooth loss. While dentures are designed to be comfortable and durable, they are not invincible and require daily cleaning practices in order to stay clean, functional, and fresh. Unfortunately, many denture patients find that their appliances start to smell bad after a while. Here’s how a set of dentures can acquire an unpleasant odor and how you can keep yours clean and scent-free.

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Keeping Your False Teeth Looking Great: How to Take Care of Your Dentures

November 10, 2023

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Dentures

Modern dentures are lifelike enough for casual observers not to notice them and comfortable enough for their wearers to sometimes forget that they’re even there. While they are certainly a great way to restore a smile after extensive tooth loss, they also require proper care and maintenance in order to work properly and keep their beautiful appearance. Here’s how to care for your dentures so they function well, fit comfortably, and look great for the long haul.

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Root Canals Aren’t Bad Things; Here’s What to Expect During Recovery

October 13, 2023

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Woman has curious expression

Modern root canal procedures are not the horrible ordeals they are portrayed to be on TV. Local anesthesia makes receiving a root canal only about as uncomfortable as receiving a dental filling, and it can spare you the unbearable pain of a toothache and the tooth loss that will eventually result from it. While root canals carry all these benefits, you can still expect a few days of mild discomfort after receiving one. Here’s what you can expect during recovery as well as a few ways to keep you comfortable while you’re still healing.

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Why Would You Need a Root Canal Retreatment?

September 14, 2023

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A dentist performing a root canal retreatment on a woman

If you’ve just had a root canal, you’re probably glad it’s over. That’s only natural – extended time in the dentist’s chair isn’t exactly thrilling. Still, there’s something you should know: root canals sometimes need to be redone. The initial therapy doesn’t always work out, requiring that you get a second round. Your Lexington dentist can explain if you want the details. To that end, here are some reasons you may have to get a root canal retreatment.

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Clearing the Air: 3 Myths about Root Canals You Shouldn’t Believe

August 5, 2023

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Patient talking to their dentist

Root canals have got to be one of the most misunderstood treatments in all of dentistry. Many people have the idea that they’re considerably scarier than they actually are, among plenty of other misconceptions that drive people away from the treatment.

The fact is that root canals can do a lot for people, and they aren’t something that you need to avoid. To clear the air, here are some common myths about root canals that you shouldn’t pay any mind to.

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What Does Being Under Dental Sedation Feel Like?

July 2, 2023

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a patient receiving dental sedation

If you’d rather be anywhere else in the whole world than your dentist’s office for treatment, don’t worry—you aren’t alone! It’s estimated that about one-third of people in the US have a fear of dental treatment, which can make even simple checkups and cleanings a great hassle. Fortunately, sedation dentistry has emerged as the go-to answer for patients in this camp. Here’s more from your trusted dentist about sedation dentistry and some of the options that can be used to make your next dental checkup smooth and stress-free!  

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Answering 3 Common Questions About Sedation Dentistry

June 9, 2023

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woman wearing a nitrous oxide mask

Sedation dentistry can be an absolute lifesaver for patients with dental anxiety—by safely administering comforting sedatives, we can put you completely at ease for the duration of your appointment. This can allow nervous patients to get everything from routine care to complex procedures that may not ordinarily be possible for them.

However, people who learn about sedation dentistry for the first time often have questions about what it entails. In the interest of preventing even further anxiety, here are answers to some common questions you might have.

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5 Important Facts Everyone Should Know Before They Get Veneers

May 20, 2023

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Close-up of dentist picking up veneers

With their ability to correct multiple flaws at once, it’s easy to see why veneers are such an appealing option for patients who want to make extensive improvements to their smiles. Are you interested in using veneers to achieve a more dazzling grin? If so, there are a few things you need to know before starting the treatment. Here are 5 important veneer facts from your dentist.

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Media – A Major Source of Dental Anxiety

April 6, 2023

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A woman suffering from dental anxiety

If you’re afraid of the dentist, you happen to be in good company. As many as 36% of US citizens fear dental treatment! That said, there’s a good chance your phobia is being aggravated by film and TV. You see, the connection between dental anxiety and media is such that the latter portrays dentistry poorly. In truth, though, dentists aren’t scary and often make their treatments comfortable. As proof, here’s a summary of the matter from your local Lexington practice.

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