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3 Recommendations for Keeping Your Breath Fresh with Dentures

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Dentures have, fortunately, gone through many changes over the decades. Today’s dentures are a far cry from those your grandparents wore because they’re lighter, fit better, and look more natural than the old-fashioned one-size-fits-all versions.

But a common complaint among denture wearers is bad breath. No matter how great your smile looks and feels if you’re not following proper hygiene with your dentures, no one will want to get close enough to know that person behind the bright, natural looking smile!

How to Avoid Bad Breath with Dentures

There’s no doubt that there’s a steep learning curve involved with new dentures. You have to relearn how to eat, speak, and even laugh without ...

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A Quick Guide to Zoom! Teeth Whitening

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Many factors affect the whiteness of your teeth. The foods and drinks you consume, your age, hygiene, and lifestyle habits like tobacco use all contribute to the gradual dulling of your smile.

Fortunately, the fix for a faded or stained smile is usually as easy as professional teeth whitening with your dentist or a trained dental hygienist. You can usually choose the method that works best for you - in-office or a take-home kit - and the results it produces will enhance your smile and give your confidence a boost.

Zoom! Professional Whitening

A top-rated product that a lot of dental offices use is Zoom! professional whitening. The in-office process for whitening ...

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What You Don't Expect about Dentures

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Are you concerned that it might be time to get dentures? As you age, your teeth start to break down, and sometimes the process is helped along by inadequate oral hygiene or habits like teeth grinding. 

The reason you require dentures doesn't make much difference once you reach that point. The goal is to get you comfortable with the idea by helping you understand that the only resemblance between dentures today and those in the past is their function.

How Modern Dentures Have Changed

If you remember your parents or grandparents dealing with uncomfortable dentures that looked like they were meant for someone else's mouth, you're in for a pleasant surprise!

You Have ...

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Smile Makeovers

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A smile makeover is an expression we use to describe a change or improvement to someones smile. Treatment can range from a simple bonding on one tooth or 2 teeth to an entire full mouth reconstruction. A Persons smile can be critical to how they feel about themselves. There’s been a tremendous amount of research detailing how important a warm, friendly, pleasing smile is to someone’s confidence. A smile can also be a source of embarrassment if someone is not happy or feeling good about their smile. It’s often the very first feature people notice of others. Fortunately there have been so many advancements in different types of smile makeovers, ...

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Can you benefit from a night guard?

Night Guards in Orlando

Do you awaken with a sore jaw or experience unexplained earaches or headaches? You may unknowingly grind your teeth, a condition known as bruxism. Many people grind their teeth or clench their jaw as a reaction to stress, sometimes during the day, but more often at night. Since most grinding happens at night most patients are unaware they grind until signs or symptoms begin to arise. Left untreated, bruxism is extremely damaging to natural teeth and restorations, can cause facial pain, ringing in the ears, and can compromise proper jaw alignment. Grinding can also affect your appearance over time. The teeth are part of the substructure that holds facial characteristics ...

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Struggling in Your Career? Maybe It's Your Dental Health...

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The dictionary defines success as “the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.” There’s a lot that goes into accomplishing personal or professional goals, including the ability to engage confidently with others.

If you have the skills, experience, and qualifications, and you’re still struggling, you may want to consider how the appearance of your teeth is affecting your efforts.

A recent study conducted on behalf of the American Dental Association showed that 33 percent of young adults aged 18 to 34 don’t feel comfortable smiling because of dental issues. It was also reported that 28 percent believe an unhealthy smile has a negative impact on their ability to interview successfully for a ...

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The 3 Steps of a Smile Makeover

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A smile makeover can mean different things to different people. For you, a few touchup procedures like professional whitening or dental bonding will do the trick. Others may need to add some restorative procedures like crowns or require the benefits of porcelain veneers and minor orthodontics.

But makeovers all have three steps in common.

Step 1: Get Ready

It can be exciting to think about a sparkling new smile, but the first step in any smile makeover journey is to make sure your teeth are healthy. For one thing, healthy teeth just look more attractive, and when your underlying oral health is good, you have the foundation for a smile that’s as healthy ...

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