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A Link to Tooth Decay: The New Bacteria on the Scene!

August 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsongfm @ 1:32 pm
a cartoon of a tooth getting eaten by bacteria

Two of the biggest culprits of tooth decay are starch and sugar. These two ingredients, if left unchecked, can easily lead to cavities. This is because the germs in your mouth will start to feed on your enamels, wearing them down over time. However, while there are over 500 kinds of bacteria around your smile, recent studies have found a new species that is closely associated with decay. Read on to learn about it and what you can do to protect your pearly whites.

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Can Dental Implants Rust?

July 23, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsongfm @ 4:34 am

Model of a titanium implant postYou don’t have to settle for less than the best when treating your tooth loss. A dental implant is the only method to replicate both the root and the crown. A titanium post is surgically inserted into your jawbone to serve as a new root. Your bone will fuse to it through a process called osseointegration, providing unmatched support for your restoration that will be connected using an abundant. Although you might worry the implant will rust because your mouth is moist, there’s no reason to fret. It’s very unlikely for titanium to rust, and here’s why.

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Can Depression Lead to Tooth Loss?

July 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsongfm @ 4:22 am

Depressed woman sitting by a windowDid you know that 40 million adults in the U.S. suffer from anxiety disorders? Not only are anxiety levels at an all-time high, but 1 in 10 Americans battles depression. Unfortunately, 80% of people with depression aren’t being treated. Not only can this be detrimental to your mental health and quality of life, but it can also increase your risk of tooth loss. A new study has found a connection between poor dental health and patients with depression and anxiety. 

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Can Dental Implants Get Cavities?

June 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsongfm @ 10:38 pm
patient wondering if dental implants can get cavities

Considering dental implants to fill gaps in your smile? Dental implants are a reliable, long-lasting solution for replacing missing teeth and preventing oral health issues. However, it’s crucial to understand their unique traits in relation to cavities compared to natural teeth. Read on to discover if dental implants are susceptible to cavities and learn valuable insights on maintaining your new and improved smile.

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How Do You Know When Your Tooth Pain Is a Dental Emergency?

May 24, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsongfm @ 2:13 am
a man holding the side of his face due to facial pain

Other than keeping up with your oral health routine, your teeth may not be something you think of often. Although they help you to eat and speak with ease, and even give shape to your face, it’s easy to not give them a second thought. However, as soon as a toothache appears, your pearly whites became a major priority! But when do you know it’s time to go to the dentist with tooth pain? Here’s what to know about when your toothache requires being seen by an emergency dentist and when it doesn’t.

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4 Reasons to Improve Your Smile with Dental Implants This Summer

May 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsongfm @ 12:16 am
a woman smiling while looking at her dental implants in the mirror

When you have missing teeth, it becomes a top priority to restore your smile. As you were searching for the best tooth loss solution, you most likely discovered that dental implants are it! They are considered the gold standard since they replace your teeth from root to crown. As you are considering filling your gapped smile with implants, it may be best to do it as the summer begins. Read on to learn four reasons why getting dental implants during the summertime is beneficial for you.

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5 Tips to Keep Your Smile Bright & Healthy This Summer!

April 24, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsongfm @ 10:52 pm
a group of friends with healthy and beautiful teeth smiling at the beach

Since summertime is when many people take vacations, it is sure to bring relaxing days by the beach and quality time with family and friends. While it’s wonderful to take it easy and get a much-deserved break, it’s still important to keep up with your oral health. You don’t want to have a cavity or other dental issue to keep your smile from shining brightly this summer. Read on to learn five ways to keep your teeth and gum in their best condition while you enjoy summer 2023!

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3 Summer Foods that Dental Implants Can Help You Enjoy

April 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsongfm @ 2:48 am
summer salad lying on a table

If you’ve recently gotten dental implants, you’re probably still in the process of rediscovering foods that you may not have been able to enjoy for a very long time. Now that summer is here, you can indulge in all the summer foods you were missing out on.

If you’re looking to make the rounds, here are some of the foods you can enjoy with your dental implants this summer that you may not be able to otherwise.

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How Tooth Loss Can Change the Shape of Your Face

March 24, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsongfm @ 3:04 am

Older woman with dental implants smilingMissing teeth can crush your self-esteem, especially if you’ve lost a front tooth. Gaps in your smile aren’t the only factors to affect your confidence. Tooth loss can change the shape of your face, making you look years older than your true age. You don’t have to live with the changes to your appearance or quality of life. Dental implants can turn back the clock to restore your confidence and improve your oral health. Here’s why over 500,000 people every year are choosing dental implants to replace their missing teeth.

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Give Your Teeth a Spring Cleaning

March 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsongfm @ 6:28 pm

Smiling woman enjoying springThe weather is warming up and flowers are blooming, which means spring is here! You might have your windows open to enjoy the fresh air while giving your home a deep cleaning; however, the kitchen cabinets and bedroom closets aren’t the only things you should have on your to-do list. Now is the perfect time to give your teeth a little extra attention. Here are 5 spring cleaning tips for your smile.

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