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3 Ways You Can Protect Your Lips in the Sun

June 4, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_clark @ 5:20 am
Someone smiling

Now that summer is finally here, the sun is shining and temperatures are rising. While it’s essentially irresistible to get outside and enjoy it, it’s a good idea to keep your oral health in mind as you do so. The summer weather can cause any number of problems for your teeth and gums, not to mention your lips.

If you want to keep your lips smooth this summer, it’s important that you protect them from the sun as much as you possible can. Here are a few things you can do to make that easier.


Flavors and False Teeth: How Dentures Can Affect Your Sense of Taste

May 13, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_clark @ 10:19 pm
Man smiles at picnic table

While dentures can be a fantastic way to restore a smile after tooth loss, these appliances can often affect the way patients taste food. The sense of taste plays a significant role in determining if food is safe to swallow as well as the joy of living, making many denture patients quite interested in finding ways to address this issue. Here’s how dentures can affect your sense of taste along with a few ways for patients to improve this important sense.


How Do Dentures Affect Nutrition?

May 4, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_clark @ 10:51 pm
Someone eating an apple

If you’re missing most or all of your teeth, dentures are one of the most common ways to replace them. They’re cost-effective, easy to maintain, and offer a level of realism that can completely restore any confidence you lost along with your teeth.

However, you might have heard that eating with dentures can be a little bit difficult. You may therefore wonder whether your new prosthetic could impact your overall nutrition. Here’s what you should know about this issue and how you can address it.


Common Oral Health Issues

March 7, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_clark @ 2:24 am
adult at the dentist

When it comes to caring for your smile, there is a lot to consider. Keeping your mouth healthy goes beyond just having white teeth. Oral health problems are prevalent among both adults and children, but some are more common than others. So, keep reading to equip yourself with the knowledge you need to maintain a bright and healthy smile for years to come.


Sham-Rock Your Smile: Dental Care Tips for a Happy St. Patrick’s Day

February 23, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_clark @ 6:04 pm
Group celebrating St. Partick’s Day after good dental care

What makes a great St. Patrick’s Day? Is it the raucous festivities, the celebration of culture, or perhaps a pint or two of Irish cheer? However you celebrate, it’s important to take care of your teeth and keep them shining like a pot o’ gold. If you plan to take advantage of the festivities, here are some helpful dental care tips to keep your smile sham-rocking all night.


The Battle Against Bone Loss: Dentures vs. Dental Implants

February 9, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_clark @ 6:44 pm
Patient talking to their dentist about dental implants

The dental technology of today is amazing and caters to many different needs. When considering a tooth replacement option, one of the biggest factors to ponder is its impact on bone health. Dentures and dental implants are two common solutions, each with its own set of benefits and considerations.

If you’re caught between these choices, it may benefit you to learn more about bone loss and how each treatment can help. Read on for an analysis of both treatment methods so you can make an informed decision!


What Causes Receding Gums?

January 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_clark @ 10:56 pm
Lady shows off gums

Many people may be surprised to find that their gumlines have pulled away from their teeth when they look in the mirror. A receding gumline is a common oral health issue, and it can have the unfortunate effect of making the teeth more sensitive and vulnerable to infection. Fortunately, this can be prevented with good oral hygiene and regular dental visits. Here are a few things that can cause gum recession and what you can do about it.


Here’s Why Dental Implant Surgery Isn’t Scary

December 27, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_clark @ 11:49 pm
Smiling dentist

Dental implants are the best form of tooth replacement currently available because they function and look just like real teeth. While traditional tooth restorations such as dentures and dental bridges have difficulty chewing chewy or crunchy items, dental implants can handle foods of all textures because they are surgically placed directly into the jawbone. While many people are understandably apprehensive about receiving surgery, dental implant placement procedures are nothing to fear. Here’s why getting dental implants is perfectly safe and a wise investment.


Are Sugar Substitutes Better for My Teeth Than Real Sugar?

December 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_clark @ 10:32 pm

Excessive sugar consumption is widely known to cause a plethora of health concerns such as tooth decay, weight gain, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes, but it can be incredibly hard to cut out the sweet stuff completely after you’ve become used to it. Many companies have produced alternative sweeteners such as aspartame, stevia, and saccharin to help people enjoy a sweet treat without all the calories. Here’s what you should know about how artificial sweeteners can affect your oral health.


How Long Does It Take To Get Dentures?

November 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_clark @ 3:52 pm

Close up of woman’s hands holding a dentureIf you’re ready to enjoy a complete, beautiful smile again after suffering extensive tooth loss, dentures are the solution for you. Thanks to advancements in technologies and materials, they look and feel more realistic than ever before. However, rebuilding your smile won’t happen overnight. Every situation differs, but here’s how long you can expect it to take to get your new set of teeth. 


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