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How Many Hours a Day Can I Wear My Dentures?

August 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSaati @ 9:17 pm

Today’s dentures are so comfortable that some people like to wear them for days, but is this a good idea? While dentures can change a patient’s life for the better, they require regular maintenance and cleaning to work properly and prevent infection. Failing to remove your dentures for too long can have serious consequences for your oral health. Read on to learn why it’s necessary to give your mouth and your dentures a little time apart every day.


The Worst Foods to Get Stuck in Your Teeth

July 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSaati @ 2:44 am

Woman with food stuck in teethIf you’ve ever had a piece of food stuck between your teeth, it can be an annoyance until it’s removed. You might wait to deal with it until it’s time to brush your teeth or pick at it with your tongue or a toothpick to dislodge it. However, you could cause damage to your teeth and gums. Here are 5 of the worst foods to get caught between your teeth and what you can do to remove them.


Do Veneers Make Your Teeth Sensitive?

June 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSaati @ 9:48 am
Woman smiling with top teeth showing side-by-side comparison of without and with veneers

Whether it’s to conceal discoloration, cracks, chips, or fix misalignment, veneers are often recommended to patients who want to change the look of their smile. However, the procedure does involve a removal of a small amount of enamel, so some patients hesitate getting veneers because of the discomfort of potential tooth sensitivity. Fortunately, while any sensitivity from veneers is temporary, your enhanced smile can last for decades to come.


Dental Bridge or Partial Denture: Which Is Right for Me?

May 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSaati @ 7:24 am
an assortment of bridges and dentures

If you’re missing several teeth in a row, you might feel pretty frustrated about the issue; not only has the beauty of your smile been compromised, but also its functionality! That said, you should want a solution that addressed both, and two possible options that meet these standards are partial dentures and dental bridges. But how are you supposed to know which one is more suitable for your needs, as they’re quite similar to each other? Here’s a closer look at some of their key differences.


How to Care For Yourself After Dental Crown Placement

April 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSaati @ 7:02 pm

Whether you’re patching up a cavity, finishing up a root canal, or just transforming a less-than-stellar-looking tooth, a dental crown can be a way to repair a tooth in just about any condition that it could be in.

Immediately after you get the dental crown, you’ll have to do a little bit of aftercare before you feel 100% again. Here’s what you can do to stay comfortable after the procedure.


You Don’t Have to Be a Celebrity to Get a Red-Carpet Smile!

March 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSaati @ 6:59 am
a man looking in a mirror with a bright beautiful smile from cosmetic dental treatments

Award season has just finished. As you tuned in to see who won best actor or who had the best album of the year, you may have also noticed all the picture-perfect smiles on the red carpet. It’s often thought that cosmetic dentistry treatments, like veneers, are only for the rich and famous but nothing could be further from the truth! You can achieve the smile of your dreams with its various treatments. Here’s what to know about cosmetic dentistry and some of its services that are available to you.


What Dental Emergencies Cause Facial Pain?

February 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSaati @ 11:33 pm

Woman with facial painNo one ever expects a dental emergency to happen, but 1 in 6 Americans requires urgent attention from a dentist annually. Many dental emergencies are obvious, like a chipped or knocked out tooth; however, others can be a little more questionable, such as facial pain. While many people believe an occasional toothache is normal, it can be a sign of a serious problem that must be addressed by a dentist quickly. But what if your jaw or cheeks hurt? Here’s what you need to know to determine if your facial pain warrants a trip to your dentist. 


Is Vitamin K2 the Secret to Dental Implant Success?

January 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSaati @ 9:15 pm

Digital model of dental implant in jawboneIf you’ve lost a tooth or two, or even an entire arch, dental implants are the next best thing to real teeth. A dental implant is unlike any other treatment because it replaces both the root and the crown. As a result, you must have a healthy jawbone to support your new smile. Unfortunately, bone loss is a common problem, but new research may have found the secret to preserving your jaw. Vitamin K2 could be the natural solution you need to ensure your dental implants have a strong foundation.


Sugar Substitutes and Oral Health

December 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSaati @ 3:06 am
containers of different types of sugar substitutes

There’s no denying that sugar tastes good. We use it to sweeten tea, lemonade, cakes, cookies, and all kinds of other desserts and beverages. It’s an important part of many people’s daily lives seeing as some can’t get their day started until they’ve had their favorite sweetened latte. Unfortunately, sugar can have a negative impact on your smile. That’s why some people tend to opt for sugar-free sweeteners. But are they any better for you? Continue reading to learn how sugar substitutes and oral health are connected.


Full of Fluoride: Your Best Food and Beverage Options

November 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drSaati @ 4:40 pm
food with a tooth

There are so many ways to keep your teeth healthy and bright. In addition to a consistent oral health routine, your food and drink choices can greatly impact the health of your teeth. Food and beverages that are full of vitamins and minerals can strengthen our teeth and help prevent tooth decay. Fluoride is one of the best minerals to help strengthen your tooth enamel and keep cavities at bay.  It is often associated with your local tap water or fluoride treatments from your dentist, but did you know there are some delicious cuisine and drink options that are full of this fortifying mineral? Read on to learn more about which ones are full of fluoride!

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