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Ornelas Family Dentistry Blog

Common Reasons & Solutions for Lower Denture Slippage

April 8, 2023

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a dentist showing a replica of dentures to explain lower slippage

Completing your smile with dentures has many benefits. Not only do they instantly improve your appearance, but they are also relatively easy to maintain. Additionally, they provide the functionality of having a full set of teeth, such as eating and speaking with ease. However, your lower dentures may sometimes slip and have a hard time staying in place. Read on to learn the possible reasons for the slippage and tips on how to secure your smile!


Is Dry Socket Something I Should Worry About?

March 8, 2023

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Woman with toothache

Today, tooth extractions are a very safe treatment. However, just like any procedure, having a tooth extracted comes with risks. Even though it is very uncommon, it is important to take steps to prevent dry socket. This is a complication that occurs in approximately 1% of patients. Continue reading to learn more about dry socket, how to prevent it, and what to do if you think you may have it.


Reasons Why You Should Get a Smile Makeover

March 7, 2023

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Smiling woman pointing to her teethYou can’t put a price on the benefits of having an attractive smile; however, not everyone hits the genetic jackpot. Besides your DNA, many factors can affect the appearance of your teeth, like trauma, age, or bad lifestyle habits. No matter the reason, you don’t have to feel the weight of unattractive teeth. Your cosmetic dentist can revamp your pearly whites with a smile makeover. Although they can turn the smile of your dreams into reality, is it worth the investment? Yes! Here are 4 reasons a smile makeover is worth every penny.


6 Characteristics of an Attractive Smile

February 26, 2023

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Woman with an attractive smileResearch has found that an attractive smile is attributed to youth, success, and confidence. Not to mention, people who like the way their teeth look often feel better about their appearance. However, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so how can you be certain you have your best smile? Believe it or not, there are 6 traits associated with an attractive smile.


4 Cosmetic Benefits of Dental Implants

January 8, 2023

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Businessman in suit Every tooth is important for a healthy, attractive smile. Losing even one can have detrimental consequences for your oral and general health, but those aren’t the only concerns. Your confidence is lost along with each tooth. Although you have many options to replace missing teeth, here are 4 cosmetic benefits you’ll enjoy by completing your smile with dental implants.


Look 10 Years Younger with Dental Implants

January 2, 2023

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Middle-aged woman with dental implants smilingTeeth are meant to last for a lifetime, but 120 million Americans have at least one missing tooth and 40 million adults don’t have any remaining. With each tooth you lose, your confidence and quality of life decline, but those aren’t the only concerns. Losing even one tooth can cause your jawbone to deteriorate, which can change the shape of your face. While there are many methods to treat missing teeth, only one can stop and reverse bone loss. Here’s how you can turn back the clock by rebuilding your smile with dental implants.


Can Dental Implants Replace Front Teeth?

December 16, 2022

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Dental implant replacing front toothLosing any tooth can be devastating, but missing front teeth can affect your self-esteem significantly more than one in the back of the mouth. A bridge or partial can replace missing teeth; however, you have another option. You might be a candidate for dental implants. They can be used to replace any tooth, including the front teeth. You can fill the gap in your smile and boost your confidence using a method that looks and feels natural.


Will My Dental Implants Set Off Metal Detectors?

November 9, 2022

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Icon of a person going through a metal detector

There are things about dental implants that may not occur to you until you get them. You might have researched how your new prosthetic will look, how they’ll feel, and what it will take to get them, but some issues won’t be apparent until they’re relevant. For example: will your dental implants set off metal detectors? If you’re going on a trip soon, here’s what you need to know.


Don’t Want a Root Canal? Use Your Dental Insurance Coverage

October 20, 2022

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Tablet on desk with dental insurance form

Some people are more afraid of getting a root canal than they are of spiders or public speaking. The procedure isn’t nearly as painful or frightening as its reputation suggests, but you probably want to avoid needing it anyway since it means there’s an infection in your tooth. The good news, though, is that taking advantage of your dental insurance’s preventive coverage can make it less likely that you’ll require a root canal; here’s how.


5 Tips for Keeping Halloween Tooth-Friendly

October 19, 2022

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Tiny trick-or-treat bucket surrounded by candy

For children, Halloween means dressing up in a costume and getting lots of candy. But as fun as the holiday can be, it can also potentially lead to serious dental problems. Fortunately, you don’t have to keep your child home from trick-or-treating to protect their smile; just follow these Halloween oral health tips to keep the season as tooth-friendly as possible.

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