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Don’t Forget These Dental Must-Haves for Your College Dorm

August 11, 2023

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A man at college with good oral health

In life, there are very few events that can truly feel like transitions from one life to another. Moving out of your parent’s house and into a college dorm or rental apartment is one of the biggest. Living on your own is a big step that sees you take full responsibility for your own needs, especially your oral health.

Continue reading to find the most important or useful items to stock in your dental kit when you finally strike out on your own.


Can I Drink Coffee After a Tooth Extraction?

July 23, 2023

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Steaming coffee cup on opened bookIf you need to have a tooth removed, you can expect your mouth to be sore for a few days, so you’ll have to watch what you eat. Your dentist will recommend soft foods until any tenderness subsides, but can you still drink coffee? No. Coffee can increase your risk of complications after a tooth extraction.


Do Root Canals Cause Cancer?

June 23, 2023

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Root canal therapy for infected toothYou’ve probably heard many negative things about root canal therapy, like it’s painful or even causes cancer. Much of what you’ve heard probably isn’t true. Root canals are pain-free thanks to the latest innovations in dentistry, and they are safe. Despite common rumors, root canals can’t cause cancer.


Teeth Whitening Foods for a Bright Smile

May 23, 2023

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Smiling young woman holding a bowl of strawberriesIf you invested in a bright, beautiful smile with teeth whitening, your results can last for several months or years. However, many factors will affect the duration, like the foods you eat. Believe it or not, some foods can combat discoloration. Here are 5 foods to add to your plate to maintain your radiant smile.


5 Reasons to Appreciate Your Dental Hygienist

April 23, 2023

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Female dental hygienist in green scrubsDentists get a lot of credit for keeping teeth and gums healthy, but they aren’t the only ones to promote healthy smiles. Your dental hygienist is an invaluable member of your oral health team. They are licensed healthcare professionals who must complete a 2-3 year dental hygiene program accredited by the American Dental Association. A dental hygienist works closely with your dentist to keep your mouth healthy. Here are 5 reasons to show your hygienist a little appreciation.


3 Common Dental Emergencies for Athletes

March 24, 2023

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football and equipment

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just getting started, sports can be an exhilarating way to stay active and competitive. But along with the thrill of the game comes the risk of injuries, and that includes dental emergencies. Contact sports like football, hockey, and rugby can cause dental emergencies. Keep reading to discover the most prevalent dental emergencies that athletes encounter and how you can safeguard your pearly whites while playing your favorite sports.


Are Cosmetic Dental Treatments Safe for Your Smile?

February 16, 2023

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a woman getting veneers safely placed at her dentist

Now, more than ever, you can get the smile of your dreams. Due to dental technology advancements, there are now many cosmetic treatments and procedures to fix a wide range of dental imperfections. Whether you are unhappy with your chipped teeth or the color of your grin, cosmetic dentistry can help correct those issues to reveal a beautiful, healthy smile. However, you may be wondering if the treatments are safe.  Read on to discover the answer and learn about the most common cosmetic dental procedures.


Are Your Genetics the Reason for Your Discolored Teeth?

February 8, 2023

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many generations of a family smiling together

The color of your eyes. The shape of your nose. The type of your blood. There are many inherited traits that come from your family. But did you know the color of your teeth may be one, too? Perhaps you have always struggled with dark tooth stains, no matter how consistent you are with your oral hygiene routine. Discover from your cosmetic dentist the ways genetics can influence tooth discoloration and how to get the bright smile you’ve always wanted!


How Long Does Invisalign Take to Work?

December 16, 2022

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A dentist telling a patient about the Invisalign timeline

As you might know, Invisalign has much to offer compared to traditional braces. Not only are its trays metal-free and removable, but they’re also nearly invisible to the eye. Even with such features, though, you may want to know the Invisalign timeline before you commit. After all, a treatment’s duration can affect whether it’s right for you. That being the case, your Parker dentist is here to help. Read on to learn how long Invisalign takes, what impacts its timeline, and how to shorten its process.


What Is the Lifespan of Dental Implants?

December 8, 2022

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a person showing dental implants in Parker

Are you missing one, several, or most of your teeth? Dental implants can provide you with the most comprehensive solution for restoring your pearly whites. Not only do they renew your smile, but they’ll also help preserve your facial structure for many years to come. But just how long can you expect them to last? Keep reading to learn how dental implants work and tips on how to make the most of your brand-new teeth!

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