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Cheers to the Season: 3 Holiday Drinks That Can be Hard on Your Teeth

December 6, 2023

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friends cheering with holiday drinks

The holiday season is synonymous with joy, festivities, and (of course) indulgent treats. While enjoying holiday drinks is a tradition, it’s incredibly important to be mindful of the impact some of these delightful beverages can have on your oral health. In this blog, you’ll learn which popular holiday drinks might pose a challenge to your teeth and offer tips on maintaining a healthy, radiant smile throughout the season.


4 Tips for a Tooth-Friendly Turkey Day

November 3, 2023

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Beautiful Thanksgiving tablescape in backyard

Although it may feel like summer was only a few weeks ago, it’s already time to prepare for Thanksgiving! In addition to making travel arrangements, planning the dishes, and going grocery shopping, there is something else you should keep in mind: your smile. After all, you definitely don’t want to start 2024 with a mouthful of cavities. With this in mind, here are a few tips for a tooth-friendly Thanksgiving.


3 Ways to Protect Your Smile From Your Sweet Tooth This Halloween

October 4, 2023

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a bowl of Halloween candy

There’s no denying that Halloween trick-or-treat bags will pour out this year with some of the most delicious and satisfying sweet treats. In fact, it may be difficult for you not to swipe a few of your favorites after your kid goes to bed. Saying no to your sweet tooth can be difficult, especially around the holidays, but it’s not impossible. Discover three ways you can safeguard your smile and avoid putting your oral health at risk this Halloween.


Why So Red? 3 Facts About Gum Disease  

September 5, 2023

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Woman with gum disease

When it comes to oral health problems, gum disease is considered to be one of the most common among adults. Causing symptoms that can include everything from tender, inflamed, and bleeding gums to bad breath, loose teeth, and even bone loss, it’s no surprise that dentists urge patients to seek professional help the moment they notice a problem. However, knowing the symptoms of the disease is not the only thing that is beneficial to know about. Here are 3 additional facts about gum disease that every person should know.


Suffering from Tooth Loss? Don’t Feel Embarrassed About It!

August 1, 2023

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a person covering their smile

Missing teeth can have grave psychological, emotional, and physical impacts on your health, leading to drastic changes in your day-to-day life ranging from isolation to worsening dental health. What you may not know is that this issue is causing millions of others across the globe to feel similarly, and that tooth loss can impact people at any age. The American College of Prosthodontists estimates that around 178 million people across the country are missing at least one tooth, and if you’re included in that statistic, it’s time to start your journey towards building yourself back up. Read on to learn why you shouldn’t be embarrassed about struggling with tooth loss.


5 Bad Denture Habits to Avoid to Keep Your Smile Healthy & Beautiful

July 1, 2023

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a woman smiling and showing her healthy dentures

Dentures have restored and completed millions of smiles decade after decade. They are a reliable and cost-effective way to have a full set of functioning teeth once again. However, your restoration needs care and attention to keep it healthy, beautiful, and long-lasting. Read on to learn four bad denture habits to avoid so your smile can continue to thrive.


Why Is Summer the Best Time to Start Invisalign?

June 1, 2023

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Woman standing outside in sun, holding Invisalign aligner

Have you been thinking about straightening your teeth but have not yet made any commitments? That is understandable. Invisalign can seem like a big undertaking. But right now is an ideal time to embark on your orthodontic journey! Why is summer the best time to start Invisalign? This blog post discusses a few reasons.


Curious If Dental Implants Are The Ultimate Form of Tooth Restoration?

May 5, 2023

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Female dentist talking to smiling patient about dental implants

Today, dental implants are one of the most sought-after tooth-replacement solutions. In fact, roughly 500,000 patients get them each year! If you’re one of the 178 million Americans struggling with tooth loss, you may be wondering if it really is the ultimate form of tooth restoration. For many patients, the answer is “yes!” Here are a few reasons why.


The Secret to Getting the Most Out of Your Veneers

April 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmakram @ 7:36 pm
Woman in orange shirt smiling with coffee in hand

Veneers have been (and continue to be) one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments. Since they can improve the size, shade, and shape of your teeth simultaneously and in as little as two visits, it’s not hard to see why either! Whether you want to fix one tooth or completely transform your smile, you’ll naturally want to make your new and improved smile last as long as possible too. Fortunately, you can with the right best practices in place. Here are a few!


Tooth Loss & Your Face: What You Can Do to Maintain Your Appearance

March 9, 2023

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missing tooth

You’ve lost a tooth and are now faced with the reality that you need to replace it. Not only is it causing you much difficulty when eating or speaking, but you lack the self-esteem to smile confidently and worry that it might impact other nearby teeth. What you might not consider is how tooth loss affects your facial shape. To avoid an aging appearance that includes sagging and “collapse,” a dentist is here to explain what you need to do to fix the problem.

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