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Willow Run Dental Blog

How to Get Rid of Denture Sores

January 23, 2023

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Senior man talking to dentist about denture sores

Dentures can be a reliable and comfortable form of tooth replacement. Unfortunately, some patients begin to experience pain due to their prosthetic. What causes this issue, and what can you do about it? It is worth making an appointment with your dentist to receive professional guidance. In the meantime, you can read this basic guide on how to get rid of denture sores.


Do Tooth Extractions Cure Gum Disease?

December 18, 2022

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Smiling woman holding extracted tooth

Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection of the pink tissue surrounding the teeth. In its advanced stages, it can cause significant damage to a person’s oral health. If you are suffering from this condition, you should certainly seek treatment. Your dentist might recommend that you get one or more teeth removed as part of your journey toward a healthier smile.

Do tooth extractions cure gum disease, or do they play another role in fighting this infection? Read on below to find out.


How Visiting Your Dentist Can Help You Save Money   

October 21, 2022

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female patient seeing her dentist

What does saving money look like to you? Is it cooking meals at home instead of going out to eat? Is it keep your home colder during the winter months to avoid high energy bills? Or is it forgoing regular dental visits because you think they cost too much and are “unnecessary?” No matter your reasoning for avoiding professional checkups, the truth is that you might be putting your smile at greater risk as well as your wallet in doing so. If you want to save money, consider how visiting your dentist and using your dental insurance might be the answer.


Beware the Dangers of DIY Teeth Whitening!

September 14, 2022

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Woman covering mouth, concerned about the dangers of DIY whitening in Auburn

Nearly everyone would like to achieve a brighter smile. If that is true of you, you may be tempted to try out some of the DIY whitening trends that are popular on social media and other platforms. Before you do so, however, you should carefully think about what you might be doing to your smile. DIY whitening in Auburn is likely to do more harm than good. This blog post discusses some of its dangers and why it is better to seek professional assistance when you want to brighten your teeth.


5 Tips to Help You Prepare for Invisalign Treatment

August 15, 2022

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A variety of supplies for on-the-go oral hygiene with Invisalign in Auburn

Is your first Invisalign appointment quickly approaching? You are likely excited about the journey ahead of you. Still, you may wonder how you can get ready for what lies ahead. To help you prepare for Invisalign in Auburn, this blog post offers some practical tips. Applying them can get your treatment off to a great start!


A Basic Guide to Flossing with Invisalign

August 1, 2022

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Woman flossing with Invisalign in Auburn against pink background

Invisalign clear aligner treatment comes with a long list of advantages, not the least of which is the fact that the aligners are removable. Whether you want to indulge in a delicious treat or go treatment-free for a special occasion, Invisalign is easy to remove from the mouth. Of course, the removability of the aligners is also important when it comes to oral hygiene. This blog post discusses just one aspect of keeping your smile clean and fresh throughout your treatment period — flossing with Invisalign in Auburn.


Looking for Free Teeth Whitening in Auburn? Look No Further

May 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — willowrundental @ 7:57 pm
Woman showing offer her smile after free teeth whitening treatment

Nearly everyone wants a bright, white smile. Unfortunately, the daily consumption of things like coffee, red wine, and berries can quickly lead to new dental stains. While some over-the-counter products can help you slightly brighten your teeth, professional treatments tend to deliver more dramatic results. However, some people hold back from asking their dentist about whitening because they are concerned about cost. If that is true of you, we invite you to visit Willow Run Dental Association. Right now, we are offering FREE teeth whitening kits to eligible new patients. Read on below to learn more about this limited-time offer.


Can Invisalign Fix TMJ Disorder?

March 13, 2022

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Smiling woman, fixing TMJ with Invisalign in Auburn

Have you been struggling with jaw pain, sore facial muscles, and/or frequent headaches? It is possible that your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is not as healthy as it should be. This complex part of the body, which connects the lower jaw to the rest of the skull, can cause a wide range of unpleasant symptoms when it is not functioning properly. Fortunately, modern dentistry offers a number of treatments for TMJ disorder. In some cases, fixing TMJ with Invisalign in Auburn is even a possibility.


My Toothache Disappeared — What Does That Mean?

February 13, 2022

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Infected tooth, may cause major toothache in Auburn

A toothache in Auburn can be one of the most annoying and distracting problems you could experience. Not only can it make it difficult for you to eat, but it can also distract you from work, make you irritable, and prevent you from sleeping. Therefore, if a monstrous toothache suddenly disappears, your first inclination might be to celebrate. However, you could be on the fast track to a future dental emergency! This blog post discusses why a disappearing toothache usually signals a big problem.


I Have Veneers — Can I Still Get Cavities?

October 29, 2021

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Portrait of man against green background, wondering about maintaining veneers

Veneers have many aesthetic benefits for teeth. In fact, they are one of the most powerful ways to disguise the appearance of chips, cracks, discoloration, and more. But you might wonder, “How will they affect my oral health? Can the teeth with veneers still get cavities?” This blog post discusses how your cosmetic treatment may affect your oral health and provides tips on maintaining your veneers and your teeth.

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