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August 11 Is National Align Your Teeth Day!

August 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — willowrundental @ 3:06 pm
Woman holding Invisalign aligner, pointing at her teeth

Around the world, countless millions of people suffer from some form of dental misalignment. Do you have crooked teeth, a malocclusion (misaligned bite), or other issues that might benefit from orthodontic treatment? If so, right now is the ideal time to book your consultation. By doing so, you can show your support for National Align Your Teeth Day. What exactly is this holiday all about? Continue reading to find out.


How to Easily Remove Your Clear Aligners

July 22, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — willowrundental @ 2:57 pm
Happy woman holding clear aligner

One of the most-loved features of clear aligners is that they are removable. You can (and should!) take your Invisalign out of your mouth several times each day so you can eat and maintain a clean mouth. But what if it is a little tricky for you to get your aligners out? Continue reading this blog post. It contains practical tips on how to easily remove your clear aligners.


Enjoy All of Your Favorite Summer Foods with Dental Implants!

June 20, 2023

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Senior couple eating corn on the cob with dental implants

If you had dentures in the past, you might remember longingly watching your friends and family eat all of your favorite foods while you had to stick to a modified diet due to your prosthetic. Now that you have dental implants, though, things are different. In fact, you can enjoy all of your favorite summer foods with dental implants. Why are dental implants so reliable, and how can you protect them while you are chowing down? This blog post provides practical information.


How to Protect Your Lips from the Sun

Filed under: Uncategorized — willowrundental @ 2:37 pm
Woman wearing sunhat, applying SPF lip balm

During this time of year, you may hear a lot about sun protection. News sources, social media, and even your friends and family members may frequently mention steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of burns. Unfortunately, such discussions often leave out an important part of the body: the lips. What can you do to protect your lips from the sun and thereby spare yourself from burns and an elevated oral cancer risk? Here is some practical guidance:


Veneers: The Secret to a Beach-Ready Smile

May 3, 2023

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Woman smiling on beach, showing perfect teeth

Are you preparing to pack your bags and go to the coast this summer for some relaxing time by the ocean? If so, you probably plan to take lots of photos during your getaway. How can you make sure your photos look perfect? One thing you can do is ensure that your smile is radiant and ready to shine. But what if you are self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth? Talk to your cosmetic dentist. They might recommend that you get veneers, which can be the secret to a beach-ready smile.


What Foods Should I Avoid if I Have Dentures?

April 18, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — willowrundental @ 5:16 pm
Senior woman enjoying a snack

Dentures offer a reliable and cost-effective form of tooth replacement. However, they are not as strong as natural teeth. Therefore, you will need to make some adjustments to your diet in order to protect your prosthetic and your gums. What foods should you avoid if you have dentures? This blog post provides some help information.


Your First Month with Dentures: What Should You Expect?

April 5, 2023

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Smiling senior woman with dentures

Will you soon get your first pair of dentures? No doubt, you are looking forward to receiving your brand-new prosthetic. It can enable you to smile with confidence, speak clearly, and eat a variety of foods. However, you will not get to enjoy the full extent of its benefits right away. First, you will have to go through an adjustment period. What should you expect during your first month with dentures? Read this guide to find out.


Lower Denture Keeps Slipping? Here Is What You Can Do

March 19, 2023

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Serious older man holding full set of dentures

Dentures can offer reliable chewing ability and a beautiful smile, but that is only if they stay where they belong. Unfortunately, some patients find that their lower denture often slips out of place. What can cause this issue, and is there anything you can do about it? Read this blog post to find out.


Am I Too Old to Get My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

February 6, 2023

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X-ray showing impacted wisdom teeth

Wisdom tooth extractions are often seen as a rite of passage for young adults. Usually, when a patient is somewhere between the ages of 17 and 25, their dentist will recommend that their third molars be extracted. This can prevent a number of oral health problems. But what if you are now in your 30s, 40s, or older and still have your wisdom teeth? You might wonder, “Am I too old to get my wisdom teeth removed?” The answer is no. Read on to learn more.


How to Get Rid of Denture Sores

January 23, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — willowrundental @ 2:40 pm
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.

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