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How Dental Implants Will Give You Confidence!

April 23, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — lifetimedentalteam @ 9:57 am
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It isn’t easy to carry yourself with poise when you’re missing a few teeth. After all, large gaps in your smile, difficulty chewing, and other complications of tooth loss can make feeling confident near impossible. You may live a good life, but part of you may still worry about your smile and what it conveys to others.

However, you can restore your self-esteem simply by getting some dental implants. To learn more, read this summary of dental implants and their positive effects on confidence!


Why Do My Teeth Hurt When I Exercise?

March 7, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — lifetimedentalteam @ 4:55 pm
two people sitting with tooth pain in Agawam

You’re at the gym getting your reps in when you begin to feel tooth pain. You don’t remember biting anything hard or hurting yourself, but the sensation seems to continue as your exercise. While it may not be a dental emergency, it could be a sign of developing dental issues that’ll need to be addressed. Read on to learn several reasons your teeth might hurt during your workout.


Does Dental Insurance Cover the Cost of Emergency Visits?

January 6, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — lifetimedentalteam @ 3:36 pm
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A dental emergency is something like a sudden toothache or a broken tooth that takes you by surprise and leaves you needing professional attention urgently. Unlike your routine, twice annual checkups and cleanings, these appointments are not planned for – and that may leave you wondering how your dental insurance coverage will work in these cases. Fortunately, most people can receive help from their providers. Keep reading to learn more about how dental insurance applies to emergency treatments. 


5 Foods and Objects that May Cause Dental Emergencies

December 2, 2021

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In 2018, over 2 million dental emergencies were reported around the nation. Whether someone broke a tooth from hard candy or got an infection after using someone else’s toothbrush, most of these emergencies came down to one factor: putting the wrong things in your mouth. Here are the top 5 activities and foods you should avoid to keep your teeth in pristine, working condition with a dental emergency.


5 Questions You Should Ask at Your Dental Implant Consultation

September 16, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — lifetimedentalteam @ 8:27 pm
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Millions of Americans suffer from tooth loss. If you’re a part of that group, you know from experience how much it can affect your quality of life. Well, dental implants are an excellent solution that can give you the smile you’ve always wanted. However, the process requires surgery, which means you should be well-informed before making a commitment. With that in mind, here are five questions you should ask at your dental implant consultation.


Why Denture-Wearers Should Regularly Visit a Dentist

September 8, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — lifetimedentalteam @ 4:23 pm
denture-wearer visiting dentist

Even though dentures are a common method of tooth replacement, there are several misconceptions about them. One myth is that if you wear full dentures, you don’t need to visit your dentist as often as someone who still has all their permanent teeth. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. There are several crucial reasons why you should stay on top of your routine visits, regardless of whether you have full or partial dentures. Continue reading to learn more about the importance of regular dental checkups with dentures.


Introducing Perio Protect: A Better Way to Treat Gum Disease

August 25, 2021

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woman smiling after using Perio Protect

When it comes to advancements in dentistry, your dentist should be on the lookout for the best innovations and bringing them to you to fight old problems like gum disease. Although very common, untreated gum disease can have serious consequences for your oral and overall health. It is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults and has been directly linked to heart disease, uncontrolled diabetes, and Alzheimer’s.

In the past, addressing gum disease was a long, arduous process with scaling, root planing, and even surgery. But now, Perio Protect is changing how this disease can be treated. In this post, you’ll learn more about this new method and its many benefits.


Should You Get Teeth Whitening After Braces?

July 23, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — lifetimedentalteam @ 4:48 pm
man showing off the results of his teeth whitening after braces with a magnifying glass

You’ve just spent a substantial amount of money straightening your teeth with braces. When you finally get them taken off, you glimpse at your newly aligned smile in the mirror only to find that your teeth are now filled with blotches of uneven color. Don’t worry; tooth discoloration after braces is actually fairly common. That’s why most dentists offer professional teeth whitening treatments to help you finally achieve your dream smile. Read on to learn why you might need teeth whitening after braces and how to do it safely!


Are “Bad Teeth” Genetic?

June 22, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — lifetimedentalteam @ 5:54 am
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Do you find that you always seem to be dealing with one dental issue or another? You may even feel as if you just have “bad teeth,” and it isn’t in your control at all. If your parents have had similar dental issues, it may seem like you were genetically predisposed to dental health problems. While genetics and family life do play a role in your oral health, this doesn’t mean that you need to go the rest of your life in the dental chair day after day. Here is what you need to know.


Understanding the Basics of Dental Implants

June 8, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — lifetimedentalteam @ 5:17 pm
dentist holding dental implant model and smiling

More than 35 million Americans have missing teeth – and that number is growing by a whopping 500,000 annually. Are you a part of this statistic? If so, you may be researching your options for tooth replacement. Dental implants are a popular solution that provides outstanding, life-long benefits. Learn more about this option to determine if it’s the right one for you.

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