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Are Dental Implants Stronger Than Your Teeth?

June 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dclakewood @ 12:35 am
dentist holding model of a dental implant

Dental implants serve as artificial tooth roots, offering a durable and long-lasting solution for replacing missing teeth. With proper care, they can provide a strong bite force that can endure for many years. While tooth enamel is the strongest material in the human body, it can still be susceptible to damage. Surprisingly, dental implants can surpass the strength of natural enamel, so keep reading as we explore the reasons behind their exceptional strength.


5 Tips to Get a Good Night’s Sleep with a Toothache

May 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dclakewood @ 6:44 am
a person trying to sleep with a toothache

Your oral health can easily be taken for granted. It’s not until a dental issue occurs that you realize how wonderful having a comfortable, happy smile can be! This can be especially true if you have a toothache. While pain in your mouth can be distracting and irritating throughout the day, it can grow even worse at night, making it hard to catch a good night’s sleep. It’s best to schedule an appointment with your emergency dentist as soon as possible so they can treat the underlying cause. In the meantime, here are five tips to help you get enough rest throughout the night while dealing with a toothache.


Why Dental Implants Are Great for Athletes

April 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dclakewood @ 11:27 pm
smiling hockey player missing a tooth

No athlete ever wants to lose any teeth, but it’s an unfortunate hazard of the job. When you really give the game your all and start taking risks, there’s always a chance of winding up with a dental emergency.

Once the dust settles and the tooth is out, however, athletes are then left with the choice of what they should replace it with. If you ask any dentist, they’ll tell you that dental implants are one of the best methods of tooth replacement that there is.

As a matter of fact, this method of tooth replacement is particularly well-suited to athletes. If you’re curious, here’s why that is.


3 Common Dental Flaws…and How to Transform Your Smile!

March 31, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dclakewood @ 8:06 am
a before and after of a smile improved with cosmetic dentistry

Did you know that a smile not only brightens other people’s days but improves your health? Studies have found that flashing your pearly whites releases feel-good chemicals in your brain, which helps to lower your stress and have an overall sense of well-being. Unfortunately, you may not feel comfortable showing your teeth due to some dental imperfections. The good news is that you can improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry! Read on to learn about three common dental problems and how certain treatments can fix them.


Can Dental Implants Replace Front Teeth?

February 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dclakewood @ 6:26 am
A dentist explaining how dental implants work

If you need to replace missing teeth, you’ve likely heard of dental implants. After all, they’re highly effective restorations with a success rate of 95%! Still, perhaps you’re worried they can’t replace front teeth well. You may even think implants work better as replacement molars. However, the reality is that these prosthetics can quickly fill in front-facing teeth. Here’s how dental implants replace front teeth and the benefits of doing so.


Does Cosmetic Dentistry Hurt?

January 28, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dclakewood @ 1:18 am

Everyone wants to be confident when they show off their smile but many of us have aesthetic imperfections that litter our teeth. The good news is that you don’t need to settle for less when it comes to your pearly whites. There are a variety of cosmetic options out there that can help you achieve a smile that you’re proud to show off. However, many patients are hesitant to commit to treatment because they are worried that their treatment will be painful. Here’s what you should know.


4 Tips for Wearing Invisalign During the Holidays

November 14, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dclakewood @ 4:50 pm
woman wearing holiday sweater and holding Invisalign tray

Whether you’re traveling out of town or you’re hosting family gatherings, the holiday season is probably the busiest time of the year. In the hustle and bustle of the season, it can be all too easy to let certain things fall by the wayside. But if you’re going through the process of straightening your teeth with Invisalign, the last thing you want to do is get off track with your treatment plan. Keep these four tips in mind this holiday season to ensure your Invisalign treatment continues smoothly!


What It’s Really Like to Be Under Dental Sedation

September 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dclakewood @ 3:27 pm
patient finding out what it’s like to be under dental sedation

If you’re on social media at all, you’ve probably seen viral videos of people who are coming out of dental procedures, still groggy from the sedatives. Sometimes people say pretty funny things! But what is it really like to be under dental sedation? Well, it depends on which type of sedation you get!

Perhaps you’re wondering how you will react to sedation. Maybe you’re anxious about your dental work. Here are the three most common sedation options your dentist may have and what kind of experience you can expect to have.


3 Celebrities Who Received Dental Implants to Restore Their Smile

July 6, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dclakewood @ 3:51 pm
celebrity smiling with dental implants in Dallas

Most people are fascinated by celebrities and their extravagant lifestyles. Not only do they have lavish mansions and fancy cars, but they also brandish a picture-perfect smile wherever they go! However, some of the most popular stars have gotten treatments like dental implants to restore beautiful pearly whites. Here are the benefits of this procedure and several celebrities who have this tooth-replacement option to preserve a healthy smile!

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