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4 Ways to Prepare for Your Dental Implant Surgery

February 8, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — cochellfamily @ 10:12 pm
Woman resting on a couch

Dental implants are the preferred tooth replacement method by dentists and patients alike! Because of their unique ability to replace the root of the missing teeth, dental implants can provide a wide range of benefits that you can’t get from dental bridges or dentures. If you have your dental implant placement procedure coming up, it pays to be prepared. Here are some ways that you can get ready for the big day!


5 Lifestyle Changes to Get the Most from Your Dental Implants

December 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — cochellfamily @ 4:08 pm

Dentist discussing dental implant with patientDental implants are the most reliable method of treating tooth loss. They have over a 95% success rate and are proven to last for 30 years or longer with the correct care. However, many factors affect their lifespan. Simple mistakes can cause dental implants to fail. Here are 5 lifestyle changes you should make to get the most from your investment.


What Can Happen if I Put Off My Root Canal?

October 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — cochellfamily @ 10:33 pm
a patient undergoing a root canal

It has been several months since your dentist informed you that you need a root canal. While you may not seem bothered by the decayed tooth that needs treatment, the reality is that putting off the procedure will only cause the situation to worsen. Others may tell you that there’s no need to rush it, but your choice to delay essential care may find you spending more time and money at the dentist’s office than you originally planned. Read on to learn why it’s in your best interest to undergo root canal treatment sooner rather than later.


4 Important Truths to Know About Root Canal Treatment

August 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — cochellfamily @ 4:56 pm
an X ray that shows a root canal

Those who are struggling with a badly decayed, broken, or otherwise compromised tooth may require root canal treatment to preserve it. While this procedure is essential for keeping your smile healthy and safe, it does have a reputation for being unsettling or scary. However, this can’t be further from the truth! Read on to learn several facts about root canal treatment that should make you feel more comfortable and confident about this dental service.


Why Should Metal Fillings Be Removed?

June 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — cochellfamily @ 5:44 pm
metal fillings

If you are one of the millions of patients who have metal fillings, you may be unaware of the potential dangers that can occur as a result of this type of material. Although effective in sealing off bacteria and plaque from future reinfection, they pose a serious threat to your overall health and well-being. Read on to discover why it’s in your best interest to have these fillings removed and instead have them replaced with tooth-colored materials that are healthier and create a more natural appearance.


Is it Painful to Get a Dental Crown?

April 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — cochellfamily @ 8:43 pm
a digital illustration of a dental crown

Do you have a decayed or damaged tooth that needs to be repaired? Has your dentist recommended you get a dental crown? This protective “cap” is designed to fit atop a weakened tooth to improve its appearance and strengthen its structure. While you can expect to benefit greatly from this restoration, you might wonder if there’s any discomfort throughout the process. Keep reading to learn what you should expect from your appointment and the advantages you can enjoy after getting your dental crown.


Professional vs. Store-Bought Teeth Whitening: What is the Difference?

February 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — cochellfamily @ 9:16 pm
in-office professional teeth whitening

Treating stained teeth might seem like an impossible feat, especially if you’re used to spending your hard-earned dollars on over-the-counter whitening products. Those found in a local drugstore may promote quick, beautiful, and effective results, but they often leave you feeling underwhelmed by what you see. You may be considering an alternative solution, but you may also wonder what is the difference between professional teeth whitening and store-bought kits. A cosmetic dentist is here to provide the answer so that you can feel more confident about pursuing treatment for your discolored smile.


Have You Seen This TikTok Denture Trend?

January 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — cochellfamily @ 8:37 pm
full upper denture

Are you on TikTok? Do you keep up with the latest trends? Whether you do or don’t, there is a viral video that is capturing the attention of millions, and it revolves around the issue of wearing dentures. We all know these prosthetics are one of the most tried-and-true tooth replacement solutions but aren’t they just for more mature adults? Learn more about this TikTok denture trend and why they are beneficial no matter your age.


Are There Certain Foods That Combat Gum Disease?

November 10, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — cochellfamily @ 8:39 pm
person with gum disease

Are you doing your best to keep your smile as healthy as possible? Do you regularly clean your teeth and gums and see your dentist every six months? If so, that is great. But did you know you could be doing more? Your diet can make a positive or negative difference when it comes to the well-being of your smile, so which foods help fight gum disease? Read on to learn what you should be eating so that your soft oral tissues remain healthy year after year.


The Best & Worst Halloween Candy for Kids

October 14, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — cochellfamily @ 2:46 pm
Halloween candy

Halloween is a time when kids can dress up and enjoy the festivities that center around spooky ghosts and goblins and of course, candy. Whether it is chocolate bars, fruity treats, or caramel-covered goodies, it can be difficult trying to pry your child away from their bucket of sweets after trick-or-treating is over. But if you want to avoid cavities after Halloween, it’s best to learn which candies are the best and which ones are the worst for your little one’s smile.

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