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Can You Replace a Bridge or Denture with Dental Implants?

July 14, 2023

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Illustration of an implant denture for the lower arch

Right now, you’re wearing a bridge or denture so that you can enjoy the benefits of a complete smile again even after tooth loss. However, recently you’ve heard about dental implants and all the unique advantages they boast, and you’re starting to think that maybe it’s time for an upgrade. But can you even get dental implants if you already have a traditional bridge or denture? Here’s what you need to know.


The Difference Between Fillings and Dental Crowns

June 26, 2023

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All-ceramic dental crown in labYour teeth are incredibly strong, but they aren’t indestructible. Decay, infections, injuries, and other issues can damage your teeth. Fillings and dental crowns are common restorative procedures to rehabilitate compromised teeth, saving them from extraction. Although both offer many benefits, there are differences between the two. Here’s what you need to know to choose the best procedure to repair your smile.


Does Getting a Dental Crown Hurt?

April 27, 2023

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Woman at dentist for a dental crownIf you’ve never received a dental crown in the past, it’s normal to have a few concerns about what you can expect on the road ahead. You don’t have to worry about a painful day in the dentist’s chair. New technologies and techniques make the process of receiving a crown pain-free, but there are a few things you should know before your treatment.


4 Myths about Cosmetic Dentistry, Busted!

February 10, 2023

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patient smiling after receiving cosmetic dental work

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry reports that the demand for cosmetic dental work in the United States has doubled in the past five years. This means that more people than ever before are seeking to enhance their beams. However, there are still several misconceptions about these procedures that deter patients from pursuing their dream smiles. Continue reading as we debunk five of the most common myths about cosmetic dentistry.


Protect Your Smile from These 6 Potentially Harmful Holiday Foods

December 13, 2022

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Candy canes in a glass jar on a kitchen cabinet

It’s an unfortunate truth that many of the foods served around the holiday season can be bad for your oral health. That doesn’t mean you have to avoid these foods altogether, but it is important to be aware of the dangers they pose so that you can protect your teeth. Below are 6 examples of popular holiday foods that you need to be cautious of if you want to prevent dental problems.


How to Avoid Contributing to Scary Oral Health Stats

October 4, 2022

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grim reaper

You know those grim statistics you see on the evening news that make you shudder? Imagine if you were actually part of those disturbing figures… There are some stats about oral health in America that will make you do a double take because they are so troubling. If there is any good news, it’s that you have every opportunity to ensure you and your family members do not end up struggling with your smiles to become another statistic. Keep reading to learn from your dentist in Bettendorf about some of the struggles people are going through with their teeth and gums and how to avoid joining them.


Do I Need to Change My Diet with Veneers?

July 7, 2022

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Woman eating an apple

If you’re looking to enhance the natural beauty of your smile, veneers are an excellent option. They can cover all sorts of cosmetic dental issues, including chips, cracks, discoloration, stains, as well as misshapen teeth. However, you should know whether or not there is a diet change with veneers after you get them placed. Cosmetic dentistry is an investment, so you want to make the most out of them. Read on to learn more about dietary changes with your new veneers.


Will Getting Veneers Result in Sensitive Teeth?

June 9, 2022

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patient speaking with dentist about sensitive teeth with veneers

If your teeth are stained, cracked, chipped, or misaligned, these things may make you feel less than confident in your smile. Fortunately, veneers can fix these issues to give you a more beautiful beam. A small amount of enamel is removed to prepare your teeth for veneers, so you may be wondering if this will lead to sensitive teeth. Read on to find out how the process works, the benefits of getting veneers, and if they’ll make your teeth more sensitive.


How Do I Handle a Dental Emergency While Working Overseas?

March 7, 2022

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paper plane on desk in Bettendorf

A dental emergency can happen when you least expect it. Though you might have a plan for it back home, it can be challenging when working overseas. While the uncertainty can be overwhelming, you will need immediate dental care, and knowing the steps you can take can ease your concerns. Keep reading to learn how you can handle a dental emergency while working abroad!


What to Pack in Your Dental Emergency Kit

February 17, 2022

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tooth next to stethoscope and emergency kit

Whether you get hit in the face when playing sports or accidentally chip a tooth when eating something hard, even exceptional oral health isn’t always enough to keep dental emergencies at bay. Enjoying a fun day with loved ones can quickly turn into a scene of panic if a tooth breaks or you sustain an injury to the mouth. Fortunately, being prepared for the worst by having the right equipment on hand is a great way to lessen your worry if this ever happens to you. Read on to learn what items you should include in your dental emergency kit.

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