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What Causes Dentures to Smell Bad? What Can You Do about It?

August 21, 2023

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Dentures resting in glass of water

Everyone has bad breath once in a while. If you wake up with a bit of an odor in your mouth, or you have just eaten a meal with a lot of garlic in it, bad breath is probably nothing to be concerned about. However, when it becomes a persistent problem, you should take action to address it. In some cases, you may need to adjust how you care for both your dentures and your mouth. This blog post explores what causes dentures to smell bad and provides tips on how you can enjoy a fresher smile.


How to Get Rid of Denture Sores

Filed under: Uncategorized — newhavendentalwoodbridge @ 3:03 pm
Dentist and senior patient talking about denture sores

For most patients, dentures offer a comfortable and reliable form of tooth replacement. Unfortunately, in some cases, denture wearers start to experience pain related to their prosthetic. What causes this issue, and what can you do about it? Certainly, you should request an appointment with your dentist. In the meantime, you may gain some helpful information by reading this basic guide on denture sores and how to get rid of them.


How Long Does It Take for Braces to Straighten Your Teeth?

July 14, 2023

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Tooth model with braces sitting on top of calendar

Will you soon visit a dentist to discuss the possibility of straightening your teeth with braces? You have a lot to look forward to! Still, you may wonder when exactly you will get to enjoy the full benefits of your orthodontic care. How long does it take for braces to straighten your teeth? The answer to that question varies from case to case. This blog post provides some information about the factors that could influence your treatment timeline.


Soak Up the Sun for a Healthier Smile!

June 27, 2023

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Family playing on the beach on a sunny day

The sun often gets villainized. It is true that overexposure to its UVA and UVB rays can lead to issues like burns, premature signs of aging, and even cancer. However, that does not mean you should hide indoors all the time. A little bit of time in the sun could actually help you gain a healthier smile! How is that the case? This blog post provides the answer.


How Can You Protect Your Lips from the Sun?

Filed under: Uncategorized — newhavendentalwoodbridge @ 2:40 pm
Smiling woman standing outdoors, applying lip balm

All you have to do is spend a few minutes watching the news to learn that many places are experiencing historical heat waves this summer. During the hot weather, you should certainly apply plenty of sunscreen to avoid getting burnt. You should also make sure your lips are properly shielded. Why is it so important to protect your lips from the sun, and how can you do so? This blog post offers practical information.


Root Canals vs. Tooth Extractions: Comparing Your Options

April 30, 2023

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Happy dental patient at appointment for restorative treatment

As soon as a toothache sets in, you should seek care from a qualified dental professional. After they perform a thorough exam, they may present you with one or more restorative treatment options. For example, they might inform you that you can get your tooth extracted or undergo root canal therapy. Which is the better route? This blog post provides an informative comparison of root canals vs. tooth extractions.


Should You Drink Through a Straw to Protect Your Teeth?

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Two friends using straws to enjoy summer beverages

Most people think that whether or not you use a drinking straw is purely a matter of personal preference. Some individuals love straws for their fun and fashionable nature. Others enjoy sipping their beverages directly. But did you know that drinking through a straw can actually protect your teeth? Continue reading to find out how that is the case.


What Is Dry Socket? How Can You Prevent It?

March 19, 2023

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“Dry socket” wording displayed on laptop screen

For most people, recovery from a tooth extraction is a smooth process that may take anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks. Unfortunately, a complication known as dry socket can slow down your healing process and cause a lot of pain. What is dry socket? How can you prevent? Continue reading to discover all the basics about this condition.


A Parent’s Guide to Childhood Tooth Extractions

February 11, 2023

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Smiling child showing spot in her mouth with missing tooth

Losing teeth is a normal and healthy part of childhood. Many parents and young ones alike even look forward to seeing teeth come out because it is a sign that a child is growing up. However, the experience can be quite different if your family dentist determines that one of your child’s teeth should be removed before it is ready to fall out naturally. What are some reasons for childhood tooth extractions? How can you make the experience as easy as possible for your little one? This brief guide explains.


Is Root Canal Therapy Expensive?

January 22, 2023

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Man using calculator to budget for root canal therapy

Root canal therapy is often the recommended treatment when a tooth has a serious infection. This procedure can end dental pain, prevent an extraction, and provide other benefits. Still, you might hesitate to commit to it if you are on a tight budget. Is root canal therapy expensive? This blog discusses the factors that influence its cost. You will also learn why it is a smart use of money.

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