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Sleep Tight, Clean Right: 5 Tips to Care for Your Oral Appliance

October 27, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbeck @ 8:28 pm
A woman smiling as she holds up her oral appliance

Sleep apnea is a challenge that many Americans face every day. Wearing an oral appliance can significantly improve your sleep and restore your quality of life. However, maintaining proper hygiene for your oral device is important to ensure its effectiveness and your oral health.

If you want to learn some simple yet effective tips for keeping your oral appliance clean, continue reading. You’ll find several ways to keep your oral appliance working for you.


The Biggest Hidden Risks of Mail-In Aligners

October 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbeck @ 7:33 pm
A woman holding up a professional clear aligner

Clear aligners have become one of the dental industry’s biggest sellers in recent years. Their discreet nature makes it possible to get orthodontic work done without a mouth full of metal. The success of this new technology has drawn in several companies that promise a personalized “remote” approach. But how safe are these mail-in aligners?

If you want to learn more about mail-in clear aligners, continue reading. Here you’ll find some of the biggest red flags these shady companies send up.


4 Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments Perfect for Teens

September 29, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbeck @ 1:04 pm
A group of teenagers at school.

As teenagers navigate the transition into adulthood, self-esteem and confidence are important to their continued growth into well-adjusted adults. A healthy, attractive smile can significantly boost their self-image and improve their oral health, so why not let them have some cosmetic dental treatments?

If you’d like to learn more about what kinds of treatments could be perfect for your child, continue reading. Below are four cosmetic procedures that will instantly transform their smiles.


Prepare for Implantation! How to Be Ready for Dental Implant Surgery

September 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbeck @ 11:22 pm
Woman has curious expression

Dental implants are the golden standard of tooth replacement because they look and function exactly like real teeth. While you’re probably excited to restore your smile, you might also be nervous about having surgery. Luckily, there are a few things you can do before your appointment to help ensure the procedure is a resounding success. Here are a few tips to help you be ready when the big day comes.


Why Dental Implants are Great for Athletes with Tooth Loss

August 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbeck @ 9:44 pm
closeup of football player

The world can grind to a halt when you experience a displaced tooth, especially in the midst of a game or workout. Concerns about the immediate impact and potential long-term consequences are valid. Missing teeth pose challenges for athletes and non-athletes alike. However, dental implants present an excellent solution for athletes dealing with tooth loss. Continue reading to discover more about this option!


Why Does Your Dentist Take Dental X-Rays?

August 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbeck @ 9:39 pm
dentists showing patient dental X-rays

Every six months, a visit to the dentist for a checkup and cleaning is essential so that they can continue to monitor your oral health and offer suggestions to improve your beam. These routine appointments also involve dental X-rays. But what’s the purpose of these X-rays, how frequently should you have them, and are they safe? Explore the reasons behind dental X-rays in this article.


The Evolution of Veneers: From Hollywood Glamour to Everyday Beauty

July 28, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbeck @ 8:56 am
Closeup of a movie camera

Veneers have become synonymous with perfect smiles and Hollywood glamour, but their journey to becoming one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments today is nothing short of remarkable. In this blog post, we’ll take a deep dive into the history of veneers, exploring their origins, the transition to porcelain veneers, the breakthroughs in bonding techniques, and how they have evolved into the modern smile-transforming wonders we know today.


A Diet To Support Your Dental Implants

July 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbeck @ 8:46 am
Someone eating an apple

If you’ve spent any time at all looking into what dental implants have to offer, you’re probably well aware that they’re one of the most durable methods of tooth replacement that there is. Dental implants regularly last for decades at a time, and can even last a lifetime with proper maintenance.

Dental implants are also incredibly realistic—in fact, just like any other part of your body, a proper diet can do a lot to support your long-term health. If you want your artificial tooth to endure for as long as possible, here’s what you should know about how you should make changes to your diet.


Is IV Sedation Right For Me?

June 27, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbeck @ 5:41 pm
Woman in dental chair being assisted by a dentist while another dentist checks IV equipment

If you have been avoiding dental visits because of anxiety, you’re in good company. It’s estimated that nearly 22% of people skip dental appointments out of fear. Fortunately, many dentists offer sedation dentistry so that you can keep up with your oral health without unnecessary apprehension. Typically, there are three types of dental sedation: nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation.

One of the most highly effective forms is IV sedation because it puts you in a state where you likely won’t feel or remember the procedure. Keep reading if you’re curious about whether this is the right choice for your upcoming appointment or procedure.


When Crowns Get Old: Signs Your Dental Crown Needs Replacing

June 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbeck @ 3:09 pm
Woman with question marks over head.

Dental crowns are a great way to restore cracked or broken teeth. People get them for cosmetic or medical reasons, and they can last a long time with proper care. However, like all dental work, they eventually show their age, and regular visits to your dentist can prevent a crisis. Keeping an eye out can fill the gaps between visits. Read on to learn how to tell if a crown is on the way out and what you can do to get the most time out of it.

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