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April 12, 2024

How Can Dental Implants Be So Successful?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_pate @ 2:31 pm
Illustration of dental implant

Are you weary of the problems that come with tooth loss or extensive dental damage? Dental implants are the ideal form of tooth replacement because they look and function just like real teeth, they can last for thirty-five years or even a lifetime with proper care, and they boast a success rate greater than 95%. Part of this success is that you must have a consultation before receiving them to ensure you are a good candidate. Here’s a brief overview of what makes dental implants so successful as well as a few tips for making yours last for as long as possible.


February 12, 2024

Dislodged Dentures: Why Do They Keep Coming Loose?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_pate @ 1:27 pm
Person in white shirt holding dentures with both hands

Dentures are the tried-and-true method for rebuilding your grin after tooth loss because they allow you to speak and eat more easily. They are customized to fit like a glove over your gums and rely on a tight suction to stay in place. If you’ve noticed that your lower dentures keep coming loose, however, you’re not alone! The ones fitted to your bottom arch are notorious for becoming dislodged. Keep reading to learn 4 reasons why and what you can do about it!


December 5, 2023

Tooth Tension: 3 Ways Holiday Stress Impacts Your Smile

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_pate @ 4:26 pm
Woman in white sweater and Santa hat holding presents and clenching her teeth

Though the holiday season can be an incredibly joyful time full of laughter with family and friends, it can also be incredibly taxing. Whether you’re worried about finding the perfect gifts or concerned about being properly prepared for visitors, there tends to be a lot of added pressure at the end of the year. You probably are aware of how tension influences your body, but did you know it can impact your oral health, too? Even with the right preventative care, you’re still susceptible to developing a dental dilemma. Keep reading to learn 3 ways stress influences your smile and how your dentist can help.


November 10, 2023

Show Your Teeth Some Love This Thanksgiving by Taking Excellent Care of Them

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_pate @ 7:34 pm

Thanksgiving is that wonderful time of year when friends and relatives gather together around the dinner table to feast, appreciate each other, and call to mind all the things they have to be grateful for. While there will certainly be many toasts to continued health around the table this year, there is a crucial part of everyone’s overall health that can sometimes go unappreciated. Here are a few ways you can show your teeth how grateful you are to have them.


October 3, 2023

Can You Put a Knocked-Out Tooth Back in Its Socket?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_pate @ 6:45 pm

Woman with a knocked-out tooth with her hand over her mouthEveryone fears having a tooth knocked out, but it’s a reality for over 5 million people each year. If you’re one of the unlucky few who experience losing a tooth, don’t panic! Not all lost teeth are gone for good. It’s best to pop your tooth back into its socket and head to the closest emergency dentist. Here’s what you should do to improve your tooth’s chance of survival.


September 22, 2023

Chew on This: How Nail-Biting Harms Your Dental Health

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_pate @ 5:11 pm
A man biting his nails despite its negative effect on his oral health

Do you have a nail-biting habit? If you do, you may want to start breaking it. Biting your nails may seem harmless, but when it comes to your oral health, it’s a silent saboteur. It can cause significant damage to your teeth and gums. Read on to learn how this common practice is so terrible for your pearly whites.


August 10, 2023

Back-to-School: How to Ace Your Next Dental Exam!

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_pate @ 7:28 am
Child talking to their dentist

With the hustle of back-to-school shopping, meeting new classmates, and acclimating to fresh schedules, it’s easy to overlook another essential check-up: the dental exam. Just as you’d prepare for school exams, there’s a way to ace your dental check-ups, ensuring that sparkling smile lasts all year long!

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