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Is Brushing Dentures in Your Mouth Effective? The Answer May Surprise You

August 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — willowgrovedentist @ 6:40 pm
Dentures being brushed

Maintaining your dentures is crucial for a comfortable and healthy smile. If you constantly find yourself strapped for time or energy, you might be tempted to cut corners on your oral hygiene by brushing your dentures while they’re still in your mouth. This might seem like the more convenient approach, but is it effective or even recommended?

The answer to this question, along with practical tips for complete denture cleanliness, is provided below.


5 Signs You Should Replace Your Dentures

July 6, 2023

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dentist holding model of dentures

Do you wear partial, full, or implant dentures to fill in your gapped grin? Recognizing the right moment to replace dentures is essential for oral health and function. Whether you currently use dentures or consider them for tooth replacement, understanding these telltale signs is key to a comfortable and effective experience. Continue reading to delve into the following five indicators for denture replacement.


Enjoy Your Meals with These 5 Denture Tips

June 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — willowgrovedentist @ 6:21 pm
a woman with dentures enjoying a meal

Now that you’ve restored your complete smile with dentures, you’ll be set to enjoy the many benefits that come with wearing your prosthetics. Not only will they look and act like natural pearly whites, but you’ll feel more confident in showing off your grin. However, when it comes to eating with dentures, there is a learning curve that can be challenging for some. Keep reading to learn five essential tips to help you get used to munching on your favorite meals with your new prosthetics.


5 of the Strangest Dental Emergencies

May 3, 2023

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person with dental emergency holding cheek

If you’ve ever had the unfortunate experience of visiting your dentist for a dental emergency, you understand the stress it can bring. Interrupting a meal, a meeting, or a night out to rush to the dentist’s office is far from ideal. However, in the realm of dental emergencies, some incidents are undeniably stranger than others. Join us as we delve into the realm of the most peculiar dental emergencies ever recorded to uncover five truly extraordinary cases.


What Your Dentist Wants You to Know About Oral Cancer

April 12, 2023

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dentist performing oral cancer screening on patient

April is recognized as Oral Cancer Awareness Month, highlighting the importance of early detection and prevention of oral cancer. Oral cancer affects various parts of the mouth, including the lips, tongue, gums, and the roof or floor of the mouth. It can also spread to other parts of the body if not diagnosed and treated promptly. Knowing the risk factors and symptoms of oral cancer can help individuals take proactive measures to protect their oral health. Keep reading as we explore the risk factors of oral cancer and what you can do to reduce your risk.


Why Toothaches Hurt More at Night

March 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — willowgrovedentist @ 9:15 pm
person with toothache sleeping peacefully at night

Toothaches can severely affect your daily life, making it difficult to concentrate and enjoy activities with loved ones. Sleeping through the night may seem impossible due to the intensifying pain, which tends to worsen at night. Continue reading to understand the causes of toothaches, why they become more severe at night, and learn tips on how to get some sleep until you can see an emergency dentist.


How Drinking Straws Benefit Your Smile

February 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — willowgrovedentist @ 5:42 pm
a tumbler with a drinking straw

It goes without saying that every single thing we consume can directly impact our pearly whites. This is part of why dentists everywhere encourage their patients to not only keep up with their oral hygiene at home, but to also be careful about what their teeth are exposed to. That said, did you know that something as simple as a drinking straw can play a notable role in the ongoing battle against oral health issues? Here’s more from your dentist about some of the benefits of using a drinking straw and how the habit can keep your smile looking brighter.


Facial Pain: Is It Always a Dental Emergency?

January 6, 2023

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a patient suffering from facial pain

Sometimes the world comes to a screeching halt when you experience facial pain; it can be quite irritating and debilitating at times! But how do you know when these scenarios warrant a trip to your emergency dentist? Here are some dental problems that are known for causing facial pain and why it’s usually in your best interest to contact your dentist for treatment and relief.


3 New Year’s Resolutions for a Brighter & Whiter Smile

January 4, 2023

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a person writing down their New Year’s Resolutions

The new year is finally in full swing, and hopefully you’re taking steps to stick with all of the resolutions that you’ve made! But whether you’re trying to shed a few pounds, cut a bad habit from your life, or land a big raise at work, one thing you should definitely stick with is staying on top of your oral hygiene; a brighter and whiter smile is easily attainable this new year! Here are some ideas from your dentist to help you achieve the healthiest and most beautiful smile possible moving forward into 2023.


4 Common Myths About Gum Disease

December 30, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — willowgrovedentist @ 5:54 pm
image of teeth with bacteria underneath it

Despite its prevalence, gum disease is one of the most misunderstood oral health problems among laypeople. It can look a lot of different ways depending on its severity, so it can be a little hard to understand it well.  Even the name is sort of vague—”gum disease” doesn’t tell you much about what the actual problem is with your teeth.

That may be why there are so many myths surrounding oral infections. To help clear the air, here are some of the most common misunderstandings and why they aren’t necessarily true.

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