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Don’t Forget Your Dental Checkup

January 19, 2021

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Woman at dentist for a dental checkup.Let’s face it, life can get pretty busy, which means certain things often get placed on the back burner until you have more flexibility in your schedule. Although you may not have a lot of free time, you should never skip routine appointments with your dentist. The American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist for a cleaning and dental checkup at least twice a year. If you tend to delay your preventive visits, here are 5 reasons you should take the time to see your dentist.


5 Foods Denture Wearers Should Avoid

December 7, 2020

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Christmas dinner place setting

One of the best things about the holidays is enjoying good food with friends and family. There are plenty of delicious treats and dinners to be had, and the last thing you’re probably thinking about is your dentures. But it’s very important to be aware of certain holiday foods that can damage them and your gums. Keep reading to learn which holiday foods are naughty and which ones are nice for denture wearers.


3 Factors that Contribute to the Cost of Dentures

October 18, 2020

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Woman with dentures

Dentures are one of the most popular options for patients who are missing multiple teeth. This is because they’re generally affordable, functional, and customized to look natural. When looking at the cost of dentures, there are a few main factors that will contribute to the price because not all of them are created equally. Continue reading to learn more about dentures and how to determine how affordable they will be.


How Are Gum Disease and Diabetes Related?

September 29, 2020

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Checking for diabetes

Diabetes is a more widespread issue in the United States than you may think. Did you know that 29.1 million people are living with it in the country? That’s 9.3% of Americans. Many people don’t even know that they have it yet. This condition affects your ability to process sugar. Another condition that is often linked to diabetes is periodontal disease, but how do they affect each other? Continue reading to learn the link between the two as well as how to prevent periodontal disease when you have diabetes.


How Dentures Have Changed Over the Years

September 10, 2020

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Dentures are the most common tooth replacement option out there and are lifechanging, especially for people who are missing most of or all of their teeth. Not only do they help patients regain chewing ability, but they also support facial muscles, improve speech ability, and improve the appearance of your smile. Dentures have been around for a long time, but they haven’t always been custom-made in a laboratory out of high-quality materials. Continue reading to learn more about the evolution of dentures into what they have become today.


5 Easy Tips to Reverse Gingivitis

August 10, 2020

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young woman flossing to prevent gum disease in Bloomington

If your dentist tells you that you have gingivitis, there’s no need to panic. Gingivitis, which is the first stage of gum disease, can actually be reversed. It’s worth mentioning, though, that if you don’t treat gingivitis in a timely manner, it could progress into periodontitis, an advanced form of gum disease in Bloomington. At this point, your teeth could become loose or even fall out! To prevent this, it’s crucial that you reverse or prevent gingivitis entirely. Here are five easy tips to make that happen.


Why Are My Gums Bleeding?

July 16, 2020

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Blood on toothbrush from gum disease in Bloomington

Noticing bleedings gums is a sign that something in your mouth isn’t quite right. You may just brush the discovery to the side, but healthy gums shouldn’t be bleeding very easily. You could have an underlying health condition that requires treatment. Continue reading to learn more from your dentist about different causes of bleeding gums including the possibility of gum disease in Bloomington.


How to Overcome Your Dental Anxiety During Your Checkups

June 17, 2020

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Woman covers her mouth because of dental anxiety in Bloomington

The American Dental Association recommends getting a routine dental checkup and cleaning at least twice a year. While this is a simple task for many people, it can be quite a problem if you suffer from dental anxiety in Bloomington. Letting fear or worry keep you from caring for your smile regularly can easily lead to much larger, more painful, and more expensive issues down the road. Thankfully, there are treatments that can help you feel significantly more relaxed and at-ease throughout your dental appointment. Read on to learn more about how to overcome your dental anxiety for the sake of your oral health.  


What Does a Teledentistry Appointment Look Like?

May 9, 2020

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Woman using teledentistry to talk to her dentist in Bloomington

Teledentistry is becoming more and more popular every year, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is helping to reserve in-person appointments for people with dental emergencies. It is also a great option for those who live in remote regions of the country or have another reason to not want to visit their dental provider in person. In fact, less than 50% of people visit the dentist regularly because of fear, cost, and other concerns. If you’re interested in virtual appointments and want to learn more about how they work, your dentist in Bloomington can tell you how.


Second-Guessing Whether You Need to Call an Emergency Dentist?

April 16, 2020

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Pained woman wonders if she should call her Bloomington emergency dentist

Do you know when you should call your Bloomington emergency dentist? You may know to seek urgent dental care if you have a knocked-out or broken tooth, but not all dental emergencies are so easy to identify. How can you tell if those unusual or uncomfortable symptoms in your mouth indicate a more serious underlying issue? Here are ten important signs to look out for that let you know you have a dental emergency on your hands.

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