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How to Get Emergency Dental Care That Won’t Bite into Your Savings

June 3, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakeoconeedentistry @ 5:19 pm
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These days, groceries and subscription plans seem to be leeching our savings. With so many different expenses to feed, it’s difficult to imagine being able to afford treatment for a dental emergency! However, the true money-grubbing vampire will be the complications you’ll likely develop if you ignore your teeth. There are more reasonable ways to cope with your situation.

To learn some juicy money-saving strategies, keep reading. We’ve got the details ready for you.


Why Do My Dentures Have an Unpleasant Smell?

May 2, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakeoconeedentistry @ 8:38 pm
Someone holding their nose

When people first get their dentures, they’re often thrilled with the state of their new teeth. Modern prosthetics are incredibly realistic and durable, affording you the ability to be your best self in nearly every circumstance.

However, patients might feel like things change a little bit over time—after a while, they might find that their prosthetics have developed an unpleasant smell. If you’re in this situation now, here’s what you should know about the reasons behind that.


Making It Stick: How Does Denture Adhesive Work?

April 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakeoconeedentistry @ 7:09 pm
Lady smiles

Dentures are a comfortable and lifelike way to restore a smile after tooth loss, but many patients find that they could use a little help getting them to stay in place. Dentures that don’t fit securely can slide about in the mouth, leading to irritation in the soft tissues as well as trouble when chewing or speaking. If you’re having difficulty with your dentures slipping out of place when you speak or eat, denture adhesives may be a great solution to the problem. Here’s how denture adhesive works as well as a guide to using it properly.


Dating with Dentures: 3 Must-Know Tips for This Valentine’s Day

February 3, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakeoconeedentistry @ 5:12 pm
two people with dentures having a romantic dinner

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, but if you have dentures, you might not feel very optimistic about any upcoming dates due to your false teeth. However, rest assured that dentures won’t stop you from laughing, smiling, kissing, or ultimately making the most of this special, romantic day! Here’s more about how it’s still entirely possible to date with false teeth, along with a few tips for ensuring that your Valentine’s Day is still something to smile brightly about!


Are You Too Old for Cosmetic Dentistry?

December 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakeoconeedentistry @ 5:43 pm
An old man admiring his smile in a hand mirror

If you’re a senior, the coming year can bring mixed feelings. It may remind you that you’re getting “too old” for some things. However, 2024 shouldn’t keep you from a pretty smile. The truth is that you’re never too old for cosmetic dentistry! Whatever your age, aesthetic dental work can utterly transform your grin. Your local Greensboro dentist will even prove this fact. So, here’s why dental cosmetics have no age limit and examples of senior-friendly care.


A Strong Foundation: Why You Need a Healthy Mouth Before Cosmetic Dentistry

October 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakeoconeedentistry @ 10:57 pm
Woman has curious expression

Cosmetic dental procedures have allowed many people to achieve more ideal smiles, but they need teeth to be healthy in order to be done safely and effectively. Before you can undergo a cosmetic treatment, your dentist may need to perform some restorative work to clear up tooth decay, gum disease, and other issues that can compromise the results of the procedure. Here’s why you need healthy teeth before undergoing a cosmetic dental treatment and how your dentist can help get you there.


Denture Care 101: Can You Brush Them While They’re in Your Mouth?

August 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakeoconeedentistry @ 7:19 am
Older man in dental chair smiling at dentures in his hand as dentist off to the side gives gloved thumbs up

An essential part of prolonging the life of your dentures is taking good care of them. When your dentist says you have to maintain them with regular brushing, you might think about your normal daily oral hygiene routine. After all, brushing twice a day for at least two minutes has been ingrained in you for your whole life. Since your dentures are already in your mouth, can you just clean them as you’re brushing your teeth? Although that may seem easier, here’s why it’s not always the best idea.


Why You Shouldn’t Reline Your Dentures Yourself

June 22, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakeoconeedentistry @ 10:15 pm
dentures in glass of water

Dentures are a reliable solution for tooth replacement and have been for a long time. They provide patients with a restored beam as well as improved oral functionality. However, dentures may no longer fit properly over time, which unfortunately may cause discomfort and require relining so that they continue working as intended. In this case, you may wonder if it’s okay to attempt DIY denture relining. Keep reading to learn if this is a viable option or if you should seek dental professional help.


Dentures Aren’t Just for Seniors

January 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — @ 11:14 pm

Smiling woman sitting in chairTooth loss can occur at any age; however, dentures are often attributed to senior citizens. Many young adults worry they will face judgment or embarrassment if they have dentures, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Advancements in technology and materials allow dentures to look and feel more realistic than ever. No one will notice they aren’t your natural teeth. You don’t have to wait for retirement to restore a complete smile. There’s no better time or age than the present to invest in a new set of teeth.


3 Reasons to Give Yourself the Gift of Teeth Whitening This Year

November 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — @ 7:19 pm
woman flashing a very white smile.

Whether it’s buying gifts, preparing meals, or taking long drives to see family, we do a lot for others during the holidays. It might be nice to get a gift for yourself. That said, you don’t want something that’s just going to take up space, or that you’ll never actually use. That’s why teeth whitening is a great way to treat yourself this holiday season. If you’re not convinced, here are a few reasons to give yourself a great smile.

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