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Refreshing Your Smile: 5 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Porcelain Veneers

March 15, 2024

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Patient smiling in the mirror after getting porcelain veneers

There’s hardly a better treatment for creating a total smile transformation than porcelain veneers. These thin but mighty shells are adhered to the front of your teeth, covering multiple dental flaws at once. With proper care and maintenance, they can even last for over a decade! However, like any dental restoration, they will eventually need to be replaced.

But how will you know when that is? Read on to learn the signs of veneer wear and tear so you can keep your smile bright without interruptions!


5 Complications of Ill-Fitting Dentures

January 5, 2024

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patient smiling after having ill-fitting dentures fixed

Discover how dentures, vital replacements for missing teeth, play a pivotal role in restoring bite function and enhancing your smile. Properly fitted full dentures offer secure adhesion to the gums, while partial dentures blend seamlessly with natural teeth. However, when dentures don’t fit well, they can result in various complications. Explore our blog to uncover five issues that may stem from poorly fitting dentures.


3 Reasons to Be Grateful for Your Dentist This Thanksgiving

November 3, 2023

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a patient smiling at their dentist

As Thanksgiving approaches, we often find ourselves reflecting on the many things in our lives that we’re thankful for—family, friends, good health, and of course, delicious food! But one often-overlooked group of individuals who deserve the utmost praise is dentists; without them, our oral and overall wellness would be in jeopardy. Continue reading below to learn more about a few of the things your trusted dentist does for you, and why you shouldn’t hesitate to show appreciation to them this year.


Why You Shouldn’t Feel Embarrassed by Dental Implants

September 8, 2023

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person smiling after receiving dental implants

A captivating smile is a powerful asset for making positive first impressions, and unsightly gaps in your teeth can impact your self-confidence and hinder your ability to express joy. Thankfully, dental implants provide a reliable solution. Continue reading to find out how dental implants effectively fill those spaces between your teeth, ensuring you can smile without any self-consciousness about your appearance.


Wondering If Cosmetic Dentistry Is Safe? You Have Nothing to Fear!

July 2, 2023

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a woman visiting her cosmetic dentist

Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you, so knowing that it looks its whitest and brightest at all times will work wonders for your self-confidence. Luckily, cosmetic dentistry exists for that sole purpose: helping people obtain their dream smiles! However, despite all of the wonderful things you’ve heard about cosmetic dentistry, you might be wondering if it’s safe for you—but you have nothing to worry about at all. Here’s more about cosmetic dentistry, why it’s perfectly safe, and what it can do for your smile!


3 Summer Foods That Dental Implants Can Help You Enjoy

June 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — nobleddsteam @ 7:58 am
picture of a summer barbecue

Summer is here, which means it’s time to enjoy all the delicious summer foods that the season is known for. If you have dental implants, they should be able to give you access to foods that you might not have been able to enjoy for a while.

If you’re looking to indulge this summer, here are some foods that your dental implants can let you eat (in moderation, anyway).


Don’t Forget to Soak Your Dentures

March 26, 2023

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Partial denture and soaking solution

Your dentures can’t get cavities, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need regular cleaning. Brushing removes food particles and plaque to keep your new set of teeth looking their best; however, your toothbrush isn’t enough. Dental professionals also recommend removing your dentures at night and placing them in a soaking solution, but is it really necessary? Yes! Here’s why you shouldn’t forget to soak your dentures before heading to bed.


What You Need to Do If You Lose a Veneer

January 3, 2023

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3-D model of a veneer being applied

The moment you lose your veneer, it can be easy to panic. The shock from thinking that you lost a natural tooth is probably still with you, and the question of what to do next looms large in your mind. Fortunately, once you can get your thoughts in order, the next steps you need to take aren’t all that difficult.

To help you stay on track, here’s a guide to what to do if you lose a veneer.


Watch Out! Holiday Meals to Avoid with Dentures

November 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — nobleddsteam @ 11:49 am
table with food to eat with dentures in San Antonio

Now that it’s the holiday season, you know there will be plenty of delicious food to choose from. However, if you’ve recently started wearing dentures, then you might think that indulging in the usual Thanksgiving meals may be off the table for you. The good news is that you only have to be careful with certain types of foods. Read on to learn which holiday treats you should avoid and those you can enjoy!


How Many Bacteria Are in Your Mouth?

September 3, 2022

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Woman sticking out her tongueBacteria linger on many surfaces that can cause illnesses or infections. Although you know bathrooms, kitchens, and even your cell phone are the most contaminated surfaces, did you know your mouth is home to up to 650 bacterial species at any given time? The thought may make you want to grab your toothbrush, but many species are vital for a healthy smile. However, some can cause cavities, gum disease, bad breath, and other oral health concerns. Here’s how to keep oral bacteria under control to maintain a healthy smile. 


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