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Dentures vs. Dental Implants: Which One Can Make Your Smile Stronger?

April 12, 2023

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a woman smiling in the mirror at her dental implants

If you have gaps in your smile, you are not alone. It’s estimated that almost half of Americans are missing at least one tooth. Fortunately, there are many ways to restore your pearly whites. Dentures and dental implants are both wonderful tooth loss solutions. And thanks to the advancements in dental technology, these options are more comfortable and reliable than ever. However, dental implants have been proven to make your smile stronger by improving jawbone health over time. Read on to learn more.


Are Dental Implants Worth the Cost?

March 12, 2023

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Man looking at cash in walletThere are more options than ever before to treat tooth loss; however, 500,000 people every year are choosing dental implants. They are unlike any other treatment and offer exceptional benefits, but they cost more than other solutions. It’s true, you may pay more upfront, but they will save you money down the road. Here are the top reasons dental implants are worth every penny. 


5 Possible Reasons for Shifting Teeth

February 3, 2023

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a person inspecting their teeth in a mirror

It can be alarming to notice that your teeth seem to be shifting into a crooked position; after all, if it’s something that you are noticing, it’s certainly something that others will notice when they see you smile. That said, you’re probably wondering what could’ve caused this movement to occur and what steps you need to take to correct it. Here’s more from your dentist about some of the possible causes of shifting teeth and how the issue can effectively be addressed.


Why Do My Teeth Feel Loose with Braces?

January 13, 2023

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a patient with braces smiling

If you’ve been living with crooked teeth your whole life and have recently started wearing braces, you are likely excited to make your way toward a new and improved smile. This orthodontic treatment is an incredibly common way to improve the look of one’s smile and can also correct bite and alignment issues. While undergoing this treatment, you may notice that your teeth feel loose. Continue reading to learn what causes this.


Manual vs. Electric Toothbrush – Which Is Best For Me?

December 20, 2022

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toothbrush examples in Woodbridge

It’s highly recommended that you should brush your teeth at least twice a day for two full minutes. Not only does this keep your smile clean and fresh, but it also helps clear away food particles, debris, plaque, and harmful bacteria. While your technique is essential, does having the right kind of toothbrush matter for preserving healthy teeth and gums? Keep reading to learn the benefits and drawbacks of both electric and manual toothbrushes.


4 Steps to Take If You’ve Broken Your Braces

December 7, 2022

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woman covering her broken braces in Woodbridge

Traditional braces are one of the most effective ways to straighten your smile. However, the metal brackets and wires are not indestructible. One wrong bite or one blow to the mouth and you can end up damaging them. While this can be a major setback for your treatment, there are certain measures for addressing the issue. Keep reading to learn the four steps to take if you’ve broken your braces so you can continue with your orthodontic process!


How to Manage & Prevent Mouth Sores with Braces

November 25, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — whiteoak @ 11:49 pm
woman with braces being examined by a dentist

Traditional braces have been the go-to orthodontic treatment for many years to achieve a straighter, aligned smile! They can fix a range of dental issues, from minor gapping to severely rotated teeth. While they may give you the pearly whites you have always wanted, it’s no secret that braces cause mouth sores. Keep reading on how to prevent and manage mouth sores caused by braces.


Top 4 Reasons to Soak Your Dentures

November 4, 2022

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dentures soaking in a glass of water

Nighttime rituals can be so comforting. Drinking some warm tea. Watching a fun movie. Snuggling under the covers. It can be easy to get in such a relaxed state that you just want to drift right off to sleep without taking care of important oral health habits. Soaking your dentures is one of those essential routines! Read on to learn the top four reasons for soaking your dentures overnight.


3 Issues That Can Affect Your Dental Implant Eligibility

October 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — whiteoak @ 10:03 pm
Dental implants against a blue background

Considered the gold standard for replacing missing teeth, dental implants are able to restore lost teeth in terms of look, feel, and functionality—and better yet, they can last for virtually a lifetime if you take great care of them! However, as incredible as implants are, they aren’t for everyone; there are certain factors and issues that can negatively affect your eligibility, as they could prevent your implants from properly integrating. Keep reading to learn more from your dentist in Woodbridge about three of these issues.


Exciting News: Dr. Aquino Received His FAGD!

September 23, 2022

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Dr. Aquino smiling with family

Usually, our blogs are dedicated to patient education, covering everything from what to expect at an emergency dental visit to common flossing mistakes. Today, we are doing something a bit different: we are sharing an exciting announcement from our very own Dr. Aquino. He received his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD)! With only 6% of general dentists in the US and Canada with the same distinction, it’s safe to say that this is a massive accomplishment. To learn more about this achievement, keep reading!

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