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What to Know About the Dental Implants Procedure

What to Know About Dental Implants Before Coming in for a Procedure
What to Know About Dental Implants Before Coming in for a Procedure

Dental implants are not your ordinary solution. In fact, dental implants are the best solution by a long shot. For the past few years, patients far and wide have begun to realize the benefit of getting dental implants. Question is, do you? If you’re unsure of what dental implants are but are interested in what they are and potentially getting one or more for yourself, here’s a rundown of the dental implants procedure.

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Cavities – What You Need to Know and Ask Your Dentist About

Everything You Need to Know but Afraid to Ask Your Dentist About Cavities
Everything You Need to Know but Afraid to Ask Your Dentist About Cavities

As a kid, the dentist was one of the scariest places to visit. Nobody wanted to go to the dentist and after having their gums prodded, get the news they have one or multiple cavities. One week out from your dental visit, you’d make it a ritual to ferociously scrub at your teeth and floss once, maybe twice each day. The night beforehand, you’d secretly pray that come tomorrow morning you won’t have a cavity.

Sadly, last-minute cramming your oral hygiene didn’t pass the cavity test. The dentist immediately noticed you haven’t been taking care of your teeth, at least prior to the week leading up to your appointment. Fortunately, they’re able to fill those cavities on the same day. Walking out of the dentist with a silver tooth, you vow to yourself you’ll do a better job of taking care of your teeth in the future, so you won’t have more cavities. There was just one problem.

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The Ins & Outs of a Dental Implant Procedure

The Ins and Outs of a Dental Implant Procedure
The Ins and Outs of a Dental Implant Procedure

It would be pretty nice if dental implants worked like a mouthguard and you could just slip them in and call it a day. Alas, that’s not how it works. Dental implants are a little more complicated than that, but that doesn’t stop them from being the best solution available for over 170 million Americans.

What’s the deal with dental implants? If anything, this is the biggest takeaway to have from this article. Dental implants are the most comfortable, most affordable solution for damaged or missing teeth. They are miles ahead of all other solutions – including dentures – and more people are opting for them every single year. Best of all, they are affordable and cost-effective. So, if you think you qualify for dental implants, here’s what to expect throughout the entire dental implant procedure.

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Get a Second Opinion on Dental Implants

Get a 2nd Opinion on Dental Implants
Get a 2nd Opinion on Dental Implants

Missing one or more teeth is by no means any fun, fortunately for you, dental implants are the best solution you could ever ask for. Whether you just lost a tooth or have been struggling with dentures for years, dental implants will restore your confidence and your smile! What’s more, dental implants are more affordable than ever, giving you no reason to skip out on them when you need them the most.

Now, shopping around for dental implants can be very time consuming. When patients decide upon getting dental implants, they go to the first practice they can and often stop there because it’s time consuming to go around town comparing dental implant prices. After all, dental implants cost the same anywhere you’d go right? Wrong! There are several factors as to why dental implant costs vary from dentist to dentist, why some are more affordable than others. Dental implants may be a lifelong solution, but they don’t have to be expensive. Here’s why getting a second opinion for dental implants will work out for you.

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The Ultimate Guide to Dental Implants in Hacienda Heights, CA

The Ultimate Guide to Dental Implants - Hacienda Heights, CA
The Ultimate Guide to Dental Implants - Hacienda Heights, CA

Missing teeth can be really bothersome, and it may feel like there’s nothing you can do about them! If you’re missing a tooth, you may feel sad, embarrassed, even lonely. Fortunately, there’s a solution for you that you must take advantage of – dental implants!

Dental implants are the #1 solution for dental restoration not just because of its aesthetic advantages, but its cost too! After all, dental implants are affordable! You’d be surprised that with a little research, you can find low cost dental implants that won’t break the bank. If you live in or near Hacienda Heights, CA this dental implant guide will help you find the best deal on affordable dental implants.

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Have Healthier Teeth with These 5 Easy Tips

Have Healthier Teeth with these 5 Easy Tips

Rarely do we recognize our teeth as the strongest parts of the human body. Yes, they are the toughest bones we have, ranking 5 on the Moh’s Scale and in our eyes, they’re indestructible. Well, sort of.

We use our teeth for numerous things beyond chewing our food. We use them for opening up stubborn packaging, holding onto items when our hands aren’t enough and it’s a convenient bottle opener. All of these things we put our teeth through are major factors causing periodontal disease, tooth decay and tooth loss. Sure, you can go to your dentist when these problems arise, but there’s only so much they can do to help your case. In fact, dental implants are the number one solution for those missing one or more teeth. However, we want to help you out before it ever gets to that point.

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The Best and Worst Halloween Candies for Your Teeth

The Best and Worst Halloween Candies for Your Teeth

It’s Spooktober, and while Halloween isn’t until the end of the month it’s not going to stop you from enjoying loads of candy until then. Fun fact, the average American consumes a whopping 22 pounds of candy a year, most of it during this month! That is a lot of candy!

As dentists, our best advice for you is to avoid candy altogether, as it’s a main cause of tooth decay. However, it’s simply unrealistic to think kids and adults alike can make it past Halloween without eating any candy. Not even the scary thought of tooth decay will keep you from enjoying sweets all month long. So, we’ll give you a pass. After all, Halloween is all about candy and having fun! Just make sure that you’re brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily all year round.

After Halloween there’s an influx of patients that go to their dentists with complaints about their teeth. Most of these problems involve poor oral hygiene and consuming the wrong types of candies. Don’t let that be you or anyone in your family. Check out our take on what candies are the best and worst for your teeth, so when it comes time to separate candy at the end of Halloween you know which ones you to keep or get rid of.

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Is Charcoal Toothpaste Really Good for Your Teeth?

Is Charcoal Really Good For your Teeth Infographic - Atlantic Dental Group

Roll the clock back 10 years, and the first things you may think of when you hear the word ‘charcoal’ is where’s the barbeque? How silly we were back then. Nowadays we see charcoal everywhere. It’s in our supplement pills, our face masks even in water filters. No. we’re not talking about the briquettes used for cookouts, we’re talking about charcoal in its activated persona. 

Charcoal has this crazy power that detoxifies everything it comes into contact with. It’s even used in hospitals to treat some forms of poisoning. That’s probably why we’ve watched charcoal toothpaste gain popularity over the past couple of years. Influencers online use charcoal toothpaste, claiming it’s an alternative to peroxide for whitening your teeth.

But is charcoal toothpaste really good for your teeth? Today we want to share what we’ve discovered about using charcoal toothpaste. Here’s what you need to know, decide afterward if charcoal toothpaste is for you.

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Stop With these Misconceptions About Dental Implants

Stop Having these Misconceptions About Dental Implants

Millions of Americans have found themselves getting a dental implant in the past couple of years. What’s the main reason for getting one? They’re the most cost-effective solution for restoring a damaged or missing tooth. That truth holds up. Dental implants are the spearhead of today’s dentistry. What’s more, they’re a one-of-a-kind solution that won’t sacrifice your comfort in exchange for a complete smile. You’ll be surprised how little you’ll miss the gap in your teeth when you have a dental implant right there in its place.

What’s crazy is how much of an impact a dental implant has on a person’s life. Before getting a dental implant, many feel self-conscious and guilty of wearing a smile in public, embarrassed for having a gap in their teeth. However, following a dental implant procedure, patients will brag about their brand new smile and feel comfortable going out with their friends and family like they’ve never lost a tooth.

Not everyone has the same view on dental implants. Lots of people have been waiting on getting a dental implant for their missing tooth, hesitant due to the many misconceptions encumbering dental implants. Fortunately, Atlantic Dental wants to help out. We want your decision to get a dental implant to be a confident one. Check out these 5 misconceptions surrounding dental implants, and the truth behind them.

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