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How to Protect Your Smile If an Adult Tooth Comes Loose

Filed under: Uncategorized — spdentistry @ 12:32 am
Man with loose tooth looking in handheld mirror

If you experience a blow to the mouth or have untreated gum disease, it’s possible that one or more of your adult teeth may become loose. This is considered a serious dental issue, and immediate action is crucial to prevent tooth loss. To ensure you’re prepared for such an emergency, here’s a detailed guide on what to do if you have a loose adult tooth.

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3 Terrible Toothaches and What They Mean

Filed under: Uncategorized — spdentistry @ 7:01 pm
Woman in tan and black striped shirt holding her hand to her jaw in pain with light blue background

Did you know that there are different types of toothaches? Most people instinctively contact their dentist for an emergency appointment if they experience a sudden or severe throbbing. However, if you’re only having a mild ache, it’s easy to assume it’s a mere inconvenience and will pass in time.

Unfortunately, dental issues rarely resolve themselves, and any type of pain is considered abnormal. That means any persistent discomfort requires a professional assessment to ensure that it’s not indicative of a larger problem.

Continue reading to learn about 3 types of toothaches and what can cause them!

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How Can Ill-Fitting Dentures Hurt Me?

Filed under: Uncategorized — spdentistry @ 8:00 pm
Lady thinks something over

Dentures are a popular and effective way to enjoy a complete smile after tooth loss. While a pair that fits properly should be so incredibly comfortable that you might forget that you’re wearing it at all, ill-fitting dentures can cause a variety of unpleasant complications. Here’s a brief list of some of the unfortunate side effects of dentures that don’t fit right as well as a few of the ways that your dentist can get them back in shape.

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Feeling Fresh: How to Prevent Smelly Dentures

Filed under: Uncategorized — spdentistry @ 4:00 pm
Hand holding a glass of water with dentures

Dentures are a popular way to rebuild your smile after tooth loss because they restore so much of your ability to eat and speak more easily. Being able to converse with family and friends and enjoy your favorite foods can greatly enhance your daily quality of life. If you’ve noticed that your dentures have developed an unpleasant odor, though, you might feel self-conscious about bad breath. Keep reading to learn 5 tips to keep your prosthetics looking and smelling fresh!

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Partial Dentures or Dental Bridges: Which Should I Pick?

Filed under: Uncategorized — spdentistry @ 11:01 am
3D render of a dental bridge

If you’re missing teeth and have looked into replacing them, you’re probably well aware that there are plenty of ways to do this. While the variety is certainly nice, it can also make it a little bit overwhelming to decide which method of tooth replacement is best for you.

For example, patients missing a few of their teeth will find that both partial dentures and dental bridges are appealing. If you want to know more about how to select between the two, here’s what you should know.

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Dental Insurance and Medical Insurance, What’s the Difference?

Filed under: Uncategorized — spdentistry @ 8:13 am
Tooth next to a clipboard

At the beginning of the year, most people think a bit more about their insurance than usual. You might have just gotten a brand-new plan, and you could be in the midst of wondering how to best use it.

One thing that often trips people up is the differences between dental and medical insurance. People are often much more familiar with the latter than the former, so if you’re wondering about the difference between these two types of coverage, here are a few things that you should know.

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Balancing Budgets— Dental Insurance vs. Dental Discount Plans

Filed under: Uncategorized — spdentistry @ 5:19 am
Dental insurance form on a table

While most dentists are used to dealing with patients who have anxiety about their procedures, just about any of them will tell you that the thing that nothing makes people more anxious than talking about payment.

Dentists work hard to make their care affordable, but there’s no getting around the fact that navigating payment can be a little disorienting. One of the biggest things that trips up new patients is the difference between dental insurance and dental discount plans, and how to decide which to use. This blog aims to address this issue and to help you make this choice.

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Understanding Your Dental Insurance Deductible

Filed under: Uncategorized — spdentistry @ 5:24 pm
Showing a patient a dental insurance form on a tablet

Dental insurance can potentially help you save a lot of money on your oral healthcare, but it’s important to make sure that you understand all the details of your plan. For example, many dental insurance plans come with a deductible. What exactly does this term mean? And how will it affect the amount you need to pay for treatment out of pocket? The answers can be found below.

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A Closer Look at the Connection between Temperature and Sleep Apnea

Filed under: Uncategorized — spdentistry @ 10:54 pm

Sleep apnea, a condition characterized by interactive breathing during sleep, affects millions of people worldwide—and unfortunately, many more cases remain completely undiagnosed! While various factors contribute to its occurrence, emerging research suggests that temperature also plays a pivotal role in exacerbating and/or alleviating its symptoms. Keep reading below to learn a little more about sleep apnea and how it can be influenced by the temperature of your bedroom, along with some tips for maintaining the perfect sleeping environment!

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Sleeping in a Recliner: Can It Help with Sleep Apnea?

Filed under: Uncategorized — spdentistry @ 2:12 pm
Recliner chair next to lamp and a window

After being told that you have sleep apnea, you are doing a little research online to see if there’s anything you can do at home to manage your disorder. Surprisingly, you found that some people actually recommend sleeping in a reclining chair. It may not seem like an obvious solution, but some studies indicate that there’s good reason to think that it could help with your sleep-disordered breathing. Here’s why sleeping in a recliner may be a good idea if you have sleep apnea.

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