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Making a Smooth Transition From Dentures To Implants

October 15, 2020

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an older woman wearing a gray blouse and smiling after receiving her dental implants

It’s no surprise that denture-wearers often discover negative aspects of their prosthetics the longer they wear them. From changes in facial structure that lead to ill-fitting restorations to the messy adhesive that is necessary to hold them in place, it’s easy to see why patients often want to make the transition from dentures to dental implants. But it is possible? If you are contemplating the idea of switching to a more permanent, longer-lasting alternative, learn what you can expect and how to ensure a seamless transition.  

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Does Attaching My Dentures to Dental Implants Really Make a Difference?

September 12, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — chaskateam @ 10:16 pm
an older woman wearing a lavender blouse and smiling after receiving her implant-retained dentures in Chaska

Are you currently wearing traditional dentures? Do you find them to be uncomfortable? Do they slip or fall out while eating or speaking? If you said “yes,” you can consider yourself in the same category as millions of others who wear these custom-made prosthetics to replace their missing teeth. Unfortunately, the affordability that comes with regular dentures often results in frequent visits to the dentist’s office for relining, readjusting, and eventually, replacements. The good news is there is a superior alternative that allows you to still enjoy flexibility and permanence at the same time. Read on to learn how implant-retained dentures in Chaska can make a significant difference in the lifespan of your smile.

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Discover the Benefits of Amalgam-Free Dentistry

August 11, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — chaskateam @ 8:02 pm
a male patient sitting and smiling while listening to his dentist talk about amalgam-free dentistry

Do you have a cavity that needs a filling? Maybe you need a crown to cover a severely decayed tooth? No matter the reason for your restorative dental work, you may be wondering what materials your dentist will use to fix the problem. Will they use gold or silver or something more natural in appearance? While many dental professionals continue to use traditional methods to fill or protect a weakened tooth, research has proven that mercury-free and amalgam-free dentistry is safer and more environmentally friendly. Read on to find out the benefits and why you should care about what your dentist uses to help you maintain a healthier smile.

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How Diabetes Affects Your Oral Health

July 1, 2020

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During your annual checkup with your doctor, you receive some troubling news. You have prediabetes. The doctor explains that your blood glucose levels are high, and you’re at serious risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, which means that although your pancreas can produce insulin, your body won’t respond effectively to it. Together you create a plan to deal with this condition and prevent harm to your health. Well, if you aren’t also consulting and working with your dentist, you could face lasting damage to your smile with gum disease. In this blog post, you’ll learn how diabetes affects your oral health and how you can keep both under better control.

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Your Dentist Shares 4 Ways That Vaping Harms Your Smile

June 1, 2020

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Despite being in the news many times lately, vaping seems to be popular, particularly among teenagers and young adults. The machine contains flavored juices that the person inhales, and they exhale water vapor. At first sight, this seems like a better alternative. Although this new cigarette replacement doesn’t involve tobacco products, it already has shown to be dangerous for your overall health, with many reports of lung damage and other medical concerns. But is vaping any better than traditional cigarettes in terms of your oral health? Unfortunately, many vaping juices contain nicotine, which is one of the causes of smokers’ oral issues. In this post, you’ll learn four ways that vaping can damage your smile and why you should avoid this habit.

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4 Important Things Accomplished at Your Hygiene Appointment

October 18, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — chaskateam @ 9:37 pm
woman smiling dentist

You brush your teeth at least twice every day, and you’re sure to floss between your teeth. Maybe you even use a fluoride mouthwash! However, these daily hygiene habits aren’t enough on their own to keep your smile clean and healthy. This October for National Dental Hygiene Month, make sure that you’re up to date with your semiannual dental appointment. The checkup and cleaning play a crucial role in maintaining both your oral and your overall health. Below you’ll find four critical things that you and your dentist in Chaska accomplish during this routine visit.

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Can Children Be at Risk for Developing Periodontal Disease?

October 3, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — chaskateam @ 9:31 pm
child open mouth

You are concerned about keeping your child’s teeth cavity free. But have you been keeping a sharp eye out for another serious oral issue? When you think of gum disease, also called periodontal disease, you may think of it as a problem reserved only for adults. After all, about half of American adults over the age of 30 struggle with a more advanced form of this disease, with prevalence rising to 70 percent in adults 65 and older.

But can children be at risk for developing periodontal disease too? Although this condition isn’t as common in children, they are still susceptible to the damaging effects of gum disease. In this blog post, you’ll learn how to recognize the signs, how gum disease is caused, and how you can prevent gum disease for your child.

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How Gum Disease Can Lead to Problems with the Heart

September 15, 2019

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a middle-aged man wearing a button-down shirt and smiling after receiving treatment for gum disease

According to a Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) report published in 2012, it is estimated that more than 47% of individuals over the age of 30 are living with gum disease. As individuals age, researchers found the percentage to increase drastically with about 70% of people over the age of 65 suffering from this common disease. Allowing periodontal disease to remain untreated can not only negatively impact your oral and facial structures, but it can also lead to serious complications as it relates to your overall health and wellbeing. In fact, research suggests there might be a link between gum disease and heart disease. In this blog post, you will discover how the two are closely connected and what you can do to maintain optimal gum health for years to come.

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Wondering What You Should Eat with New Dentures? A Short Guide

August 12, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — chaskateam @ 9:52 pm
Smiling man with dentures

If you’ve recently received dentures (or will be getting them soon), you’re well on your way to a restored smile that looks and feels great. But, in the beginning, many people struggle with what they should eat and wonder if there are any foods to avoid with dentures in Chaska. Below, you’ll find a short guide to good dietary choices (in the short-term and long-term) and find out how to prepare food to get the most out of your new appliance. Keep reading to find out more!

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Want To Improve Your Digestive Health? Start By Seeing a Dentist

July 19, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — chaskateam @ 9:46 pm
Dentist performing an exam on female patient

In recent years, doctors and medical researchers have found more and more evidence that your digestion is closely linked to your overall health. In fact, your gut health directly affects your immune system, brain, mental health, and more. And, while many people don’t think about it, digestion actually begins in your mouth, which is just one more good reason to see a dentist in Chaska regularly. Keep reading to learn how oral health problems can indicate bigger digestive issues and how a dentist can help you spot these issues early on. 

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