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How to Choose the Best Denture Adhesive

May 12, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — brunerdentalteam @ 8:26 pm

 Hand holding upper dentureDentures look and feel more realistic than ever. Advanced technology and new materials allow them to fit your mouth like a glove while looking and functioning like real teeth. However, if your pearly whites start slipping or irritating your gums, it might be time to consider a denture adhesive in Marion for added stability. There are countless products on the market, but not all will be right for you. Here’s how to choose the best adhesive, so you’ll never have to worry about your teeth falling out.


5 Tips to Prepare for Invisalign Treatment

March 10, 2022

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person holding Invisalign and smiling

A misaligned or gapped smile can cause you to feel self-conscious in social situations and struggle to properly clean your pearly whites. Fortunately, clear aligners offer a great way to correct these issues and start loving your smile. There are quite a few adjustments you’ll need to make when you start wearing them, so read on to learn five tips on how to prepare for Invisalign treatment.


4 Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

February 9, 2022

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person with porcelain veneers smiling

Having cosmetic issues with your pearly whites can keep you from feeling confident in your smile. Fortunately, porcelain veneers can fix all these issues and more. These thin shells are made from dental-grade porcelain and offer patients a simple solution to aesthetic dental issues. If you’re considering getting them to fix problems with your smile, read on to learn about four benefits of porcelain veneers.


Does It Hurt to Get a Dental Crown?

January 4, 2022

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3D illustration of dental crown

There are certainly benefits to getting a dental crown in Marion, so it may be an option you are weighing to perk up your smile. Among other things, you are wondering if the procedure is painful. Considering that a crown not only benefits your appearance but also protects a tooth that used to be damaged, you decide it’s worth investigating. Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about this beneficial oral health addition.


Do You Need a Root Canal? Get It Done As Soon As Possible

November 10, 2021

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dentist performing root canal

At your last checkup, did your dentist say you needed a root canal? You may be tempted to put off scheduling that appointment because you’re worried about the cost or the mere thought of it brings you anxiety. However, it’s a good idea to get it done as soon as possible – preferably before the year ends. Not only will it help you avoid losing your tooth, but you can make the most out of your dental insurance benefits while you still have them. With that in mind, continue reading to learn about the importance of a root canal and why you shouldn’t put it off.


Can You Drink Alcoholic Beverages After a Tooth Extraction?

October 14, 2021

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Person refusing alcohol after tooth extraction

Do you have a tooth extraction coming up? This isn’t anyone’s favorite activity, but it is sometimes necessary in order to maintain the health of your smile by preventing further dental problems. It may seem fitting to celebrate undergoing your procedure with a drink, but this isn’t something that you should do right away. Continue reading to learn how long you should wait after a tooth extraction for your night out to the bars, as well as some other tips to heal smoothly.


The Serious Dangers of Teeth Grinding

August 27, 2021

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Woman experiencing jaw pain from teeth grinding while sleeping

Do you chronically grind or clench your teeth? Since this habit is often a nocturnal one, it usually flies under the radar for years before being diagnosed. Unfortunately, by that point, your oral health and overall wellbeing may have sustained serious damage. That’s why it’s so important to be aware of the common symptoms of teeth grinding, as well as the dangers of ignoring them.


Can an OTC Nightguard Stop the Grinding?

July 16, 2021

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Woman in pain from grinding teethDo you have a habit of grinding or clenching your teeth at night? You’re not alone because 10% of adults also suffer from bruxism. The gnawing and mashing can take a serious toll on your smile and quality of life. To protect your teeth and stop your jaw pain, you need a nightguard. Although several types are available OTC, the American Sleep Association recommends visiting your dentist. Here’s what you need to know to choose the right nightguard to defend your smile against grinding your teeth.


Is Swimming in a Pool Bad for Your Teeth?

May 21, 2021

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Is swimming bad for your teethTaking a dip in a swimming pool is a great way to stay cool during the summer. While you might believe no harm will come if you swim in clean water, it can be bad for your teeth. Believe it or not, the chemicals used to kill pathogens in the water can damage your smile. You can still enjoy a refreshing swim by following a few simple tips from your dentist.


How to Put an End to Thumb Sucking

February 2, 2021

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A toddler wearing a navy-blue shirt is sucking his thumb

Even in the womb, some babies develop the habit of soothing themselves by sucking their thumbs or fingers. Thumb sucking can lead to many dental issues as the dental palate and teeth begin to develop. Overbites, open bites (the teeth do not touch when the mouth is closed) and speech impediments are usually the result of this habit. It is a good idea to put an end to this habit before dental problems begin. Below, you will find 3 ways you can help your child stop sucking their thumb or fingers and when to start.

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