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What Are Tips to Help Prevent a Dental Emergency?

November 4, 2021

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mother and son flossing in mirror

Getting a phone call to hear that you won a cash sweepstakes, finding out your daughter got that new job she was pursuing, discovering a 100-dollar bill under the seat when cleaning out your car – these are all good surprises. On the other hand, a dental emergency qualifies as a surprise nobody is excited to encounter.

In fact, you want to avoid it if possible. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to minimize the chances it happens to you. Keep reading to get helpful tips from your emergency dentist in North Kingstown.


Flying with Dental Implants: Is There Reason for Concern?

September 4, 2021

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mature female passing through airport security

You’re always running late, so why would the day of your flight be any different? You navigated through morning traffic, had to jog quite a way through the parking lot with your suitcase, and you just might make your flight!

Oh drats, everything will have to go perfectly with airport security if you are going to pull it off. Will dental implants set off the metal detectors? You only got them six months ago, so you just aren’t sure, but all you can do is cross your fingers, which is making it harder to hold your suitcase.

Keep reading to find out if dental implants should be a concern when trying to make your next flight!


Can You Get Dental Implants If You Have Bruxism?

August 10, 2021

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Man with orange question mark wonders about dental implants and bruxism

Dental implants are widely regarded as the gold standard for tooth replacement, and it’s easy to see why. This state-of-the-art treatment offers unmatched stability, aesthetics, comfort, and longevity, and even boasts a success rate of over 95%! However, there are a few factors that increase your risk of dental implant failure and could keep you from becoming a good candidate. Is bruxism one of them? Read on as we go over everything you need to know about rebuilding your smile with dental implants if you have bruxism.


How Long Does Root Canal Therapy Take?

July 5, 2021

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Digital image of root canal procedureRoot canals are widely used to save damaged teeth because they have over a 97% success rate of preventing an extraction. Your dentist may recommend root canal therapy to rehabilitate an infected or severely compromised tooth. Although they have a bad reputation for being painful, new innovations in dentistry make them virtually pain-free. You’ll also be surprised to learn the process is much quicker than before. Here’s how long you can expect the process to take.


What to Expect from Root Canal Therapy

June 22, 2021

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Woman at dentist for root canal

You have been told that you’re in need of a root canal in the near future to save one of your teeth, but don’t they cause unbearable pain? Fortunately, your root canal therapy won’t be so traumatic like it is portrayed in old movies and TV shows. With modern dental techniques and anesthetics, your procedure shouldn’t be too uncomfortable. Read on to learn more about what you can expect from your root canal as well as some aftercare tips.


What Causes Dental Bridge Failures?

April 30, 2021

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Dental bridge

Are you missing teeth? One of the great things about living in today’s world is the fact that you don’t need to settle for gaps in your smile. Missing teeth can be a thing of the past thanks to tooth replacement options, including dental bridges. While they are strong and reliable, dental bridges are not indestructible. It is important that you know the common causes of dental bridge failures to they you can take steps to avoid them. Continue reading to learn what they are.


5 Tips for a Tooth-Friendly Thanksgiving

November 2, 2020

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TurkeyNow that Thanksgiving is almost here, you are probably looking forward to catching up with family and preparing some of your favorite dishes. Even though eating delicious food may be good for the soul, it isn’t the greatest thing for your oral health. Fortunately, there’s steps you can take to limit the negative effects that the holidays can have on your smile. Your dentist shares some tips so you can have a tooth-healthy Thanksgiving this year.


Quick, Beautiful Results: 3 Reasons to Get a Same-Day Dental Crown

June 26, 2020

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Why visit a dentist who can only offer traditional crowns when you can get a dazzling restoration in less than a day thanks to CEREC?When your dentist tells you that you need dental crowns for your worn or damaged teeth, you may not expect to receive the restorations themselves for at least a few weeks. But with modern technology, there’s no need to wait anymore; thanks to CEREC, many dentists are able to design and place crowns injust one visit! That may sound too good to be true, but in reality, same-day crowns offer plenty of additional benefits that make them worthwhile. In this post, you’ll learn 3 reasons why you should look for a dentist that offers dazzling CEREC crowns.


COVID-19 and Your Oral Health: What You Can Do to Stay Safe

March 15, 2020

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a young woman seated on a couch and holding her cheek while cringing in painIf you look back through history at some of the most recent viruses to plague the United States and other countries, you will find SARS, H1N1, and Ebola on that list. Although each has brought its problems, symptoms, and lasting effects, it’s safe to say that the majority of individuals alive today have never before experienced the kind of life-altering effects that COVID-19 has caused. Dental offices throughout the country are shutting down and halting all regular and routine treatments and procedures and instead, are using their resources to treat emergency patients only. But what constitutes a real crisis that deserves seeing a professional? How can you stay safe amid the coronavirus outbreak? Let your dentist explain.


Get a Beautiful Holiday Smile With a Cosmetic Dentist In North Kingstown!

December 12, 2018

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A smiling couple wearing Santa hatsBetween countless parties and endless photographs being taken, there’s no better time than the holidays to show off a beautiful smile. But if you find yourself covering your mouth because you’re embarrassed of your teeth, chances are you won’t be flashing your pearly-whites too much! The good news is that it’s easier than you would expect to get a gorgeous smile you can be proud of this holiday season. Keep reading to learn about the procedures a cosmetic dentist in North Kingstown might recommend to give you fantastic results and make your smile shine its brightest. You’ll also find out how to take advantage of your insurance benefits before you ring in the New Year!