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Broken Dentures: A Dental Emergency?

March 14, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Rachit Goyal @ 2:30 pm
gloved hand holding broken dentures

In the morning, before you have coffee, your eyes are barely open. You shuffle into the bathroom and reach for your soaking dentures. You aren’t paying attention and accidentally knock over the glass, sending your dentures straight for the ground, and one breaks.

Is this really a big deal? Should you consider broken dentures a dental emergency? In this post, you’ll learn why this situation requires immediate action.


What Should You Expect from Your Emergency Dental Visit?

February 15, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Rachit Goyal @ 10:24 am
A woman with a toothache visiting her dentist

It’s easy to feel scared during your first dental emergency. After all, you’ve never had a severe oral injury or accident before that point. It’s likely that you don’t know how your future care will go. Still, you can easily educate yourself on that matter. All you need to do is memorize a few simple points. In fact, your Denver dentist is glad to lay them out for you. Read on to learn four things to expect from an emergency dental visit.


When Facial Swelling Strikes: Is it Time to Visit the Emergency Dentist?

January 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Rachit Goyal @ 1:17 pm
Man needing to go to the emergency dentist holding his cheek

Have you ever had the unpleasant experience of checking your face in the mirror only to find it swollen? Facial swelling can be a distressing symptom that signals an underlying dental issue. While some cases may resolve on their own, others require immediate attention from your dentist. But how do you know which one is which?

Read on to discover potential causes of facial swelling and when it calls for a visit to the emergency dentist.


Is Sedation Dentistry Normally Covered by Dental Insurance?

December 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Rachit Goyal @ 9:55 pm
a patient receiving dental sedation

There are some people out there who’d rather be anywhere else in the world than seated in their dentist’s chair for treatment—and if you fall into this category, you are not even remotely alone. That said, did you know that there’s an excellent, accessible solution for these instances? Sedation dentistry is considered the go-to option for patients who need help receiving dental care; however, as useful as these services are, they normally aren’t covered by dental insurance. Here’s a closer look at why this is, along with why sedation dentistry is still a very worthwhile endeavor.


Dental Fear and the Media

November 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Rachit Goyal @ 2:50 am
frightened person at dentist

It’s a widespread experience to feel apprehensive about dental visits, with approximately 36% of Americans sharing this fear. Interestingly, the roots of such phobias can often be traced back to the influence of popular culture. Movies, television, and various forms of media frequently depict dentistry in a negative light. Contrary to these portrayals, the truth is that dentists are not intimidating; instead, they strive to ensure treatments are comfortable and stress-free. To shed light on the intersection of dental anxiety and media, here’s an overview.


Oral Conscious Sedation, An Easy Way to Take It Easy

October 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Rachit Goyal @ 9:01 am
Picture of someone holding a pill

If the mere thought of visiting the dentist sends a shiver down your spine, you’re not alone. Dental anxiety is a common issue, affecting many people. One solution that has gained popularity is oral conscious sedation. This blog explores what it is, who can benefit from it, and what to consider before opting for this sedation method.


4 Reasons You Should Rely on Your Dentist to Reline Your Dentures

September 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Rachit Goyal @ 3:48 pm
a closeup of hands holding a pair of dentures

Dentures are perhaps the most tried and true of all restorative dental solutions, having assisted countless generations of patients with replacing their lost pearly whites. However, over time, dentures tend to stop fitting quite like they’re supposed to. Needless to say, this can cause issues for patients and demands the need for their dentures to be adjusted, which is known as a denture reline. But is this something patients should do themselves, or should they seek out professional assistance? Keep reading to learn more!


Helpful Tips & Tricks for Talking with Dentures

August 24, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Rachit Goyal @ 5:59 am
A dentist explaining tips for talking with dentures to a patient

If you’ve dealt with tooth loss, you know the condition makes speaking hard. (Lacking teeth means your tongue can’t form words properly.) Still, dentures won’t fix the issue immediately – talking with them is a challenge at first. You’ll thus need to “re-learn” your speech skills as you adjust to your new teeth. Fortunately, though, your Denver dentist has some helpful advice for you. Read on to learn some useful tips and tricks for talking with dentures.


4 Ways You Can Beat Denture Breath

July 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Rachit Goyal @ 4:24 pm
Elderly woman smiling and pointing with her index finger on each side of her face at her smile

If you’re missing teeth, dentures can offer a boost of confidence by restoring the state of your smile. Although they look natural and durable, dentures provide the same functionality as your other teeth, they can often go neglected when it comes to your oral hygiene routine. If you’re not cleaning your dentures every day, tartar, plaque, and food debris can build up over time and cause “denture breath”. Nobody wants to walk around with bad breath: that’s just another thing to be self-conscious of! Here are 4 ways you can beat denture breath to freshen up your smile.


Could Dental Implants Be the Ultimate Tooth Replacement Method?

June 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Rachit Goyal @ 5:51 pm
Render of two dental implants with crowns

Living with any number of missing teeth can be challenging. As such, upon losing a tooth, you shouldn’t waste any time asking your dentist what method they suggest for replacing it. Their answer might vary depending on your situation, but oftentimes, they’ll tell you that dental implants are the best choice available.

What makes dental implants different from traditional bridges and dentures? And are they truly the pinnacle of tooth replacement options? Here’s what you need to know when looking for a way to rebuild an incomplete smile.

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