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Does Root Canal Therapy Cause Cancer?

June 17, 2022

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Dental patient having a root canal

For decades now, people have been asking the question, “Do root canals cause cancer?” That’s because a rumor saying they do has existed just as long. Even today, the idea appears on the Internet through message boards and social media. The truth, though, is that this dental treatment could never cause such an illness. To learn why that’s the case, here’s a summary of how root canals work and why they’re perfectly safe.

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Can Exercise Really Prevent Gum Disease?

June 15, 2022

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A person exposing/looking at their gums

Few need to be told at this point that exercising is good. Not only does it burn calories, but it also supports and strengthens your muscles. It even gives you more energy for daily life! Still, it turns out physical fitness has another, less well-known effect. When it comes to gum disease and exercise, the latter reduces your chances of the former. Want to learn more? Here’s a summary of gum disease, its negative consequences, and how exercise fights it.

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Understanding the Evolution of Cosmetic Dentistry

May 20, 2022

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Young man with an attractive smileIf it seems like you are surrounded by beautiful smiles, you aren’t imagining things. People from all walks of life are investing in cosmetic dentistry. Elective procedures can resolve several common concerns, like tooth discoloration, chips, and missing teeth. While many people believe cosmetic procedures are a new trend, they have been around for centuries. Thankfully, you don’t have to rely on urine to combat stained teeth. Here’s how cosmetic dentistry has evolved to create the flawless smiles you see today.

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What Are Potential Reasons for My Teeth Shifting?

March 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — sdentalnj @ 12:45 am
man talking to his dentist about x-ray

Have you noticed something off about your smile recently? It is not uncommon. People look in the mirror one morning and wonder if that gap has always been there or if their teeth always overlapped that way. Well, teeth move gradually over time, meaning you often won’t notice until there’s a significant change. Read on to learn more about the causes of teeth shifting and how your dentist in Springfield can help.

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How to Avoid Teeth Sensitivity After Whitening

February 17, 2022

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person with white teeth smiling

When you catch a glimpse of your smile in photos or in the mirror while you’re getting ready to start your day, do you like what you see? If not, teeth whitening may be the right option for you. This cosmetic dental service can be used to lift stains from your pearly whites and give you a brighter, discoloration-free smile you’re sure to love. As useful as it is at improving the look of your pearly whites, it can also lead to teeth sensitivity if it’s done incorrectly. Read on to learn why this is and how this issue can be avoided.

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What Are Tips to Prevent Cavities If I Have a Sweet Tooth?

February 4, 2022

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couple eating donuts

You know that sugary foods and beverages cause cavities, but many of us still have quite a craving for them daily. However, just because you like sweets doesn’t mean you should put up with a mouthful of cavities and new fillings every six months. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to decrease your chances of tooth decay in the future. Continue reading to learn helpful tips to prevent cavities from your dentist in Springfield.

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Can a Diabetic Get Dental Implants? Most Likely, and Here is How

January 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — sdentalnj @ 5:21 am
people using a blood glucose meter

Looking at the many options, including dentures, dental implants, and bridges, you’ve decided that dental implants are for you. You want a permanent solution that will strengthen your chewing power, reverse aging, and boost your oral health. However, you heard that the dental implant procedure is somewhat complex. Certain chronic illnesses, including diabetes, could lead to complications in the treatment and healing process. Are dental implants safe for diabetics? What about diabetes could pose a risk? And, is it possible to improve your odds for a successful treatment? Below we will discuss a few need-to-knows about dental implants and diabetes.

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What Are Bad Habits to Avoid with Dental Implants?

November 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — sdentalnj @ 7:41 pm
anatomy of healthy teeth and dental implant illustration

You wouldn’t buy a convertible and then leave the top down with a thunderstorm in the forecast – at least not without regretting it.

Your dental implants are like that convertible. It’s not hyperbole to say that they are more valuable than a car in terms of their impact on your quality of life. It makes all the sense in the world that you would want to take good care of them, so they last many years.

On that note, there are things you really want to refrain from doing to ensure their lifespan. Here are bad habits to avoid from a dentist in order to protect your dental implants in Springfield.

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Want to Avoid a Root Canal? Use Your Preventive Coverage

October 5, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — sdentalnj @ 7:27 pm
dental insurance form on table

Are you afraid of getting a root canal? Don’t worry – you’re not alone. A recent study by the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) showed that more people are afraid of getting a root canal than speaking in public, spiders, or being trapped in an elevator. The fear of the procedure is even greater for younger patients! Luckily, there are several steps you can take to avoid needing a root canal. In this blog post, we’ll discuss one of the most effective prevention methods – using your dental insurance. Read on to learn more.

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Can Dental Implant Placement Help to Extend Your Life?

September 6, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — sdentalnj @ 6:25 pm

older woman happy with dental implants in Springfield

Dental implants in Springfield are the most effective way to replace missing teeth and create an attractive smile. However, there is evidence that receiving dental implants can actually have a significant impact on your total wellness. With that in mind, can rebuilding your smile actually add years to your life? Here’s what a local dentist has to say about it!

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