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4 Bad Habits That Could Be Damaging Your Dental Implants

November 17, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakeviewdentist @ 3:46 pm
Dental implant in a hole that is surrounded by cracks

It’s been a while since you got your dental implants in West Bloomfield, and your smile is beautiful. No one can tell the difference between your implants and your natural teeth. Sometimes, neither can you! But in order to keep your smile radiant, you must be careful about protecting your new smile and avoiding actions that can risk damaging it. Here are 4 very common but very bad habits that may harm your dental implants:

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How Does Wearing a Face Mask Affect Your Teeth?

October 23, 2020

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young woman giving thumbs up and pointing to her face mask

Face masks have quickly become a normal part of our everyday lives. When you leave your house nowadays, you have to make sure you have your wallet, phone, and keys, as well as your mask. While the CDC has recommended that everyone wear a mask to slow the spread of COVID-19, they have been linked to an increase in certain oral health problems. Take some time to learn from a dentist how masks affect your teeth and how you can avoid these issues.

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4 Common Questions About What to Expect After Dental Implant Surgery

October 5, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakeviewdentist @ 4:27 pm
young woman giving thumbs up before dental implant surgery

When you begin the process of replacing your missing teeth with dental implants, you may understandably have a few concerns. After all, dental implant surgery is a major procedure. Your dentist should be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about what you can expect afterward. In the meantime, though, it may help to read through this list of frequently asked post-op questions.

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Do You Have a “Gummy” Smile? Find Out If You’re a Candidate for Gum Recontouring

September 21, 2020

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young man with gummy smile who needs gum recontouring in West Bloomfield

Most of the time, when we imagine a beautiful smile, we picture someone with bright, perfectly aligned teeth. However, your teeth aren’t the only contributing factor to a healthy, gorgeous smile. Having a straight, symmetrical gumline is equally important. If your gumline is uneven, or too much gum tissue is exposed when you grin, you may have been told that you have a “gummy” smile. Luckily, there’s an easy solution to this problem: a cosmetic dentistry procedure called gum recontouring in West Bloomfield. Keep reading to find out whether this treatment is right for you.

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Why You Might Need a Root Canal Even If Your Tooth Isn’t Hurting

September 3, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — lakeviewdentist @ 8:06 pm
dentist showing x-ray to patient who needs root canal in West Bloomfield

The last time you saw your dentist for a routine checkup, they took x-rays of your mouth as usual. You were surprised when they told you that you needed to get a root canal. Don’t you need to be in pain to need a root canal in West Bloomfield? Not necessarily. In fact, pain is just one of many symptoms that you might need this treatment. Keep reading as we explain why you might need a root canal even if your tooth doesn’t hurt.

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