Recovering After Oral Surgery

At Grateful Dental, we work hard to provide the highest level of care while you are here in our office. However, we realize that certain dental procedures will require recovery and care at home. To ensure our patients understand what to expect and are equipped with ways to expedite their dental healing, here are some…

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Why Are Dental Implants Considered the Gold Standard?

If you’ve lost a permanent tooth and asked about replacing it, you were probably told that dental implants are your best solution. In fact, dental implants have been considered the “gold standard” solution for restorative dentistry (teeth replacement) for many years. While you may cringe at the upfront cost of dental implants, you’ll be happy…

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What is the Ideal Age to Get Veneers?

Dental veneers are one of the best ways to improve your smile appearance. Not only can veneers address a wide range of cosmetic concerns, but the procedure is painless and offers instant results. You may be surprised at how many celebrity smiles are created with porcelain veneers. The good news is that the same cosmetic…

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Why Choose Composite Resin?

A dental filling is a type of restoration that essentially repairs a tooth that has a cavity and prevents it from further decay. When decay has caused a small hole in the outer layer of your tooth (the enamel), a dental filling is the most common treatment. However, if the decay has extended into the…

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Causes of Bleeding Gums

Do you notice bleeding gums when you brush or floss your teeth? “Pink in the sink” isn’t always cause for alarm, but it should never be ignored if it occurs on a regular basis. Your gums are a delicate part of your mouth, but they are also the foundation of your smile. These soft tissues…

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Could Veneers Be Your Instant Orthodontics?

Think your crooked teeth or gapped smile can only be fixed with metal braces? Think again. For certain situations, you may not even need orthodontic treatment at all. In fact, porcelain veneers, one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments, can often be used as “instant orthodontics.” Here’s a closer look at what veneers are…

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Top Reasons to Replace Missing Teeth

It’s never ideal to lose your natural teeth. However, tooth loss does happen. In fact, a permanent tooth can fall out or need to be extracted due to severe decay or disease as well as sudden trauma or extensive damage. Regardless of how you lost a tooth or where it was located in your mouth,…

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Not Flossing? Let’s Change That

Have you been flossing? It is the dreaded question we get at the dentist. To answer the question truthfully, you can’t count the two times you flossed right before your appointment. If you are like most Americans, you are failing to uphold your flossing job. In fact, more than half of the United States population…

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Are You Neglecting Your Tongue?

Are you brushing your tongue? Your daily oral hygiene routine should include more than cleaning your teeth and gums. In fact, not brushing your tongue can lead to several dental health problems and sabotage the parts of your mouth that you do clean regularly. Brushing the tongue is a quick and easy step – here’s…

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The Dangers of Dry Mouth

You may not realize how much you need your spit – until it is gone. Low saliva production, also known as dry mouth, can be quite uncomfortable to deal with. Everyday activities such as eating, speaking and swallowing can become a challenge if you don’t have adequate amounts of saliva in your mouth. But did…

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