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October 6, 2022

Pay Attention to the Pain: Toothaches and Your Overall Health

Filed under: Uncategorized — docmichael @ 9:01 pm
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Being in pain is never fun, whether it’s a minor twinge or major discomfort. But pain is the body’s way of signaling to you that something is wrong and needs help. Toothaches can be a source of wide-ranging discomfort. Unfortunately, many people decide to push through the distress and won’t listen to what their toothache may be trying to tell them: go visit your dentist for help. Here’s why it is important to do something about your toothache and how your emergency dentist can help.

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September 6, 2022

What to Expect During an Emergency Dental Visit

Filed under: Uncategorized — docmichael @ 7:52 pm
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No matter how many precautions you take, a dental emergency can happen when you least expect it to. When you’re under a lot of stress and pain, it can be difficult to know how to properly navigate the situation. The first thing you should do is contact your emergency dentist in Topeka & Silver Lake. Over the phone, they’ll explain your next best steps depending on the problem at hand. More often than not, they’ll schedule an emergency dental visit to get you the prompt relief you deserve. Keep reading to learn what to expect during your appointment!

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August 24, 2022

How Dentures Can Affect Your Sense of Taste

Filed under: Uncategorized — docmichael @ 2:01 am
closeup of woman holding dentures

Before getting dentures, many patients ask if it can affect taste. As one of the only five senses, it’s crucial to enjoying your overall quality of life. We naturally lose our sense of taste as we age, and unfortunately, dentures can make it worse. Rest assured – there are ways to prevent that from happening! In this blog post, we’ll explain how exactly dentures affect taste and what you can do to improve taste sensation.

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August 10, 2022

Can Vitamin D Increase Dental Implant Success?

Filed under: Uncategorized — docmichael @ 1:32 am
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Missing teeth can affect more than just your appearance – it can affect your overall quality of life as well. If you suffer from tooth loss, you know from experience how difficult simple tasks like eating, speaking, and smiling can be. Luckily, dental implants can restore your bite and help you enjoy a full set of teeth once again. While they have an incredible success rate of over 95%, they’re not completely indestructible. Read on to learn how vitamin D can increase the success of dental implants in Topeka & Silver Lake.

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July 12, 2022

3 Tips for Keeping Up with Your Invisalign Wear Time

Filed under: Uncategorized — docmichael @ 4:20 pm
man achieving Invisalign wear time in Topeka & Silver Lake

One of the quickest and most effective ways to straighten your smile is with Invisalign. With this discreet orthodontic treatment, you’ll be able to feel comfortable showing off your pearly whites during the entire process of improving your dental health. However, your progress will mostly depend on how well you meet your 22-hour Invisalign wear time. Read on to learn three essential tips to help make this process easier to manage!

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June 4, 2022

Can Dentures Affect My Nutrition?

Filed under: Uncategorized — docmichael @ 9:55 pm
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Approximately 40 million adults nationally are missing all their teeth, based on statistics from the American College of Prosthodontics. This is a serious issue, as missing teeth can greatly impact your daily life in terms of speech, eating, and more. But dentures in Topeka and Silver Lake can provide a solution that allows you to talk, eat, and laugh once again. However, recent research shows dentures might actually have a negative impact on your body’s overall nutrition! Keep reading to learn more about how they can potentially inhibit your body’s ability to absorb nutrients, and how supporting them with implants might be a viable solution to this problem.

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May 9, 2022

Why Does My Jaw Hurt on Only One Side?

Filed under: Uncategorized — docmichael @ 1:21 pm
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Is jaw pain distracting you at work or at school? While pain on only one side of your jaw can be alarming and confusing, it’s usually not serious. In rare cases, you may need to seek urgent medical care if you are also having trouble breathing or swallowing. Here are some of the possible causes of your jaw pain and some tips to alleviate your discomfort.

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May 2, 2022

5 Tips for Traveling When You Have Invisalign

Filed under: Uncategorized — docmichael @ 11:38 pm
Invisalign in case

Is your summer vacation coming up soon? Whether you are heading to the beach, experiencing a new culture, or just visiting your family, you will make some amazing memories along the way. However, it is a lot more difficult to care for your aligners when you are constantly on the go from one place to another. However, staying on track with your aligners is necessary to achieve the results you’re looking for. Here are some tips for traveling with Invisalign so you can stay on a path towards a straighter smile.

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April 16, 2022

My Tooth Was Knocked Out; Can I Put It Back in Myself?

Filed under: Uncategorized — docmichael @ 10:57 pm
Woman with tooth pain.

Let’s face it—accidents happen. And sometimes these accidents can cause you injury, including having a tooth knocked out! Per the American Association of Endodontists, it’s estimated that over 5 million adults and children get a tooth knocked out each year. But when this happens, is putting the tooth back in yourself a viable option until you can seek emergency dental care? Keep reading to learn more.

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April 2, 2022

Tips for Keeping Your Dentures White and Bright

Filed under: Uncategorized — docmichael @ 6:14 pm
Man smiling at dentist and receiving dentures.

If you have dentures, you know all about how awesome they are—they give your mouth the overhaul it needs and leave you with a dazzling smile that looks and feels fantastic. But just like your natural teeth, your dentures can also become stained and discolored as time passes! To prevent this from happening, it’s very important that you take the necessary steps to ensure that your dentures remain clean and stain-free. Keep reading to learn more.

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