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Nelson Y., Howard, D.D.S., A.A.A.C.D.

5 Popular Trends That Negatively Affect Your Teeth

March 22, 2021

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Woman brushing her teeth with activated charcoal

There are all sorts of new fads that are circulating online all the time. However, the internet is also a place where there are heaps of misinformation. It can be difficult to tell the difference between a helpful hack and something that can actually be quite dangerous. You don’t want to try out a popular trend only to discover that you are harming your smile. Here are some fads that are bad for your teeth so that you know to avoid them.


How Will Dental Implants Feel in Your Mouth?

February 11, 2021

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Dental implant post being placed in mouth

Despite how useful they are, you would probably never confuse partial or full dentures for real teeth. Aside from the fact that they’re removable, you’ll definitely notice the differences whenever you try to eat something hard to chew or when your new teeth start rubbing uncomfortably against the gums because they don’t fit properly anymore. Dental implants are often said to be the closest thing to getting your real teeth back; will they feel any more comfortable and natural in your mouth? In this post, you’ll learn more about what the implant experience is really like.


7 Reasons to Not Skip Out on Your Dental Checkups

January 22, 2021

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date of dental checkup circled in blue on calendar

Going to the dentist isn’t most people’s idea of fun. Because of this, it can be all too easy to put off seeing your dentist until you have a serious toothache. However, avoiding routine checkups and cleanings can end up spelling disaster for your smile. Here are seven reasons why you should keep up with two dental checkups and cleanings every year.


Why There’s No Need to Be Embarrassed at the Dentist

January 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — ranchobernardo @ 6:48 pm
smiling woman talking to her dentist

Some people avoid going to the dentist because of anxiety or traumatic experiences in the past. However, many others hesitate to get the dental care they need because they’re worried about being judged for the state of their teeth. If you’re ashamed of your dental habits or what your teeth look like, you may feel embarrassed at the dentist, especially if it has been a long time since your last appointment. Truthfully, there’s no reason to feel this way. Here are five reasons why visiting your dentist is nothing to be ashamed of.


4 Reasons Why Cosmetic Dentistry Has Become So Popular

December 17, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — ranchobernardo @ 7:06 pm
Woman after cosmetic dentistry

For most of history, going to the dentist was mostly about keeping oral health in good shape by treating issues in the mouth. While this is still the highest priority of your dentist, a lot has changed since then. Now, people go to the dentist to address the way their smile looks so they can enhance it in a way that makes them feel more confident. Continue reading to learn why cosmetic dentistry has become so popular in the last few decades.


How to Prepare for Dental Implant Surgery

December 3, 2020

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Dental implant cartoon

Are you looking forward to the day of your dental implant surgery? Afterall, what could be more exciting than getting your smile back for good? While you are probably eager, many people also feel nervous about undergoing the placement procedure. But with proper knowledge and preparation, the entire process will be a breeze. Continue reading for some tips to help you prepare for your dental implant surgery.


6 Questions You Should Be Asking Your Dentist

November 26, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — ranchobernardo @ 1:28 am
Woman with questions for dentist

For the most part, when you go to the dental office for regular cleanings and checkups, it is your dentist who is asking most of the questions. But do you ever take the time to ask your dentist questions about your smile? Many people skip out on this educational opportunity, but who is better to ask about dentistry than your dentist? Continue reading to see which questions you should throw out there during your next routine visit to the practice.


5 Cosmetic Benefits of Dental Implants

November 8, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — ranchobernardo @ 12:24 am
dental implant

When choosing a tooth replacement option to fill in the gaps in your smile, there are many different factors that you want to consider. One that is important to many people is how they look. Most people don’t want to walk around showing off an unnatural-looking smile. Fortunately, this is not an issue when you have dental implants. Continue reading to learn about the many cosmetic benefits of dental implants.