Vason Family Dentistry Blog

Why You Shouldn’t Feel Embarrassed About Getting Dental Implants

June 3, 2023

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Your smile is perhaps your biggest asset when it comes to navigating social situations, and it’s certainly the first feature that people notice when they meet you. This means that if you have missing teeth, it’s always going to be in your best interest to replace them—not to mention, the issue puts your oral health at risk, too! This is where dental implants truly shine; however, some patients are apathetic to replace their missing teeth, or even embarrassed at the prospect of not having natural pearly whites. But when it comes to dental implants, there’s virtually no better option for tooth restoration! Here’s why.

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Dental Implants and Teeth Whitening are a Bad Mix

May 25, 2023

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Woman having in-office teeth whiteningDental implants are made of porcelain, which is stain-resistant, but it’s normal for your natural teeth to change color over time. Teeth whitening is an effective solution to combat tooth discoloration, but you shouldn’t use it if you have dental implants. Here’s why you should turn to a professional to restore a vibrant smile.

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3 Dangers of Mail-In Aligners for Your Smile

April 23, 2023

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someone holding mail-in aligners in their hand

Clear aligners, like SureSmile, have become one of the most popular orthodontics for achieving a more aligned smile. Not only are they very discreet, but they are also very convenient compared to traditional braces. The removable aligners allow you to enjoy all your favorite foods, as well as easily take care of your oral health. However, you may be tempted to take one more step toward convenience by ordering your aligners from mail-in companies, such as Smile Direct Club. While saving time and money may be tempting, ordering aligners online can harm your smile. Read on to learn why it is best to avoid mail-in aligners and stick with visiting a dentist for your SureSmile clear aligners treatment.

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The Link Between Allergies & Your Oral Health

April 3, 2023

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a woman blowing her nose due to April allergies

Spring has arrived! But along with the bloom of flowers and refreshing April showers come seasonal allergies. As the pollen and spores increase, many people begin to suffer from excess sneezing, nasal congestion, and itchy eyes. Unfortunately, even your oral health can be impacted too! Read on to learn more about the link between allergies and your smile, as well as how you can protect your oral health.

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3 Tooth-Healthy Green Foods for St. Patrick’s Day

March 14, 2023

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a mug of green tea lying on a table

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, which means it’s time to celebrate all things green. That includes wearing green, drinking green, and even eating green! The last one also gives you an opportunity to make healthy food a part of your diet, and even to use them to support your oral health.

If you’re interested in forgoing green beer for green foods, here are a few that will help you to bolster your oral health.

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Am I Too Old to Replace My Lost Teeth with Dental Implants?

March 3, 2023

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a patient attending their dental implant consultation

If you’re familiar with dental implants, you’ve probably heard that they’re considered the gold standard when it comes to tooth restoration. The ingenuity of this solution is virtually unmatched; titanium posts are surgically embedded into the jawbone, where they’ll fuse with it to provide an unmatched level of stability for the replacement teeth. That said, you might be wondering if there’s an upper age limit for dental implants due to their unique placement method. Keep reading to learn more about how dental implants are an excellent option for older patients, along with some of their priceless benefits.

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Veneers or Dental Bonding: Which Is the Best Choice for You?

February 24, 2023

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a woman smiling and showing her upgraded smile

Are you wanting to transform your smile? Modern advancements in cosmetic dentistry have made it more possible than ever to improve your pearly whites. There are two main options that can provide natural and long-lasting results: veneers and dental bonding. However, you want to choose the best one for your personal smile goals. Read on to learn about the difference between these cosmetic dental treatments and the factors you should consider when searching for the right solution for your grin.

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Light Up Your Valentine’s Day Date with a Bright Smile!

February 4, 2023

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a happy couple showing their beautiful smiles

Valentine’s Day is approaching, and it’s time to prepare for your date! When getting ready to see a romantic interest, you most likely want to look your best. However, it’s important to know this should involve more than just getting a haircut or wearing the latest fashions. According to research, your smile is just as essential (if not more!) when it comes to finding your significant other. Read on to learn more about the connection and what you can do to put your best smile forward!

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The Most Important Questions to Ask at a Dental Checkup

January 24, 2023

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patient talking to their dentist

It’s recommended that most people see their dentist for a checkup biannually, which means that in any given year you probably don’t spend very much time with them.

It might be a good idea to plan ahead what you want to talk to your dentist about; that way, you can make the best use of your time. If you have a checkup coming up soon, here are some things you should ask your dentist at that appointment.

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5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Smile

January 20, 2023

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Resolutions spelled with Scrabble tilesDid you know your oral and general health are closely connected? A healthy smile is vital for your well-being. Whether you skip brushing before bed or don’t see your dentist regularly, it’s never too late to recommit to your dental health. There isn’t any better time than the present to invest in healthy teeth and gums. Here are 5 New Year’s resolutions recommended by your dentist to reach optimal oral health in 2023. 

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