Kemper Meadow Family Dentistry Blog

Does Vitamin D Make Dental Implant Treatment More Successful?

May 9, 2024

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Foods containing vitamin DA dental implant is the most reliable solution to replace a lost tooth because it provides predictable results. Dental implants are proven to last for 30 years or longer with a 95% success rate. However, many factors affect the life expectancy of dental implants, like the health of your jawbone. Researchers have found that vitamin D deficiency can increase the risk of dental implant failure. Here’s how you can up your vitamin D intake to ensure your dental implants thrive for decades.


Why Do You Need Bone Grafting for Dental Implants?

May 7, 2024

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Model of bone grafting procedure for dental implantA dental implant is unique from any other tooth replacement method because it replicates both the root and the crown. Dental implants have over a 95% success rate; however, you must have a healthy jawbone to be a candidate for the procedure. It’s not uncommon to require bone grafting before your placement surgery because missing teeth cause your jaw to deteriorate. Although it’s common to need bone grafting, not everybody requires the additional procedure. If your implant dentist has recommended bone grafting, here’s why it’s necessary to ensure the success of your dental implant.


Solutions for Common Cosmetic Dental Problems

March 4, 2024

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Smiling woman pointing to her teethDid you know that 35% of Americans don’t like the way their teeth look? An unattractive smile can affect your self-esteem and career opportunities negatively. Tooth discoloration, chips, and alignment issues top the charts when it comes to aesthetic dental concerns. No matter the imperfection, your cosmetic dentist can create a picture-perfect smile. Here are a few options to address the most common cosmetic dental problems.


Why is Dental Health Important for Cosmetic Dentistry?

February 18, 2024

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Smiling woman in dentist’s chair looking in mirrorIf you’re embarrassed by the way your teeth look, cosmetic dentistry can give you a smile to be proud of. Although you’re ready to have a stunning smile, your cosmetic dentist’s first priority will be your dental health. You must have healthy teeth and gums before any elective procedure. Here is why good dental health is important before cosmetic dentistry.


How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Last?

February 6, 2024

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Smiling man leaning up against a wallCosmetic dentistry can give you a stunning smile to be proud of, but it is a big investment. It’s normal to have some questions, like how long your results are going to last. Cosmetic dentistry isn’t a single procedure. Instead, it’s an area of specialty that focuses on aesthetics. Various procedures can be used to address common imperfections, like tooth discoloration, stains, or chips. Every treatment has a different life expectancy. Here’s how long you can expect the most popular cosmetic treatments to last.


What’s the Truth About BOTOX?

December 13, 2023

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The term BOTOX is derived from the name of the botulinum toxin. While unplanned exposure to this substance is harmful to humans and animals, doctors have found cosmetic, medical, and dental uses for it. Its ability to temporarily paralyze muscles allows it to treat issues like overactive bladder, muscle weakness and spasticity, and migraines. While many people have heard of BOTOX, there are many common misconceptions about the treatment. Here are a few popular falsehoods about BOTOX as well as how it can be used to treat dental conditions like bruxism, TMJ disorders, and others.


Is It All Right to Fly After a Tooth Extraction?

November 15, 2023

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person receiving a tooth extraction

Embarking on a journey, whether for business or pleasure, raises various questions about health considerations. One common concern revolves around the aftermath of a tooth extraction and its compatibility with air travel. If you’ve recently undergone a tooth extraction or are planning one and wondering about the implications of flying, read on to explore potential issues and valuable insights that can help you navigate this situation with confidence.


I’m Worried About Dry Socket, What Can I Do to Avoid It After Tooth Extraction?

October 13, 2023

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A man holding his jaw due to the pain of dry socket

If you’ve recently gone through a tooth extraction, you may be worried about dry socket. This condition is painful and can be frightening when it occurs. Not to worry! There are several actions you can take to reduce your chances of getting dry socket and ensure good oral health throughout your recovery.

If you want to learn how to avoid dry socket and heal from your extraction in a safe, efficient way, continue reading.


What to Do After Your Dentist Places a Crown

September 15, 2023

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All-ceramic dental crown held in fingertips If you need a dental crown, don’t worry about a long recovery. The protective cap is placed over your tooth, covering the entire surface to your gum line. Crowns provide long-lasting results to improve the health, function, and appearance of teeth. However, you’ll require a minor procedure to prepare your tooth for your crown placement. Here’s what to do after getting your restoration to ensure your investment lasts.


3 Ways to Prepare for Your Invisalign Treatment

August 17, 2023

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With your first Invisalign consultation on the horizon, you may feel a little overwhelmed about how to start preparing for your treatment. That’s perfectly normal! Like any orthodontic treatment, Invisalign does require a few changes to your routine and lifestyle for effective results. Here are 3 ways you can prepare for your clear aligners to make the process simple and stress-free!

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