Kemper Meadow Family Dentistry Blog

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.

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Is It All Right to Fly After a Tooth Extraction?

November 15, 2023

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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The Do’s and Don’ts of Dental Implant Aftercare

July 12, 2023

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Dentist holding gloved hand next to an older man holding a mirror up to his smile

Dental implants are an incredibly effective way to replace missing, diseased, or damaged teeth. They look and work just like your natural teeth but are stronger and resistant to decay and disease. However, just because they aren’t your natural teeth doesn’t mean you shouldn’t care for them as if they were your own. In order to maintain your new smile, here are the do’s and don’ts of dental implant aftercare.

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How Veneers Can Straighten Your Teeth

June 9, 2023

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young person with a beautiful smile

In pop culture, orthodontics—and braces specifically—are typically associated with adolescence. However, the truth is that there are all kinds of people who can benefit from straighter teeth, and there are plenty of ways to get them.

Veneers, for example, are an underappreciated method of fixing a crooked, gapped, or otherwise misaligned smile. If you want to learn more about how that works, and whether it’ll work for you, here’s what you should know.

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3 Things That Contribute to the Success of Dental Implants

April 12, 2023

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dentist talking to patient about dental implants

Dental implants are considered one of the most successful options for replacing missing teeth. They provide a permanent solution that can restore your smile to its natural appearance and function. Dental implants are an ideal alternative to traditional crowns and dentures, as they can improve your quality of life and help you feel more confident in social situations. They are also incredibly successful, but why is that? Keep reading to learn threes reasons why this procedure has such a high success rate.

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3 Lifestyle Changes You Can Make to Set Your Dental Implants Up for Success

April 2, 2023

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a person with dental implants smiling

If you’ve recently received dental implants, you’re probably feeling pretty thrilled to have upgraded to what’s considered the gold standard of tooth replacement! These nifty little posts are capable of fully restoring lost teeth in terms of look, feel, and functionality, and better yet, they can potentially last for several decades under optimal circumstances. However, it’s not always easy to foster a healthy environment for your new implants to thrive. Here are some lifestyle changes you might consider making so that you can set your new smile up for lasting beauty and health.

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