Laketown Family Dental Blog

We Can Talk About Turkey or 3 Ways to Take Care of Your Smile at Thanksgiving

November 6, 2023

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older man smiling at Thanksgiving

When gathering around the Thanksgiving table with family and friends, it can be hard to focus on anything other than your mom’s delicious dressing or your grandma’s homemade pumpkin pie. But if you want to maintain a cavity-free smile for the remainder of 2023 (and into 2024), it’s important that you keep these three tips in mind when loading up your plate and navigating the delicacies of the season.


6 Dental Implant Terms You Need to Know!

October 26, 2023

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If you are missing teeth, you know that it can be a challenge to complete daily tasks, like chewing your food thoroughly, speaking clearly, and smiling without feeling self-conscious of the gaps in your smile. Dental implants are an ideal way to replace missing teeth thanks to their numerous benefits. If you are considering getting dental implants, you will be coming across some important implant terms that you should become familiar with. Continue reading to learn some of the most prominent ones.


5 Ways You Could Be Leaving Money on the Table with Your Dental Insurance

October 13, 2023

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A person looking at their dental insurance online

The world of dental insurance can be like a maze with a bull chasing you through it. Even if you find your way, you can still be stressed out. In fact, so many patients get stressed out that they lose over 100 billion dollars to insurance companies annually. That’s a lot of money that was paid into the system that is now sitting in an insurance CEO’s offshore bank account!

If you want to see where that money is hemorrhaging from, continue reading. Below are five ways patients often lose money on dental insurance.


Dental Implant Failure: What It Is & How to Recognize It

September 2, 2023

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a closeup of a dental implant model

Dental implants have revolutionized the approach used to replace missing teeth, offering a permanent solution for those dealing with tooth loss. These nifty posts, once integrated into the jaw, are capable of fully restoring oral functionality—and boasting an impressive success rate of well over 95% and potentially lasting for decades! Despite this, complications can still occur, and recognizing these signs of implant failure is crucial for timely intervention and preserving your oral health and smile. Keep reading to learn more.


The Bright Side of Tooth Extraction

August 11, 2023

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Dentist smiles

While preserving the natural smile is the primary goal of dentistry, sometimes a tooth has to take one for the team and depart. Tooth extraction is a standard dental procedure that most people would much rather avoid but is one that’s sometimes warranted. While it’s a good idea to avoid things that might lead to tooth extractions later, removal can be a great relief. Here’s what you need to know about what makes tooth extractions necessary and why you should be glad dentists can perform them.


How Long Can I Expect My Fillings to Last?

August 4, 2023

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Woman has questioning expression

Fillings have been used to treat cavities and restore the strength and structure of teeth for centuries. Tooth-colored fillings are especially appealing because they match the natural color of the tooth while bonding directly with the enamel. While they can last up to twenty years, they need replacement eventually. Regular dental appointments are the best way to know when your filling needs replacing, but your habits do a lot to determine their lifespan. Read on to learn how to help fillings last a long time and to tell when they need replacement.


A Day in the Life of Your Dental Hygienist

July 21, 2023

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Woman wearing safety glasses and face mask using dental equipment to clean woman patient's teeth

Are you curious about who’s working on your dental team? A crucial role in ensuring your appointment goes as smoothly as possible is your dental hygienist! You might think their job is just to clean your teeth, but their duties cover areas in both patient care and aftercare treatment. They work closely with dentists to make sure you’re getting the quality care you deserve. Here is a breakdown of a day in the life of your dental hygienist so you can better understand how they’re protecting your oral health.


Recognize These 5 Signs and Symptoms to Get Ahead of Gingivitis

July 5, 2023

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Woman holding up her upper lip to reveal reddened gums

Gingivitis is a fairly common and mild infection that causes irritation, redness, and inflammation of the part of your gums surrounding the base of your teeth. Taking care of it sooner than later will help protect your oral health from more serious gum disease and tooth loss. Your gums are crucial for providing a nourishing foundation for healthy tooth roots and being a protective barrier between bacteria in your mouth and your bloodstream. Here’s how you can recognize its signs and symptoms to get ahead of gingivitis and save your gums!


Why You Shouldn’t Fear Dental Implant Surgery

June 29, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — laketownfamily @ 1:48 am
person attending dental implant consultation

Having missing teeth can be a concern, but dental implants offer one of the best solutions to address this issue. These innovative posts are designed to fully restore the structure of lost teeth, revitalizing your oral functionality. If you’re set to receive implants and have some initial doubts or fears about the procedure, here are a few reasons why you can put those worries to rest when it comes to dental implant surgery.


5 Habits to Avoid with Dentures

June 14, 2023

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Dentures are personalized, removable dental appliances designed to restore oral function and aesthetics by replacing missing teeth. Proper care and maintenance are essential to preserve the quality and lifespan of your dentures. Avoiding specific harmful habits can significantly contribute to their longevity as well as a lasting smile. Here are five habits to avoid, protecting the durability of your dentures and maintaining their optimal condition.

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