Laketown Family Dental Blog

Thriving with a Grin: 5 Ways Smiling Boosts Your Health

June 14, 2024

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Patient smiling after exercise while eating

It’s a given that when you’re with friends and loved ones, a smile isn’t far behind. But did you know that the benefits of smiling extend far beyond a toothy grin? Research from the Department of Psychology in Sweden shows that cracking a smile can have a huge positive effect on your overall health! If you’re wondering how that works, continue reading. You’ll learn about five surprising health benefits that will make you want to show off your pearly whites more often.

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Restored Smiles, Restored Diets: 3 Summer Foods to Enjoy with Dental Implants

May 16, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — laketownfamily @ 7:10 am
A backyard table filled with summer foods to enjoy with dental implants

If you’ve lost a few teeth, you may be weighing whether dental implants are the best solution. “What perks do these replacement teeth have compared to the other kinds?” Well, don’t forget: implant posts would let you eat summery meals. Their ability to restore your bite means you could get involved in this season’s cookouts. As for the details, your Norton Shores dentist will gladly explain them to you. Here’s a primer on implant fusion and three summer foods to enjoy with dental implants.

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Is It Time to Replace Your Dentures?

May 1, 2024

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Dentist holding a pair of dentures

They say all good things come to an end, and unlike natural teeth, dentures do have a time limit. Unfortunately, even with proper care they will most likely need to be replaced somewhere around the seven-to-ten-year mark. Furthermore, if your dentures do incur any damage, they may need to be repaired or replaced sooner, making regular visits to your dentist to examine both your mouth and your dentures imperative.

If you wear dentures, keep an eye out for these warning signs that could indicate it’s time to replace them!

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Overcoming Anxiety: Why Am I Scared of the Dentist?

April 15, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — laketownfamily @ 4:38 pm
Illustration of a woman with red hair holding her hands over her mouth with dental instruments around her

Did you know that an estimated 36% of the population has general anxiety around dental appointments? It’s not uncommon for people to be so nervous about being in the dentist’s chair that they avoid visits altogether. If you’ve skipped routine checkups or even important procedures, then your fear could harm your oral health. Understanding why and where these concerns come from can help you overcome them. Continue reading to learn more about it so you can leave your worries behind you to keep your smile safe!

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Perfect Prerequisites: 3 Issues that Can Preclude Dental Implants

April 4, 2024

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Woman smiling as dentist holds mirror and pick up to her teeth

Dental implants continue to gain popularity as one of the best ways to replace missing teeth because of their unique benefits. They’re the only restoration that’s inserted directly into your jawbone, giving them advantages over alternatives like dentures and dental bridges. For example, they function as resilient standalone structures and have fewer dietary restrictions.

Although dental implants are incredibly popular, they’re not necessarily the right treatment for everyone. That’s why you must consult with your dentist before you can move forward with your procedure. They’ll examine your mouth to verify whether you’re a good candidate and make a recommendation based on their findings.

If you’re not sure what could prevent you from rebuilding your smile with dental implants, continue reading to learn about 3 factors that could hold you back!

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Veneers or Crowns: Which One’s Best for Your Smile?

March 11, 2024

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person with veneers smiling

Having a confident smile matters to many people, especially if your teeth are crooked, stained, or damaged. Fortunately, procedures like porcelain veneers and dental crowns can help. But with both options addressing similar issues, how do you decide which one is right for you? Keep reading to find out whether porcelain veneers or dental crowns are the better choice for your smile.

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5 Qualities of a Good Dental Implant Candidate

March 1, 2024

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hygienist showing model to dental implant candidate

Approximately 178 million Americans grapple with tooth loss, but the good news is there are several solutions available to regain a confident smile, and dental implants are one of the top choices. However, not everyone is an ideal candidate for this treatment. To help you determine if dental implants are right for you, read on to learn about five qualities to consider.

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How Many Implants Will It Take to Complete My Smile?

February 21, 2024

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Model of a implant-supported bridge

Dental implants are the best option for tooth replacement available because they are permanent, incredibly lifelike, and capable of restoring most of a patient’s chewing ability. Since no two smiles are the same, dental implants can best serve different patients in different ways. Here’s a quick overview of the different ways by which these marvels of modern dentistry can complete a patient’s smile.

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What Should I Do When My Dental Implant Comes Loose?

February 13, 2024

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Lady scratches head

While dental implants boast an impressive success rate of over 95%, problems can arise on occasion. While it is rare, some patients eventually discover that their implant is moving around in its place. While this can be quite disconcerting, it is a problem that can be addressed by a dental professional. Here’s how your dental implant may have come loose and what can be done to resolve the issue.

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Enduring Dental Cosmetics: How Long Do Results Last?

January 22, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — laketownfamily @ 5:59 pm
Woman in white tank top smiling.

Countless people have turned to cosmetic dentistry to improve their daily quality of life by enhancing their smiles. Addressing aesthetic imperfections in your teeth can boost your self-confidence, improve your performance at work and school, and even provide oral health benefits. These treatments are not always fully covered by insurance policies, however, and can be an investment in time and resources. As a result, many patients want to know exactly how long the results will last to ensure it’s a worthwhile endeavor. Keep reading to learn more about what to expect from 3 common cosmetic solutions!

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