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Tooth Trouble? Your Emergency Dentist Helps You Handle the Situation

April 12, 2018

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emergency signYou brush and floss your teeth regularly, so you don’t have to worry about your oral health, right? Well, not exactly. A dental emergency can strike anyone at any time, even if you’re the most diligent person in the world when it comes to oral hygiene. It’s important to be aware of the possibility of sudden tooth trouble and to be prepared to handle the situation when it occurs. Your emergency dentist is here to give you a few tips to help you make the best out of even the worst dental disasters.

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A Dentist Explains Gum Disease & Heart Disease Connection

March 27, 2018

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woman dental visitWhen you skip brushing your teeth at night or flossing, does the thought of having  a heart attack ever cross your mind? Probably not. However, when you let your oral health decline, you could be making yourself susceptible to developing gum disease which has series consequences. These unhealthy side effects could cause you to suffer from heart disease and even strokes!

Learn more about why it’s so important to ward off gum disease in this week’s blog post! Continue reading to learn more.

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The Importance of Learning About the Two Types of Dental Implants

February 7, 2018

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An illustration of dental implants.If you’ve had dentures for a long time or you’ve had an accident that resulted in a tooth extraction, you’re probably learning about the anatomy and process of dental implants. That’s no surprise to your implant dentist.  Dental implants are the most effective solution to replacing teeth. Not only can they give you back the functionality and aesthetic appeal your smile once had, but you avoid other long-term problems as well.

Issues like shifting teeth and periodontal disease are easier to avoid with dental implants, but it’s important that you keep in mind that there are two types of dental implants available. The more you know, the better you can make your life-changing decision.

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5 Reasons Why Dental Implants Fail and How to Fix Them

January 5, 2018

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digital image of dental implant

Losing one’s teeth is a traumatic event. It not only impedes physical function but can also deal a major blow to one’s self-esteem. How exhilarating it is, then, to find a remedy that restores one’s ability to eat the foods that he or she loves, speak clearly and smile with confidence. The most efficient method that has been developed to deliver such results is the dental implant procedure, offering stability, durability and longevity. But like anything else in life, implants can fail. Learn from your dentist what some of the reasons are and how they can be fixed.

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Learn Which Vitamins are Best for Teeth from Your Cosmetic Dentist

December 18, 2017

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A happy healthy couple.Just like any doctor, your dentist expects you to keep your mouth healthy with proper preventive care. Along with brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and seeing your dentist for exams and cleanings every six months, you’ll want to pay attention to your diet. There are many vitamins and minerals you can be taking advantage of to keep your mouth strong.

A proper diet makes all the difference for your oral health, so keeping these points from your cosmetic dentist in mind will keep your oral health in check.

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Your Dentist Encourages You to Use Dental Benefits Now!

November 14, 2017

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woman happy smiling Can you believe it’s already the end of the year! Time flies by when you’re busy, right? 2017 has been a very eventful, busy year.

With that being said, your dentist doesn’t want you to forget about one important thing: your oral health! It’s time to make sure you use your dental insurance benefits before you lose them with the beginning of 2018.

If you’re not sure how dental benefits work, your local practice is here to make sure you understand them now, so you can receive the dental care your smile deserves.

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Dentist Shares Do’s and Don’ts for Optimal Oral Health

October 1, 2017

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dental visit happy patient You wake up each day, stretch, and head over to the bathroom to start your daily routine. We hope brushing your teeth is one of the first things you do (no one likes morning breath), but that’s not all you have to do to optimize your oral health. In fact, there are many people who think they’re cleaning their teeth effectively, but may not be doing it right or practicing the best habits to keep a healthy mouth. Your dentist is here to share a few do’s and don’ts to get and keep your best smile.

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4 Tips to Keep Your Dental Crown Sparkling

September 7, 2017

Model of tooth with dental crownIf you’ve ever needed a dental crown, fixed bridge, or other advanced restoration, you know the process can be uncomfortable, time consuming, and costly. The last thing you want is to replace that dental restoration in just a few years. That’s why it’s so important to make sure you are carefully brushing and flossing around the dental crown repaired tooth and visiting your dentist regularly. Taking care of your dental restoration can extend its lifetime by five or ten years, so take a few extra minutes a day to care for your teeth.
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What Is a Dental Crown in Grand Island? Dr. Stec Explains

August 5, 2017

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tooth with crownIf you’ve never had any serious dental problems, you probably don’t have any crowns in your mouth. Therefore, while you can be sure that they aren’t symbols of royalty that your teeth wear, you might not know exactly what they are or what their purpose is. If you ever do need one, knowing what a dental crown in Grand Island is can make you more confident and informed before you head in for your procedure.

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Get Straight Teeth with Invisalign in Grand Island

July 21, 2017

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Get a straight smile with Invisalign in Grand Island.When you look in the mirror, are you unhappy with the appearance of your teeth? Does a misaligned smile cause you to feel unconfident? If so, you have probably considered seeking orthodontic treatment before, but you do not want metal wires and brackets further adding to your insecurities. At STEC Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we have the solution you need. Now, you can get the straight, healthy smile you have always wanted without traditional metal braces. With Invisalign in Grand Island, you will align your teeth using the most discreet and sophisticated treatment available.
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