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5 Habits to Avoid with Dentures

August 23, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — lrfamily @ 8:44 pm
person smiling and holding dentures

Dentures represent custom-made, removable dental appliances meticulously crafted to fulfill the dual purpose of restoring both oral function and aesthetic appeal, effectively replacing missing teeth. The quality and longevity of your dentures depend significantly on proper care and maintenance. By steering clear of certain detrimental habits, you can play an active role in safeguarding not only the durability of your dentures but also the enduring brilliance of your smile. Here are five key habits to avoid, which will not only protect the durability of your dentures but also ensure they remain in optimal condition for years to come.


Why Have My Dentures Started To Smell?

July 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — lrfamily @ 3:43 pm
Dentures lying on a table

If you’re missing all or nearly all of your teeth, your dentures can be an absolute lifesaver. Modern dentures are so sleek and sophisticated that they almost feel like a luxury item when you first get them.

However, over time you may start to notice your prosthetic feeling a little bit less than fresh. You may even have your prosthetic start to develop an off smell. Fortunately, this isn’t something that has to happen or something you’d be forced to live with. Here’s why your dentures can start to smell, and what you can do about that.


How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Make You Look Younger?

June 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — lrfamily @ 3:55 pm
A woman admiring the results of cosmetic dentistry

While aging is natural, it doesn’t do your looks any favors. The process leads to saggy skin, wrinkles, forehead lines, and more. However, there are some ways to “turn back the clock” concerning your face. The reality is that cosmetic dentistry makes you look younger. Indeed, its procedures can give your smile a rather youthful glow. For more details, let your Little Rock dentist explain the matter. Here’s a summary of three major ways cosmetic dentistry de-ages your face.


Is Bariatric Surgery Effective for Treating Sleep Apnea?

May 23, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — lrfamily @ 4:47 pm

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a medical condition that affects millions of people around the world. If you don’t treat it, the effects can be serious. Untreated sleep apnea can cause more than just a bad night’s sleep—it can also increase your risk of high blood pressure, pulmonary hypertension, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and sudden death.


What Could Cause a Dental Bridge to Fail?

May 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — lrfamily @ 1:58 am

Model of a fixed bridgeIf you’ve lost a tooth or two over the years, a dental bridge can fill the gaps in your smile. Bridges have been used for generations to treat consecutive tooth loss because it’s a convenient, affordable, and effective solution. Designed to serve as a long-lasting solution, a bridge can thrive for 10 to 15 years before needing to be replaced; however, many factors affect the long-term success of the restoration. Here are 5 common culprits behind dental bridge failure.


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