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22Oct, 2019

Is a Root Canal Painful?

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If you’re about to undergo a root canal procedure, fear not. In most cases, the root canal procedure is generally painless. The horror stories you hear about are usually cases in which patients delay treatment until their teeth become terribly infected. The bad reputation of root canals portrayed in the media stems from cases like these, and this is why root canals are often the subject of punch lines for jokes in regard to intense pain. When is a Root Canal Necessary? A root canal is necessary when the tooth […]
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15Oct, 2019

Making an Easier Transition into Dentures

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For those of us who end up having to get dentures, it can be quite an adjustment – to put it lightly. However, at Audubon Dental Center, we provide compassionate care to ensure patients who need dentures are able to achieve functionality and normalcy in order to have the most comfortable transition into dentures possible. Types of Dentures There are three types of dentures a patient might need: Complete Dentures, Partial Dentures, and Implant-Supported Dentures. Complete dentures are made for patients who need their entire set of teeth replaced, while […]
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8Oct, 2019

A Primer on Tooth Enamel Erosion and Restoration

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Did you know that the hardest material in your body actually exists in your mouth? It’s hard to believe, but your tooth enamel is actually harder than your bones! Think of tooth enamel as a hard sheath that delivers big when it comes to protecting your teeth. Enamel is the covering that provides your teeth with insulation from the elements. This protective shell has to be the toughest material the human body generates, since enamel is tasked with protecting your teeth from biting and chewing forces as well as shielding […]
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10Sep, 2019

How to Properly Brush Your Teeth

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Many patients out there are visiting their dentist regularly but not quite striking the right balance when it comes to brushing their teeth at home. Failing to brush your teeth properly can end up doing costly damage to your smile down the road, which is exactly why Audubon Dental Center would like to go over a few of the best practices when it comes to brushing your teeth. Know When to Brush Brushing after meals is crucial, but did you know that you should wait 20-40 minutes after you eat […]
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3Sep, 2019

5 Things You Should Know About How Dental Insurance Works

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Dental insurance might seem like a daunting subject to some of our patients, but it’s actually a breeze when compared to medical insurance. Below Audubon Dental Center goes over a few things you should know about the way that dental insurance operates. 1.) You Have Options Whether you have a dentist in mind or you don’t have a dentist at all, you can still choose from any dentists within your network and opt for a less expensive plan. 2.) You’ll Pay Significantly More to Use a Dentist Outside Your Network […]
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27Aug, 2019

A Quick Primer on the Root Canal Treatment

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Root canals often get a bad reputation in the media, often synonymous with pain, however root canals are actually a treatment meant to relieve pain from an infected tooth. Root canals are designed to make your mouth feel more normal again and protect your smile. Below, Audubon Dental Center goes over what a patient can expect during a root canal treatment — it’s never as bad as patients think! Millions of teeth are treated and saved via the root canal procedure. A root canal can usually be done in one […]
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20Aug, 2019

7 Crucial Rules for Denture Care

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When it comes to dentures, it’s important to follow best practices in order to ensure that they last for the long haul. Below are 7 rules you should follow for proper denture care. 1.) Soak Dentures at Night It’s a good idea to soak dentures for 6-8 hours each day, which, turns out, is most easily done when you’re sleeping. Soaking your dentures in either warm water or a half-vinegar/half-water solution or special denture cleanser will help remove plaque, tartar, and stains. 2.) Practice Safe Handling Dentures can break easily, […]
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12Aug, 2019

How to Keep Healthy Teeth and Gums

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We live in an age where there is a lot of information and a lot of misinformation out there. To tell the truth, no matter what you hear or who you hear it from, the ingredients of having healthy teeth and gums have largely remained the same. If you’d like to learn some of the tried-and-true methods that have been keeping people’s teeth and mouths happy and healthy for generations, keep reading. Audubon Dental Center is happy to provide our patients with tools and resources to keep their smiles sparkling […]
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5Aug, 2019

The Basics of Good Oral Hygiene

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Sometimes, when we hit a rut in any one of our routines, it’s important to get “back to basics,” so to speak. The same is true when it comes to our oral health routines. Maybe we have all these options for over-the-counter or cosmetic solutions, when, in reality, the strongest line of defense against tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease is a strong oral health foundation. Below are best practices for keeping a healthy smile. Never Go to Bed Without Brushing It’s important in life to have principles, and the […]
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29Jul, 2019

Risks of Not Brushing Your Teeth at Night

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Some of us (well, come to think of it, many of us) live lives that are constantly on the go. With jam-packed schedules where it seems like we literally have to account for every single hour we have, it might seem okay to skip on brushing at night. However, there are many risks that come along with skipping a night brushing and flossing session, which Audubon Dental Center discusses below. You Risk Plaque Build-Up Every time you fail to brush at night your teeth are being attacked, covered in a […]
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