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These Sticky Treats Could Cause Your Crown to Come Loose!

You know that you should eat nutritious foods that support your general health and avoid foods that compromise your oral health, like candy. But every once in a while, your sweet tooth rears its ugly head, and you find yourself reaching for that candy bar.Chewy Treats to AvoidThere is no reason why you can’t treat yourself to a sweet occasionally as long as you remember to brush afterward. But some chewy candies will loosen or damage a dental crown or bridge and send you heading to the dentist for an emergency visit.These are the treats you want to avoid like the plague, and you probably already have a good idea ...

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5 Ways We Help Our Patients Feel Comfortable in Our Office

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Dental anxiety is a more common problem than you might think. Millions of people avoid scheduled dental visits each year, which results in neglect and poor oral health.But not everyone who avoids dental visits is anxious; some people don’t like the smells or sounds of a dental office while still others dread injections. If we want you to be proactive with your dental care, we must find ways to remove these barriers and make each of your visits comfortable and stress-free.At Atlantis Dental Care, we have many ways to ensure that you can relax and get the critical care you need.Supportive professionals – Anyone involved in dentistry knows that anxiety ...

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Improve Your Nutrition for Your Best Oral Health

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Your dentist or hygienist may have explained the importance of proper nutrition to support good oral health. You know that one thing you must avoid is sugar, but that’s only part of the picture.Every day we learn more about the effect that oral health has on the body, it’s clear that there’s a lot more involved with a healthy diet than avoiding sugar. It’s also critical to understand all the pieces that make up a picture of “good nutrition” so you can make appropriate choices.Beware of Hidden SugarsBacteria that lead to decay prefer sucrose, which is found in table sugar, honey, and corn syrup. But fructose, lactose, and glucose all ...

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3 Reasons We Might Recommend a Crown

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Dental crowns, also called “caps,” are one of the most versatile restorations available. Crowns have been successfully used for decades to protect damaged or decayed teeth. Today, with the availability of esthetic materials like porcelain, crowns can also be used for cosmetic purposes, such as changing the shape of a tooth.Your dentist may recommend a crown for any one of a number of reasons, but here are the 3 most common uses for dental crowns:Protect a damaged tooth – Sometimes, a tooth is so damaged that a simple filling isn’t enough to do the job. In this case, your dentist would recommend a crown provide protection and restore your ...

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3 Ways Dental Bridges Can Improve Your Life

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Tooth loss for any reason can be a devastating event. Whether you have suffered a sports-related injury or your tooth loss is due to poor oral health, replacing the lost tooth as quickly as possible is essential.What Dental Bridges DoDental bridges are a time-tested method for tooth replacement and work well for many people. A bridge is designed to fill the space left by a missing tooth so you can eat, speak, and smile confidently again. It takes only two or three visits to complete the entire process, and the result is a healthier, more attractive smile.How a Bridge Can Improve Your LifeAside from restoring your oral health, there ...

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5 Oral Surgery Procedures We Offer

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If you cringe at the thought of oral surgery, we understand! It can feel overwhelming, but in the hands of a skilled dentist and compassionate team, oral surgery does not need to be stressful or complicated.5 Types of Oral Surgery We OfferWhen you do need oral surgery in Boise, ID, it’s important to find a dentist who is comfortable performing a variety of procedures. At Atlantis Dental Care, we provide the following types of oral surgery:Simple Extractions: As the name implies, we perform this procedure when a routine extraction is needed because a tooth is severely diseased or needs to be removed in preparation for dentures.Surgical Extraction: A surgical extraction ...

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Implants With Your Dentures

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What Are the Top Problems for Denture Wearers?1. “My Lower Denture Moves Around.”This is the simplest to address with dental implants. Even as few as two implants under your lower denture can keep it from moving around or accidentally coming out while speaking or chewing. Placing two attachments inside your denture that the top of the implant “clicks” into allows good retention. An added bonus is a reduction of deterioration of the jawbone over the years.2. “My Dentures are Sore when I eat or chew.”Denture wearers frequently complain about sore spots when they chew, or they can’t eat the foods they want with comfort. By adding 4-6 implants under each ...

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