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Cooper Owens, DDS Blog

Will a Chipped Tooth Heal By Itself?

July 11, 2022

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woman thinking about a chipped tooth in Geneva

While not always an emergency, you’ll still want to seek dental treatment if you’ve experienced a chipped tooth. Leaving it untreated can allow it to become more vulnerable to further damage as well as decay and infection. However, you might be wondering if you can let this condition heal on its own, which can make you hesitate to visit your dentist. Read on to learn what happens with a chipped tooth and several methods to treat it and restore your smile!

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Foods That Can Chip Teeth

June 3, 2022

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assorted hard candies that can chip teeth

When eating, many people don’t take the time to consider the way they’re chewing their food. Afterall, eating is about enjoying a tasty meal. Unfortunately, this can sometimes result in damage to one’s pearly whites, especially where certain foods are concerned. So you can avoid dental damage, read on to learn about some foods that ship teeth, why having a chipped tooth is so dangerous, and what can be done to fix it.

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3 Steps to Managing a Lost Dental Crown

May 17, 2022

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Woman with a toothacheDental crowns are made of durable material to serve as a long-term solution. However, they don’t last forever. It isn’t unusual for a restoration to lose its bond with a tooth over time. While a lost dental crown may seem alarming, don’t panic. Here are 3 steps to managing lost restoration. 

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How to Transition from Dentures to Dental Implants

April 13, 2022

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person smiling after transitioning to dental implants

Though dentures are a great way to fill in one’s smile, they are notorious for slipping and can make it difficult to speak and eat effectively. For this reason, many patients prefer dental implants. These sturdy, biocompatible, titanium posts can last a lifetime with proper care and are the tooth replacement option of choice by patients and dentists alike. If you’re thinking about making the transition from dentures to dental implants, read on to learn more about what you can expect as well as some helpful tips.

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Can You Get Dental Implants If You’re Diabetic?

March 11, 2022

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person with diabetes wondering if they can get dental implants

Dental implants are a popular tooth replacement option due to their durability, long lifespan, success rate as high as 98%, and lifelike results. They are the only option that also replaces the roots of the tooth and require good oral health before you move forward with treatment. There are also certain medical conditions that may affect your success with implants, including diabetes. If you want to get implants and have diabetes, read on to learn how these two things are connected.

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5 Tips for Choosing a Cosmetic Dentist

February 18, 2022

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person smiling after being treated by cosmetic dentist

From chips to alignment problems to discoloration, there is a wide range of aesthetic smile issues that can be corrected using cosmetic dentistry. Though the thought of finally correcting problems that you’ve wanted to fix for years may be exciting, it’s important to make sure you take the time to pick the right person for the job. So that you can make the right decision for your smile, read on for five tips that will help you pick a good cosmetic dentist.

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Here’s How to Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month!

February 1, 2022

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Face it: the most important smile in your life isn’t your own, it’s your child’s! February is a month designated to raising awareness of the significance of kid’s dental health. With a bit of knowhow, you can keep your little one smiling with health and happiness during this month and year-round. Read on to learn about some of the top dental products to use as a part of your child’s oral hygiene routine!

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5 Reasons You Need Dental Checkups with Dentures

December 17, 2021

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Hand holding upper dentureIf you’ve lost all your teeth, dentures are a convenient, effective method to rebuild a beautiful, functional smile. You might believe your new set of teeth gets you off the hook for routine dental appointments, but you still need to see your dentist. Although you can’t get cavities, dental checkups with dentures are crucial. Here are 5 reasons you’ll want to visit your dentist to protect your health and investment.

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What NOT to Do After Dental Implant Surgery

November 30, 2021

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Dentist explaining dental implant surgeryIf you’ve lost a tooth or two over the years, a dental implant can restore your beautiful smile. It is unlike any other dental prosthetic because it recreates the entire tooth, including the root. As a result, you’ll require oral surgery to place a post in your jawbone to support the restoration. Your new smile can last for a lifetime with the proper care to enjoy a long-term investment. You don’t want anything to compromise the success of your procedure. Here are 5 things you do NOT want to do after your dental implant surgery.

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5 Reasons to Be Thankful for Dental Implants

October 18, 2021

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Family enjoying Thanksgiving dinnerAfter not being able to gather with friends and family last year from the COVID crisis, the upcoming holidays are a reason to be excited. While you count your blessings, you have a few more than usual to add to your gratitude list because you’ve replaced your missing teeth. Here are 5 reasons to be thankful for dental implants as you celebrate the holidays with your loved ones.

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