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Making It Through Security: Will Dental Implants Set off Metal Detectors?

February 12, 2024

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a model of an implant bridge

Are you preparing to travel across the country by airplane? If so, you may be dreading the screening that is required as part of the security checkpoint. You don’t want to hold up the line or experience the embarrassment that can often come with getting pulled to the side for a “pat down.” Will your dental implants set off the metal detectors or will you remain undetected by the guards? Keep reading to find out why you likely have nothing to worry about when it comes to your new teeth.


Should I Brush Before or After Breakfast?

January 12, 2024

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Woman thinks something over

Everyone should brush their teeth at least twice a day, once in the morning and once before going to bed. While many people enjoy starting their day with fresh breath after a thorough brushing, there is much debate over whether one should brush before or after eating breakfast. Here’s why brushing before breakfast is better for your oral health and why you should wait at least thirty minutes after eating before brushing.


The Soothing Solution: How to Alleviate Denture Sores

December 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — moseslakedentist @ 7:57 pm
An older man holding his cheek due to denture sores

Dentures are a valuable treatment for patients with missing teeth who want to restore function and beauty to their smiles. However, new denture wearers may experience some discomfort, especially in the initial adjustment period. A common issue many face is the development of denture sores, which can cause pain and irritation.

If you’re dealing with denture sores, don’t fret! Here are some strategies for reducing discomfort and promoting healing. Keep reading to learn how!


Holding the Align: A Guide to Post-Invisalign Retainer Use

November 10, 2023

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A woman smiling as she looks at her straightened teeth after Invisalign treatment

Congratulations on completing your Invisalign treatment! As you celebrate your newly aligned smile, be thinking about the next step—keeping those hard-earned results. Using a retainer will be an important part of your oral health routine going forward. But what is it used for, and how long will you have to use it?

Continue reading to learn more about retainers and how they help sustain your Invisalign results.


Should I Opt for a Dental Bridge or a Partial Denture?

October 6, 2023

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an assortment of partial dentures and bridges

Your teeth are an important asset and component of your identity; without them, you wouldn’t be able to smile and chat with people in order to form meaningful connections! But if your smile is incomplete and you have several missing teeth in a row, you might be feeling a little frustrated, perhaps even embarrassed, about your situation. That said, you should want a solution that’s certain to restore your smile’s beauty and functionality—and two such options are dental bridges and partial dentures. Here’s a closer look at some of their key differences so you’ll have an idea of which might be better suited for your needs!


3 Ways You Can Prepare For Dental Implant Surgery

September 18, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — moseslakedentist @ 3:09 pm
Blurry background of someone in the dentist's chair while the dentist holds an implant rod with forceps in the foreground

Dental implants are one of the most popular choices for replacing missing teeth because they look and function so much like your natural ones. They do involve a surgical procedure though, which can make some patients nervous. If you’re feeling anxious, taking proactive steps to be sure you’re prepared might put your mind at ease. Keep reading to learn about 3 things you can do to help ensure that your dental implants will be a success!


3 Serious Dangers of Mail-Order Clear Aligners

August 31, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — moseslakedentist @ 2:19 pm
Closeup of person holding clear aligner against white background

In commercials and on social media, mail-order clear aligner companies focus on their lower upfront price in order to draw prospective patients in. In fact, you may have even come across some of their advertisements and contemplated using their products! However, the age-old saying “cheaper isn’t always better” absolutely applies here, especially since they cut corners to cut costs. So, before you sign on the dotted line, keep reading to learn three serious dangers of using mail-order clear aligners.


What Not to Do When Storing Your Toothbrush

July 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — moseslakedentist @ 9:12 pm
Toothbrush receives toothpaste

Since you should be brushing at least twice a day, your toothbrush is an important component next to floss and mouthwash when it comes to your oral hygiene regimen. It therefore makes sense that you should store it in a sanitary manner. Ask yourself if the following narrative aligns with your brushing habits: You walk into the bathroom, open the cabinet door, take your toothbrush out, brush your teeth, and immediately lay it flat on the shelf again before closing the cabinet door.

If this sounds like you, you are basically storing your brush in a dark, wet, and protected bacterial breeding ground. Read on to learn how to store your toothbrush the right way and why it’s important.


4 Tips for Wearing Braces in the Workplace

June 4, 2023

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Getting braces as an adult can be a big change, but taking steps towards the straighter teeth you want is something to be proud of. Finally, you can have the smile of your dreams! It’s perfectly natural to be apprehensive about the discomfort that comes with newly attached brackets and wires. To help ease your transition, here are four tips for wearing braces to work.


What’s the Recovery Process for Full Mouth Reconstruction?

May 18, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — moseslakedentist @ 3:45 pm
A dentist explaining full mouth reconstruction to a patient

If your smile is doing poorly, you may plan to get a full mouth reconstruction. This option combines several restorative services into one procedure. Still, you may wonder how its recovery process works. Such details, after all, help you know what to expect after treatment. Luckily enough, your Moses Lake dentist is here to give you a rundown. Read on, then, to learn what recovering from full mouth reconstruction looks like based on its potential services.

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