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Christine D. Laster, DDS Blog

Are Dental Implants Right for You?

February 18, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — cdldentistry @ 6:28 pm
dental implant diagram

Maybe you’re tired of having a gap or two in your smile after having to get teeth pulled due to decay or injury. Or perhaps you’ve had dentures for a while now, but have gotten sick of them always slipping and sliding around when you’re just trying to live your life. Whatever the case may be, dental implants can help. These biocompatible titanium posts perfectly mimic the roots of your lost teeth. They are then topped with a prosthetic tooth or teeth so lifelike that no one but your implant dentist will be able to tell they’re not your natural pearly whites! In today’s post, we go into a little more detail on how exactly implants can help you, no matter how big the gap in your grin.

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Discover Which Foods Can Positively Impact Your Gum Health

February 6, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — cdldentistry @ 2:44 pm
a young man pointing to his teeth and gums with only the lower half of his face showing

It should come as no surprise that the foods you eat can either positively or negatively impact your oral and overall health. Enjoy eating lots of candy and potato chips? Get ready for your waistband to expand and your teeth to become decayed. Prefer to snack on fruits and vegetables? Watch as your body reaps the reward of healthy vitamins and minerals and your gums maintain their beautiful pink color. It can be easy to deviate from what we know is good for us and instead, choose options that simply satisfy our cravings. Unfortunately, this can backfire when it comes to gum disease, which is why your dentist is happy to provide food recommendations that will keep both your mouth and body on track.

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Can Activated Charcoal Really Whiten Your Smile?

January 28, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — cdldentistry @ 12:37 am
Activated charcoal on white toothbrush

If you’ve recently typed “how to whiten my teeth” into your favorite internet search bar, you may have discovered some strange results. For instance, pictures of people smiling while smearing a dark colored substance all over their teeth. Lately, using activated charcoal as a teeth whitening treatment has become very popular on social media. But does using this black mineral to brighten your smile really work?

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How Are Dental Implants Different Than Other Restorations?

January 18, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — cdldentistry @ 4:33 pm
Dental implant set in jaw

Do you have trouble speaking clearly, eating comfortably, or smiling confidently because of one or more missing teeth?  Even if you aren’t experiencing these symptoms yet, it’s important to fill that gap in your smile before your teeth begin to shift, your bite becomes misaligned, and your jawbone deteriorates. While there are a variety of tooth replacement options available today, one clearly stands above the rest: dental implants. Read on as your local implant dentist explains the key differences that set this restoration apart from other tooth replacement options like bridges and dentures.

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6 Reasons Why Regular Dental Appointments Save You Money in the Long Run

December 20, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — cdldentistry @ 8:07 pm
man at a dental cleaning

Did you know that only 3 out of 10 Americans visit their dentist regularly? Whether it’s due to financial concerns, anxiety, or just plain laziness, not seeing your dentist every six months can have dire consequences. You might think it’s cheaper now to just avoid dental checkups and cleanings, but putting off these visits can actually cost you a lot of money down the road. Let’s look at a few reasons how.

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