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Zahner Dental Blog

April 25, 2023

The Steps You Need to Take if You Lose Your Veneer

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_zahner @ 6:34 pm
3-D rendering of a veneer being applied

Veneers can completely change the way that you look to others and feel about yourself, so if you accidentally lose a veneer, it’s understandable to panic. Not only does it change how your look, but your teeth probably feel pretty sensitive as well.

Under those circumstances, you may not necessarily know how to deal with the veneer that you’ve lost. Thankfully, there’s no reason to lose your cool. Here’s what you can do about that.


January 10, 2023

Are Toothpicks Safe for Your Teeth?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_zahner @ 6:57 pm

Toothpicks in glass containerIf you’re like many Americans, you probably have toothpicks in your home. They are handy to have around the house to pick food from your teeth. Charles Foster, an American businessman, began the mass production of toothpicks in the nineteenth century after a trip to Brazil. During his visit, he noticed Brazilians had amazing smiles, which they credited to using toothpicks. Although they are effective at dislodging food particles, are toothpicks good for your teeth? They aren’t as safe as you might believe. They can place you at risk of a dental emergency. You can skip the risks and keep your teeth clean using a few dentist-approved alternatives.


November 4, 2022

Cranberries and Your Oral Health

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_zahner @ 12:00 am
bowl full of cranberries

There are so many traditional foods that are enjoyed during the holiday season. Turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing are common indulgences. And don’t forget cranberries! This delicious, small fruit is used in various recipes during the fall and winter festivities. While you indulge in different cranberry treats, you can delight in the fact that they are great for your oral health! Read on to learn all about how they benefit your smile.


September 10, 2022

Will a Toothache Go Away On Its Own?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_zahner @ 1:38 am

Digital model of a toothacheNothing can interrupt your day quicker than a toothache. Although you might think of occasional tooth pain as a normal occurrence, it’s never a good sign. It’s probably caused by an untreated dental problem, like a cavity, fracture, or infection. You won’t want to wait for your toothache to go away. Even if your pain subsides on its own, that’s not always good news. It can mean that it’s too late to save your tooth. Here’s why you should call your emergency dentist right away. 


July 19, 2022

7 Things to Do If You Have Lost a Filling

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — dr_zahner @ 8:00 pm

Woman with a toothacheAlthough cavities are preventable, 92% of adults have had at least one in a permanent tooth. If you have a history of tooth decay, you probably needed a filling. Whether amalgam or composite, a filling is designed to provide a long-term solution, but it won’t last forever. If you have a lost dental filling, don’t panic! You’re going to need to see an emergency dentist, even if you aren’t having any pain. While you wait for your appointment, here’s what you can do to make the stressful situation easier. 


May 28, 2022

How Dentures Can Negatively Affect Nutrition

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_zahner @ 3:36 pm
dentures soaking in a cup of water

If you have lost multiple teeth and are considering replacing them with a full or partial denture, you may want to think about a more stable alternative. While regular dentures give you back the appearance of having a full set of teeth, they can also affect your nutrition — and not for the better. That’s because dentures rest on top of the gums and may not provide the sturdy foundation to support a healthy diet. So, while it may be easier to chew, you may notice more long-term negative effects. Keep reading to learn more, along with a suggestion for what to do instead.


March 4, 2022

3 Ways to Practice Talking With Dentures

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_zahner @ 9:35 pm
man smiling with dentures in Ellington

Dentures are a very popular way to replace missing teeth. With these restorations, you can enjoy your full restored smile again! However, one of the challenges they bring is learning how to speak with them. Though this process may be difficult, there are ways you can master this skill in time. Read on to learn three steps that’ll help when talking with dentures and what you can expect.


January 3, 2022

Ways to Get to Sleep When You Have a Toothache

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_zahner @ 9:40 pm
man with toothache at night in Ellington

You’re looking to get a good night’s rest, but something keeps you from sleeping. You have a toothache, and it just won’t go away. What do you do to relieve the discomfort? If your toothache is bad enough that it’s keeping you from getting to sleep, you should visit your dentist as soon as possible. Until then, your dentist suggests a few ways you can relieve your toothache at night in Ellington so that you can sleep in peace. Read on to find out!


November 4, 2021

What Are Important Questions for My Dentist About Dental Implants?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_zahner @ 6:50 pm
mature man writing on a notepad

Researching a topic is a great way to learn about it. Talking to an expert on the matter is even better. How about doing both – especially when it’s about something as important and beneficial as dental implants?

Dental implants are the best option for tooth replacement, hands down. If you want to learn more, schedule a dental implant consultation in Ellington. In the meantime, read on to learn some questions for your implant dentist that could yield plenty of valuable information.


September 4, 2021

Enamel Erosion is Gradual, So Don’t Let It Sneak Up on You

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_zahner @ 6:05 pm
woman drinking cola

As strong as Superman is, he’s still vulnerable when Kryptonite is near. Wonder Woman is one tough cookie, but her weapons can be used against her. Tooth enamel is the strongest substance in the human body, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t vulnerable.

Your teeth are constantly facing substances capable of destroying them, such as the sugar and acids found in the food you eat. You may not notice enamel wear occurring in your mouth because it can happen so slowly, but realizing your teeth are vulnerable to decay can be the first step to spur you to do something about it.

Read on to learn more about enamel loss, what happens if you do not try to prevent it, and how you can preserve the enamel you have.

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