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Zahner Dental Blog

September 4, 2021

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

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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.


August 23, 2021

Help! My Child Knocked Out a Tooth

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Young boy with hands on faceNothing is more precious than your child’s developing smile. You do everything you can to ensure their teeth and gums stay healthy. Although you encourage the right oral hygiene habits at home, provide a healthy diet, and take them to their dentist twice a year, you can’t always safeguard their smile from every potential complication, like a dental emergency. A fall from a bike or tripping over a curb can result in a knocked-out tooth. Whether it’s a baby or a primary tooth, you need to act fast. Their smile depends on quick care from an emergency dentist. Don’t panic, here’s what you need to do if your child knocked out a tooth.


July 15, 2021

Do You Have a Toothache? Here’s How to Get Some Sleep

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_zahner @ 2:52 pm

After finishing your nighttime routine, you shut off the lights and snuggle in bed, ready to drift off into dreamland. Then, it hits you – a sharp, painful, and persistent toothache. You quickly realize that unless you do something about it, there’s no way you’re falling asleep now. While you may not be able to get rid of it completely, here are some tips for managing the pain to help you catch some z’s. (more…)

June 9, 2021

4 Tips for Relieving Invisalign Discomfort

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Over the last couple of decades, Invisalign has made it easier than ever to straighten your teeth. The removable clear aligners let you eat and drink whatever you want during treatment without compromising your appearance. Although Invisalign is generally more comfortable than traditional braces, many patients experience soreness or sensitivity as they wear the aligners. Keep reading to learn why this occurs and some tips for relieving Invisalign discomfort.


May 11, 2021

4 Tips for Traveling with Invisalign

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Woman traveling with InvisalignIf you’ve started your journey to a straight smile with Invisalign, the clear aligners provide the discreet and convenient solution you need for your busy life. It’s easy to maintain your treatment plan and care for your aligners while you’re at home, but what about when you’re traveling? Whether for personal or professional purposes, don’t let a trip away from home delay your treatment. Here are 4 tips to make traveling with Invisalign easier, so nothing stands in your way of achieving a beautiful smile.

April 28, 2021

What to Do If You Lose a Dental Crown

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Tooth wearing crownDental crowns are made to keep your damaged or compromised teeth from becoming harmed any further. While this restoration is very strong, it isn’t completely resistant to damage. It isn’t unheard of for dental crowns to fall out for a variety of different reasons. While this isn’t the most urgent dental emergency that you could encounter, it is still important that you see a dentist right away to address this issue. Continue reading to learn what you should do if you lose a dental crown.


March 19, 2021

3 Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Same-Day Dental Crowns

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Dental team talking to patient in treatment chairDecades prior, restoring a damaged tooth required multiple appointments, gross putty impressions, and temporary crowns. Thanks to advancements in technology, patients today can opt for same-day dental crowns, which use state-of-the-art CEREC® technology to design, mill, and place the restoration in a single visit. Although popular, few are familiar with all the ways this tooth-saving treatment can benefit their smile. With this in mind, keep reading to learn three facts about same-day dental crowns you may not know!


January 16, 2021

4 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Smile

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New Year’s resolutions for dental health.Believe it or not, 2021 is already here. As you create goals for the year ahead, make sure a healthy smile is at the top of your priority list. While you plan to exercise more often or pay off debt, don’t forget about your oral health. Here are 4 New Year’s resolutions to achieve a healthy smile.

December 3, 2020

How to Avoid Dental Emergencies Over the Holidays

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Woman brushing her teethThe holiday season is a busy time, but nearly everyone is eager for it to arrive. Whether you’re spending your time preparing gifts for your loved ones, listening to festive music, stringing lights around your home, or breaking out the old family cookbook, you have plenty to look forward too! However, no one wants to be spending their time off getting unexpected dental work. The good news is that a dentist in Ellington is here to help. Continue reading for some tips to keep your smile safe this holiday season.


November 23, 2020

Vitamins and Minerals That Help Prevent Gum Disease

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Your dentist may have explained to you that brushing your teeth benefits your gums too. Protecting and caring for your gums now can prevent oral conditions down the road that can increase your risk for more serious illnesses like diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. Your Ellington dentist has some helpful information about different vitamins and minerals that are also great for preventing gum disease. Read on to find out how to know if your gums are healthy and how to keep them that way.


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