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Zahner Dental Blog

May 6, 2024

4 Ways Cosmetic Dentistry Can Make You Look Younger

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_zahner @ 4:16 am

Smiling well-dressed manYou expect to see a few wrinkles and some white hair as you age. However, your teeth can change too. Stains, missing teeth, and other issues can add years to your appearance. Whether your teeth are showing signs of aging, or you’re ready to invest in the smile of your dream, here are 4 ways cosmetic dentistry can take years off your looks.


January 19, 2024

Ultimate Tooth Replacements: Why Dental Implants are Worth the Cost

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_zahner @ 7:10 am
An older man admiring his new dental implants in a mirror

If you’ve heard of dental implants, you likely know they’re effective. Many people call them the “ultimate tooth replacements.” That said, you may wonder if these posts are a wise purchase. Wouldn’t dentures or dental bridges work better if you’re on a tight budget? In reality, though, dental implants are worth the cost. Your Ellington dentist can even explain why. So, here’s a primer on implants, their priceless perks, and how they save you money.


December 5, 2023

3 Ways Holiday Stress Can Ruin Your Oral Health

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_zahner @ 11:29 pm

Despite the joyous occasions such as family gatherings, gift exchanges, and celebrations that define the holiday season, the organizational challenges behind orchestrating these events can lead to significant stress for many individuals. From the pressure to find the perfect gifts to the concerns about preparing a timely feast, and the stress of wrapping up the work year, the holiday season can become overwhelming. While it’s commonly understood that this type of stress can impact overall health, what may not be as widely recognized is its potential to affect dental health. Here’s how stress can take a toll on your teeth and explore preventive measures.


November 3, 2023

Take Care of Your Teeth This Thanksgiving with These 3 Must-Know Tips!

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_zahner @ 8:40 pm
a family enjoying a holiday meal

Thanksgiving is finally here, which means that if you’re a fan of family time, good food, and a day of lounging around and watching football, you’re probably feeling pretty ecstatic! But amidst all your holiday fun, the last thing you should want to happen is for you to develop a cavity—or worse—because of your diet. Keep reading below for some dentist-approved tips that will help you protect your teeth and gums this Thanksgiving, no matter what foods you find on your dinner table!


October 3, 2023

Does Water Quality Impact Your Oral Health?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_zahner @ 11:28 pm

Close up of a woman sipping a glass of waterH2O is essential for keeping your body hydrated. Healthcare professionals recommend drinking at least eight 8-oz glasses of water daily to prevent dehydration. Not only can you feel sluggish if you’re not drinking enough water, but it can also affect your dental health. While water supports a healthy smile, it can also harm your teeth and gums if you aren’t careful. Here’s what you need to know to stay hydrated while protecting your pearly whites. 


July 13, 2023

Will My Diet Have to Change with Porcelain Veneers?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_zahner @ 10:25 pm
Woman with questioning expression

Porcelain veneers can provide a solution to flaws in your teeth like stains, chips, and cracks while lasting for up to two decades. They fit perfectly in your smile because they mimic the color, luster, and shape of natural teeth. If you’re interested in using them to have a shiny new smile, you might ask how your habits would have to change to get the most time out of your investment. Here are some tips on how you can manage your diet to maximize the lifetime of your veneers.


May 11, 2023

A Brief History of Veneers, From Silent Film to Today

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_zahner @ 4:49 am
still from a silent movie

Any dentist will tell you that their work can make an enormous impact on the lives of their patients, but that communicating that to patients who haven’t experienced it can sometimes be difficult. When it comes to veneers, however, the results speak for themselves.

Veneers have been improving how people look and feel for nearly a century, but they haven’t always been the same as they are today. If you want to learn more about how they’ve changed, here’s a brief history of this cosmetic dental treatment.


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.

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