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Zahner Dental Blog

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.

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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!

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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.

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September 4, 2021

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

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_zahner @ 6:05 pm
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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.

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August 23, 2021

Help! My Child Knocked Out a Tooth

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_zahner @ 3:49 am

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.

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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

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_zahner @ 2:48 pm

person holding an Invisalign aligner

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.

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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.
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April 28, 2021

What to Do If You Lose a Dental Crown

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_zahner @ 5:31 am

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.

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March 19, 2021

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

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_zahner @ 3:09 pm

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!

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