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Zahner Dental Blog

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!


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.


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.

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