Grant E. & Mark A. Smith, DDS Blog

5 Easy Ways to Make Your Veneers Last

May 23, 2024

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Woman smiling while brushing her teeth

Veneers are widely loved for a number of reasons, including that they are incredibly versatile, they are custom-made for each patient, and they are long-lasting. Elaborating on the last point, the results of this cosmetic dental treatment can actually last for a decade or more with the right best practices in place. With this in mind, keep reading to learn how to make your veneers last!


Realizing Your Smile’s Potential with Cosmetic Dentistry

March 15, 2024

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Patient smiling after their cosmetic dentistry treatment

Your smile is one of your most valuable assets, but there are many ways it can become damaged over time. From chips, gaps, and cracks to missing teeth—your teeth can go through a lot over a lifetime. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry offers a wide range of solutions to help restore your grin and your confidence! If you’re curious what treatments dentists offer to take your pearly whites from drab to fab, continue reading.


How to Avoid Dental Implant Failure

January 10, 2024

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dentist holding model of dental implant

The emergence of dental implants has revolutionized the approach to treating tooth loss. Unlike conventional options like dentures or dental bridges, which necessitate periodic replacement, dental implants can last for 30 years or more. Despite their remarkable success rate exceeding 95%, there exists a slight risk of implant failure. However, you can take several steps to preserve the longevity and stability of your new smile. Continue reading to discover some of the most effective methods to ensure that your dental implants remain secure for years to come.


Dental Implants: Stronger Than Natural Teeth?

November 16, 2023

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A dentist using a model to explain dental implant treatment

In reality, tooth enamel is the hardest material in the human body. That means your natural teeth are very sturdy and durable! Still, this fact doesn’t mean dental prosthetics are weak. The truth is that dental implants are stronger than natural teeth. Even better, they don’t weaken or decay over time. Your Sherman dentist will explain more if you’d like. To that end, here’s why implants are stronger than the very teeth they replace.


How Many Hours a Day Can You Wear Dentures? 

September 7, 2023

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older person with dentures smiling

Dentures have a long history, dating back to ancient civilizations, and continue to be a favored solution for tooth loss. These dental prosthetics not only restore function and aesthetics but also provide individuals with the confidence to smile, speak, and eat comfortably. If you’re new to dentures, you might wonder about the recommended duration for wearing them to prevent potential issues. In this discussion, we’ll delve into the concept of denture wear time, shedding light on why wearing dentures continuously day and night may not be the most advisable approach.


Can You Brush Dentures While They’re in Your Mouth?

July 14, 2023

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patient cleaning dentures with a toothbrush

Balancing work, quality time with loved ones, and denture care can be demanding. While cleaning dentures while wearing them might appear convenient, it’s not always the most efficient approach. Explore the suggested method to maintain your dentures for enhanced oral health. Keep reading to uncover the advantages of proper denture care and its positive impact on your overall well-being.


Is a Broken Denture Considered a Dental Emergency?

May 2, 2023

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a broken denture

Missing teeth can affect many areas of your life. It negatively impacts your self-confidence, as well as the functionality of your smile, including chewing and speaking. Once you complete your pearly whites with dentures, you begin to rely on them as if they are your natural teeth. So, when your denture unexpectedly breaks, it can be alarming! However, is it a dental emergency? Read on to learn the answer and what to do if your denture is broken.


How to Find an Emergency Dentist When You Need One Immediately

March 2, 2023

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dentists moving rapidly around a patient

When your tooth is in pain, the last thing you want to do is to have to scramble to find a dentist. However, there isn’t a better way to relieve that discomfort than to talk to a professional, which means that patients who don’t already have an emergency dentist in mind usually wind up frantically searching for someone to help them.

If you’re in that position, or if you just want to be prepared for the future, here’s how you can find a dentist in an emergency.


5 Foods and Beverages to Stay Away From After Having Your Teeth Whitened

January 14, 2023

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Cup of coffee on plate surrounded by beans

Once you’ve completed a professional whitening treatment, you’ll be able to see the difference that a brighter smile can make for your appearance and your confidence. Naturally, the last thing you’ll want is to undo the dazzling results by eating or drinking the wrong thing. Unfortunately, there are quite a few seemingly innocent meals and drinks that can end up staining your grin. If you want to protect your newly whitened teeth, stay away from these 5 foods and beverages as much as possible.