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Robert A. Whitmore, DDS

When Can I Go Back to Work After Dental Implant Surgery?

May 7, 2024

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Model of dental implant in dentist’s officeIf you’re ready to treat your missing teeth permanently, dental implants are the solution for you. A dental implant is unique because it replaces both the tooth root and the crown. You’ll enjoy results that look and feel natural using a method that has over a 95% success rate. However, you’re going to need to take a couple of days off from work. Here’s how soon you can head back to the office after your placement surgery.

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Can Probiotics Help Prevent Gum Disease?

February 13, 2024

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Lady shows gums

Gum disease is a distressingly common dental health problem. About half of all American adults deal with this oral affliction, which is especially disappointing because gum disease is almost always completely preventable. Researchers have found that, in addition to brushing, flossing, and using antibacterial mouthwash every day, taking daily probiotic supplements can reduce gum disease and improve a person’s oral health. Here’s what makes these helpful little microorganisms such a welcome addition to your oral health routine.

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Cosmetic Creations: 4 Ways Dental Bonding Can Enhance Your Smile

December 15, 2023

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Dentist hardening cosmetic dental bonding in a patient's mouth

If you’re frustrated by flaws in your teeth, you’re not alone. Studies have shown that people with dental problems are more likely to report feelings of unworthiness, self-doubt, and a lack of social engagement. Fortunately, your dentist can help with cosmetic dental bonding. This non-invasive procedure consists of placing a small amount of composite resin over your tooth and then molding it into the perfect shape. Several different oral issues can be resolved this way. Continue reading to learn about 4 of them!

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A Holiday Guide to White Teeth Over Wine

November 17, 2023

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Friends having wine together after one of them had a teeth whitening

As the holiday season approaches, festive gatherings often come with a clink of glasses filled with red wine. While the warmth of a good red can enhance the holiday spirit, it could also stain your teeth. If you plan on indulging this year, but worry about your teeth whitening treatment, fear not!

Continue reading to find some great tips to ensure your smile remains bright throughout the celebrations. 

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5 Tips to Celebrate Dental Hygiene Month

October 18, 2023

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a father and daughter brushing their teeth together

In 2009, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association dubbed October as Dental Hygiene Month in an effort to impress the importance of good oral hygiene habits onto the public. That’s why it’s the perfect time to reflect on what you’re doing to take care of your smile now and add a couple of new and improved practices into the mix. Read on to learn five ways you can boost your oral health this Dental Hygiene Month.

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4 Simple Questions to Ask Your Dentist

September 12, 2023

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Woman in flowered shirt in dental chair looking at an X-ray of her teeth with a dentist in blue gloves

You may think you already have an idea of what proper dental hygiene looks like. You know to brush and floss your teeth twice every day, after all. You’ve heard it’s the best preventative method to avoid potential problems. If you’re not seeing your dentist every 6 months for a checkup, though, you might miss early signs of tooth decay or gum disease. Keep reading to learn 4 questions to ask your dentist during your next visit!

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4 Smile-Friendly Foods That Benefit Your Oral Health

August 17, 2023

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A zoomed-in spread of various fresh vegetables and fruits of different colors

When you’re thinking about what keeps your smile healthy, oral hygiene and biannual dental checkups and cleanings probably come to mind. Although those are important pillars in preventive dentistry, being mindful of what you’re eating can also help. Most of us know cutting down on sugary and acidic treats can help lower the risk of cavities, but what other dietary changes can benefit your oral health? Here are 4 smile-friendly foods that you should add to your plate.

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4 Reasons to Get Your Smile Checked Out Before Summer Vacation!

June 9, 2023

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a woman with a beautiful smile enjoying her summer vacation

A tropical beach. An overseas city. A fun road trip. These are a few of the exciting vacations waiting for you this summer! As you prepare to get ready to go to your much-awaited destination, you can add a dental checkup to your list. This will not only benefit your oral health, but also your smile’s beauty! Read on to learn four reasons why you should get a dental checkup before your summer vacation.

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What’s the Lifespan of Dental Crowns?

March 9, 2023

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patient speaking with dentist about dental crown lifespan

A dental crown is a cap that is placed over a decayed or damaged tooth to restore its shape, protect it from further damage, and enhance its appearance. Although crowns can last a long time, their lifespan may vary depending on several factors. Read on to learn about the average lifespan of dental crowns as well as a few tips on how to prolong their life.

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5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Oral Health

December 2, 2022

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Smiling woman pointing to her teethAnother year has flown by, which means it’s time to start thinking about your New Year’s resolutions. You might plan to eat healthier or cut back on unnecessary expenses, but is a healthy smile also on your list? It’s never too late to recommit to your dental health. Here are 5 resolutions to add to your list for healthier teeth and gums in 2023.

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