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What Can’t You Eat with Dentures?

April 18, 2024

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Older couple enjoying a meal outdoorsIf you’re ready to replace your lost teeth with dentures, you’ll be enjoying your favorite foods again shortly. New advancements in materials and technologies allow dentures to look and feel more realistic than ever before. You can eat just about anything you want; however, there are a few things you should know about eating with dentures.

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Enter Our March Madness Challenge to Win Take-Home Whitening

March 6, 2024

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woman holding up her hands around her teeth

At Magnolia Shores Family Dental, we are proud to be part of the Summerfield community, and we appreciate our loyal patients. We also believe in giving back whenever we can to make this area an even happier place to live. This March, we’ve decided to join the March Madness competition, host a bracket group challenge that benefits a local charity, and give away take-home whitening treatment to the winner (and loser).

Think you can pick the best (or worst) college basketball bracket? Continue reading to learn more about our March Madness charity efforts and how your participation can help you and the community smile.

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Why Is Everyone Getting Cosmetic Dentistry?

February 13, 2024

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Lady shows off pretty smile

If you’ve been watching movies that have come out recently, you may have at some point wondered why so many of your favorite actors seem to have flawless smiles. The reason is cosmetic dentistry, and while some of these treatments were invented for costumes on Hollywood sets, the past few decades have seen them become more accessible to the general population. Here are a few common cosmetic dental treatments and why they are so popular these days.

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Can Dental Implants Help Patients Live Longer?

January 12, 2024

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Lady smiles

The dental community holds dental implants to be the best form of tooth replacement available, and it’s not just because they look and work just like real teeth. Recent studies have suggested that extensive tooth loss can reduce a patient’s life expectancy by limiting their ability to eat a wide variety of nutritious foods and negatively affecting their self-image. Here are some of the ways dental implants may be able to increase your life expectancy.

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No Bones About It: Getting Dentures after Prolonged Tooth Loss

December 15, 2023

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An older man smiling with his dentures

Have you been wondering if you can get dentures after waiting for months or years? It’s a common concern for patients who may not have been ready for dentures before but want them now. Many patients worry that the natural process of jawbone shrinkage has left them without the option of prosthetic treatment.

If you find yourself in this position, continue reading. There may yet be hope for you if you’re ready to get your own set of dentures.

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Oral Hygiene of the Pilgrims and Native Americans

November 8, 2023

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Ship on the water

When we think of the Pilgrims and Native Americans, we often imagine their historical encounters, lifestyles, and traditions. But have you ever wondered about their oral hygiene practices? Let’s delve into the fascinating world of dental care in early America, where natural remedies and simplistic methods reigned supreme.

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This Halloween, Put Your Fears of Having Sleep Apnea Treated to Rest

October 30, 2023

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Man with sleep apnea waking up in middle of night

Being scared is all part of Halloween, but some fears simply aren’t fun – especially if they’re actively discouraging you from seeking the treatment you need. Some people with sleep apnea are worried about the steps that they may need to take to keep the disorder under control, but you shouldn’t let such concerns stop you from getting a good night’s sleep. Below is a look at the consequences of sleep apnea and the importance of having it treated promptly.

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Can a Healthy Diet Make Dental Implants Last Longer?

September 7, 2023

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Parts of a dental implant for a lower toothIf you’re ready to replace your lost teeth with dental implants, you’re making a great decision. A dental implant is the only treatment to recreate both the root and the crown, providing unmatched benefits not possible using any other method. Your new tooth will look and feel natural, so you don’t have to avoid certain foods anymore. However, your diet can affect the lifespan of your new smile. Find out how a healthy diet can make your dental implant last for decades.

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Causes of Bad Breath & What to Do About It

August 9, 2023

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image of foods that can cause bad breath

August 6th marks National Fresh Breath Day! It’s the perfect occasion to appreciate the joys of having fresh breath and to reinforce the practices that maintain it. Understanding the potential culprits behind bad breath can be quite helpful in this endeavor. Continue reading to explore some factors that can contribute to bad breath and discover proactive measures to prevent it from occurring in the first place.

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Are Toothpicks Bad for Your Teeth? It May Be Time to Rethink After-Meal Hygiene

July 8, 2023

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They’re complimentary at almost every sit-down restaurant you’ve ever seen. They seem cool and classy and they have a name that literally says, “Pick your teeth with me!” They’re called toothpicks, but are they suitable for the job for which they take their name? Research in emergency dentistry says they can cause much oral havoc.

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