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Morgan-Hill Dental Care Blog

Ditching Dentures: How to Transition to Dental Implants

March 15, 2024

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Patient smiling with their new dental implants

Dentures are a great way to bridge the gap with tooth loss, but over time they can be a hassle. With the extra maintenance and accessories needed to take care of them, they can also be a wallet drain. If you’re ready to make a change, dental implants could be the best step forward! But how can you transition from one to the other? Continue reading to see the process so you can smoothly make the switch.


How Have Teeth Evolved?

February 18, 2024

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Woman looking at her teeth in a mirrorDid you know that teeth have changed quite a bit over the centuries? Thousands of years ago, our early ancestors relied on their teeth as tools, not just for eating. Archeologists have found evidence of ancient civilizations using their chompers to remove scales from fish and many other amazing discoveries. However, human diets have caused teeth to change over time. Here are just a few ways they have evolved.


I Just Got Invisalign; How Can I Wear My Aligners Comfortably?

January 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — morganhill @ 9:08 pm
Woman thinks something over

Many people wish to have straighter teeth but don’t want to deal with the dietary restrictions and the visible metal wires and brackets that come with braces. Luckily, Invisalign allows many patients to straighten their smiles with removable and virtually invisible clear aligners. While many patients report having an easier time with Invisalign than with braces, they may still experience some discomfort while getting used to wearing their clear aligners. Here’s how to stay comfortable while wearing Invisalign.


Does It Hurt to Get a Dental Crown?

December 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — morganhill @ 11:34 pm
Lady shows off teeth

Dentists use dental crowns to restore teeth after extensive damage or reinforce teeth that didn’t develop correctly. These high-quality restorations serve to transform a tooth into its proper size and shape and protect it from further damage or infection. In some cases, crowns are used to anchor dental bridges into place. If you’re scheduled to receive a dental crown when you’ve never had one before, you might be concerned that having it placed will hurt. Here’s what a dental crown placement procedure entails as well as how you can expect it to feel.


5 Traits of a Beautiful Smile

November 2, 2023

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person with nice smile thanks to cosmetic dentistry

The impact of a beautiful smile is profound, extending beyond mere aesthetics. Not only does it enhance your appearance, making you appear more approachable, friendly, and confident, but it also conveys a sense of capability. A captivating smile has the potential to play a pivotal role in your professional success, fostering positive perceptions in your career. Moreover, it proves instrumental in establishing positive connections with others and contributing to a flourishing dating life. If you aspire to enhance your smile and unlock these benefits, read on to explore five essential traits to strive for in achieving that radiant and impactful grin.


Do Dental Fears Come from the Media?

October 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — morganhill @ 8:12 pm

Frightened woman biting her fingernailsRegular dental care is equally important as brushing and flossing to avoid preventable oral health problems, like cavities and gum disease. The American Dental Association recommends a cleaning and checkup twice a year, but 35% of adults don’t see a dentist regularly. People delay seeing a dentist for many reasons, but dental fear is a common culprit. 15% of people around the world suffer from dental anxiety. Fear of pain and negative experiences in the past can lead to dental phobias, but the media also fuels anxieties, and here’s how.


The Anti-Implant Food Pyramid: Foods To Avoid After Dental Implant Treatment

September 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — morganhill @ 12:29 pm
A model of how a dental implant works

Did you ever take a nutrition class in school? If you have, you’d know the complexity of how nutrients are used to fuel everything in your body. Even without this knowledge, you might recognize the food pyramid where foods are organized into groups.

But have you seen a pyramid of foods you should avoid? Especially after oral surgery, choosing the right foods can make a huge difference in the success of your procedure.

The groups mentioned below are made up specifically of foods that you should avoid after dental implant surgery. Continue reading to learn how to preserve your implants and avoid failure.


The History of Dental Floss

August 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — morganhill @ 2:55 pm
Zoom in on a white container with a few inches of floss pulled out on a gray surface

Dental floss is a key component to our daily oral healthcare routine. After all, brushing and flossing are considered the bare minimum in preventative care for any dental hygiene regimen. It’s entirely possible that you’ve been hearing about the importance of this step for as long as you’ve been alive! But have you ever stopped to wonder where floss originated or how long it’s been around? Keep reading to learn more about how dental floss has evolved from its earliest forms into what we know today.


Is Invisalign Still an Option If You Grind Your Teeth?

July 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — morganhill @ 1:09 pm
Woman carefully placing Invisalign over her teeth

Recently, you’ve been considering getting Invisalign clear aligners to straighten your teeth. However, recently you found out that you have bruxism, which causes you to grind and clench your teeth involuntarily. Will this condition prevent you from undergoing Invisalign treatment? Or could clear aligners actually help you address the problem? Here’s what you need to know before scheduling your first Invisalign consultation.


How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Turn Back the Clock on Your Smile

May 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — morganhill @ 10:11 pm
senior with a beautiful smile

Aging can be a beautiful thing, but when it comes to taking care of your teeth, there are some ways your oral health may start to change over time that you may not be all that excited about. Whether you’ve noticed yourself becoming a little bit “long in the tooth” or you’ve seen your teeth start to gray, there are some ways in which your teeth could start to betray your age, even if you take good care of them.

Thankfully, there are cosmetic dental treatments that can help you to turn back the clock. If you’re wondering how they can do that for you, here are some examples of procedures that may be a little bit helpful.

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