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Can You Put a Knocked-Out Tooth in Its Socket Yourself?

March 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — myavenue @ 3:56 pm
friends playing basketball who will need to put a knocked-out tooth in its socket

During a game of basketball between friends, you and another player accidentally run into each other. You realize a tooth has been knocked out, and you start to panic! Try to stay calm and call your dentist right away. You need to get over to their office as soon as possible, but what should you do with that tooth in the meantime? Do you hold it in your hand? Do you try to put it back in your mouth?

Here is some guidance for this stressful dental emergency and how you can put a knocked-out tooth in its socket yourself.

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Smile! 4 Oral Health Resolutions for the New Year

January 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — myavenue @ 4:58 pm
woman celebrating the new year with oral health resolutions

Over the last few years, you may have found it difficult to keep smiling through all the chaos and struggles. Perhaps your smile itself has had some problems.

But it’s a brand-new year! It’s the perfect opportunity to begin fresh, start healthier habits, and have a strong smile, no matter what comes next. Keep reading to learn four oral health resolutions you can make and keep this new year!

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The Dangers of Wearing Ill-Fitting Dentures

December 27, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — myavenue @ 2:57 pm
man holding his face because of ill-fitting dentures

After rolling out of bed, you start to get ready for the day by putting your dentures back in your mouth; it’s been many years since you received them, and they should be replaced. However, with your fixed income, you think you can get by with your old dentures. No, they don’t fit like they used to, but they’re better than nothing and will save you money—or so you think. Choosing not to replace ill-fitting dentures is a big mistake! Here are ways in which your old dentures can negatively impact you.

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How Tooth Loss Can Shorten Your Life Expectancy

December 17, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — myavenue @ 2:53 pm
woman smiling and having a longer life expectancy

You want to see your children and future grandchildren grow up. You have dreams of traveling the world. There are plenty of reasons to want to have a long, full life. But if you’re missing some teeth, your plans for the future may be cut short. How can tooth loss impact how long you live? Is there a way to prolong your estimated lifespan?

In this post, you’ll learn about the connection between missing teeth and a shorter life expectancy as well as the ways in which dental implants can help lengthen your lifespan and improve your quality of life.

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Worth It? How to Use Your Dental Insurance Benefits to the Fullest

October 19, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — myavenue @ 3:48 pm
money with dental instruments signifying dental insurance benefits

During the pandemic, nearly everyone took a closer look at their finances. Did you evaluate your monthly budget? Perhaps you ordered out less, learned to cook from home, or cut back on certain bills, all in an effort to save a little bit more every month. Maybe you even evaluated the value of the benefits you pay for. For instance, are you really getting your money’s worth out of your dental insurance coverage? Should you continue to pay the monthly premium?

The answer to the first question depends primarily on whether you are using the benefits you pay for to the fullest. In this post, you’ll learn how dental insurance is supposed to work and how you can maximize your coverage to your advantage. Afterward, you can answer the second question for yourself.

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How to Put Together a Dental Emergency Kit

August 18, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — myavenue @ 3:46 pm
tooth next to a first-aid case for a dental emergency kit

You never know if or when it’ll happen to you. You may be at your child’s soccer game, at work, or out and about when suddenly—a dental emergency occurs. Just as it’s a good idea to have a first-aid kit in your car and at home, you should consider having a dental emergency kit, just in case you need to do triage in the situation. But where do you start with putting together this kit? What supplies need to go in it? Read on to find out!

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Ready, Camera, Veneers! How Much Enamel Needs to Be Removed for a Smile Like the Stars

May 28, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — myavenue @ 6:18 pm
couple watching a movie and smiling with veneers

As you watch one of your favorite movies for the umpteenth time, you ask, “How does that star have such a beautiful smile? I wish I could have a smile like that.” The truth is that a Hollywood smile is well within your reach! Many celebrities have received veneers, which are made of a dental porcelain, to cover up little imperfections in their natural teeth like gaps, discoloration, chips, and more. Avenue Dental provides this service to everyday people, not just those who walk the red carpet.

Before you rush to our office, there is something you should know about this treatment: it involves removing some of your enamel structure. But that’s nothing to worry about! In this post, you’ll learn more about this process, why and how much enamel needs to be removed, and why your smile is worth the time and effort.

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4 Solid Reasons Why You Should Keep a Regular Dental Checkup and Cleaning

April 27, 2021

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You’re too busy. You think you do a good enough job at home on your own. You forget. You aren’t in any pain right now. There are plenty of excuses for not going to the dentist on a regular basis, but this is a serious mistake! Getting a dental cleaning and checkup every six months is critical to keeping your smile healthy and strong, and yet some people choose to not prioritize this appointment.

Whether intentional or not, if you’ve skipped this visit in the past, you need a dental checkup and cleaning routinely from now on. Need more reasons to get a dental checkup and cleaning? Read on to learn four!

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How Long Do Braces Take to Give You a Straight Smile?

March 29, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — myavenue @ 8:35 pm
adults with braces

You’ve always hated your crooked teeth. For one reason or another, you’ve put off straightening them, but now you finally want to take the plunge. You can’t wait to love your smile! But how long will braces take to give you the smile of your dreams? Well, the average treatment time is usually around 24 months; however, the only way to know how long your unique smile needs to become straight is to let a dentist examine your teeth. Then, they can provide you a more accurate timeline. Here is some other helpful information to consider while you’re deciding whether to get braces.

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4 Ways to Keep your Invisalign Aligners Discreet

February 1, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — myavenue @ 2:12 pm
a person washing their clear aligners using lukewarm water

Invisalign clear aligners are an ideal solution if you want to keep your orthodontic treatment more discreet. By wearing plastic trays that perfectly blend in with your current smile, you can avoid the spotlight that many people endure while wearing traditional braces to realign their smile. But even if your treatment timeline is short, how can you be sure your aligners will remain transparent? Dentists at Avenue Dental share 4 tips that will help you take better care of your trays and keep your treatment hidden from sight.

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