Dr. Brian Lavery Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Blog

3 Reasons Why Good Dental Care is a Must for Seniors in Assisted Living

May 17, 2024

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Oral health challenges tend to be more common among seniors. In fact, it’s estimated that around 27% of people over the age of 65 have lost all of their teeth. Is there a senior in your family who is currently in assisted living? If so, it’s crucial to make absolutely sure that their smile is well cared for. Below are 3 reasons why good dental care is important for seniors who can no longer live on their own.

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Dental Implant Inquiries: 3 Common FAQs

March 4, 2024

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Many dentists consider dental implants to be the gold standard of replacement teeth because they offer unique advantages over alternatives like dentures or dental bridges. They’re the only restoration that’s directly inserted into your jawbone which gives them added stability. They also boast an incredibly high success rate of more than 95%, but they’re not entirely unable to be harmed. Caring for them properly is essential to prevent potential failure, especially immediately following your surgery. Read on to learn the answers to 3 frequently asked questions about post-op instructions!

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What Your Dentist Wants You To Keep In Mind This Holiday Season

January 2, 2024

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Happy holidays from your friendly family dentist at Brian Lavery, DMD, who’ll know if you’ve been naughty or nice during your next regular checkup, which we hope is right around the corner! Of course, we’re well aware that no holiday would be complete without a tempting array of delicious food, but we’d like you to keep in mind that some indulgences can affect your oral health more than others.

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A Cavity From Birth to Damage

November 29, 2023

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Though nobody wants to get cavities, so many of us do. These areas of decay in teeth are the result of plaque, a pasty biofilm of bacteria that sticks to your teeth because they thrive on the sugar in food and beverages we constantly consume.

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Professional Teeth Whitening Can Work Wonders For Your Smile

October 29, 2023

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One of the features of a sensational smile is bright, white teeth! These days, teeth-whitening procedures have become a relatively easy way to instantly improve aesthetics, create a positive first impression, and achieve a more youthful and radiant look.

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Got A Cracked Tooth See A Dentist Right Away

September 28, 2023

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Life can be quite stressful, and many of us have a variety of coping mechanisms. One common tension reliever is damaging our oral health in the form of teeth grinding and/or clenching. Its medical name is bruxism. Some people grind and clench while they’re awake, some while they’re asleep, and others while both awake and asleep. The ramifications of bruxism include cracks, chips and stress fractures.

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A Dentist Is Your Partner in Excellent Oral Health

August 24, 2023

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A mouth’s many components team up to perform imperative tasks. This valuable orifice is a very busy place, which, unfortunately, makes it susceptible to glitches and the occasional misfortune.

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Teeth Stains Have Names

July 5, 2023

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Americans are known around the world for their healthy and attractive teeth. Our standards are higher than those in other countries, and many of us work hard to sport sparkling smiles. One method to banish tooth discolorations is to use whiteners. But have you ever thought about how and why some of those stains appear? We want to tell you!

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Does Oral Health Affect Overall Health? You Bet!

June 26, 2023

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The human body is a complex system in which everything is interconnected. From head to toe, what affects one area of your body influences one or more other areas. The well-being of your whole mouth is just one example. It’s a component of your whole physical being, which is why taking excellent care of it is crucial.

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Is Tongue-Scraping Worthwhile? Ask Your Dentist

May 25, 2023

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Admittedly, tongue scraping does not have a pleasant sound to it. In fact, it sounds uncomfortable at best! But as our friendly dentist at Brian Lavery, DMD explains, it’s a proven method of enhancing your oral health. And it’s not painful at all!

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