Tylan Creek Family Dentistry Blog

How to Make Your Porcelain Veneers Last

November 26, 2021

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Though there are a range of different ways someone can correct imperfections in their smile, porcelain veneers are one of the most common. These small, durable, dental-grade porcelain shells are attached to the front surface of your pearly whites to cover up chips, minor alignment issues, small gaps between the teeth, and other imperfections. Though veneers last a while, there are several things you can do to expand their lifespan even further. Read on to learn how to get the most out of your porcelain veneers.


How to Get Rid of Bad Breath

October 29, 2021

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According to the Bad Breath Institute, anywhere from 35-45% of people suffer from bad breath. This can make people feel self-conscious about what others think and may cause them to avoid social situations whenever possible. Though it can be frustrating to deal with, knowing the causes of bad breath is an important first step in learning how to get rid of it so you can get back to feeling confident in yourself and your smile.


Dating and Dental Health – Your Smile’s Impact on Your Love Life

October 20, 2021

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According to a DentaVox survey, 68% of respondents stopped dating their partner because of their bad teeth or breath. Just 22% of respondents realized their partner might have broken up with them for that same reason. Oral health issues are standing in the way of being successful in the dating world more often than people realize or are willing to admit. If you find yourself running into these issues, read on to learn more about the link between dating and dental health and some ways to improve your smile and your chances of finding someone.


This Is the Secret to Avoiding a Root Canal…

October 1, 2021

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Root canal. Separately, the words have little meaning. Together, however, they have the power to strike fear in the hearts of children and adults alike. If this sounds all too familiar, then you likely want to do everything in your power to avoid needing one. Fortunately, you can! Keep reading to learn how properly utilizing your dental insurance coverage can help prevent you from needing root canal therapy.


Do Stains Affect Dental Implants Like Real Teeth?

September 24, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — tylancreekteam @ 5:06 pm
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You wore your new white suit to the all-you-can-eat ribs restaurant, what were you thinking?!

Okay, that’s a pretty ridiculous stain-related hypothetical situation, but it’s probably been done at some point in time. Dental implants can help you have a stellar smile and it’s not a stretch to think they could discolor based on your diet.

Do dental implants stain like real teeth? Keep reading to learn if your dental implants stain like real teeth and how to keep yours in pristine condition for years to come.


What Questions Should I Ask My Dentist About Dental Implants?

September 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — tylancreekteam @ 5:41 pm
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There is no better way to learn about a topic than to ask a knowledgeable source some good questions. Coming to a dental implant consultation with a bevy of questions for your dentist is far superior to just showing up and asking, “What do I need to know?”

Deciding to get dental implants is a big decision, so it’s important that you get all the information you need to make a confident choice. Keep reading to get some ideas on asking the pertinent questions to your implant dentist.


Tooth Stains: Types, Causes, and How to Get Rid of Them

August 27, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — tylancreekteam @ 7:28 pm
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While flipping through old photos, you might’ve noticed just how much the color of your smile has changed over the years. Tooth discoloration and staining on your teeth are completely normal occurrences that can happen for several reasons. Do you feel self-conscious of your grin? Don’t worry – most stains are easily treatable and preventable! Read along as we discuss the different types of tooth stains, their causes, and how your dentist can eliminate them.


My Veneer Fell Off! What Should I Do?

August 19, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — tylancreekteam @ 2:39 pm
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During your lunch break, you’re happily munching away at your meal when suddenly, you feel something loose in your mouth. Oh no – your veneer fell off! Your first instinct might be to panic, but don’t worry, these things happen more often than you think. Although the circumstance is certainly unsettling, it’s not dire and doesn’t constitute a dental emergency. But do you know what to do? If not, continue reading for a step-by-step on how to navigate the situation.


6 Things Your Dentist Never Puts in Their Mouth

August 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — tylancreekteam @ 1:32 pm
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Everyone knows the importance of brushing and flossing, but did you know that taking good care of your teeth requires more than that? To keep them safe, you must also be mindful of the things you put in your mouth. Each year, dentists see multiple patients with a dental emergency because they were biting down on the wrong object. Read on to learn six things you should avoid putting in your mouth to maintain a healthy smile.


A White Smile Doesn’t Always Mean a Healthy Smile – Here’s Why

July 31, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — tylancreekteam @ 5:42 pm
young woman smiling and pointing to her white teeth

Nowadays, it seems like most people will do anything to achieve a beautiful, bright smile. Studies that it can significantly improve your quality of life by making you feel happier and more confident. However, while white teeth may certainly look great, that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re healthy teeth. Here’s what you should know about the color of your smile.

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