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Have a Healthier Holiday by Avoiding These 3 Festive Beverages

December 13, 2023

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a cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows

Whether it is traveling to visit family or spending time at home with friends, this time of year has a way of bringing people together. While food, holiday drinks, and move marathons are often on the agenda, you may be thinking about ways to indulge less so that you can enjoy a healthier, cavity-free smile in the new year. To help you navigate the endless sugary treats around you, here are 3 beverages to steer clear of this holiday season.


What to Do If Your Veneer Falls Off: 6 Simple Steps

October 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mccombdental @ 10:55 pm
Illustration of a veneer coming off the tooth

Veneers allow you to transform your entire smile, and they can potentially last for 10 or even 15 years with the right care. However, there’s always a chance that a veneer could end up falling off your tooth, and you need to know what to do in order to manage this situation. Below is a brief step-by-step guide on how to handle a lost veneer.


4 Steps You Should Take When You Knock Out a Tooth

August 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mccombdental @ 7:42 pm
a closeup of a hand holding a lost tooth

Sometimes life comes at you pretty fast, and you might be happily minding your own business when out of nowhere, you suffer a dental injury that knocks out one of your pearly whites! But in these situations, the very last thing you should do is panic; by keeping calm and taking the correct action, you can ensure that your smile’s beauty and functionality aren’t jeopardized. Here are four simple steps your emergency dentist thinks you should follow if you or someone you know has knocked out a tooth, to ensure that there aren’t any long-term consequences.


Do Your Dentures Need Relined? Here’s What to Expect

July 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mccombdental @ 6:23 pm
a dentist holding dentures

Losing several or an entire arch of teeth can change your life, making it difficult to do basic daily tasks like eating and speaking. When you restore your smile with a set of full or partial dentures, you can improve your oral health and emotional wellbeing, allowing you to truly enjoy your smile again. With proper maintenance, your prosthetic can continue to serve you for years to come, but over time, as your jawbone shrinks, they’ll likely need to be relined to ensure a proper fit. Read on to learn what this process looks like and how you can tell that your full or partial denture needs to be adjusted.


How Many Hours a Day Is It Okay to Wear Dentures?

April 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mccombdental @ 12:05 am
Close-up of full dentures on reflective table

One of the first things that many patients wonder upon first getting dentures is whether it’s okay to wear them 24 hours a day. Surprisingly, the answer is no; while it might not seem like it would cause any problems, you never want to fall into the habit of keeping your dentures in your mouth too long. So how many hours a day can you wear your dentures? And why is it so important for you to remove them? Here’s what you need to know.


Teeth Whitening or Veneers: Which Suits Your Smile?

March 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mccombdental @ 3:32 pm
A dentist examining a woman for cosmetic dentistry

Of course, you can trust dentistry to brighten your whole grin. It’s well-equipped to fix all sorts of stained and discolored smiles. That said, you may not know whether to get teeth whitening or veneers. Either option would give you pearly whites that live up to their nickname. Luckily, your McComb dentist is here to help you settle things. Read on, then, to learn how whitening and veneers differ and which treatment suits you best.


Have Dentures? Here Are 5 Habits You Should Avoid

February 28, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mccombdental @ 4:48 pm
Closeup of senior man in white shirt brushing his teeth

Whether you’re missing several teeth or all of them, modern dentures can effectively rebuild your confidence, bite, and speech. Unfortunately, however, there is a common misconception that oral health is no longer a priority once you’ve lost your teeth. That’s simply not the case! To prevent further tooth loss, keep your gums healthy, and ensure your new smile stays in pristine condition, it’s more important than ever to prioritize dental care. With this in mind, read on to learn a few bad habits you should avoid with dentures.


Replacing Your Front Teeth with Dental Implants

December 15, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — mccombdental @ 10:31 pm
Man in green shirt smiling and walking down the street

Losing one of the teeth near the front of your mouth leaves you with a highly visible gap in your smile, which can make you feel very self-conscious about your appearance. You’ll want to have the space filled with a natural-looking restoration as soon as you can. Are dental implants a good choice for replacing your front teeth? In many cases, the answer is yes! Here’s what you need to know about this state-of-the-art treatment option.


5 Ways to Fight Genetics and Prevent Gum Disease

November 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — mccombdental @ 4:31 pm
multiple generations showing how genetics affects gum disease

Every physical feature you have can be traced genetically to a ancestor. Your mom may have passed down your eye color, or your dad may have given you his nose. Unfortunately, some health risks can also be passed down from generation to generation. When it comes to oral health, your family history with gum disease, the number one cause of tooth loss, may increase your chances of getting it yourself.

In order to overcome the hand genetics has dealt you, here are ways you can keep your teeth, gums, and smile healthy and strong!


Teeth Grinding: Can It Make You Look Older?

October 12, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — mccombdental @ 5:18 pm
young woman teeth grinding while she sleeps

Have wrinkles? You may think you’ve developed them because of smoking, sun damage, or mere aging. However, there’s another reason you may be surprised to learn about – teeth grinding. Believe it or not, it’s one of the main causes of premature wrinkles around the mouth. Not only can bruxism wear down your teeth, but it can make you appear older than you are. Continue reading to find out why that is and what you can do to stop this habit from aging you!

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