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Avion Dental & Orthodontics Blog

Can Ignoring a Toothache Be Fatal?

June 4, 2024

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person with toothache holding their cheek

Occasionally, you may experience a range of toothaches, from minor discomfort due to a cavity to severe pain indicating a more significant issue. While mild toothaches can typically be resolved with a filling, more severe pain may indicate a larger problem. But can neglecting these serious toothaches ever lead to life-threatening consequences? Kep rearing as we explore whether toothaches can pose serious health risks and how your dentist can effectively manage and treat them.


Dental Insurance Explained: Is Sedation Dentistry Covered?

May 14, 2024

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illustration of a dental insurance plan with a magnifying glass and a tooth

When you signed up for dental insurance, you imagined that it would save you on all your dental expenses, but that’s not how it usually works! Although you may feel that sedation dentistry should be covered by your dental insurance plan, it most likely isn’t. In this post, you’ll learn a little more about how insurance works, when sedation is covered, and why you should still consider this option.


A Sparkling Surprise: Why Teeth Whitening Makes a Great Gift

April 12, 2024

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Woman smiling with a friend after being gifted teeth whitening

Choosing the perfect gift for your loved ones can be a challenge, especially when you want something meaningful. While teeth whitening might not be the first thing you think of, it’s a present that is both thoughtful and practical! After all, who wouldn’t want a brighter, more attractive smile? But, if you’re not convinced, continue reading. You’ll find some excellent reasons why teeth whitening is an ideal gift for the special people in your life.


From the Inside Out: Why You Need a Healthy Mouth for Cosmetic Dentistry

March 15, 2024

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Patient smiling after their cosmetic dentistry treatments

Cosmetic dentistry offers many options for enhancing your smile, from teeth whitening to veneers and beyond. While these treatments can work wonders in transforming your smile, not everyone can get them right away. But why? Because you need a clean bill of oral health first! If you’re curious why having a healthy mouth is a prerequisite for successful cosmetic dentistry, continue reading.


Customized Care: How Are Dental Crowns Color-Matched?

February 5, 2024

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Dentist in blue gloves holding up a shade guide

If you’ve ever had a root canal or an incredibly damaged tooth, chances are high that your dentist fitted you with a dental crown to protect it after it was repaired. Your restoration is created to fit snuggly over the vulnerable tooth to shield it from further injury and restore its functionality so you can eat and speak normally. Plus, it’s customized to be the same shade as your natural smile so no one will notice it’s there.

Many patients are curious about how their dentist color-matches their restoration. If you’re wondering, keep reading to find out!


Lost Your Dental Crown? Here’s How to Handle It

January 12, 2024

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Man looking at his loose dental crown

So, you’re out with a friend, eating when all of a sudden—POP! Your dental crown comes loose and falls onto your tongue! What are you supposed to do now? Losing a dental crown can be an alarming experience, but it’s important to stay calm and take action right away.

Whether your crown falls out unexpectedly or you notice it missing, here’s a handy checklist to ensure you handle it properly.


Seasonal Safety: 4 Tips to Keep Your Smile Healthy During the Holidays

December 5, 2023

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Woman and little girl smiling and decorating the tree together

The holidays are here, which means festive décor, shopping for loved ones, and relishing your favorite seasonal foods and desserts. If you’re not careful, though, you might fall into bad habits that can damage your oral health. When the new year arrives, many dentists find that their patients weren’t thorough enough in their dental hygiene routine to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Keep reading to learn 4 things you can do this winter to avoid a trip to their office!


Denture Dilemma: 4 Foods to Avoid

November 7, 2023

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Dentures sitting on a pink plastic plate next to a pink fork and knife on a pink background

Dentures are a tried-and-true method to refurbish your smile after losing some or all of your teeth. With them in place, you can carry on conversations and enjoy family meals like you used to. That said, some foods are infamous for damaging or dislodging them. Keep reading to learn about 4 items you’d be better off avoiding!


5 Complications of Ill-Fitting Dentures

October 17, 2023

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patient smiling after having ill-fitting dentures fixed

Dentures are removable replacements that can fill in for several missing teeth, a whole set, or a complete set of teeth. They help restore your bite strength and bring back a full, beautiful smile. When full dentures fit well, the upper ones suction to your gums, and the lower ones slightly float above them. If you have partial dentures, they shouldn’t move much and should align with your remaining natural teeth. If your dentures don’t fit properly, they can lead to various problems. Keep reading to discover five issues caused by poorly fitting dentures.


What to Do if Your Dental Bridge Falls Out

September 8, 2023

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3D render of a dental bridge

Dental bridges are a marvel of modern dentistry, restoring the function and appearance of our smiles. But what happens if, unexpectedly, your bridge becomes dislodged? Though it can be alarming, taking the right steps can minimize discomfort and potential damage.

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