Miller & Wolf Family Dentistry Blog

Why Are Your Teeth Shifting?

January 19, 2023

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an illustration of teeth that have shifted

It’s been said that the one constant in life is change. As time progresses, changes in your body are natural and to be expected. Did you know that the same goes for your teeth? While it may not be noticeable at first, they do gradually shift over the course of your life. More than likely, you will never even notice until there’s a significant change in position. Read on to learn the common reasons for shifting teeth and how your dentist can help.


Is There a Cure for Gum Disease?

December 19, 2022

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Diagram showing the stages of gum disease

Gum disease is one of the most common oral health issues, with around 50% of adults in the U.S. suffering from it to some extent. If you want to take your dental hygiene more seriously in the new year, you may be hoping that any gum disease you might have is curable. That may be the case, but it depends on the particulars of your situation. If you want to find out if there are treatments for gum disease, here’s a guide that might help.


4 Factors That Affect the Cost of Dentures

November 9, 2022

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person with dentures smiling

Dentures are a tooth replacement option that is favored by many. They give you back 20 to 25% of your bite power so that it’s easier for you to eat certain foods and gain the nutrition from them that you need to maintain a healthy smile. If you’re thinking about getting dentures to complete your beam, you may be wondering how much you can expect to spend on them. Continue reading to learn about four things that impact the cost of dentures.


Truth be Told: 4 Root Canal Myths

October 15, 2022

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The words facts and myths

Ahh, the infamous root canal. Oftentimes, when people are told they need root canal therapy, there is instant dread due to the prevalent myths about them. But don’t let fallacies get the best of you and keep you from taking care of your oral health. Your dentist is here to help separate fact from fiction so you can make the right choice for your smile!


Steps to Take if Your Child Knocks Out a Tooth

September 15, 2022

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A child who knocked out a tooth

So, let’s say your kid is (without your permission) jumping on their bed. However, they suddenly trip and fall onto the floor. While most of your little one’s body seems fine, though, you see that the child knocked out a tooth. What should you do? For starters, call a nearby children’s dentist for the earliest possible visit. From there, you’ll need to do what you can to handle the situation. Luckily, your local dental practice can help with this latter point. Here are some steps for managing your child’s knocked-out tooth and ways a dentist can fix the issue.


3 Facts About Children’s Dentistry Parents Should Know

August 12, 2022

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child giving a thumbs up at dentist's office

From when they get their first tooth to when they’re old enough to cover their own dental care expenses, your child’s smile will change a lot throughout their life. Teaching your little one about the importance of maintaining excellent oral health from an early age can make or break how their smile looks and functions when they’re all grown up. To make sure you can adequately support them throughout their oral health journey, read on to learn about three children’s dentistry facts you might not have known.


Dental Implants: How Long Do They Last?

July 5, 2022

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closeup of woman smiling with dental implants

Missing teeth can affect more than just your appearance – it can impact your overall quality of life as well. Fortunately, you don’t have to live with gaps in your smile forever. Dental implants are an excellent solution that’ll allow you to enjoy a strong, healthy, and fully functioning bite once again. Of course, you probably want to know how long this method of tooth-replacement will last before committing to it. Read on to find out how dental implants in Altavista can keep your smile intact for a lifetime!


4 of the Biggest Myths About Dental Sedation, Debunked!

June 8, 2022

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child undergoing dental sedation in Altavista

Do you tend to have dental anxiety or feel nervous about visiting the dentist? If so, then you may benefit from dental sedation, as this treatment helps keep you relaxed throughout your appointment. However, there are still misconceptions about what you should expect from this therapy which can make you hesitate to schedule a visit. Read on to learn four common dental sedation myths and why you won’t have anything to worry about!


What Are Signs Dental Crown Replacement Is Needed?

May 4, 2022

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lab tech with dental crown

Dental crowns are sturdy, tooth-shaped caps used to restore decayed, cracked, or damaged teeth. They’re very durable but can still experience wear and tear since they’re designed to function like natural teeth. With proper care, they have a long lifespan but will still need replacement eventually. Your dentist in Altavista can determine whether you need a new crown earlier or later than the average timeframe of 10-15 years. That’s why it’s important to schedule biannual checkups. However, you should be aware of the signs indicating you need a dental crown replacement.


Root Canal Therapy Is a Good Thing—Here’s Why!

April 11, 2022

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woman smiling before root canal therapy in Altavista

Most people dread the thought of getting root canal therapy. However, if you have been told that you need this procedure, then there’s a good reason for it. This treatment is typically needed to protect your smile if you have a sensitive, infected, or decaying tooth. While there are plenty of myths about the procedure, you’ll be happy to know that root canals are now more effective, quicker, and more comfortable! Read on to learn five benefits you can enjoy from root canal therapy in Altavista.

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