Carole Emanuel, DDS Blog

How Dental Implants Could Be the Secret to a Longer Life

October 10, 2023

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Senior with a nice smile

The pursuit of a long and healthy life is a goal shared by many. While exercise, a balanced diet, and regular medical check-ups are commonly recognized as essential components of achieving this goal, one often overlooked aspect is oral health. Believe it or not, your oral health has a significant impact on your overall well-being, and dental implants can play a crucial role in helping you live a longer and healthier life.


Exploring the Advantages of Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry

September 8, 2023

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A woman having her dentistry done via soft tissue laser

The future is finally here. No, there are no mass-produced flying cars, but some dentists are now using lasers. The soft tissue laser is a modern advancement from traditional instruments and provides several advantages.

If you’re curious how a laser could possibly be used to treat teeth, continue reading.


Fill Your Smile and Boost Your Confidence with Dental Implants

August 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — westdental @ 10:40 pm
Woman smiles

Smiling is a key element of communication and doing it frequently can lead others to see you as confident, friendly, and engaging. Sadly, missing teeth can make a person self-conscious about showing off their grin. This can take a toll on their mental health over time from both how others perceive them and their anxiety over receiving attention. Fortunately, dental implants can replace missing teeth and make a smile look like new. Read on to learn about how dental implants can boost your confidence.


Can Dental Implants Be Whitened?

June 9, 2023

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patient holding dental implant model

When individuals are asked about their desired smile improvements, one recurring response often involves a wish for whiter teeth. It comes as no surprise that teeth whitening has become an immensely popular cosmetic treatment option due to this widespread desire for a brighter and more radiant smile. If you’re contemplating the idea of whitening but you have dental implants, it’s natural to wonder about the feasibility of such a procedure. Will it work on your implants? Continue reading to learn if it’s possible and to explore alternative options.


Why Do I Have a Bitter Taste In My Mouth?

May 10, 2023

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someone sticking their tongue out in disgust

When people think about the quality of their oral health, they often fixate primarily on how their mouth looks and feels. Sometimes, they might worry about how their breath smells. But those aren’t the only senses involved in dentistry.

The way your mouth tastes can also be a good way to determine if you’re suffering from an oral health problem. For example, have you recently noticed a bitter or foul taste in your mouth? If so, here are a few reasons that that could be the case.


Why Dental Implants are Nothing to Be Scared Of

March 28, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — westdental @ 11:19 pm
dentist holding out a model of a dental implant

Dental implants are a remarkably powerful option for tooth replacement. By affixing directly to the jaw, dental implants have a level of stability and durability that dentures and bridges just don’t.

However, the fact that dental implants are surgically implanted in the jaw can make some people nervous about getting them. If that’s you, shouldn’t let concerns about the dental implant procedure get in the way of the beautiful smile you deserve. Here’s why there isn’t anything to worry about.


A Healthy Heart Starts With Your Gums

February 5, 2023

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Digital image of human heartDid you know heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S.? 1 person dies every 34 seconds from cardiovascular issues. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 805,000 Americans have a heart attack annually. Many factors increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, like smoking, a poor diet, and an unhealthy lifestyle; however, there’s another threat to your heart health. Researchers have found that people with periodontal (gum) disease are 2-3 times more likely to have heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiovascular issues.


3 Ways to Prevent Gum Disease

January 5, 2023

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closeup of someone exposing their gumline

Your gums are incredibly important to the way you look and feel each day, but unfortunately, they often go underappreciated. It’s estimated that around 50% of adults in the U.S. have some level of gum disease, which speaks to how little people think about them.

However, that shouldn’t be taken to mean that gum disease is hard to deal with—on the contrary, there are plenty of simple changes you can make that can massively decrease your chances of getting the condition. Here are just a few ways that you can stave off oral infection.


Can a Toothache Affect Your Overall Health?

December 28, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — westdental @ 1:29 am
a man visiting his dentist because of an infected tooth

Have you been experiencing the throbbing discomfort of a toothache? While you may think it will eventually go away or you are just simply postponing getting it looked at, it is important to visit your emergency dentist as soon as possible. Oftentimes, pain in your mouth is a sign that your tooth is infected, which can affect your overall health if left untreated. Here’s why it is important to take care of an infected tooth right away and how your emergency dentist can help.


What to Do If One of Your Veneers Falls Out

October 28, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — westdental @ 1:09 pm
Several veneers in a row on reflective table

Veneers are designed to be attached to your teeth to transform your smile. They’re highly durable and can last over a decade with the right maintenance, but sooner or later, they might fall off. You might be alarmed if this happens, but don’t panic; as long as you follow the right steps, you can keep your teeth safe and restore your dazzling grin. Here’s what to do if you lose a veneer.

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