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3 Lifestyle Changes to Set Your Dental Implants Up for Success

April 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — pittsburghissmiling @ 7:24 pm
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Dental implants have become a popular option for replacing missing teeth due to their durability, natural appearance, and long-term success rates. However, to ensure the longevity of your dental implants, it is essential to take proper care of them. Simple lifestyle changes can make a significant difference in maintaining the health of your implants. Keep reading to learn three easy lifestyle changes that you can make to ensure the long-lasting success of your dental implants.


Does Nitrous Oxide Put You to Sleep?

February 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — pittsburghissmiling @ 3:07 pm
person wearing nose mask administering nitrous oxide sedation

In the United States, 75% of adults suffer from some level of dental anxiety or fear. This means that they feel worried or scared of visiting the dentist due to the tools, sounds, or environment. This can make it hard for them to receive the care they need to prevent oral health issues. Fortunately, dental sedation offers a solution. There are several kinds of sedation, with nitrous oxide being one of the most popular. If you haven’t undergone this type of sedation before, you may be wondering if it puts you to sleep. Keep reading to learn the answer to this question as well as how it works.


3 Kinds of Gum Grafts That Might Be Used for Dental Implants

January 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — pittsburghissmiling @ 5:57 pm
Red-haired female patient smiling at her dentist

In order to replace your missing teeth with dental implants, you need strong, healthy gums. Unfortunately, in many cases there may not be enough gum tissue to completely cover your dental implant posts. The good news is that this issue can often be solved with gum grafting – but what exactly that means can vary depending on your situation. Here are 3 types of gum grafts that might be necessary for getting dental implants.


Bone Grafting Recovery Before Dental Implants

December 21, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — pittsburghissmiling @ 2:53 am

Image of a bone graft before a dental implantIf you’re ready to invest in the next best thing to your real teeth with dental implants, you may not have expected to need bone grafting. Although it adds another step to your treatment plan, a strong jawbone is vital for the long-term success of your new smile. While it may take you a little longer to have your placement surgery, you can promote a quick recovery after bone grafting by using a few tips and tricks. 


Tips for Recovering from Oral Surgery Over the Holidays

November 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — pittsburghissmiling @ 2:43 am
woman relaxing during holidays

Santa, Christmas dinner, opening presents with family, oral surgery – wait, that last one isn’t known to be part of the holiday season, is it? Known or not, sometimes it’s necessary. While it may be inconvenient, especially when preparing to gather with family and friends, there are ways you can continue to heal successfully while also having fun. Here are tips from your dentist in Pittsburgh to keep in mind as you spend time with loved ones and recover from oral surgery to achieve a healthier smile.


The Curious Connection Between Anxiety and Sleep Apnea

September 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — pittsburghissmiling @ 5:34 pm
Woman lying in bed feeling anxious.

If you wake up feeling groggy and unrested most mornings, there’s a chance you could be suffering from sleep apnea! This condition affects millions of patients, and unfortunately, its cause isn’t always easily discernable as there are often many different factors at work. However, one known contributing factor is anxiety; sure enough, feeling stressed, anxious, or tense at night can physically prevent your body from getting the rest it needs. Here’s more from your dentist about the link between sleep apnea and anxiety, along with some tips to help you get back to bed.

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