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Sweet-Tooth Talk: How to Avoid Cavities During the Holidays

December 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barry Franzen @ 5:48 pm
Santa's arm holding a toothbrush in front of a yellow background

The holiday season is upon us with all its festive decorations and delicious treats. Whether you’re looking forward to enjoying a mug of hot cocoa on a cold snowy day or can’t wait to enjoy your seasonal white chocolate peppermint bark and candy canes, there are plenty of ways to please your sweet tooth. Unfortunately, sugar also attracts bacteria that could contribute to tooth decay, and you’ll end up with a cavity if you overindulge! Keep reading to learn 4 tips that can help you prevent potential problems this winter.


Why Does My Dental Implant Feel Loose?

October 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barry Franzen @ 3:52 pm
CGI image of a dental implant inserted next to other teeth with the crown separated from the abutment

Dental implants are considered one of the most effective methods for replacing missing teeth. They act and function like a natural tooth and can last a lifetime if cared for properly! That said, dental implants are not completely infallible. Although they are incredibly durable, it is possible for them to loosen or potentially even fail. Keep reading to learn what to do if you’re worried about your dental implant isn’t feeling as secure as it should!


Breath Mints or Chewing Gum: Which is Best for Your Teeth?

August 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barry Franzen @ 8:42 pm
gumballs in assorted colors

Dealing with bad breath is never enjoyable. It can dent your confidence and lead to self-consciousness in social situations, during dates, and even at work meetings. While maintaining proper oral hygiene is a key strategy to prevent bad breath, there are moments when you need a quick refresher on the go. In such situations, you may consider using breath mints or chewing gum. But which one is more beneficial for your smile? Continue reading to determine which option is superior for supporting a healthy grin.


Can I Reline My Dentures Myself?

June 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barry Franzen @ 11:49 pm

Woman with dentures at dentistWhen you receive dentures, they should fit your mouth like gloves. They should only rely on suction to stay in place. However, it’s normal for dentures to slip over time if they aren’t maintained regularly. If you’re relying on an adhesive to hold your dentures in place, they may need to be relined. Although you’ll find many DIY methods online, it’s better to visit your dentist to ensure a precise fit, and here’s why.


How Long Can I Wear My Dentures?

May 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barry Franzen @ 8:53 pm
senior wearing set of dentures

If you’ve gotten dentures recently you’re probably very excited by what they’re able to do for you. Dentures can help you with all the things your teeth used to let you do, so it’s easy to feel like you can’t get enough of wearing them.

However, it isn’t a very good idea to keep your dentures in all the time. Here’s why that is, and when it’s recommended to take them out.

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