Devlin Dental Blog

How to Keep Your Mouth Healthy During the Holidays

December 10, 2023

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Smiling woman wearing a Santa hatThe holidays wouldn’t be the same without candy canes, cookies, stuffing, and many other mouthwatering foods. If you’re not careful, you might see a few extra pounds the next time you stand on a scale. However, a larger waistline isn’t the only concern. The holidays can be a bad time for your dental health. Here are 5 tips to keep your teeth and gums healthy during the next few weeks.

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Fact Check: Debunking 4 Myths About Root Canal Treatment

October 25, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drdevlin @ 4:45 pm
Dentist smiling during patient's dental exam

The American Association of Endodontists recently conducted a survey where they discovered that 77% of adults between the ages of 55 and 64 would rather spend an hour in a room with 10 spiders than get a root canal. So, if you’re scared of this restorative dental treatment, you’re not alone. The sad thing is that the reputation is so bad that it causes many patients to forgo the essential care they need, which negatively impacts their oral and overall health. That’s why we’re debunking myths about root canal treatment right here!

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How Dentists Prepare Teeth for Dental Crowns

August 7, 2023

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illustration of dental crown

Whether you’re a royal or a tooth, dental crowns play a vital role in maintaining your smile’s health. These tooth-shaped restorations are designed to conceal misshapen or significantly damaged teeth and are commonly crafted from materials like porcelain, metal, or ceramics. Typically, the procedure involves two appointments, spaced about two weeks apart, each lasting a few hours. If you have an upcoming dental crown appointment, here’s a glimpse of what to expect throughout the process.

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Are Root Canals Painful?

June 8, 2023

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person wondering if root canals are painful

Root canal therapy is a dental procedure aimed at eliminating infected or damaged pulp from a tooth’s root to alleviate pain and prevent infection. Despite being surrounded by misconceptions, the truth about root canals is far from these myths. Many patients worry about the potential pain associated with this complex dental treatment. To discover whether root canal therapy is truly painful, keep reading.

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Why Won’t Your Lower Dentures Stay in Place?

April 8, 2023

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a dentist in front of a pair of dentures

Dentures have helped millions of people return to a complete smile once again. They not only boost your confidence with a full set of pearly whites but allow you to speak and eat with ease. However, if your lower dentures begin to slip out of place on a regular basis, it can take the joy away from wearing your prosthetic. Read on to learn why they may be loose and tips on how to secure them.

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How Long Do Fillings Last? 

February 8, 2023

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person with dental fillings smiling

Cavities are small areas of decay that often form as the result of poor oral hygiene or a diet that’s too high in sugar, carbs, and acidic foods and drinks. A dental filling is commonly used to fix small cavities after the decay has been removed. Though you can expect your dental filling to give you long-lasting relief from decay discomfort and an improved appearance, how long will it last? Continue reading to learn about three factors that affect how long your dental fillings last.

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How Long Does a Dental Crown Last?

November 29, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drdevlin @ 8:31 pm
Dental crowns made of all kinds of materials, laid out on a table.

Dental crowns can work miracles for people who’ve experienced significant tooth decay. If you’ve just gotten one, or are looking into them, you might wonder how long they’re expected to last. The answer depends on a few factors, including the type of material you select. If you’re curious, here’s a guide that can give you some information.

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Missing Back Tooth: 5 Reasons to Replace Them

October 11, 2022

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person talking to dentist about missing back tooth

Whether you are missing a tooth due to trauma, an accident, or getting it pulled, the gap left in your smile can make you feel self-conscious about your beam. But, if you’re missing a back tooth, you may not feel the same way. Since you can’t see it, what’s the point of having it replaced? So you understand the importance of a full smile, read on to learn a few reasons why a missing back tooth should be replaced as soon as possible.

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3 Common Dental Emergencies Among Athletes

August 26, 2022

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A 3D illustration of a cracked tooth, which is a common dental emergency for athletes

Overall, being an athlete is a pretty great gig. It strengthens physical health, improves body image, and raises self-confidence. What’s not to love? Still, that doesn’t mean athleticism doesn’t have downsides. In particular, it puts you at high risk of having a dental emergency — due to falls, player collisions, etc. Luckily, your State College Dentist is here to prevent such a thing. Here are the three most common dental emergencies for athletes and how best to avoid them.

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4 Great Tips for Choosing a Cosmetic Dentist

April 13, 2022

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Young woman having checkup with dentist

So, let’s say you want to find a good cosmetic dentist who can give you the bright, white smile you’ve always imagined. Do you have a good idea of which one is ideal? Do you know what to look for when choosing the best?

If you don’t, that’s ok: Listed below are four excellent tips for finding a cosmetic dentist who’ll give you the best treatment possible!

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