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Monica Boehmer DDS, PC Blog

January 9, 2023

It’s Time to Debunk These 3 Common Myths About Gum Disease

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_boehmer @ 5:12 pm
gum recession

When you begin to notice that your gums appear red and tender, or they begin to bleed after brushing and flossing, you may enter into panic mode as you scramble to determine the underlying cause. But not everything you read or hear is true, especially when it comes to dentistry. To help you avoid any miscommunication or outright lies, here are three common myths about gum disease your dentist is here to debunk.

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December 13, 2022

4 Tips to Help You Commit to Flossing in 2023 

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woman flossing her teeth

You may already be starting your New Year’s resolution list for 2023. If you’re like most people, you may desire to lose weight, find a new job, or even move to a new city, but have you considered adding flossing to your list? You know it is important and necessary if you want to avoid gum disease and tooth decay, but how can you stick to it? Here are four tips to help you commit to and enjoy a healthier smile in the new year.

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November 9, 2022

Don’t Let Thanksgiving Damage Your Smile

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_boehmer @ 5:07 pm
Thanksgiving foods

If you’re like most people at Thanksgiving, you can’t wait to dig into the delectable dishes around your grandmother’s table. From turkey and mashed potatoes to yams, green beans, and homemade pecan pie, it’s the one time of year that you can feel guilt-free when it comes to eating. But can you? Have you considered how certain holiday foods might put your teeth at risk for cavities and decay? If you want to make sure your smile looks and feels its best throughout the holidays, consider how you can better care for your teeth and gums while enjoying some of your favorite seasonal treats.

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October 17, 2022

What is Recovery Like After a Root Canal? 

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_boehmer @ 8:12 pm
patient undergoing root canal

Undergoing a root canal is one of the most beneficial procedures you can receive, especially if you’re experiencing significant tooth pain. Although there are many misconceptions about root canals, you can rest assured that your oral health will be in much better shape after the completion of this procedure. To better prepare for your upcoming surgery, a local dentist shares what you can expect during recovery and when you might need to see a professional for additional help.

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August 5, 2022

4 Steps You Should Take If You Lose a Dental Crown

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_boehmer @ 8:00 pm
a single dental crown

A lost dental crown is considered a dental emergency. While you may not need to get in the same day for treatment, it is a situation you should not put off, as bacteria can spread and further damage can occur, putting your weakened tooth at more serious risk. After calling your dentist’s office to discuss the situation, you can expect them to provide helpful tips to use at home until it is time for your appointment. In this article, we will look at four specific steps you should take when faced with a missing dental restoration.

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April 2, 2022

4 Unique Benefits to Seeing a Family Dentist

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_boehmer @ 8:29 pm
mother and daughter at the dentist’s office

If you’re tired of driving all over town in an effort to get your family to their various dentist’s appointments, you’re not alone. The inconvenience can be exhausting, and the time lost can make you feel like your entire day was wasted. Fortunately, there is a solution to this problem that can make life easier for everyone you love. Here are four unique benefits to consider if you are ready to make the switch to a family dentist.

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February 18, 2022

Replacing Missing Teeth? 3 Questions to Ask During Your Dental Implant Consultation

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_boehmer @ 1:26 pm
man listening to dentist about dental implants

You have options when it comes to replacing your missing teeth. Dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants are all potential solutions that can recreate your smile. But if you’re leaning toward a more permanent method of treatment, you may be preparing for a dental implant consultation. Depending on how you plan to approach this meeting, it may be helpful to ask these three questions when visiting with your dentist to discuss your eligibility and future with permanent prosthetics.

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October 11, 2021

What To Do If You Have a Loose Dental Implant

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_boehmer @ 5:46 pm
a single dental implant in the lower arch

Dental implants are known to have a high success rate (95%). The likelihood that complications will occur is slim but not impossible. Unfortunately, for some patients, problems can arise that result in a loose dental implant or complete failure. Knowing the cause often requires meeting with your dentist to undergo a full examination. While you might be fearful that your investment is slipping away, you should know there are ways to fix this type of problem and improve the future of your smile. Read on to find out how a dental implant can become loose and what your dentist can do to remedy the situation.

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September 14, 2021

3 Reasons Regular Dental Care is Necessary for Seniors in Assisted Living

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_boehmer @ 9:11 pm
older man in an assisted living facility smiling

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1 in 6 adults 65 years of age or older (17%) have lost all their teeth. Roughly 26% of those in the same age group have 8 or fewer teeth. The American College of Prosthodontists estimates that individuals who are missing most of their teeth (edentulous) will increase in 15 years to more than 200 million people. With these numbers, you can easily see why regular dental care is essential for older adults, especially those in assisted living facilities. Here are 3 reasons why caretakers should make sure their elderly loved one, friend, or patient should see a dentist for seniors on a regular basis.

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August 21, 2021

Should I Worry About My Dental Implants Setting Off a Metal Detector?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_boehmer @ 9:08 pm
a dental implant in Albuquerque

Whether you’re preparing to leave town to go on vacation or a business trip, the idea of going through security at the airport may have you a bit nervous if you have dental implants. Because of the titanium posts surgically placed into your jawbone, you might wonder, “Will dental implants set off metal detectors?” Before you begin to worry or prematurely explain yourself to one of the TSA agents, a local dentist explains why there’s no need to fret about your upcoming flight.

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