Bobby J. Carmen, DDS Blog

What to Do If Your Adult Tooth Comes Loose

March 29, 2022

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Man looking at teeth in mirror.

It’s normal, and often a little exciting, to lose your teeth when you’re young—a visit from the tooth fairy almost always warrants a grin. But as we grow older, the permanent teeth that replace the ones we lose as children can sometimes become loose themselves, and in some cases, even fall out. This can be an alarming experience, and though it is a serious dental problem, a loose tooth is common and also easily fixable! Here’s what you should do if your permanent tooth is loose or falls out.


4 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier Smile

January 4, 2022

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Woman throwing confetti to celebrate her healthier smile

Making New Year’s resolutions for improving yourself in the year to come is a popular thing to do in January. Unfortunately, studies suggest that 60-75% of these healthy goals don’t make it past February. Why is that? Many people set resolutions with good intentions, but the end goal is too lofty or the path to achieve it is too vague. If you’re looking for a practical way to make a difference in your life this year, try starting with your oral health! Read on as we cover four easy and important resolutions you can make to achieve a healthier, more beautiful smile in 2022!


Don’t Let These Holiday Foods Hurt Your Smile

November 19, 2021

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Candy canes

The holidays are almost here, and that means that you have tons planned! Whether you are looking forward to twinkling lights around your home, listening to festive music, or do some holiday baking, you have lots to look forward to. However, you don’t want your teeth to get the brunt of the season. Here are some of the holiday treats that you should be especially wary of this year for the sake of your oral health.


Do Denture Wearers Need Dental Checkups?

September 3, 2021

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Older man at dental checkup with denturesIf you’ve lost all your natural teeth, you likely chose a full denture to rebuild a functional, beautiful smile. Although they are like your real teeth, they aren’t vulnerable to tooth decay. That doesn’t mean you can skip dental checkups with dentures. Instead, your home oral hygiene routine and regular care from a dentist are crucial to keep your mouth healthy and prolong the lifespan of your new smile. Here’s why you should think twice about delaying your upcoming appointment.


5 Risks of Cheap Dental Implants

July 2, 2021

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Dangers of getting dental implants for cheapIt isn’t any secret dental implants cost more than traditional treatments. It’s normal to want the cheapest price; however, you might face costly dental problems down the road. Although everyone likes to save money, you shouldn’t focus on the price tag when choosing dental implants. While you’ll find discounted materials, you may pay more in the long run because there are dangers of getting dental implants for cheap. Here are 5 reasons you shouldn’t pinchpennies when investing in dental implants.


3 Reasons to Choose Dental Implants for Summer

June 4, 2021

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Woman with dental implants enjoying summerAre you ready to stop living with the challenges of tooth loss? It’s time to attain the next best thing to your real teeth with dental implants. If you’ve been waiting for the ideal opportunity to replace your missing teeth, this is it. Here are 3 reasons why summer is the chance you’ve been waiting for to complete your smile.


4 Reasons to Soak Your Dentures at Night

May 26, 2021

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Hand holding model for soaking denturesDentures are a convenient and effective solution to restore an attractive smile after suffering extensive tooth loss. After receiving your new set of teeth, you want them to last for many years before needing to be replaced. Besides brushing and flossing, did you know soaking dentures nightly is also crucial to their longevity? Although no one wants to be caught without their teeth, here are 4 reasons you should give your dentures a good soaking while you’re sleeping.


5 Signs You Should Replace Your Dentures

April 20, 2021

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Hands holding new set of dentures.If you’ve lost all your teeth in one or both arches, dentures are a convenient solution to restore your smile. They’ve undergone several improvements over the years to enhance their fit and function. Although they are more durable than ever, your dentures will eventually need to be replaced. Not sure if it’s time for a new set of teeth? Here are 5 signs you should contact your dentist for a replacement.


Why Is It So Important to Treat Sleep Apnea?

March 4, 2021

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Woman with sleep apnea

When most people picture sleep apnea, they probably imagine snoring and difficulty breathing throughout the night. However, when left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to all sorts of serious issues throughout the body. There is no better time to learn about this condition that is on the rise than National Sleep Apnea Awareness Week. Continue reading to learn more about the condition and why it is so important to get treatment.


5 Ways Excellent Gum Health Can Protect Your Heart

February 26, 2021

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dental care for heart health month

February is American Heart Health Month, which is a time that medical professionals have set aside to raise awareness about the importance of proper cardiovascular care. There is a little-known connection between heart and gum health. Continue reading to learn about the relationship and to receive 5 tips on how you can protect your heart through proper dental care.

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