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Combs and Associates Dental Blog

Why Is Enamel Loss a Big Deal?

October 14, 2021

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Woman looking at her teeth in mirrorThe human jaw can exert 171 pounds of force, which means your teeth must be strong to withstand the pressure. Thankfully, your enamel is the hardest substance in your body. The hard outer layer you see when you look in the mirror is responsible for protecting the softer inner layers, called the dentin and pulp. Although your enamel is resilient, it isn’t indestructible. Enamel wear is a serious problem that must be addressed because it can’t repair itself on its own. Here are the signs you need to watch out for to safeguard your smile from irreversible damage.


How to Enjoy Your Favorite Summer Foods with Dentures

July 9, 2021

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older woman enjoying summer foods with dentures

After getting your beautiful new dentures, you may feel ready to show them off and put them to use at all the summer festivities. While it can be tempting to dig right into all your favorite foods at a cookout, you will need to take it easy when it comes to eating. Otherwise, you risk damaging your restored smile. Read along for a few tips to help you enjoy your favorite seasonal treats with dentures.


7 Dental Implant Aftercare Tips

April 16, 2021

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Woman with cold compress

Is your dental implant surgery coming up in the near future? One of the great things about living in today’s world is the fact that missing teeth can be a thing of the past. You don’t need to settle for gaps in your smile any longer thanks to several different tooth replacement options, like dental implants. Implants have so many benefits, including the prevention of bone loss and restoring your chewing power. However, you will need to allow your implants to heal properly in order to experience all of the benefits. Read on to learn some dental implant aftercare tips to help you recover in a timely manner.


Don’t Let COVID-19 Keep You From Getting Your Dream Smile!

February 7, 2021

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Closeup of beautiful smile thanks to cosmetic dentist

From weddings to school to family gatherings, the COVID-19 pandemic has made us put off many things that we were looking forward to. However, that doesn’t mean your smile has to follow suit! Your Bella Vista cosmetic dentist has reopened their practice with thorough infection control policies and COVID-19 safety protocols to ensure your safety during your visit. That means now is the perfect time to start a cosmetic dental treatment to correct that imperfection in your smile that’s always bothered you! Here are a few services that can help get your smile ready for when the facemasks come off.


5 Reasons to Have a Dental Checkup Early

January 21, 2021

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Woman at dentist for a dental checkup.As you head into the new year, what better time than now to commit to a healthy smile? Your dental benefits have been reinstated, which means you have access to the affordable coverage you need to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Although you have all year to use your policy, there are advantages to visiting your dentist early in the year. Here are 5 reasons to schedule your semi-annual dental checkup soon.


Use It or Lose It: Invest in Dental Implants

November 29, 2020

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Dental implant on money before using dental insurance. Although you’ve spent more time at home over the last few months, the year has flown by. Believe it or not, 2021 is almost here, which means your dental insurance policy is about to expire. On average, less than 3% of Americans exceed their annual limits, so you likely have several benefits you’re about to lose. Don’t throw money down the drain! Now is the perfect time to use your coverage to help offset the cost of dental implants to enjoy a complete smile for the new year.


3 Tips to Prevent Cavities This Halloween

October 22, 2020

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Father and daughter brushing teeth

Halloween is almost here. The weather is getting cooler, costumes are finally starting to come together, and the shelves at your local grocery store are filling up with Halloween themed candies and other treats. As fun as this holiday can be for your kids, it isn’t a great time for their teeth. However, this is a great time to teach them about tooth decay and how to avoid it. Continue reading to learn more from your children’s dentist about cavity prevention during Halloween.


5 Foods to Avoid After Teeth Whitening

September 3, 2020

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Woman after teeth whitening in Pea Ridge

Everyone loves their dramatic results of getting professional teeth whitening in Pea Ridge. Patients find themselves to be more confident and appear to look more youthful. However, due to the nature of the bleaching treatment, your teeth are especially susceptible to staining for a few days following the treatment. This is why you need to avoid certain foods and beverages in order to get the best results possible. Continue reading to learn what you should temporarily cut out of your diet.


OTC Kits VS At-Home Teeth Whitening for a Bright Smile

August 18, 2020

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Man holding kit for at-home teeth whitening in Bella Vista.Does your smile look dull or tarnished? You’re not alone. Your teeth will naturally darken over time because your enamel becomes thinner from daily wear and tear. Besides age, there are several other factors that can cause your teeth to darken. At the first sign of discoloration, you might have tried a few over-the-counter whitening products because they are convenient, but you may not achieve the results you want. Although they are similar to at-home kits from your dentist for teeth whitening in Bella Vista, there are some big differences. Here’s what you need to know to ensure you get the bright results you want.


Effectively Clean Your Dentures in 3 Easy Steps

June 23, 2020

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Dentist works to clean dentures

Did you know that over 41 million Americans wore dentures in 2019? According to the American College of Prosthodontists, this statistic shouldn’t be too surprising, considering 178 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one tooth. For those who have experienced tooth loss, dentures can mend their ability to chew, improve their speech, and restore their smile. However, it is important to note that dentures in Bella Vista need to be cared for properly to preserve their integrity and make them last. Here are three easy steps to clean your dentures effectively.

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