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12th of April 2021

The Benefits of Invisalign

Braces or invisalign: both can get you award-winning smiles, but which one is the better? If you want a comfortable, timesaving, cost-efficient, healthier, and less-invasive option, look no further! Invisalign might be right for you. 1. Invisalign offers more comfort than braces Many braces-wearers can recall the initial excitement of getting their train-tracks cemented on…

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Teeth Grinding – Why it happens, preventions and negative side effects of teeth grinding.

Do you have trouble getting a good night’s rest? Maybe you have hot/cold tooth sensitivity. Or maybe you’ve been experiencing ear discomfort or issues with your jaw joints too. These symptoms are not isolated: you might just be grinding your teeth! This very common oral health condition, also known as bruxism, can seem easy to…

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9th of February 2021

Why do my gums bleed when I brush my teeth?

Why do my gums bleed when I brush my teeth? Oh no! You’re brushing your teeth for whatever reason…next thing you know, your gums are bleeding. How did this happen? There are many reasons for this common–and usually not serious– condition. Between not brushing enough to vitamin deficiencies, it’s important to listen to your body.…

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9th of November 2020

Should I Visit the Dentist During COVID-19?

Should I Visit the Dentist During COVID-19? Many of us already think about delaying those regular dental checkups. And, a global pandemic gives us another excuse to schedule it later. While businesses cautiously reopen, we now must ask ourselves; “to go to the dentist or not to go to the dentist?” Prior to the pandemic,…

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27th of August 2020

Snoring, Sleep Apnea and the Importance of Talking with Your Dentist

Do you snore? Have episodes of stopped breathing throughout the night? These are two of the biggest warning signs of sleep apnea. If you’re wondering what to do next, there’s an Ames dentist near you that can help.  Read on and give Dentistry At Somerset a call today. Sleep apnea is a relatively common and…

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10th of March 2020

Veneers: What You Need to Know

Veneers are thin yet durable tooth-colored shells that can help patients achieve a perfect smile. These easy and high-quality enhancements correct stains, misalignments, gaps, and chips. When considering if veneers are right for you, talk with Ames dentist, Dentistry At Somerset. Our dentists have over 25 years of combined experience with veneers and with helping…

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10th of February 2020

Children’s Dental Hygiene

February is National Children’s Dental Health month! Although it is the shortest month of the year, positive dental hygiene habits will last a lifetime. Whether you’re a parent, relative, or caretaker, you can reinforce these dental care tips for the kids in your life:    Set a positive example  Monkey see, monkey do! If you…

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8th of January 2020

New Year, New Smile: Resolutions

January 1 is one of the most ambitious days of the year! On this day, people have dedicated themselves to a resolution (or five) for the New Year. Come January 12, though, most resolutions are left shivering in the cold: abandoned. According to the University of Scranton, this is mostly due in part to the…

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4th of December 2019

Do’s and Don’ts for Holiday Dental Health

If you’re like most Americans, you haven’t experienced one holiday season without someone hurting their teeth in some way. Whether it be from Dad insisting he can open a bottle with his teeth, the dog cracking a tooth after getting into the trash, or your cousin eating too many caramels and now needing a filling…

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5th of November 2019

Causes and Symptoms of Dry Mouth

Definition of Dry Mouth Dry mouth, or xerostomia, occurs when the salivary glands produce an inadequate amount of saliva to keep the mouth moist. Depending on its cause, dry mouth can either be a minor, temporary inconvenience or it could be indicative of a greater health issue. Regardless of its duration and origin, dry mouth…

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