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April 3, 2024

5 Signs You Need to Have Your Dentures Replaced

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_holcomb @ 8:34 pm
older couple embracing

Modern dentures have evolved significantly from the uncomfortable, basic models of the past. They can replace multiple missing teeth, a full set, or all of your natural teeth. Dentures restore your ability to chew, smile, talk, and laugh comfortably with loved ones. However, broken or poorly fitting dentures can cause an array of problems. Keep reading to discover five signs indicating it may be time to discuss getting new dentures with your dentist.


December 4, 2023

How to Maintain a Healthy Smile While Traveling

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_holcomb @ 8:41 pm
Man taking toothbrush out of his toiletry bag

The last couple of months of the year are one of the busiest travel seasons. Do you have plans to hit the road (or the air) to go visit family or friends? Before you take off, you should pause to consider how you are going to care for your teeth and gums while you are away from home. What can you do to maintain a healthy smile while traveling? Here are some useful tips:


November 16, 2023

Navigating Thanksgiving: Side Dishes to Watch for Your Oral Health

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_holcomb @ 9:07 am
Picture of pies

Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude, family, and, of course, a lavish spread of delicious dishes. However, amidst the turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie, it’s easy to overlook how some traditional Thanksgiving side dishes can impact our oral health. In this blog, we’ll explore which popular side dishes might be less than ideal for your teeth and gums and offer some tooth-friendly alternatives.


October 20, 2023

Could Dental Implants Help You Live a Longer Life?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_holcomb @ 4:05 pm
A man smiling with his new dental implants

When you think about dental implants, you may often focus on their ability to restore your smile. However, there is now a body of research that suggests that missing teeth are linked to shorter lifespans. So, could having your teeth replaced with dental implants actually help you live a longer life?

Continue reading to delve into how these artificial teeth may contribute not only to a longer life but also to a better quality of life overall.


September 3, 2023

Should I Replace a Lost Tooth That No One Can See?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_holcomb @ 2:30 am

Dentist holding a dental implant modelLosing a tooth is stressful, but it can be less traumatic if it’s a molar because no one can see it. Although it may not be visible when you are smiling, it’s best to treat your lost tooth right away. A gap in your smile isn’t just an aesthetic issue. It can have lasting consequences for your oral and overall health. Here’s why you shouldn’t wait to replace a missing tooth.


August 11, 2023

Ensuring a Perfect Fit for Dental Crowns

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_holcomb @ 8:53 pm
A dental lab technician putting the finishing touches on a dental crown

You may have received a dental crown in the past, but you probably don’t know how it was prepared. There are several steps involved in creating a prosthetic that will fit your mouth perfectly.

If you’re curious about how this process works, and want to learn more, continue reading.


June 15, 2023

How Does the Summer Sun Help Your Smile?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_holcomb @ 12:31 pm
A smiling couple traveling on a beach

If you don’t already know, the U.S. is in the grips of a national heatwave. Many states are seeing temperatures in the triple digits for weeks at a time. Still, it’d be in your interest to go outdoors at least a little this summer. The truth is that time in the sun is good for your smile! Indeed, sunshine has the power to make your teeth and gums healthier. To learn more, here’s a summary of the matter from your local Collierville dentist.


May 9, 2023

Protect Your Oral Health This Mother’s Day

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_holcomb @ 4:53 am
smiling mother with her child

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and while there probably isn’t a parent out there who doesn’t love being appreciated by their kids, this holiday comes with some common hazards to your oral health. If you aren’t careful, you could potentially need a trip to the dentist when the celebrations are all said and done.

If you want to protect your oral health this Mother’s Day, here are a few things you may want to keep in mind.


April 12, 2023

5 Reasons to Appreciate Your Dental Hygienist

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_holcomb @ 1:55 am

Female dental hygienistBesides brushing and flossing, regular dental care is essential for keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Although you spend a lot of time with your dentist during a preventive appointment, your dental hygienist is equally important to your oral health. Here are 5 reasons to show your dental hygienist the appreciation they deserve.


March 10, 2023

4 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Veneers

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_holcomb @ 4:26 am
a dentist replacing veneers on a patient

Veneers can absolutely transform your smile. The ultra-thin coverings of dental-grade porcelain can cover a range of cosmetic issues, like cracked, gapped, or discolored teeth. And you can count on your new, bright grin for up to 20 years with proper care. However, you may need to eventually replace them if you wear them long enough. Here are four ways to tell it’s time for upgraded veneers and how you can get the most out of the ones you are wearing now!

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