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Athletic Aesthetics: 3 Reasons to Choose Dental Implants

January 8, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Stutman's Office @ 11:22 am
Runner crouching before race

Many athletes have suffered tooth loss either through an injury, teeth grinding, or other reasons that can interrupt their training or game time schedules. While many methods can replace them, dental implants are considered the most advantageous for those involved in regular vigorous exercise. They provide some unique benefits over other restorations, like dental bridges and dentures, that make them an ideal solution for those who are physically active.

If you’re a competitor who has lost one or more teeth, keep reading to learn 3 reasons why you should consider dental implants to replace them!

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Dental Implant Inquiry: How Many Do I Need?

December 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Stutman's Office @ 11:18 am
Clear model jaw with a dental implant-supported bridge

Dental implants are touted as the golden standard of tooth restoration because of all the options, they’re the only one that is inserted into your jaw to function like a natural tooth. Many patients who have lost all or most of their teeth, however, wonder how feasible it is to refurbish their mouth this way. Though the answer varies depending on your unique circumstances, understanding how your dentist approaches different situations can shed some light on what to expect. Keep reading to learn more!

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Invisible Voyage: 4 Tips for Traveling with Invisalign

December 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Stutman's Office @ 3:06 pm
Woman outside in the sun inserting clear aligner tray

Invisalign continues to gain popularity as an effective alternative to traditional braces. The clear plastic aligners fit over your teeth to move them to their ideal placements without the need for bulky metal brackets and wires. That said, because they’re not permanently installed, you’re more likely to interfere with your treatment timeline by losing or damaging your aligners. This can be especially true when you travel because your routine is interrupted, and you don’t have all the same supplies with you. If you have a trip coming up, keep reading for 4 tips to maintain your Invisalign when you’re away!

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A Toast to the Holidays and Your Teeth: Avoid Wine Stains on Your Pearly Whites

November 30, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Stutman's Office @ 11:09 am
Friends drinking wine for the holidays before their teeth whitening

The hearth is crackling with a fire, the decorations are all set, and the mulled wine has been warmed. It’s a perfect holiday setting for spending time with friends and family while enjoying a special treat. However, if you’re trying to avoid going back to your dentist after teeth whitening treatments, you may need some help.

If you want to learn how to keep your teeth as white as snow while enjoying your holiday wine, continue reading. You’ll find several strategies to do just that!

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Implant Insights: 5 Lesser-Known Realities of Dental Implants

November 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Stutman's Office @ 11:07 am
A dentist and his patient talking about dental implants

Implant dentistry has revolutionized the world of tooth replacement! This treatment offers a reliable and aesthetically pleasing solution for patients seeking to restore their smiles. While many have heard of dental implants, they may be misinformed about their capabilities and costs.  

Continue reading to learn five facts about dental implants that will help cut through the fiction surrounding them and help you make an informed decision about your dental health.

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Why Aren’t My Teeth Not Moving Correctly with Invisalign?

October 26, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Stutman's Office @ 7:57 pm

Close up of woman holding clear alignerIf you have chosen Invisalign to fix your bite and alignment, you’ve made a great investment. You don’t have to worry about brackets or wires. Instead, clear aligners are worn over your teeth to move them slowly. However, your treatment can be much shorter than with metal braces. Unfortunately, your teeth may not move as quickly as anticipated. Here’s why your treatment plan may not be on track. 

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How to Maximize Your Dental Benefits

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Stutman's Office @ 11:39 am

Insurance claim form on desk
As you hit the mall for holiday shopping or pull out your winter decorations from your garage, don’t forget about your dental insurance. The new year is right around the corner, which means your dental benefits are about to reset. You’ve paid your premiums all year, so why not use your coverage? Dental insurance can be confusing, but here’s what you need to know to maximize your benefits before it’s too late.

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What Are These White Spots on My Teeth?

September 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Stutman's Office @ 12:17 am
a closeup of a patient’s teeth with white spots

Everybody wants a brighter and whiter smile—but sometimes when we get what we ask for, it’s not always what we expect! This is the case with white spots on teeth; if you’re noticing off-white patches of discoloration on your pearly whites, you might be unsure about what’s going on. In most cases, they’re not considered a medical issue and they can also be addressed with the help of your dentist. Continue reading below to learn more about some of the causes of this odd dental issue, along with a few ways that your trusted dentist can help.

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What Are the Benefits of Receiving Interproximal Reduction?

September 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Stutman's Office @ 4:36 pm
a patient smiling while at his orthodontist's office

Dental care isn’t always a simple matter. There are times when a big problem cannot be addressed until a smaller problem is resolved. One example of this is when patients desire to straighten their teeth through orthodontic treatment; although clear aligners and braces are quite effective, sometimes a procedure known as interproximal reduction must be carried out beforehand. Keep reading to learn a little more about what interproximal reduction is and how it’s able to benefit one’s smile in advance of orthodontic treatment.

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Dental Implants: The Second Stage of Tooth Replacement

August 30, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Stutman's Office @ 6:12 am
3D render of a dental implant

Dental implants are hyped up often as one of the most durable and powerful methods of replacing teeth. Their connection to the jaw provided them with stability and realism, which naturally makes them one of the most sought-after methods of tooth replacement.

However, not everyone is able to get them right off the bat—it’s common for people to get dentures or bridges first and then think about investing in dental implants later. If you want to know more about whether that’s possible, here’s some information you may find useful.

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