Daily Smiles MacArthur Blog

5 Iconic Braces Moments in Cinema

November 29, 2023

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Chuckie Finster from All Grown Up

Countless teens and adults are anxious about getting braces because of how the appliance may change their appearance. However, what the world has learned over the years is that you can either let your braces impact your confidence, or you can accept that they’re a part of you for a year or two and rock them! Look back on these five iconic movie characters and their braces that have shaped pop culture.


Upgrade Your Smile: Transitioning From Dentures to Dental Implants

November 28, 2023

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a digital image showing implant dentures

While traditional dentures have long been the golden standard for replacing several or all missing teeth along an arch, they’ve since been outshined by the variety of unique benefits offered by dental implants. This leading-edge solution to tooth loss replaces not only the visible surface of teeth, but also the roots underneath, with strong titanium posts. As a result, patients are able to benefit from improved stability and teeth that not only look more natural, but also feel more natural. Read on to learn more about what it would take to upgrade your smile by making the transition from dentures to dental implants.


4 Ways You Can Give Thanks to Your Pearly Whites

November 20, 2023

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a table with a Thanksgiving turkey on it

Thanksgiving is all about being with family and recognizing the joy in your life. Even traits as small as your teeth deserve a little appreciation, as they allow you to savor all of your favorite foods as well as make excellent first impressions during job interviews and blind dates. This Thanksgiving, show your smile a little appreciation by following these four dental health and habit tips to help your teeth thrive.


4 Ways to Maximize Your Dental Insurance Benefits

October 6, 2023

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a person looking up their dental insurance benefits

The new year is fast approaching, which means for many people, their insurance plans are about to be renewed, setting into motion a variety of changes, including a new deductible and maximum, and more. Before this time comes, you’ll want to get the most out of your remaining benefits to make your investment in insurance well worthwhile. Read on to learn four ways you can maximize your dental insurance benefits before your plan restarts.


5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of the Dentist This Halloween!

October 5, 2023

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a family dressed up at a Halloween party

With Halloween quickly approaching, you may be trying to brainstorm the scariest costume to show up to your friend’s party in. While the first ideas that come to mind may be zombie, vampire, and horrifying dentist, you may want to think twice about your last option! Dentists have a bad reputation of causing pain and tinkering in the mouth, which has no doubt fed into the estimated three percent of adults the have dentophobia. However, despite these presumptions, dentists are actually here to help keep your smile healthy and happy, nothing more! Read on to learn five reasons why you shouldn’t be afraid of visiting the dentist this Halloween.


5 Effects of Ill-Fitting Dentures

October 3, 2023

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a denture sitting on a countertop

Your dentures are designed to function and feel like a comfortable, natural extension of your smile, allowing you to complete most, if not all of the daily tasks that you could with your home-grown teeth. However, after years of having them, you’ll likely notice complications and other issues crop up as a result of them not fitting your mouth properly. This is because over the years, your jawbone shape will change. When you notice the signs early, you can take action by having your dentist either reline or replace your prosthetic, allowing you to avoid these five effects of ill-fitting dentures below.


How Long Does It Take to Get Dentures?

September 27, 2023

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full and partial dentures on a plaster mouth mold

Dentures are a tried-and-true restorative solution, allowing patients to enjoy a complete, healthy, and fully functional smile once more. Whether you’re missing several or all of your teeth, a customized, sturdy full or partial denture can help make basic tasks like eating and speaking easier, leading to higher confidence and self-esteem. Read on to learn what you can expect from this treatment process, including how long it will take.


What Can You Expect During Your Dental Implant Consultation?

September 13, 2023

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a patient consulting with their dentist

Whether you’re still in the planning stages of restoring your smile with dental implants or you’ve already booked your consultation with an implant dentist near you, it’s never too early to start learning about what you can expect. Although this leading-edge treatment has a lot to offer, it’s an investment of your time and money, so it’s good to be prepared for that. Read on to learn what your dental implant consultation will look like so you can start your journey off worry-free.


What Should You Do if You Need an Emergency Dentist ASAP?

September 6, 2023

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concerned man talking on the phone

Dental emergencies are stressful and difficult to handle, especially if you don’t have a trusted general dentist you can rely on to provide you with timely urgent care. Whether you just knocked-out a permanent tooth or you have a severe toothache that you can’t stand to bear any longer, knowing how to find an emergency dentist fast is important. Read on to learn what to do if you find yourself in this situation.


5 Habits to Avoid if You Have Dentures

August 16, 2023

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a woman holding dentures

Getting dentures can be a truly life-changing moment. Having gone from surviving with few-to-no teeth to a complete set of pearly whites will allow you to do countless basic actions that you once had to forgo due to tooth loss, like eating certain foods. With your new prosthetic, in order to get the most out of it, it’s crucial to take care of them. This can look like cleaning them daily, but it also looks like breaking certain habits that can now damage or otherwise compromise your new replacement teeth. Read on to learn about five habits you’ll want to avoid with your new dentures.

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