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Unhealthy Food Choices for the Holidays

When it comes to goodies unhealthy food choices aren’t always what they seem. Some snacks and yummy holiday treats are really unhealthy for your teeth and gums.

Even if you are one of those people who are careful when it comes to the buffet table you can still get into trouble with so called healthy snacks for the holidays. Those healthy goodies could be bad foods for your teeth in disguise.

According to Avenue Dental Care there are some things you can avoid that will be safe for your body and your waistline.

Foods to Avoid

Dried Fruit

While you may think the mixed nuts and dried fruit that you munch on every year at your company party is good for you it really isn’t. It’s one of those hidden unhealthy food choices.

According to your dentist in Washington, dried fruit is sticky and will stay on your teeth, especially the grooves and crevices in your molars.

Instead of sticky fruit and nuts eat pistachios and peanuts on their own. Grab a handful of walnuts or almonds, or enjoy a cup of cashews. Nuts will keep you trim and your teeth healthy.

Breads Cakes and Cookies

Cakes, cookies and breads are hard to avoid during the holidays. If you must indulge enjoy the less sugary kind. Fruitcake, just like dried fruit tends to stay in between your teeth as does any type of sticky fruit bread.

Donuts aren’t much better as they are loaded with sugar, especially the yummy maple bars and glazed variety.

Less doughy breads are much better for your teeth. Try snacking on flat bread instead of starchy white bread and you’ll be doing your entire body a favor.

Soft and Hard Candy

If you can, avoid all types of soft and hard candy. Soft candy, like salt water taffy is chewy and tough on dental restorations. Sadly it isn’t unusual to lose a filling after enjoying a bowl of caramel chews.

Hard candy isn’t any better when it comes to unhealthy food choices for oral health. Chew on a peppermint stick and you risk a chipped or cracked tooth. Sucking on hard candy isn’t any better as it’s like giving your teeth a bath in sugar.

The Best Food Choices

Using your best judgement is the best way to avoid bad foods for teeth. If you think it’s going to damage your teeth and gums, it probably will.

If you would like more information regarding bad foods for teeth, call or send a text message to your dentist in Washington. The team from Avenue Dental is ready to help you and your teeth during the holidays.

Call for a dental appointment today.


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Missing Teeth Aren’t Much Fun

If you have recently lost a tooth or have had missing teeth for years you know it isn’t much fun. Even if you wear dentures, you still aren’t able to do what you used to do when you had natural teeth. Enjoying a steak or biting into an apple just isn’t possible with missing teeth.

Missing Teeth All on 4s and More

Avenue Dental Care are the experts and can replace your teeth in a day with the remarkable All on 4 Dental Implant System.

With All on 4s you can walk in with missing teeth and walk out with a temporary replacement set of artificial teeth that you will feel comfortable wearing while you heal.

This type of tooth replacement system is best for people who wear dentures or for people who are missing teeth. All on 4s are also an excellent solution for patients who are having all of their unsightly and broken teeth extracted.

If this is your situation, talk to Avenue Dental about extracting and implanting your posts on the same day. This saves time as two procedures are completed in a single dental visit.

If you are only missing a single tooth, Avenue Dental Care can help with that as well with single dental implants.

Single Dental Implants

During surgery, a single tooth, implant posts or screws are implanted into the jaw or on the bone. Once healing is complete, this could take as many as 18 months if you have bone grafting, you are ready for your new artificial tooth.

Bone grafting is often  recommended if you have missing teeth. This normally happens if the missing tooth is on the top. In other cases, bone grafting is recommended for people who suffer from bone loss.

Your New Tooth

Your new natural looking tooth is crafted to match the color of your smile. As a result, dental implants shine just like the rest of your teeth. Best of all your new artificial tooth is matched to your smile so that no one is the wiser. Dental implants mean no more missing teeth.

Although your new dental implant or implants won’t decay you still must take good care. In addition, continue to pay extra attention to your gums.

Sometimes people with implants forget to floss. This causes gingivitis and periodontal disease. Gum disease is one of the reasons implant failure occurs.

Dental Implants for Missing Teeth

If you are interested in dental implants for missing teeth, call or send a text and have a chat with Avenue Dental today.



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Dental Implants and All on 4’s for Missing Teeth

Dental implants change lives. If you have missing teeth you undoubtedly understand how frustrating it can be. Not only is it difficult to eat the foods you love, but it is also dangerous for your other teeth.

Because other teeth like to move into the position where the tooth used to be you’ll endure tooth crowding and more.

Avenue Dental explains that eventually your teeth could crack and break because you did not replace the missing tooth or missing teeth.

What Causes Missing Teeth?

While there are a number of reasons people have missing teeth, poor oral hygiene is at the top of the list.

People who are less than diligent with brushing and flossing will eventually succumb to gum disease. When that happens, you are left with gingivitis or the more serious periodontal disease.

Dental Implants for Missing Teeth

Dental implants are a remarkable replacement for missing teeth. In fact, they are just as strong, and in most cases, even stronger than your natural teeth.

In the past, this type of replacement was not a suitable solution for people with dentures. They weren’t the best replacement for people who have been missing teeth for years either.

What are Dental Implants?

If you follow the Avenue Dental Care dental blog you will know that they are surgically placed in or on your jawbone. After the sutures have healed artificial teeth are placed on top of the post. The whole process usually takes between 6 to 12 months.

Types of Implants

  • Single
  • Multiple
  • All on 4’s

Single Dental Implants

A single implant is usually recommended for patients who have lost one tooth and require a dental bridge.

While a dental bridge is a good replacement for missing teeth, some enamel needs to be removed to make way for the artificial tooth. A single dental implant on the other hand fuses to your bone requiring no removal of the adjoining teeth.

This means your implant post is like a real tooth root exercising the bone just like a natural tooth does.

Multiple Dental Implants

Multiple dental implants mean they are placed using more than one screw. For example, if you are missing two or three teeth in a row, your implant dentist will probably recommend a single post for each tooth.

All on 4 Dental Implants

A full set of dental implants is attached with four posts per dental arch. People who have had missing teeth for years and people who wear dentures are the best candidates for the All on Four Dental Implant System.

With All on 4’s patients have surgery and walk out with a new set of temporary teeth. After healing you’ll have your new set of All on 4’s permanently attached giving you the confidence to eat what you like again.

If you would like more information on dental implants or All on 4’s, call or send a text to Avenue Dental today.

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All on 4s Implants for Life

Dental implants aren’t just for people who are missing one or two teeth. These days even people who have lost all of their teeth can eat and chew again with All on 4s Implants.

The amazing 21st century dental technology is in demand with denture wearers getting relief thanks to All on 4s Implants.

Healthy and Natural Looking Teeth

All on 4s Implants from Avenue Dental are the best replacement for denture wearers and people who are missing most of their teeth.

Not only are they comfortable, they look just as good, if not better than the teeth you were born with.

If your natural teeth are broken, chipped, cracked and permanently stained or worn down from bruxism, the system that uses four posts per arch is the solution for you.

All on 4s Implants System

This amazing tooth replacement system works best for people who have lost nearly most or all of their teeth.

If you are a good fit Avenue Dental will remove your remaining teeth and restorations to make way for your new All on 4s Implants.

In addition, people who are having all of their teeth extracted are excellent candidates as well.

Are you a Good Candidate?

Even if you have dentures or are missing teeth you still may not be a good candidate for this type of tooth replacement.

Avenue Dental explains that people with an unhealthy immune system and people with poor dental hygiene and  untreated peridontal disease may not fare well risking dental implant failure.

Dental Implant Failure

Dental implant failure occurs for a variety of reasons with the number one complaint being poor dental hygiene.

While your artificial teeth won’t decay your gums can become diseased. Gingivitis, the less severe form of the disease will eventually progress to periodontitis.

If that happens you are in danger of implant failure and serious health complications. If you smoke or suffer from diabetes dental implants may not be the best solution for you either.

Poor Planning and Placement

Sadly another reason dental implants fail is because of poor planning and poor placement.

Only your All on 4s has the knowledge to place your dental implants. If you work with an inexperienced dentist your new permanent restorations may pay the price.

All on 4s Implants in Seattle

All on 4s Implants could be the answer. Call or send a direct message and find out if you are a good candidate for this remarkable dental implant system.

The best replacement for missing teeth is the comfortable way to a new life. Send a direct message to Avenue Dental today.  






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All on 4 Dental Implants are Remarkable

People who have had missing teeth for years don’t have to wear dentures anymore. In fact, if you are a denture wearer, you can now have dental implants placed. Best of all, in some cases, you can walk in with missing teeth and walk out with a brand new smile.

All on 4’s Dental Implants

Avenue Dental Care in Washington explains that the remarkable All on 4 Dental Implant System uses four posts per arch instead of a single post per tooth. That means less healing time.

If you know anything about dental implants, you know that one post per tooth used to be the norm, but not anymore.

All on 4 Dental Implants withhold the pressure of daily life. In fact, your Washington implant placement specialist explains that these types of implants can last for up to twenty years or more with proper oral hygiene. Yes, proper hygiene.

While you may not think you need to brush and floss you actually do. Because your dental restorations are permanent, you won’t be removing your false teeth for cleaning.

You’ll need to brush and floss as you used to and follow a healthy diet. Your implant team also recommends twice yearly appointments or more to make sure your implants are healthy and functional.

Missing Teeth Oral and Overall Health

It’s no secret that missing teeth cause problems for oral health. However, it’s important to note that missing teeth also cause issues for overall health.

Periodontitis, the incurable type of gum disease, has been linked to stroke, heart attack and Alzheimer’s disease.

Periodontal disease is a serious gum infection caused by bad bacteria. That in itself is reason enough to schedule an appointment with your dentist in Washington.

The Best of the Best

When you work with the team from Avenue Dental Care you’ll have a one on one All on 4 Dental Implant consultation. One of the implant dentists in Washington will discuss everything including your medical and dental history.

It’s important to note that all dental implants used by Avenue Dental Care are made from dental grade materials and are bio compatible.

Every All on 4 Dental Implant post will fuse to your bone giving it life again. This is also excellent for facial structure as the minute a tooth is lost the bone structure starts shrinking as well. Don’t forget, tooth roots exercise the bone.

Dental Implants in Washington

Avenue Dental has All on 4 locations all over Washington and probably one close to you. Call or send a direct message and schedule a no obligation dental implants consultation today.