Gale Ranch Family Dental Blog

Bracing for Danger: 3 Ways to Avoid Ortho Emergencies

June 15, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — galeranch @ 4:59 pm
White gloved hands holding model teeth with braces

Everyone knows that you can never be sure when an emergency will occur, and your teeth are no exception, especially if you have braces. Although they’re the tried-and-true method for straightening smiles, the metal brackets and wires can be broken, damaged, or dislodged which can injure your teeth as well as lacerate the tender tissues inside your mouth.

Thankfully, there are a few proactive steps you can take so that you don’t end up in the dentist’s chair. Continue reading to learn about 3 ways you can prevent potential orthodontic emergencies!


Summer Selections: 3 Foods to Avoid with Braces

June 7, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — galeranch @ 2:46 pm
Bird's eye view of several summer dishes on a white wooden table

Summer is here, and it’s the perfect time to indulge in a variety of treats. Whether you’re looking for the refreshing tang of frozen yogurt, the juicy sweetness of watermelon, or the zesty kick of lemonade, there’s a whole world of seasonal flavors waiting for you.

But if you have braces, you’ll need to be a bit pickier about what you eat. The brackets and wires can trap bits of food that attract bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease. On top of that, the brittle metal can be broken or dislodged if you bite into something too hard or sticky.

Continue reading to learn about 3 foods you should avoid this season to keep your grin in excellent condition!


A Real Mouthful: Why You Shouldn’t Brush Your Dentures in Your Mouth

April 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — galeranch @ 7:18 pm
Patient brushing their dentures in their mouth

After many months, you can become so accustomed to your dentures that you leave them in practically all the time. While these prosthetics are important to restoring your oral function you do need to give your gums a rest. This is especially true when you go through your oral hygiene routine. But what’s so bad about brushing your dentures in your mouth? Continue reading to learn how this seemingly innocuous task can cause several dental issues.


I Lost My Teeth a While Ago; Is It Too Late to Get Dentures?

March 13, 2024

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Dentures have allowed many patients to enjoy having a complete smile after tooth loss, and today’s models are so lifelike and comfortable that they are barely noticed by their wearers and casual observers alike. However, some people may worry that since losing their teeth their jawbones have atrophied too much to support dentures. Here’s a brief overview of how the jawbone reacts to tooth loss and why you may still be an excellent candidate for dentures even if you lost your teeth a long time ago.


Aesthetic Solutions: Common Cosmetic Dentistry Issues Resolved

February 9, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — galeranch @ 6:34 pm
Man smiling at his new cosmetic dentistry treatments

Everyone knows that a bright, well-kept smile can turn heads and inspire confidence. However, many people face challenges with their teeth—decay, chipped and broken enamel, and other issues all detract from aesthetics. So, what is the solution to this multitude of dental detractors? Cosmetic dentistry!

Keep reading to learn how the wide range of cosmetic treatments available can help you get your smile back.


Dental Implant Dilemma: Should I Replace Healthy Teeth?

January 5, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — galeranch @ 9:39 pm
Dentist holding demonstration dental implant

You may already know that many experts consider dental implants to be the gold standard of tooth restoration because of the many advantages they provide. They’re the only option that includes a titanium rod that’s inserted into your jawbone to keep it active and healthy, for instance. While this is often an ideal way to fill in the gap left behind by a lost tooth, dentists are seeing a trend in patients wanting to replace perfectly healthy teeth, too. If you’re wondering whether you should swap a viable tooth with a dental implant, keep reading to learn more about it!