Sweet Smiles Dentistry Blog

How Long? 5 Factors That Will Determine the Lifespan of Your Dental Crown

March 8, 2024

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woman smiling in the dental chair after getting her dental crown

As the dentist finishes putting your new crown on, you admire how it looks in your smile. You want this confident feeling and your crown to last as long as possible. Usually, dental crowns can go for about 10 to 15 years before needing replacement, but this timeframe will depend on several factors. Below are the things you need to consider when determining how long your dental crown will last.


What Do Different Types of Tooth Pain Mean?

November 10, 2023

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Woman shows teeth

Toothaches range in severity from a negligible annoyance to miserable agony. Different toothaches can be caused by different things, and while some can be addressed with proper oral care, others require a dentist’s attention to be remedied. Knowing the differences among the different types of toothache can help you know how to treat one. Here’s a brief guide to the different types of toothache and how you can recognize them.


National Talk Like a Pirate Day Be on the Horizon! Take Care of Yer Oral Health!

September 8, 2023

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Children dressed like pirates to celebrate National Talk Like a Pirate Day

Pirates were the scourge of the seven seas during their golden era at the end of the 17th century. As infamous as they were for their brutality and their massive ships full of loot, they are equally known for their poor oral health. On this National Talk Like a Pirate Day, bring your crew and take care of your teeth. You can talk like a pirate and not have a smile like them.

Continue reading to learn some oral hygiene tips and pirate dentistry facts!


5 Steps You Can Take if You Knock Out a Tooth

July 12, 2023

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Shocked man in purple shirt holding his cheek in one hand and a lost tooth in another

More than 5 million teeth are knocked out every year. Although it’s not an uncommon occurrence, when you or someone you know is in this situation, it can be extremely stressful. Thankfully, just because your tooth gets knocked out doesn’t necessarily mean it’s lost for good. Remaining calm and quickly taking emergency action is the key to successfully replanting your tooth. Keep on reading for 5 steps you can take to save your tooth and preserve your smile for years to come.


4 Ways to Prevent a Smile Emergency During Your Summer Vacation

May 11, 2023

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a family smiling on the beach with whole and healthy teeth

Are you getting ready for another awesome summer vacation? Whether you are off to enjoy sunny days at the beach or an exciting overseas destination, there will be so many special memories to make. However, you want every minute of your time off to bring a smile to your face so you want to do all you can to avoid an unexpected event with your oral health. Read on to learn four ways to prevent a dental emergency during your summer vacation.


Why Toothpicks Aren’t the Best Way to Clean Teeth

March 11, 2023

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Someone holding a toothpick and covering their mouth

When you’ve just finished a meal, there’s nothing that feels better than being able to get all the gunk out from between your teeth. It’s also a great way to keep the buildup of plaque under control, so wanting to get nice and clean is a good instinct to have.

You might think that a toothpick is a good way to do that, but in truth, there’s a real chance of them doing more harm than good for your smile. Here’s why and what you should use instead.


How Dental Implants Can Prevent Facial Collapse

January 3, 2023

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a patient smiling after receiving dental implants

Tooth loss is a very serious problem; not only does it affect the look, feel, and functionality of your smile, but it can also change the very shape of your face! Fortunately, tooth loss is also easily treatable thanks to modern restorative solutions such as dental implants. Continue reading below to learn a little more about how tooth loss can negatively impact your facial structure, along with how dental implants are the perfect solution for addressing the issue.


Why Do You Have a Black Line Around Your Dental Crown?

September 5, 2022

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woman checking black line around dental crown in Mt. Pleasant

Do you have a severely damaged or decayed tooth? If so, then a dental crown may be the ideal solution for you. With this restoration, you’ll be able to renew the look and function of your smile in only a few visits. However, you might be concerned if you begin to notice a black line around your dental crown. Read on to learn about the cause of this condition and what you can do to return the beautiful appearance of your pearly whites!


Taking Care of Your Fillings Will Keep You Smiling

August 4, 2022

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molar fissure dental fillings illustration

Dental fillings are a lifesaver – at least as far as your teeth are concerned. A filling gives your tooth a second chance after suffering from a cavity. But how long do fillings last? The answer depends on several factors, including the materials used and how well you care for your new and improved smile. With this in mind, keep reading to learn from your dentist in Mt. Pleasant about the average lifespan of fillings, how to properly maintain them, and signs it’s time for a replacement.