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Dental Dissolution: SmileDirectClub Has Been Cancelled

January 22, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drrauchberg @ 6:09 pm
Several sets of clear aligners on a blue background

Did you know that SmileDirectClub has declared bankruptcy? Since its start in 2014, more than 2 million people have taken advantage of its direct-to-consumer clear aligners. That means that they received mail-order trays without first consulting or involving professional dentists or orthodontists. Now the company is no longer delivering products, so where does that leave those who were being treated? Keep reading to learn answers to some frequently asked questions about this recent turn of events!


Fabricated Fictions: 5 Myths About Your TMJ

January 15, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drrauchberg @ 5:09 pm
X-ray of a skull with the TMJ colored red

Have you noticed that your jaw is sore or stiff in the morning when you wake up or do you hear a clicking sound when you open your mouth? If so, you may have developed a temporomandibular joint disorder. These circular hinge joints allow a full range of motion when they’re functioning properly. However, it’s possible for your jaw to become irritated and inflame the tissues surrounding them. This can cause issues that contribute to more serious conditions, so it’s important to get help before it progresses.

If you’re concerned you may have developed a problem, read on to learn about 5 myths around this topic so that you can help yourself heal and recover.


Oral Aversions: Why You Don’t Need to Fear Dental Appointments

January 2, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drrauchberg @ 6:01 pm
Anxious man in dental chair covering his mouth

If you get anxious about dental appointments, you’re not alone! An estimated 36% of people in the United States have a fear of oral treatments, making it a relatively common issue. Unfortunately, those who are overly worried might avoid getting the care they need to preserve their teeth. This can lead to more complicated and complex treatments down the road to avert serious problems. Instead, keep reading to learn about 3 reasons why people sidestep the dentist and why you should set those troubles aside.


Stick to the Essentials: Mastering the Use of Denture Adhesive

December 22, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drrauchberg @ 5:46 pm
An older woman smiling with her dentures that she secured with denture adhesive

Using denture adhesive can significantly enhance the stability and comfort of dentures. However, the adhesive isn’t like the Elmer’s glue of yesteryear, it takes some practice and patience to master. Proper techniques for application and removal can go a long way in helping you make the most of your dentures.

If you find yourself at a loss when it comes to denture adhesive, continue reading. This guide will walk you through preparing your dentures the dentist-approved way.


How to Enjoy Holiday Meals While Wearing Braces

December 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drrauchberg @ 9:01 pm
Teen with braces

While braces are a tried-and-true orthodontic method that can effectively treat even complex cases, they require significant effort on the part of the patient. While the special hygiene requirements are the same year-round, complying with the dietary restrictions the treatment entails can be especially difficult during the holiday season. Here are a few tips for getting the most enjoyment out of a holiday feast while keeping your orthodontic treatment on track.


What Exactly Is Involved in Cosmetic Dentistry?

November 29, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drrauchberg @ 2:56 pm
patient speaking to dentist about cosmetic dentistry

Are you aiming to elevate your confidence by improving your smile? The solution might lie in cosmetic dentistry. Whether you’re dealing with stained teeth, misalignments, or other dental imperfections, cosmetic dentistry offers a range of solutions. Explore the realm of cosmetic dentistry to discover its components and delve into some of the highly sought-after treatments designed to help you attain the radiant smile you’ve envisioned.


5 Tips for Avoiding Red Wine Stains During the Holidays

November 16, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drrauchberg @ 3:39 pm
Close-up of pouring red wine into glass out of bottle

While you’re enjoying your time with your friends and family members during the holidays, you may find yourself reaching for a glass of red wine. But be wary – this beverage is rather infamous for leaving stains on your teeth. Fortunately, there’s no need to give up red wine altogether; your dentist is here with 5 tips that will allow you to indulge in your beverage while keeping the risk of dental stains to a minimum.


How Your Diet Will Change with Veneers

November 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drrauchberg @ 10:58 pm
person with porcelain veneers smiling

Embarking on the journey of enhancing your dental aesthetics with veneers is an exciting step towards achieving a radiant and authentically appealing smile. These custom-made, ultra-thin shells work wonders by reshaping, resizing, recoloring, and realigning your teeth. If you’ve recently undergone the application of veneers, you might be eager to understand the impact of certain foods on their durability and appearance. Keep reading to learn about foods to avoid and those that can play a role in preserving your newly enhanced smile.


4 Ways to Maximize Your Dental Insurance Benefits

October 30, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drrauchberg @ 12:43 pm
person deciding how to maximize dental insurance benefits

Leverage dental insurance for cost-effective dental care and enhanced oral health. Determining if you’re making the most of your dental insurance can be challenging. There are many ways that you can leverage dental insurance for cost-effective dental care and enhanced oral health. Determining if you’re making the most of your dental insurance can be challenging. To ensure you optimize your benefits, discover these four straightforward methods to make the most of your coverage.


5 Oral Care Habits to Implement

October 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drrauchberg @ 12:34 pm
person brushing their teeth to practice good oral care habits

October isn’t just about collecting as much candy as possible at Halloween office parties; it’s a month that also features many national and global holidays, like Dental Hygiene Awareness Month. This time of the year is dedicated to teaching patients how to take better care of their beams and maintain good oral health. If your dental routine slipped over the summer season, no worries – now’s the perfect time to adopt these five oral care habits for a fresh start.

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