Erin M. Prach, DDS Blog

How Will I Know When It’s Time to Replace My Dentures?

August 11, 2023

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Modern dentures are a believable and incredibly comfortable way to replace missing teeth using especially durable materials, but they have limitations. New dentures should fit wonderfully because they are customized for your mouth. Over time, your mouth will change shape and the dentures will undergo wear and tear with use. They will need periodic adjustments to fit properly, and even the best dentures will probably need to be replaced after ten years. Here are a few signs that your dentures might soon need a replacement.


Biting Your Nails Could Be Hurting Your Oral Health

July 20, 2023

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A nervous-looking woman biting her nails

Nail biting is one of those habits that forms early and may never leave. There are many reasons you might have begun to bite your nails—nervousness, anxiety, boredom, or depression, but in all cases, it is a habit that only leads to more problems, problems that your dentist will have to fix.

So, what does nail biting do to your teeth, and how can you stop the habit? Continue reading to learn about four potential outcomes and some tips to help you drop the habit once and for all.


Cosmetic Dentistry Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

June 19, 2023

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Myths & facts under torn paperYou can’t put a price on the benefits of attractive teeth. A beautiful smile is attributed to youth, confidence, and success. Perfect teeth rarely happen naturally. People often turn to cosmetic dentistry to enhance their pearly whites. However, there’s a lot of misinformation about elective dental services. Don’t let rumors stand in the way of a picture-perfect smile. Here are the top cosmetic dentistry myths you shouldn’t believe.


The Summer Sun and Healthy Gums

May 3, 2023

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person smiling on the beach

Embrace the summer season and bask in the warmth of the sun’s rays. Whether you’re enjoying a swim, wakeboarding, or cycling in the park, there’s no shortage of activities to enjoy. While you may be aware of the sun’s impact on your overall health, it can also influence your smile. Continue reading to learn more about how the sun can contribute to the well-being of your beam.


You Asked, We Answered: How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Last?

April 13, 2023

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woman smiling while looking in dental mirror

A captivating smile can significantly boost your confidence and leave a lasting impression. You may already know that cosmetic dentistry offers a wide range of options to enhance the appearance of teeth – but how long can you expect these transformations to last? In this blog post, we will explore the longevity of popular cosmetic dental treatments and provide valuable tips to help you maintain a beautiful grin for years to come!


National Sleep Awareness Week: Let’s Talk About Your Quality of Rest

March 14, 2023

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a restless person holding their forehead

Quality rest is crucial to not only your day-to-day function, but also your mental and physical health. Without it, your body and brain won’t have a chance to recover from a long day of work, leading to a chain reaction of symptoms that can lead to a higher risk of developing medical conditions, like heart disease, diabetes, depression, and more. March 12th through 18th is National Sleep Awareness Week, which means there’s no better time to reflect on your quality of rest and how it may be impacting your life.


Why Do My Dentures Smell?

February 11, 2023

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man holding up a set of dentures and holding his nose

Nobody wants to walk around with bad breath, and that includes denture patients. However, patients with prosthetics are also much more likely to have bad breath, as dentures can start to smell if they’re cared for improperly.

If you’ve noticed that your dentures have a little bit of an odor to them, here are a few things you can do to address that issue.


Does Dental Insurance Cover Emergency Visits?

January 23, 2023

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a person looking through their dental insurance benefits

Many people become overwhelmed, frustrated, and stressed whenever it comes time to navigate their dental insurance and figure out what’s covered and what isn’t. Fortunately, with a good dental team by your side who knows what they’re doing, much of this worry can be taken off of your plate. This is especially important if you’re visiting them for a dental emergency, like a knocked-out tooth or painful toothache, and you require urgent treatment. Read on to learn three considerations when determining whether your plan will pay for your visit.


How Do Cranberries Affect My Oral Health?

December 4, 2022

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cranberry sauce with holiday dinner

It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but a spoonful of cranberry sauce can really add a zesty kick to holiday turkey, ham, stuffing, potatoes, and more. There are also dried cranberries, cranberry juice, and more ways to consume this distinctive berry. Some people certainly enjoy the taste of cranberries. But do they benefit your oral health? Keep reading to find out what your dentist in Casper has to say about them.


Can Stained Teeth Run in Your Family

November 18, 2022

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Before and after teeth whiteningSociety views people with attractive smiles with youth, confidence, and success; however, not everyone has dazzling white teeth. Various factors contribute to their color, like your oral hygiene habits and the foods and drinks you consume. Smoking and drinking a lot of coffee aren’t the only things that influence their color. Genetics also plays a role. If a parent has darker teeth naturally, you’re more likely to have them as well. Not to mention, other hereditary factors can affect your pearly whites. Although you can’t change your DNA, you have several solutions to maintain a bright smile.


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