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Ascot Aesthetics Blog

Can You Be Too Old for Cosmetic Dentistry?

April 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Angela Ruff @ 3:01 pm
Senior woman with glasses showing off her smile

No matter what age you are, it’s only natural to want your smile to look its best. As such, if there’s an aesthetic issue that’s bothering you, your first thought may be to have cosmetic dentistry done to correct it. But if you’re over a certain age, you might be worried that this is no longer a viable option for you. Is there any such thing as being too old for cosmetic dentistry? Here’s what your dentist has to say.

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An Inside Look at the Dangerous “Veneer Check” TikTok Trend

February 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Angela Ruff @ 5:32 am
a person on their phone looking at social media

Social media platforms have become a large part of life now, especially TikTok. It is estimated that the platform now has upwards of 1 billion users. While it is often used to upload and view entertaining content like dance videos or makeup tutorials, there can be harmful posts as well. A recent dangerous TikTok trend has been the “veneer check”.  While cosmetic procedures like veneers are very safe and reliable for most people, this challenge is spreading misinformation. This can negatively impact your oral health. Read on to learn more about the trend and how to safely achieve your smile goals.

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Brighten Smiles with the Gift of Teeth Whitening!

December 12, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Angela Ruff @ 1:40 am
a woman smiling with a gift in her hand

The holidays are a magical time. Showing your friends and family how much you appreciate them by giving gifts is one of the things that make it such a special time. It is always fun to give a unique present that you know will enhance the lives of your loved ones. Teeth whitening is a perfect idea to keep their smiles bright all year long! Here are four reasons why it will become one of your favorite things to give.

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What Does Sedation Dentistry Feel Like?

October 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Dr. Angela Ruff @ 10:21 pm

Woman benefiting from sedation dentistryDoes your heart race or do your palms sweat when it’s time to visit the dentist? Maybe you have an upcoming procedure, but you’re worried about pain. No matter the reason, you might be a candidate for sedation dentistry. You can sit back and relax to enjoy your time in the dental chair; however, there’s a lot of misinformation about dental sedation. Contrary to common belief, you aren’t “put to sleep.” Here’s what sedation dentistry feels like.

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4 Potential Causes of a Bump on Your Gums

August 16, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Angela Ruff @ 12:29 am
dentist talking to patient about bump on gums

One morning while brushing your teeth before getting your day started, you noticed that there was a bump on your gums. As far as you can remember, it isn’t something that’s always been there. Several things can cause a bump to form on the gums. Read on to learn about four potential causes as well as what you should do about them.

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The Reasons for a Dental Phobia

July 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Angela Ruff @ 7:36 am
A patient with a dental phobia

So, let’s say you want to visit your local dentist for treatment. Whether it’s to make your smile healthier or shinier, you’re ready to improve your teeth and gums. However, there’s a problem: you have a dental phobia but don’t know why. As a result, you often feel anxiety at the prospect of dentist appointments. How should you overcome the issue? Well, you can start by learning your phobia’s cause. Read on to learn about dental anxiety, its causes, and the best ways to manage it.

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5 Effective Vitamins & Minerals for Healthy Gums

June 14, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Angela Ruff @ 4:54 pm
Vitamins and minerals that prevent gum disease

To reduce your risk of gum disease, you probably focus on good oral hygiene. More specifically, you always try to brush your teeth twice daily, floss once daily and rinse as needed with a good mouthwash. However, did you know that you can do the same with foods and drinks? It’s true — getting the proper nutrition from your diet can make your gums stronger and healthier. To learn more, here are five vitamins and minerals you should get to prevent periodontitis.

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Does Sleep Apnea Ever Go Away on Its Own?

May 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Angela Ruff @ 8:35 pm
Woman struggling to get a good night’s rest because of sleep apnea.

Every night, millions of Americans miss out on countless hours of sleep because of sleep apnea; and even worse, many more cases go completely undiagnosed! That said, sleep apnea is a serious epidemic and can actually lead to some serious health complications if left untreated. Fortunately, sleep apnea can be treated—but does it ever simply go away on its own? Here’s more about sleep apnea and what can cause the condition, whether or not it can go away on its own, and what you can do to improve your symptoms.

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4 Easy Home Remedies for Toothaches

April 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Angela Ruff @ 10:50 am
Man with a toothache

Nobody likes having to deal with a toothache, especially a severe one. For starters, it’s probably a sign you have a tooth infection that puts your oral health at risk. Plus, it may disrupt your schedule by requiring emergency dental treatment. On the bright side, there are ways of managing the pain while you wait to see your dentist. Read on to learn about four great home remedies that can soothe your ache in the meantime.

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You Asked, We Answered: Can You Die from a Tooth Infection?

February 9, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Angela Ruff @ 8:00 pm
young woman with severe toothache

Have you ever had such a bad toothache that you thought it was killing you? Unfortunately, many people have been in that exact situation. If you’ve ever wondered whether you can die from a toothache, don’t worry – a typical case cannot kill you. However, it’s worth noting that the underlying issues causing your pain could be fatal if left untreated, such as a tooth infection. With that in mind, read on to learn whether or not you can die from an infection.

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