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Straight Smiles: 3 Reasons to Get Invisalign This Summer

June 7, 2024

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Having crooked, overcrowded, or slightly gapped teeth can impact more than just your appearance. When your pearly whites aren’t in their proper positions, it’s harder to access all their surfaces to thoroughly brush and floss them. You’re more likely to develop cavities or gum disease as a result.

Although braces are the tried-and-true method for straightening smiles, many patients avoid treatment because they don’t want to deal with metal brackets bonded in place for the duration of their treatment. If you’re looking for a more discreet way to upgrade your grin, you’re not alone. More than 17 million people have turned to Invisalign to shift their teeth instead.

If you’re on the fence about moving forward with this method, continue reading to learn 3 reasons why summer is the ideal time to begin!


How To Breeze Through Your Invisalign Treatment

May 7, 2024

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Someone holding an Invisalign treatment

One of the things that draws patients to Invisalign treatment is the amount of control it gives them. These clear aligners can be removed from the teeth at any time, which can allow you much greater freedom throughout the course of your treatment.

However, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t important guidelines to keep in mind if you want to straighten your teeth quickly. Here are a few important do’s and don’ts to remember when it comes to Invisalign.


What to Do If You Lost a Dental Crown

April 3, 2024

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person with lost dental crown covering mouth with hands

Dental crowns are like shields that cover the entire surface of a tooth, often used for teeth with severe damage or decay. They can also improve the look of a tooth after a root canal or to fix cosmetic issues. Even though they usually last around 15 years, dental crowns can still get damaged or fall out. If you lose a dental crown, follow these three steps until you can see your dentist for help.


Gaining Grip: Denture Adhesive Demystified

March 8, 2024

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Patient holding their denture before applying denture adhesive

Are your dentures giving you grief? There are times when they can feel a little loose, especially if you’ve just started wearing them. The good news is there is a relatively inexpensive solution! Denture adhesive is designed to help keep dentures securely in place, preventing slippage and discomfort. If you want to learn all about this great product and how to use it effectively, read on!


Dating with Dentures: How to Kiss with False Teeth

February 13, 2024

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Dentures are a great way for many patients to enjoy a complete smile after severe tooth loss, but they need to be well cared for to fit properly in the long run. If you wear dentures, you might be worried about delivering a knockout kiss when you and your significant other paint the town red on Valentine’s Day. Here’s what you should know about kissing with dentures and how to optimize the experience for all parties involved.


3 Frequently Asked Questions About Sedation Dentistry

January 3, 2024

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For those who find dental appointments challenging, dental sedation is a valuable option. Many dentists offer this service to ensure that patients can receive necessary care without discomfort or anxiety. Before choosing dental sedation, there are important factors to consider. Continue reading as we answer three common questions about sedation dentistry so that you can make an informed decision about your dental care.


I Lost My Invisalign Aligner! What Should I Do Now?

December 13, 2023

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Invisalign is an excellent way to realign a smile without the conspicuous metal pieces or dietary restrictions that come with traditional braces. The system uses a sequence of clear aligners specially manufactured to fit the patient’s mouth. Each set of aligners is an important part of the process because it shifts the teeth into slightly better positions. Unfortunately, these aligners get lost at the worst moments from time to time. Here’s what to do if you lose your aligner so your treatment stays on track.


Straight Talk: Estimating Your Invisalign Treatment Duration

November 24, 2023

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A woman smiling with her Invisalign aligner

One of the many perks of Invisalign treatment is the reduced treatment time over traditional braces. Even so, many patients don’t want to commit to straightening their teeth unless they know exactly how long it will take. In a world that’s constantly on the move, this is fair. You want to be able to plan and strategize your journey through life.

If you want guidelines on treatment duration with Invisalign, continue reading. While an exact duration can’t be guaranteed, you’ll come away from this guide with a better understanding of the process.


Can I Use Essential Oils to Relieve My TMJ Pain?

October 4, 2023

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a closeup of an essential oil dropper

Your temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are pretty important; they’re responsible for connecting your jaw to your skull, granting you an impressive range of motion and essentially allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with ease! This means that if something is affecting the functionality of these joints, your entire livelihood might be at stake. These types of issues, known as TMJ disorder (TMD), can be debilitating, causing persistent jaw pain, headaches, and discomfort. And while traditional treatments are certainly an effective means of dealing with TMD, some patients wonder if essential oils are capable of providing any sort of relief. Continue reading below to learn more!


5 Easy Tips To Help You Recover From Your Wisdom Tooth Extraction

September 12, 2023

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Grayscale x-ray image of a mouth full of teeth with the wisdom teeth colored red

Dentists always try to avoid extracting teeth, but wisdom teeth are a different story! These pearly whites erupt after our other adult teeth come in; usually when we’re between 17-21 years old. Because they can overcrowd your teeth, or become impacted or infected, often our wisdom teeth are removed entirely. The procedure itself doesn’t take long, but aftercare is super important to ensure you mend properly. Keep reading to learn 5 tips that will help you successfully recover from your wisdom teeth extraction.

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