The Clear Choice: What You Should Know Before Invisalign Treatment

December 15, 2023

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A woman smiling as she holds up her Invisalign aligner

The prospect of a straighter smile with Invisalign is an exciting one, as the treatment offers a discreet and flexible solution for orthodontics. However, before you take the leap into your treatment, it’s important to be well-informed. There are some aspects of Invisalign that catch patients off guard after they commit.

Continue reading to learn some of the more obscure facts about Invisalign treatment and how it may affect your experience.

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4 Dental-Friendly Drinking Tips for New Year’s Eve

December 5, 2023

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Group of people with sunglasses and champagne partying in falling confetti

A new year is right around the corner, just waiting to be rung in with the usual jubilations on December 31st. Whether you’re planning the perfect outfit or deciding who to kiss at midnight, it’s important to remember your teeth, too. You’ll likely be enjoying a drink or two, which can damage your pearly whites if you’re not careful. Instead, keep reading to learn 4 tips to prevent hurting your smile this New Year’s Eve!

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Ready for Thanksgiving Dinner? Save Some Room for These Smile-Friendly Desserts!

October 13, 2023

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Thanksgiving turkey

Thanksgiving is that time of year when we gather around the table with friends and family to celebrate the things we are truly grateful for. The traditional spread is well-known: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and the like have pleased Americans for generations. However, dentists everywhere can sometimes be a little worried about the desserts offered at this annual feast. Here are a few teeth-friendly dessert options that will have you and your guests wanting seconds.

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Oral Care Habits for Dental Hygiene Month

October 4, 2023

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Woman looking in mirror while brushing her teethOctober is Dental Hygiene Month, dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of keeping your mouth healthy. Your oral and general health are closely connected. Preventable dental issues can affect your overall wellness negatively. Not to mention, good oral hygiene is essential for preventing tooth loss. You can keep your teeth and gums healthy by following 5 dental hygiene habits.

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Get Your Dental Filling Before It’s Too Late

September 21, 2023

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Model of tooth-colored fillingDental fillings are the go-to solution to treat early stages of tooth decay. They are made of a composite resin that is shaded to the color of your enamel to blend in with your tooth. Whether you have a new cavity or you need a replacement, don’t wait to get your filling. You can use your dental insurance to lower the cost. However, if you wait too long, you can lose your tooth and dental coverage.

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How Poor Oral Hygiene Affects Your Metabolism

September 7, 2023

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person preparing to brush their teeth for good oral health

When individuals can indulge in their favorite foods without gaining weight, they are often described as having a fast metabolism. While this may imply that metabolism holds the key to a slim waistline, its significance goes beyond that. Research has shown that an unhealthy smile can actually have a detrimental impact on your metabolism. Continue reading to understand what metabolism entails, how subpar oral health can influence it, and gain valuable tips for maintaining a healthy smile.

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Why You Shouldn’t Skip a Dental Cleaning

August 9, 2023

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Patient talking to a dentist

When it comes to maintaining our health, dental hygiene is often overlooked. Many of us have been guilty of skipping that regular dental cleaning appointment, thinking it’s not a big deal. After all, our teeth seem fine, right? However, neglecting dental cleanings can have serious consequences for our oral and overall health. In this blog, we’ll delve into the reasons why you shouldn’t skip a dental cleaning and some of the problems that might pop up if you’re negligent.

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What’s the Best Dental Crown Material?

July 23, 2023

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Dentist discussing dental crown with patientA dental crown is the most common restorative treatment because of its diversity. The customized cap covers the entire surface of a tooth above the gum line, giving it an added layer of protection. It can also repair broken teeth and be used along with other procedures, like root canal therapy. Thanks to a variety of materials, dental crowns also provide cosmetic benefits. You have many types to choose from, but which is best? Here’s what you need to know when picking a material for your restoration.

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Are There Any Simple Home Remedies for a Severe Toothache?

July 14, 2023

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Woman searching the pantry

Severe and persistent toothaches are likely due to an untreated infection. Your best course of action is getting an emergency dental appointment. But sometimes life gets in the way. Maybe your pain is unbearable and you can’t drive, your spouse is unreachable or far away, or car service fees are astronomical. Here are some home remedies for a severe toothache.

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4 Questions You Should Ask at Your Next Dental Checkup

April 26, 2023

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Dentist smiling at patient during checkup

Unfortunately, many patients approach their six-month dental checkups and cleanings with one goal: get in and out of the treatment chair as quickly as possible. In reality, these appointments are crucial; they allow you to talk with your dentist one-on-one about how to maintain and enhance your oral health. If you’re unsure where to start the conversation, then keep reading to learn four questions you should ask at your dental checkup.

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