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“What If I Already Had Braces?” 4 Questions About Invisalign

August 29, 2019

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Invisalign and braces

If you’ve been looking for ways to correct a crooked smile, chances are you’ve heard of Invisalign, a treatment that over 6 million people have used as a convenient, see-through alternative to braces. But what if you’ve already had braces or currently have other kinds of dental restorations in your mouth? You may ask yourself “Should I get Invisalign?” To help you decide, here are the answers to 4 questions patients often have about using clear aligners after other treatments.

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6 Reasons Why Do-It-Yourself Braces are a Bad Idea

August 21, 2019

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Dental Braces

Perhaps you’ve been looking at your smile in the mirror and have asked yourself, “Should I get Invisalign? Or could I save a few bucks by making my own braces?” Believe it or not, “do-it-yourself” braces have been growing in popularity, and many patients don’t realize how dangerous they can really be. Here’s 6 reasons why you should leave your orthodontic treatment to the professionals.

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Catch Cavities Before It’s Too Late! A Dentist Explains the 5 Stages of Tooth Decay

July 13, 2019

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Digital image of a cracked tooth

Unfortunately, nearly everyone has a had a cavity at some point. In fact, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research estimates that it’s over 90% of the population. What’s worse, researchers think that about 1/3 of adults currently have cavities that they aren’t aware of, which are only growing larger with time. Despite these sobering statistics, you can minimize the damage to your teeth by understanding the 5 stages of tooth decay and the importance of regular checkups with a dentist. By catching and treating cavities in their early stages, you can save yourself a lot of time and money in the dental chair! 

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Thinking About Dental Implants? Get the Facts About 4 Common Myths

July 12, 2019

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Image of an implant in the bottom jaw

You wouldn’t walk onto a car lot and buy a car based on what you heard from other people, right? Most likely, you would want to start by doing some research of your own. You can think of dental implants the same way. This tooth replacement option is a wonderful investment in your oral health, but it’s important to have the right information, especially since there are so many misconceptions out there. In this blog, you’ll get the facts about 4 common myths about implants so you can make the best choice for your smile. 

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Thinking About Dental Implants? Get the Facts About 4 Common Myths

July 1, 2019

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3D image of an implant in the lower jaw

You wouldn’t walk into a car lot and buy a car based on what you heard from other people, right? Most likely, you would want to start by doing some research of your own. You can think of dental implants the same way! This tooth replacement option is a wonderful investment in your oral health, but many people hesitate to have the procedure done because of information they’ve heard that simply isn’t true. In this blog, you’ll get the facts about 4 common myths about dental implants so you can make the best choice for your smile. 

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Make Your Dentist Smile with These 5 Great Oral Hygiene Habits

June 29, 2019

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Couple brushing teeth

The CDC has found that tooth decay is the most widespread chronic disease among children in the United States; furthermore, well over 90% of American adults have had at least one cavity in their lives. The good news is that despite being extremely common, cavities (and other oral health problems such as gum disease) are preventable – as long as you’re practicing good oral hygiene! Here are 5 habits your dentist might suggest for protecting your pearly whites from harm.

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Your Dentist Says You Should Ask Your Hygienist These 7 Questions

June 27, 2019

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dental hygienist examining a girl's mouth

Routine dental checkups are usually just that – routine. However, they are a great chance to stay up to date with your oral health and for your dentist to catch problems with your teeth and gums before they get worse. There are a few things you should talk to your dentist about at every visit just to stay on top of your oral health. Here are 7 questions should ask your dental hygienist.

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Could Gum Disease Really Be Linked to Heart Problems?

May 25, 2019

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Heart and pulse

Gum disease is more widespread than you might think; in fact, according to the CDC, almost half of US adults over age 30 have a form of gum infection. If you’re in this group, you might think bleeding gums and eventual tooth loss are your biggest worries. Unfortunately, the problem could potentially be much larger; you could be at greater risk for cardiovascular disease. Here’s what you need to know about the link between gum disease and your heart.

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How Dental Implants Can Help You Feel More Confident in Your Smile

May 17, 2019

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smiling woman in sunglasses

If you’re missing a tooth or teeth, it’s easy to feel self-conscious about it. Being uncomfortable with your smile can keep you from fully enjoying yourself in public. Eating certain foods might be difficult. Smiling in front of people might be scary. There are a few options to restore your confidence in your smile, including dentures and bridges, but the one with the most benefits is dental implants.

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Seeing Your Dentist Can Protect You against Oral Cancer

April 25, 2019

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“oral cancer” written on transparency

Oral cancer afflicts more than 50 million Americans each and every year. As with most forms of cancer, early detection is crucial for successful treatment. This is one more reason why seeing your dentist for regular exams is so important. The few minutes a screening takes could literally be the difference between life and death.

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