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Life After Tooth Extraction: When Can I Get My Dental Implant?

May 3, 2024

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Woman with missing tooth

Maybe you’re looking forward to eating a nice juicy steak, or maybe you’re wanting to restore your smile as soon as possible for your Instagram reel. Either way, waiting for a dental implant replacement can be hard! If you’ve had a tooth extraction, you’re probably anxious to know when you can schedule your treatment.

It turns out that predicting a timetable isn’t as simple as saying “within two to three months!” However, like you, your dentist will want to proceed with a placement as soon as possible. Keep reading to get the details.

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The Art of Enhancement: What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

April 12, 2024

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Patient smiling at the dentist after cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is more than just about aesthetics; it’s about confidence, self-expression, and embracing the power of your smile. But what exactly is it, and how does it differ from traditional treatment? Continue reading to learn all about the practice of cosmetic dentistry and how it can improve your quality of life.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Invisalign

March 5, 2024

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person holding Invisalign

Are you looking for a discreet solution to straighten your teeth and improve your smile? If so, consider Invisalign treatment, which uses clear aligners to gently move your teeth into the desired position. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign offers convenience and flexibility. However, it’s important to take good care of your aligner trays to ensure the success of your treatment. If you’re unsure about how to properly maintain your aligners, read on for some helpful do’s and don’ts.

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Is Drinking Through a Straw Good for Your Smile?

February 10, 2024

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Close up of woman drinking coffee with a strawYou might use a straw when enjoying a fountain drink on a hot day, but you might not use one when sipping your morning cup of coffee. Maybe, you’re not using straws to reduce your footprint on Earth? According to researchers, one-time-use straws account for 7% of plastic product waste in America. Reusable straws not only support a better environment, but they can also improve your dental health. Here are a few benefits of drinking through a straw.

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Can You Get Cavities with Veneers?

January 4, 2024

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person wondering if you can get cavities with veneers

Through the years, porcelain veneers have evolved substantially. Originally designed to perfect the smiles of Hollywood stars, these cosmetic dental solutions are now within reach for more people, offering a way to improve tooth appearance. While effective for various cosmetic issues, a common question about veneers arises: Do they protect against cavities? Keep reading to find out if decay is still a concern with this cosmetic treatment.

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How DIY Clear Aligners Can Make a Mess of your Smile

December 7, 2023

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Clear aligners lying on a table

Invisalign aligners have become an incredibly popular orthodontic treatment in recent years, and are celebrated by patients for their ability to discreetly improve the quality of their smile.

With their rising popularity, a market has emerged for cheaper mail-order clear aligners. You may have seen ads for these services, and you could have even considered getting the treatment for yourself. However, these DIY aligner kits present hazards that make them problematic. Here’s what you should know about these kits, and why you might not want to rely on them.

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Denture Dilemma: 3 Issues Caused by Dentures that Don’t Fit

November 7, 2023

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Set of dentures resting against each other in front of a gray background

Dentures are a tried-and-true method of refurbishing your smile if you’ve lost some or all of your teeth. When they fit well, they provide many benefits that have maintained their status as a popular treatment over the years. Patients love that they look and feel natural as well as restore their ability to eat and speak normally.

If you find that yours are slipping out of place or clicking when you open your mouth, they might not be fitting properly, anymore. Those with a full schedule or many other priorities may be tempted to put off a visit to the dentist to have them relined, but there are risks if you do. Keep reading to learn 3 of the complications of dentures that are out of shape.  

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5 Facts About Dental Implants That May Take You Off the Fence

October 13, 2023

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A woman looking at her new dental implants in the mirror

In recent years, dental implants have revolutionized tooth replacement. They’ve become a popular choice for their versatile nature and their ability to completely restore a lost tooth from the root up. If you’re on the fence about whether they’re the right choice for you, continue reading. These five facts may be the motivation you need to make an appointment.

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Veneers Through the Decades

September 12, 2023

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Woman with blond hair having a veneer placed on her tooth by a dentist wearing blue gloves.

Veneers have been a popular solution to mask aesthetic flaws in our teeth for decades. They’re often considered a staple to achieve the perfect smile that’s part of beauty standards today. We see straight, white smiles on everyone from social media influencers to movie stars to the guy or gal next door. But did you know that veneers were intended for a movie star in the first place? Keep reading to learn more about the history of this popular cosmetic dental solution.

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How to Relieve the Discomfort Caused by New Invisalign Aligners

August 19, 2023

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Woman receiving Invisalign from her dentist

The aligners used for Invisalign treatment work by putting pressure against your teeth, slowly but surely repositioning them to help you achieve a straighter smile. As you can likely guess, it’s normal to experience a bit of discomfort during this process. Luckily, it shouldn’t be anything you can’t handle – especially if you follow your dentist’s tips for finding relief.  Here’s what to expect when it comes to the discomfort caused by new Invisalign aligners and the steps you can take to manage it.

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