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5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Invisalign Aligners Clean and Clear

May 29, 2024

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Patient using toothbrush to clean Invisalign aligner

Clear, virtually undetectable aligners are one of the biggest selling points of Invisalign. After all, who wouldn’t want to achieve a gorgeous smile without the noticeable brackets and uncomfortable wires? The good news is that keeping your trays clean and clear won’t take a lot of time or effort either. With this in mind, read on to learn how to take care of your Invisalign aligners easily!

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Going the Distance: How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Last?

April 5, 2024

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man smiling in front of a yellow background

Have you heard the saying that good things never last? Unfortunately, it can feel like practically everything has a finite lifespan, including dental work. Although you may wish your cosmetic treatment could continue to look amazing forever, chances are that in many cases you’ll eventually need retreatment. However, knowing how long cosmetic dentistry lasts and ways to preserve your results can help you make the most of whatever time you have with your perfect smile.

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Solutions for Common Cosmetic Dental Problems

March 5, 2024

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Smiling man wearing a jean jacketFew people have perfect teeth naturally, and many things can affect their appearance over the years. If you don’t like the way your teeth look, you’re not alone. 35% of adults are displeased with their smiles. You don’t have to be embarrassed by your teeth any longer. Here are a few solutions for common cosmetic dental problems that won’t break the bank.

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A Parent’s Guide to Sedation Dentistry for Kids: Is it Safe?

February 9, 2024

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Child giving thumbs up while going through sedation dentistry

For children who are anxious at the dentist or have special needs, sedation dentistry can be a valuable tool. However, as a parent, you may have concerns about the safety of sedation for your child. It’s only natural to question everything when it comes to treatment for your tyke.

So, if you want to learn more about sedation dentistry and its safety for smaller patients, continue reading.

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Stability Struggles: Why Won’t That Pesky Lower Denture Stay in Place?

January 19, 2024

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Older woman smiling with her secure lower denture

Do you put your dentures in every day only to have the bottom arch wiggle and slip constantly? If so, you’re not alone. Many denture wearers have stability issues with their prosthetics which can lead to discomfort and frustration. Understanding the common reasons behind lower denture instability is the first step toward finding solutions and restoring confidence in your smile.

Read on to learn about the most common reasons for this slippage issue and a few tips on how to resolve it.

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Can I Reline My Dentures Myself?

December 14, 2023

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Older woman in dentist’s chair looking in a mirrorAdvancements in materials and technologies allow dentures to fit better than ever before. They should rest comfortably on your gums and use suction to stay in place. However, your dentures can slip or irritate your gums over time. If you’re relying on an adhesive to keep your dentures in place, they may need to be relined. Although you can purchase OTC kits to do it yourself, your dentist will recommend skipping DIY solutions to prevent damaging your dentures and oral injuries. Here’s why it’s better to visit your dentist regularly to have your dentures relined.

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The Hidden Dangers of Ill-Fitting Dentures: A Cautionary Tale

November 8, 2023

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Picture of broken dentures

When it comes to dentures, a perfect fit is not just about comfort; it’s crucial for your overall health. Many people overlook the significance of well-fitting dentures, assuming that minor discomforts are just part of the experience. However, the truth is that ill-fitting dentures can lead to a host of problems in the long run. Let’s delve into three key ways that poorly fitting dentures can negatively impact your life and why it’s essential to address these issues promptly.

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4 Signs You Should Consider a Dental Filling

October 13, 2023

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A dentist demonstrating how she does a dental filling

In modern dentistry, the humble filling is one of the most common and efficient treatments around. They can repair and restore teeth affected by minor to moderate decay or damage, helping to preserve your pearly whites and your confident smile. But how do you know when it’s time to consider a dental filling?

If you’re unsure about whether or not you need a dental filling, continue reading. Below are four signs you may be dealing with some tooth decay that will require a filling.

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Still Have Metal Fillings? Here’s Why You Should Replace Them

September 12, 2023

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a patient receiving dental fillings from her dentist

 In the past, most cavities had to be treated with metal fillings, which are incredibly effective for both stability and longevity. That said, these restorations can also come with certain complications. The good news is that dentists can now offer tooth-colored dental fillings that are biocompatible and more aesthetically appealing for your smile. Read on to learn why replacing metal restorations is a good idea for improving your oral health.

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Pain-Free Cosmetic Dentistry

August 15, 2023

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Woman with brown hair in dental chair holding up a mirror with a dentist wearing purple gloves behind her

No one wants to feel like their flawed teeth are the most noticeable thing about them. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry offers solutions that can address stained, chipped, or crooked teeth! If you’re like many who have anxiety about dental visits, however, you may worry treatments could hurt. Don’t let your fear hold you back from achieving the smile of your dreams! Keep reading to learn more about pain-free cosmetic dentistry.

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