Brushing and flossing are important for keeping your teeth and gums healthy, but your home oral hygiene habits aren’t the only care your smile needs. The American Dental Association recommends a cleaning and checkup every 6 months to keep preventable issues at bay, like tooth decay and gum disease. While you’re at the dentist, it’s a great time to ask 5 important questions to promote your mental health.
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Questions to Ask at Your Next Dental Checkup
April 20, 2023
How to Use Your Invisalign Cleaning Crystals
February 10, 2023
For patients looking to straighten their teeth, Invisalign can deliver results comparable to braces without the need for bulky wires and brackets. They’re also clear enough that most people won’t even be aware you’re wearing them!
However, that’s only the case if you keep them clean, and Invisalign cleaning crystals can help you do that. Here’s what they are, and how you can use them effectively.(more…)
6 Tips to Survive the Holidays with Invisalign
December 15, 2022
If you’ve recently invested in Invisalign, you’ve made a great decision for your smile. The discreet clear aligners are the perfect alternative to brackets and wires; however, the holidays are going to look a little different for you this year. Don’t worry, here are 6 tips to survive the holidays while on your journey to a straight smile with Invisalign.
The Best and Worst Halloween Candy for Your Child
October 24, 2022
It’s that time of year again: spooky season! There’s a lot to get done and so little time left. From getting together costumes, picking a trick-or-treating route, and preparing for parties at work or with friends, it can be easy to let your little one’s oral health become an afterthought. With a holiday that’s based so heavily around sweets, being proactive is the best way to keep oral health issues at bay. Read on to learn about what kinds of Halloween candy are the worst for your little one’s smile and which ones will prevent a scary grin.(more…)
4 Tips for Preparing for Dental Implant Surgery
September 4, 2022
When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are the name of the game! They’re able to fully replicate your lost pearly whites in terms of look, feel, and functionality—and quite well! That said, if you’re slated to receive dental implants, you might be wondering if there’s anything you need to handle before your procedure. Here are four tips from your dentist to help you prepare for dental implant surgery and ensure a smooth and stress-free recovery.(more…)
Is Getting Cosmetic Dental Treatment Safe?
August 4, 2022
If you aren’t entirely confident about the appearance of your smile, you will be pleased to know that there are variety of cosmetic solutions out there that can enhance the natural beauty of your pearly whites. However, you want to ensure that undergoing cosmetic dental treatment is in your best interest. Continue reading to learn more about the safety of cosmetic dentistry so you can determine whether or not it is a good option for you.(more…)
More Than Looks: 4 Non-Cosmetic Benefits of Invisalign
July 20, 2022
When Invisalign debuted their clear aligners 20+ years ago, the world of orthodontics was forever changed. Since then, it has become one of the most sought-after teeth-straightening treatments. After all, who doesn’t want to achieve the smile of their dreams without the metal? While the cosmetic benefits of Invisalign are certainly noteworthy, they aren’t the only reason you should consider their clear aligners. Here are a few additional perks!(more…)
How are Dental Crowns and Fillings Different?
July 14, 2022
If you’re looking to restore a few of your teeth, you’re likely considering treatment from a dentist. They’ll probably be able to fix you up and give you a new and improved smile! However, you might not know which of your two preferred procedures is better. In particular, what’s the difference between dental crowns and fillings? Without that knowledge, it’d be unwise to make a total commitment. Luckily, your local dental practice can give you the needed information. Read on to learn how crowns and fillings differ in terms of purpose, procedure, and cost.(more…)
Signs That You Should Replace Your Veneers
May 11, 2022
Did you choose to get veneers for the ultimate dental makeover? If so, you can be sure to enjoy your dream smile for many years to come! However, this depends on how well you care for them, as you’ll eventually need to get them replaced. But how can you tell if this is required? Keep reading to learn when replacing veneers is necessary and several methods that can help preserve them for longer.(more…)
Why Dental Implants Don’t Stain Like Real Teeth
April 26, 2022
Dental implants are a wonderful choice for replacing missing teeth, and they are also probably one of the bigger financial investments you will make for your health. While they won’t stain like your natural teeth for reasons listed below, you still need to perform excellent oral hygiene habitually to ensure that they stay strong and healthy. Keep reading to learn more about how to keep your new teeth looking and functioning great for years to come.(more…)