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The Most Common Questions Surrounding Invisalign®

August 12, 2019

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A person holding a clear aligner.

If you’re tired of having to look at gaps or crooked teeth in your smile or you’ve noticed that your teeth are shifting out of place due to relapse from a previous orthodontic treatment, you may be thinking of what the best solutions are available today. You may have heard of clear aligner brands like Invisalign® in the past, but that doesn’t mean you know all the ins and outs of treatment! To help you be more informed, here are the most common Invisalign questions and answers as explained by a dentist.

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Does Charcoal Teeth Whitening Work?

July 18, 2019

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brushing teeth with charcoal

You’re scrolling through your feed one day when you see a picture of someone brushing their teeth with what looks like black toothpaste. You think it’s a bit weird, but you continue scrolling. Then you see another picture of someone with the black toothpaste. Then another. These people claim it whitens their teeth. You’re self-conscious about the stains in your smile, so now you’re curious. What’s the big deal about charcoal teeth whitening? Does it work as well as professional whitening treatments? Let’s take a closer look.

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How Will My Dentist Identify and Treat My Gum Disease?

June 19, 2019

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According to the CDC, half of Americans over 30 have periodontitis, the more advanced form of gum disease. This can lead to permanent tissue and bone damage as well as tooth loss. Gum disease has also been connected to overall body issues, including heart disease. While the presence of gum disease may be scary, there are ways to combat the affliction. In this post, your dentist explains how gum disease is identified and treated.

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Teeth Whitening Can Counteract These Harmful Foods

June 8, 2019

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Woman holding paper with drawn smile

Have you started to notice a yellowish tint to your teeth? Or are there even darker stains plaguing your smile? Despite brushing dutifully, you might still find yourself without sparkling white teeth. This can be due to a variety of foods and drinks you consume. In this post, your dentist lists the most common foods that stain teeth and how teeth whitening can help counteract their effects.

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How to Make Sure Your Dentures Last as Long as Possible

May 22, 2019

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Your father wasn’t sure about his dentures at first, but now that he’s gotten used to speaking and eating with them, he’s happy with how they’re working so far. However, lately he’s been worried about whether his new teeth will last. What happens if they break? Can they be repaired? Can he do anything to stop that from happening? Here’s what you need to know about denture repair as well as some ways to take care of them.

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Don’t Lose Your Insurance Benefits; Visit Your Dentist

May 12, 2019

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Smiling dental patient

We’re now reaching the halfway point of the year. The kids are out of school, people are planning their vacations – and your dental insurance benefits are halfway to expiring! If you haven’t made a trip to the dentist yet, not only could it be affecting your oral hygiene, but you could be halfway to missing out on the services and benefits provided by your plan. Here are some ways you can take advantage of your dental insurance.

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Your Dental Trauma May Require an Extraction. Your Dentist Explains Why

April 20, 2019

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man holding jaw in pain

You’re enjoying a nice spring day when you suddenly find yourself dealing with a dental emergency. Wisely, you reach out to your local dentist to explain what has happened and to schedule an emergency visit. While it’s the professional’s first priority to make sure you’re relieved of your pain and that your tooth’s health is restored, there are some situations where an extraction is the only option. Here’s what you need to know about the process.

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Everything You Need to Know About Partial Dentures

April 13, 2019

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partial dentures on a dark background

Are you suffering from missing teeth? Your smile feels incomplete and you worry about what kind of affect missing teeth can have on your oral health. With summer coming up, you don’t want to have to worry about picking up a piece of corn-on-the-cob at a barbeque and not being able to chew it. Partial dentures are a natural-looking restorative option that can aid your jaw function and help improve your ability to chew and speak. Read on to learn what problems they can fix and the benefits they can offer you.

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Uncover the Reasons Behind Tooth Pain and if a Root Canal is Necessary

March 15, 2019

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a woman with tooth sensitivity drinking water

You’ve just finished your run through Rose Rudman Park, and you’re feeling happy and energized. You reach for a nice, cold glass of ice water, but just when you think your craving will be satisfied, you jerk the glass away from your mouth and grab your cheek. While the sharp pain you felt may be the result of tooth sensitivity, there are plenty of other reasons tooth pain can keep you from the things you enjoy most. This is why it’s important to talk to your dentist about the underlying cause and various treatment options, one of which may be a root canal.

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Missing Teeth? Discover Why Dentures May Be the Right Solution for You

March 3, 2019

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dentures in a glass of water

Are you dealing with the inconvenience and shame of having missing teeth? What was once easy to do is now difficult (eating, chewing, speaking), and you feel as if there’s nothing you can do. Well, there’s good news! Missing teeth can now be easily replaced using a variety of restorative dentistry options, including dentures. Learn more about the various types of dentures and which solution is right for you.

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