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How Do You Navigate Flu Season While Enjoying the Benefits of Invisalign?

December 4, 2022

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flu season ahead sign

When you feel bad with the flu, it’s because your body has detected a new invader, and your immune system is going into overdrive. It floods your body with a host of immune system-stimulating biochemicals called cytokines. While this revs up your body to attack the virus, the inflammation leads to many of the flu’s worst symptoms. Alright, you get it; the flu makes you feel terrible. You want to avoid being in that predicament if possible. You are also enjoying how your Invisalign trays are changing your smile for the better. Keep reading to learn tips on how to wear your Invisalign during the cold-and-flu season while giving yourself the best chance not to get sick, as well as how to get through it if you do.


What Thanksgiving Sides Pose Trouble for My Oral Health?

November 4, 2022

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sweet potato casserole with marshmallows

The anticipation of a Thanksgiving feast where just about everyone in your family contributed at least one dish is a special occasion indeed. You think you just might try everything. When you are considering those sweet-smelling side dishes, proceed with caution. Depending on how you handle them, they could be problematic for your oral health. Keep reading to learn about some items you should watch out for.


Does Your Insurance cover Dental Implants?

October 20, 2022

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A close-up of a dental insurance form on a desk

If you suffer from tooth loss, you’re likely looking into dental implants. After all, these replacement teeth work well and have an excellent success rate! That said, it’d be good to determine whether your insurance could cover the treatment first. You want to ensure the implants are cost-effective, right? Luckily for you, your Huntington Beach dentist can help you with this process. Here’s a summary of how to get the most from your coverage when it comes to dental implants.


4 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Dentures

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A close-up of a pair of dentures on a desk

As you might know, dentures are prosthetics that replace your missing teeth. In particular, they look and act like natural pearly whites to restore your smile. However, did you know that dentures themselves can need replacement? Indeed, they only last a few years before they stop working. You might then wonder how to know when it’s time to replace your own. Well, your Huntington Beach dentist is here with an answer. Read on to learn three signs that your dentures need replacing.


Have I Passed the Age Limit for Invisalign?

September 13, 2022

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mature woman smiling after getting Invisalign in Huntington Beach

Did you always want to get straighter teeth but never had the chance? Are you beginning to wonder: am I too old for Invisalign? Fortunately, even if you didn’t undergo orthodontic treatment when you were younger, you’re never too old to start your clear aligner process. Depending on your situation, you might be able to show off your straightened smile in as little as 12 to 18 months! Keep reading to learn why you can still consider Invisalign for improving your pearly whites and the benefits you can expect to enjoy.


4 Common Problems Cosmetic Bonding Can Fix

August 31, 2022

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patient undergoing cosmetic bonding to fix their smile

Having a healthy smile is key to avoiding oral health issues like cavities and gum disease. As well as you may try to care for your pearly whites, cosmetic issues may still develop over time. Decades of consuming stain-causing foods and drinks, sports-related injuries, and biting down on non-food items can leave your smile looking less lovely than it once did. Fortunately, cosmetic bonding can help. This simple treatment can improve the aesthetics of your smile in just one visit. Read on to learn about the cosmetic issues dental bonding can be used to correct.


How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Improve Your Career Success

August 18, 2022

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A dental patient receiving cosmetic dental treatments

Let’s say you’re trying to boost your career prospects. Maybe you want a promotion at your current job. On the other hand, perhaps your aim is a new one in a different field. Whatever the case, did you know that dentistry could help you along? It turns out that cosmetic dental treatments can lead to enduring work success. If you’re interested, your Huntington Beach dentist is here to tell you more. Read on to learn three career-related benefits of cosmetic dental work.


Interproximal Reduction: What It Is & Why It’s Necessary

May 4, 2022

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Woman at the dentist's office giving a thumb's up.

Oral care can be a complicated affair! Sometimes to receive a particular treatment, you must first receive some other form of treatment! This might be the case if you’re interested in Invisalign. These clear aligners are an excellent option for those who wish to quickly and conveniently correct crooked teeth without the hassle of traditional braces. However, sometimes a little prep work must be done prior to receiving orthodontic treatment, and in some cases, your dentist might recommend interproximal reduction. But what is this process and why is it sometimes necessary? Keep reading to learn more.


How Do I Know If I’m At Risk for Oral Cancer?

April 4, 2022

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Image of oral cancer screening.

When you visit the dentist, you’re usually there to have your teeth cleaned and your mouth inspected—oral cancer is probably [hopefully] the very last thing on your mind! However, according to the American Cancer Society, this deadly disease claims over 11,000 lives annually; and late diagnoses often make treatment difficult and complicated! This means that visiting your dentist regularly for preventive care is crucial to lowering your risk of oral cancer. Keep reading to learn more about oral cancer and what you can do to safeguard yourself against it.


4 Reasons Why Invisalign is Better Than DIY Clear Aligners

March 15, 2022

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young woman holding up two clear aligners

Are you tired of hiding your crooked teeth every time you speak, smile, or laugh? You may have been putting off orthodontic treatment because you want to avoid dealing with metal wires and brackets. Well, those days are far in the past. Now you can discreetly and comfortably get the perfectly aligned grin you’ve always wanted with clear aligners. If you’re on a budget, you might be thinking about getting DIY clear therapy. Read on to learn why you’re ultimately better off investing in Invisalign treatment!

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