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

May 4, 2022

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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.

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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.

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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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Which Professions Can Benefit from Invisalign?

February 8, 2022

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young businesswoman smiling in the street

As a working professional, you probably find yourself interacting with people constantly. If you have crooked or misaligned teeth, you may feel self-conscious about your smile and hide it every chance you get. Well, doing so during business meetings and presentations could negatively impact your career success. The good news is you no longer have to deal with traditional metal braces for straighter teeth. Thanks to Invisalign, you can discreetly and comfortably achieve your dream look! Read on to learn which professions can benefit from this modern orthodontic treatment.

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Will I Need Gum Disease Therapy Before Getting Cosmetic Work?

January 6, 2022

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Woman with gum disease

Do you feel confident when you show off your smile? The good news is that there are all sorts of cosmetic treatments out there to enhance the natural beauty that your pearly whites have to offer. However, if you have gum disease, you will need to have gum disease therapy before you can move forward in your cosmetic work. Read on to learn more from your cosmetic dentist about the signs of gum disease and why it’s so important that you have healthy gums before addressing aesthetics.

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A Guide to Wearing Invisalign During the Holidays

December 14, 2021

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couple celebrating holiday season together

The holiday season is a magical time that everyone looks forward to. From Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Year’s Eve, there’s plenty of celebrating done with loved ones during the last two months of every year. If you’re going out of town for the holidays, you may have a hard time following your Invisalign treatment plan amidst all the fun. Luckily, we’ve got you covered. Read on for a quick guide to help you stay on track this season.  

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What Complications Can Ill-Fitting Dentures Cause?

November 9, 2021

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older woman smiling with dentures

Dentures continue to be one of the most popular solutions for missing teeth – and there’s a good reason for that. Not only can they rebuild your smile, but they help you bite, chew, and speak with complete confidence once again. Even though dentures are long-lasting, they’re not a permanent method of tooth replacement. You must take proper care of them to keep them from becoming damaged or needing adjustments and repairs. Otherwise, they can turn into a life-threatening problem. Read on to learn how ill-fitting dentures can affect your oral health and why you should get them dealt with right away.

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Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Your Dentist This Halloween

October 6, 2021

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young woman with dental fear

Halloween is a time when you can loosen up and find amusement in the things that easily frighten you. Although it’s okay to be afraid of haunted houses, scary movies, and creepy costumes, there’s one fear that’s not so harmless – dental fear. It may not seem like a big deal to be afraid of the dentist because of how common it is, but it can actually damage your oral health if you let it get to you. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how dental fear can be a serious problem and why you shouldn’t let it keep you from seeing your dentist.

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Think Chewing on Ice Isn’t Bad for Teeth? Freeze Right There!

September 4, 2021

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pile of ice cubes

Don’t get a Mogwai wet or you’ll make Gremlins. Don’t drive more than three miles per hour over the speed limit or you’ll get a ticket. Don’t disparage In-N-Out Burger in California or you’ll catch heat. And don’t chew on ice or you are liable to damage your tooth enamel.

Wait, what?! The first three seem spoken by Captain Obvious, but maybe you’ve never heard about the dangers of chewing on ice.

It’s a common habit, especially in the summer. But it’s a threat to your oral health like other hard foods. Keep reading to learn why it’s a problem and discover safer alternatives you can try.

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Foods to Avoid After Your Dental Implant Placement Surgery

August 12, 2021

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Hot peppers

Losing a tooth no longer means that you need to go the rest of your life without it. There are several tooth replacement options to choose from with dental implants being a preferred method due to their many benefits, including the restoration of chewing power. However, you won’t be able to expand your menu right away after getting dental implant surgery. It is important that you give the area plenty of time to heal properly. Continue eating to learn which foods you should avoid after your procedure.

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