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The Do’s and Don’ts When You Have Invisalign

April 7, 2021

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Woman with Invisalign

Are you looking to straighten your smile? One of the great things about living in today’s world is the fact that you don’t need to settle for a mouthful of metal brackets and wires in order to achieve a smile that you are proud to show off. Invisalign is a treatment that uses a series of clear aligners to slowly shift your teeth into their rightful locations. No one can even tell when you are wearing them! However, if you aren’t caring for them properly, you could end up with some problems. Read on to learn the Invisalign do’s and don’ts.

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Why are Dental Implants So Successful?

March 8, 2021

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Digital model showing dental implant success.If you’re missing teeth, you’ve likely heard dental implants are the most reliable solution to replace lost teeth. They have over a 95% success rate and can last for decades with the right aftercare. Although you know about their benefits, you might be wondering what’s attributed to dental implant success? Here are 5 reasons they provide the most predictable results when treating tooth loss.

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How Dentists Color-Match Dental Crowns with Precision

February 11, 2021

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woman with new dental crown

Have you ever wondered how dentists are able to fabricate an almost perfect dental crown to fill in a smile gap? You’ll be happy to know that it’s not the result of luck or a random selection. This part of the restoration process is carefully conducted to ensure that patients are left with a smile that is just as attractive as it is functional. Continue reading to discover how the right dental crown is chosen.

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Can Ill-Fitting Dentures Become a Life-Threatening Problem?

December 22, 2020

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Man with slipping dentures at risk of oral cancer

No one likes having dentures that don’t fit well. Plus, some studies suggest that ill-fitting dentures are connected to a higher risk of serious, life-threatening health problems, including cancer in the mouth. Oral cancer is the sixth most common cancer, killing about one American every hour on average.

So does this mean that slipping dentures cause oral cancer? Well, not exactly. Read on as your Spring dentist explains how poorly fitting dentures may increase your risk of this serious oral health condition and what to do to keep yourself healthy.

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Save Up to $1000 on SureSmile® Aligner Treatment

December 8, 2020

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4 Ways Regular Dental Visits Help You Save Money

October 30, 2020

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Piggy bank

Many Americans aren’t seeing a dentist on a regular basis. According to the American Dental Association, approximately 42% of people in the United States don’t go as often as they would like to. Even though there are many things that can play a role in this, like dental anxiety and a busy schedule, for many people, fear of costs is the biggest reason. This is especially the case for those who do not have dental insurance. Continue reading to learn a few of the ways that seeing your dentist regularly can help you save money later on.

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What Causes Shifting Teeth?

September 19, 2020

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Close up of woman after fixing teeth shifting. The positions of your teeth are important for more than just a beautiful smile. They are essential for your oral health and functions. Over time, you might notice some movement of a tooth. Although it may not seem like anything more than an aesthetic issue, it can be a sign of a larger problem. It’s best to see your dentist right away to pinpoint the cause of your teeth shifting. They’ll create the customized plan you need to stabilize your teeth and straighten your smile.

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How to Relieve an Unbearable Toothache

August 17, 2020

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Woman with toothache

Most people have experienced a toothache at one time or another during their lifetime. They can be distracting if you are trying to proceed with your daily routine and sometimes, they are agonizing! You probably can already guess that the best course of action is to see your dentist. If you are experiencing a fever, throbbing pain, swelling in the face, or other signs of infection, you should seek care from your emergency dentist as soon as possible. However, if you’ve ruled out the possibility of an urgent dental emergency and are unable to get to the dentist right away, there are some steps you can take to relieve the discomfort you are feeling until you can get treatment.

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Can Dental Implants Get Stained Like Real Teeth?

July 17, 2020

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Woman smiling with dental implants

Do you cover your mouth when you laugh to hide a gap in your smile? Or have you been chewing on one side of your mouth to avoid aggravating your problem tooth? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, then dental implants may be the solution you have been looking for. In addition to their durable makeup, they have a natural-looking finish that blends seamlessly with the rest of your teeth. However, many patients wonder if they can become discolored over time. Read on for the answer and how to ensure your dental implants stay healthy, bright, and beautiful for years to come!

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When Will It Be Safe to Return to the Dentist?

May 9, 2020

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a dentist wearing PPE while preparing to assist a female patient in need of dental care

As state officials slowly begin to reopen areas of the economy in phases, dental offices throughout the country are getting back to a level of normalcy by once again, seeing patients for all types of care. From regular checkups and cleanings to elective procedures such as dental crown placement or wisdom tooth removal, dental professionals and their teams are happy to welcome patients back to the office. But is it truly safe to go to the dentist? Before you decide to put off that appointment you scheduled long before the current crisis, learn what your measures are now in place to ensure you have a pleasant experience that is free of unnecessary germs or viruses.

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