What Are the Dos and Don’ts of Invisalign?

For many people, Invisalign presents an appealing alternative to braces: straighter teeth, a healthier smile, and no mouth full of metal? Sounds too good to be true!Whether you are already an Invisalign user, or still considering it, there are some things you should know that will help make your experience a positive one. Here are

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Snack Ideas That Promote a Healthy Smile

A healthy smile is the ultimate goal of your oral health care practices, but taking care of your smile goes beyond brushing, flossing, and regular trips to the dentist. In fact, you can promote a healthy smile every time you reach for a snack!While some foods (jello, sugary sodas, sticky candies, and chewy caramels) are

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Reasons Why You Should Make Flossing a Daily Priority

From a very young age, we are all taught the importance of proper oral care—specifically, brushing and flossing. As we get older, we learn about other things: mouthwash, tongue cleaning, braces, fillings, regular dentist visits, and so on. But the foundations of good dental hygiene—brushing and flossing—never change.Why is it, then, that so many of

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Signs That It Is Time to Remove Your Wisdom Teeth

Getting your wisdom teeth removed isn’t exactly something that most people look forward to. While the procedure itself is relatively quick and painless (aided with anesthesia), the recovery period is usually short but rough. That said, the procedure and recovery are more than worth it when you consider the alternative. Especially if your wisdom teeth

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I Brush My Teeth Twice a Day and Still Get Cavities…Now What?

No one wants to deal with cavities. Not only do they cause pain, they can also require costly treatment or lead to other major oral health problems. Most of us know that brushing your teeth twice a day is a key step to preventing cavities. But what if you follow that important step, and the

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Things You Can Do to Combat Bad Breath

A healthy, happy smile is always going to be attractive, but what comes out of your mouth is just as important as what is in your mouth. In other words, your breath is an important aspect of your oral health care. Bad breath can be embarrassing. It can also be difficult to get under control,

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How Often Do Dentists Recommend Replacing Toothbrushes?

Your oral health is only as good as your oral health care. And your oral health care is only as good as the tools you use to take care of your mouth. One of the most basic (and yet most important) tools you have in your arsenal is the basic toothbrush. But a toothbrush is

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Tips for Avoiding Cavities During the Holiday Season

The holidays are in full swing, and so are the holiday treats! With sweets everywhere—not to mention a busy season—how can you make sure you are maintaining your oral health? Here are a few tips to help you avoid cavities and other pitfalls this holiday season. Skip hard candies and sticky sweets. It’s nearly impossible

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Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces

It used to be that if you wanted to straighten your teeth, you would have to consign yourself to years of metal braces. In the early 2000s, however, Invisalign hit the scene, promising straighter teeth using clear aligners that were less restrictive (and less noticeable) than traditional braces. Since then, technological advances have been made

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Pros and Cons of Dental Veneers

Anyone who wants a picture-perfect smile has probably at least considered getting dental veneers. Veneers are thin coverings that are bonded to the front surface of a tooth. They are made of either porcelain or composite resin, and are specifically shaped to improve the appearance of a tooth while also looking natural. People who have

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