9
Jun

Can I Get Invisalign After Braces?

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Traditional orthodontic braces are incredibly common, with most people getting them during adolescence. Since the bite is still developing during these years, it is more malleable, and braces generally have a better effect on younger patients. However, many adults who had braces when they were younger experience some shifting as time passes, with teeth perhaps becoming crooked or the bite becoming misaligned. If you want to correct your bite after having braces, but don’t want to go through the discomfort of having traditional braces again, Invisalign is actually a great option for straighter teeth, minus unsightly and uncomfortable metal braces! Invisalign straightens your teeth using custom-made, clear plastic aligners. They are similar to teeth whitening trays and are removable (so you can take them out when you eat!) You will be given a series of aligners, which make small adjustments to the alignment of your teeth over time. Every two…

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2
Jun

All About Your Child’s First Dental Appointment

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Taking care of your child’s oral health from a young age can set them up for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Many parents wonder when they should take their child to see a dentist. Usually, it is recommended that your child have their first dental visit by the age of one. You can always call up your dentist and ask them as well! By taking your child to the dentist early, you can do more to prevent cavities, as well as catching any potential problems early on. Regular dental visits also help your children learn about good oral hygiene early in life, setting them up with good dental habits that will last a lifetime. What can you expect at your child’s first dental appointment? During this visit, the dentist or hygienist will go over your child’s health history and address any specific questions or concerns you have pertaining…

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24
May

3 Causes of Gum Recession and How It’s Treated

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Gum recession is when your gum line starts to recede and expose more of the tooth, eventually exposing the root of the tooth. It sounds scary, but if caught early enough, there are many ways you can treat and prevent gum recession at home or with the help of your dentist. The best treatment is prevention, so let’s look at some common causes of gum recession so that you can know what to do and what to avoid! Brushing and/or Flossing Roughly It’s great to have a good oral hygiene routine, but be careful about being too aggressive with your brushing and flossing. Make sure you choose a toothbrush labeled “soft” and that you don’t floss too often. Flossing once a day is recommended, but more than that can damage the gum tissue and cause recession. Additionally, take care to floss gently. Poor Oral Health On the other side of…

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18
May

Can Invisalign Reduce Headaches?

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Invisalign braces are a popular alternative to traditional braces. Invisalign braces are clear plastic retainers, completely custom made and meant to be worn for intervals at a time, which means they are fully removable. Invisalign can help correct a range of orthodontic issues such as tooth misalignment and unevenness. The fact that they are clear and can be removed when eating, drinking, flossing, and brushing make them a better choice than conventional braces for many people. Since they are made of clear plastic, they are virtually invisible, making them an appealing choice for those who don’t want to wear metal braces. Most people who seek Invisalign treatment want to improve the appearance of their smile.. But there are other benefits as well, other than just appearance. Correcting a misaligned bite can actually minimize headaches and muscle pain! A misaligned jaw isn’t able to function properly, and the jaw muscles can…

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10
May

Dental Bonding Vs. Crowns: What’s the Difference?

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Many people will experience a chipped tooth, or teeth, in their lifetime. Chipped teeth can be caused by many different kinds of accidents, but usually result from some sort of force to the tooth, such as from a fall or biting into something hard. Fortunately, chipped teeth are relatively easy to fix, and there are many restorative options, including fillings, veneers, bonding, and crowns. In this article, we’ll look at the difference between dental bonding and dental crowns, two procedures that repair the appearance and function of damaged teeth. If you have a chipped or otherwise damaged tooth, it’s important that you see your dentist as soon as possible as they will be able to recommend the best procedure for you. Bonding Dental bonding refers to attaching dental material to your damaged tooth using adhesives and a high intensity light. There are two types of dental bonding: Direct composite bonding:…

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