22
Feb

How Does Invisalign Work?

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Most adults remember what it was like to wear braces during the height of their teen years. Enduring a year or two of metal mouth was worth the results of straighter teeth and better oral health, but what if there was a way to enjoy those benefits without the clunky metal braces? The good news is, you can. An Alternative Approach to Conventional Braces Invisalign is the modern approach to traditional orthodontics, and its popularity is due in large part to its invisible appearance. In contrast to the mass of metal wires and brackets pinned permanently to the front of your teeth for the whole world to see, Invisalign comes in the form of insertable trays that secure to the back of your teeth, completely out of sight. The only people who will know you are wearing them are the ones you tell; they really are that transparent. So how…

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15
Feb

What If I Have A Dental Emergency After Office Hours?

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Dental emergencies occur in many forms, all of which are very unpleasant and possibly even quite painful. Whether you’ve accidentally chipped your tooth chewing a piece of hard food, had a tooth knocked out by a fall, or cracked your dentures, dental emergencies are rightfully frustrating and stressful. As difficult as it may seem, the best thing you can do in these situations is remain calm and collected. Sierra Dental provides around the clock emergency dental services to all patients; when we say we are here to serve you, we mean it. The number to call for our toll-free, after-hours line is 403-297-9600. Once you have collected yourself, simply pick up the phone and call. One of our staff will be here to assist you. With that, here are some excellent tips you can do before you get to our clinic. The quicker you take control of the situation, the…

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8
Feb

What Options Are Available To Whiten My Teeth?

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Whiter teeth are something we all aspire to. There is nothing quite like a fresh set of pearly whites to give your confidence a boost and to make a great first impression. Developments in the dental industry have led to the creation of many teeth whitening products, many of which can indeed remove years of staining and discoloration with consistent applications. However, many others do not fare as well as their counterparts, at least as far as their claims to significantly whiter teeth in a short period of time are concerned. Before you spend a ton of money on over-the-counter whitening products, it would be a good idea to evaluate all your options first. At Sierra Dental, we provide professional, in-office treatments. The whitening agents we use contain stronger concentrations of hydrogen peroxide than anything you’ll find at the store, and can realistically whiten your teeth multiple shades in a…

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1
Feb

What Options Are Available If I am A Nervous Patient?

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If you’re afraid of going to the dentist, don’t worry. You’re far from the only person who has reservations about going in for a checkup; the number of people who forego their dental health because of fear and anxiety stems into the millions. This is why doctors have gone to great lengths to help get patients in the door by offering them various options to relax. The use of anesthetics and sedatives is quite high in the dental field compared to others, but these statistics are reflected by the widespread perceptions held by the public. Again, it is not only children who are the ones fearful of sitting in the dentist’s chair. Just be up-front and tell your dentist that you’re apprehensive about your upcoming appointment. It is their job to make your experience as comfortable and relaxing as possible. Here are some tips your dentist may share with you…

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