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Should I Get a Smile Makeover?

April 12, 2024

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Lady smiles at dentist

A beautiful smile is an invaluable asset that not everyone is lucky enough to be born with. Thankfully, dental science has developed a range of treatments to treat both cosmetic and functional dental problems so people can achieve healthier and prettier smiles. In some cases, a personalized treatment plan involving a number of cosmetic and restorative treatments can be the best way for a person to achieve their ideal grin. Here are a few reasons why a smile makeover might be worth considering.


Behind Every Smile: 4 Reasons to Celebrate Dental Assistants

March 15, 2024

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Dental assistant giving a thumbs up

If you didn’t know that the first week of March is Dental Assistants Appreciation Week, now you do! All over the country, these dedicated professionals play an important role in ensuring the smooth operation of dental practices. Without them, your dentist would have a hard time ensuring the quality and quantity of their work. But what do they do exactly? Read on to learn four great reasons to praise your dental assistants this week!


Sensational Smiles: How to Improve Your Dating Life

February 12, 2024

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Man and woman in white shirts hugging at a beach

Valentine’s Day is approaching and if you’re wondering why you’re alone this year, you might not need to look any further than your smile. The quality of your teeth is one of the first things others notice about you, and if yours are riddled with imperfections, it can be perceived as unattractive. If you’re worried that your pearly whites are interfering with potential romances, you might want to call your dentist before you schedule another date. Keep reading to learn more about 3 ways that your grin impacts your love life and how your dentist can help!


Can I Undergo Invisalign Treatment with Crowns, Bridges, or Veneers?

January 12, 2024

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Lady shows off smile

Since it was introduced in the late nineties, Invisalign has become an incredibly popular alternative to traditional braces. By straightening teeth with virtually invisible clear aligners, Invisalign allows patients to achieve a straighter smile without the conspicuous metal parts or often frustrating dietary restrictions that come with traditional braces. While Invisalign is well-known for straightening out natural teeth, patients with crowns, bridges, or veneers might wonder if they can benefit from the treatment. Here’s what you should know about getting Invisalign if your teeth have crowns, bridges, or veneers.


Your Smile Makeover Checklist: Essential Questions Before Your Upgrade

December 15, 2023

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A woman smiling and drinking tea after her smile makeover

Committing to a smile makeover is an exciting step toward achieving the confident grin you’ve always desired. However, before you dive head-first into your treatments, take a moment to assess and ask questions. You should know exactly what you’re agreeing to when you make the decision.

This blog can serve as your smile makeover checklist, outlining essential questions to discuss with your dentist. Continue reading to get started!


Thinking of Getting Invisalign? Here Are a Few Things You Should Know First

November 16, 2023

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Woman smiling while holding Invisalign aligner

If you’re thinking about joining the millions and millions of patients who have straightened their teeth with Invisalign, then it’s only natural to want to know as much as possible about life with braces beforehand. How long will it take to see results? Do you need to adjust your diet? Can you really take off your aligners anytime you want? Don’t worry – we’re sharing a few important things you should know before getting Invisalign right here.


How Long Cosmetic Dentistry Lasts?

October 5, 2023

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person pointing to smile

Are you unimpressed with the look of your pearly whites? Enhancing the appearance of your smile is a common desire, and cosmetic dentistry offers solutions for achieving bright and uniform teeth. If you’re contemplating these procedures, you might wonder about the longevity of the results. Read on to discover the expected durations of popular cosmetic dental treatments before considering touch-ups or redoing the procedures.


5 Ways to Stop Bad Breath in its Tracks

September 8, 2023

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A man performing a smell test for bad breath with his hand

Have you ever breathed into your hand and smelled it to check for bad breath? How often do the results turn out favorably? Halitosis (the clinical term for bad breath) is a common condition often caused by a lack of preventative dental care.

However, with the power of science and a little elbow grease, there are ways to fight back against it. If you want to learn the secrets of bad breath-busting, continue reading.


It Doesn’t Stop with Your Teeth: Poor Oral Health Can Affect Your Overall Wellness

August 11, 2023

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Man has toothache

If you think your teeth are the only thing at stake when you neglect your oral hygiene and dentist visits, think again. The teeth are not just isolated inside the mouth. They contain blood vessels connecting to a network spanning throughout the body. This means that the infection in a tooth can spread to other organs, resulting in serious long-term consequences for overall health and quality-of-life. Read on to learn about what poor oral health can do to the rest of your body.


Is the Summer Sun Good for Your Smile?

July 21, 2023

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Foods containing vitamin DSummer is here, which means spending plenty of time outdoors enjoying the warmer temperatures and sunshine. A beautiful tan isn’t the only benefit of soaking up the sun. You can give your dental health a boost by spending a few minutes outside every day. Here’s how you can support a healthy smile by enjoying more time outside this summer.


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