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4 Full Mouth Reconstruction Treatment Options to Rebuild Your Smile

September 16, 2021

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woman smiling after full mouth reconstruction

When learning you are eligible to undergo full mouth reconstruction, you may be excited about the idea of receiving a new and improved smile. After spending years unhappy with your appearance, you’ll finally have the opportunity to embrace a more vibrant, complete look that gives you the confidence you deserve. But exactly which services are included? While no two patients are alike, here are 4 potential treatment options you might receive when preparing for full mouth reconstruction.

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What You Should Know About Full Mouth Reconstruction and Recovery Expectations

August 11, 2021

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older woman pointing to fully restored smile

If you’re struggling with multiple restorative and cosmetic smile issues, you might assume there’s no available solution that will help you regain a fully functional, beautiful smile. However, what you may not realize is with a full mouth reconstruction, your dentist can completely transform your appearance by combining various treatments to repair, restore, and rebuild your teeth and gums. Read on to learn more about this unique service and how long you can expect recovery to take should you be recommended for treatment.

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Are Cavities Likely to Occur During Invisalign Treatment?

July 21, 2021

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woman holding Invisalign aligner and smiling

Although it might seem as if having a clear aligner over your teeth will protect them against tooth decay and cavities, this is simply not true. While undergoing Invisalign treatment, you are still susceptible to common oral health problems, especially if you choose to neglect your dental hygiene routine. In this article, we will take a look at how cavities during Invisalign treatment are possible and what you can do to minimize your risk while working toward a straighter smile.

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Get Ready! 4 Books Designed to Prepare Your Child to See the Dentist

June 18, 2021

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a father reading a book to his two children at night before bed

It’s time for your child to get in the see a children’s dentist in your area. Unfortunately, because life can sometimes get in the way, this upcoming appointment may be the first one for your little one. Depending on your child’s temperament and personality, they may or may not be excited about the idea of someone looking around in their mouth. To better prepare them for this visit, here are 4 books you and your child can read in the weeks leading up to their appointment that will get them excited about seeing a dentist.

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Is It Possible to Speed Up Invisalign Treatment?

April 14, 2021

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a woman preparing to insert a clear Invisalign aligner into her mouth

When compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign clear aligners are a great way to reduce the amount of time receiving orthodontic treatment. However, if you’re looking to spend even less time undergoing orthodontic treatment, you’ll be pleased to learn there are additional solutions that can make it possible. A local dentist explains how following instructions and using PROPEL® & VPRO® Accelerated Orthodontics can have you seeing beautiful, long-lasting results in less time.

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Can Invisalign Fix a Misaligned Bite?

March 21, 2021

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a digital image of an Invisalign clear aligner going on over a top row of teeth

When bite problems affect more than just your self-esteem, you may begin to wonder if there is an alternative option to traditional metal braces. While an overbite, underbite, crossbite, or open bite can leave you feeling embarrassed, it can also lead to chronic jaw pain, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), and excessive wear and tear on your tooth enamel if you’re not careful. Read on to learn how Invisalign clear aligners can help you take back your oral health and work toward a more perfectly aligned smile.

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Will Insurance Cover Dental Implant Placement?

November 22, 2020

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a dentist showing a female patient a cross-section of the lower arch that contains a dental implant

Dental implants are known to be a more costly expense than traditional tooth replacement solutions (i.e. dentures, fixed bridge). But do you know if your dental insurance will help pay a portion or all of the cost? You may be surprised to learn that the price of your new smile might not rest entirely on your shoulders. Before you eliminate dental implants as an option to replace your missing teeth, let a dentist explain what you should be asking your insurance company and how to get the most out of your coverage before your plan renews at the beginning of 2021.

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3 Things to Consider When Making the Transition from Dentures to Dental Implants

September 17, 2020

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an older woman with her hair up smiling while leaning against a wall after receiving her dental implants

When you first considered how to replace your missing teeth, the upfront cost associated with dental implants led you to choose a more affordable solution – dentures. Now that you’ve been wearing them for many years or even decades, you may be tired of the upkeep and replacements needed to maintain a complete smile. This is normal for many denture-wearers but fortunately, you can make a change. If you are looking to make the transition from dentures to dental implants, here are three things you’ll need to consider when preparing to welcome a new smile.

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4 Creative Ways to Greet Your Dental Team Without Making Contact

May 23, 2020

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a female dentist providing teledentistry services for an elderly patientCOVID-19 has certainly caused individuals across the globe to rethink how we interact with each other. For those who prefer to have no one enter their personal space, the “no contact” way of life right now may be quite welcoming. However, if you are one of the many who like to hug or high-five your dentist when you arrive for an appointment, you’re going to need to come up with a different solution. To ensure dental office COVID-19 safety guidelines are followed, consider these 4 creative ways to say hello without making contact.

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Sinus Pressure or Infection: What Is Causing My Toothache?

April 9, 2020

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a young woman holding her cheek in pain due to a toothacheIt’s that time of year when allergies and sinus problems keep people indoors and loading up on nasal sprays and decongestants. If you are one of the unlucky individuals who are dealing with a nagging toothache, you might assume it’s caused by the increased pressure in your sinus cavity, but is it? What if it’s an abscess or other serious infection that requires root canal therapy or tooth extraction? Before you brush it off as a common side effect of your sinuses acting up, take some time to learn what signs to look for that might have you calling your dentist for help.

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