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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Does Bone Loss Make Invisalign Treatment Impossible?

December 28, 2019

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An Invisalign clear alignerPeriodontal disease is an extremely common problem millions of Americans face every day. Depending on its severity, patients can face everything from irritated, inflamed gums to bone or tooth loss. For someone with crooked teeth or a misaligned bite, one might wonder if orthodontic treatment such as Invisalign is even possible. If you’re struggling with gum disease but need the help of clear aligners to improve the look of your smile, read on to find out how it can be achieved, even if you’re faced with minor bone loss.


Fun with Flossing? Find Out How to Use Dental Floss Correctly and How to Make it Exciting

May 3, 2019

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a woman flossingIf you’re like millions of other Americans, flossing is something you’d rather avoid. Brushing your teeth isn’t so bad, but the extra time it takes to move a piece of dental floss between each and every tooth is asking too much. And what about people who have permanent bottom retainers? Trying to floss behind those is impossible, right? Well, even if you think flossing is an obligation you’d rather not have, it’s vitally important to maintaining good oral health. Here are some ways to make flossing less annoying so you can enjoy a healthier mouth.


Your Oral Health Affects Much More Than Just Your Teeth

April 30, 2019

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entire family brushing teeth You (hopefully) brush and floss your teeth every day under the assumption that it will give you a healthy, sparkling smile that is free of problems like cavities and bad breath. While this is certainly true, new research has shown that by taking care of your oral health, you’re also protecting your overall health at the same time. The two are deeply interconnected, and today, we reveal just some of the ways your mouth and body can directly affect each other. (more…)

Dentist in Westport Helps You Soothe Your Sensitive Teeth

March 28, 2019

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people eating ice creamYouch! You were looking forward to a bowl of ice cream all day, but as soon as you took your first bite, all you felt was a wave of pain throughout one of your teeth. Dental sensitivity is a very common issue many people face every day, but what causes it? Are there ways you can stop this sensitivity so you can enjoy your hot and cold treats in peace? Thankfully, with the help of a dentist in Westport, your sensitive teeth can quickly become a distant memory. (more…)

Instantly Boost Your Confidence w/ Cosmetic Dentistry in Westport

January 23, 2019

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the perfect smile It’s a brand new year, and if you’re like many people, your resolution for 2019 is to boost your self-confidence. This leads most to hit the gym and start a new diet, and while these are both great for your overall health, you won’t really see results until months from now. If you’re hoping to look and feel your best this year, cosmetic dentistry in Westport offers a quick and effective solution that will have you brimming with confidence both inside and out. What all can it do to take your smile to the next level? Read on to learn more. (more…)

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