Recently, clear aligners have become popular for straightening teeth. In fact, many people tend to prefer them over traditional braces. If you’re an older adult, though, you might think this option isn’t for you. You may even wonder, “Am I too old for Invisalign?” Fortunately, clear aligners can work for patients of all ages. You just have to be committed to treatment! To prove it, here’s a summary of why you’re never too old for Invisalign.(more…)
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November 17, 2022
October 13, 2022
There are plenty of things you’d probably love to pass on to your child. They might be material things, like a home, or they might be abstract, like good moral character. In either case, something you’d probably prefer not to pass on would be gum disease or tooth decay. Yet according to dental science, you very well might.
Knowing which diseases your child might inherit can make a huge difference in the chances of those diseases affecting them seriously later in life. If you’re wondering whether bad teeth might run in the family, here’s a quick rundown of the conditions where genetics might play a role.(more…)
September 8, 2022
Thanks to modern dental technology and techniques, you no longer have to straighten your teeth with metal brackets and wires. Instead, you can opt for Invisalign to create a more uniform smile by working through a series of clear aligners. But what can you expect the entire procedure to involve? Read on to learn about the step-by-step Invisalign treatment process!(more…)
August 22, 2022
Back when you were a child, a loose tooth would mean you’ll get a visit from the tooth fairy while you’re asleep. As an adult, a similar situation typically means a dental emergency. This can be unsettling and overwhelming, and you may not know the proper steps to preserve your pearly whites. To help you feel more comfortable during this urgent situation, here are four things you’ll need to consider when handling a loose tooth!(more…)
August 4, 2022
If you’re wanting to correct your smile, then Invisalign may be one of your best options. Not only can this treatment effectively straighten your teeth much faster than traditional orthodontics, but the clear plastic trays also provide a discreet process. This means you can feel free to show off your pearly whites throughout your treatment. However, this isn’t the only benefit of Invisalign! Read on to learn five other non-cosmetic advantages you can expect from clear aligners.(more…)
June 16, 2022
With the rise of Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and other social media, kids today pay more attention than ever to smiles. That applies to the people they watch and themselves as they try to get noticed. In most cases, cosmetic dentistry would be an excellent solution that gives them better teeth — but is that a good choice for children and teens? While parents might hesitate to let their young ones receive such procedures, there are safe treatments that can help the age group. Read on to learn which ones are and aren’t suitable for kids.(more…)
June 7, 2022
Given cosmetic dentistry’s effectiveness, you may think that the field isn’t very old. You might even that it sprang up all at once from some grand invention a few decades ago. However, the truth is the opposite: this dental work has been going on since the earliest days of humanity! To prove it, here’s a summary of how far cosmetic dentistry has come since it began thousands of years ago.(more…)
April 14, 2022
If you’ve heard about dental implants, you probably know about their remarkably high success rate. Namely, over 95% of them successfully restore patient smiles for years at a time (often decades). However, you may not know precisely why this dental treatment works so well.
There are several reasons behind implants’ effectiveness. To see for yourself, read about these five factors in dental implant success!(more…)
April 7, 2022
If you’re about to have dental implant surgery, you’re probably pretty eager to get your new replacement teeth. You may even have plans to ‘break them in’ following the process. After all, they’ll improve your smile’s looks and give you the confidence to live as you did before tooth loss.
Not so fast, though: assuming you want to keep your implants for the long haul, you’ll need to avoid certain things during your post-treatment recovery. Specifically, here are five things you shouldn’t do until your dentist gives the go-ahead.(more…)
March 30, 2022
Do you have dentures to replace missing teeth? Caring for dentures is a lot different from with your normal smile and can take some getting used to. While your natural teeth can generally remain healthy with a good oral hygiene routine, caring for dentures takes some extra steps. So you can keep your restorations looking and functioning their best, read on for tips on how to care for them.(more…)