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Can Dental Implants Rust Over Time?

March 7, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — capronparkteam @ 3:55 pm
dentist explaining dental implants to patient

Your smile is a reflection of your confidence and joy, which is why having gaps due to missing teeth can be disheartening. Dental implants offer a solution by providing sturdy replacements that look natural, filling in those gaps for a better smile and improved function. While some may have concerns about metal implants rusting, the risk of this happening is minimal. In the following sections, we’ll delve into why dental implants rarely rust, provide tips on how to protect them, and offer additional advice on caring for your implants to ensure they remain in top condition.


The Lowdown on Retainers: Post-Invisalign Care Guide

February 8, 2024

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Someone holding up a clear retainer

Congratulations! You’ve completed your Invisalign treatment, and your smile is now beautifully aligned. But hold on, before you start flashing that perfect set of teeth everywhere, there’s one more crucial step to ensure your smile stays stunning: wearing your retainer.

So, how long do you have to wear your retainer after Invisalign treatment? Let’s dive in.


4 Noteworthy Benefits of Invisalign

January 9, 2024

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person putting on invisalign

In the past, braces stood as the sole solution for addressing bite misalignment and gaps in one’s smile. However, with the advent of Invisalign, patients now have a discreet alternative for enhancing their smiles. If you’re contemplating this orthodontic treatment, you’ll discover a range of benefits awaiting you. Dive into the following insights to explore four freedoms that come with choosing Invisalign.


How Can Dental Implants Help Me Look Younger?

December 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — capronparkteam @ 11:04 pm
Dental implant

Dental implants are considered to be the best form of tooth replacement available because they look and function just like real teeth while having many benefits for the patient’s oral and overall health. While traditional restorations like dentures and dental bridges look and work better than they ever have before, they do not address the skeletal health issues that come with tooth loss. Here’s how dental implants can keep your jaw healthy and strong and the rest of you looking young.


My Clear Aligners Are Turning Yellow: What Should I Do?

November 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — capronparkteam @ 3:16 am
patient holding an Invisalign tray

Invisalign is a well-known orthodontic treatment that utilizes transparent aligners for discreetly straightening teeth without the use of traditional metal braces. These custom-made aligners are virtually invisible, offering a comfortable and inconspicuous way to achieve a straighter smile. However, if you’ve observed a decline in transparency or noticed staining on your Invisalign trays, it may impact the visual appeal of your smile. In the following discussion, we’ll explore some common factors that contribute to the reduced clarity of Invisalign trays over time and provide practical tips to help you maintain their cleanliness and translucency for optimal results.


How To Use Invisalign Cleaning Crystals

October 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — capronparkteam @ 4:27 pm
Zoom in of an aligner tray in its container with a packet of Invisalign cleaning crystals resting on top

If you use Invisalign to straighten your teeth, properly caring for your aligner trays is an essential aspect of your oral health. Because you’ll be wearing them for 22 hours every day, there are plenty of opportunities for germs to flourish. They can gather in the tight space between your teeth and your Invisalign. This can lead to buildup that can cause bad breath and gum disease- yuck! Fortunately, you can keep your aligners clean with Invisalign Cleaning Crystals. Keep reading to learn how!


3 Possible Dangers of Mail-In Aligners

September 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — capronparkteam @ 12:01 am
two clear aligners

You might be thinking that mail-in aligners are an easier, more convenient, and more affordable way to straighten your smile. After all, they promise quick results and a simple, stress-free way to achieve a healthier smile, right? If it seems too good to be true, it probably is, which is why you’re better off leaving it to the trusted professionals. Before deciding to try and straighten your teeth on your own, here are three possible dangers that you could face with mail-in aligners.


Should I Go To the ER for My Dental Emergency?

August 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — capronparkteam @ 2:28 pm
Illustration of a large tooth with a cavity sitting next to a dental mirror and a red emergency kit

It’s easy to get flustered if you’re in the middle of a dental emergency. Your thoughts are probably racing and full of questions like what to do and where to go to get help. Firstly, try your best to stay calm! Unless your life is at risk, then you have time to get the help you need. Next, you might feel tempted to head straight to the nearest emergency room. After all, they have doctors and surely can do something to help, right? Wrong! The truth is that in many cases your dentist can help you more than an ER so you’d be better off calling them first. Keep reading to learn why.


Debunking 5 Common Myths About Dentures

July 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — capronparkteam @ 4:48 pm
Elderly couple leaning on each other and smiling with white teeth

Although dentures are pretty common these days, people continue to spread misinformation about them. While myths are generally harmless, they may dissuade patients who need dentures from getting them. To set the record straight, it’s important to debunk some of the most popular misconceptions so candidates with missing teeth are encouraged to wear dentures. Here is the truth behind 5 common myths about dentures.


Will Veneers Make My Teeth Sensitive?

June 26, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — capronparkteam @ 2:33 am

Model of veneers for lower toothIf you’re unhappy with the way your teeth look, veneers can create a picture-perfect smile. They create dramatic, natural-looking results when they are bonded to the front surfaces of teeth. However, some enamel must be removed during the application process. Concerns about sensitivity after getting veneers are common, but there’s no reason to worry. Some dentists even recommend veneers for patients with a history of sensitive teeth, and here’s why.


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