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Invisalign’s Big Summer Endorsement

This Summer Align Technology, the makers of the Invisalign® orthodontics brand has teamed up with volleyball champion Gabrielle (Gabby) Reece, surf legend Laird Hamilton and their active teenage daughter Reece, to talk about health, wellness, and the benefits of Invisalign treatment. The champion women’s volleyball player, big wave surfer, and their daughter will share their experience firsthand throughout the Summer, documenting their Invisalign treatment behind-the-scenes on Invisalign’s YouTube Channel, and advocated for good health and wellness in the pursuit of personal fitness goals. Gabby Reece

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Preventative Dentistry

Preventative dentistry is where you work with your dentist on things you can and should be doing at home to try and prevent the worsening of an existing condition, and/or to prevent the onset of a condition. To put it plainly, you want to prevent an issue from becoming, well, an issue. There are four main things you should be doing at home each and every day to help maintain maximum oral health. If you aren’t doing these things, you don’t need a dentist to

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Composite Fillings: What to Know

Composite fillings, composite resin, or tooth-colored fillings, are the most common filling in cases where exposure is greater and for those who simply want a more natural look. Composite fillings are primarily used in small to medium sized fillings where the teeth need to withstand moderate to substantial pressure from chewing food. The stress that teeth are put under while chewing requires a material that is very strong and durable. Composite fillings can also be used for either the front or back teeth. The Longevity

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The Importance of Dental Care as You Age

While dental care is hugely important no matter your age, it becomes even more crucial as you get older. Why? Because the bad dental hygiene habits that we pick up over the years are going to have a greater impact on the state of our mouth, teeth and gums as we get into our 50s, 60s and 70s. In addition, many researchers find there is a link between poor dental hygiene and other health conditions, some of which could prove fatal. Maintaining Oral Health as

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At-Home vs Professional Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is something that has shot up in popularity over the past few years. Before 2000, it was inconceivable that the average dental patient would wish to have their teeth whitened. Unless their teeth were terribly stained for some reason, they did not care enough to pay for the procedure. However, the years since have seen us become even more conscious about our teeth and how they appear, which is why the demand for teeth whitening is higher than ever. But is it better

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What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are very important for ensuring the continued oral health and stunning appearance of many patients. These implants take the form of metal posts or frames, and they are positioned by dentists into the patient’s jawbone right beneath the gums. They are present to ensure any replacement teeth that are added to the mouth will have the right support, while they also protect the nearby teeth. Dental Implants – How Do They Work? When a capable dentist oversees the adding of dental implants to

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Invisalign – How Does It Work?

When there is a major issue with a person’s teeth, one of the options that dentists will recommend is braces. Even though there is a perception that braces only make sense for younger children and teenagers, they are suitable for adults as well. There is no age restriction where braces are concerned, as their primary function is to take the current state of a person’s teeth and mold them into an ideal condition. For instance, someone who has teeth that are misaligned or too far

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Types of Dental Implants and Restoration Methods

When there is an issue with a tooth, and there is no option but to go ahead and remove it, the patent can feel a bit apprehensive about what is to come next. Many patients worry about the level of treatment they will get to have the missing tooth adequately replaced. Luckily, dental implants represent a very solid and stable option for replacement teeth. Most dental implants are made of titanium, and they are a safe replacement for the roots that your normal teeth will

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Spring Is the Best Time for a Porcelain Veneer Consultation

If you’ve been thinking about getting dental veneers to whiten your teeth and improve your smile, there’s no better time than Spring Break to come into White Plains Dental. Why porcelain veneers: Veneers have been used in dentistry for almost a hundred year now. The first set of veneers were invented by a California dentist in 1928 to improve an actor’s smile for a film shoot. Since that time, the materials and techniques for fabrication and placement have been highly refined. With improved materials and

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5 Benefits of Invisalign Braces

Traditional braces can be abrasive, unattractive, and uncomfortable. While many people must have braces over the course of their life, technology has improved and the necessity for metal braces is nearly gone. While metal braces are still an option, correcting your teeth with devices like Invisalign technology can drastically improve the braces experience and help you get through the process much more easily. Here are five of the top benefits you’ll experience when choosing Invisalign. More Attractive  The aesthetics of Invisalign are much better than

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