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7 Top Benefits of Choosing Invisalign

There was a time when kids and adults only had one option when it came to getting their teeth realigned: metal braces. Those days are in the past. Invisalign is now a top option for many people, and it is offered by all top dentists in the area. Here are the seven major benefits of choosing Invisalign 1. Invisible As the name suggests, no one is ever going to notice that a person has Invisalign on their teeth. The only time they are visible is

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Does a Pediatric Dentist Make a Difference?

A dentist is a dentist, or so many people assume. When you hear people talking about pediatric dentists, they are generally confused. Most do not even think there is a difference between a pediatric dentist and a regular one. But we know that is not true, and now you will too! When you compare pediatric dentists to regular ones, you should know they go through two additional years of training before they can open a pediatric practice. That training includes spending most of the two

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Choosing Braces or Invisalign for Your Child

As parents, we naturally want the very best for our children, which includes good oral health. There have been several studies that suggest a correlation between a child’s low self-esteem and poor oral health; in fact, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, malocclusion (misaligned teeth) is a major contributor to insecurity in children, especially those between the ages of 11 to 14. One of the best ways to circumvent dental problems, which includes issues concerning alignment and overall dental health, is to schedule

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The Benefits and Advantages of Dental Implants

Whether you are missing one, three, or all of your teeth, dental implants can help you in a variety of ways. No one wants to experience the effects of tooth loss. Not only can it affect your self-esteem, the way you eat, and the way others perceive you, but it can also negatively affect your entire outlook on life. People are meant to smile. It can degrade our own sense of self-worth when we are put in a position where we feel embarrassed, ashamed, or

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3 Reasons Why Your Child Should See a Pediatric Dentist

Going to the dentist can have its ups and downs. In fact, for a child, going to the dentist can be a downright frightening experience. Dental anxiety in children is rampant. Children fear the worst. And this is why your child should only be taken to a pediatric dentist. Before going to the dentist, you should sit down with your child and start a game. Over the course of the game you should discuss what going to the dentist is like. You should always make

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Dental Anxiety: The Truth About Going to the Dentist

If you, like many people of all ages, have a fear of going to the dentist, you just might find that fear may be for no reason at all. I know, I know. When you picture going to the dentist, you picture PAIN. Pain, pain, and more pain. You probably hear the sound of that drill and you imagine the pain that comes with it. Or, if you are like my kids, you picture a haunted house with a metal chair covered in spikes and

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Invisalign vs. Braces – What is the Superior Choice?

In the past, children and young adults who were considering long-term dental treatment had only one serious option: braces. And while metal braces are very successful in getting the teeth in a person’s mouth properly aligned and spaced, they are also unsightly, painful and frustrating to experience. Many patients end up regretting the decision to get metal braces, especially if they need to have those braces in place for two to three years. But now we have an alternative: Invisalign. Thanks to the introduction of

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Choosing Invisalign for Your Kids

One of the toughest decisions a parent must make is determining whether to get braces for their child. Some children are fortunate enough to have permanent teeth that come out straight. However, other kids end up with teeth that are crooked in several parts of the mouth – and braces are the only way to fix the issue. However, wearing braces is uncomfortable, especially if they need to remain in place for many years. In addition, kids can feel ostracized or self-conscious if they are

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Teeth Whitening: Home vs Professional

Everyone wants teeth that literally sparkle, like something you would see in a sitcom. There are ads for at-home whitening products that claim they will brighten your teeth in days. Teeth whitening isn’t something that’s only available through commercial products, however. As a dentist, we are also able to provide these services. Which one is better? Is there a difference between the at-home products and the services provided by your dentist? At-home products are useful. They’re generally on the cheaper side, and you have a

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How to Get Healthy Gums Again

Often we focus on the proper care of our teeth and overlook the importance of taking care of our gums, but keeping your gums healthy is just as important as keeping your teeth healthy. After all your gums are what hold your teeth together and protect them from bacteria. They can also affect other aspects of your health and hygiene like your breath and even your circulatory and heart health. What do healthy gums look like? Healthy gums should look pleasantly puffy (not swollen) and

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