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How to Avoid Dry Socket After a Tooth Extraction

May 6, 2024

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Woman with dental pain looked over at her dentist

If you need a tooth extraction, you’re probably focused on the actual extraction part. That’s understandable. After all, the words “tooth extraction” don’t exactly make you think of rainbows and butterflies. However, there is one post-op complication you’re going to want to know more about before your treatment: dry socket. What is this dental discomfort, and what can you do about it? Keep reading to find out more.

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When Can I Drink Coffee After a Tooth Extraction?

April 12, 2024

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Coffee

Coffee is one of the most popular drinks on the planet, but you may be wondering how long you should wait before enjoying this beverage after having a tooth pulled. After a tooth extraction, it’s crucial to follow your dentist’s aftercare instructions precisely to prevent infection and ensure that the wound heals properly. Here’s why you should wait a while before enjoying a cup of coffee after having your tooth pulled.

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Top Reasons to Invest in a Smile Makeover

March 30, 2024

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Close up of woman’s teeth99.7% of adults say an attractive smile is an important personal asset, but few people have perfect teeth naturally. Not to mention, injuries, poor oral hygiene, age, and many other factors can affect the appearance of your teeth. No matter the reason, you can have a flawless smile to be proud of. Here are the best reasons to invest in a smile makeover.

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Smooth Sailing or Slight Sting: Does Invisalign Attachment Removal Hurt?

February 9, 2024

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Patient taking off their aligner to get their Invisalign attachments removed.

Once you near the end of your orthodontic treatment, it’s time to say goodbye to the little bumps known as Invisalign attachments. For months, these tiny protrusions have been helping your teeth move into their desired positions. Now that your results have been achieved, their services are no longer required. But does it hurt?

Continue reading to learn more about Invisalign attachments and what it’s like to have them taken off.

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Let’s Get Things Straight: Here’s How to Wear Invisalign on a Date

January 12, 2024

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Woman thinks something over

Invisalign is a great way for many people to straighten their smiles without worrying about the conspicuous metal parts and dietary restrictions that come with traditional metal braces. Obviously, this makes Invisalign clear aligners a great option for those who are looking to have a nice meal and make a great first impression when on a date. Here are a few things to keep in mind when dating while wearing Invisalign.

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Brighter Smiles in 2024: Dental Resolutions to Adopt for Oral Health

December 29, 2023

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A father and daughter brushing their teeth in the mirror for good oral health in the new year

It’s a new year, and that means it’s a new opportunity to get your oral health in check! If you’ve been struggling with your oral hygiene routine, now is the time to take a step back and plan. After all, a healthy mouth will lead to a healthier body and a happier outlook on the year ahead.

So, if you want to learn some great oral health goals for the new year, continue reading. Hopefully, you’ll find some inspiration for your own resolutions!

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How to Have Holly, Jolly Teeth Over the Holidays

November 24, 2023

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A family enjoying the holidays with good dental health

The holidays are in the air! No matter what form that takes for your family, it probably involves copious amounts of good food. If you want your dental health to make it through all the family meals this season, you’ll need a plan.

If you need some ideas on how to keep up with tradition while ensuring your smile stays bright, continue reading. You’ll find five great tips to make it happen.

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Tips for A Tooth-Friendly Halloween This Year!

October 10, 2023

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a pumpkin-shaped toothbrush holder

Halloween is a time for spooky fun, exciting costumes, and of course, indulging in all kinds of sweet treats and candies! But while enjoying the season, it’s essential to keep your pearly whites in mind—after all, you wouldn’t want them to become a scary part of your costume! Fortunately, there are several things you can do to ensure that your smile is as healthy and beautiful as possible this Halloween, and beyond! Here are some tips from your trusted dentist.

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3 Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment for Anxious Patients

September 15, 2023

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A woman smiling at her dentist after cosmetic dentistry treatment

Dental anxiety comes from many places: bad past experiences, stories of others, and depictions in popular media to name a few. Anxiety can stop patients from reaching their goals, but if you’re trying to achieve the bright smile you’ve always wanted, there may be a solution.

Below are three cosmetic dentistry treatments that are minimally invasive and can provide a lasting impact on your confidence and oral health. If you want to learn more about these treatments, continue reading. Each one can change your smile for the better.

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True or False: Veneers Are Only Made from Porcelain

August 31, 2023

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Cosmetic dentist showing smiling woman different shades of veneers

At one point, veneers were Hollywood’s best-kept secret. Now, this cosmetic dental service is extremely popular! Since it can address several imperfections at once and the results can last for more than a decade with proper care, it’s not hard to see why either. If you’re considering transforming your smile as well, you might be wondering if veneers are only made from porcelain, or if there is another dental material that can be used. You can read on to learn the answer!

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