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August 11 Is National Align Your Teeth Day!

July 22, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — branford @ 2:51 pm
Happy young woman pointing at her Invisalign aligner

Estimates vary on how many people worldwide have misaligned teeth, but regardless of which estimate you choose to believe, it is obvious that orthodontic issues are a major issue among most populations. Are you thinking about getting your smile straightened? If so, now is the perfect time to begin your treatment. By doing so, you can show your support for National Align Your Teeth Day. Would you like to learn more about this upcoming holiday? Continue reading this blog post.


What Should You Do if Your Invisalign Aligner Does Not Fit?

July 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — branford @ 3:49 pm
Hand holding Invisalign aligner against neutral background

The clear plastic aligners used in Invisalign treatment are custom-made for each patient. Therefore, they should fit snugly but comfortably on the teeth. But what should you do if your Invisalign aligner does not fit? This blog post explains a couple of possible reasons for the problem. It also offers some practical suggestions to help you get your treatment back on track.


Soak Up the Sun for a Healthier Smile!

June 30, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — branford @ 3:19 pm
Three friends enjoying time on the beach

When it comes to health and wellness, the sun often gets a bad rap. You often hear warnings about how it can cause skin cancer, burns, and premature signs of aging. All of that is true. However, many people forget that sunlight can actually provide some important benefits. In fact, soaking up the sun could actually help you achieve a healthier smile! How is that the case? Continue reading to find out.


How to Protect Your Lips from the Sun

Filed under: Uncategorized — branford @ 2:50 pm
Dark-haired woman applying lip balm

With many places reaching record high temperatures this summer, you have probably heard a lot of talk about how important it is to wear sunscreen and take other measures to prevent burns. Sadly, though, many people forget about their lips. How and why should you protect your lips from the sun? Read this blog post to discover practical information.


Do Not Believe These 4 Myths about Tooth Extractions

May 28, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — branford @ 6:04 pm
Arrows on chalkboard pointing toward myths and facts

Thanks to the internet, we live in a world where we have easy access to information. Unfortunately, we also have easy access to misinformation, and it is not always easy to tell the difference between the two. For example, there are a lot of sources spreading untruths about various dental treatments. How can you learn the truth? Read this blog post to discover the reality behind 4 myths about tooth extractions.


Drink Through a Straw to Protect Your Teeth!

April 22, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — branford @ 5:20 pm
Woman laughing while drinking soda through a straw

Most people think that whether or not you drink through a straw is a matter of personal preference. Some people enjoy straws and view them as fun and fashionable, whereas others would prefer to sip their drinks directly. However, when you are consuming certain beverages, it is actually better to opt for a straw because doing so can protect your teeth. How is that the case? This blog post explains.


If You Have Dentures, Avoid These Foods

Filed under: Uncategorized — branford @ 4:38 pm
Plate of raw vegetables with dip

It is possible to say many good things about dentures. They are beautiful, cost-effective, and easy to maintain. However, one of their biggest disadvantages is that they lack the strength and chewing power of natural teeth. Therefore, they may require you to make some significant changes to your eating habits. If you have dentures, what foods should you avoid? This blog post provides some helpful examples.


Does Alcohol Increase Your Risk of Gum Disease?

March 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — branford @ 4:16 pm
Row of beers arranged on countertop

Do you like to enjoy an occasional beer, cocktail, or glass of wine? Many people do. There is nothing wrong with indulging in an adult beverage once in a while, but it is important to be aware of what might happen if you overdo it. Not only can excessive alcohol consumption endanger your overall health, but it could also put your smile at risk. In fact, it could even increase your chances of developing gum disease! Read on below to learn some details about this important topic.


Do Tooth Extractions Treat Gum Disease?

February 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — branford @ 12:12 pm
Close-up of two extracted teeth next to dental instruments

At first, gum disease is nothing more than a mild infection. As it progresses, however, it can become very serious. It might even reach the point where your dentist recommends that one or more of your teeth be removed. But do tooth extractions actually treat gum disease, or is there another reason why they are so often recommended for individuals with poor gum health? This blog post explains the answer.


When Can You Get Dentures after Tooth Extractions?

January 25, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — branford @ 1:49 pm
Dental patient holding mirror, admiring her new dentures

If you are soon going to get your remaining teeth extracted, it is only natural if you are eager to rebuild your smile as soon as possible. A denture can improve your appearance and restore a degree of chewing power. But when exactly can you get dentures after tooth extractions? The answer depends on the type of prosthetic you are getting. Read on below to learn more.

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