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Invisalign and Composite Bonding: Common Questions Answered
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Invisalign and Composite Bonding: Common Questions Answered

At first glance, Invisalign and composite bonding might not seem to be related. Invisalign’s purpose is to straighten teeth, while bonding is usually used to fix imperfections like chips, cracks, or stains. But the two cosmetic dental treatments can work hand-in-hand to create a straighter, more pleasing smile—or in some cases, the two treatments might...

What is CareCredit and How Can it Help With Dental Work?
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What is CareCredit and How Can it Help With Dental Work?

Many people have a hard time finding room in their budget for routine dental checkups, let alone paying for other pricey procedures or a dental emergency. But dental problems don’t go away on their own. Left untreated, they are bound to get worse, causing more pain… and costing more money.  CareCredit is one financial tool...

How Dental Bonding Works
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How Dental Bonding Works

Cosmetic dental procedures do not  have to take a long time or cost more than the budget will allow.. Dental bonding, for example, can fix a number of issues without anesthetic and with less than an hour in the dentist’s chair. It also costs less than veneers or crowns.  Dental bonding involves applying a tooth-colored...

New Year, New You: 8 Ways to Improve Your Smile in 2021
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New Year, New You: 8 Ways to Improve Your Smile in 2021

Is one of your New Years’ resolutions to improve your smile? The events of 2020 may have forced you to cancel or postpone some dental work, or maybe there’s something that’s been on your wishlist for a while. Either way, the coming year could be a great time to do something special for yourself. How...

Should You Get Your Teeth Whitened While Pregnant?
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Should You Get Your Teeth Whitened While Pregnant?

There are plenty of reasons to get teeth whitened: In anticipation of being in a wedding, for example. But what would be a simple decision for most women gets a little more complicated for those who are pregnant. Are teeth whitening and pregnancy a bad combination? In its recommendations about dental care during pregnancy, the...

What Should I Do With My Invisalign When Eating?
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What Should I Do With My Invisalign When Eating?

A big part of Invisalign’s popularity is that, unlike with regular braces, wearers of the clear aligners can take them out to eat whatever they want. While that’s convenient, it also presents the problem of what to do with Invisalign when eating. Proper care of Invisalign aligners is essential. Their success for straightening teeth depends...

Dental Crowns vs. Implants: Which is the Best Choice?
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Dental Crowns vs. Implants: Which is the Best Choice?

There’s more to deciding between dental crowns vs. implants than just picking a personal preference, or what works with your budget. While both are effective solutions to restore a tooth, they are not really the same.  Understanding the different uses for dental crowns and dental implants could make the choice obvious. In situations where either...

Should You Worry About a Possible Cavity on a Kid’s Baby Teeth?
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Should You Worry About a Possible Cavity on a Kid’s Baby Teeth?

It’s easy to think that a cavity on a kid’s baby tooth is no big deal. After all, baby teeth (also called primary teeth) are only temporary. So how important can they be? Actually, the condition of a child’s teeth can affect the adult teeth that will eventually replace them.  It’s beneficial for parents to...

Are There Products That Help With Dry Mouth?
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Are There Products That Help With Dry Mouth?

Stressful situations—like public speaking, a job interview, or a first date—can make almost anyone’s mouth go dry. But for some it’s more than just an occasional nuisance. Dry mouth, also called xerostomia, is a condition that can have complications for both oral and overall health. There are solutions for dry mouth. Relief can come in...

A Guide to Bite Guards and Mouthguards
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A Guide to Bite Guards and Mouthguards

Just as brushing and flossing protect teeth from tooth decay, bite guards and mouthguards protect them from other outside forces that can harm them. They are devices that cover teeth to form a protective barrier, shielding them from cracking and chipping. Bite guards and mouthguards are terms that are sometimes used interchangeably. They might also...