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Some Things You Can–and Can’t–Do With Invisalign
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Some Things You Can–and Can’t–Do With Invisalign

Choosing to straighten your teeth with Invisalign is a big step toward achieving a beautiful new smile. But even after opting for clear aligners over traditional braces, you may be wondering what you can do with Invisalign and how your everyday life will be affected. Your orthodontist will tell you what is allowed and what...

What is a Frenectomy?
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What is a Frenectomy?

If you or your child has been told they need a frenectomy, you might be a bit worried. What exactly is a frenectomy, and what is involved? A frenectomy is a simple procedure in which the dentist removes a piece of connective tissue in a patient’s mouth to allow their tongue or lip to move...

What Are the Best Color Braces For My Eye Color?
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What Are the Best Color Braces For My Eye Color?

Braces used to be something that most orthodontics patients wanted to hide. But these days, a wide range of color options gives braces wearers an opportunity to express themselves. Both kids and grownups are using colored braces as a fashion accessory and a fun expression of their unique personal style.  Color plays a big part...

How to Make Dentures Fit Better
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How to Make Dentures Fit Better

When you get dentures, they should feel comfortable and secure. When they fit well, dentures feel natural in your mouth and allow you to talk, eat, and drink normally. Modern technologies and materials used to create dentures make customizing them for each patient easier than ever so they feel snug and do not cause discomfort....

Is Gingivitis Reversible?
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Is Gingivitis Reversible?

Gingivitis is the earliest stage of periodontal disease—also called gum disease. It shows up as redness, swelling, and irritation of the gum tissue. Is gingivitis reversible? Luckily, it is, but it’s important not to wait too long. Left untreated, gingivitis can lead to a much more serious condition called periodontitis, which can result in bone...

How to Fix an Overbite—With Your Dentist, and at Home
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How to Fix an Overbite—With Your Dentist, and at Home

It is rare that someone has perfectly aligned teeth. Overbites are actually quite common, scaling from mild to severe.  An overbite is what doctors call a “vertical misalignment” of the teeth. It occurs when the upper teeth overlap the bottom more than they should.  Over the past few years, a number of at-home treatments and...

What is a Dental Bone Graft? And Why Is My Dentist Recommending One?
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What is a Dental Bone Graft? And Why Is My Dentist Recommending One?

If you have recently visited the dentist and they recommended a dental bone graft, you might be wondering what that means. A dental bone graft is a common surgical procedure used to rebuild or strengthen the bone in your jaw. The dentist attaches a small piece of bone or specialized grafting material to the weakened...