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How Long Should a Root Canal Be Sore?
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How Long Should a Root Canal Be Sore?

Root canals get a bum rap. Their very name can conjure dreadful notions of pain and suffering in the minds of patients. Because of these fears, many people put off getting a root canal out of concern about pain. Fortunately, better techniques, improved technology, and advances in anesthetics have allowed modern dentistry to make root...

Invisalign Trays Cracking: Patient Experiences, and What to Do
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Invisalign Trays Cracking: Patient Experiences, and What to Do

“What if my Invisalign cracks?” It’s a common question patients have. In fact, after we wrote about the phenomenon last year, seven out of 10 of the top search queries bringing readers to our site were around the topic of Invisalign trays cracking or breaking. As it turns out, Invisalign cracking or breaking is not...

Intraoral Scanners: The Cutting Edge of Dental Impressions
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Intraoral Scanners: The Cutting Edge of Dental Impressions

Technology in modern dentistry is constantly advancing. From the front office where digital patient records are replacing paper files to the treatment room where cone beam imaging and 3D imaging are taking the place of film x-rays, new tools are changing the typical dental patient’s experience. Dental impressions are another area that is “going digital”...

3 Secret Links Between Motherhood, Pregnancy, and Oral Health Hidden in All That Dental Marketing
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3 Secret Links Between Motherhood, Pregnancy, and Oral Health Hidden in All That Dental Marketing

There’s mountains of advice out there for expecting parents, and a lot of that information is either contradictory or has a clear conflict of interest. Some of our own consultants have mentioned how difficult it is for their patients to work through all the parenting advice out there. Advice on oral health tends to be...

Are Dental Crowns Safe? The 411 on Dental Crown Toxicity
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Are Dental Crowns Safe? The 411 on Dental Crown Toxicity

In an age where mindful consumers are overwhelmed with a wide range of facts, figures and news, many patients are often curious about whether or not dental crowds are toxic, why they are needed and which crowns are best suited for them. Are Dental Crowns Toxic? While concerns of dental toxicity fears are understandable, information...

Are Teeth Whitening Strips Worth It?
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Are Teeth Whitening Strips Worth It?

Consumers face a lot of options in the search for a brighter, whiter smile. It’s no wonder that teeth whitening is a multi-billion dollar industry. It’s hard to sort the best treatments from the ones that are a waste of time and money. Many people look for a DIY method to fix dull, yellowed teeth....

What is Teledentistry? And Should You Try It?
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What is Teledentistry? And Should You Try It?

Teledentistry is dentistry done through information technology, rather than through person-to-person contact between a patient and a dentist. While that might sound impossible at first—after all, how can someone work on your teeth without being physically present?—there are many ways in which teledentistry can help improve oral care while keeping costs down for the consumer....

What You Should Know About Vaping and Oral Care
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What You Should Know About Vaping and Oral Care

The popularity of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and vaping has soared in recent years. The promise of fewer health risks than cigarettes is appealing to users. But few people stop to consider the impact that the chemicals in e-cigarettes might have on one’s oral health. While it’s true that vaping eliminates the tar in cigarettes, other...