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Can I Get Invisalign? How to Tell If It’s Right for Me
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Can I Get Invisalign? How to Tell If It’s Right for Me

If you’re contemplating having your teeth straightened and have been researching options, you’ve probably heard of Invisalign. According to Invisalign’s website, more than 7 million people have used the non-traditional orthodontic device. As a discreet, removable alternative to metal braces, it is very popular with teens and adults. If you’re wondering “can I get Invisalign?”,...

Get More Confidence this Valentine’s Day…from Your Dentist?
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Get More Confidence this Valentine’s Day…from Your Dentist?

Many of us have suspected that confidence helps in the romance department. It turns out that the science proves what we all suspect: A 2016 article from European Psychologist looked at several studies correlating self-esteem, confidence, and romantic relationships. Their main finding? That high self-esteem is, in fact, beneficial in romantic relationships. And as cliche...

How Long Do Dental Fillings Last?
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How Long Do Dental Fillings Last?

The first questions that usually come to mind when someone needs a cavity fixed are “how much does a dental filling cost?” and “what is the procedure like?” Only later, sometimes not until they have a problem with a filling, do people start to ask “how long do fillings last?”  Unfortunately, fillings don’t last forever....

The Best Age to Add a Child to Your Dental Insurance
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The Best Age to Add a Child to Your Dental Insurance

Health insurance is an obvious concern for most expectant mothers, and it comes up naturally in the course of needing prenatal care and an obstetrician. Few parents, however, think about when to add a kid to dental insurance. Is it important to have dental insurance for kids? Babies aren’t born with teeth, after all, and...

It’s National Compliment Day. Here’s How to Give them a Reason to Smile.
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It’s National Compliment Day. Here’s How to Give them a Reason to Smile.

January 24 is National Compliment Day. This is the perfect reminder to give the people in your life a compliment.  Research has shown that receiving a compliment can improve task performance, enhance social interaction, and bring about positivity in relationships. Which only raises the question: Why don’t we compliment each other more? On the one...

Covering the Cost of Invisalign
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Covering the Cost of Invisalign

A number of factors go into deciding which method to use to straighten crooked teeth. Patients need to consider what will provide the best result for their specific problem, how long it will take, and how well it fits with their lifestyle. For many people, Invisalign checks all of the boxes. Invisalign is an extremely...

Are Dental Fillings Safe? What You Should Know
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Are Dental Fillings Safe? What You Should Know

According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 92% of adults aged 20 to 64 have tooth decay, also called dental caries. While some people may let a cavity go without treatment, the majority see a dentist for a dental filling. Dental fillings are the surest way to repair a tooth and save...

Are Crowns Considered Endodontics? Does it Matter?
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Are Crowns Considered Endodontics? Does it Matter?

A dental crown is a cover or cap that is placed over a tooth. This might be because of damage, decay, or after a root canal procedure. Crowns are molded out of gold, porcelain fused to metal, ceramic or resin in the shape of the original tooth.   Root canals and crown placements are considered endodontic...

Don’t Let a Dental Emergency Ruin Your Holiday: What to Do Until You Can See a Dentist
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Don’t Let a Dental Emergency Ruin Your Holiday: What to Do Until You Can See a Dentist

Your dentist’s office is closed for the holidays, and you have a dental emergency. How are you supposed to eat, drink, and be merry? Luckily, most problems with teeth or dental work are not serious health issues. Instead, they’re usually more about discomfort that puts a damper on the festivities. Luckily there are things people...

Invisalign: Surviving Holiday Food and Fun
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Invisalign: Surviving Holiday Food and Fun

The holiday season is here and it’s time to start gearing up for all the office parties, family gatherings, and get-togethers with friends. Opportunities to eat, drink, socialize, and perhaps even travel can be a lot of fun, but they also tend to get us out of our normal health routines.  People who choose Invisalign...