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5 Tips for Your Invisalign Teeth Alignment Journey

Clear aligners like Invisalign use virtually invisible aligner trays that you wear over your teeth to gradually and gently shift your teeth into place. Since you’ll be wearing these trays around the clock (we recommend 22 hours/day), it can be uncomfortable and some people experience pain. Here is a list of five tips to help you… Read more »

The Skinny on Charcoal Toothpaste

By now you’ve probably become aware of the charcoal toothpaste craze. Yes, that charcoal, like you would grill with, except ground to a fine porous powder and used as a blackish toothpaste that is odorless, tasteless, and non-toxic.  Social media is buzzing lately with videos of people using such toothpaste and supposedly experiencing whiter teeth…. Read more »

5 Ways to Get Kids to Brush Their Teeth

Establishing good oral habits early on is key to a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. That’s why it’s important to teach your kids how to brush regularly — twice per day with a soft-bristled brush. But that’s easier said than done, as most parents know. Here are five suggestions for getting your kids to… Read more »

Saving Costs Through Preventive Treatments

According to the American Dental Association, Americans’ spending on dental care has surpassed $120 billion in each of the past two years.  Much of those costs can be attributed to costly restorative treatments that could have been prevented with dilligent oral hygiene habits and regular dental cleanings and exams. In other words, neglecting your teeth… Read more »

How to Choose a Dentist That is Right for You

Finding a dentist that is right for you can be a difficult proposition. There are many options to choose from, and it’s important that you select one that you like so that you will attend regularly scheduled appointments to optimize your oral health. So, how do you find such a dentist? Here are five things… Read more »

How Does IV Sedation Dentistry Work and Is It Right for You?

Most people are not exactly fond of dental visits and associated procedures. The American Dental Association estimates that 22% of Americans avoid dental visits due to fear and anxiety. Putting off dental visits increases the risk of tooth loss, severe dental infections, or even oral cancer. Fortunately, dentists are now using dental sedation techniques which… Read more »

Effects of Marijuana on Your Oral Health

As the legalization of cannabis, picks up pace in the United States, health practitioners are concerned about the effects it will have on the American population’s oral health. Marijuana use in the United States Although the federal government has not legalized the recreational and medical use of marijuana, its recreational use is legal in 10… Read more »

6 Dental Hygiene Tips for a Dazzling Smile and Fresh Breath

Did you know that you can have a great routine when it comes to dental hygiene, and still develop dental problems over time? Even the most diligent person can have some gaps in the way we care for our teeth and gums. This can be due to bad habits that develop over time, or just… Read more »

6 Benefits of Dental Implants 

The American College of Prosthodontists estimates that about 178 million U.S. residents are missing at least a tooth while approximately 48 million Americans have lost all their teeth. Once you lose a tooth, several things happen that might not be immediately noticeable but will ultimately affect your health and appearance. For starters, the roots which hold the… Read more »