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The Do’s and Don’ts of Invisalign Care

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Patients beginning Invisalign treatment are well on their way to a beautiful, straighter smile. Invisalign straightens teeth without the metallic look of braces, but just because they’re invisible on the teeth doesn’t mean they’re completely maintenance-free. Failing to care for the aligners can result in discoloration and a buildup of bacteria, which can lead to oral hygiene issues. Putting in just a few minutes a day to care for the aligners will keep any smile looking straight and bright. The Do’s of Invisalign Care Rinsing the aligners after removing them is an absolute must to...

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Reclaim Your Smile With These Teeth Replacement Options

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People lose teeth for a number of different reasons, such as tooth decay, gum disease, age, or underlying medical conditions like diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis. Patients with missing teeth often lack the confidence they had with a full smile. But there are ways to replace or rehabilitate missing teeth, so patients can regain the confidence that comes with a full, beautiful smile. Dental Implants Dental implants are surgically placed into the jawbone to serve as a permanent base for replacement teeth. They’re designed to be used long-term, and the artificial teeth feel and function like...

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Is Sugar Really so Bad for Your Teeth?

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Growing up, kids are told that if they eat too much sugar, they get cavities. This isn’t a far stretch from the truth, as sugar consumption certainly plays a role in cavity formation, but sugar itself isn’t the cause of tooth decay. Understanding the science behind tooth decay can help people understand how to properly care for their teeth after eating or drinking sugar to best avoid cavities. Is Sugar the Real Cause of Tooth Decay? The answer to this question is no, sugar by itself is not the cause of tooth decay, but it certainly is a contributing factor. If the teeth aren’t brushed...

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Understanding the Symptoms and Risk Factors of Gum Disease

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 64.7 million American adults have some degree of gum disease, which is about 47.2 percent of the population. One of the biggest culprits for gum disease is plaque—a thick bacterial film that constantly forms on teeth and gums. When caught in its early stages, gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is reversible. Read on to learn more about the symptoms and other common causes. Warning Signs Be alert for any bleeding while brushing or flossing teeth, receding gums, or loose or separating teeth. Also note...

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The Differences Between Cosmetic and General Dentistry

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While the general dentist performs regular teeth cleanings and root canals, fills cavities, and pulls and repairs teeth, the cosmetic dentist focuses on making the patient’s appearance and smile more aesthetically pleasing. Here are some of the main differences between general and cosmetic dentistry. Difference in Training The general dentist diagnoses and coordinates all the treatments required for the patient’s overall oral health. He or she focuses on the teeth’s function, occasionally using more invasive procedures to solve dental problems involving pain, discomfort,...

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The KoR Teeth Whitening Difference

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Every day, dentists around the country see patients who are concerned that their smiles aren’t white enough. Feeling insecure about their smiles can make people less confident in other areas of their lives, including relationships and work. Added confidence is just one of the reasons to have teeth professionally whitened. KoR Whitening is a state-of-the-art technology that uses refrigerated gels and specialized application to achieve some of the best results in the industry. What Is KoR Whitening? KoR Whitening is a system that uses continuous refrigeration to protect the potency of...

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