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Learn the Basics about Rubber Bands on Braces

August 31, 2022

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Smiling person with rubber bands on braces holding orthodontic elastic

After you have been wearing traditional braces for between 4 and 6 months, your dentist or orthodontist may tell you that it is time to start using rubber bands, which are also called elastics. You might feel a little frustrated because now you have another component of treatment to think about — but you can be sure that your care provider would not advise you to use them unless absolutely necessary. This blog post discusses the important role of rubber bands on braces in Manchester, and it provides some pointers on what you can expect while wearing them.


A Practical Guide to Brushing and Flossing with Braces

August 24, 2022

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Young woman flossing teeth while wearing braces in Manchester

A thorough oral hygiene routine is always important, but it is especially so for individuals with traditional metal braces. Missteps while cleaning your mouth significantly increase the risk that plaque and food particles will accumulate around your orthodontic appliances. Gum inflammation and infection, tooth decay, dental discoloration, and other problems could easily result. Fortunately, brushing and flossing with braces in Manchester is fairly simple. Below, you will find practical and simple guidance to help you adapt your oral hygiene routine.


What Does a Tooth Extraction Feel Like?

June 20, 2022

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Dentist and dental patient talking about tooth extraction in Manchester

Your dentist wants to help you retain your natural teeth throughout your lifetime. However, there are a number of circumstances that can necessitate a tooth extraction in Manchester. If your dental team has informed you that you should have a tooth removed, it is normal if you feel a bit apprehensive about your upcoming procedure. The following information may put your mind at ease; it provides a play-by-play of what you can expect before, during, and after your extraction.


I Am Not in Pain — Why Do I Need a Root Canal?

June 10, 2022

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Dentist and patient discussing the need for root canal in Manchester

A persistent, throbbing toothache is a common sign that a root canal in Manchester is necessary. However, the need for this treatment is not always preceded by pain. In fact, many patients are surprised to learn that they need root canal therapy because, before their dentist informed them of the situation, they thought their teeth were perfectly fine! This blog post discusses why a root canal can be necessary in such a situation and lists some common indications for this treatment that do not involve pain.


Want a Brighter Smile? Visit Us for FREE Teeth Whitening!

May 20, 2022

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Beautiful smile with glossy lips after free teeth whitening treatment

Would you like to say goodbye to dental stains? You could purchase over-the-counter whitening products, but they usually do not offer the dramatic results that most people are looking for. Professional systems are much more powerful — and they may be easier to afford than you think. In fact, for a limited time, our practice is offering FREE teeth whitening kits to new patients. Read on below to learn more about this special promotion.


What to Do if You Lose Your Dental Bridge

September 20, 2021

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Two fingers holding dental bridge that fell out

Dental bridges are durable restorations; they typically last for 10 years or longer before replacement becomes necessary. Occasionally, though, a bridge can fall out before its time. Why can that happen, and what should you do if your dental bridge fell out? Below, you will find answers to these important questions.


How Soon After an Extraction Can I Get a Dental Implant?

August 21, 2021

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Woman happy with her dental implants after tooth extraction

It can be both inconvenient and uncomfortable to have a gap in your smile. Therefore, if you recently had a tooth extracted — or you know that one of your teeth will soon have to be removed — it is understandable if you are eager to fill in that empty space as soon as possible. What is the timeline for getting dental implants after a tooth extraction? The answer varies from patient to patient. This blog post discusses a few possible scenarios.


Why Is My Dental Implant So Sensitive?

August 10, 2021

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Infection, a possible cause of sensitivity in dental implant

When a natural tooth experiences sensitivity, it is because outside stimuli are irritating the tooth’s nerve, leading to pain and discomfort. A dental implant has no nerves in it, so it might be puzzling if it begins to experience sensitivity. What can cause this issue, and what might your dentist do to correct it? This blog post answers those questions about sensitivity in dental implants.


Is It Possible to Whiten Porcelain Veneers?

December 20, 2020

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Smile before and after whitening porcelain veneers in Manchester

Porcelain veneers are one of the longest-lasting and most natural-looking cosmetic dentistry treatments. With proper care, they can provide you with many years of beautiful smiles. However, if you have already had veneers for some time, you might have noticed that their color is not quite what it used to be. Is it possible to whiten porcelain veneers in Manchester? In this blog post, we will discuss why they might become discolored and what your dentist may be able to do to improve their appearance.


Do Porcelain Veneers Cause Dental Sensitivity?

December 6, 2020

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Illustration of veneers in Manchester being bonded to front teeth

Dentists often recommend porcelain veneers in Manchester for patients who wish to change the way their teeth look. Veneers can disguise a range of aesthetic flaws, from discoloration to cracks, chips, and even slight misalignment. However, some patients questions whether they should get veneers because the process of placing them requires the removal of a bit of tooth enamel. Will that make your teeth more sensitive? In this blog post, we discuss this important question.

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