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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.


How Can I Tell if My Child Needs Braces?

November 10, 2020

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Portrait of smiling young boy with braces for children

According to one estimate, more than 3.5 million children and teenagers begin orthodontic treatment each year. Most of them receive braces, which are designed to correct crooked teeth and create a more harmonious bite. Does your young one need braces for children? In this blog post, we will discuss some signs that indicate a visit to an orthodontist is in order.


Why Right Now Is the Best Time to Start Invisalign

October 16, 2020

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Hand with painted nails holding aligner for Invisalign in Manchester

Would you like to straighten your teeth? There are multiple orthodontic options on the market, including Invisalign in Manchester. It is popular for its ability to move teeth without the use of unsightly brackets and wires. It is an ideal treatment for many adults and responsible teens! Have you been thinking about investing in it? In this blog post, we will discuss why right now is the ideal time to get started on your journey toward a straighter, healthier smile with Invisalign.


Use These 5 Tips to Maximize Your 2020 Dental Insurance Benefits

October 5, 2020

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Dental model next to calendar, maximize dental insurance benefits

Do you have dental insurance? Your policy is a valuable resource that can provide you with financial assistance if you ever face a dental emergency. However, if that is all you use it for, you are missing out on its true value. In this article, a dentist in Manchester will discuss five useful and simple tips to help you maximize your dental insurance benefits in 2020.


A Quick and Practical Guide to Caring for Dentures

September 30, 2020

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Caring for dentures by storing them in cup of water

Dentures are invulnerable to dental decay. However, their cavity-proof nature does not mean that they do not require diligent maintenance. Properly caring for dentures will help them to serve you well for as long as possible. It will also prevent unpleasant issues like odors and discoloration on your replacement teeth. But how exactly should you look after your dentures? In this blog post, we will discuss some simple ways in which you can keep your prosthetic as clean and functional as possible.


Do Not Miss Out on These Orthodontic Deals!

August 25, 2020

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Braces for Budget-Conscious Families

woman with straight teeth after using Invisalign promotion in Manchester

Our practice understands that these days, budgets are tighter than ever before. We are here to lend a helping hand by making it even more affordable to get the dental care you require. Have you considered getting braces in the past but did not move forward with the treatment due to financial concerns? Now, if you get started with braces by November 13th, we will make the first payment*, and we will waive the down payment.  


How Your Dental Team Prepares for Your Visit During COVID-19

June 11, 2020

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using wipe to disinfect door handle in dental office

Before the outbreak of COVID-19, your dental team may have had a fairly simple procedure for preparing for your appointments. They would thoroughly wash their hands, put on a fresh mask and gloves, and ensure that they were using properly sterilized instruments. Now, things are different. Additional measures are necessary to protect you during your appointments. In this article, you will learn about a portion of the dental safety protocol that is in place to promote your health and safety.


The Fascinating Link Between Your Oral Health and Immune System

May 29, 2020

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medical doctor holding “boost your immune system” sign

Maintaining social distancing, washing your hands, and keeping a clean environment are all important ways in which you can reduce your risk of contracting the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Despite your best efforts, however, there is still a small chance that you could come into contact with the virus. If that happens, it is important that your immune system is as healthy as possible. In this blog post, we will discuss how taking care of your oral health can boost your immune system and help you stay well from head to toe.


3 Tips to Help You Protect Your Teeth During Cold and Flu Season

May 15, 2020

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woman pouring sugar-free cough syrup, applying flu season tips

Right now, you may be enjoying the warm weather of late spring. Fall, winter, and their common illnesses may be one of the last things on your mind. But it will seem like no time at all before cold and flu season will be back in full force. Before that time comes, it would be beneficial for you to consider how you can protect your oral health when you are feeling under the weather. Here are some practical flu season tips to help you do just that.

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