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How to Handle Orthodontic Issues at Home

April 16, 2020

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frowning young man experiencing orthodontic issue at home

Social distancing measures have caused most dental and orthodontic offices to temporarily suspend normal operations. That is a wise precaution against COVID-19, but it might leave you wondering what you should do if you encounter a problem with your braces during the quarantine. Do not hesitate to contact your orthodontist. They might urge you to visit them for an emergency appointment. They may also share some tips with you, such as the following, on how you can handle orthodontic issues at home.


Cosmetic Bonding vs Porcelain Veneers — Which Is Better?

March 23, 2020

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close-up of beautiful teeth after undergoing cosmetic dentistry

Are you thinking about visiting your cosmetic dentist with the goal of improving your smile’s appearance? There are numerous treatments that can transform the way teeth look. Two popular options are cosmetic bonding and porcelain veneers. Both work by covering imperfect teeth, thereby disguising flaws like chips, cracks, and discoloration. They also both provide gorgeous initial results. However, there are some distinct differences between these two treatments. In this blog post, we will compare some of their most important aspects.


Invisalign vs. Braces — Which Should I Choose?

October 20, 2019

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smile with clear aligner

Are your teeth misaligned? You may have decided to undergo orthodontic treatment, and that is a wise choice! Correcting the positioning of your teeth will improve the way your smile looks and deliver numerous oral health benefits. Still, even after you decide to straighten your teeth, you have an important decision to make — will you opt for Invisalign or traditional braces? In this blog post, we will explain what each treatment involves and how you can make the choice that is best for you.


Are Sports Drinks Ruining Your Teeth?

October 11, 2019

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woman drinking sports drink

If you are an athlete, you may regularly consume sports drinks, which taste delicious and contain electrolytes to keep you hydrated. However, these beverages come with some serious disadvantages when it comes to oral health. In this blog post, we will discuss the dangers that these drinks can pose to your teeth. You may very well decide to look for other ways to stay hydrated while you are enjoying your time on the field or court.


4 Ways to Observe Dental Hygiene Month

October 2, 2019

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dental hygiene concept

How clean is your mouth? October is National Dental Hygiene Month, making it the ideal time to pause to consider that question. It is also an opportunity for you to reflect on your oral health in general and how it relates to your overall well-being. In this blog post, we will go over a few ways in which you may be able to improve the way you care for your teeth and gums. What you learn may even save your life!


Will Sleep Apnea Treatment Reduce My Anxiety?

September 2, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — firstlinedental @ 6:37 pm
tired, anxious woman

Everyone feels anxious from time to time, but some individuals face a constant battle against anxiety. If that is true of you, you may already be using various methods to help you stay calm, such as talk therapy, meditation, or even medication. But did you know that sleep can also be an effective weapon in your battle against anxiety? In this post, we discuss the relationship between sleep deprivation and anxiety, and we talk about how sleep apnea treatment may be able to help you attain improved emotional health.


Should I Get a Dental Bridge to Replace My Lost Teeth?

August 6, 2019

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dental bridge illustration

Have you lost one or more teeth? You might be tempted to forgo dental treatment and simply make do with your remaining teeth, particularly if you are concerned about the cost of tooth replacement. However, it is necessary for you to fill in that empty space. If you do not, you could end up facing some serious oral health issues. In this blog post, we discuss what a dental bridge is and outline some of the reasons why you should consider getting a dental bridge to replace your lost teeth.


Keep Your Invisalign Aligners Clean with These 4 Tips

May 18, 2019

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Invisalign and oral hygiene tools

Essentially, there are three keys to successful Invisalign treatment. You must comply with your dentist’s instructions for wearing the aligners, maintain proper oral hygiene throughout your treatment course, and keep your aligners clean. This post focuses on how you can keep your aligners clean. Following these tips will benefit your oral health and prevent you from suffering from problems like bad breath, stains on your aligners, and an accumulation of harmful oral bacteria on your teeth.


9 Reasons to Get Invisalign That Go Beyond Looks

March 18, 2019

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smiling with invisalign

One of Invisalign’s primary selling points is aesthetics. The treatment itself is discreet, enabling adults and teenagers alike to maintain a professional, natural appearance throughout their journey to straighter teeth. Once the treatment is complete, patients enjoy more attractive teeth. But Invisalign can do much more than provide aesthetic benefits. Let us discuss nine advantages of this treatment that go beyond looks.

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