If you’re using Invisalign treatment to get your teeth into proper alignment, then you probably want to keep that treatment as on track as possible (so you can achieve the final result you’ve been planning on). Unfortunately, if you’re not keeping up with the essential details (like wearing them often enough), you’ll find that your progress slows, it may take a lot longer to reach that final result, and other complications may arise. Good news! By answering our questions, you’ll know just what to do to begin making the most of your treatment (if you aren’t already doing so).
Particularly since the advent of the Internet, your ability to do things for yourself has become much easier. While this seems like it must be all well and good all the time, it’s important to remember that it’s not always better to try to accomplish something on your own (especially if that particular something usually requires professional treatments). As you may have already guessed, we’re talking about dental care here. Of course, you may run into some DIY (do-it-yourself) things that seem like they could work wonders for you. The truth of the matter is, however, they won’t. Not sure why we encourage you to avoid DIY care? Consider a few reasons!
Especially since your bite may have felt the exact same way for most of your life (since your permanent teeth came in, anyway), you might not know how to answer the following question: “What should my bite feel like?” As a result, of course, you might have a hard time determining on your own whether your smile is balanced or if, perhaps, misalignment is affecting your oral health. Thinking that you might benefit from Invisalign treatment but feeling very uncertain about things? Our quiz can help!
Dentures have long been a symbol of effective tooth replacement, and as such, have helped countless patients regain their quality of life by restoring their ability to chew and speak correctly. However, not every patient who has lost teeth has lost enough of them to warrant full dentures, which are designed to replace all of the teeth on your upper or lower dental ridge. Today, we compare partial and full dentures, and the severities of tooth loss that they can address. (more…)
Teeth stains can leave you feeling embarrassed about your smile. Instead of trying to hide your smile, why not address the problem? We have a professional solution that can remove discoloration and help you achieve a brighter smile. Do you have questions about teeth whitening?
Gum disease (more formally known as periodontal disease) is one of the most common dental health concerns for adults. Yet, despite how common it is, periodontal disease is highly preventable with consistently good hygiene and preventive dental care. Unfortunately, many people develop periodontal disease simply because they don’t realize that their hygiene routine has failed, or because they don’t recognize the signs when early gum disease (gingivitis) develops. Fortunately, understanding the specifics of periodontal disease can significantly increase your chances of protecting your smile from its potentially hazardous consequences. (more…)
Hygiene is important all of the time, but when you’re pregnant, special attention to your dental health is vital. Hormonal changes can increase the likelihood that you’ll develop gum disease, and the chronic oral infection can heighten your risk of preterm birth. However, precautions must be taken when you’re pregnant, and undergoing oral health care during this time is not recommended unless it is an emergency. To help you maintain good oral health for you and your baby’s sake, we discuss the importance of good oral health in the midst of pregnancy. (more…)