We meet some patients who are fond of the small gap between their two front teeth. Then, we meet patients who have never been pleased about their gap. We also see tiny spaces that patients find annoying, as well as all over spacing. If you aren’t pleased with the way your smile looks (and more) because of spaces, you’ll be happy to learn we can close them. We may do this with the help of creating a facade. Or, we may actually move teeth, so they sit next to one another and make contact for a very uniform finish! Just how might we accomplish this if you have teeth spacing, you’re asking yourself? Let’s review!
When you think about damage or problems with your oral health, two common symptoms that come up are pain and inflammation. However, even though you recognize these symptoms can be a sign of serious issues associated with your teeth and gums, you may not know how to respond to them. Is it sometimes normal to experience uncomfortable care? Is it always normal? Perhaps it’s never normal. We can sort out the answers for you, so you have a much better understanding of how both home and professional care should feel (and what to do if you notice a problem).
As you know, we’re about to say our final goodbyes to 2017 as we welcome in a bright and shiny new year. Did you realize that in many cases, the dental insurance benefits you’re relying on and paying for in the current year aren’t going to hang around once 2018 comes around? If not, it’s time to take some things into consideration (and quick!).
Are you all prepared for the winter season ahead now that you’re receiving Invisalign treatment? Do you have a perplexed look on your face at the moment because you didn’t realize there were seasonal issues that could have an effect on your orthodontic care? The truth is, the system will continue to work the same, of course. However, some outside factors may make the process less smooth than usual. Take our tips to heart, so you enjoy complete success.
Are you ready to pack your bags and get right on out of town this year for the holiday season? Whether traveling by plane, train, or automobile, you will find that there are certain areas of preparing that will always be necessary! As you pack up the essentials (and possibly some gifts), our dental practice encourages you to make a special oral health list to ensure you’re bringing everything you and your smile need!
You might not be able to imagine a scenario in which you lose your Invisalign treatment trays. After all, they’re usually in your mouth. When they’re not, you’re either eating, brushing, or flossing, so what’s the big deal? Is it really something you should worry about? The truth is, we have seen many a distraught (and otherwise usually very responsible patients) who has misplaced or lost trays. To make sure this doesn’t happen to you, we’d like to give you some ideas of things to avoid, so you can keep those trays close (and safe).
When you’re picking up the phone to contact us to schedule your dental visit, do you have some solid ideas in your mind regarding the best times to plan your checkups and cleanings? Or, when we ask you “morning or afternoon?” and other time-related questions, are you at a complete loss? If you haven’t taken such details into account with some serious focus just yet, we encourage you to do so! Our quiz will help you get headed in the right direction.