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The Top 5 Oral Health Conditions You Should Be Aware Of

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There are a lot of components to your oral health. There are so many, in fact, that dentists have to go to school for years to effectively learn to diagnose and treat them. However, if you’re just a casually curious individual, you may only need ten minutes to learn what you need to know to prevent an oral health catastrophe.

Continue reading to learn more about the top five most common oral health conditions affecting everyday people like you.

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Why Summer is a Great Time to Start Invisalign

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Woman inserting clear alignerDid you miss your chance for braces as a teen? Have your teeth moved a little over the years? There’s no better time than now to invest in a straight smile. If you’ve been waiting for the perfect opportunity to get braces, here are 5 reasons why you should get started with Invisalign this summer.

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How A Dental Visit Before Summer Vacation Can Benefit Your Smile!

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a family with beautiful smiles enjoying their summer vacation

There’s no time of the year quite like the summer. It means more time in the sun and water, oftentimes during family vacations. Whether you are planning some beach fun or an overseas trip, you will want to do all you can to prepare yourself and your family for the fun. One of the best things you can do is take the time to fit in a dental checkup. Read on to learn four reasons why visiting your dentist before summer vacation is beneficial for your smile!

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Give the Gift of an Upgraded Smile to the Graduate in Your Life

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While graduating is a major sign of achievement, it also means many changes ahead. Whether the graduate in your life is headed to the college of their dreams or starting their professional career, you want them to be prepared for their new upcoming journey. And there’s no better gift for that than an upgraded smile! Read on to learn why cosmetic dentistry is an ideal gift for graduates and the best treatments to give.

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Types of Tooth Stains and How to Treat Them

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Shade guide next to man’s teethYou can’t put a price on the benefits of having bright white teeth. However, teeth come in many shades and tones naturally. They also change color over the years from various factors, like the foods you eat. No amount of brushing can reverse tooth discoloration and over-the-counter products won’t do much good because they don’t contain professional strength whitening agents. Here’s what’s causing your discoloration and what your dentist can do to reveal a whiter smile.

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5 Oral Health Tips to Implement During Your Summer Vacation

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Is your summer vacation rapidly approaching? Congratulations! Whether you’re taking a road trip across the U.S., flying to a different country, or planning to stay local, the last thing you want is for a serious dental emergency to bring your plans to a screeching halt. To help prevent that from happening, it’s important to care for your smile even when you’re away from home. If you’re unsure where to start, here are five specific oral health tips for your summer vacation!

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How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Make You Look Younger

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Age brings many changes to our physical bodies that can impact how we feel about ourselves and present ourselves to the world. Our teeth are no exception! Years of use wear and tear can lead to misaligned teeth, discoloration, and decay that can leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile. Cosmetic dentistry can whiten, replace, or restore your natural teeth so that you can enjoy the bright, healthy smile you remember. Continue reading to learn how!

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Yellow Aligners? Here Are A Few Common Causes (& Solutions!)

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Were you drawn to Invisalign because of their discreet, see-through trays? You’re not alone! Over the last two decades, more than 12 million patients have chosen to straighten their teeth without the metal. What many are surprised by, however, is that the aligners can discolor. Since yellow trays can make your teeth look yellow as well, it’s important to take proactive measures to keep your trays clean and clear. With this in mind, read on to learn a few common causes of yellow aligners and what you can do to prevent yours from discoloring!

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A Brief History of Cosmetic Dentistry

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side by side of a set of teeth before and after cosmetic dentistry

Modern cosmetic dentistry is remarkably powerful, capable of fixing a wide variety of aesthetic issues easily, painlessly, and within just a few dental appointments.

However, it’s taken a lot of time for cosmetic dentistry to get that good. In fact, while many modern cosmetic techniques came about in the 20th century, making smiles brighter has a history much longer than that. If you’re curious, here’s a brief history of cosmetic dentistry.

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Maintain Your Veneers by Avoiding These Damaging Foods & Drinks

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Dental veneers can help bring balance and beauty to your smile if it has been impacted by imperfections like damage, discoloration, and gaps. While these thin, durable shells of dental porcelain are incredibly versatile and can last for up to 25 years with the proper maintenance, it’s still crucial to be mindful of what you eat and drink so you can ensure they maintain their new, brilliant appearance for longer. Read on to learn more about certain foods and beverages that are good to avoid if you have veneers.

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