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Flossing with Invisalign: A Step-by-Step Guide

May 14, 2024

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man flossing in front of a mirror

Although you had metal braces years ago as a teen, you can still recall how cumbersome flossing was with those brackets and wires. You had to maneuver awkwardly around them to get bits of food out after every meal.

Now, as an adult, you are considering Invisalign, but you worry about having to fit in oral hygiene into your routine and how inconvenient flossing will become during treatment. Well, you can put those worries to rest—flossing with Invisalign is easy! Here’s how flossing works on Invisalign.

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5 Health Factors Your Dentist Needs to Know at Your Checkup

March 6, 2024

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female patient and dentist talking

During a dental checkup, you may think that your dentist is only concerned about your mouth. While this area of the body is their specialty, they are also interested in other factors of your health that could impact your smile.

In some cases, your dentist will bring up these issues during the checkup, but if they don’t, you should definitely let your dentist know so that they can help you enjoy a healthier, happier smile.

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Coming Soon: At-Home Gingivitis Testing

January 16, 2024

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man spitting into an at-home saliva test tube

Before the COVID-19 outbreak, at-home testing for conditions or diseases was limited to only a few. However, since then, researchers have found better ways to use saliva to test for common issues, including gingivitis.

But why is this breakthrough for gum disease so important? First, you need to understand more about the infection and what at-home gingivitis testing can do for you and your smile.

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5 Essential Parts of Dental Emergency Care You Need to Know

September 15, 2023

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woman in dental pain holding a cold compress to her face

You never plan for a dental emergency to happen. It mostly comes up seemingly out of the blue, but it can stop you in your tracks with severe pain and impaired oral function. However, even if the pain is excruciating, some patients hesitate to make an emergency appointment with their dentist simply because they don’t know what to expect.

To put your anxiety to rest, here is how dental emergencies go when you work with your dentist.

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4 Scenarios for Wearing Braces Twice

April 12, 2023

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patient smiling and wearing braces

In your younger days, you couldn’t wait to have your braces taken off. You counted down the days until you were done with brackets and wires, but now your dentist tells you that you may need braces again to achieve the straight smile you want!

What could have led to this? How did this happen? Here are a few possible scenarios.

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Yikes! 3 Risks of Store-Bought Teeth Whitening Treatments

December 9, 2022

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man covering her mouth because of the risks of store-bought teeth whitening

Many American consumers assume that the products on store shelves are safe to use, but there are often circumstances when they aren’t. When it comes to whitening products, they are generally safe—if you use them as intended and directed. What risks do these store-bought whitening products pose to you and your smile? What difference does getting professional whitening make? Keep reading to find out!

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Lost an Invisalign Aligner? Here’s What to Do Next!

November 10, 2022

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woman who has lost an Invisalign aligner

After eating lunch, you clean up the dishes and throw away the garbage. Because you have Invisalign, you go to the restroom to brush and floss your teeth before putting your aligners back in. But then, you realize that you don’t know where they are! Even if you spend time searching for them, you may come out empty handed. Is this really a serious problem? What should you do next? Keep reading to find out!

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Cavities During Invisalign? How to Protect Your Shifting Smile

August 9, 2022

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woman covering her mouth with cavities during Invisalign

You dream of having a beautifully straight smile, and you know that Invisalign is a subtle treatment that can get the job done. Unlike traditional braces, the clear plastic covers your teeth completely, gently shifting your teeth into alignment without impairing your appearance or ability to eat whatever you’d like.

But unless you continue to care for your teeth, you could end up with a lot of cavities during or after your Invisalign treatment! Keep reading to learn how this is possible and what you can do to prevent cavities from interfering with reaching your dreams!

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The Importance of Early Detection: Why Your Checkup Matters

July 29, 2022

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patient and dentist talking about the importance of early detection at checkup

It’s about that time again. Your six-month dental appointment is coming up. Although you like the fresh, clean feeling after your teeth have been professionally treated, you contemplate skipping this visit. You can go another six months between cleanings, right? Think again!

You’ve forgotten the other equally valuable reason for this routine appointment—the checkup. What is your dentist checking for? Why is early detection of oral issues important? How does a dental checkup go? Read on to find out!

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6 Foods That Keep Your Teeth Brilliantly White After Treatment

June 28, 2022

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woman eating an apple to keep teeth white

“All done,” your dentist says as your whitening treatment finishes. You look in the mirror and can’t believe your eyes—your teeth are significantly brighter! You love how the teeth whitening turned out, and you want to make it last.

Then, you feel a hunger pain in your stomach. What can you eat that won’t discolor your brand-new smile? You know that certain foods can stain your teeth, but are there ones that can help your teeth hold onto their whiteness? Keep reading to learn about six of them!

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