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Back-to-School Tips for Your Invisalign Teen

August 11, 2021

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young Invisalign teen in school

The days are getting shorter, the air is turning crisp, and the first day of school is right around the corner. Parents with young children might be jumping with joy because their little ones are returning to school. But if you have an Invisalign teen, you’re probably worried they’ll derail from treatment while away from home. Luckily, there are a few ways you can ensure they stay on track. Here are some back-to-school tips to help your child stick with the program.

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4 Reasons to Choose a Custom Mouthguard Over a Store-Bought Kind

August 2, 2021

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football player with a custom mouthguard

When watching your child play their favorite sport, you’re often their biggest supporter but also the one who is cringing and wincing when they experience a hard hit or sudden fall. You try to keep them protected when battling opponents but are you focusing more on minimizing injury to their body or their teeth? Making sure their arms, legs, and head are safe is important but so is their smile. When it comes to safeguarding their pearly whites and soft oral tissues, here are 4 reasons to choose custom mouthguards over a store-bought, one-size-fits-all solution. 

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Nutritious Foods That Benefit Your Teeth and Gums

July 14, 2021

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paper bag full of healthy foods

Did you know that caring for your teeth involves more than just proper dental care? Your dietary patterns and food choices also play an essential role in maintaining good oral health. Following a healthy diet and being conscious about what you consume can do wonders for your mouth and body. Read along to find out which foods can benefit your teeth and gums the most.

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Can Invisalign Affect the Way You Speak?

July 6, 2021

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woman smiling and holding Invisalign clear aligner

Everyone who has, or had, traditional metal braces knows that there’s a learning curve when speaking with them. However, can the same be expected with Invisalign? It’s a valid concern to have as a speech impediment can be a dead giveaway of orthodontic treatment. And for most people, that defeats the purpose of wearing clear aligners. Read along to find out how Invisalign affects the way you speak and ways to reduce any impediments.

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5 Alternative Uses for Botox That Doesn’t Involve Wrinkle Reduction

June 18, 2021

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an up-close view of a person receiving Botox in their armpit to minimize sweating

When you think of Botox, there is a good chance you immediately envision someone having an injection to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles. While it is true that this unique solution can turn back the clock on aging, it also has other beneficial uses. From treating migraines to reducing excess sweating, here are 5 ways Botox can be used outside the realm of wrinkles.

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4 Ways to Safeguard Your Smile While on Vacation

June 8, 2021

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a young female smiling while on the beach during vacation

You’re packed and ready to go. You and your friends are preparing to hop in the car and drive south to the Sunshine State to enjoy a week of beach living. Once you arrive, you are eager to start relaxing and taking in the warm ocean breeze. But are you fully equipped to safeguard your smile while on vacation? Do you know what you should do to prevent dental emergencies while having fun in the sun? Here are 4 ways you can better protect your pearly whites and avoid an unexpected trip to a local dentist’s office.

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4 Cosmetic Treatments That Can Make Your Smile Beach-Ready

May 29, 2021

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girl with cosmetic treatment smiling on beach

Summer has finally arrived! It’s time for trips to the beach, vacations, backyard barbecues, and more. Whatever summer festivities you have planned, there’s no doubt someone will be there capturing the special moments. Is your smile camera-ready?

Your cosmetic dentist offers a wide range of services to help you achieve the perfect smile for this sunny season. Read on to learn about four cosmetic dentistry options to help you determine which one’s best for your needs.

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Think You’re “Too Old” for BOTOX? Think Again.

May 26, 2021

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Closeup of mature woman getting BOTOX

Since gaining FDA approval over a decade ago, the demand for BOTOX has continued to soar each year. In fact, its anti-aging effects resulted in more than five million treatments being administered in 2019 alone! Now, the emphasis on “preventive BOTOX” is gaining a lot of attention, which encourages people to begin treatments in their mid to late 20s. So, it’s not surprising that many patients are wondering if they are “too old” for BOTOX. The answer? Absolutely not. Keep reading to learn why.

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Dental Fillings: Signs You Need One and The Best Type to Choose

April 14, 2021

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Man talking to dentist about tooth pain

Despite advancements in the field of dentistry, tooth decay continues to be of the most common chronic diseases in the U.S. In fact, the American Dental Association recently reported that it is five times more common than asthma and that adults have three decayed, untreated teeth on average. So, if you think that your dentist may recommend a restorative dentistry treatment at your next appointment, you might be right! Keep reading to learn five signs that you might need a dental filling and the best one to choose.

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Wondering When to Start BOTOX Treatments? Here’s the Answer.

April 6, 2021

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Male patient getting BOTOX injections around his eye

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, roughly 7 million injection procedures were performed last year. One of the most popular ones? BOTOX. Although it started as a treatment for twitching eyes, it is now one of the most popular cosmetic services on the market. If you’ve heard all about the benefits of this treatment, you may be wondering, “At what age should I start BOTOX?” Here’s the answer!

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