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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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Tips to Help You Find the Best Invisalign Provider

March 19, 2021

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Woman with Invisalign

Do you want to get on a path towards a straighter smile? Unfortunately, many of us weren’t born with the perfectly aligned teeth that we have always dreamed of. The good news is that you no longer need to spend who knows how long with a mouthful of metal brackets and wires. Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners to slowly move your teeth into their new, perfectly aligned locations. But you want to know how to find an Invisalign provider that is right for you. Here are some tips to help.

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The Foods of March and How to Safeguard Your Smile

March 5, 2021

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a beautiful blueberry pie inside a pie plate and sitting on a table

March holidays may not be the most widely-known or celebrated (apart from St. Patrick’s Day), but for those who choose to commemorate Pi Day, Fat Tuesday, and a host of others, you can bet there will be plenty of food. While they all might taste delicious, they can wreak havoc on your teeth and gums, resulting in time and money spent seeing your emergency dentist. So, what can you do? Before you indulge in the foods of March, make sure to follow these tips to keep your smile in check.  

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4 Surprising Medical Conditions Your Dentist May Find First

February 10, 2021

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Closeup of dentist conducting routine dental checkup

All too often, patients dismiss their biannual dental checkups and cleanings as nothing more than a quick sweep for cavities. In reality, these routine appointments play a much bigger role in both your oral and overall health. In fact, with over 90% of serious health concerns having oral symptoms, your dentist may be the key to early detection. Keep reading to learn four non-dental issues your dental team may find first!

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How Poor Dental Health Can Affect Your Heart

February 1, 2021

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A heart-shaped sponge, a red stethoscope, a dental mold and dental mirror sitting on a gray counter with nature blurred out in the background

In February, many hearts are filled with love. But one thing that many don’t consider is the number of hearts that are at risk of infection because of their dental health. This Heart Health Month, there is also a focus on your dental hygiene. Keep reading to learn what connects your oral health to your heart and how you can minimize your risk of developing heart conditions.

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Here’s Why You Should Schedule Your Dental Checkup Now

January 22, 2021

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person scheduling dental checkup in marysville

The new year is here, and your schedule is probably filling up quickly. If you’re like many others, you might even be trying to catch up on things that you weren’t able to accomplish last year. While you’re making your list of 2021 “to-dos,” make sure to prioritize your smile. Keep reading to learn some of the ways that scheduling your dental checkup early in the year can save you money and time.

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Stopping Pain Before It Starts: 4 Ways to Prevent Dental Emergencies

January 5, 2021

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an older man wearing a blue shirt and holding his cheek in pain because of a dental emergency

Do you believe your oral health is in good shape? Think a dental emergency won’t likely happen? Unfortunately, an accident often occurs when you least expect it, resulting in a sudden trip to your dentist’s office for immediate help. Knowing you have a trusted professional who can provide urgent care is reassuring; however, it’s better if you can prevent these emergency visits altogether. Read on to discover 4 ways you can better protect your smile and avoid serious oral injuries.

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