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A Clear Problem: What to Do If You Lose a Clear Aligner

March 14, 2024

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An orthodontist taking out clear aligners from a case

Unlike metal braces, clear aligners aren’t cemented onto your teeth. You can remove these trays for daily meals and oral care. So, you’ll need to respond correctly if you lose a clear aligner. Doing anything less may delay (or reverse) your treatment results. Luckily, learning the right approach to this dilemma isn’t hard. Your Indian Land dentist will even walk you through it. To that end, here are four steps to take when you’ve lost a clear aligner.


3 Benefits of Choosing a Family Dentist

January 5, 2024

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parent and child smiling

Regular dental checkups every six months are essential for maintaining optimal oral health. These visits involve thorough teeth cleaning and a comprehensive examination by your dentist. Early detection of oral health issues allows for timely treatment, preventing them from escalating. While managing dental care for one person is manageable, it can become overwhelming for an entire family. That’s where a family dentist can make a difference. Discover three ways a family dentist can benefit you as you continue reading.


Help! Why Did My Clear Correct Turn Yellow?

October 10, 2023

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Nose to chin view of a woman with brown hair removing a cloudy aligner tray from her top teeth

Clear aligners like Clear Correct have become a popular alternative to traditional braces for straightening your teeth. You don’t have to worry about the same self-consciousness you would feel with bulky metal brackets on your teeth. No one wants their dental work to be the most noticeable thing about them! Instead, these translucent plastic aligners fit snuggly over your teeth to gently shift them to their ideal placements without anyone the wiser.

What do you do, then, if your aligners start to turn yellow? If you’re feeling defeated by foggy or tinted trays, keep reading to learn 2 reasons it occurs and what you can do to prevent it.


All The Procedures You Might Need Before Getting Dental Implants

August 3, 2023

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3D render of a dental implant

Dental implants are one of the strongest methods of replacing a tooth, allowing you to restore both the aesthetics and strength of your smile better than basically anything else. However, as with any structure, their strength comes from a solid foundation.

As a result, some people may need to prepare a little bit before getting their dental implants. If your teeth or jaw aren’t in the best condition, there are several treatments that could get you there. Here are a few examples.


The Do’s and Don’ts of Caring for Your Dental Implants

March 31, 2023

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person with dental implants smiling

Dental implant surgery is the most effective way to replace missing teeth. It is a safe way to restore your smile and improve your quality of life. Implants are made to look and feel like natural teeth and can last for many years with proper care. It is important to follow your dentist’s instructions for maintaining your implants, so read on to learn about the dos and don’ts to follow after having them placed.


What to Expect With Sedation Dentistry

January 30, 2023

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Woman benefiting from nitrous oxideDo your palms sweat when it’s time to visit the dentist? Maybe you’re worried about a painful dental procedure? No matter the reason, you may be a candidate for sedation dentistry. Contrary to common belief, you aren’t “put to sleep,” depending on the type used. You have many sedatives to choose from based on your needs and preferences. Here’s what you can expect it to feel like with each solution for sedation dentistry.


3 Dentists from Pop Culture that Explain Why People Are Afraid

January 13, 2023

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Dentists often wonder why so many people are scared of them. After all, most dentists are just trying to help people, and use every option at their disposal to make the dental process as painless as possible.

Many people have had negative experiences with dentists that have soured their opinion of dentistry. However, one of the most common causes of dental anxiety is popular culture. There are plenty of shows and movies that involve some not-so-flattering portrayals of dentists. Here are just a few examples.


6 Benefits of Dental Sedation

December 23, 2022

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Relaxed young woman in dentist’s chairSedation dentistry is a great option for patients with dental-related fears; however, it’s not reserved for those who are afraid of the dentist. Dental sedation can indeed calm your nerves, but that’s not the only benefit. Here are 6 ways sleep dentistry can help you reach your oral health goals.


What to Expect After Full Mouth Reconstruction

November 9, 2022

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Smiling man in dentist’s chairFull mouth reconstruction can give you a healthy, functional smile, but how long will the recovery take? The timeline looks different for everyone because no two treatments are the same. Your dentist will explain how long your recovery will take, but here’s what you can expect with the most common full mouth rehabilitation procedures.


4 Ways a Visit to Your Dentist Saves You Money

October 19, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — bridgemill @ 5:35 pm
dentist preparing to work on patient’s teeth

At the end of every year, your dental insurance essentially resets. This means that you’ll have an opportunity to make adjustments to your plan. If you don’t have insurance, you’ll have a chance to pick a plan that best fits your needs. For many, dental insurance is just there when they need it. But, if you aren’t taking advantage of it, you’ll miss out on a lot of benefits. Read on to learn about four reasons why a visit to your dentist can save you money.

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