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3 Ways to Ruin Your Invisalign Treatment!

January 21, 2023

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Invisalign aligners in blue case

Are you eager to straighten your smile? With modern dental technology, you don’t need to settle for a mouthful of metal brackets and wires. Instead, Invisalign is available to help you slowly shift your teeth into their new, rightful locations, and no one will even be able to tell that you’re wearing them. However, your treatment won’t go well if you aren’t caring for your aligners properly. Here are some of Invisalign’s do’s and don’ts.

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You Asked, We Answered: How Long Do Fillings Last?

November 9, 2022

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patient getting dental filling in Suwanee

The majority of people will develop a cavity at some point in life. You may be surprised to learn that there are multiple causes of tooth decay, including lack of fluoride, poor oral hygiene, and sugar. Luckily, you can easily restore a decayed tooth with a dental filling. While it’s certainly a durable solution, it won’t last forever. Read on to learn how long fillings last, when they should be replaced, and tips to take proper care of them.

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3 Priceless Benefits of Gum Recontouring

August 2, 2022

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Woman pointing towards her smile after receiving gum recontouring.

If you’re unhappy with the state of your smile, you aren’t alone! Many patients these days suffer from issues that negatively affect the look and feel of their smile, but fortunately, there are several available cosmetic solutions that can easily and effectively enhance your pearly whites. One useful option is gum recontouring: your dentist can vastly improve your smile’s appearance by reshaping your gums as needed. Keep reading to learn more about this innovative treatment process and some of the awesome benefits it has to offer.

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Waterpik vs. Dental Floss: Which is Better?

June 8, 2022

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Man using a waterpik

If you’re like most people, you probably consider flossing your teeth to be a chore. Getting that thin piece of string into the gaps between each tooth can be tiresome. There are alternatives available, though. You might try using a Waterpik, which doesn’t involve thin bits of string at all. However, you might not know which is the more effective option. In that case, try to get to know their differences. To that end, here’s an informed summary comparing dental floss and Waterpiks as oral hygiene tools. 

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Why You Should Have Your Metal Fillings Replaced

April 2, 2022

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Teeth with metal fillings.

Even those with good dental hygiene habits are still susceptible to tooth decay and cavities—and when that happens, one common solution is a trip to your dentist for fillings. However, there has been an ongoing, decades-long debate over the safety of some of the materials used in fillings; certain ingredients used in older fillings can sometimes have adverse long-term effects on your health! Keep reading to learn more.

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4 Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Teeth

February 17, 2022

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person with nice teeth smiling

Every six months, you make a trip to your dentist’s office for a checkup and cleaning. Though this is key to keeping your mouth healthy and functioning as intended, it’s unlikely that you think much about it beyond that. Though they may not seem like much to the naked eye, teeth are incredible body parts that have many things that make them special. Read on to learn four facts about teeth that you probably didn’t know.

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4 Questions to Ask at Your Cosmetic Dental Consultation

October 8, 2021

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woman speaking to dentist at cosmetic dental consultation in Suwanee

You’ve been feeling self-conscious about your smile for years now, and you’ve finally decided to do something about it with cosmetic dentistry. Though you have a general idea of what results you want to achieve, how can you know what questions to ask your cosmetic dentist at your initial appointment? Read on to learn about the four questions you should ask at your cosmetic dental consultation in Suwanee.

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3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Skip Your Dental Checkup

July 3, 2021

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Man at dentist for dental checkupBrushing and flossing are your first line of defense against avoidable dental issues, like tooth decay and gum disease. Although your home oral hygiene routine is vital, it’s only half the care your smile needs to stay healthy. The American Dental Association also recommends a cleaning and dental checkup at least every 6 months. Despite their recommendations, it’s easy to skip your routine visits. Let’s face it, life is busy, which can make it difficult to schedule your semi-annual appointments. Don’t put your oral health at risk. Here are 3 reasons to keep a healthy smile at the top of your priority list.

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Are You at Risk for Developing Gum Disease?

May 7, 2021

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According to the American Dental Association, periodontal (gum) disease is one of the major causes of tooth loss in adults. There are many inherited and acquired conditions that could increase your susceptibility. Fortunately, knowing what they are can help you prevent the disease from damaging your oral health.

Wondering what your likelihood is? Read on to learn six gum disease risk factors to be mindful of and what preventive action you can take to protect yourself.

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What Does It Mean If Your Toothache Suddenly Disappears?

April 20, 2021

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confused woman wondering why her toothache suddenly disappeared

One day, your tooth started hurting seemingly out of nowhere. The pain was so excruciating that it kept you from focusing on work, enjoying hobbies, and even sleeping! You were just about to give your dentist a call when suddenly, your toothache just … stopped. You felt so relieved that you didn’t give it a second thought. However, a toothache that fades away often indicates a serious problem. Here’s what you need to know if your toothache suddenly disappears.

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