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Do Over-the-Counter Whitening Kits Work?

April 28, 2021

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Woman smiling after professional teeth whitening

Are you looking to brighten up your smile? One of the great things about living in today’s world is the fact that you no longer need to settle for a smile that you aren’t proud to show off. While discoloration occurs naturally over time, it is still one of the most common insecurities that people have when it comes to their teeth. You have several different teeth whitening options out there to choose from, but over-the-counter teeth whitening products aren’t usually your best bet. Continue reading to learn about the harms of these kits and a safer, more effective alternative.

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What Steps Should I Take if I Lose My Invisalign Aligner?

March 13, 2021

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woman smiling wearing Invisalign

Invisalign clear braces deliver amazing results, but they are only effective if they’re worn as directed. Notwithstanding, many patients will lose at least one aligner during the treatment process. If this happens to you, what should you do about it? Continue reading to find out what you need to do to get back on track with your Invisalign plan!

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3 Ways You Can Quickly Ruin Your Invisalign Treatment

February 28, 2021

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Woman covering her mouth in shock

Invisalign is widely known for its virtually undetectable trays that deliver jaw-dropping results without the metal brackets and wires used with traditional braces. But did you know that this incognito orthodontic service also takes only 12 months to complete on average? To stay on track with this timeline, however, you must follow a few basic rules. Keep reading to learn three ways you can quickly ruin your Invisalign treatment!

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Is It Safe to Use Activated Charcoal To Whiten My Teeth?

January 28, 2021

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activated charcoal for teeth whitening in dallas

New trends ebb and flow when it comes to cosmetics, and teeth whitening is no different. One of the popular things lately is the use of activated charcoal to whiten teeth. When you think of charcoal, you probably most closely associate it with fuel, which poses an important question: is it safe to use in your mouth? Keep reading to learn what your Dallas dentist has to say about utilizing activated charcoal as a method for teeth whitening.

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The History of Cosmetic Dentistry

December 3, 2020

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Medieval dental work

In the past, going to the dentist was about addressing dental issues and getting essential treatment. While this is still the number one priority for your dental provider, elective procedures that are focused on aesthetics of the teeth have been becoming more popular. However, just because people’s interest in the area of aesthetic dentistry has grown doesn’t mean that it’s a new thing. In fact, cosmetic dentistry has been around since ancient times! Continue reading to learn more about how it evolved through the years.

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3 Helpful Tips for Understanding Your Dental Insurance

November 3, 2020

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Dental insurance paperwork on a desk

If you are like most people, you probably do not spend a whole lot of time thinking about your dental insurance. Besides, reading the fine print of your insurance policy can be time-consuming and confusing. However, understanding at least the basics of how dental insurance works can be very important. Indeed, having a grasp of the nuts and bolts of your insurance plan can not only help you maintain a healthy smile but also save you money! Want to learn more? Here are three things every person should know about dental insurance.

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What Does Your Dental Insurance Plan Cover?

October 16, 2020

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young woman wondering what her dental insurance plan covers

About 77% percent of Americans have some form of dental insurance, according to the National Association of Dental Plans. However, many people sign up for dental insurance without fully understanding how it works. As a result, they end up either not getting the care they need or paying too much for it. To make the most of the benefits you’re paying for, it’s important to learn a few basics. Let’s break down the answer to the question “what does your dental insurance plan cover?”

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4 of the Strangest Dental Emergencies Ever

September 17, 2020

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Dentist conducting dental procedure

From toothaches to knocked-out teeth, your dentist has seen their fair share of dental injuries throughout their career. After all, roughly 5 million teeth are avulsed in sports-related incidents annually. But what about the strange and unusual dental emergency cases they treat? Read on for four stories about patients who would have rather had a broken tooth! 

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Here’s How to Choose the Best Family Dentist!

August 21, 2020

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Parents and kids smiling together after visiting family dentist

Whether you’re new to the area, or you’re just looking for a new family dentist, finding an expert who meets you and your loved ones’ needs can be difficult. However, you can make your search easy and effective if you know what to look for! Read on to learn about some of the most important factors to keep in mind during your search for the best dentist.  

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How to Correctly Wear a Face Mask

July 7, 2020

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woman correctly wearing a face mask during the COVID-19 pandemic

When a person is sick with COVID-19, it can take anywhere from two to 14 days for symptoms to start showing according to the CDC. This means that someone can spread the coronavirus to those around them for days or weeks before beginning to feel ill. If you can potentially be contagious with this dangerous sickness without realizing it, how can you protect the people you interact with in public places like the grocery store or coffee shop? One of the most important ways you can help stop the spread of germs during the COVID-19 pandemic is to properly wear a face mask—read on to find out how!

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