In the era of social media and selfies, having a picture-perfect smile is more important than ever. But, if you’re like most adults, your front teeth may have slight imperfections that take away from your overall appearance. There are several options to enhance your smile – but which one is right for you? Lumineers and dura-thin veneers are similar to porcelain veneers, but they offer a number of benefits. Keep reading to find out four of the advantages of this option.(more…)
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December 7, 2021
November 6, 2021
The holiday season is right around the corner, which means making new memories with friends and family. Although it’s a great time to gather with your loved ones, you might have heard the holidays are bad for your teeth. You don’t have to skip family dinners to protect your smile. While the season can mean bad news for your teeth and gums, you can follow a few simple oral health tips to safeguard your smile.
October 4, 2021
Packing for a trip can be a bit stressful because you always feel like you are forgetting something. As you are going through your mental checklist – or your written one to be safe – be sure to account for your Invisalign trays!
After all, you need to maintain daily wear for 22 hours to keep your teeth on course for their successful shifting. As opposed to being home, there are a few more considerations when traveling with Invisalign. Keep reading to learn some tips for toothcare when you hit the road.(more…)
September 1, 2021
Are you having trouble opening your mouth in the morning? Are constant headaches interrupting your day-to-day activities? You may have a temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD. If left untreated, this painful condition can seriously affect your quality of life. Fortunately, a neuromuscular dentist can help. Keep reading to learn about common TMD causes and how to relieve your jaw pain.(more…)
August 28, 2021
The TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is located just in front of the ear lobe. Its job is to open and close the mouth and move the jaw in multiple directions. Because of its dynamic motion, the TMJ can become irritated and painfully inflamed, which is referred to as TMD (temporomandibular disorder). If you’re dealing with TMD pain, here are 9 exercises you can perform to help get some relief.(more…)
July 14, 2021
For some people, choosing Invisalign over traditional metal braces is a no-brainer. After all, the clear aligners are much more discreet, comfortable, and convenient. But did you know it can still affect the way you speak? While that may deter you from moving forward with treatment, it’s worth noting that any speech alterations are usually minimal and easily fixable! Read on to learn what you can expect from speaking with Invisalign and how to reduce any impediments.(more…)
June 1, 2021
If you’re unhappy with the way your teeth look, veneers are a great solution to give your smile a makeover. The simple, minimally invasive procedure will improve several imperfections at once to give you a picture-perfect smile; however, you’ll need to have some enamel taken off. The hard outer layer of your tooth can’t regenerate, so it’s normal to be concerned about how much enamel needs to be removed for veneers, but there isn’t anything to fear. Here are the facts you need to feel confident in the decision you’re making.
May 5, 2021
Porcelain veneers do a remarkable job of masking several smile flaws to provide an aesthetically pleasing appearance. However, they don’t last forever; the typical lifespan is up 10-15 years. The sooner you recognize any signs of them failing, the quicker you can have your smile revamped. Continue reading to learn when replacing veneers should be a priority.(more…)