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May 31, 2024

Know Your Mouth: Common Oral Health Conditions

Filed under: Uncategorized — paulhernandez @ 7:42 pm
Patient learning about harmful oral health conditions

Oftentimes, afflictions in one part of the body affects the rest of it. This is why maintaining good oral health is crucial for your overall well-being. Additionally, understanding common oral health conditions can help you take proactive steps to prevent them! Continue reading to find some of the most frequent oral health issues that can affect your mouth so you can be prepared!


November 24, 2023

Invisalign at Work: 4 Careers That Can Benefit from a Straighter Smile

Filed under: Uncategorized — paulhernandez @ 11:00 pm
A man sealing the deal with a handshake after using Invisalign

In many professional careers, a confident smile can make all the difference. It opens doors to opportunities and fosters positive connections. Invisalign could be a valuable asset to many of these career-minded patients, straightening their smiles.

Read on to explore four specific professions where Invisalign can be a game-changer, enhancing not only smiles but also professional confidence.


September 19, 2023

6 Surprising Facts About Sleep Apnea

Filed under: Uncategorized — paulhernandez @ 3:58 am

Snoring man in bedSleep apnea is a common breathing disorder that affects millions of people around the world. However, many people aren’t aware they have the condition. Here are 6 facts about sleep apnea you should know.


July 5, 2023

Why Is My Jaw Popping?

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someone holding their jaw and wincing

It’s never very reassuring when your joints start popping. Everyone has heard their knees pop as they stand up, but they may be a little less familiar with the feeling of their jaw doing the same thing as they chew.

If you’ve started to notice this happening, you may wonder whether it’s something that you should be concerned about. The answer depends on several factors. Here’s what you should know.


April 3, 2023

How Oral Cancer Screenings Keep Your Smile Cancer-Free

Filed under: Uncategorized — paulhernandez @ 9:34 pm
a patient visiting their dentist for an oral cancer screening

Over 54,000 cases of oral cancer are diagnosed annually, making it one of the most widespread and problematic varieties of cancer out there. But despite its prevalence, oral cancer is also among the most preventable types of cancer, too—and with the help of your dentist coupled with your own willingness to remain diligent and proactive, you can effectively prevent the illness from threatening your livelihood! Here’s more from your dentist about the importance of oral cancer screenings during routine preventive care, along with what you can expect during these visits.


March 7, 2023

Why Aligners Turn Yellow & What to Do About It

Filed under: Uncategorized — paulhernandez @ 7:59 am
Beautiful woman holding Invisalign aligner

As an orthodontic treatment, Invisalign is known for being subtle. Its plastic aligners can straighten teeth without drawing undue attention. Still, that fact only applies when the trays are well-maintained. If they aren’t, there’s a good chance you’ll find your clear aligners turning yellow. Luckily, your Virginia Beach dentist can help you avoid this issue. To that end, here’s a summary of what causes yellow aligners and some tips for fixing the problem.


February 4, 2023

Getting Ready for Your Valentine’s Day Date? Start with Your Smile!

Filed under: Uncategorized — paulhernandez @ 2:19 am
a happy couple showing their beautiful smiles

When dating, people often start with their appearance to become appealing to others. However, this should involve more than just being physically fit, getting a new haircut, or wearing the latest fashions. Your smile is just as essential when it comes to finding a significant other. According to a DentaVox survey, 68% of respondents stopped dating their partner because of their bad teeth or breath. And unfortunately, only 22% of respondents realized their partner might have broken up with them for that same reason. Here’s more about the link between dating and your dental health…and how to ensure you get that second date!


January 4, 2023

How Long Will You Have to Wear a Retainer After Invisalign?

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a woman smiling with her Invisalign treatment

Modern dental technology has made it more possible than ever to get the straighter smile you’ve always wanted—without wearing the metal wires and brackets of traditional braces. Invisalign has become one of the most popular orthodontic treatments. Its removable, clear aligners make moving your teeth completely discreet and comfortable. Additionally, Invisalign also typically takes a shorter length of time than braces. However, you will need to wear a retainer once your Invisalign treatment is completed. Here’s what to know about the last step of Invisalign.

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