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.(more…)
April 3, 2023
How Oral Cancer Screenings Keep Your Smile Cancer-Free
March 7, 2023
Why Aligners Turn Yellow & What to Do About It
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.(more…)
February 4, 2023
Getting Ready for Your Valentine’s Day Date? Start with Your Smile!
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!(more…)
January 4, 2023
How Long Will You Have to Wear a Retainer After Invisalign?
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.(more…)
November 4, 2022
How to Stay Healthy During Cold & Flu Season with Invisalign
Invisalign has become a popular treatment to get the smile of your dreams! With its clear removable trays, it offers a discreet and convenient way to straighten and align your teeth. However, the ability to take out the clear trays can expose you to more germs and bacteria during the flu and cold season. Here are five tips to help keep you healthy while wearing Invisalign during the colder months!(more…)
October 10, 2022
5 Traits of a Beautiful Smile
Having a lovely smile is something to aspire to for many people. A nice set of pearly whites makes you seem friendly, more confident, and more capable. Many of these things make it easier to progress in work or your personal life, so it makes sense that many people are interested in improving the look of their smile. If you’re one of those people, read on to learn about five traits of a beautiful smile.(more…)
September 14, 2022
The Step-By-Step Invisalign Treatment Process
Braces are a great way to correct bite and alignment issues, but many people prefer using Invisalign. This is because these trays work in a similar way but are virtually invisible. Invisalign is also removable, which means that you can’t eat almost anything without issue. This also makes it easier to properly clean your teeth. If you’re thinking about undergoing this procedure, read on to learn the step-by-step Invisalign treatment process.(more…)
August 12, 2022
Just How Much Enamel is Removed for Veneers?
If you’re about to get dental veneers, you have good reason to be excited. These ceramic layers will transform your smile’s looks in two dental visits! However, you may feel nervous about the treatment as well. After all, veneers require your dentist to remove some of your enamel — the protective layer that covers your teeth. You might wonder if the procedure will thus weaken your oral health. Well, your Virginia Beach dentist is here to put your worries to rest. Here’s how much enamel needs to be removed for veneers, including why the removal is necessary and safe.(more…)