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October 4, 2021

Support Your Smile on the Move with Invisalign Travel Tips

Filed under: Uncategorized — paulhernandez @ 6:55 pm
woman at the airport

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.


September 1, 2021

What Causes TMD Pain and How Can I Overcome It?

Filed under: Uncategorized — paulhernandez @ 12:21 pm
Man suffering from TMD pain

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.


August 28, 2021

Try These 9 Jaw Exercises to Help Ease Your TMD Pain

Filed under: Uncategorized — paulhernandez @ 10:38 am
man is suffering from TMD pain

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.


July 14, 2021

Does Invisalign Affect the Way You Speak?

Filed under: Uncategorized — paulhernandez @ 6:44 pm
girl smiling and holding up Invisalign aligner

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.


June 1, 2021

How Much Enamel is Removed for Veneers?

Filed under: Uncategorized — paulhernandez @ 6:45 pm

Model showing how much enamel needs to be removed for veneersIf 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

Common Warning Signs That Your Veneers Need to be Replaced

Filed under: Uncategorized — paulhernandez @ 2:20 am
woman asking about replacing veneers

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.


April 23, 2021

Can Veneers Give You Straight Teeth?

Filed under: Uncategorized — paulhernandez @ 3:29 pm
Patient smiling next to different shades of veneers

If you glance in the mirror or see yourself in a picture and immediately wish that you could straighten your smile, there is no time like the present to get in touch with your cosmetic dentist. After all, advancements in technology and the field of dentistry allow patients to achieve their smile goals without having to wear metal brackets and dark-colored wires in the process. In fact, you can now address orthodontic issues like misalignment with veneers! Keep reading to learn more about why this smile-transforming service is commonly referred to as instant orthodontics.


March 7, 2021

Can Invisalign Clear Braces be Used to Fix TMJ Disorder?

Filed under: Uncategorized — paulhernandez @ 6:40 pm
woman fixing TMJ with Invisalign

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder is the painful inflammation of the mechanisms that open and close the mouth. Located on both sides of the face slightly in front of the ear lobes, the disc-like joints can become overworked and irritated. Considering that a poorly aligned bite can contribute to the inflammation and dysfunction, is there any chance of fixing TMJ with Invisalign? Continue reading to find out!

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