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Invisalign® vs. SureSmile®: Which Clear Aligner Should You Get?

Adjusting your smile for a straighter appearance is easier than ever. With today’s advanced orthodontic options that don’t require long periods of wear or special dietary restrictions, anyone can get a straighter smile in a hurry. But when you’re shopping around for smile improvements from your dentist, consider which clear aligner is best.

6 Ways to Keep Your Gums Healthy

Periodontal disease is a dental disease that develops from bacterial infection or inflammation of the gum. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 47.2% of adults aged 30 years and older have some form of the disease. Luckily, you can prevent things from getting this far.

What Is a Dental Emergency?

When you take good care of your teeth, seeing your dentist for regular cleanings and brushing and flossing at home, it shows. But sometimes, life sends something unexpected your way. Dental emergencies can happen even to people with healthy teeth and gums. The trick is knowing what counts as an emergency and requires urgent dental care and what can wait to be seen and treated.

How to Make Invisalign® Work Faster: Invisalign® Success

Invisalign® is a clear aligner therapy used as an alternative to metal braces to straighten teeth. It is a welcome alternative for many patients. Getting the most out of your Invisalign clear aligners —when it comes to teeth straightening— can be achieved with the following 10 Invisalign tips.

How Oral Health Affects Your Overall Health

Taking diligent care of your teeth and gums daily may seem like a tedious task. After all, it involves brushing and flossing your teeth, at least twice a day, and rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash. On top of that, you should see your dentist for routine dental exams and cleanings every six months, as recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA).

Professional Teeth Whitening vs. Over-the-Counter Products

The first thing people notice when you smile is your teeth. Yellow or discolored teeth are not a pleasant sight and may lead you to conceal them, causing feelings of humiliation when you try to smile. That can ultimately be a big blow to your confidence and self-esteem. But you can achieve a bright, sparkling smile with some effort.

5 Reasons Dental Visits Are Essential

It’s easy to forget when to go to the dentist. Or even, why is it necessary at all. Your teeth seem to be in perfect condition, they’re not bothering you, and you have no discernable reason to get a cleaning or have your pearly whites checked on. Or so it may seem.

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