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4 Celebrities That Used Invisalign to Achieve Their Picture-Perfect Smile

February 19, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 2:23 pm
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Celebrities are known for their jaw-dropping style, glamorous vacations, and larger-than-life mansions. With such a fascinating lifestyle, the media is fixated on their every move, which is why models, actors, and influencers are constantly surrounded by paparazzi. This means they have to have a picture-perfect smile ready at all times, and thanks to Invisalign, many of them do! Read on for four celebrities who used clear braces to leave crooked, crowded, and gapped teeth in the past.

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New Year, New You: 4 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier Smile

January 21, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 2:33 pm
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And just like that, 2020 is over! If you are like nearly 50% of Americans, you are using this fresh start to turn over a new leaf and create a list of New Year’s resolutions. While things like “be more active” and “focus on a healthier work/life balance” typically make the list, why not add a few smile-friendly ones as well? Here are four ideas to get you started!

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The Secrets to Choosing the Right Cosmetic Dentist

January 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 1:57 pm
woman happy with cosmetic dentist

When looking to make aesthetic improvements to your smile, you must first find the right cosmetic dentist to work with. This will afford you the confidence of knowing that you’ll get the results you desire. What should you look for in a dentist? Keep reading to get some important tips that will contribute to achieving the look of your dreams!

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Can You Die from a Tooth Infection?

December 17, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 11:23 pm
Woman with tooth infection

If you have ever had an infected tooth, or an abscessed tooth, you know just how painful and frustrating it can be. As bad as an infected tooth is, most people don’t consider one to be an urgent health issue. However, a tooth infection can actually be much more serious than you may think. That’s why it’s so important that you see an emergency dentist right away! Continue reading to learn more about tooth infections, signs that you have one, and how serious they really are.

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How Some of the Most Common Cosmetic Dental Flaws Are Treated

December 3, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 11:20 pm
Person with stained teeth

Everyone wants to feel confident about their smile, but unfortunately, many of us have common cosmetic dental flaws that get in the way of that. The good news is that there are all sorts of different ways to have aesthetic issues fixed by your dentist. Continue reading to learn about some of the most frequently seen aesthetic dental flaws, and the things that your cosmetic dentist can do to correct them.

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Why Dental Implants Are Worth the Financial Investment

November 22, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 9:33 pm
an older couple enjoying time together outside while smiling and laughing

Whether you are a current denture-wearer or are looking for an affordable tooth replacement solution for your missing teeth, the idea of receiving dental implants may seem impossible. You know they last much longer than other restorative options, but their upfront price tag may leave you looking to other solutions that offer far less and require more significant upkeep. If you are asking yourself, “Are dental implants worth the cost,” let a local dental professional share the many benefits you can expect with these permanent restorations and how they can actually save you money in the long run.

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Why Has Cosmetic Dentistry Become So Popular?

November 3, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 9:03 pm
a young woman wearing a white tank top and propping her head with her hand and smiling

Nowadays, everyone is searching for a quick-fix solution to change the way their hair, body, and smile look. While weight loss programs and hair dye have been around for decades, cosmetic dentistry has been growing in popularity recently, causing many people to ask, “Why?” If you have been thinking about ways to improve your aesthetics, read on to find out why so many individuals are turning to porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and other effective treatments to achieve dramatic results.

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4 Must-Know Tips for Maximizing Your Dental Insurance Benefits

October 22, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 5:10 pm
Woman giving thumbs up at dental checkup

Let’s be honest; having dental insurance is one thing, but utilizing it to the fullest is something else entirely. All too often, patients are unfamiliar with the fine print on their plan, which results in wasted dollars and unused coverage. If this has happened to you, then you may be wondering how to truly maximize your dental insurance benefits. Here are four tips to help!

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Why Should I Replace a Back Tooth If You Can’t See It?

October 8, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 4:53 pm
Closeup of patient missing a back tooth

Are you missing one or more permanent teeth? You’re not alone. In fact, over 120 million Americans are struggling with an incomplete smile! However, if the gap is in the back of your mouth where no one can see it, you may be asking yourself if it’s really necessary to have it replaced. If you’ve wondered something similar, then read on to learn the consequences of not replacing your missing tooth and how dental implants can help.

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Considering Dental Implants? Here are 5 Terms You Should Know

September 30, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 7:40 pm
Dentist talking to patient about dental implants

Are you missing one, a few, or an entire arch of teeth? If so, then you may be considering dental implants to restore your smile. After all, they have an impressive 95% success rate, are unmatched in durability, and are the only restorative treatment option that can stimulate your jawbone and prevent it from deteriorating. However, it can be difficult to know what to expect throughout the process if your dentist is using unfamiliar terms that make it sound like they are speaking a different language! Read on to learn the five terms you should know about dental implants.

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