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Veneers Check: The Latest Dangerous Dental TikTok Trend

August 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 4:20 pm
Woman in glasses covering her mouth in shock

When you hear “TikTok,” what comes to mind? For many, it’s dance videos, health hacks, and beauty advice. However, this popular app is also becoming a place for dangerous dental trends. From at-home teeth whitening solutions to DIY vampire fangs, millions of people are being influenced to tamper with their oral health for the worse. The latest offender? The “Veneers Check” trend. Keep reading to learn what it is and why it’s so dangerous.

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5 Things to Look for in an Invisalign Provider

August 3, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 2:02 pm
Invisalign provider in Carlsbad showing a patient how Invisalign works

For countless teens and adults around the world, Invisalign has become the preferred choice for fixing crooked teeth. These clear aligners can straighten teeth while barely being detectable by anyone else but you. Because practically every dentist offers Invisalign these days, it can be hard to know how to find an Invisalign provider for you. To make the process easier for you, keep reading to five things you should look for in an Invisalign dentist.  

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Why You’re Never Too Old for Invisalign

July 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 2:40 pm
older woman with Invisalign

Clear aligner systems are becoming increasingly popular among teenagers and young adults. Their ability to provide a more discreet orthodontic solution makes it possible for those who are self-conscious to achieve a straighter, healthier smile without the bulky, obvious metal. But are they only for younger generations? If you, too, want to do something about the alignment of your smile, you may be asking, “Am I too old for Invisalign?” Read on to hear from a dentist who explains why age doesn’t matter when it comes to clear aligners.

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3 Questions to Ask Your Dentist Before Receiving a Smile Makeover

July 16, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 2:13 pm
smile makeover consultation between dentist and patient

You’re unhappy with the aesthetics of your smile and want to make some substantial changes. After doing your research and deciding it will take more than one treatment to achieve your desired results, you schedule an appointment with your dentist. It is during this visit you will learn more about the severity of your problem areas as well as your eligibility for certain treatments. Before agreeing to move forward with a specific plan, it’s important you have all the facts, which is why you should ask these 3 questions when considering a smile makeover.

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The Top Mouth-Healthy Foods That Benefit Your Smile

June 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 5:06 pm
Display of vitamin-rich foods on table

When you think of dental hygiene, what comes to mind? For many, it’s brushing their teeth and visiting their dentist every six months for a checkup and cleaning. While those are definitely important, being mindful of what you eat is also crucial. Therefore, in addition to cutting back on sugar, make sure to fill your plate with the top mouth-healthy foods that benefit your oral health. Keep reading to learn what they are!

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6 Things That You Didn’t Realize Your Dentist Was Doing During Your Visit

June 22, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 2:19 am
Dentist examining patient's mouth

When you go to the dentist for your six-month checkups, you are expecting your hygienist to thoroughly clean your smile and your dentist to pop in at the end to take a quick look, but there is a lot more to it than just that. In fact, your dentist is looking for numerous different signs and abnormalities that could indicate something more serious going on. Here are a few things your dentist is doing while you’re in the dental chair.

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4 Freedoms You Can Enjoy with Invisalign

May 28, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 3:58 pm
Smiling woman holding Invisalign aligner

Thanks to advancements in dentistry and innovations in technology, you don’t need to undergo years of treatment with metal brackets and dark-colored wires to address crooked, gapped, or misaligned teeth. In fact, thanks to Invisalign, more than eight million patients around the world have discreetly achieved their smile goals – no metal mouth required! However, the practically undetectable trays aren’t the only perk of choosing clear aligners. Read on for four freedoms of Invisalign!

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How to Protect Your Lips from the Sun (& What to Do If They Get Burned!)

April 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 3:04 pm
Closeup of woman with healthy lips

Even if you brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and visit your dentist every six months for your dental checkups and cleanings, you may be missing one vital component of optimal oral health: caring for your lips. Unfortunately, this step is often forgotten, resulting in harmful sun damage and painful, unsightly cracks. To prevent this from happening, keep reading to learn how to protect your lips from the sun and what to do if your lips do get sunburned!

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Dangerous Dental TikTok Trends You Shouldn’t Try at Home

April 3, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 2:05 am
Person holding phone and looking at video on social media

With over 689 million monthly active users around the globe, the social media platform TikTok has taken the world by storm. And while many of us turn to TikTik to check out the latest dance routines and other trends, some online fads can be dangerous if you’re not careful. Here are some dental TikTok trends that can seriously damage your teeth — and ways that your dentist can safely help you achieve your smile goals. 

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Cosmetic Dentistry: The Secret to Achieving a Celebrity-Like Smile!

March 17, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 1:53 pm
Woman smiling with straight, white, beautiful teeth

Celebrities are known for their jaw-dropping mansions, over-the-top vacations, and innovative style – it’s one of the reasons the paparazzi, magazines, and reality TV shows follow their every move! To ensure they are camera-ready at every turn, the rich and famous have turned to cosmetic dentistry to straighten, brighten, and otherwise perfect their smiles. Thankfully, these treatments are more accessible than ever before, allowing you to achieve a grin that rivals those of the stars. Keep reading for three of the most popular smile-enhancing solutions!

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