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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!


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!


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. 


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!


How to Tell That You Need Replacement Veneers

March 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 6:48 pm
Woman with porcelain veneers

One of the great things about living in today’s world is the fact that you don’t need to settle for a smile that you aren’t proud to show off. Thanks to modern dental technology, you can correct flaws in your smile so that you can put it on display for the world. Porcelain veneers are a great option for fixing cosmetic issues, but they don’t last forever. Here are some signs that you should ask your dentist about replacing veneers in your near future.


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

February 19, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 2:23 pm
Celebrity being photographed at event

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.


A Detailed Guide to Finding the Best Implant Dentist

February 11, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 1:15 am
woman wondering how to find the best implant dentist

Without a doubt, dental implant placement is the best way to replace any number of missing teeth. Before you have the procedure done, though, you need to find the right dentist to work with. If that seems easier said than done, you’re not by yourself in expressing this sentiment, as many patients face the same dilemma. Thankfully, there is help available. Continue reading to discover how to find the best implant dentist to meet your needs!


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

January 21, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 2:33 pm
Woman smiling while eating hearty salad

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!


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!


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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