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Unwrap a Straighter Smile This Season with Invisalign

November 30, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dclakewood @ 6:14 pm
A woman with holiday cheer showing off her Invisalign aligner

‘Tis the season to bring warmth and joy into your home. For many families, this time of year comes with a whirlwind of activities and celebrations. For those wearing Invisalign, maintaining your treatment plan amidst this chaos can be tough!

In this guide, you’ll find tips to help you enjoy the season with loved ones while staying on track with your treatment. Perhaps this year, you’ll unwrap a new smile?


Let’s Get Something Straight: Why Braces Can Treat More Than Just Crooked Teeth

October 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dclakewood @ 11:45 pm
Teen with braces

Everyone knows that orthodontic treatments can correct many types of alignment issues such as overbites, underbites, crossbites, open bites, crowding, and gaps, but many people are unaware that they can treat much more than that. Braces and Invisalign clear aligners can treat the underlying issues of many oral health issues by making teeth easier to clean and correcting pressure points in the teeth and jaw. Here are a few common oral health issues braces can treat while straightening out your smile.


Can People with Dental Implants Have Orthodontic Treatment Done?

September 16, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dclakewood @ 2:21 pm
Close-up of a model of a dental implant

Dental implants have many advantages that other tooth-replacement options don’t, which can make them an excellent choice when you need to fill in a gap in your smile. But what if you decide to have an orthodontic treatment performed at some point in the future? Will your implant posts get in the way? Here is what people with dental implants need to know when considering braces or Invisalign to straighten their grins.


Why Does Your Dentist Take Dental X-rays?

August 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dclakewood @ 1:56 am

Dentist reviewing X-ray with patientThe American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist every 6 months for a cleaning and checkup. Besides cleaning your teeth and examining your mouth, your dentist will also review X-rays. The detailed images provide your dentist with important information about your dental health that may not be visible to the naked eye. Here is why X-rays play a vital role in maintaining a healthy smile.


Can Children or Teens Benefit from Cosmetic Dentistry?

July 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dclakewood @ 5:35 pm
young girl smiling in dental chair

In today’s world, where selfies and social media reign supreme, it’s no surprise that even kids and teens are paying closer attention to their appearances. With this growing awareness, the topic of cosmetic dentistry for young patients has come to the forefront. Is it a viable option for them? Let’s dive in and explore the world of cosmetic dentistry for kids and teens.


Are Dental Implants Stronger Than Your Teeth?

June 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dclakewood @ 12:35 am
dentist holding model of a dental implant

Dental implants serve as artificial tooth roots, offering a durable and long-lasting solution for replacing missing teeth. With proper care, they can provide a strong bite force that can endure for many years. While tooth enamel is the strongest material in the human body, it can still be susceptible to damage. Surprisingly, dental implants can surpass the strength of natural enamel, so keep reading as we explore the reasons behind their exceptional strength.


5 Tips to Get a Good Night’s Sleep with a Toothache

May 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dclakewood @ 6:44 am
a person trying to sleep with a toothache

Your oral health can easily be taken for granted. It’s not until a dental issue occurs that you realize how wonderful having a comfortable, happy smile can be! This can be especially true if you have a toothache. While pain in your mouth can be distracting and irritating throughout the day, it can grow even worse at night, making it hard to catch a good night’s sleep. It’s best to schedule an appointment with your emergency dentist as soon as possible so they can treat the underlying cause. In the meantime, here are five tips to help you get enough rest throughout the night while dealing with a toothache.


Why Dental Implants Are Great for Athletes

April 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dclakewood @ 11:27 pm
smiling hockey player missing a tooth

No athlete ever wants to lose any teeth, but it’s an unfortunate hazard of the job. When you really give the game your all and start taking risks, there’s always a chance of winding up with a dental emergency.

Once the dust settles and the tooth is out, however, athletes are then left with the choice of what they should replace it with. If you ask any dentist, they’ll tell you that dental implants are one of the best methods of tooth replacement that there is.

As a matter of fact, this method of tooth replacement is particularly well-suited to athletes. If you’re curious, here’s why that is.


3 Common Dental Flaws…and How to Transform Your Smile!

March 31, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dclakewood @ 8:06 am
a before and after of a smile improved with cosmetic dentistry

Did you know that a smile not only brightens other people’s days but improves your health? Studies have found that flashing your pearly whites releases feel-good chemicals in your brain, which helps to lower your stress and have an overall sense of well-being. Unfortunately, you may not feel comfortable showing your teeth due to some dental imperfections. The good news is that you can improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry! Read on to learn about three common dental problems and how certain treatments can fix them.


Can Dental Implants Replace Front Teeth?

February 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dclakewood @ 6:26 am
A dentist explaining how dental implants work

If you need to replace missing teeth, you’ve likely heard of dental implants. After all, they’re highly effective restorations with a success rate of 95%! Still, perhaps you’re worried they can’t replace front teeth well. You may even think implants work better as replacement molars. However, the reality is that these prosthetics can quickly fill in front-facing teeth. Here’s how dental implants replace front teeth and the benefits of doing so.

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