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Beat the Rush: Why Booking Your Dental Checkup Early is Key

January 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — gentledentistry @ 3:39 pm
Patient smiling at their dental checkup

As the new year begins, it’s easy to get caught up in resolutions and plans for self-improvement. Amidst all the goal setting, one important aspect of health often gets overlooked: a dental checkup. Many people tend to delay scheduling their dental appointments until later in the year, which can be a headache.

Continue reading to learn the many reasons why booking your first dental checkup early is the best decision.

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A Seasonal Triple Threat: 3 Holiday Drinks That Are Terrible for Dental Health

December 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — gentledentistry @ 2:25 pm
A group of friends enjoying holiday drinks

The weather is getting colder, the urge to shop is building, and the good times are close to flooding in. This can only mean that the holidays are just around the corner. For some, this season means family gatherings and parties with good friends. For others, it’s a great excuse to indulge in their favorite holiday drinks and festive foods.

If you find yourself in the second category, beware of these three drinks to preserve your dental health! Continue reading to learn all about these three popular drinks that could rot your teeth before the holidays are done.

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Keep Your Thanksgiving Teeth-Friendly with These Three Tips

November 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — gentledentistry @ 10:47 pm
Turkey

Thanksgiving is that special time when we gather together, share a delicious meal, and call to mind all the things we have to be thankful for. When you sit down with your friends and relatives this year, you should take some time to remember all the good your teeth do for you. Here are three tips from your dentist that will keep your feast tasty and teeth-healthy.

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Keeping Your Invisalign Spooktacular on Halloween

October 27, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — gentledentistry @ 1:52 pm
A woman preparing for trick-or-treaters wearing her new Invisalign aligners

Halloween, the night of tricks, treats, and spooky fun, often brings with it a horde of sweet temptations. For those using Invisalign, navigating the night may seem a tad more challenging than if you weren’t. However, with some strategic planning, you can enjoy the ghoulish festivities while keeping your Invisalign treatment on track.

If you want some expert tips on keeping your fangs fresh during the Halloween rush, continue reading.

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Is It Possible to Get Cavities During Invisalign Treatment?

September 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — gentledentistry @ 6:18 pm
Smiling young woman holding Invisalign aligner

Invisalign aligners can do much to benefit your oral health. By straightening your teeth, they have the potential to reduce your risk of decay, wear and tear on your enamel, and more. But how will they affect your oral health during your treatment. Can you get cavities while wearing Invisalign? Yes, it is possible. This blog post explains how that could happen and provides some tips to help you maintain a strong smile.

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How Long Do the Results of Invisalign Treatment Last?

August 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — gentledentistry @ 9:27 pm
Woman has questioning expression

Invisalign is an incredibly subtle method of realigning teeth without any dietary restrictions. The results of the treatment can last for a lifetime, but the process takes some time to get there. While it does not usually last as long as traditional braces, the treatment typically takes around twelve to sixteen months. Read on to learn about the factors that determine how long an Invisalign treatment can take.

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Three Things Dentures Patients Shouldn’t Put In Their Mouth

July 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — gentledentistry @ 1:19 am
Smiling seniors with their dentures

Once you’ve adjusted to your dentures, you’ll be surprised at how capable they are. Talking, eating, and smiling all become much more pleasant once you have a well-fitting prosthetic.

However, just like your natural teeth, there are some foods that can potentially do damage to your dentures. There are still others that may be relatively harmless but can potentially cause your prosthetic to pop out.

If you want to know more about which foods to avoid when you have dentures, here are a few examples you may want to keep in mind.

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5 Common Causes of Yellow Aligners (& What You Can Do to Avoid Them)

June 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — gentledentistry @ 5:31 pm
Patient holding Invisalign aligners under running water

If you’re like many patients, the discreet trays were one of the top reasons you chose to straighten your teeth with Invisalign. If they begin to yellow, however, then your orthodontic treatment is nowhere near as discreet and, perhaps worse, your teeth will look weak and brittle. The good news is that this situation is largely avoidable with the right best practices in place. So, keep reading to learn a few common causes of yellow aligners and how to properly clean them!

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5 Reasons Why Invisalign Is Better Than DIY Clear Aligners

May 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — gentledentistry @ 3:13 am
person smiling and holding Invisalign aligner

In the realm of achieving a seamless and flawless smile, conventional braces used to be the sole choice. However, everything changed with the advent of Invisalign in 1997. Since then, numerous comparable companies have emerged, including SmileDirectClub, offering do-it-yourself clear aligners. While they assert to be an exceptional choice for enhancing your smile, how can one ascertain the veracity of such claims? Continue reading to discover why Invisalign stands as the superior option for your smile.

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Are Your Invisalign Aligners Not Fitting Well? Here Are Some Helpful Tips!

April 22, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — gentledentistry @ 6:53 pm
a woman placing her aligner easily into her mouth

Modern advances in dental technology have made it more convenient to get the straight smile you have always wanted. You no longer have to wear the metal brackets and wires of traditional braces since there are more comfortable and flexible options like Invisalign! However, while there are many benefits with this flexible and reliable orthodontic, you may have some trouble with your aligners fitting properly. Here’s why your Invisalign trays may not be seating well on your teeth and what you can do to help.

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