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Taking Care of Invisalign Aligners: 6 Simple Tips

May 10, 2024

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Person using soft toothbrush to clean Invisalign aligner

One of the best features of Invisalign treatment is that the aligner trays are discreet. Their clear construction can allow you to smile with confidence! However, they will not maintain their beautiful appearance if you fail to care for them properly. How can you take care of your Invisalign aligners? Here are some simple and practical tips:


I Lost an Invisalign Aligner — Now What?

April 29, 2024

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Confused woman wearing orange blazer

Even the most careful, responsible people can misplace items from time to time. Whether your car keys disappear or you cannot find an important receipt, it is never fun to lose track of things you need. The situation can be especially trying if you cannot find one of your Invisalign aligners. What steps should you take to get your treatment back on track as soon as possible? This blog post contains some helpful tips.


Dental Veneers: 5 Facts You Should Know Before Treatment

March 8, 2024

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Illustration of four veneers being placed on front teeth

When you smile at yourself in the mirror, do you love what you see, or do you wish you could change a few things about the way your teeth look? If the latter is true, your dentist might recommend that you get veneers, a cosmetic treatment that has the potential to significantly enhance the appearance of your teeth. What should you know before you commit to veneers? This blog post explains some important facts.


Is It Time to Replace Your Veneers? 5 Signs to Look For

February 11, 2024

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Illustration of veneer being placed on prepared tooth

Veneers are a remarkable cosmetic treatment. One of their most outstanding benefits is the fact that they can last for 10 – 20 years or longer! However, they do eventually reach the end of their lifespan. Is it time to replace your veneers? This blog post explains five signs that you should request a consultation with your cosmetic dentist.


My Veneer Fell Off: What Should I Do?

January 12, 2024

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Woman covering her mouth, wearing surprised expression

Dental veneers are very durable. In fact, with proper care, they often last for a decade or longer. In some cases, they even endure for well over 20 years! Still, there is always the slight possibility that one of your veneers could fall off. What should you do if that ever happens to you? This blog post provides practical instructions that will help you get your smile back on track.


Is Dental Insurance Worth Paying For?

September 26, 2023

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Tooth model in foreground, laptop in background

Are you looking to cut back on unnecessary expenses? Perhaps you have been cancelling some unused subscriptions, eating out less often, and taking other measures to protect your family’s budget. You might even be thinking about getting rid of your dental insurance policy. But that is not really wise. In fact, dental insurance is worth paying for. This blog post explains how your plan can help you save a significant amount of money.


Dental Insurance vs. Dental Discount Plans — Which Should You Choose?

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Female dental patient talking with dentist

You are a budget-conscious person, so the last thing you want to do is pay full price for anything — including dental care. Either insurance or a dental discount plan could help you save a significant amount of money on oral health services. But which option is better? This blog post explains the pros and cons of each provision to help you make a well-informed decision about the one that is best for your family.


Is It Possible for Dental Implants to Rust?

August 25, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — santaviccadental @ 4:35 pm
Illustration of dental implant between natural teeth

If you are missing one or more teeth, your dentist has probably spoken to you about dental implants. These prosthetic tooth roots can serve as a strong base of support for a crown, bridge, or denture. In fact, they are regarded as the next best thing to natural teeth! However, you might hesitate when you learn that dental implants are made of metal. Is it possible for them to rust? This blog post explains some important points that you should consider before you commit to treatment.


How Can You Tell if You Have a Cavity Between Your Teeth?

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Woman flossing her teeth in front of mirror

Cavities can develop anywhere on your teeth, including the chewing surfaces, the front and back, and even in the tight spaces between the teeth. Cavities between the teeth, called interproximal cavities, are not always obvious because they are hidden in a place that is not easily visible. How can you tell if you have this dental issue? This blog post explains what you should know. It also provides tips for preventing decay so you can maintain a healthy mouth.


August 11 Is National Align Your Teeth Day!

July 28, 2023

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Happy male patient attending consultation for clear aligners

Millions — perhaps even billions — of people around the world have some form of dental misalignment. If you are among them, you might have thought about getting braces or clear aligners to straighten your smile. Right now is the perfect time to book your appointment! Not only can you get on the road to improved oral health, but you can also show your support for National Align Your Teeth Day. What exactly is this holiday? Continue reading this blog post to find out.

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