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4 Benefits of Routine Dental Visits

June 29, 2020

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Smiling woman with a dentistDid you know the Adult’s Oral Health & Well-Being Survey found that 42% of Americans don’t visit the dentist at least once a year? Between a demanding work schedule and following the stay-at-home orders, your next visit for a checkup and cleaning with your dentist can seem unnecessary. After all, you practice good dental hygiene, and forgoing this one visit won’t hurt, right?

Actually, your bi-yearly visits are crucial for both your oral and overall health. If you find yourself considering skipping your upcoming visit, here are four benefits you should consider:

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Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces: Which Is Better For You?

June 8, 2020

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Dentist showing patient Invisalign trays

Do you find yourself covering your mouth when you laugh or smile to hide your teeth? You’re not alone. In fact, 57% of Americans do the same thing. If misaligned or crooked teeth make you feel self-conscious, then it is time to speak with your dentist about Invisalign or traditional braces! Both are extremely effective at straightening teeth, but there are some fundamental differences in their approach. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of each to help you decide which is right for you.

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I’ve Had Braces Before. Can I Still Get Invisalign?

May 23, 2020

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Woman holding Invisalign clear alignerYou went through the long process of having metal braces when you were younger and liked the outcome, but over the years your bite has changed. With your busy life you can’t imagine going through braces again, but you want to feel confident about your smile. You’ve heard of Invisalign but don’t know if it’s a viable option because of the braces you wore previously. Fortunately, they are! Invisalign can give you the results you want in as little as six months and is practically invisible. Your dentist can answer your questions and help you determine if Invisalign is applicable for your unique smile.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Wearing A Face Mask

May 9, 2020

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Woman wearing a face mask to go to the dentistAdjusting to life during the COVID-19 pandemic can be a challenge. Limiting your physical contact with friends and family, working from home, and watching the virus take over all the news channels has been draining. On top of this, people all over the country are being asked to wear face coverings to reduce the spread of the virus. You want to follow the new recommendations as well as possible, but how do you know that you are doing it correctly? Your dentist can tell you the do’s and don’ts of wearing face masks to protect yourself and the people around you.

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4 Reasons Why You Should Leave Braces to the Professionals

May 4, 2020

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Invisalign trays provided by a dentistAdvancements in science over the last fifty years have provided people with new tools to take care of their teeth at home. However, there are some things that still need the expertise and oversight of a trained dentist to be carried out successfully. The process of moving your teeth is often intricate and will have lasting consequences, so an experienced dentist is necessary to ensure that nothing goes wrong. Unfortunately, many people are seeking out do-it-yourself solutions over the internet to try and adjust their teeth without visiting the dentist. These quick fixes often fail and leave lasting damage in your mouth. Before you decide to try your own solutions, consider these 4 reasons to see your dentist for braces.

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4 Myths About Rebuilding Your Smile with Dental Implants

April 16, 2020

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Sparks implant dentist points at model of dental implantAre you considering getting dental implants, but are hesitant because of the rumors you’ve heard about them? Even though nearly 3 million Americans have dental implants and another 500,000 are placed every year, there are some common misconceptions about this state-of-the-art tooth replacement option. However, they may be the perfect choice for regaining your smile, oral health, and confidence. Read on as your local Sparks implant dentist busts the four most common myths about this modern way to rebuild your smile.

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Ask an Emergency Dentist: Is This Really an Emergency and How Can You Manage It?

March 27, 2020

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Distressed man in pain before seeing an emergency dentistIn a dental emergency, it’s easy for anyone to panic. And, in many cases, it’s hard to know how to handle the situation or even if you’re having a true emergency or not. In this blog, you’ll find out when you need immediate care from an emergency dentist and when it can wait until normal business hours. You’ll also get some great tips for managing common emergencies until you can be seen. Learn more below!

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How Can a Dentist Help You Recover from Sleep Apnea?

March 14, 2020

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man struggling to stay awake from sleep apneaOver 22 million Americans are currently living with sleep apnea. If you discover that you, too, are suffering from this condition, how can a local sleep dentist help you recover? As you continue reading, you’ll learn what sleep apnea is, what symptoms to be on the lookout for and how you can get the rest you desperately need.

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How to Celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month

February 2, 2020

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little boy brushing teeth in dental chair

For some people, February is all about planning out the perfect date for your significant other. But did you know it’s also National Children’s Dental Health Month? This means February is a perfect opportunity for parents to learn about how to implement excellent oral hygiene habits into their child’s life. Keep reading as a children’s dentist in Sparks offers some tips on how to teach these habits to your son or daughter.

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3 Reasons Why It’s Important to Wear Your Retainer

December 13, 2019

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retainers

You’ve been wearing Invisalign in Sparks for the past two years, and you’re pumped to get them taken off. However, your orthodontist says that you have to wear a retainer even after your treatment is done. The last thing you want to do is wear another oral appliance. You just want to enjoy your newly straightened smile. Do you really have to wear your retainer? Yes! Let’s talk about three reasons why.

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