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4 Ways Patients Ruin Their Invisalign Treatment (& What to Do Instead!)

April 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — salmonbrooke @ 1:19 pm
Dentist placing clear aligners on model of teeth

From the number of trays you need to whether or not you’re straightening one or both arches of teeth, there are several factors that influence the length of a patient’s Invisalign treatment. One crucial aspect that is often forgotten is your compliance with your dentist’s guidelines. In fact, neglecting them can add weeks, months, or potentially years to your plan! To help prevent that from happening, keep reading to learn a few common ways patients ruin their Invisalign treatment (and what to do instead).


Tips for Getting Emergency Dental Care Without Insurance

April 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — salmonbrooke @ 1:21 am
Person grabbing their cheek and wincing

While it’s always good to be prepared for whatever life can throw at you, there are some things that you have to take as they come. When it comes to oral healthcare, dental emergencies can strike at any time, and you might not always be ready for them.

If you don’t have dental insurance, you may be deeply concerned about what could happen if you wind up with a serious problem. You may be tempted to just endure the pain and hope it fades—here’s why that’s a really bad idea, and what you can do to get the care you need without insurance.


Wisdom Tooth Extraction Aftercare: What to Expect

February 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — salmonbrooke @ 2:37 pm
wisdom tooth extraction

You’re preparing to undergo wisdom tooth removal. The idea of oral surgery of any kind may have you asking many questions, but the most common is likely to be what you can expect from wisdom tooth extraction aftercare. Knowing how to properly care for your smile during this time is important if you want to ensure swift and successful healing. This is why a dentist is here to explain the precautions you should take as well as how to move through recovery without complications.


What Happens if I Don’t Get a Root Canal?

December 30, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — salmonbrooke @ 5:44 pm
Diagram of a root canal procedure

Many of the ideas people have about root canals are outdated. For some reason, they have a reputation for being painful, invasive procedures—this just isn’t true. Still, that reputation has endured to such an extent that many people outright ignore their dentist when they’re told they might need a root canal.

Needless to say, that’s a bad idea. If your dentist has told you that you needed a root canal, there is almost certainly a reason why, and neglecting the problem won’t make it go away. If you need convincing, here’s why you should get the root canal you need before things get worse.


Is Cosmetic Dentistry Safe?

November 23, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — salmonbrooke @ 3:14 pm
person smiling at their cosmetic dentist’s office

Chips, cracks, discoloration, gaps, alignment problems, and misshapen teeth are just a few of the things that can make your smile look lopsided or otherwise imperfect. Fortunately, there is a range of cosmetic dental treatments that can help. Cosmetic dentistry is a subsection of the dental health field that focuses on improving the look of one’s smile. If you’ve never undergone a cosmetic dental treatment, you may be wondering if it’s safe. Keep reading to learn the answer to this question and some cosmetic treatments that you may want to consider.


4 Problems That Cosmetic Dental Bonding Can Fix

November 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — salmonbrooke @ 11:43 pm
dentist explaining cosmetic dental bonding to patient

If you aren’t satisfied with the look of your smile, you may be interested in having it fixed. There are a range of treatments you may be able to get, but cosmetic dental bonding is one of the most popular. Cosmetic bonding is a treatment meant to improve the aesthetics of one’s smile. It’s inexpensive compared to other treatments and uses a composite resin to fix visual smile issues. It takes about an hour per tooth and is color-matched to perfectly blend with the rest of your smile. Read on to learn about the treatments that can be fixed with cosmetic bonding.


How to Find the Right Provider for Your Invisalign Treatment

October 28, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — salmonbrooke @ 9:31 pm
Dentist shows an Invisalign tray to a patient.

The decision to get Invisalign treatment is easy. It’s effective, discreet, and doesn’t require any changes in diet. That decision, however, is immediately followed by a much harder one: whom you should get it from. Finding a provider for your Invisalign treatment can involve a lot of research. Here are a few things you can look for.


3 Dietary Tips to Preserve Your Porcelain Veneers

October 11, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — salmonbrooke @ 5:04 pm
woman enjoying diet change with veneers in Granby

Are you struggling with one or more dental flaws in your smile? If so, one of the best ways to enhance your pearly whites is with veneers. These porcelain shells can effectively conceal chips, cracks, gaps, and stains in your teeth. While they provide a natural-looking and durable solution, they aren’t indestructible. You’ll still have to practice good oral hygiene as well as implement healthy food options to preserve them. Read on to learn what to expect from the diet change with your veneers and how this can prolong their lifespan!


4 Busted Myths About Tooth Extractions

September 23, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — salmonbrooke @ 6:37 pm
A dentist performing tooth extractions

Compared to other dental treatments, tooth extractions get a bad rap. People often view them as something you should avoid at all costs. “After all,” they think, “you’d have to be in a terrible situation to need a tooth pulled.” The truth, though, is that extractions are nothing to fear; they’ll only do you and your oral health good! In contrast, their negative rumors and gossip are almost always false. As proof of these facts, here are four busted myths about emergency tooth extractions.


How to Know if Dental Bonding is Right for You

September 21, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — salmonbrooke @ 4:48 pm
3D illustration of dental bonding

So, let’s say that you’re looking into cosmetic dental work. At the same time, though, you’d prefer to avoid anything involved or invasive. In that case, you might want to try dental bonding! Compared to other cosmetic dentistry, it’s one of the fastest and most affordable options. However, you’ll want to know if it works for you before deciding. That said, your Granby dentist can help you settle the matter. Here’s a summary of whether dental bonding is your ideal cosmetic dental treatment.

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