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Bumpy Bolsters: Do Invisalign Attachments Hurt?

March 4, 2024

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Closeup of Invisalign attachments on man's teeth

If you’re longing for a straighter smile but aren’t eager to get traditional braces, Invisalign may be a great fit for you. This treatment relies on clear plastic aligner trays, instead of bulky brackets, to gently reposition your teeth. If you’ve been told you need attachments, however, you might start to worry. Many patients don’t understand what these attachments are and whether it hurts to have them placed and removed. If you’re new to Invisalign, keep reading to learn more about these additions!


Is It Too Late for Me to Remove My Wisdom Teeth?

February 7, 2024

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senior talking to their dentist

Often, the removal of wisdom teeth is a kind of rite of passage. Many people start to see theirs develop sometime in their late teens or early adulthood and have them taken out sometime around their emergence.

However, this isn’t the case for everyone. Some people put off their wisdom tooth extraction for quite a while, entering late adulthood without ever having dealt with them. At a certain point, they may start to wonder whether it’s too late to undergo the procedure. If that sounds like you, here’s what you should know.


Which Foods Can Easily Chip My Teeth?

January 12, 2024

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Your teeth go through a lot of use over the years, and sometimes they look a little worse for the wear. Many things like accidents or improper use can cause chips to form in teeth, but did you know that many popular foods can be quite harsh on your enamel if you aren’t careful? Nothing ruins a delicious snack like finding a chip in your tooth afterward. Here are a few foods that can cause dental injuries along with a few tips for enjoying them safely.


Which is Better: Root Canals or Tooth Extractions?

February 7, 2023

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diagram of a root canal

When a toothache is causing you really serious pain, it may be due to a severe infection deep inside the tooth. In situations like that, there may be only two options available to you: a root canal, or an extraction.

Both of these procedures will be able to help you with your discomfort, but you might not be too excited about either, which can make choosing between them difficult. If you want to know how to figure out which one is right for you, here’s a guide that may be able to help you.


Why Does My Tooth Need to Be Extracted If It Doesn’t Hurt?

January 1, 2023

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a patient undergoing tooth extraction

The very thought of having a tooth extracted is enough to make some patients feel quite anxious; it’s never easy to part with one of your pearly whites! But what if the tooth in question doesn’t hurt—why would tooth extraction be necessary? You can rest assured that your dentist won’t recommend extraction unless the tooth is absolutely beyond saving; and sometimes, this can be the case even if you aren’t feeling any pain! Keep reading to learn more about why teeth sometimes require extraction, even if they don’t hurt.


4 Myths About Tooth Extractions, Debunked!

December 23, 2022

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patient speaking to dentist about having tooth extracted

Has your dentist recently told you that you need to have a tooth extracted? Though there are several reasons why this is beneficial to your oral health, many people fear having this procedure done. The main reason for this is that so many people have heard myths about getting teeth extracted that they believe to be true. To help ease some of your anxieties about this procedure, read on as we debunk 4 myths about tooth extractions.


4 Reasons You Might Need a Tooth Extraction

November 21, 2022

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illustration of tooth being extracted

Toothaches are never any fun to deal with. They can make it hard to work, sleep, eat, and just make it through the day. There are a variety of things that can cause a toothache, which may warrant the need for n extraction. Though pain is a common sign that you may need to get a tooth pulled, extractions are done for a range of reasons. Read on to learn about four reasons other than pain that may warrant the need for a tooth extraction.


Do You Have TMJ Disorder? Here’s What You Can Eat

October 12, 2022

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young woman eating in kitchen

Do you suffer from a temporomandibular joint disorder? If so, you know from experience how difficult it can be to enjoy certain foods. It can, quite literally, be a pain. For that reason, people with TMJ disorder must be incredibly mindful of their diet. As a general rule of thumb, the best foods to consume are those that don’t require a lot of chewing. If you need more ideas, continue reading!


Helpful Tips for Finding the Best Implant Dentist for You

September 2, 2022

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Patient visiting her dentist for a dental implant consultation

Dental implants are in a class of their own when it comes to replacing missing teeth. They can perfectly restore your lost pearly whites in terms of look, feel, and functionality, and in turn, vastly improve your self-confidence and quality of life. That said, if you’re interested in receiving dental implants, you might not be sure how to find the best implant dentist for you. Here are some tips to help you find the best person for the job.


4 Possible Causes of Shifting Teeth

August 12, 2022

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Woman worried about her teeth shifting

When it comes to moving teeth, you probably think of orthodontics. Whether through braces or aligners, the field corrects crooked smiles by pushing pearly whites into new positions. However, it’s entirely possible for teeth shifting to occur without an appliance. You’ll want to see your dentist for available treatment options if that happens to you. To learn more, here are four common causes of shifting teeth and ways that dentistry can fix them.

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