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Does Getting a Dental Crown Hurt?

August 19, 2021

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During your routine checkup, your dentist informs you that you’ll need to get a dental crown. If you’ve never had one before, you probably have several questions running through your head. For most patients, their main concern is whether the procedure will be painful. But rest assured – it’s a common and safe process that is much more comfortable than you think! Read along to learn what you can expect and what will happen if you delay getting a dental crown.


5 Things You Should Never Put in Your Mouth

August 4, 2021

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girl eating lemon

Dental emergencies can be frightening and happen when you least expect them to. Although some accidents aren’t entirely avoidable, there are many steps you can take to prevent a dental emergency. Biting down on the wrong item or food can easily result in chipped or broken teeth. Luckily, being mindful of what you put in your mouth can help keep your pearly whites safe. Here are five things you should avoid.


5 Trends That Can Harm Your Smile

July 29, 2021

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There always seems to be a new fad circulating around online. However, it is important to note that there is so much misinformation on the Internet, so doing your own research is key. It can be difficult to tell the difference between a helpful hack and doing something that could be harmful for your body. You don’t want to try a new trend only to find out that you’ve put your oral health at risk. Here are a few trends that you should be wary of for the sake of your teeth.


An Easy Guide to Dental Implant Terms

July 22, 2021

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Dental implant

Tooth loss is a common issue throughout the country. Approximately 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth and 40 million are missing all of their teeth. The good news is that losing a tooth no longer means that you need to go the rest of your life with a gap in your smile. There are several tooth replacement options out there to help. Dental implants are a preferred method because of their numerous benefits, but you want to be well informed before you commit to them. Here are some terms that you may hear during the dental implants process and their meanings.


The Top 4 Freedoms and Benefits of Invisalign

January 6, 2021

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Woman standing in front of a white brick wall wearing a white sweater and smiling as she holds an Invisalign tray

Invisalign is very well-known for its clear appearance. In fact, it has grown in popularity because of it. But that is not the only positive aspect of this straightening treatment. If you are ready to straighten your smile, you’re not sure if Invisalign is right for you, keep reading to learn the top 4 freedoms and benefits Invisalign offers.


Can You Get Porcelain Veneers with Misaligned Teeth?

August 11, 2020

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Woman getting porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers can fix all sorts of aesthetic issues and leave you with a perfected smile. This is why it’s a favorite among celebrities and others who want to enhance their already beautiful smile by eliminating discoloration, chips, and other small imperfections. For the most part, anyone who has good oral health is a good candidate for dental veneers. However, there are factors to consider before you commit to them, including the alignment of your smile. Continue reading to learn about whether or not you should get veneers if you have crooked teeth.


Easy & Important Hand Hygiene Tips to Use in COVID-19

May 18, 2020

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Patient practicing excellent hand hygiene as recommended by St. Albans dentist

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has always recommended regular handwashing to keep yourself healthy from sicknesses like the common cold and the flu. While practicing social distancing is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19, hand hygiene is more important than ever as well. Even while staying at home, regularly washing your hands plays a key role in keeping you healthy throughout the pandemic. Here are a few simple yet effective hand hygiene tips from your St. Albans dentist that can help protect you from the novel coronavirus.


Dental Emergency and Self-Quarantine: What Should You Do?

March 16, 2020

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a digital image of tooth pain occurring within a person’s mouth

A dental emergency never happens when you expect it or at a “good time.” It may happen when you’re preparing to leave on vacation, going in for a job interview, or undergoing self-quarantine as a result of the coronavirus that has become a global pandemic. So, what do you do? When does a dental emergency warrant leaving your home to seek immediate care? To find out, let your local dentist share ways to determine if you should take care of the situation at home or venture out to get the help of a professional.


3 Benefits of Getting BOTOX: The Fast & Effective “Lunchtime Facelift”

January 19, 2020

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Do you feel as though your facial skin looks worn and wrinkled? BOTOX is a common cosmetic treatment that helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles caused by tensed and bunched-up muscles beneath the skin, which can boost your confidence and self-esteem. BOTOX injections allow your facial muscles to relax, smoothing out any flaws that cause your skin to look worn-down. If this seems too good to be true, just wait until you hear about all of the other benefits that BOTOX treatment offers!


4 Advantages of Choosing Invisalign Over Braces

December 15, 2019

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person holding a pair of Invisalign aligners and braces

Whether you’re a teenager or an adult, improving your oral health by straightening your smile is an important decision to make. The problem is, traditional braces distract from your image and can impact your overall self-confidence for years, depending on how long your treatment lasts. Fortunately, using the latest dental technology, Invisalign aligners can straighten your smile and fix minor bite problems without drawing attention to your oral appliance. Read on to learn about four advantages you’ll be able to enjoy when you get Invisalign over traditional metal braces.