How to Use Invisalign Cleaning Crystals

 

Invisalign cleaning crystals

If you are straightening your smile with Invisalign® clear aligners, there is maintenance you need to perform on your aligners. People love Invisalign over traditional metal braces for teeth straightening due to their discreet and comfortable aspects, but they do require cleaning and sterilizing. The best option for maintaining your aligners is cleaning crystals. Invisalign…

When Can I Smoke After Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

 

Young woman with a packet of cigarettes not sure if to smoke.

Tooth removal or extraction is a common oral surgery that requires some recovery and healing time. Once a tooth is removed, the gum tissue must be allowed to heal. Wisdom teeth removal is often the first tooth extraction procedure many people endure. After the extraction, one of the post-procedure recommendations is refraining from smoking. If…

How to Close Gap Teeth in Your Smile

 

Happy Afro-American woman with perfect smile sitting in a dental chair and showing her thumb up.

Do you have a teeth gap? Many people have gaps in their teeth – Michael Strahan is famous for the gap between his front teeth. However, not everyone embraces gap teeth like Mr. Strahan. If you have spaces between your teeth, it can be a distraction and may impact your oral health. There are a…

How Smile Makeovers Can Boost Your Overall Confidence

 

Confident young businessman with perfect smile. during the business meeting

Are you embarrassed by the way your teeth look when you smile? Imperfections such as chips, stains and misshapen teeth can negatively affect your personal and professional life. By improving your smile, you can boost your overall confidence. Cosmetic dentistry procedures in a smile makeover can correct a variety of imperfections to improve your appearance…

How Do I Get Rid of Different Types of Teeth Stains?

 

Smiling young woman hiding her mouth behind an open book because of teeth stains.

Yellow, brown, black and gray – there are all types of teeth stains that can impact the appearance of your smile. Not only are they different colors, but the stain can be on the surface or deeper within the tooth. If you want a bright, white smile that looks healthy and attractive, you want to…

Bad Wisdom Tooth? Sore Throat on One Side May be a Symptom

 

Woman suffering from pain caused by wisdom tooth.

The last large molars to arrive are the wisdom teeth. Most people do not receive their last four back molars until after the age of 17 and once they arrive, they can cause problems. Some wisdom teeth are proactively removed, but many people still have their back molars. Due to the far back position, wisdom…

How Long Does a Crown Take to Perform?

 

A satisfied man after dental crown procedure talking to a dentist.

Dental crowns are the gold standard in tooth restorations. Cracked, broken or damaged teeth can be repaired with crowns. Plus, dental restorations for missing teeth like dental implants and bridges may use crowns in their procedures. Crowns can even be used in cosmetic dentistry to create a beautiful smile. If you need a tooth restoration,…

Is Chewing Gum Bad for You or Your Smile?

 

Two happy young women chewing gum.

A stick of gum can freshen your breath or keep your mouth busy. From sweet bubblegum for kids to gum with whiteners for adults, gum is loved by people of all ages. But is chewing gum bad for you or your smile? When it comes to caring for your teeth, you should know how what…

How to Get Rid of White Spots on Teeth

 

Woman looking at her teeth in the mirror while teeth cleaning.

Dark stains from beverages or tobacco are not the only discolorations that occur on teeth. Some people also have white spots on their teeth. The uneven coloration can impact the teeth appearance, but it can also be a sign of oral or overall health issues. If you want to know how to get rid of…

Importance of Orthodontics for Teenagers

 

teenager on orthodontics consultation

Many adolescents and teenagers are seen wearing braces or aligners. Orthodontic treatment is often recommended for teens and pre-teens to straighten the teeth and align bites. While it is common for teens to receive orthodontic treatment, not everyone knows why it is important for young people to undergo these procedures. Here is what you need…