Aesthetic Dental Arts Blog

How Old Is Too Old for Invisalign?

June 13, 2024

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When people think of traditional braces, they usually picture awkward teenagers wearing them. This can make some patients especially hesitant to commit to this orthodontic treatment once they are past their early twenties, but there are other options available. Invisalign uses virtually invisible clear aligners to gradually shift teeth into more optimal positions, which can make teeth easier to clean, prevent grinding and injuries, and address TMJ issues. Here’s how Invisalign can be an excellent orthodontic treatment at any age.

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Coping with a Missing Dental Crown: What Are the Next Steps?

May 31, 2024

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Losing a dental crown can be a stressful and unexpected experience, especially if you’re out and about when it happens. These prosthetics are essential for protecting weakened teeth and maintaining a healthy and aesthetic smile. If your crown falls off, it’s important to act quickly to prevent further damage and ensure you can get it repaired. But what are you supposed to do? Read on to find a step-by-step action plan to help you recover your smile quickly.

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5 Must-Try At-Home Remedies for Gingivitis

April 5, 2024

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Healthy gums are typically pink and firm. However, if they become red, swollen, and sensitive, it might indicate gingivitis, an early stage of gum disease. Although it’s important to visit your dentist regularly to address gingivitis, you can also take steps at home to prevent it from getting worse. Incorporating simple home remedies into your daily routine can help manage the symptoms and improve your oral health until your next dental check-up. Read on to learn about 5 of them.

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The Truth about Sugar and Your Teeth

March 8, 2024

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Most people are told from a young age that certain foods are bad for their teeth, that filling their diet with soda and sweets are with eventually give you cavities. This is often said automatically, almost dismissively by parents trying desperately to get their kids to sort out their diet.

However, simply being told to never eat sugar isn’t very helpful in trying to build a well rounded diet. It also isn’t really the complete truth about sweets, which is substantially more complicated.

In the interest of helping people understand more about their oral health, here’s what you should know about how sugar can actually affect your oral health.

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Dental Bonding VS. Porcelain Veneers

February 7, 2024

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Are there elements of your smile you wish to improve? While each smile is distinct, imperfections like chips, gaps, or discoloration need not be permanent. Direct bonding and dental veneers offer solutions to enhance your smile. Unsure which treatment suits you best? Delve into the disparities between veneers and bonding to help guide your decision toward the ideal transformation for your smile.

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5 Oral Health Tips for When You Get Sick

January 16, 2024

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Coughing, sniffling, sneezing, and sore throats are all regular occurrences in the winter, especially if you have children who are in school! During the winter months, when cold and flu season are in full swing, maintaining good dental hygiene habits and curbing the threat of cavities can be difficult. Read on for five oral health tips to keep your smile on the right track if you’re sick with a cold, the flu, or Covid.

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What You Should Know If You Haven’t Seen a Dentist in a While

November 9, 2023

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Close up of dental instruments next to woman’s teethYour oral health and general wellness are connected. As researchers continue to discover the relationship between dental health and overall well-being, it’s apparent that healthy teeth and gums are more important than ever before. Although brushing and flossing can lessen your risk of cavities and gum disease, they aren’t enough. The American Dental Association recommends a cleaning and checkup every 6 months. However, 35% of adults don’t see a dentist regularly. If you haven’t been to a dentist in a while, it’s never too late to commit to a healthy smile. Here’s what you can expect during your next preventive appointment.

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I’d Like Dental Implants, but How Safe Are They?

September 13, 2023

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Dental implants are considered the golden standard of tooth restoration because they have proven themselves to be incredibly safe and undeniably effective for more than three decades. They can be placed with little or no downtime afterward and the risk of complications is extremely low. Better yet, they can serve patients well for decades under optimal circumstances. If you’re considering getting dental implants, here’s some information from your dentist about why you should feel perfectly safe during and after the procedure.

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