Invisalign versus Braces

Invisalign versus Braces: Which is Better for You?

Sometimes patients ask us questions about the differences between Invisalign versus Braces. Everyone wants a confident smile, and now people, including adults, are increasingly interested in some of the alternatives to traditional metal braces.

In many cases, it is possible to achieve the smile you dream of with Invisalign. Of course, this depends on your needs and the health of your teeth and gums. Your first step to learning whether you are a good candidate for braces or Invisalign is to schedule a thorough examination and consultation.

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healthy snacks for kids teeth

Top Healthy Snacks for Kids Teeth

Parents sometimes ask us – what are the best healthy snacks for kids teeth? They usually are well aware that candies and sodas are associated with cavities, but they are not always sure what to offer their kids as alternatives.

The good news is that there are plenty of delicious snack and lunch options that are healthy for your children’s teeth as well as their growing bodies.

This post is intended for general health education to empower you to make healthy choices for your family. It isn’t intended as a substitute for dental or medical care.

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why are my gums swollen and bleeding

Why are my Gums Swollen and Bleeding?

One of the most common questions patients ask is – Why are my gums swollen and bleeding?

Irritated, inflamed or swollen gums are a sign that you need to make changes. Since bleeding gums are so common many people take them casually but they are a sign that your mouth needs some tender loving care both at home and at your dentist’s office.

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my crown fell off what should I do

My Crown Fell Off What Should I do?

Every once in a while a panicked patient calls our office and asks – My crown fell off what should I do? Losing a crown is one of the most common dental emergencies. The good news is that your dentist can fix the issue. This guide offers real-world strategies on what to do if you lose a crown as well as a few preventative techniques to minimize the risk.

We are sharing this information simply so you have awareness of what to do if you or a family member lose a crown. This article is not a replacement for professional dental and medical advice.

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sleep disorder diagnosis

Did You Know Your Dentist Could be the Best Person to Provide a Sleep Disorder Diagnosis?

When it comes to sleep disorder diagnosis, your dentist may be your first line to diagnosis and treatment. This may seem surprising at first, but some of the symptoms are reflected in oral health. 

Because of this, your dental team may recognize signs before you get around to mentioning issues to your primary care doctor.  Furthermore, some dentists collaborate with sleep specialists to assist them in sleep disorder diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment. 

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