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Pass Your Next Dental Exam with These 5 Helpful Back-To-School Tips

August 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgreen @ 7:23 pm
Teenage student sitting in the classroom and smiling.

Back-to-school season is finally here, and as you’re gearing up for a brand-new semester, something to keep in mind is your oral health. Are your pearly whites ready for another new semester, or is your smile currently in a sad state of affairs? With so much going on, it can be easy to let your oral health slide; but your situation isn’t hopeless! Here are some back-to-school tips from your dentist to help your teeth pass their next dental exam with flying colors.

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Am I Too Old to Get Braces?

July 11, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgreen @ 8:05 pm
grinning woman with Six Month Smiles braces

When you hear the word “braces,” the first image that comes to mind is probably a teenager with awkward metal brackets and wires in their mouth. In fact, braces are so often associated with adolescence that you might be curious as to whether it’s even possible for an adult your age to get straight teeth. You may be wondering, “Am I too old for braces?” The truth is that there’s no such thing as being too old to straighten your teeth – and your dentist can help you accomplish that goal in as little as six months. Read on to learn how!

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Why You Need to Visit a Mercury-Safe Dentist

June 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgreen @ 7:29 pm
senior man smiling while visiting his mercury-safe dentist

If you’re above a certain age, you may have had a cavity treated with a filling made from a mixture of several different metals. After all, amalgam fillings were the standard in dentistry for over a century. However, research has since shown that one of the metals these fillings contain is mercury. Even in small amounts, mercury can be toxic. That’s why it’s important to visit a mercury-safe dentist and have your amalgam fillings removed. Read on to learn why mercury-free dentistry is an absolute must!

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What Do I Need to Know About Invisalign Treatment?

March 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgreen @ 8:32 pm
woman with invisalign

Straightening your smile no longer has to mean a mouthful of metal brackets and wires for up to two years. Instead, you can opt for Invisalign. This treatment uses a series of clear aligners to slowly shift your teeth into their appropriate locations. However, you may still have some unanswered questions about the treatment. Here are the answers from your dentist to some of the most common questions from patients about Invisalign in Blaine.

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How to Floss with Invisalign

January 12, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgreen @ 2:07 am
person flossing their teeth

If you have alignment issues, bit problems, or gaps between your teeth, Invisalign can help correct these things to give you a more beautiful smile. These clear aligners blend in seamlessly with your smile and are an excellent way to correct problems without drawing too much attention. As useful as Invisalign is, you can’t just pop on your aligners and let your oral hygiene suffer. If you need help flossing with Invisalign, read on to learn why it’s so important and the proper technique.

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Can Invisalign Fix Teeth That Have Shifted After Braces?

December 28, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgreen @ 10:01 pm
woman in holiday sweater holding invisalign aligner

You thought getting braces would be the end of the gaps, crowding, and other imperfections that affected the alignment of your teeth. But, if you’re like most people, you may notice that your teeth settled back into their former position over time once you stopped wearing your retainer. Wondering if you can get Invisalign after braces to regain your perfect smile? The answer is yes – keep reading to learn how it works, and whether or not this is a good option for you. 

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Important Points to Consider Before Getting Invisalign

September 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgreen @ 10:42 pm
smiling woman holding Invisalign

Before you buy a car, you probably want to test drive it. Instead of just assuming you’ll like something, before you purchase it, you might need a closer look.

While you can’t exactly test drive Invisalign aligners to straighten your teeth since they are custom-made for your mouth, you can hear points brought up by people who have gone through treatment.

Keep reading to find out what to know before getting Invisalign in Blaine.

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Set Your Child Up for Academic Success with Good Oral Health

July 8, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgreen @ 8:33 pm
young girl participating

Everyone knows about the importance of proper dental care. But did you know it can benefit more than your smile? Studies show that children with poor oral health are significantly associated with reduced school performance. So, by encouraging your child to take good care of their teeth, you can set them up for academic success! Learn more about this relationship and a few tips for helping your little one maintain good oral health.

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5 Tips to Keep Your Smile Healthy This Summer

May 21, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgreen @ 3:15 pm
woman on the beach with a bright smile thanks to summer oral health tips in Blaine

If you’re like most people, you’ve been waiting all year for summer to finally arrive. Whether you’re traveling to a tropical destination, sunbathing by the neighborhood pool, or simply spending time with your friends and family, you probably have all sorts of fun activities planned for this summer. As great as this time of year is, though, you shouldn’t let the health of your smile fall by the wayside. To ensure your smile stays healthy and bright all summer long, follow these five summer oral health tips in Blaine.

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How to Keep Your Invisalign Treatment on Track While Traveling

March 1, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgreen @ 9:32 am
A couple sitting on a rock overlooking a lake and mountains

For many, preparing for a trip can be stressful. Remembering to pack the right amount of clothing, packing the right toiletries and making sure to grab your hair products can be tough. But when you have the additional responsibility of an orthodontic treatment, it is definitely smart to keep your dental care items at the top of your list. Here are 4 easy ways to help keep your progress on track while traveling with Invisalign.

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