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An Easy Guide to Dental Implant Terms

April 27, 2023

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Molar and dental implant500,000 people every year are choosing dental implants to replace their missing teeth. As the only method to recreate both the root and the crown, a dental implant closely looks and feels natural. Not to mention, with over a 95% success rate and a lifespan of 30 years or more, they are the smart choice to treat tooth loss. If you’re ready to invest in the next best thing to your real teeth, a consultation with your dentist is your first step. They may use a few unfamiliar phrases. Don’t worry, here are the most common dental implant terms you should know before your consultation.


A Closer Look at the CEREC Crown Process

February 3, 2023

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a CEREC crown being manufactured

If one of your teeth is damaged or compromised, your dentist might recommend a dental crown to address the situation. Crowns are one of the most commonly utilized solutions in modern dentistry, and thanks to advancements and innovations in dental technology, they can now be created and placed within a single visit using the CEREC method. Keep reading to learn more about what goes into receiving a CEREC crown, along with the many benefits that this solution has to offer.


Are the Holidays the Worst Time for Your Oral Health?

December 2, 2022

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assorted Christmas treats

Many people see the holidays as the best time of the year. It often means getting time off of work, hanging out with loved ones you haven’t seen in a while, gifts, and eating all kinds of seasonal treats. As fun as the holidays may be, this time of year can do a lot of damage to your smile if you aren’t careful. Continue reading to learn about three ways that the holidays can harm your oral health as well as what you can do to prevent this.


The Best & Worst Halloween Candies for Your Child’s Smile

October 10, 2022

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child smiling with cavities after Halloween in Blaine

Spooky season is just around the corner! Now that it’s almost Halloween night, your child may be excited to collect all the candy they can get from trick-or-treating. While munching on one or several candies during this time is all part of the fun, you’ll want to make sure to keep your little one’s smile safe and healthy once the festivities are over. Read on to learn about the best and worst sweet treats for your child’s teeth and how to prevent cavities after Halloween.


Holistic Dentistry: Everything You Should Know

September 13, 2022

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holistic dentist standing and smiling

In recent years, holistic dentistry has become more and more popular. It’s an alternative to traditional dental care that uses more natural remedies. Many people are attracted to these techniques, which is why they’ve become more common. While some holistic dentists may combine these modern practices with conventional methods, their overall approach to oral care involves alternative treatments. In this blog post, you’ll learn more about holistic dentistry and how it can benefit your oral health.


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

August 4, 2022

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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.


Am I Too Old to Get Braces?

July 11, 2022

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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!


Why You Need to Visit a Mercury-Safe Dentist

June 2, 2022

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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!


What Do I Need to Know About Invisalign Treatment?

March 4, 2022

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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.


How to Floss with Invisalign

January 12, 2022

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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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