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The Top 5 Habits to Avoid if You Have Dental Implants

April 19, 2021

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Woman smiling with dental implants while sitting indoors

Over 500,000 people choose dental implants each year because of their amazing health and lifestyle benefits. With the potential to last for decades to come, it’s up to you to maintain your implants once they’re in place. While they’re designed to be incredibly durable, there are still ways you can damage your smile. Read on to learn the top 5 worst habits you can develop if you have dental implants so you can protect your newly repaired teeth.

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Can Invisalign Fix My Bite Problems?

February 7, 2021

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Man holding Invisalign in Long Beach for bite problems

Invisalign clear aligners are well-known for how easy and convenient they make getting a straighter smile. However, is this modern orthodontic treatment a good choice if you have a misaligned bite? Bite problems like overbite, underbite, crossbite, and more can lead to serious issues like TMJ disorder and cracked teeth. Thankfully, your Long Beach orthodontist can easily help realign your jaws and help you achieve a comfortable bite with Invisalign! Here are four common bite problems that Invisalign can fix.

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Can You Still Get Cavities During Invisalign Treatment?

January 2, 2021

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A dentist helping a patient avoid cavities during Invisalign.

Invisalign uses a series of highly customized, close-fitting clear aligners to shift teeth into straighter and healthier positions. While this treatment is extremely effective at addressing a wide spectrum of orthodontic concerns, you’ll need to perform consistent at-home oral care to ensure your smile remains healthy throughout treatment. According to an orthodontist, you can still develop cavities during Invisalign. Keep reading to learn why and what you can do to lower your risk.

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Where Comfort and Precision Meet: The Benefits of a Soft Tissue Laser

December 13, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — happyteeth @ 9:27 pm
a digital image of a soft tissue dental laser being used in preparation to repair a patient’s smile

The field of dentistry has come a long way, especially as it pertains to the technology used by dentists throughout the United States. With researchers looking for ways to improve the patient’s experience, ensure greater accuracy and precision, and reduce recovery times, it is no surprise that the creation of a soft tissue dental laser is a welcome addition to most dental offices. But what makes this unique device so special? Read on to learn about the various benefits you can expect when undergoing laser dentistry.

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6 Factors to Look for When Choosing an Emergency Dentist

November 7, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — happyteeth @ 11:09 pm
Pained woman visiting her Long Beach emergency dentist

Hopefully, you’ll never experience a dental emergency, but not every broken, knocked-out, or painful tooth can be avoided. Knowing where to go before a scary situation strikes can go a long way in removing unnecessary stress from an already alarming situation. To ensure you’re getting the best urgent care when you and your family needs it most, it’s important to choose your emergency dentist ahead of time. Here are six factors you should look out for when choosing which Long Beach emergency dentist is right for you.

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