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Is It Dangerous to Whiten My Teeth Too Frequently?

February 15, 2021

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Shade guide showing results of teeth whitening procedure

As a nation, we are in love with the idea of bright white smiles that look like they could belong on the red carpet or the silver screen. In fact, roughly 37 million Americans used teeth whiteners in 2020. Were you among them? There’s nothing wrong with your desire to keep your teeth looking their best, but a word of caution is in order. Whitening your teeth too often, or using the wrong whitening products, may be dangerous for your oral health.


5 Ways to Ease Invisalign Discomfort

December 14, 2020

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Saltwater, a way to ease Invisalign discomfort in Arlington

Invisalign is designed for comfort. However, the comfort is relative; anytime you forcibly move your teeth, you are going to experience a degree of pain. Soreness may be particularly noticeable when you first start wearing Invisalign or when you switch to a new aligner. How can you deal with Invisalign discomfort in Arlington? Here are some useful tips.


Avoid These Foods After Dental Implant Surgery

August 25, 2020

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potato chips, a food to avoid after dental implant surgery

Dental implants can restore your ability to eat practically any food, from crunchy fruits and veggies to juicy steaks and everything in between.  Before that delightful time comes, however, you will need to complete a complex treatment process. One of the major parts of that process is dental implant surgery in Arlington, wherein prosthetic tooth roots will be placed into your jawbone. After your surgery, it is important that you temporarily avoid some types of foods and beverages, including the ones listed below. Doing so will help you to enjoy a smooth recovery.


How Your Dentist Protects You During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 4, 2020

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masked and gloved dental professional holding up no-touch thermometer

Before the outbreak of COVID-19, your dental team had a fairly simple procedure for preparing for your appointments. They would thoroughly wash their hands, put on fresh personal protective equipment (PPE), and ensure that they had sterile instruments ready to use. Now, though, things have changed. Enhanced dental safety protocols are necessary to protect both patients and dental team members. What exactly is your dentist doing to keep you safe and healthy? Let’s discuss a few of the precautions they are taking.


What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?

March 14, 2020

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woman with toothache in need of emergency dental care

The American Dental Association (ADA) is deeply concerned about the health of both patients and dentists. That is why they have recommended that dentists temporarily suspend normal operations while the nation works to stop the spread of COVID-19. However, most dentists are still providing emergency and urgent care at this time. How can you tell whether you should visit the dentist or if you should wait until social distancing protocols end? What constitutes a dental emergency? This blog post contains some practical guidance.


Thinking About SmileDirectClub? Here’s Why You Should Think Again

March 2, 2020

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close-up of person inserting clear aligner into mouth

Millions of people would like to experience the benefits of well-aligned teeth. They would like to do so as inexpensively and conveniently as possible, which is why SmileDirectClub is so popular. Are you thinking about using this teledentistry service? You should think again. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the issues with SmileDirectClub and why you should opt for Invisalign in Arlington instead.