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The Surprising Reason to Use Mouth Guards

The Surprising Reason to Use Mouth Guards

by Natalie (SU)
Almost everyone knows that mouth guards can protect your dental health, and keep your smile intact. But what many do not know, is that mouth guards may help prevent more than just broken teeth; they may actually prevent or reduce the chance of brain injuries. This is because a properly made, custom fitted mouth guard not only stabilizes the teeth and jaw, they act like a mini-shock absorber, reducing the likelihood of a concussion.

Why Sedation Dentistry?

Why Sedation Dentistry?

by Natalie (SU)
Odontophobia (also called dental phobia) is the fear of dentistry and of receiving dental care. Not uncommon, it affects as many as 75% of American adults to some degree. If you suffer from dental phobia, you are not alone, and sedation dentistry may be right for you. Why sedation dentistry? Sedation dentistry allows you to relax in a gentle twilight state while the dentist provides professional and swift treatment. You are not completely unconscious, and can still respond to questions. You’re aware of what is happening, but so relaxed that you are unconcerned and completely at ease. Simply put, if you have avoided the dentist in the past because of dental phobia, you no longer need to suffer. By using nitrous oxide, sedation dentistry makes your trips to the dentist less stressful.

ClearCorrect vs Invisalign: What is the Difference?

ClearCorrect vs Invisalign: What is the Difference?

by Yenny (SU)
Before the late 1990’s, traditional metal braces were the norm. Fortunately, advances in dental science have rendered the clunky metal, train-track style braces nearly obsolete. Invisalign and other clear dental aligners such as ClearCorrect have revolutionized the process of creating flawless smiles. In order to clear up any confusion, we created this handy guide to explain the main similarities and differences between ClearCorrect and Invisalign.

The Things Your Dentist Wishes You Knew

The Things Your Dentist Wishes You Knew

by Yenny (SU)
The two-by-two rule In order to have healthy teeth, you DO NEED to brush two minutes, twice a day. The sticky bacteria that causes tooth decay, plaque, accumulates all over your teeth and even under the gums. Because plaque isn't very noticeable, you may think your teeth are clean even when they're covered in plaque.

Should I Get Dental Implants?

Should I Get Dental Implants?

by Shearly (SU)
Dental implants are a safe, effective way to not only improve your smile, but your overall health as well. Most people know that missing teeth can have adverse effects on a person’s smile and self-confidence. What they may not know, is that it can cause other problems too. Besides the embarrassment, missing teeth make it harder to eat certain foods. This can reduce your ability to eat a healthy balanced diet with fresh fruits and vegetables, because they may be difficult to chew. Poor nutrition can lead to many other health conditions, including osteoporosis and diabetes. If you have missing teeth, have you asked yourself, “Am I a candidate for dental implants?” The answer may be in the affirmative.