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July 11, 2023

Why Summer Is The Perfect Time to Start SureSmile

Filed under: Uncategorized — southeast @ 6:41 am
young woman putting on her suresmile aligner

Straightening out your smile can feel like a pretty huge undertaking. Orthodontic treatment takes a long time, and even if it’s obvious what having a straighter smile could do for you, it can be hard to find the courage to get started.

Thankfully, SureSmile clear aligner treatment makes it easier than ever to get the straight smile you need. Even better, this summer is the perfect time to begin. Here are a few reasons why summer is the perfect season to begin SureSmile treatment.


May 3, 2023

Is It Possible For a Dental Implant to Develop Tooth Decay?

Filed under: Uncategorized — southeast @ 5:43 am
3-D model of a dental implant

If you’ve recently gotten dental implants to replace a severely decayed tooth, you probably want to do everything that you can to avoid that from happening again. That means taking good care of your teeth, brushing often, and refraining from eating too many sweets.

You may also wonder if you have to worry about your new tooth decaying as well. Dental implants certainly feel very realistic, so you may naturally wonder whether they can suffer from the same health problems as your ordinary teeth. If you’re curious, here’s what you should know.


August 24, 2022

Answers to 5 Common SureSmile Questions

Filed under: Uncategorized — southeast @ 3:11 pm
Woman holding two SureSmile aligners in heart shape

Are you thinking about straightening your teeth with clear aligners? They offer a discreet and convenient way to achieve a healthier, more attractive smile. Still, as a careful consumer, you may want to gather more information before you schedule a consultation with a dentist who offers them. To help you out, this blog post provides answers to five common SureSmile questions.


June 28, 2022

The Evolution of Dental Implants and What It Means for You

Filed under: Uncategorized — southeast @ 10:06 pm
Dentist showing patient dental implant in office

Advances in dentistry have been significant over the last several decades, and perhaps none have been more impressive than improvements in implant dentistry. The first-ever dental implants were hardly as successful as they are today. This tooth replacement is now made of titanium that fuses together with the jawbone, making it the premiere option for just about anyone who has experienced tooth loss. Keep reading to learn about the impressive evolution of dental implants, and what it means for you! 


April 15, 2022

Preparing for Dental Implant Surgery: 4 Simple Tips

Filed under: Uncategorized — southeast @ 6:10 pm
Dental patient smiling just before dental implant surgery

Dental implants have quickly become a popular option for tooth replacement, allowing you to fill the gaps in your smile with prosthetics that form a strong, stable bond with the jawbone. Unlike other restorations, however, implants need to be placed via a simple surgical procedure. The treatment is relatively simple compared to other kinds of oral surgery, but you’ll still want to be as prepared as possible to make sure that it’s a success. Below are 4 tips that you’ll want to keep in mind when getting ready for dental implant surgery.


March 16, 2022

Should You Rinse After Brushing Your Teeth?

Filed under: Uncategorized — southeast @ 9:27 pm
young woman rinsing after brushing teeth

Growing up, you were probably taught to rinse your mouth with water after brushing your teeth to wash away all the foamy toothpaste. However, some people choose not to rinse at all because they believe it’s better for their oral health. So, what’s the right thing to do? Read along to find out what you should be doing after brushing your teeth!


February 10, 2022

How to Prevent Cavities When You Have a Sweet Tooth

Filed under: Uncategorized — southeast @ 2:12 pm
Small cups filled with colorful candies

From a mug of hot cocoa in January to an ice cream cone on a hot summer day, sweet treats can be enjoyed all year round. All that sugar, however, can cause serious damage to your smile if you’re not careful. Fortunately, eating chocolate, ice cream, candy, and other sugary foods doesn’t automatically mean you will get cavities. Here are some tips from a dentist in Lakeville for avoiding tooth decay when you have a sweet tooth.


December 31, 2021

What Do Dental Implants Feel Like?

Filed under: Uncategorized — southeast @ 3:50 pm
Smiling senior woman enjoying the natural feel of dental implants

If you have one or more missing teeth, you probably have lots of questions about dental implants. What will they feel like in your mouth? What effect will they have on your ability to eat and speak? What kind of sensations might you experience throughout the treatment process? Those are all excellent questions — and this brief blog post provides the answers.


October 2, 2021

Want to Avoid a Root Canal? Keep Up with Preventive Care

Filed under: Uncategorized — southeast @ 12:11 pm
Happy patient using dental insurance coverage for preventive care

Do you enjoy speaking in public? Do you like the idea of being locked in a room with 10 spiders? To most people, such scenarios are uncomfortable or even fear-inspiring. Yet, a recent survey found that more than 50% of people would rather do those things than undergo root canal therapy. Root canal therapy does not deserve its bad reputation, but it is a complex treatment that is usually preventable. One key to avoiding the need for it is utilizing your dental insurance coverage for basic services. Let’s talk about how and why you can do that.


August 13, 2021

I Just Had a Tooth Extracted — When Can I Get a Dental Implant?

Filed under: Uncategorized — southeast @ 1:14 pm
Happy patient pointing at her dental implants after tooth extraction

Having a gap in your smile can be both inconvenient and uncomfortable. If you recently had a tooth extracted — or you will soon undergo an extraction — you may rightly be eager to replace the lost tooth. How soon can you get dental implants after a tooth extraction? The answer depends on your unique circumstances. This blog post discusses some possible timelines.

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