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What Does Wisdom Tooth Extraction Feel Like?

October 17, 2022

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smiling teen who knows what wisdom tooth extraction feels like

At your teen’s checkup appointment, the dentist reveals that wisdom teeth are growing in and will disturb other teeth if they are not removed. Your child starts to worry—what does tooth extraction feel like? What can be expected from this experience? To help you prepare them for the procedure and calm their concerns, here is a breakdown of the treatment process and an idea of what lies ahead for them.


4 Problems Cosmetic Bonding Can Fix

September 16, 2022

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happy person who has had their problems fixed with cosmetic bonding

Do you have an imperfect smile? Do you have teeth that require some TLC? You may worry that the flaws in your teeth may necessitate a complete smile makeover or undergoing invasive procedures like veneers. But that may not be the case!

Depending on what you’re trying to fix, cosmetic bonding is a great option you should consider. What problems can this solution address? Keep reading to find out!


Surviving the First Week of Braces: 3 Ways to Make It Easier

August 12, 2022

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teenage boy during the first week of braces treatment

After the dentist finishes putting the brackets and wires into position, you close your mouth to get a sense of what braces feel like. How strange! Your lips have to adjust to going around the braces, and it’ll take some getting used to. Later, when you get home, you start to feel a dull ache all over your mouth.

The good news is that this is not what it will be like the whole time! That first week of braces treatment will be the most difficult part simply because it is all so new. Keep reading to learn three ways you can survive this sometimes rocky beginning.


Bite Problems? Invisalign Can Fix Them!

July 14, 2022

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patient holding Invisalign to fix bite problems

You hate your overbite. It’s bothered you for years, and you really would prefer not wearing braces at your age. You wonder if Invisalign can handle a case like yours. Can Invisalign fix bite problems? The quick answer is yes! Invisalign can be used to address an overbite as well as other bite issues. Why does bite alignment even matter? How does it work? Keep reading to find out!


Nervous about the Transition to Implant Dentures? Don’t Be!

April 14, 2022

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woman who is nervous about the transition to implant dentures

On paper, you know that implant dentures are the right choice for you. You couldn’t overlook all the many benefits, and you are looking forward to enjoying certain foods again. But if you’ve worn normal dentures for a long time, you may be worried about the transition to implant dentures.

Compared to how long it took to become accustomed to your normal dentures, you’ll get used to implant dentures in no time! Here is some valuable information about the transition to consider as you move forward with this treatment.


Can Invisalign Fix My Misaligned Bite?

March 15, 2022

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diagram of a misaligned bite needing Invisalign

Your teeth—they are unique to you, but in some ways that may not be a good thing. If your teeth are misaligned, they can not only attract the wrong kind of attention but also interfere with your ability to bite and chew your food for digestion.

You want to have a picture perfect smile, but can Invisalign fix your bite issues too? You may still be a candidate for this revolutionary treatment! Keep reading to learn how Invisalign could help your bite and smile.


Bruxism and Dental Implants: Can You Get Implants If You Grind Your Teeth?

August 17, 2021

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woman clenching her teeth while sleeping

In your research for tooth replacements, you have found that no other option compares to dental implants. You look forward to having your biting force back and feeling confident smiling in photos again. However, at your dental implant consultation, your dentist tells you that your remaining teeth seem to have damage from bruxism. Does this mean you can’t get dental implants at all? Keep reading to learn more about bruxism, how it can impact your dental implants, and how you may still qualify for implants even with bruxism.


3 Money-Saving Tips to Maximize Dental Insurance Benefits

October 16, 2020

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jar of money to maximize dental insurance benefits

This year, more than ever, you’re making sure that every penny is well spent and well used. But have you taken full advantage of your dental insurance money? Even if you’ve worked from home, you still have paid monthly premiums throughout the year, and time is running out for you to use your benefits before they reset in January. Here are three ways that you can get the most value out of what you’ve already paid for!


What a Dental Visit Will Look Like after COVID-19

May 16, 2020

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patient with open mouth with a dentist in Williamsville

Six months ago, you came in for your routine checkup and cleaning, and nothing seemed out of the ordinary. Within the global pandemic, many everyday tasks have drastically changed since then, but your teeth still require upkeep for you to have a healthy smile. At first, it may seem impossible to maintain social distancing when dentistry involves close proximity. Can you have the dental work you need without exposing yourself to potential infection? What can your dentist in Williamsville do to make these visits less risky? What will dental visits look like now because of COVID-19? Read on to find out!


How to Take Care of Your Aligners When You Aren’t Going to the Dentist

April 18, 2020

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clean aligner

You’re doing your part to stop the spread of COVID-19. That means staying home as much as possible and limiting your interactions with others when you do go out. As a result of social distancing, you haven’t seen your dentist for weeks now, which presents a problem because you’re in the middle of Invisalign treatment! Your timeline will have to be postponed a little bit, but that leaves you with the same set of aligners for several weeks longer than the usual two weeks. Do you know how to take care of your aligners when you aren’t going to the dentist?

Failing to maintain your aligners can allow bacteria to thrive, cause discoloration in the aligners, and possibly derail your treatment with cavities or other oral issues. But exactly how do you keep your aligners in good shape for several extra weeks until your dentist’s office reopens? Read on to find out!

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