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What You Should Know Before Committing to Porcelain Veneers

March 14, 2021

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woman considering the facts about veneers

For decades, porcelain veneers have been a reliable way to fix smile flaws and create a set of gorgeous teeth. However, you’re not sure if the procedure is right for you. To be able to make a sound decision, you need the key facts about veneers. Here’s what you should know before choosing how to upgrade your smile!


4 Freedoms You Can Enjoy with Invisalign

February 16, 2021

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smiling woman holding an Invisalign aligner

Ask anyone wearing metal braces how they feel about their orthodontic treatment, and you’ll likely get a similar answer – they feel like their braces are holding them back in many areas of life. If you’re interested in straightening your smile without being restricted, consider Invisalign clear aligners. These removable, see-through trays align your teeth while still letting you live life to the fullest. Read on to learn four freedoms of Invisalign that you can’t enjoy with traditional braces.


What to Do If You’ve Lost an Invisalign Aligner

November 19, 2020

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Closeup of woman looking worried

Should you use your previous aligners in the meantime? Will your treatment be significantly delayed if you can’t find them? Is it expensive to have them replaced? These are just a few of the questions that flood your mind when you reach for your Invisalign trays only to find out that they’ve seemingly vanished. Instead of panicking, read on to learn what to do when your aligners go missing.


Ready to Save? Visit Your Dentist

October 9, 2020

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a dental hygienist and patient smiling during a regular appointment

It’s that time of year when the holidays are quickly approaching, but you’ve yet to schedule your second dental checkup and cleaning for the year. As you look at your bank account and contemplate how best to spend your money, you may want to consider how using your dental insurance and visiting your dentist can actually put more dollars in your pocket, allowing you to buy gifts for the ones you love. How is this possible? A local dentist explains what you need to do to get your smile ready for the holidays and avoid extra costs at the end of the year.


Can You Still Get Cavities With Porcelain Veneers?

September 17, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — vanikfamily @ 5:16 pm
Woman with veneers at dental checkup

Did you know a beautiful smile can take 10 years off your appearance, boost your professional success, and improve your confidence? So, it’s not surprising that thousands of patients opt for porcelain veneers each year. After all, they can help brighten, straighten, and perfect your smile all in one treatment! However, to enjoy the benefits of a jaw-dropping smile in the short and long-term, it is important to prioritize maintaining your veneers. Read on for five tips to help!


Do Dental Implants Feel Natural?

August 13, 2020

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Dentist talking to patient about dental implants

Did you know that a staggering 120 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one tooth? Plus, over 36 million Americans are missing all their teeth! Fortunately, dental implants can be used to restore the smile, bite, and speech of patients who are missing one, a few, or an entire arch of teeth. In fact, roughly 500,000 were placed between 2019 and 2020 alone! But many potential patients have one important question: do they feel natural? Read on for the answer, as well as four additional benefits.


Scared About Having a Root Canal? Don’t Be!

July 9, 2020

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Dentist talking to patient about root canal

As you drive to your routine visit, you recount all the times you were “too tired” or “too busy” to properly brush and floss your teeth. Now that you are in the treatment chair, you desperately pray that your dentist does not find a mouthful of cavities during their examination. After a few minutes of poking around your mouth, they sit back and speak the five words you fear the most, “You need a root canal.”

Does this situation sound familiar? Or worse, did it happen to you and now you are avoiding the dentist at all costs? Unfortunately, roughly 15% of Americans don’t get the dental treatment they need out of anxiety around the procedure. Culprit number one is the highly feared root canal. However, here are four reasons patients today shouldn’t be scared!


What Should You Do If Your Temporary Dental Crown Falls Off?

June 17, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — vanikfamily @ 1:46 am
Woman covers her mouth after losing temporary dental crown

A dental crown in Annapolis is a durable and beautiful restoration that typically takes two appointments to place. Between appointments, a temporary crown is placed to protect your vulnerable tooth from damage and decay. While it’s designed to stay in place for a few weeks, it can fall off. If this happens, don’t panic! Read on to find out how to handle this minor dental emergency.


Is it Safe to Go to the Dentist?

May 21, 2020

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dental treatment room that has just been cleaned

Are you wondering whether or not it’s safe for you to schedule your semi-annual checkup and cleaning with your dentist? After over a month of being closed, your dentist is finally opening up their doors to make sure that their patients are able to maintain healthy teeth and gums. If you’re wondering what they’re doing differently in response to the threat of COVID-19, you can read on to learn about the extra safety measures being taken to prioritize your health.


4 Mistakes to Avoid When Whitening Your Teeth

January 14, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — vanikfamily @ 2:27 pm

Who doesn’t want to have a sparkling smile they can be proud of? Teeth whitening can be the perfect way to enhance the appearance of your teeth that have become discolored or stained over the years. However, you need to be careful; if something goes wrong during the process, you could permanently damage your grin. Below are 4 common teeth whitening mistakes that should be avoided at all costs.  

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