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How much control will I have with sedation dentistry?

I was told it’s time for a crown. But I get freaked out about going to the dentist and ended up avoiding it for the last year. I hate going in even for routine care. So the last time when I was in, they were recommending I consider sedation dentistry. But I have some apprehensions…


5 Tips to Help You Sleep!

1. Maintain a sleep schedule Many of us work odd hours or try to multitask by staying up late to finish projects. This negatively impacts your body’s natural rhythm, the result being a failed sleep pattern. The solution is to set a regular time to go to sleep and wake up and, crucially, to maintain the same schedule on…


Did I end up with generic “knock-off” Invisalign aligners?

How can I tell if I ended up with knock-off Invisalign aligners? They seem to be picking up stains almost immediately. I have a cousin that recommended Invisalign to me in the first place. Her Invisalign aligners are clear and truly invisible. Whereas in less than a week, mine are discolored. I am super cleanly…


The Great Toothpaste Controversy

There’s somewhat of a controversy stirring in the dental world. It has to do with toothpaste and it’s an issue that has divided dentists. Right now, there is still no consensus. What’s the issue at stake? The tiny beads found in many popular toothpastes, most notably Crest. Toothpaste Controversy: Polyethylene Beads Polyethylene plastic beads became…


Will Medicaid cover my dental implants?

I need to have some teeth pulled, and after reviewing all my options, dental implants are what I choose to go with. I realize they are an expensive option, but hope to use my insurance to make the implants more affordable. I have Medicaid, and am having a hard time finding an implant dentist that accepts Medicaid.…


Can I switch from braces to Invisalign?

I hate my metal braces! They are ugly and my lip keeps getting cut from them. I think they are causing endless painful canker sores too. Can I switch to Invisalign? Or am I stuck? – Gabe in Indiana Gabe, Sorry to hear you have been having an unpleasant experience with your braces. The best…


Awesome Dental Trivia

Trivia can at times feel, well, trivial. Other times it’s fun and enlightening. We hope the latter is true when you check out these awesome dental trivia facts about animals. Some are more enlightening than others, but they’re all fun. Animals Cats have 30 teeth. Dogs top them with 42. But the mosquito has them…


Does a holistic dentist offer safer tooth bleaching?

I really want whiter teeth and have considered visiting a cosmetic dentist many times. But I simply cannot get passed all the chemicals that are used to whiten teeth because I think they can be cancer causing. So when I heard that there is a new trend of holistic dentists popping up, I got excited.…


Cosmetic Dentistry and Celebrity Smiles

A good smile is an invaluable trait for humans. We interact through our faces, through speech and hearing as well as through facial, non-vocal expressions. A good smile is obviously attractive, but it’s also inviting and disarming. For these reasons, someone like a celebrity cannot afford to have a bad smile (unless he/she is a…


Can Invisalign cause TMJ?

I have been working through my Invisalign treatment for many months. I am on my 7th set of trays. Recently, I have started waking up with terrible headaches and my jaw is starting to hurt. Last week, I even feel like my face is hurting on the same side as the jaw pain. It also…


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