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Will Invisalign Treatment Affect How I Speak?

January 24, 2023

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person smiling while holding Invisalign aligner

There’s no mistaking popularity this line has become over the years. This treatment is a common alternative to traditional braces and allows patients to discreetly fix gaps, alignment problems, and bite issues. Invisalign treatment features a series of custom-made plastic aligners that fit snugly over the teeth. Since having these trays in your mouth will take some getting used to, you may be wondering if they will affect the way you speak. Continue to learn about some of the ways that you can expect Invisalign to affect your speech as well as what you can do to reduce this effect.

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4 Tips to Stay on Track with Invisalign During the Holidays

December 5, 2022

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a woman forming a heart with her aligners

The holidays are full of wonderful times. From visiting family and friends to enjoying all the festive parties, it can be nonstop fun. Unfortunately, it can be easy to allow all the hustle and bustle of the season to interfere with your Invisalign treatment. You want to be sure to stay on track so you can achieve your straighter smile on time! Here are four tips on how to stick with your treatment all throughout the celebrations.

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How To: Care For Your Teeth This Thanksgiving

November 18, 2022

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Woman bringing out Thanksgiving turkey

From time with loved ones to the festive food, there are so many things to love about Thanksgiving. Since this holiday is all about being thankful, there’s no time like the present to give your teeth a little extra TLC. After all, the holiday season wouldn’t be the same without them since they help you communicate with your loved ones and enjoy each delicious bite! For a few tips on how to care for your teeth this Thanksgiving, keep reading.

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Tips on Dangerous TikTok Dental Trends to Avoid

October 4, 2022

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lemon juice

Social media channels like TikTok can be an entertaining way to stay current with the latest trends in many walks of life. When you are looking for the newest recipe to try or a fun dance to learn, TikTok always has some options to discover. For ideas on topics like dental advice, however, implementing what you’ve learned on TikTok can mean big trouble for your teeth. Here are some popular dental TikTok trends that you need to avoid in order to protect your oral health according to a dentist in Jacksonville.

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5 Ways to Maximize Dental Insurance Benefits

September 13, 2022

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dental insurance form on table

The year is slowly coming to an end, and do you know what that means? Your dental insurance benefits will expire soon. Since it’s a monthly investment, it only makes sense that you’ll want to make the most out of your coverage while you still can. If you don’t know how to do that, we’ve got you covered. In this blog post, you’ll learn a few simple ways to maximize dental insurance benefits.

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Back-to-School Tips for Your Teen with Invisalign

August 24, 2022

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two friends in high school

When the calendar flips to August, it means the first day of school is approaching quickly! Most parents might be jumping with joy because their children are returning to the classroom, but if you have a teen with Invisalign, you’re probably more worried than excited. Since they’ll no longer be under your supervision, you might be wondering how you can make sure they keep track of their treatment throughout the day. Fortunately, there are several ways you can help them do so. Here are a few back-to-school tips from a dentist to help your teen stick with the program.

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Back-to-School Tips to Prevent Dental Emergencies

August 4, 2022

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The first day of school is right around the corner! With summer coming to an end, parents are starting to prepare their kids for their return to the classroom. From buying school supplies to figuring out your child’s schedule, there are many things to be done this time of the year. It’s easy to get lost amid the back-to-school preparations, but there’s one you shouldn’t put on the back burner – your child’s oral health. Read on to learn a few helpful tips to prevent dental emergencies from a dentist in Jacksonville.

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Can BOTOX Improve the Appearance of Facial Scars?

July 6, 2022

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dentist administering BOTOX

Do you have any noticeable facial scars? You’re not alone. Although it’s fairly common, it can still make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. Instead of undergoing invasive surgical procedures, you should consider trying BOTOX injections! Not only are they painless, but they deliver fast results. One study published in 2018 has even proven that it can improve the appearance of facial scars. Read on to learn more about how BOTOX can address facial scarring and boost your confidence.

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5 Helpful Tips for Adjusting to Eating with Dentures

June 2, 2022

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Man with dentures enjoying food.

According to the American College of Prosthodontics, approximately 40 million adults are missing all of their teeth; this is quite a large figure! But fortunately, solutions like dentures are effective when it comes to replacing those missing pearly whites and giving patients a chance to smile brightly and fully enjoy food once more. That said, many patients still encounter a bit of a learning curve when it comes to getting used to eating with them. Here are five tips from your dentist in Jacksonville to help you adjust to eating with your dentures.

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How Long Does It Take to Get a CEREC Dental Crown?

May 17, 2022

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dentist in Jacksonville designing a CEREC crown for a patient

Whether you need to protect a cracked tooth, build up a worn-down tooth, or simply conceal a severely discolored tooth, dental crowns can be quite an effective option. By covering the entire visible part of a tooth, a crown can essentially make it look and feel good as new. One drawback, though, is that getting a crown takes two appointments with several weeks in between. Nowadays, however, CEREC technology has made it possible for your dentist in Jacksonville to design, create, and place a crown in a single visit! Read on to learn how long you can expect getting a CEREC crown to take.

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