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How Long Does Invisalign Treatment Take?

August 22, 2020

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Woman holding Invisalign trayDid you know that 48% of people have untagged themselves from a picture on Facebook due to insecurities surrounding their teeth? Plus, a staggering 33% of Americans are unhappy with their smile and 22% believe a better smile would lead to a better love life! Decades prior, fixing misaligned or crooked teeth would require metal brackets, pesky wires, and even headgear. However, patients today can opt for Invisalign, which delivers the same powerful results in a fraction of the time! Read on for what to expect and how quickly you can see results.

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Dentistry and COVID-19: 4 Ways Your Dentist Is Protecting Patients and Themselves

June 9, 2020

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Dentist wearing personal protective equipmentIn March, our world forever changed as the novel COVID-19 virus turned into a global pandemic. Almost overnight, face coverings became routine, social distancing guidelines were in place, and stay-at-home mandates were in full effect. Thankfully, each of these measures has made the transition out of quarantine and into our “new normal” possible. However, the fight against the Coronavirus is not yet over. Therefore, your dentist has re-designed their daily operations to implement these four COVID-19 safety protocols at your next visit.

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Can Porcelain Veneers Fix My Crooked Teeth?

April 1, 2020

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Woman with porcelain veneers in Westmont.Do you have gaps between your front teeth? Maybe your smile is crooked? No matter the flaws, it’s easy to feel insecure about your imperfect teeth. Braces can give you the straight smile you crave, but no one wants to deal with the appearance of brackets and wires. There are less visible solutions, like Invisalign, but you’ll still need to wait several months to get the results you want. What if you could get a straight smile almost instantly? Porcelain veneers in Westmont can make your teeth look straighter after just 2 appointments.
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Healthy Habits for Your Family’s Optimum Oral Health

February 7, 2020

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Happy, smiling family with optimum oral healthDid you know that tooth decay is the number one most common chronic childhood disease? In fact, recent studies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that over 90% of adults have had a cavity in their lifetime. With such high numbers, what can you do to protect your family’s smiles and oral health? Here are some tips from your Westmont family dentist on how to instill healthy habits in your loved ones that last a lifetime.

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How to Keep Your Porcelain Veneers Perfect for Years

December 7, 2019

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Beautiful porcelain veneers on dark backgroundSince improving your teeth with porcelain veneers in Westmont, you have probably noticed that you smile much more often. That means you’re also enjoying some of the daily benefits of smiling, like feeling happier, looking more confident, and lighting up a room with your new look. Porcelain veneers typically last between seven and 15 years; however, with the proper care, they can last you up to 25 years! If you want a beautiful smile that stays dazzling for years to come, here are the top three ways you can take care of your porcelain veneers and extend their lifespan.

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Root Canals 101: A Step-by-Step Guide on What to Expect

November 19, 2019

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Model jaw needing a root canalIn a recent study conducted by DentaVox, dental patients were asked if they would rather get a root canal or a tooth extraction, and why. More than a quarter of patients who favored tooth extraction said it was out of fear of the other option. Plenty of people refuse to get root canals because they’re scared of what they’ve heard. Contrary to popular belief, root canals:

  • Aren’t extremely painful
  • Don’t’ cause infection
  • Only take one or two appointments.

Let’s take a closer look at what you can really expect from getting a root canal in Westmont.

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Invisalign in Westmont – A Discreet Alternative to Traditional Braces!

September 27, 2019

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attractive woman inserting Invisalign alignerFor professionals, having a nice smile can sometimes contribute to landing a new job or closing a major deal. That’s because it’s inevitable for a person to notice the condition of someone else’s teeth. If you have bite flaws that need to be fixed, there are two primary orthodontic options: traditional braces and Invisalign in Westmont. What are the differences between the two procedures, though? A local dentist provides the answers and helps you discover which route may be the best for you.

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4 Tips to Make Life Easier While Undergoing Invisalign Treatment!

August 18, 2019

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attractive woman blonde hair inserting invisalignIf you have some bite woes that need to be corrected, Invisalign aligners provide the ultimate solution. Not only do they offer fantastic results, but the treatment process can usually be completed in less time than with traditional braces. For Invisalign in Westmont to be as effective as it can, and to ensure you maintain the best oral health possible throughout the process, it’s important to know how to manage life with your aligners. Read on to receive 4 valuable tips for maximizing treatment with Invisalign!

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Are Root Canals in Westmont Safe? Your Dentist Weighs In

April 8, 2019

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Woman with dental painIn today’s world of social media and an ever-expanding blogosphere, it can be hard to discern fact from fiction. For example, if you search the internet for information about root canals, you may encounter claims that the treatment is unsafe or harmful to your health. However, according to the American Association of Endodontists, 25 million root canals are performed safely and effectively every year, eliminating dental pain and saving natural teeth. If you want the truth about the safety of root canals in Westmont, keep reading below.

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Dealing with Badly-Worn Teeth? Dental Crowns in Westmont Can Help!

February 16, 2019

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woman mouth open to receive treatmentThe crown or cap of the tooth is the part that is visible above the gum line. It houses the main components, which include the dentin and pulp. The latter is vital to the tooth’s health because it’s where critical nutrients enter from the gums. If the crown becomes severely damaged, then the more sensitive parts are left vulnerable to infection. Thankfully, dental crowns in Westmont provide a way to restore both the functionality and appearance of damaged teeth. Read on to learn more about the process so you can get on the road to a brand-new smile!

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