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4 Things Your Dentist Would Never Put in Their Mouth

March 5, 2022

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Maintaining a proper dental hygiene and visiting your dentist at least twice a year are two of the best ways to practice preventive dentistry! However, another major factor for preserving healthy teeth is to know which items to keep away from your smile. Doing so will both save you time and money from needing serious dental treatments in the future. Read on to learn four things your dentist would never put in their mouth and the risks they could bring.

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Debating the Merits of Flossing Versus the Waterpik

October 4, 2021

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Hamburgers or hot dogs? The mountains or the beach? Saturdays or Sundays?

Some decisions are easier than others. When it comes to cleaning in between teeth, dental floss and a Waterpik water flosser each have their own merits. Keep reading to learn the pros and cons of dental floss, plus the benefits and drawbacks of the Waterpik, so that you can make the best choice for your oral health.

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Will Invisalign Change the Way I Talk?

September 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drflenniken @ 4:34 pm
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James Earl Jones, Nicole Kidman, and Bruce Willis each overcame stuttering problems in their youth to become superstars. Olympic champion Michael Phelps didn’t let his lisp stop him from reaching legendary status.

One of the main benefits of wearing Invisalign is that it is unnoticeable to most people, but this could be overshadowed if it ends up changing the way you speak. Keep reading to learn what to expect when speaking with Invisalign.

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Getting Off-Track With Your Invisalign Timeline? Here Are 4 Tips to Help

August 31, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drflenniken @ 7:15 pm
Female dentist holding Invisalign tray

When Invisalign was introduced in the late 1990s, the teeth-straightening industry was forever changed. In a fraction of the time, their innovative clear aligners effectively guided teeth into the desired location while simultaneously providing patients with virtually undetectable treatment. So, it’s not surprising that Invisalign has helped over 5 million people achieve their dream smile. However, patients need to be aware that their timeline can be extended if the trays are not worn properly. If your teeth aren’t where they should be in this stage of your Invisalign treatment, then read on for four tips!

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Do You Have Gray Teeth? Here’s What You Need to Know

August 20, 2021

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Everyone wants a beautiful, sparkling white smile. Unfortunately, some people will never be able to achieve that natural brightness no matter how much they brush and floss. They might simply have naturally gray teeth, while others may notice their smile gradually turning gray over time. In some cases, only a single tooth will turn gray! Why does this happen? Read on to learn what causes gray teeth and how your dentist can help.

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Can Gum Disease Run in the Family?

August 11, 2021

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person pointing at red and inflamed gums

During a family gathering, it’s fun to look around and observe the similarities between your loved ones. It’s no secret that physical features can be passed down from generation to generation. But did you know your genetic makeup can also put you at a higher risk of certain health conditions? According to the American Dental Association, genetics is a risk factor for developing gum disease. Read on to learn more about this and the steps you can take to keep your gums healthy.

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A Whiter Smile Doesn’t Always Mean a Healthier Smile – Here’s Why

July 14, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drflenniken @ 5:45 pm
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The desire for a radiant smile has become widespread in recent years. Numerous teeth whitening kits can be found in stores, promising bright results that help people feel happier and more confident. However, while white teeth may certainly look great, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re healthy. Here’s what you should know about having brilliant pearly whites.

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Why It’s Never Too Late to Start Invisalign Treatment

July 2, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drflenniken @ 4:21 pm
senior couple smiling outdoors

If you didn’t get braces when you were younger, you might think you missed your chance to straighten your teeth – but that couldn’t be further from the truth! Thanks to Invisalign for seniors, there’s no age limit for achieving your dream smile. Here’s why it’s never too late to start treatment and find out whether it’s the right option for you.

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Get a Red-Carpet Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

June 23, 2021

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Red carpet for cosmetic dentistryYou can’t put a price tag on the confidence that’s attributed to a beautiful smile; however, you’re not made of money either. Although you’d like to have the smile of your dreams, you’ve heard cosmetic dentistry is expensive, which is why only celebrities have perfect teeth. Contrary to what you might believe, people from all walks of life turn to their cosmetic dentist for a picture-perfect smile. You have more options than ever to fix a variety of aesthetic issues using a treatment that will fit your budget. Here are 4 of the most common procedures to transform your smile.

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6 Things You Should Know If You’re Considering Invisalign

June 9, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drflenniken @ 5:21 pm
closeup of someone holding up an Invisalign aligner

Sometimes, a beautiful, straight smile is all it takes to boost one’s confidence. If you have crooked or misaligned teeth, you may be researching your options to correct such dental issues and improve your self-esteem.

Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment known for its comfort and subtlety. It’s a discreet way to straighten your teeth without the hassle of metal wires and brackets. Sounds amazing, right? Well, there are few things you should know before committing to the process. Read on to find out what you can expect.

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