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Preparing for JUVÉDERM® Fillers: 5 Questions to Ask Your Dentist

It comes as a surprise to many people that dentists can give dermal fillers. It is due to the misconception that dentists only deal with oral health and have nothing to do with cosmetic procedures. Dentists can give dermal fillers to patients with specific cosmetic needs.


Invisalign or Braces? Know the Pros and Cons

Invisalign and braces are orthodontic treatments. Which one is suitable for you depends on the treatment you need. It is a difficult decision since both have their pros and cons. However, the right decision will do the ideal job. Before getting either, do your research and make an informed decision.


Composite or Porcelain Veneers? Here's the Difference

There are different styles of veneers. However, the two main types are composite and porcelain veneers. They both improve the shape, color, and position of your teeth. There are some differences you may need to consider when making the right choice for yourself.


Do Mouthguards Help With Sleep Apnea?

Did you know that 22 million Americans have sleep apnea and that up to 80 percent of these remain undiagnosed? Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder where the body stops breathing for ten seconds when asleep. It is mainly caused by the obstruction of the airway in the throat. It causes the patient’s sleep to become of poor quality and very fragmented.


Using Sedation Dentistry to Relieve Dental Anxiety

Sedation dentistry uses pharmacological interventions to provide a relaxing and anxiety-free experience for dental patients. The medication calms the patient and allows them to relax and even sleep through their dental procedure. It helps patients who have had bad experiences at the dentist that cause them to have anxiety and phobia. With sedation dentistry, you will no longer miss dentist appointments. You will also receive the care you need.


Benefits of Clear Aligners

Having straight teeth is beneficial not just for your smile but also for your dental health. Teeth that do not fit in the mouth can cause oral health issues. If you need to straighten your teeth, you can talk to your dentist about clear aligners. The aligners are effective for gradually shifting the teeth to the correct position, transforming your smile.


When Should I Take My Child to the Dentist?

On the subject of the right time for your child’s first dental visit, experts suggest it might be earlier than you think. The first visit may be more about learning how to take care of your child’s baby teeth, but it is necessary. 


Dental Tips to Make Your Smile Shine for the New Year

One of the first things people will notice when they first meet you is your smile. It is, therefore, crucial to maintain its shine. There are different methods you can use to create and maintain your shine. However, it is vital to stick to these habits to ensure that your bright smile does not turn dull.


Botox: What to Expect

Botox injections are among the most common cosmetic procedures performed around the world. Plastic surgeons and cosmetic dermatologists use the procedure to get rid of frown lines and crow’s feet. Are you hoping to reverse the signs of aging or enhance your appearance? If so, you need to know what to expect from Botox. 


At What Age Should Children Have Their First Dental Exam?

According to the American Dental Association (ADA), if your baby’s first tooth appears, it is time to go for a dental exam. This happens sooner than most parents think. The first dental visit usually takes place at about six months old, and the visit should not wait until your baby’s first birthday.


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