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Daily Smiles Dental Dallas Blog

Can You Get Cavities During Invisalign Treatment?

August 19, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmiles @ 10:40 am
A patient trying to avoid cavities during Invisalign treatment

When you first get Invisalign aligners, you may think they’ll keep your smile healthy. After all, aren’t they practically a shield for your teeth? The trays will surely protect each tooth as the straightening process continues. However, that view is a false assumption. In truth, your teeth can decay and get cavities during Invisalign treatment. You’ll need treatment from a dentist if that happens. Read on to learn why a cavity can occur with aligners, what to do if you get one, and cavity prevention tips for the future.

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How Long Do Braces Take to Straighten Teeth?

August 17, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmiles @ 9:38 pm
A dental patient learning about braces treatment time

You likely want your braces to align your smile quickly. After all, it’s better to have the process end sooner rather than later. Brackets and wires make eating food and cleaning teeth harder, not to mention give you a “metal mouth.” That said, you may be wondering about the average braces treatment time. How long will you be wearing your orthodontic appliance? Well, your Dallas dentist can help you find the answer. Here are four factors that affect how long braces take to straighten teeth, including ways to keep up their progress.

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When Can I Go Back to Work After Dental Implant Surgery?

June 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmiles @ 10:06 pm
Close-up of a desk calendar and alarm clock

Dental implants are held up as the modern standard for replacing teeth. The process for placing implants in your jaw can be done in one afternoon, but you will need to set aside some time to recover afterwards. As such, one question that’s sure to be on your mind is, “When will I be able to get back to work after dental implant surgery?” Every case is different, but the following post can give you a solid idea of what to expect when it comes to your recovery timetable.

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5 Tips for Adjusting to Implant Dentures

May 16, 2022

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smiling senior man and woman with implant dentures sitting on their couch

Getting used to dentures takes a notoriously long time. After all, they’re quite different from your natural teeth, so speaking and eating with them can be challenging. Luckily, that’s not the case when dentures are supported by dental implants. Even though the adjustment period with implant dentures is shorter than with traditional prosthetics, it can still take a few weeks. Here are five tips that can make adjusting to implant dentures smoother and easier!

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How Invisalign Can Perfect Your Smile – Even After Braces

April 11, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmiles @ 6:15 pm
young woman holding invisalign aligner

The teenage years are synonymous with a few things, including, at some point, wearing braces. Many teens undergo orthodontic treatment and get beautiful, straight teeth as a result. But, years or decades later, most of those people will notice that their teeth have shifted out of alignment over time. If that sounds familiar to you, you probably don’t want to go through wearing braces again – so what can you do? Fortunately, Invisalign after braces is a great option. Keep reading to learn more about how Invisalign works and whether or not it may be the right choice for you. 

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When Can I Go Back to Work After Dental Implant Surgery?

March 5, 2022

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Woman resting after dental implant surgery in Dallas

When you’re missing your natural teeth, dental implants provide a solution that is truly second-to-none. In order to receive them, you’ll need to undergo a minor oral surgery which can take some time to heal from. The amount of time you’ll need to set aside following dental implant surgery will vary based on a few different factors. That includes how many implants you placed, your day-to-day habits, and more.

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Can Dental Implants Make Me Look Younger?

February 4, 2022

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active mature woman

From eating healthy to plastic surgery, there are so many paths you can take to look younger. When you have one or more missing teeth, you are considering what will help you look good once again, but you also want to select an option with a high degree of functionality. Do dental implants make you look younger? You’re darn right! Keep reading to learn from your implant dentist in Dallas how they can turn back the clock for you.

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5 Things Dentists Tell Patients to Never Put in Their Mouths

August 27, 2021

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a person biting their fingernails

Everything that you put in your mouth can affect your teeth and gums, which is why it’s important to be conscious of the positive and negative impacts that certain foods, habits, and items can have on your oral health. Fortunately, with a little guidance from your dentist, it doesn’t have to be a game of “guess and see what happens,” because they know what can harm and what can help your smile. Read on to learn five items that dentists tell their patients to never eat or put in their mouths.

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Should You Visit an Emergency Dentist for Facial Swelling?

August 19, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmiles @ 2:39 pm
a person holding their mouth because their cheek is swollen

In the midst of a stressful dental emergency, it can be difficult to think clearly and make the best decision for your oral and overall health. However, the best way to prevent additional damage to your mouth is to act quickly and calmly. That’s why it’s a good idea to always have the phone number of your emergency dentist on-hand. If you experience facial swelling that isn’t due to trauma, you may need to visit the emergency room instead of the dentist. Here’s how you can tell where to go based on your symptoms.

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4 Reasons Why Summer is the Best Time to Get Dental Implants

July 16, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmiles @ 8:29 pm
a group of friends taking a selfie together while getting drinks at a local restaurant

Summertime is here, which means you’ll likely be spending time with friends and family on the beach and taking countless pictures to serve as fond memories years down the road. In any case, the last problem that you need to be facing during the summer is a gap in your smile. Not only can this cause your confidence to decline, convincing yourself you need to hide your smile in every photograph that’s taken, but it can also pose some difficulties when it comes to enjoying summertime delights. Read on to learn about four reasons why summer is the best time of year to invest in dental implants.

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