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How Long Should You Wear a Retainer after Invisalign?

January 7, 2024

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Smiling woman holding orthodontic retainer

Invisalign can take several months to a year or longer to straighten your teeth. If you are approaching the end of your treatment, you can look forward to enjoying a beautiful, healthier smile! However, even after you finish using your aligners, you will still have a bit of work to do. You will need to use a retainer in order to maintain your results. Exactly how long should you wear a retainer after Invisalign? This blog post provides some important information.

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Is Dental Insurance Worth the Money?

September 6, 2023

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Person using laptop to fill out dental insurance form

In these turbulent economic times, you may be constantly on the lookout for ways to save money. For example, you may eat out less often and be more selective about luxury purchases. You might even be thinking about cancelling your dental insurance policy. But that would not be wise. In fact, if you use your insurance, it can be more than worth the money. How is that the case? This blog post explains.

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Dental Insurance vs. Dental Discount Plans: Which Is Better?

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Smiling male dental patient looking over his shoulder

Taking care of your oral health is important, but so is managing your budget. In order to accomplish both, you might be thinking about buying a dental insurance policy or a dental discount plan. But which option is better? Both have their pros and cons. Read this blog post to discover an overview of each; hopefully, it will help you decide which provision is a better fit for your family.

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Which Toothpaste Is Best for Veneers?

August 27, 2023

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Beautiful young woman brushing her teeth

Veneers have the potential to provide you with years — perhaps even decades — of beautiful, confident smiles. In order for them to live up to that potential, though, you must take care of them. Not only do you have to maintain a clean mouth via regular brushing, but you also need to select the right oral hygiene products. Which toothpaste is best for veneers? This simple guide can point you in the right direction.

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Denture Relines: What Can You Expect?

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Gloved hands holding denture for upper dental arch

Dentures should fit snugly and comfortably against your gums. If you ever find that your prosthetic feels loose or is causing discomfort due to a poor fit, you might need to get it relined (adjusted). What can you expect during denture relines, and how can you tell if you need one? This blog post explains some basic facts that you should keep in mind.

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August 11 Is National Align Your Teeth Day!

August 11, 2023

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Woman holding Invisalign aligner, pointing at her teeth

Around the world, countless millions of people suffer from some form of dental misalignment. Do you have crooked teeth, a malocclusion (misaligned bite), or other issues that might benefit from orthodontic treatment? If so, right now is the ideal time to book your consultation. By doing so, you can show your support for National Align Your Teeth Day. What exactly is this holiday all about? Continue reading to find out.

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How to Easily Remove Your Clear Aligners

July 22, 2023

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Happy woman holding clear aligner

One of the most-loved features of clear aligners is that they are removable. You can (and should!) take your Invisalign out of your mouth several times each day so you can eat and maintain a clean mouth. But what if it is a little tricky for you to get your aligners out? Continue reading this blog post. It contains practical tips on how to easily remove your clear aligners.

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Enjoy All of Your Favorite Summer Foods with Dental Implants!

June 20, 2023

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Senior couple eating corn on the cob with dental implants

If you had dentures in the past, you might remember longingly watching your friends and family eat all of your favorite foods while you had to stick to a modified diet due to your prosthetic. Now that you have dental implants, though, things are different. In fact, you can enjoy all of your favorite summer foods with dental implants. Why are dental implants so reliable, and how can you protect them while you are chowing down? This blog post provides practical information.

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How to Protect Your Lips from the Sun

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Woman wearing sunhat, applying SPF lip balm

During this time of year, you may hear a lot about sun protection. News sources, social media, and even your friends and family members may frequently mention steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of burns. Unfortunately, such discussions often leave out an important part of the body: the lips. What can you do to protect your lips from the sun and thereby spare yourself from burns and an elevated oral cancer risk? Here is some practical guidance:

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Veneers: The Secret to a Beach-Ready Smile

May 3, 2023

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Woman smiling on beach, showing perfect teeth

Are you preparing to pack your bags and go to the coast this summer for some relaxing time by the ocean? If so, you probably plan to take lots of photos during your getaway. How can you make sure your photos look perfect? One thing you can do is ensure that your smile is radiant and ready to shine. But what if you are self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth? Talk to your cosmetic dentist. They might recommend that you get veneers, which can be the secret to a beach-ready smile.

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Willow Run Dental Association is a 42 North Dental Care, PLLC practice and is owned and operated by dentists Dr. Samuel Shames, DDM. and Dr. Ronald Weissman, DDM. Gentle Dental is supported by 42 North Dental, LLC, a dental support organization that provides non-clinical administrative and business support services to the practice. 42 North Dental, LLC does not own or operate the dental practice or employ dentists to provide dental services. Find more information about 42NorthDental, LLC and the dental practices it supports at 42northdental.com.