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How Can I Manage Invisalign Discomfort?

September 7, 2021

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Dentist holding dental mold and clear alignerYou’ve likely heard a few people complain about wearing traditional braces, so it’s normal to be concerned about Invisalign causing the same pain. There isn’t any reason to worry. Many people choose Invisalign because clear aligners are more comfortable than brackets and wires. Although everyone tolerates pain differently, 35% of Invisalign wearers don’t experience any discomfort, while 54% report only mild aching. Don’t let anxiety about potential Invisalign discomfort stop you from fixing your teeth. Here are a few quick tips to control any soreness while on your journey to a straight smile.

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Is Single-Arch Treatment with Invisalign Possible?

August 27, 2021

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Woman using Invisalign on the top teethAre you one of the few people who were born with an almost perfectly straight smile? Maybe you’ve experienced some regression from a previous orthodontic treatment? No matter the reason, you’re fortunate because you only have a couple of teeth out of alignment. Although you’d like to improve them, you don’t want to spend years wearing braces. While you’ve heard about using clear aligners as an alternative, you don’t need to fix both arches. You can get Invisalign on just the top; however, it can cause permanent damage to your smile if you aren’t careful. Here’s what you need to know to get the results you want without any unnecessary risks.

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Are TMJ and Sleep Apnea Connected?

July 30, 2021

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Woman with TMJ and sleep apneaDo you often experience facial soreness? Maybe you have difficulty opening or closing your jaw? You might have a disorder of the temporomandibular joint, which is located on either side of your face, connecting your jaw to your skull. Several factors can contribute to jaw pain and dysfunction; however, you likely wouldn’t expect a sleep disorder to be the culprit. Believe it or not, TMJ and sleep apnea are related. Here’s what you need to know to stop your jaw pain and sleep soundly.

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Is Untreated Sleep Apnea Fatal?

June 11, 2021

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Man with untreated sleep apneaIf you suspect you have sleep apnea, you might believe chronic snoring and daily fatigue are nothing more than a nuisance; however, the consequences of not seeking treatment can be devastating. Without the right intervention, a good night’s rest isn’t the only thing you could lose from untreated sleep apnea. Instead, you could potentially lose your life. Thankfully, your dentist has the solution you need to dream peacefully.

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4 Tips on How to Choose the Right Toothpaste for You

May 3, 2021

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how to choose the right toothpaste

Should you go with the tartar control? Fluoride? Teeth-whitening properties? All-natural ingredients? It’s overwhelming trying to figure out which one to choose!

Ultimately, your choice boils down to your distinct oral health needs and what your desired results are for YOUR smile.

Here are four tips to consider when searching for a toothpaste that best meets your needs.

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Is It True That Snacking is Bad for Your Teeth and Gums?

April 17, 2021

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woman snacking between meals

Do you find yourself craving snacks between meals? If so, is it really a big deal to indulge and nibble on a few of your favorite delights? It turns out that snacking can impact your teeth and gums. Continue reading to find out how and discover what you can do to maintain optimum oral health.

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Beware of These 3 March Holidays

March 1, 2021

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Green beer

There are all sorts of fun March holidays to look forward to this month. After such a long year of uncertainty, you deserve a bit of celebration. However, you certainly don’t want to be spending extra time in the dental chair for neglecting your oral health. With holidays comes foods and beverages, but you need to be careful. Not all of them are great for your smile. Here are a few March holidays that you should be wary of for the sake of your smile.

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Charm Your Valentine with a Bright and Beautiful Smile

February 9, 2021

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Woman smiling in bothell on Valentine's Day

There is nothing more distracting on a date than having to worry about laughing or smiling too much because you’re not confident in your smile. Whether you’ve been with them for years, or it’s your first official date, you want to look good for your partner, and your smile makes up a big portion of your self-confidence. Studies have proven that when someone is proud of their smile, they naturally have more fulfilling relationships and overall better quality of life. This Valentine’s Day consider teeth whitening to surprise your date with a brighter smile that will dazzle them and restore your self-esteem so that you can truly be in the moment with the one you love.

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Why Schedule a Dental Checkup Early

January 10, 2021

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Appointment with dentist in Bothell. With the holidays behind you, there isn’t any better time than now to schedule a cleaning and checkup with your dentist in Bothell. Besides brushing and flossing, the American Dental Association recommends everyone sees their dentist for preventive care at least every 6 months. Although you have all year to visit your dentist, there are 5 benefits of scheduling an appointment early in the year to invest in a healthy smile in 2021.

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5 Emerging Dental Trends Transforming Your Care

December 13, 2020

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Dentist using new dental trends. Technology and emerging innovations transform all aspects of our lives, so why wouldn’t your dental care be any different? Dentistry is always diversifying, allowing your dentist to preserve natural teeth for longer than ever. Although you’ll see many changes over the years; however, here are the top 5 new dental trends you can expect to see over the next decade.

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