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Are Your ClearCorrect Aligners Yellow? Here’s What to Do

May 16, 2024

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Patient using toothbrush to clean ClearCorrect aligner

If you asked the 12+ million people around the world who have used ClearCorrect why they chose this discreet orthodontic treatment, the fact that the aligners are clear would no doubt make the list almost every time. In fact, that may even be why you were drawn to this teeth-straightening solution! As a result, it’s only natural to feel a bit disheartened when you see that your trays are starting to discolor. With this in mind, read on to learn how to prevent your ClearCorrect aligners from turning yellow.


What Should I Know About CEREC Same-Day Crowns?

March 13, 2024

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Dentist smiles

The introduction of CEREC machines ushered in a revolution in dental technology. While the placement of dental crowns has traditionally required at least two appointments, these devices allow these appliances to be prepared for, produced, and placed in a single visit. This made getting a dental crown much easier for people with busy schedules or an important appearance coming up. Here are a few common questions about CEREC dental crowns along with their answers.


How Do Dentists Color-Match Dental Crowns to Your Teeth?

December 14, 2023

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Dentist color-matching teeth

If you have a damaged tooth that needs some additional support, your dentist will likely recommend that you have a dental crown placed. A dental crown is a customized cap that is placed over the chewing surface of your tooth to improve its appearance and protect it from further damage. Today, metal-free dental crowns are made to perfectly match the color of the surrounding teeth, but how is this done? Continue reading to learn how your dentist does their magic!


Here’s Why Teeth Whitening Treatments and Cavities Don’t Mix

October 13, 2023

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A woman undergoing teeth whitening treatment

A healthy-looking and brilliant white smile is a highly-prized look that has only become more important with the advent of social media. People are paying more attention to how bright their smiles are, and seeking out whitening treatments if they don’t think they’re white enough. However, your dentist may protest if you try to whiten your teeth while you have cavities.

To learn the relationship between whitening agents and dental decay, continue reading. You may finally see why they don’t mix.


Beware the Dangers of DIY Teeth Whitening!

August 12, 2023

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Woman with dental pain after trying DIY teeth whitening

DIY projects can be fun, and they can help you save money. However, there are some things that should be taken care of only by a professional — including teeth whitening. What are the dangers of DIY teeth whitening, and why should you trust a dentist to help you achieve a brighter smile? This blog post explains what you should know.


What is Dry Socket & How Can You Prevent It?

June 21, 2023

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a graphic illustration of a blood clot in a socket

You’ve likely heard of dry socket and its notorious reputation of being a condition that you never want to experience, but do you actually know what it is? If you’re having a tooth extracted, you’ll want to understand how this condition develops and ways you can avoid it, as it can lead to serious pain and post-operative complications. Read on to learn more about dry socket and ways to protect your healing extraction site from it.


3 Myths About Tooth Extraction

April 13, 2023

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3D model of a tooth extraction

Tooth extraction may be one of the oldest and most well-known dental procedures, but it may also be one of the most misunderstood. While losing a tooth is never very much fun, the procedure itself has earned a negative reputation among patients that really isn’t earned.

If you have been told that you need to have a tooth extracted, you might be going into it with some incorrect ideas. Here’s a rundown of some of the most common myths about tooth extractions, and why they aren’t what they seem.


How Long Does It Take to Make a CEREC Crown?

February 12, 2023

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Dental mold and model of a crownIf you’ve ever needed a crown in the past, the process was a bit of a hassle. You had to wear a temporary restoration for a couple of weeks until your permanent restoration was sent back to your dentist. You don’t have to juggle multiple appointments or deal with a temporary crown when choosing CEREC. You can get the high-quality restoration you need in one day, and won’t have to compromise on quality or aesthetics. Here’s how long you can expect it to take. 


Veneers vs. Crowns – Which Treatment Is Best for Me?

December 6, 2022

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a man smiling about veneers or crowns in Arlington

Are you unhappy with the way your smile looks? Do you have one or more dental flaws that you’d like to fix? Fortunately, there are a variety of treatments available for enhancing your pearly whites, including veneers and crowns. While both of these options provide numerous benefits to your teeth, you may be wondering which one is right for you. Keep reading to learn whether veneers or crowns are a better solution for improving your smile!


Tips for Enjoying the Holidays without Hurting Your Teeth

November 3, 2022

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A family celebrating the holidays with food

It’s hard to not be excited for the holiday season—especially if you’re a fan of food! But unfortunately, being a foodie can also make it a little challenging to take adequate care of your pearly whites, especially with all of the classic Thanksgiving and Christmas meal options that are popular these days. But your dentist in Arlington is here to help! Here are some useful tips to help you keep your teeth looking and feeling their best this holiday season.

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