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Should You Brush Your Dentures without Removing Them?

March 8, 2024

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Dentist demonstrating how to clean dentures

Oral hygiene tasks should be a permanent part of everyone’s routine, including individuals who wear dentures. As a denture wearer, though, you might have questions about exactly how you should keep your prosthetic and your mouth clean. Is it okay to brush your dentures without removing them? This blog post shares some important information on that very topic.


Giving the Gift of a Sweet Smile: Valentine Candies to Buy & Avoid for Someone with Braces 

February 8, 2024

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up-close view of a person’s braces

Valentine’s Day is a time to give your spouse, significant other, boyfriend, or girlfriend something special. Whether it is flowers, a picture frame, a trip, or even tickets to a sporting event, you want to make sure it is something they’ll truly enjoy. One common gift that is shared by millions around the world is candy. But what if the person you’re buying for wears braces? Before spending money on their favorite sweet treats, find out which ones to buy as well as avoid by reading this article.


Crossing the Finish Line: What to Expect with Braces Removal

January 8, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — northborough @ 6:48 pm
Close-up of woman’s smile with and without braces

Will you soon complete your orthodontic treatment? You have much to be excited about! Still, as you approach the finish line with braces, you might wonder what you can expect when they are being removed. And what will you have to do to maintain your results afterward? This blog post can serve as your guide to the road ahead.


Is Dental Insurance Worth the Money?

September 30, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — northborough @ 1:52 pm
Dental benefits information on clipboard

As you are adapting to uncertain economic conditions, you may be looking for ways to reduce your spending. In an effort to save money, some people have even canceled their dental insurance! Are you thinking about doing the same thing? Do not make any rash decisions. Before you cancel your policy, it would be wise to pause for a moment to think about why keeping it may actually be better for your budget than getting rid of it. This blog post touches on a few specific ways in which your insurance plan could help you save money.


Dental Insurance vs. Dental Discount Plans — Which Should You Choose?

September 25, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — northborough @ 7:19 pm
Happy dental patient talking to dentist

As a budget-conscious person, you may always be searching for ways to save money. Dental insurance could help you do that, but so could a dental discount plan. Which option is better? Both have their advantages and downsides. This blog post provides a generalized comparison of these two assets so you can choose the one that is best for your family.


5 Tips for Wearing Braces to Work

August 25, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — northborough @ 3:16 pm
Portrait of young businesswoman with braces

Are you thinking about undergoing orthodontic treatment? If so, you can look forward to many oral health benefits. In the meantime, though, you may have questions about how your treatment might affect your daily life. In particular, you might be nervous about wearing braces to work. What steps could make the experience easier for you? Here are five practical tips:


Why Do Braces Make Your Teeth Feel Loose?

August 22, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — northborough @ 2:42 pm
Confident, smiling young woman with braces

In most circumstances, a loose permanent tooth is a dental emergency. You should seek care right away so a professional can provide appropriate treatment and possibly spare you from a brand new gap in your smile. But what if your teeth seem a bit unsecure in their positions because you are wearing braces? Should you be concerned? Why exactly do braces make your teeth feel loose? Read this blog post to discover useful information.


August 11 Is National Align Your Teeth Day!

July 23, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — northborough @ 3:39 pm
Woman’s smile before and after orthodontic treatment

Around the world, countless millions of people have some form of dental misalignment. Whether your teeth are a little crooked or you have bite problems, you might be thinking about undergoing orthodontic treatment. Since National Align Your Teeth Day is right around the corner, now is the ideal time to get started on your path to a straighter, healthier smile. What exactly is National Align Your Teeth Day, and how can you show your support for it? Read this blog post to find out.


How Long Will You Have to Wear a Retainer after Invisalign Treatment?

July 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — northborough @ 3:59 pm
Smiling woman holding two orthodontic retainers

Throughout the months of your Invisalign treatment, you have been diligent about using your aligners. Now, you are finally approaching the finish line. It will be an exciting moment when your dentist declares that you have successfully completed your treatment! Soon, you will move onto the next phase of your experience — maintaining your results. You will need to wear a retainer. Why is doing so important, and exactly how long will have to wear a retainer after Invisalign? This blog post provides the answers.


How to Protect Your Lips from the Sun

June 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — northborough @ 3:01 pm
Smiling woman wearing sunhat and sunglasses

With record-setting temperatures afflicting many places this summer, you have probably heard plenty of reminders about how important it is to protect yourself from sunburns. Sadly, though, many people seem to forget about their lips. Why is it so important to protect your lips from the sun, and how can you do so? Read this blog post to find out.

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