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How Long Will I Have to Wear My Invisalign Retainer?

June 18, 2022

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Hand holding clear Invisalign retainer in Northborough against blue background

If you are nearing the end of your Invisalign treatment, you are surely looking forward to finally achieving a straight smile that is free of orthodontic problems. As exciting as the conclusion of your treatment is, however, it will not mean that you can relax when it comes to oral care. You will need to put in a little work to maintain your results. Specifically, you will have to wear an Invisalign retainer in Northborough. This blog post discusses the importance of retainer wear and how long you will have to continue using one.


5 Practical Ways to Ease Invisalign Discomfort

June 13, 2022

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Glass of ice water that can ease Invisalign discomfort in Northborough

Invisalign aligners are made out of a smooth, patented plastic material that is designed to rest as comfortably as possible against the gums and teeth. However, orthodontic treatment works because it applies pressure to the teeth — as such, you can expect some soreness and tenderness when you first start wearing a clear aligner. How can you ease Invisalign discomfort in Northborough? This blog post contains five practical tips.


A Basic Guide to Flossing with Invisalign

May 23, 2022

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Woman flossing with Invisalign in Northborough against pink background

Invisalign treatment comes with a slew of advantages, one of the most outstanding of which is that the aligners are removable. Whether you want to indulge in a favorite treat or go treatment-free for a special photo op, Invisalign is easy to take out of the mouth. Of course, the removability of the aligners is also a big help for keeping your mouth clean and fresh. This blog post discusses just one part of an effective oral hygiene routine — flossing with Invisalign in Northborough.


5 Signs It Might Be Time to Replace Your Veneers

March 24, 2022

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Close-up of replacement veneer in Northborough during creation process

Veneers are one of the longest-lasting cosmetic treatments. In fact, they tend to last for well over 10 years. However, they do eventually reach the end of their lifespan. How can you tell when veneer replacement in Northborough is necessary? This blog post discusses five signs that you should speak to your cosmetic dentist about freshening up your look.


Can Dental Implants Get Stained Like Real Teeth?

October 28, 2021

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Man covering mouth, wondering if dental implants stain

Dental implants offer some remarkable benefits for oral health, and they also offer the benefit of looking incredibly natural. They can give you a smile that you are proud to show off! However, you might wonder if they will retain their initial beauty. Do dental implants stain like natural teeth? This blog post discusses the answer to that question.


Types of Tooth Stains and How to Get Rid of Them

September 30, 2021

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Illustration of teeth after treatment for types of tooth stains

Almost everyone wants a bright, white smile. Unfortunately, human teeth are prone to become discolored over time. Why does that happen, and what can you do to get rid of pesky discoloration? In this blog post, we answer that question by explaining the three types of tooth stains and the methods that may be able to reduce or eliminate them.


Can Invisalign Fix My Bite Problems?

June 30, 2021

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Illustration of a bite problem that Invisalign in Northborough can fix

If you suffer from any type of bite problems, such as an overbite or underbite, you might feel self-conscious about your facial aesthetics. You are also at an increased risk of numerous bite-related problems, such as TMJ disorder, damaged teeth, and more. It would certainly be worth your time to talk to your dentist about possible ways to achieve a harmonious bite. You might even be a candidate for Invisalign in Northborough.


I’ve Already Had Braces — Can I Get Invisalign?

June 13, 2021

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Smiling woman, happy to get Invisalign after braces

If you had braces in the past, you likely remember the relief and satisfaction you felt when they were removed and you got to see your new smile for the first time. Now, though, have things changed? Some people find that their teeth slowly drift out of place over time, either due to failure to wear a retainer, tooth loss, or other factors. If you believe that you could benefit from a second round of orthodontic treatment, you might wonder if it is possible to get Invisalign after braces. For most patients, the answer to that question is yes.


Here Is What to Do if Your Dental Implant Feels Loose

May 21, 2021

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Woman touching jaw, concerned about loose dental implant

Dental implants boast an impressive success rate. In fact, they are successful in more than 95 percent of cases! However, some patients suffer from complications that can cause a loose dental implant — and perhaps even dental implant failure. If one of your implants begins to feel less than sturdy, what should you do? In this blog post, we will discuss possible reasons for loose implants and what you can do to address the problem.


A Healthy Heart May Start with a Healthy Smile

February 25, 2021

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Man without gum disease making heart shape with hands

February is American Heart Month, which means that countless people are thinking about what they can do to improve their cardiovascular health. Diet and exercise may be at the center of their attention. But did you know that your oral health can also have an effect on your heart? In this article, we will discuss the troubling link between gum disease in Northborough and heart health problems. We will also provide some tips to help you improve your overall wellness.

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