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What’s the Big Deal if I Skip a Dental Cleaning?

April 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — wemakeyousmile @ 8:00 pm
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If you have anxiety about seeing the dentist or if you’re just really busy, you may be tempted to skip your next dental exam and cleaning. While this might seem like it’s not a big deal, forgoing your dental appointments can allow unseen oral health issues to progress until they become major problems. Here’s why it’s so important to see your dentist regularly in addition to practicing proper oral hygiene.


I’m Interested in Getting Invisalign; What Should I Know First?

March 13, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — wemakeyousmile @ 7:02 pm
Lady wears Invisalign

While traditional braces have allowed millions of people to straighten out their teeth, many are hesitant about committing to a treatment that takes a year or more to complete and involves irremovable metal appliances and irksome dietary restrictions. Luckily, Invisalign can allow many patients to realign their smiles in a shorter time with clear aligners that allow them to eat whatever they want. Here’s what you should know about Invisalign before beginning the treatment.


3 Useful Tips to Help Invisalign Patients Floss Correctly

March 9, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — wemakeyousmile @ 3:43 pm
a person using dental floss

If you’ve just started your Invisalign journey, you’re probably feeling pretty excited about the prospect of working towards a straighter and healthier smile. However, your treatment is heavily dependent on a few things – one of which includes maintaining your oral health and hygiene. This means that if you aren’t brushing and flossing as needed, issues might develop that ultimately set back your timeline. Fortunately, it’s relatively simple to keep up with your at-home hygiene habits during your Invisalign treatment. Here are some tips to help you out when it comes to flossing.


Chipped Tips: 4 Steps to Take if You Break a Tooth

February 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — wemakeyousmile @ 5:33 pm
Illustration of a chipped tooth on a pale blue background

No one can anticipate when a dental emergency might occur, but unfortunately, that doesn’t stop them from happening. If you’ve just chipped a tooth, you might think it’s not a big deal especially if there’s no pain or bleeding. If you’re under the impression that it’s not something to be worried about, you might not contact your dentist right away. If you wait, though, you risk further damage to your smile because your tooth’s structure is compromised. Keep reading to learn 4 steps you can take if you ever find yourself in this unhappy circumstance!


How to Spot Failing Dental Implants: Signs and Symptoms

January 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — wemakeyousmile @ 3:10 pm
Man looking in the mirror at his dental implants

If you’ve recently had a dental implant procedure, you know how much it can benefit your life. Dental implants are an excellent tooth loss solution, providing patients with a stable and attractive smile restoration. One of the biggest benefits of dental implants is their incredibly low failure rate. However, just because the odds are low, doesn’t mean it can’t happen.

But how will you know? Read on to learn the signs of dental implant failure so you can take preventive action if the need arises.

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