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Can Dental Implants Get Cavities?

April 8, 2023

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3-D model of a dental implant

Dental implants are one of the most realistic tooth replacement options, thanks to both the materials that they’re made of and the features of their design. Much like your actual teeth, dental implants are attached directly to the jawbone.

They’re so realistic that you may wonder if they could be prone to issues similar to those that your natural teeth may have. You might not know whether you should worry about tooth decay, for example. Here’s what you should know about dental implants and cavities.


The First Thing to Do if Your Aligner Doesn’t Fit

March 12, 2023

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Young woman holding their Invisalign aligner

Invisalign aligners have quickly become incredibly popular among orthodontic patients, and when you compare them to traditional braces it’s easy to see why. They’re discreet, removable, and come with basically no dietary restrictions.

However, their removability means that some people have a problem with the fit of their aligners—or at least think that they do. If you’re dealing with that, here’s why that could be the case.


Are Dental Implants Safe?

February 28, 2023

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yellow graphic of a dental implant

Dental implants are often recommended to patients for tooth replacement, and when you witness the incredible results that they produce, it’s easy to see why. Dental implants not only look and feel incredibly realistic, but they’re the only tooth replacement option that can stop the bone loss associated with missing a tooth.

However, the fact that dental implants involve being surgically implanted can make a lot of people wonder whether the procedure is safe. If you’re wondering, here’s a guide that can tell you what you’d want to know.


Can Bruxism Affect My Ability to Get Invisalign Treatment?

February 11, 2023

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Young woman holding up an Invisalign aligner

Invisalign is one of the most popular orthodontic treatments, giving you results comparable to braces discreetly and without any dietary restrictions. Even if you think that traditional braces aren’t an option for you, this treatment can give you’re the opportunity to get the smile you’ve always looked for.

However, many people who would benefit from this treatment also grind their teeth at night. If you’re looking into Invisalign treatment, you may wonder if bruxism, or grinding your teeth, could cause problems. Here’s what you ought to know.


4 Social Media Influencers Who Shared Their Smile Transformation with Veneers

January 20, 2023

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 a social media influencer showing off their new smile with veneers

Social media is a part of many people’s daily life now. Oftentimes, it is even used as a tool to see what great products and treatments are available to enhance your life. This includes dental procedures like getting veneers. Many influencers attribute their stunning smiles to this cosmetic dental treatment. Their pearly whites have been completely transformed by these ultra-thin porcelain shells attached to the front of their teeth.  They have helped people to see the process and result of the treatment. Read on to learn about four social media influencers who shared how they upgraded their appearance with veneers.


How Tooth Loss Affects the Shape of Your Face

January 6, 2023

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a man shocked and holding the tooth that he lost

There are seven main face shapes: oval, round, square, diamond, heart, pear, and oblong. While your genetics mostly determine the curves of your face, did you know tooth loss can begin to diminish your inherited shape? Unfortunately, having gaps in your smile can begin to age and negatively impact your appearance. Here’s all you need to know about how missing teeth affect your face shape and how dental implants can restore your visage. 


The Benefits and Challenges of Getting Dental Implants After Menopause

December 20, 2022

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an older woman smiling with dental implants

As time passes, your body goes through a variety of changes. This includes menopause in women, which can have an impact on your dental health. While getting dental implants to replace teeth can be a little more complicated due to menopause, it is still an option! In fact, dental implants may even provide some benefits for post-menopausal women! Read on from your dentist in Astoria to learn more.<


Invisalign: It’s Never Too Late for a Straight Smile!

December 6, 2022

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an older woman smiling with Invisalign

Did you miss the chance to straighten your teeth with traditional braces when you were younger? If you’re an older adult who has always wanted a more aligned smile, it isn’t too late! With advances in orthodontic technology, many people in advanced age are now turning to Invisalign as a way of achieving their dream smile. Read on to learn how effective Invisalign is for older people and what benefits you could expect from undergoing treatment!<


3 Careers Where Invisalign Can Benefit You

November 30, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — edfamilydental @ 5:33 pm
A young professional smiling outside of an office building.

Many people are unhappy with their smile, but they might feel that the time to straighten their teeth has passed. Some can’t help but feel that metal braces will make them look a little adolescent. If they have a public-facing career, they might choose to avoid orthodontic treatment altogether.

If you’re unsure about metal braces but want to straighten your smile, Invisalign is a great option. It isn’t just for teens—in fact, it could help you further your career. Here are three professions where Invisalign treatment can make a huge difference.


The Many Reasons to be Thankful for Dental Implants

November 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — edfamilydental @ 10:57 am
A woman receiving dental implants in Astoria

It’s now the middle of November, so you know what that means: Thanksgiving is just a couple of weeks away! Quite soon, families will get together for meals, football, and other Turkey Day shenanigans. Most importantly, they’ll spend the holiday in gratitude for the year’s blessings. These gifts might include dental implants from Astoria, assuming you have them. After all, such restorations offer great perks for patients. To prove it, here’s a summary of four reasons to be thankful for implants during the upcoming Thanksgiving.<

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