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4 Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Your New Veneers

June 13, 2024

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Dental veneers are no small investment, which is why making small daily changes to help maintain your brilliant new smile is well worth it. With the right at-home and professional care, your results can last for decades, allowing you to avoid any unexpected visits to your cosmetic dentist and needs for replacement veneers. Read below for four tips to help you get the most out of your new veneers.


The Unexpected Dangers of Ill-Fitting Dentures

April 12, 2024

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Close-up of full dentures for the lower jaw

At some point, you may find that your dentures no longer fit as well as they used to, possibly as a result of changes in your jaw or damage to the prosthesis. Ill-fitting dentures may not seem like a major issue on the surface, but if you continue to wear them, they may end up indirectly contributing to a life-threatening problem. Below is a brief look at the unexpected dangers of ill-fitting dentures.


Effective Dental Preparation: 3 Tips to Ensure an Easier Dental Checkup

February 21, 2024

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older woman visiting the dentist’s office

No matter how many times you have been to the dentist’s office, there are always things you can do to better prepare. Whether you struggle to be on time, feel unsure about how you’ll pay, or don’t feel confident enough to divulge your concerns, it’s important that you take the necessary steps to make these six-month visits easier for everyone – that means you and your dentist. Keep reading to discover three effective tips that will ensure your next dental checkup is easy and successful.


How Can You Tell If You’re a Good Candidate for Nitrous Oxide Sedation?

August 12, 2023

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Female patient receiving nitrous oxide sedation via nasal mask

Does the thought of visiting the dentist for any reason leave you feeling anxious? If so, you may be considering having nitrous oxide sedation administered at your next appointment. Dentists often use nitrous oxide to help their patients keep their dental fears under control. But how will you know if you’re a viable candidate? Here’s a quick look at how to tell whether or not nitrous oxide sedation is a good fit for you.


What to Expect During Your First Month with Dentures

May 11, 2023

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A woman admiring her new dentures

If you’re about to get new dentures, you’re likely excited. After all, these replacement teeth will restore your smile and so much more. Still, do note that you’ll have to adjust to them for a month or more. Thirty days is roughly the time needed for a mouth to become familiar with dentures’ qualities. As for what’s involved in this adjustment period, let your Owings Mills dentist explain. Here, then, are a few things to expect from your first month with dentures.


Can Someone with Veneers, Crowns, or Bridges Get Invisalign?

December 4, 2022

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closeup of clear aligners

You may need dental restorations or decide to get cosmetic dental treatment as you get older. Some common examples include dental crowns, bridges, or veneers. While these all serve their purpose when it comes to keeping your smile healthy and aesthetically pleasing, you may be wondering if they will interfere with the Invisalign treatment that you want to straighten your smile. Continue reading to learn from your dentist in Owings Mills how each of these restorations could affect orthodontic treatment.


Can Invisalign Fix Your Bite Problems?

November 19, 2022

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Close-up of hand holding an Invisalign aligner

A misaligned bite is a very common orthodontic issue that can interfere with your ability to chew comfortably or speak clearly. Naturally, you’ll want to have an overbite or a similar bite issue corrected as soon as possible. But if you don’t want to wear traditional metal braces, you might wonder if there’s a different kind of orthodontic treatment you can try. Can Invisalign help you overcome a misaligned bite? Here’s what you need to know.


6 Commonly Asked Invisalign Questions, Answered!

October 20, 2022

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Closeup of patient smiling while holding Invisalign aligner

Over the last two decades, Invisalign has helped more than 12 million patients achieve their smile goals with discreet, clear, and comfortable aligners. So, if you’re struggling with misaligned teeth, you might naturally want to learn more about this popular treatment. With this in mind, keep reading for the answers to some of the most commonly asked Invisalign questions!


You Asked, We Answered: Can You Drink Coffee with Veneers?

August 6, 2022

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Person drinking coffee on peaceful morning

Coffee is well-known for its delicious taste and energy-boosting effects. Unfortunately, it’s also a common culprit of dental discoloration, which can leave your teeth looking yellow and brittle. But does the same apply if you get veneers? It’s a great question! To learn if you can drink coffee with veneers (as well as how to keep your smile in tip-top shape) read on.


5 Tips to Help You Get More Out of Your Veneers

July 16, 2022

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Attractive woman brushing teeth to extend the lifespan of her veneers

On average, veneers last for 10 – 15 years before they need to be replaced. However, some patients find that theirs last for 20, 25, or even 30 years without running into any significant problems. What can you do to extend the lifespan of your veneers so you can get as much as possible out of your investment in cosmetic dentistry? Here are five practical tips: