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 It’s Never too Late to Straighten Your Smile

Braces as an adult? No way. At least, that was what I thought when my dentist told me that I was going to have to see an orthodontist about my crooked teeth. But my teeth were so misaligned that they were causing me pain when I chewed, so I decided to at least look into it. Turns out braces today are nothing like the ones my friends had when I was a kid. Mine were practically invisible, and I didn't need to wear them that long. I started this blog to encourage other people like me who are nervous about the prospect of wearing braces as an adult. My straight smile is so worth the trips to the orthodontist, and wearing braces was nowhere near as bad as I thought. Read on to find out more about how you can straighten your smile.

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2021

The First Four Days After Your Dental Implant Surgery

After dental implant surgery, it will take up to two weeks for your incisions to heal fully, and then it will take another few months for the implants to integrate into your jaw bone. In other words, it's a long recovery process — but don't let that intimidate you! After the first four days, patients are able to pretty much go back to normal, other than staying away from the chewiest, crunchiest foods and paying more attention to oral hygiene.

3 Signs It Is Time To Invest In Dental Crowns

Unhygienic oral practices, genetic factors, and poor eating habits can damage your teeth and make your smile unattractive. Infected or damaged teeth can damage your social life and limit you from enjoying the foods you like. Fortunately, dental crowns can restore your attractive smile and enhance your overall oral health. Dental crowns will not only restore your oral aesthetics, but they will also strengthen your damaged teeth, restore oral functions, and prevent further damage to your teeth.

3 Good Reasons To Request Sedation For Your Next Dental Procedure

Some more involved dental treatments, like implant placement, are almost always performed under sedation. Others, like fillings and crowns, are routinely performed without sedation. However, as the patient, you can always request sedation for any dental procedure during which you prefer to be sedated and less aware. Most dentists will comply; they would rather have a nice, calm patient than an anxious one! But why might you request sedation for a routine procedure like a filling?