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Cold and Flu Season Tips to Protect Your Smile

November 7, 2019

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Cold and flu season is in full swing. If you find yourself with the case of the sniffles, you could unknowingly damage your smile while combating the symptoms. There are several home remedies that can be used to help you recover, but some may be harmful to your teeth and gums. Here are a few cold and flu season tips to protect your smile.

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Have Dental Insurance? It’s a Use It or Lose It Situation, So Schedule Now!

October 12, 2019

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Computer screen that reads, Dental Benefits

If someone offered you $900, you’d probably take it, right? Well, if you have dental insurance and forget to schedule before the year ends, you might be passing up that same amount of money! In fact, the American Dental Association found that the average person has an annual benefit of $1,250, but only gets about $323 of dental work each year. Since dental insurance is a “use it or lose it” situation, that means missing out on over $900 in benefits. Not to mention that you aren’t getting the dental care you need to have healthy teeth and gums. Keep reading for tips on how to benefit from your plan and find out why preventive care is so important for reducing your dental care costs.  

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Do You Qualify for Invisalign Treatment if You Wore Braces in the Past?

September 19, 2019

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young man smiling holding Invisalign aligner

Invisalign clear aligners provide a way to fix crooked, crowded, gapped or misaligned teeth in a discreet manner. Is this still a viable means of straightening teeth for patients who have previously worn braces or undergone some other form of dental work? As you continue reading, an Invisalign expert provides the answers you need so you can move forward with achieving the smile you’ve always wanted in the safest and most effective manner possible!

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3 Ways to Keep Your Child’s Oral Health on Track During the Busy School Year

August 29, 2019

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student in class

The beginning of the school year means dozens of papers to sign, making sure your little ones have the supplies they need to be successful, and getting their health needs taken care of. With the addition of homework, school projects, and exhausting learning-filled days, it can be easy for your child to put their oral hygiene routine on the backburner. However, this could cause toothaches and common oral health problems like cavities to develop, resulting in missed days of school and academic distractions. To make sure your child is prepared for success, follow these three tips to get their oral health on track.

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Energy and Sports Drinks Are Wreaking Havoc On Your Oral Health, According To Your Dentist

July 12, 2019

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person drinking a sports drink

Once you get in the habit of getting routine boosts from energy and sports drinks each day, it can be hard to ween yourself off of them. Before you introduce these sugary, acidic beverages into your diet this summer, learn how they can impact your enamel and oral health from your dentist. Whether you’re a teenager or an adult, excessive consumption of these drinks has been proven to increase your risk of experiencing oral health problems. Read on to learn about what makes sports and energy beverages so bad for your teeth.

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Can Gum Disease Affect Your Heart?

May 16, 2019

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heart with a stethoscope

Have you ever found blood in your sink after brushing your teeth? Do you have bad breath that just doesn’t seem to go away? Do your teeth look longer than they used to? These are all early signs of gum disease, which can cause a whole mess of problems in your mouth. But can it also lead to issues in your heart? Let’s examine the possible link between gum disease and heart health.

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A Dentist Says Oral Cancer Screening is One Reason Not to Skip a Checkup

April 2, 2019

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a woman at the dentist

If you think dental checkups are nothing more than a hygienist performing a quick sweep over your mouth, cleaning your pearly whites, and letting the dentist look everything over before giving a thumbs up, you’re going to the wrong dentist. Each time you visit your dentist office, not only should you receive a thorough examination and cleaning, but you can expect to be screened for oral cancer. Here is why that reason alone should keep you from skipping out on your next appointment.

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6 Reasons To Remember Your Checkup With Your Dentist

March 25, 2019

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When you’re sitting down planning your week, you realize you haven’t had a checkup with your dentist in a long time. It turns out, this can have detrimental effects on your oral health. Without being checked on by your dentist regularly, you can’t take proper preventive measures to avoid and be alerted if you have gum disease, tooth decay, and other serious infections. Be sure to see your dentist before serious problems arise! 

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A Dentist Explains Why Baby Teeth Matter

February 27, 2019

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As a devoted parent, you of course want your child to enjoy lifelong dental health. That’s exactly why you should take him or her to the dentist on or before their first birthday. The condition of a baby’s teeth are a good indicator of dental problems that may surface later in life. The time to know about those potential challenges is now, before they develop into long-term difficulties.

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3 Cosmetic Changes with Your Dentist in Marlton That Will Change Your Life

January 6, 2019

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woman smiling

It’s 2019! The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to start something special, something that will change your life. Have you thought about improving the look of your smile? Studies have shown that people with attractive smiles are perceived as being friendlier and more successful. Maybe you want to try for a better job. Maybe you want to meet someone new. Maybe you just want to feel more confident. Whatever your dreams are, your smile can help you get there. Here are three ways you can improve your smile and your self-esteem this year with your cosmetic dentist in Marlton.

Teeth Straightening with Invisalign

Straight teeth look great, but did you know that straight teeth can also help improve your oral health? It’s true. Brushing and flossing crooked or misaligned teeth can be difficult and can leave more plaque in the nooks and crannies of your mouth. Straight teeth provide the optimal situation for good oral health.

But do you really want to get metal braces? The point of cosmetic dental changes is to boost your self-esteem, not make it worse. Well, there’s another option: Invisalign. Not only does Invisalign straighten teeth faster than traditional braces, but the clear aligners are discreet and barely noticeable when worn. Unlike with traditional braces, you can enjoy all your favorite foods and activities while on Invisalign treatment without restrictions. For many patients, this advanced straightening option costs about the same as traditional braces and doesn’t require as many adjustment appointments with your dentist.

Teeth Whitening

As we age and because of exposure to darkly pigmented foods and drinks, our teeth can become yellow or dull. When the white, protective layer of enamel wears down, the yellow dentin layer of the tooth becomes more exposed. Over-the-counter whitening solutions promise but fail to deliver whitening results. Professional whitening solutions offered through your dentist can brighten your smile by up to 8 shades!

There are two types of professional whitening: in-office treatment or take-home kits. Both use the same technique, hydrogen or carbamide peroxide, to safely and effective bleach your teeth. In-office whitening uses a higher concentration and after 60–90 minutes achieves dramatic results in one visit. Take-home kits, on the other hand, are used for about 30 minutes every night for two weeks to get the same level of whitening. With either treatment, you can smile brighter!

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic option that covers so many different flaws, including:

  • Discolored teeth.
  • Small gaps between teeth.
  • Chipped teeth.
  • Misshaped teeth.

Thin sheets of ceramic, porcelain veneers are adhered to the front surfaces of your teeth. Because of their material, they reflect light just like natural teeth and look great! If you have imperfections that you want to cover up in your smile, then veneers may be a good option for you.

It’s not just about improving the way your teeth look, although cosmetic treatment certainly does that. These changes are about giving you confidence so to show your smile and chase after the rest of your dreams. Make 2019 the year you changed your life for the better. For more information about these and other cosmetic dentistry improvements, contact your dentist in Marlton.

About the Author

Dr. Joseph Sandberg has been practicing dentistry for more than 30 years in the same location. At South Jersey Center for Dental Medicine, he and his staff offer personalized care and attention and can address practically every dental need including cosmetic dentistry. They offer both in-office and take-home whitening solutions, Invisalign, and porcelain veneers. You can contact them by calling (856) 988-7773 or clicking here.

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