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August 12, 2022

Is It Safe to Drink Coffee with Invisalign?

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Steaming cup of coffee on bookIt’s never too late to invest in a healthy, straight smile. 1 in 5 orthodontic patients are over the age of 18, thanks to less noticeable treatments, like Invisalign. Clear aligners are worn over your teeth to move them gradually. You won’t have to worry about the appearance of brackets and wires. However, your aligners can lose their transparency if you aren’t careful, like drinking coffee. If you can’t skip your morning cup of coffee, here’s what you need to know to protect your investment.

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June 25, 2022

Common Foods That Chip Teeth

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Box of movie popcornNo one ever expects a dental emergency, but it can happen to anyone. 1 in 6 Americans faces this situation annually. While you might believe accidents and trauma are the leading causes, many people end up in the dental chair from the foods they eat. Enjoying popcorn while you watch a movie can easily lead to a chipped or broken tooth. Don’t let your favorite snacks or meals damage your smile. Here are the most common foods that can chip teeth.

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April 6, 2022

5 Tips for Choosing a Cosmetic Dentist

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_holcomb @ 8:50 pm
person who had work done by a cosmetic dentist smiling

If you have chips, cracks, alignment issues, or other visual problems with your smile, you may be interested in having it fixed. Luckily, cosmetic dentists specialize in improving the look of one’s smile so they can feel more confident and comfortable with their pearly whites. It’s important to make sure that you choose the right person for the job, so read on to learn five tips that will help you pick a good cosmetic dentist.

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March 18, 2022

Should You See a Dentist for Your Facial Swelling?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_holcomb @ 8:00 am
Girl suffering from cheek swelling

At least at first glance, facial swelling doesn’t seem that bad a symptom. Compared to coughing, sneezing, or bleeding, it often doesn’t feature the sights and sounds associated with severe afflictions. Taken solely on its own, you might believe the swelling is only a sign of a mild allergy or infection.

Having said that, brushing it off as unimportant would be a serious mistake. Among other things, facial swelling can indicate a dental crisis requiring immediate attention. For those interested in knowing, then, when it warrants an emergency dentist, here is a guide to emergency dentistry for facial swelling.

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December 17, 2021

The Evolution of Cosmetic Dentistry

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_holcomb @ 5:31 pm
two people with cosmetic dentistry smiling

Modern-day treatments like teeth whitening, veneers, and Invisalign clear aligners allow patients to correct issues with their pearly whites and attain the smiles they’ve always wanted. As helpful as cosmetic dentistry is, it’s come a long way from what it used to be. Read on to learn about the history of cosmetic dentistry and how it’s evolved over the years.

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October 4, 2021

Can Invisalign Correct Bite Problems Like Overbite?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_holcomb @ 7:07 pm
woman wearing Invisalign

If you have an overbite, perhaps you’ve wondered if Invisalign could potentially correct it. There’s good news: it can!

Beyond just straightening teeth, the clear aligners can also be used to correct an array of bite issues. Keep reading to find out which dental issues Invisalign can fix, how it works, and the benefits of using it to correct bite problems.

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September 17, 2021

How to Find an Emergency Dentist When You Need One

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_holcomb @ 12:16 am
Man with a toothache

Dental emergencies can be very stressful, but it can be difficult to know what to do when dealing with a lot of pain. You know that it’s important to see a dentist to have the issue resolved, but where do you go if you aren’t already established with an emergency dentist? Continue reading to learn how to find an emergency dentist and a few things to look for when you are deciding on one to help you.

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May 27, 2021

Is It Bad to Brush My Dentures Without Removing Them?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_holcomb @ 7:28 pm

Man cleaning dentures in sinkIf you’ve lost all your teeth, dentures are a great solution to restore a beautiful, functional smile. Although they aren’t subject to tooth decay, your oral hygiene habits are crucial to prolonging the life of your dentures. Not to mention, you’ll improve your oral health and keep your smile odor-free. To save time when cleaning dentures, you might leave them in your mouth while brushing them. This can be convenient, but you’ll want to think twice about your routine. Here’s what you need to know to keep your dentures clean and looking their best.

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November 29, 2020

Guide to the Holidays with Invisalign

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_holcomb @ 3:39 am

Woman during the holidays holding a clear aligner.Have you chosen to invest in a straight smile using a discreet solution? That’s great! Invisalign is a convenient option to correct your bite and alignment concerns. The aligners are worn over your teeth to apply consistent pressure to gradually move them into position. Since there aren’t any brackets or wires, you’ll enjoy fewer restrictions; however, there are 5 tips to keep in mind during the holidays to ensure nothing stands in your way of achieving your dream smile.
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October 10, 2020

The Benefits of Invisalign

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_holcomb @ 8:11 pm

Woman with Invisalign in ColliervilleMany adults and older teenagers prefer Invisalign in Collierville to straighten their smile because it doesn’t involve the use of metal brackets and wires cemented to the front of the teeth. However, there are plenty of other advantages to Invisalign that have nothing to do with their appearance that you may not realize. Continue reading to learn more from your dentist about the many benefits of Invisalign clear aligners.

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