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November 29, 2020

Guide to the Holidays with Invisalign

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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

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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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September 2, 2020

6 Ways to Prevent Dental Emergencies

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dental emergencyIf you’ve ever experienced a dental emergency, you know how frustrating and painful they can be. They always seem to happen at the worst possible time and can get in the way of your busy life. However, many dental emergencies are easily avoidable with proper maintenance and care of your smile. Your emergency dentist in Collierville shares some tips that can help to prevent dental emergencies from occurring in the future.

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July 18, 2020

How to Deal with Dental Emergencies This Summer

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Child with dental emergencyIt’s easy to become overwhelmed when your child is encountering a dental emergency. The most important thing to do is act quickly and remain calm. No matter what type of urgency is going on, you should get your child to the dentist as soon as possible to resolve the situation. Before you’re able to make it into the office, there are steps you can take to handle the situation. Continue reading to learn what you should do.

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June 3, 2020

What Should You Avoid During Invisalign Treatment?

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Woman wearing Invisalign clear alignersWhen compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign clear aligners have many advantages. You don’t need to deal with brackets or wires, you’re less likely to have an emergency visit, you can continue to eat all of your favorite foods, and they are virtually invisible! For the best results, it’s important to take good care of them and follow instructions closely. Continue reading to learn what you need to avoid for the best outcome.

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May 18, 2020

Can I Get Invisalign If I’ve Already Had Braces or Dental Work?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_holcomb @ 8:54 pm

Smiling woman holds up Invisalign in ColliervilleIf you’re an adult interested in getting a straighter smile, Invisalign is an excellent choice. These modern, clear braces are comfortable, easy to wear, and nearly invisible in your day-to-day life. However, are you still a good candidate if you’ve had traditional braces in the past? Will it still be effective if you have dental work like dental implants, crowns, or veneers? Read on to find out if Invisalign in Collierville can correct your smile if you’ve had other dental treatments—the answer may surprise you!

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April 14, 2020

The Many Downsides & Risks of Smile Direct Club

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shocked person with their hands over their mouthMany people forego orthodontic treatment because they aren’t sure whether it’s worth it to make the investment. For those people, at-home aligner programs such as Smile Direct Club are incredibly tempting because they seem like a cheaper option that can give you all the same results. However, that’s not exactly the case. At-home aligners can cause more headaches and oral health problems than they’re worth, which is why it’s always more cost-effective and safer to visit a trained professional for orthodontic treatment instead. Read on to learn why the American Association or Orthodontists administered a consumer alert for Smile Direct Club. (more…)

March 11, 2020

What’s Sedation Dentistry & Who is a Good Candidate for It?

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Woman relaxing comfortably thanks to her Collierville sedation dentistIs something holding you back from getting the oral health care you need? Maybe you struggle with anxiety, a fear of the dentist, or a medical condition. Whatever challenges you face when it comes to taking care of your smile, your Collierville sedation dentist can help you feel as comfortable, confident, and relaxed as possible. Read on to learn more about two common methods of sedation dentistry and which one might be right for you.

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February 16, 2020

What Type of Sedation Dentistry Can Help You?

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person with a pill in their hand and a glass of water in their other handHave you been putting off an important dental treatment or your regular checkups and cleanings because the thought of scheduling an appointment makes you feel anxious and nervous? It’s estimated that about 75 percent of adults in the United States experience some type of fear, anxiety, worry, or nervousness when they consider visiting their dentist. Instead of skipping out on these important appointments, you could visit a sedation dentist in Collierville to make your visit less traumatic. Read on to learn how sedation dentistry can help you feel more relaxed and comfortable at your dentist’s office. (more…)

December 30, 2019

4 Resolutions for Healthier Teeth & Gums in 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_holcomb @ 3:27 pm

person brushing their teethAfter reflecting on your habits and lifestyle in 2019, you’ve come up with a lengthy list of potential resolutions you could follow through with for a happier and healthier you. It’s not surprise that your oral habits may not have made it onto that list. People often overlook the connection between their mouth and the rest of their body, and what many people don’t know is that with a better dental hygiene routine, you can improve your overall wellbeing. Read on for four resolutions from your family dentist in Collierville for a healthier you. (more…)

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