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Dental Bridge VS Partial Denture: Which is the Best?

March 2, 2024

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Model of a dental bridge and crownsTeeth are supposed to last for a lifetime, but that’s not the case for many adults. 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. If you’ve lost a tooth or two over the years, you have several options to fill the gaps in your smile. Dental bridges and partial dentures have been used for generations to treat missing teeth, but which is right for you? Here’s what you need to know to invest in the best tooth replacement method for your needs.


Tips for Traveling with Invisalign 

September 20, 2023

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person holding Invisalign aligner and smiling

After a considerable hiatus, you’re now gearing up for a vacation with your friends. The anticipation of exploring new destinations and savoring exotic cuisine is building up. However, this getaway poses a new challenge – traveling with your Invisalign aligners. Although Invisalign offers various advantages over traditional braces, it does require some extra planning. Whether you’re embarking on your journey by plane or hitting the road in your car, these tips will ensure that your vacation remains enjoyable and stress-free even with your Invisalign treatment.


6 Common Questions About Invisalign, Answered!

May 31, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — healthyflint @ 4:38 pm
Dentist holding Invisalign aligner with blue glove

From what to do if you lose an aligner to how long the average treatment timeline is, many patients are curious about the Invisalign treatment process. Fortunately, the length of your treatment, how to care for your aligners, and more will be covered during your consultation. Of course, if you don’t want to wait until then, you can read on to learn the answers to six common questions about Invisalign!


Can I Get Invisalign If I Grind My Teeth?

April 7, 2023

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person holding clear aligner trays

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that is great at addressing misaligned pearly whites, bite issues, and closing gaps in your smile. It features clean aligners that apply gentle but consistent pressure to your teeth. If you experience teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, you may be wondering if it’s possible to undergo this orthodontic treatment. Keep reading as we explore the potential benefits of using Invisalign as a solution for bruxism.


4 Remarkable Health Benefits of Smiling

March 4, 2023

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a person pointing toward their smile

More often than not, your smile is the first feature that people notice about you! But while it’s true that smiling can capture the attention of those around you and also project a mood of happiness, did you know that the habit also is accompanied by many impressive health benefits? Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about how much smiling can actually benefit your overall well-being.


Are Dental Implants Safe?

February 27, 2023

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patient at dentist holding dental implant model

Having all of your pearly whites is a hallmark of a healthy smile. So, if you have gaps in your beam, this can make it hard to love how it looks. There are fortunately a variety of ways to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are one of the most popular since they’re durable and long-lasting. If you’re considering this tooth replacement option, you may be wondering if it’s a safe choice for your smile. Continue reading to learn about how safe implants are as well as what you can do to make the healing process go as smoothly as possible.


What Are New Year’s Resolutions from Your Dentist to Have a Healthy Smile?

January 4, 2023

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woman and dog with 2023 new year’s balloons

Improving your health and keeping more money in your bank account – that’s an excellent win-win situation. There are many New Year’s resolutions to help you in both respects, and the ones that involve elevating your oral health certainly qualify. You can alter your daily oral hygiene regimen, and before long, you’ve changed a problematic behavior without even thinking about it. Keep reading for suggestions from your dentist in Flint on New Year’s resolutions for a healthy smile.


3 Invisalign Tips for the Holidays

December 9, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — healthyflint @ 6:21 pm
Young woman holding her Invisalign aligner wearing a holiday sweater

If you’re receiving Invisalign treatment now, or are going to start soon, you may be worried about the upkeep you’ll need to do during the holiday season. You may even be concerned that you won’t be able to relax because you’ll have to worry about your aligners. Thankfully, taking care of your Invisalign over the holiday season doesn’t require much effort. If you keep these three simple things in mind, you should be able to easily stay on track


5 Ways to Maximize Your Dental Insurance Benefits

September 28, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — healthyflint @ 12:42 am
Dental Insurance form

Dental insurance is an important monthly investment because it can help you save when it comes to your oral healthcare. By taking care of your dental health, you are contributing to the well-being of your entire body. However, dental insurance doesn’t work the same way that medical insurance does, so it can seem confusing to navigate at first. Here are some tips to help you maximize your dental insurance benefits.


4 Tips to Prevent Dental Emergencies as Your Child Heads Back to School

August 22, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — healthyflint @ 5:57 pm
grinning young girl with pigtails wearing a backpack

With the seemingly endless things you need to do as a parent during the back-to-school season, the last thing you want to worry about is your child having a dental emergency. After all, most people don’t plan ahead for situations like a chipped or knocked-out tooth. Fortunately, it’s relatively easy to prevent dental emergencies if you take the right steps ahead of time. Here are four simple precautions to keep your child’s smile healthy as they begin the new school year!

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