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The Birth of the Dental Crown: Where Did It Come From?

February 1, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drnguyen @ 6:25 pm
a digital image of a dental crown

Dental crowns have been around for a long time. Dentists have been using them for hundreds of years to treat damaged and decayed teeth. But has it always been this way? If you’re curious about the origins of dental crowns and how they came to be, keep reading.  


5 Tips for Traveling with Invisalign

January 3, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drnguyen @ 8:33 pm

Clear aligners and blue storage caseIf you’ve recently started your journey with Invisalign, you don’t have to cancel your travel plans. However, you must follow your dentist’s instructions, even when you’re away from home. You can ensure there aren’t any complications by following 5 simple tips for traveling with Invisalign.


The Role of Dentists in Denture Care: Should You Still Schedule Checkups?

December 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drnguyen @ 8:57 pm
An older woman getting a checkup with her dentures

Full dentures can be a life-changing treatment for patients missing all of their natural teeth. While dentures will provide form and function to your smile, they still require ongoing care. Many patients are surprised by this, assuming that once they have full dentures, regular dental checkups are unnecessary.

However, regular visits to the dentist are still critical for denture wearers in many ways. Continue reading to learn why.


I Know Dental Implants Can Make Me Look Great, But Can They Help Me Live Longer?

November 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drnguyen @ 12:44 am
Dental implant

Dental implants are considered the pinnacle of modern tooth replacement because they look and function exactly like real teeth. While a permanent solution to tooth loss would obviously be great for the confidence and appearance of a patient with missing teeth, dental implants can have significant benefits to their overall health. Here’s how dental implants may be able to help a patient live longer with a better quality of life.


A Step-By-Step Look at the Process for Getting Veneers

October 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drnguyen @ 5:58 pm
a patient smiling while receiving veneers

Your smile is often the first feature that strangers will notice about you—which is perhaps why these days, more people than ever before are turning toward cosmetic dentistry to unlock their smile’s fullest potential. In fact, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the demand for cosmetic dental work has practically doubled within the last five years! And one way that people are enhancing their pearly whites is with the help of porcelain veneers. Keep reading to learn more about veneers and the steps involved in the procedure.


A Poor Fit That Just Won’t Quit: Some Signs That Your Dentures Might Need Adjustment

September 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drnguyen @ 10:27 pm

Modern dentures can be an excellent solution for extensive tooth loss because they are incredibly lifelike and can be so comfortable that you might forget that they are there. Just like any appliance, they need regular maintenance in order to function properly. Their fit can change due to wear and tear or the shape of your mouth shifting over time. Here are some complications that can arise if your dentures are not fitting properly and why you might need to see a dentist for an adjustment.


Behind the Scenes: The Art of Preparing Dental Crowns

August 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drnguyen @ 12:55 pm
A dental technician putting the finishing touches on a dental crown

Have you ever wondered what kind of work goes into something like a dental crown? The little pieces of ceramic tooth don’t make themselves, after all. And what about the work that goes into actually preparing your tooth for the crown placement?

Continue reading to satisfy your curiosity. Learn how your dentist prepares teeth for dental crown placement, and how the prosthetic is made specifically for you.


Why You Shouldn’t Wait Too Long to Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Implants

July 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drnguyen @ 6:52 am
Elderly woman covering her mouth with her hands

Has your confidence and overall quality of life been negatively impacted by tooth loss? Whether you are missing one tooth or all of your teeth, if you want to restore your ability to chew and speak or rebuild your confidence, consider dental implants! However, if you’ve been missing teeth for several years, you might be wondering if the window has closed. Keep reading to find out why you shouldn’t wait too long to replace missing teeth with dental implants and what you can do if you already have.


How Can You Ease Your New Invisalign Aligner Discomfort?

May 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drnguyen @ 5:15 pm
a woman smiling with while placing her new aligner in her mouth

Modern dental technologies and techniques have made it easier and more convenient than ever to get the aligned smile you have always wanted. You no longer have to wear the metal brackets and wires of traditional braces for months on end. Now there are more comfortable and flexible orthodontics like Invisalign! However, as your teeth are being straightened, you will need a bit of adjustment to the aligners. Read on to learn why Invisalign treatment can be a bit uncomfortable at first and what you can do to help.


6 Dental Myths – Debunked!

April 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drnguyen @ 1:48 am
man discussing dental myths with dentist

In the world of oral health, misinformation can often cloud our understanding of what’s best for our teeth and gums. This can make it hard for people to understand what treatments they need or to attend dental appointments with confidence. So that it’s easier for you to separate fact from fiction and make informed decisions for your smile, continue reading as we debunk six common dental myths.

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