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You could be grinding your teeth

By | October 30th, 2017|Categories: sleep apnea, toothache, Uncategorized|

Have you ever woken up in the morning with your jaw feeling sore? If so, you may suffer from sleep bruxism, which is the act of grinding your teeth. People that grind their teeth usually [...]

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We know the only time you flossed was just before your appointment

By | October 23rd, 2017|Categories: brushing, cavities, diagnostics, flossing, toothbrushes|Tags: , , |

Before you sit down in the dentist’s chair and tell us tall tales about your excellent brushing and flossing routine, you should know that we can read your mouth like an open book. While we [...]

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3 Ways to Identify Bite Problems

By | October 2nd, 2017|Categories: orthodontics, sensitive teeth, toothache|Tags: , , |

Bite problems can be a starting point for major damage to a healthy mouth. It can begin with discomfort or immediate pain and can take off from there. If your teeth don’t fit together it [...]

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Signs of a Healthy Mouth

By | September 14th, 2017|Categories: bad breath, brushing, cavities, children's oral health, flossing, gum disease, perio protect, toothache|Tags: , , , , , |

A healthy mouth is a good sign of your overall good health. This is why you should keep to a regular checkup and cleanings schedule. Your SmilesRForever dentist is ready to catch issues early and [...]

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The advantages of a Smile Advantage Plan

By | September 14th, 2017|Categories: brushing, cavities, gum disease, perio protect, periodontal disease, sensitive teeth|Tags: , , , |

You deserve quality dental care at a price you can afford. That’s why SmilesRForever developed our Smile Advantage Plan. Are you going without dental insurance? Do you choose not to visit the dentist because of [...]

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Don’t let bleeding gums get you down

By | September 1st, 2017|Categories: brushing, flossing, gum disease, periodontal disease|Tags: , , |

If you see red in the sink after brushing your teeth and spitting, don’t be alarmed yet. Do you need to see your dentist? Probably. Do you need to change your hygiene routine? Yes, definitely! [...]

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Let’s discuss fluoride

By | August 24th, 2017|Categories: brushing, children's oral health, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Fluoride is a natural mineral used in water fluoridation after 1940 and later in topical fluorides to help reduce the number of cavities in the population. Dentists follow the ADA’s topical fluoride guidelines where a [...]

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Brushing and Flossing in Braces

By | June 29th, 2017|Categories: braces, brushing, children's oral health, flossing, orthodontics, toothbrushes|Tags: , , , , |

Braces are a tricky thing. Brushing and flossing can be a challenge for braces wearers. We’re here to tell you that it is possible to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy while wearing [...]

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Carefully care for your teeth

By | May 30th, 2017|Categories: bad breath, brushing, children's oral health, flossing, toothbrushes|Tags: , , |

Your tooth and mouth cleaning habits ensure that you have a happy, healthy smile. If you take care of your teeth, they will take care of you! Strong teeth help you chew the foods that will [...]

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Smoking and your teeth

By | May 19th, 2017|Categories: bad breath, brushing, gum disease, whitening|Tags: , , |

Cigarette smoking is an important cause of severe gum disease in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC states that there are 36 million smokers nationwide. Although this number [...]

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Consider an Electric Toothbrush

By | April 26th, 2017|Categories: brushing, cavities, children's oral health, flossing, toothbrushes|Tags: , , |

One in four adults admits they don’t brush twice a day, according to the Oral Health Foundation. In general, more than 30 percent of people aren’t brushing enough. So is there anything you can do [...]

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Don’t wait to treat a cavity

By | March 13th, 2017|Categories: cavities, fillings, toothache|Tags: , , |

If you’re feeling a dull pain in your tooth or if it hurts to eat, you might have a cavity. Approximately 26 percent of adults age 20 to 64 have untreated tooth decay. This means [...]

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The rest of the braces story

By | February 15th, 2017|Categories: braces, Invisalign, orthodontics|Tags: , , |

When the braces or Invisalign® come off and you feel the smoothly aligned teeth against your lips and tongue, your braces story is not truly over. This is just the beginning of the next stage [...]

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Does my child need braces?

By | January 31st, 2017|Categories: braces, children's oral health, Invisalign, orthodontics|Tags: , , |

The use of braces depends upon each child’s unique situation. We’re often asked by parents, “when should we start talking about orthodontics for my child?”, and our answer is to keep an eye on your [...]

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Three reasons stress is hurting your oral health

By | January 24th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Poor oral health can be characterized by chronic facial and mouth pain, oral sores, gum disease, tooth decay, tooth loss, and more. Ultimately, stress can begin that downward spiral. While stress affects your overall health [...]

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It’s never too late for braces or Invisalign

By | January 3rd, 2017|Categories: braces, orthodontics|Tags: , |

Braces and Invisalign work for anyone. There is no age limit for orthodontic treatment. While it is customary to hear about kids’ and teens’ experiences with braces, adult braces are equally common. SmilesRForever dentists have [...]

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Four reasons Invisalign will fit your lifestyle

By | December 21st, 2016|Categories: Invisalign, orthodontics|Tags: , |

Consider Invisalign from SmilesRForever to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted! We’re proud to offer Invisalign’s advanced technology as an alternative to braces. The following are four reasons the system will fit into your lifestyle [...]

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Taking signs of sleep apnea seriously

By | October 18th, 2016|Categories: oral appliance therapy, sleep apnea|Tags: , |

Do you know someone who is always tired? Is your loved one a heavy snorer? Show you care. Say something. People think about sleep apnea and are hesitant to take action. They can’t get past [...]

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Introducing the Emergency Toothache Phone Line

By | September 15th, 2016|Categories: toothache|Tags: |

Toothaches and dental issues don’t always happen when the dentist’s office is open. Your child might come home from school complaining of tooth pain. You might take a painful bite during dinner. We understand that [...]

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Welcome to the new SmilesRForever website

By | August 10th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

We're happy to welcome you to the brand new SmilesRForever website. We hope you like what you see! We understand that the client experience often begins and continues online. For that reason, SmilesRForever made it [...]

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Lauren’s Invisalign blog: Retainers

By | March 21st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

                It’s been a couple of months since my last update and since then I've officially finished my last set of refinements. I completed the 5 trays on my 2nd round of refinements and was [...]

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Lauren’s Invisalign Blog: Refinement update

By | December 14th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Refinement update This is just a quick update and a few photos. Currently, I'm on tray 3 of 5 on my second round of refinements. Everything has been pretty uneventful, no major changes or issues. [...]

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Lauen’s Invisalign Blog: Refinements continued

By | September 22nd, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Yesterday I was on the final day of my last active tray on set 1 of refinements. I had Dr Blattner do an exam and he and I were both still not happy with the [...]

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Lauren’s Invisalign Blog: Tray #5-8, Propel, and updated pictures

By | June 15th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

June 15, 2015 A few exciting changes have happened since my last blog post. The biggest and most exciting news is I got a Propel treatment. Propel is a procedure where they put little dimples [...]

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Lauren’s Invisalign Blog: Trays 3, 4 and progress pics!

By | May 14th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Tray #3, #4 and some progress pictures This post will be pretty short because not much has happened in the last month. I have made it through trays 3 and 4 without much discomfort.Yay! I [...]

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Healthy Gums Aid Whole-Body Wellness

By | August 1st, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Although the intraoral detriments of periodontal (gum) disease have long been established throughout the dental and medical communities, recent research has begun to highlight the link between healthy gums and whole-body wellness. The systemic effects [...]

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Sensitive Teeth

By | June 1st, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Tooth sensitivity is caused by the stimulation of cells within tiny tubes located in the dentin (the layer of tissue found beneath the hard enamel that contains the inner pulp). When the hard enamel is [...]

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Your Oral Health Questions – Answered

By | February 1st, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Your teeth can reveal a lot about your whole-body health. Research has linked the quality of your oral health (and poor oral health, in particular) to diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, stroke, and [...]

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