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Is Direct Bonding Right for You?

January 7, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — torringtondental @ 4:48 pm
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Many people with small imperfections in their smile choose to get direct bonding, which may also be called dental bonding, cosmetic bonding, or composite resin bonding. This procedure is fast and relatively affordable. It can also produce beautiful, natural-looking results! But is it right for you? This blog post contains some important points that you should consider as you are contemplating your cosmetic dentistry options.


Is Dental Insurance Worth the Money?

September 30, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — torringtondental @ 2:39 pm
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In these turbulent economic times, many people are looking for ways to save money. You might be eating out less, cutting back on some luxuries, and cancelling unnecessary subscriptions. You could even be contemplating the prospect of cancelling your dental insurance policy. But is that wise? On the contrary, dental insurance is a smart investment that can help you save money. This blog post examines why it is worth the cost of your monthly premium.


Dental Insurance vs. a Dental Discount Plan: Which Is Better?

Filed under: Uncategorized — torringtondental @ 2:16 pm
Happy dental patient showing off her smile

A healthy smile is important, so you should invest in professional oral care for your family. There are a couple of different provisions that can help you save money while you are doing so. For example, you may choose to get a dental insurance policy or a dental discount plan. Is one option better than the other? This blog post aims to help you compare your choices.


How Can You Tell if You Have a Cavity Between Your Teeth?

August 26, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — torringtondental @ 4:43 pm
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Spots of decay can develop anywhere on your teeth, including the front, back, and chewing surfaces. You might even end up with an interproximal cavity (a cavity between your teeth). Unfortunately, interproximal cavities can be a sneaky problem because they are often impossible to see. Plus, they may not cause any symptoms until they are fairly advanced. How can you tell if you have a cavity between your teeth? This blog post provides useful information to help you enjoy a healthy smile.


Which Toothpaste Is Best for Veneers?

Filed under: Uncategorized — torringtondental @ 4:15 pm
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Veneers have the potential to provide you with years of beautiful smiles. However, in order for them to serve you well, you have to take care of them. Not only do you have to keep your mouth clean through regular brushing, but you also have to be choosy about which oral hygiene products you use. Which toothpaste is best for veneers? This simple guide will steer you in the right direction.


August 11 Is National Align Your Teeth Day!

July 24, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — torringtondental @ 3:08 pm
Young woman wearing orthodontic braces

Countless millions of people around the world have some form of dental misalignment. Are you among them? If so, you might be thinking about booking an appointment with your dentist to learn more about orthodontic treatment. With National Align Your Teeth Day quickly approaching, right now is the ideal time to get started on your journey toward a healthier, straighter smile! What exactly is this annual event all about, and how can you show that you support it? This blog post explains.


How to Easily Remove Your Clear Aligners

July 23, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — torringtondental @ 3:59 pm
Woman holding Invisalign aligner close to her mouth

One of the most attractive features of clear aligners is their removability. You can — and should — take them out of your mouth multiple times each day so you can eat without worry and maintain your oral hygiene. But what if you find it a little challenging to get your Invisalign out? This blog post is here to help. Continue reading to discover some tips on how to easily remove your clear aligners:


Soak Up the Sun for a Healthier Smile!

June 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — torringtondental @ 5:36 pm
Woman lying on beach, soaking up the sun

The sun gets a bad rap sometimes. You may frequently hear about how spending too much time outdoors can lead to burns, premature signs of aging, and even skin cancer. Such warnings are valid. However, there is another side to the story.  Moderate exposure to sunlight can actually benefit your overall wellness. Soaking up the sun could even lead to a healthier smile! How is that the case? This blog post explains.


How to Protect Your Lips from the Sun

Filed under: Uncategorized — torringtondental @ 5:05 pm
Woman on beach, applying lip balm

During summertime, the media issues frequent reminders about how important it is to protect yourself from the sun’s harsh UVA and UVB rays. Sadly, though, the lips often get overlooked. Why and how should you protect your lips from the sun? Continue reading to discover some important and helpful information.


Can I Drink Coffee after a Tooth Extraction?

April 1, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — torringtondental @ 4:21 pm
Woman relaxing and sipping coffee

After getting a tooth removed, there is a brief recovery period wherein you will have to change some of your daily habits. For example, you should be sure to get plenty of rest and eat soft foods. But you might wonder about your morning cup of Joe. In fact, you may be eager to ask, “Can I drink coffee after a tooth extraction?” Read on below to learn the answer.

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