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How to Use Invisalign Cleaning Crystals for a Bright and Fresh Smile

May 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — torringtondental @ 4:02 pm
Invisalign aligner and packet of cleaning crystals

Invisalign clear aligner treatment uses a series of custom aligner trays to move the teeth. They are designed to be comfortable and discreet. However, if you do not take proper care of your aligners, they could easily start to accumulate stains, odors, and bacteria. To keep your smile fresh and bright, you should clean your aligners frequently! One product that could be an important part of your hygiene routine is Invisalign cleaning crystals. This blog post contains a quick guide on why and how you should use them.


Thinking about Getting Invisalign? Here Is What You Should Know

April 25, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — torringtondental @ 4:04 pm
Smiling young woman holding Invisalign aligners

Invisalign clear aligners are one of the most convenient and effective ways to address dental misalignment. If you are thinking about getting them, however, there are some important details that you should know. Invisalign may have some unexpected effects on your daily life. Here are a few notes on what you should anticipate:


Make Your Dental Bonding Last Longer with These 5 Tips

March 8, 2024

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Young man in front of mirror, looking closely at his teeth

Dental bonding is a quick and affordable way to repair damaged teeth and enhance the appearance of your smile. The lifespan of bonding depends on a few factors — the biggest of which is your habits. With proper care, your new look could last for several years! What specific steps should you take to protect your bonding and help it to stand the test of time? This blog post provides some practical information.


How Much Does Direct Bonding Cost? Is It Worth It?

February 13, 2024

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Smiling woman with beautiful, perfect teeth

Direct bonding, also known as dental bonding or cosmetic bonding, is a popular treatment that can address a range of minor aesthetic flaws in teeth. If you feel embarrassed due to issues like chips, cracks, minor gaps between the teeth, or discoloration, direct bonding might be right for you! But how much does the treatment cost? Is it worth the price? This blog post explains what you should know.


Is Direct Bonding Right for You?

January 7, 2024

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Handsome, smiling man taking a selfie

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?

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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

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Woman leaning toward mirror, looking at her teeth

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
Smiling woman holding toothpaste and toothbrush

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.

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