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Is It Okay to Drink Coffee with Invisalign?

August 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mdg_team @ 11:45 pm
Woman holding hot cup of coffee

Are you among the countless millions of people who like to ease into each day with a steaming cup of coffee? If so, you might have questions about how clear aligners could affect your morning routine. Is it okay to drink coffee with Invisalign? Yes, it is perfectly fine! This blog post provides some tips to help you enjoy your daily cup of Joe without endangering your orthodontic treatment.


Can Invisalign Correct TMJ Disorder? 

Filed under: Uncategorized — mdg_team @ 6:02 pm
Close-up of woman’s mouth as she places Invisalign on her teeth

TMJ disorder, which is also known as TMJ dysfunction or simply TMD, is a complicated condition. It occurs when the jaw joint (located in front of your ears) incurs an injury or becomes stressed. TMD can be responsible for a range of unpleasant symptoms, including jaw pain, difficulty chewing, headaches, and more. If you are struggling with TMD, you may wonder about your treatment options.

For example, you might want to know if Invisalign can correct your condition. In some cases, yes, clear aligners can be helpful for TMD sufferers. This blog post further explains how this treatment might be able to help.


Can Veneers Be Made Out of Materials Other Than Porcelain?

July 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mdg_team @ 3:53 pm
Dental veneers on dark, reflective surface

Dental veneers have a widespread reputation for being able to help patients quickly disguise aesthetic imperfections in their teeth. In most cases, they are constructed out of porcelain, which is very strong and resistant to stains. But you might wonder, can veneers be made out of materials other than porcelain? This blog post explains a few other options that might be available to you.


How to Protect Your Lips from the Sun

June 27, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mdg_team @ 2:20 am
Woman outside on beach, applying lip balm

As the sunny season heats up, it is common to hear reminders about the importance of sunscreen. Sadly, though, the lips are often overlooked when it comes to sun protection. If they are not properly shielded, they could easily incur burns. Even worse, they are susceptible to cancer! How exactly should you protect your lips from the sun? This blog post provides helpful tips.


Enjoy All of Your Favorite Summer Foods with Dental Implants!

June 26, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mdg_team @ 11:15 pm
Delicious summer foods cooking on grill

Did you have traditional dentures in the past? If so, you might remember feeling left out as your friends and family ate a wide variety of foods — and you had to limit your choices because of your prosthetic. Now that you have dental implants, however, things have changed. In fact, you can feel free to enjoy all of your favorite summer foods. How can dental implants equip you to eat anything you want, and how can you protect them while you are delighting your palate? This blog post provides practical information.


What Happens if You Delay Root Canal Treatment?

May 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mdg_team @ 3:49 pm
Dentist and patient discussing X-ray

When your dentist initially informs you that you need root canal therapy, you might be reluctant to consent to the procedure at first. Some people fear this treatment, while others question whether it is actually necessary. A number even postpone it due to concerns about its cost. Regardless of what might hold you back, it is important to think about the consequences of not receiving prompt care. What happens if you delay root canal treatment? This blog post touches on a few possibilities.


Is Drinking Through a Straw Better for Your Teeth?

April 24, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mdg_team @ 3:58 pm
Woman’s hand reaching for drink with a straw in it

It is commonly believed that whether or not you drink through a straw is purely a matter of personal preference. Some people like straws and view them as fashionable and fun. Others want to sip their drinks directly. But is drinking through a straw actually better for your teeth? In many cases, yes. This blog post explains how a straw could protect your smile.


Avoid These Foods if You Have Dentures

Filed under: Uncategorized — mdg_team @ 3:25 pm
Group of senior friends enjoying a meal together

There are a lot of good things to be said about dentures. They are attractive, cost-effective, and easy to care for. But they do have a few disadvantages. For example, they do not have the strength or chewing ability of natural teeth. Therefore, they might require you to make some changes to your eating habits. This blog post explains what foods you should avoid if you have dentures and why you should do so. You will also find information on an alternative to conventional dentures that can allow you to eat virtually anything.


Does Alcohol Increase Your Risk of Gum Disease?

March 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mdg_team @ 2:05 pm
Three cocktails arranged on countertop

Do you like to enjoy an occasional glass of wine or cocktail? Many people do. While sipping on adult beverages in moderation is not usually harmful, it is important to think about the consequences of overdoing it. Not only can overconsumption of alcohol put your head-to-toe wellness at risk, but it can also prove detrimental to your oral health. Does alcohol increase your risk of gum disease? Read on to learn more about this important topic.


Root Canals vs. Extractions: Which Should You Choose?

March 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mdg_team @ 12:59 pm
Dentist and patient talking about treatment options

A severe toothache can be one of the most distracting and bothersome types of pain. If you are suffering from this issue, you should contact your emergency dentist as soon as possible. After they examine your mouth, they will recommend a procedure to relieve your pain. What if you have multiple treatment options? How can you choose the best one? This blog post discusses some of the pros and cons of root canals vs. tooth extractions.

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