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How Can I Care for My Braces as a Working Adult?

March 13, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsimeone @ 7:06 pm
Lady with braces smiles

Traditional braces are a tried and proven way to treat misalignments in a smile, but they require no small amount of effort on the patient’s part. A wearer of braces will have to keep the appliance and their teeth clean while avoiding chewy, crunchy, or sugary foods to keep their treatment on track and prevent gum disease and tooth decay. While the results are well worth it, it can take a bit of planning to keep your treatment on track while you’re on the job.


How to Rock Your Smile on Dates with Invisalign

February 9, 2024

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Couple on a date while wearing Invisalign

Navigating the dating scene can be both exhilarating and nerve-wracking, especially if you’re going through orthodontic treatment. With Invisalign, the stakes aren’t as high because they’re a flexible system. However, there are still some romantic pitfalls you could fall into if you’re not careful.

Read on to find a complete guide to keeping your smile pristine while wearing Invisalign and some other tips to ensure your next date goes off without a hitch!


The Invisible Hand: How Invisalign Could Benefit Several Types of Careers

January 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsimeone @ 8:31 pm
Man shaking hands with client after Invisalign treatment

Business is like a tide; it can come and go in waves of plenty or loss. If you’ve been in a slump, or if you’re just looking for a way to gain an edge, try Invisalign. Study after study confirms that a straighter smile is a major ingredient in the recipe for success. No matter what industry you’re in, you’ll gain a benefit from Invisalign treatment, but who could benefit the most?

Read on to see some examples of careers that could see the most benefit from a more aesthetically pleasing smile.


5 of the Most Asked Questions About Invisalign, Answered!

December 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsimeone @ 7:43 pm
Man smiling while putting clear aligners on top teeth

Over the years, you may have heard the countless benefits of clear aligner treatment – from the virtually undetectable trays and shorter treatment timelines to the lack of dietary restrictions. If you haven’t taken the next step in your teeth-straightening journey because you have a few questions on your mind, then you’re in the right place! Below, you will find the answers to frequently asked questions about Invisalign.


5 Facts You Should Know Before Getting Veneers

November 16, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsimeone @ 10:14 pm
person with veneers smiling

Embarking on the journey to enhance your smile through cosmetic dentistry? Consider porcelain veneers, thin shells crafted from dental-grade porcelain that gracefully conceal the entire front surface of your teeth. This transformative approach enables the masking of various cosmetic issues, providing your smile with a newfound aesthetic allure. While veneers represent a widely adopted treatment, it’s crucial to gain a comprehensive understanding of the procedure before taking the next step. To illuminate the intricacies of the process, let’s uncover five captivating facts about veneers.


Devastating Yet Preventable: The Most Common Oral Health Conditions Worldwide

October 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsimeone @ 11:01 pm
gum disease

Although most oral health conditions are preventable with proper oral hygiene and treatable if caught in their early stages, dental and periodontal diseases are some of the most common health problems across the world. In fact, the World Health Organization estimated in 2022 that nearly 3.5 billion people deal with oral diseases worldwide. Here are some of the most common oral health problems on Earth and how they can be prevented or treated.


Is Apple Cider Vinegar Bad for Your Teeth?

September 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsimeone @ 3:53 pm
a glass of apple cider vinegar

From wellness coaches and influencers to home remedy websites, apple cider vinegar has been touted as a cure-all for a wide range of health issues, including everything from acid reflux to eczema and high blood pressure. However, what these resources often don’t address is the impact that drinking something so acidic every day can have on your teeth. Read on to learn more about how apple cider vinegar can affect your enamel and whether the risks outweigh the benefits.


A History of Teeth Whitening, from Ancient Rome to Today

August 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsimeone @ 7:16 am
Young person with a white smile

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments that there is, and that has a lot to do not just with the number of people who are interested in brightening their smile, but in the remarkable efficacy of the treatment.

However, while the demand has always been there, whitening treatments haven’t always been as sophisticated as they are today. There’s a long history that has brought this treatment to where it is now. If you’re curious, here’s a little bit more information around where teeth whitening came from, and how it developed over time.


The Great Debate: Mints vs. Sugar-Free Gum

July 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsimeone @ 6:13 pm
close up of a woman holding a  white piece of gum to her teeth

You are likely already aware that the best way to combat bad breath is consistent, healthy dental hygiene. What do you do, though, when you’re at work and have enjoyed a particularly strong cup of coffee? How do you refresh after a business lunch or before an important meeting? Mints and gum are both popular options to feel fresh and clean when you’re on-the-go; but which is the better choice for your oral health? Keep reading to find the answer!


Is It Okay to Get Teeth Whitening After Braces?

June 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsimeone @ 12:47 am
person getting teeth whitening after braces

Congratulations on successfully completing your braces journey! Although braces can straighten your teeth, you might notice some discoloration once they are removed. This discoloration can occur due to plaque buildup or enamel demineralization during orthodontic treatment. The good news is that there are several teeth whitening options that can help restore your teeth’s natural color and enhance the appearance of your smile. Let’s explore the process of whitening your smile after braces.

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