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Dr. Mark R. Simeone Blog

3 Ways to Care for Your Invisalign Clear Aligners

May 19, 2021

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a set of Invisalign aligners and a manual toothbrush

Caring for Invisalign aligners isn’t too difficult. In fact, it is actually much easier than if you were to wear metal brackets and wires. With these clear trays, you don’t have to worry about food getting stuck between your teeth and brackets nor do you have to be concerned about a potential wire poking out and irritating your gums. If you’re wanting to keep your Invisalign aligners in the best possible shape to avoid a potential delay in your treatment, check out these three tips that will make cleaning and caring for your orthodontic appliances easier than you thought.

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Invisalign vs. Braces: Starting Your Path Toward a Straighter Smile

April 5, 2021

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a young woman holds an Invisalign aligner and a mouth mold with traditional braces

When meeting with your orthodontist to discuss appropriate treatment for your crooked smile, you may be wondering which solution will lend the best results? While some complex and extensive dental situations do not allow for a choice, your case may allow you to choose how you want to approach treatment. Faced with the option of Invisalign vs. braces, which one is right for you? A local orthodontist is here to break down both so you can feel more confident as you prepare to start your path toward a straighter smile.  

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3 Reasons to Schedule Your Dental Checkup Early in the Year

January 4, 2021

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a woman and her dentist smiling in preparation for a standard dental checkup and cleaning

If you’re like most people, you’re glad 2020 is over. With a new year finally here, you can focus on positive changes you want to make over the next 12 months, one of which should be your smile. If you want to make a good first impression in 2021, consider taking the important step to schedule a dental checkup early in the year. Why? Read on to hear from a local dentist who shares 3 reasons your smile will benefit from this proactive approach to better oral health.

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Being Healthier in 2021: The Perks of Regularly Flossing Your Teeth

December 30, 2020

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a person flossing their teeth

An estimated 35 percent of people in the country don’t floss every day like their dentist and the American Dental Association recommends. Although this may seem like an unnecessary extra step to take care of your teeth and gums in addition to brushing, it can do wonders for your oral health and help your smile stay cavity-free. If you’re looking for a new year’s resolution that will improve your physical wellbeing and help you feel better about yourself, flossing every day is a great idea! Read on to learn more about what flossing can do for your smile and how to perfect the technique.

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Does My Insurance Cover Sedation Dentistry?

November 9, 2020

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 Patient wondering, “Is sedation dentistry covered by insurance?”

Does going to the dentist make you a little — or very — nervous? For millions of Americans, the mere thought of settling into that big chair is enough to give them anxiety. If that is true of you, you may benefit from sedation dentistry, which uses medications to shut down the brain’s fear response and help you remain relaxed and calm. Of course, while sedation dentistry is wonderful, you may have several questions about it, including, “Is sedation dentistry covered by insurance?” Let’s discuss how your policy might apply.

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Who is a Good Candidate for IV Sedation?

October 4, 2020

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an up-close image of an IV sedation drip

IV sedation is one of the most common techniques used by dentists to help curb dental anxiety. But its ability to calm nerves and soothe a patient’s fears are not its only capabilities. Many dental professionals use it when a patient requires multiple complex treatments, all of which are to be performed during one visit. But who is eligible to receive this advanced method of sedation? A local dentist in Coatesville explains the various factors that contribute to whether a person is a good candidate as well as how it is administered to ensure complete and total relaxation.

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Here’s Why You Should Never Skip a Dental Cleaning

September 23, 2020

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reminder on bulletin board to prevent skipping a dental cleaning

According to a 2018 survey, only 58 percent of Americans visit their dentist at least once per year. That is a troubling statistic because the American Dental Association recommends that everyone visits their dentist at least twice a year for preventive care. Clearly, the practice of skipping dental cleanings is widespread. While choosing to forgo regular dental appointments may not seem like a big deal, this habit can actually lead to dire consequences. Let’s discuss what could happen if you become a stranger at your dentist’s office.

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Why Your Child Needs a Back-to-School Dental Checkup

August 3, 2020

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a little girl having her teeth and gums checked by a children’s dentist

Whether your child is preparing to head back to class among friends and teachers or staying at home to engage in virtual schooling, there’s one important task you should make sure to complete before their first day – a back-to-school dental checkup. By opting to see a children’s dentist before the start of the new year, you are not only setting your child up for success, but you’re also saving valuable time and money. Read on to find out what makes this particular visit so vital and why you should add it to your checklist before you forget.

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Where Have the Reception Area Magazines Gone?

July 7, 2020

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Man next to question mark wonders where Coatesville dentist magazines went

The next time you visit your Coatesville dentist, you may notice that their practice looks a bit different than it did before the pandemic! Alongside the new hospital-grade hand sanitizing stations and HEPA air filtration systems, you may be surprised to find that all the magazines, toys, and other activities have been removed. Read on to find out how taking these items out of the reception area helps your Coatesville dentist keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Contactless Greetings: Why They’re Best When Visiting Your Dentist

June 15, 2020

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two hands reaching for each other with the words “social distancing” underneath

Social distancing is the new term for 2020. With people avoiding birthday parties, special gatherings, and canceling vacations, staying indoors and away from others is becoming the “new normal.” Unfortunately, for those who enjoy a hug or high-five, this practice can feel isolating. Your dentist in Coatesville understands, especially as offices begin to reopen and patients return. Although you may be unable to share a handshake with your dental team during your appointment, there are other ways to say “hello” without making contact. Read on to check them out.

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