The Real Cost of Trying DIY Braces

DIY braces are a rising trend where a person creates their own braces through paper clips, rubber bands, etc. One reason why some people risk using this do-it-yourself method could be because having perfectly straight teeth can enhance their appearance and boost their...

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The Dark Side of DIY Teeth Whitening

In Afdent’s 40+ years of providing patient friendly dentistry, one of the most common questions we get from patients is “how do I get my teeth whiter?” This is usually followed up with “is it safe to do at home?” Sparkling white teeth can boost one’s confidence and...

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When to Save an Infected Tooth

As a practicing dentist, one of the most common responses I get from patients when I ask why we haven’t seen them on a regular basis is, “Well, nothing was hurting, so I thought everything was ok.” But, did you know that teeth don’t necessarily have to be causing you...

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How Do Invisalign Braces Work?

Unhappy with your smile but not really interested in wearing traditional braces? Maybe think you are too old to get your perfect smile? Well braces aren’t just for kids and teens anymore. More and more, adults are choosing to get braces to straighten their...

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Is Professional Teeth Whitening Cost Worth It?

One of the most asked questions we get at Afdent is “how can I get my teeth whiter?” Honestly one of the simplest and easiest answers is to brush your teeth gently with a fluoride toothpaste for two minutes twice a day. And use a timer, most people think they’ve been...

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3 Signs You Need An Emergency Tooth Extraction

 Many people wonder if their dental pain is severe enough to warrant an emergency trip to their dentist. Toothaches come in all shapes, sizes, and degrees of pain, so knowing what’s an emergency and what’s not can help you save money in the long run. Whether you were...

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The Real Cost of Trying DIY Braces

DIY braces are a rising trend where a person creates their own braces through paper clips, rubber bands, etc. One reason why some people risk using this do-it-yourself method could be because having perfectly straight teeth can enhance their appearance and boost their...

Oral Health 101: The Importance of Professional Teeth Cleaning

As a dental professional I’m often asked about the need for professional teeth cleaning. Often a patient will ask, “I brush twice a day, floss, and use a mouthwash before going to bed, so why do I need routine cleanings?” I tell them that the simplest and most obvious...

Why You Should Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

By now, I’m sure you’ve seen the many funny online video clips of people being sedated after getting their wisdom teeth taken out. Although these videos are fun to watch, as a dentist I can tell you that these teeth are anything but wise.  I recommend to the vast...

The Dark Side of DIY Teeth Whitening

In Afdent’s 40+ years of providing patient friendly dentistry, one of the most common questions we get from patients is “how do I get my teeth whiter?” This is usually followed up with “is it safe to do at home?” Sparkling white teeth can boost one’s confidence and...

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