Grateful Dentists Blog

Can Professional Fluoride Treatment Be Useful for Adults?

May 10, 2023

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grown man receiving fluoride treatment

Fluoride is one of those things that most people have heard of, but that many people may not completely understand the importance of. They might know that it’s good for their oral health, but may not really know why.

For example, it’s a common misconception that children are the main people who can benefit from fluoride treatment. There is evidence to suggest that adults could potentially enjoy the merits of fluoride treatment as well. If you’re curious, here’s how.


What to Expect After Getting a Root Canal

April 11, 2023

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person resting on couch after getting a root canal

Root canals are dental procedures aimed at saving and restoring severely damaged or infected teeth by removing the infected pulp and sealing the tooth’s inner canals. Often associated with fear and discomfort, they are misunderstood procedures that can bring relief and save your natural tooth from having to be extracted. Contrary to popular belief, they are generally simple and nearly painless. If you are preparing to undergo root canal therapy, keep reading as we explore what to expect after the procedure as well as how you can prepare.


Can You Still Align Your Smile with Invisalign if You Grind Your Teeth?

March 13, 2023

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a dentist placing aligners into a patient’s mouth

Invisalign has given countless people the smile they’ve always wanted. No longer do you have to avoid getting straighter teeth because you don’t want to wear the clunky metal wires and brackets. The clear aligners of Invisalign can provide you with a discreet and convenient way to gradually move your pearly whites into their desired position. But since you must wear them for at least 20 hours a day, which will include while you sleep, can you still get the treatment if you grind your teeth at night? Here’s what to know about Invisalign and teeth grinding.


Reasons Why a Root Canal Might Actually Be a Good Thing

February 13, 2023

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illustration showing root canal process

The American Association of Endodontists has said that approximately 41,000 root canals are performed every day. Due to the spread of misinformation about this treatment, it’s feared by many. Fortunately, this procedure is incredibly reliable. With a 95% success rate, it’s rare for patients to run into complications with this treatment. Read on to learn why getting root canal therapy is a good thing.


What Dental Emergencies Cause Facial Pain?

January 4, 2023

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a patient struggling with dental pain

Life can come to a screeching halt when you sustain a dental emergency—and sometimes these situations can cause a great deal of facial pain! But how do you know when this discomfort necessitates a visit to your emergency dentist? Here are some dental problems that are known for causing facial pain and why it’s always in your best interest to visit your dentist for relief.


6 Things Your Dentist Wouldn’t Put in their Mouth

December 7, 2022

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Picture of a stack of lemons

People trust dentists with their teeth because dentists know what makes for good oral health. They’ve been through enough dental school and seen enough dental emergencies to know what things should be avoided. That’s why it’s good to take note of the things that your dentist would never put in their mouth. Here are a few such things, along with what makes them so dangerous


Is Tooth Pain a Dental Emergency?

November 23, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — gratefuldentists @ 10:22 pm
Woman with toothache

Are you dealing with a toothache? Tooth pain can be excruciatingly painful, and it never seems to disappear on its own. Even if you think that you’re tough enough to handle the pain, this doesn’t mean that you should continue without dental attention. Tooth pain means that something isn’t right in your mouth, so you should have your dentist take a look. Continue reading to learn whether or not a toothache is considered a dental emergency and some of the possible causes.


How Long Do You Need to Wear Your Retainers After Invisalign?

September 14, 2022

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patient smiling while holding retainers

Many people look forward to the end of their Invisalign treatment because they’re excited to show off their beautiful straight smiles. While you may think your journey stops there, you actually have to wear retainers to preserve your hard-earned results. If you fail to do so, your teeth may shift back to their original position. Read on to learn more about wearing a retainer after Invisalign and how it can help you maintain a stunning smile.


Do I Really Need to Replace a Missing Back Tooth?

August 19, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — gratefuldentists @ 4:31 pm
woman with a dental implant chewing a red apple

If you lose one of your front teeth, replacing it as soon as possible is a no-brainer. But what about if you’re missing a tooth toward the back of your mouth? After all, no one around you will be able to tell that you don’t have all of your pearly whites. Unfortunately, tooth loss is more than just an aesthetic issue. Even just one missing tooth can impact your daily life and long-term oral health in ways you might not have considered. Here’s what you need to know about whether you should replace a missing back tooth.


Can Invisalign Fix My Overbite?

August 10, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — gratefuldentists @ 3:59 pm
smiling person holding an Invisalign clear aligner

Since Invisalign clear aligners first came on the market in 1998, more than 13 million people worldwide have been able to straighten their teeth without the awkwardness and discomfort of metal braces. Maybe you’re considering getting Invisalign yourself. However, you may have heard that traditional braces are more effective at correcting bite alignment problems. You might be wondering whether Invisalign can fix your overbite. Keep reading to learn the answer!

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