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Can Invisalign Clear Up My Bite Problems?

March 7, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_resnick @ 6:29 am
Someone holding an Invisalign aligner

Invisalign aligners have become an incredibly popular orthodontic treatment in recent years, and it’s easy to see why. The sleek, discreet aligners allow patients to get a straighter smile without any impact on their appearance in the meantime.

However, Invisalign is also a newer treatment than traditional braces, and is therefore a bit more limited in the conditions that it can treat. For example, you might wonder whether you could use clear aligners to deal with bite problems, like an overbite. The answer is complicated; here’s what you should know.


Brushing for Brainpower: The Oral Health and Memory Connection

February 9, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_resnick @ 8:53 pm
An older woman at the dentist for better oral health

As science advances in dentistry, many dental professionals are learning about the importance of their work beyond teeth and gums. In fact, new research suggests that maintaining good oral hygiene could also be crucial for preserving your memory! This surprising connection between oral health and brain power is yet another reason for advocating for excellent oral hygiene.

If you’re curious how brushing your teeth and embracing preventive dentistry translates to better cognitive function, continue reading.


How Much of a Difference Can Attaching Dentures to Dental Implants Make?

January 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_resnick @ 2:13 pm
Illustration of dentures being attached to dental implants

If you currently wear traditional dentures, you’re probably already well aware of how they can change your life for the better after extensive tooth loss. However, they also come with a number of drawbacks, like slipping at inconvenient times. As such, you may be thinking of upgrading to implant dentures. Could having your prosthesis attached to dental implant posts really make that much of a difference? Here’s a quick look at this modern tooth replacement solution and the advantages it offers.


Where Did That Black Line Around My Dental Crown Come From?

December 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_resnick @ 11:18 pm
Woman thinks something over

Dentists have used dental crowns to restore compromised teeth for centuries. Of course, technology has vastly improved since dental crowns were first used, and many people are walking around with older types of dental crowns on their teeth. Some of these people may look in the mirror one day and notice thin black lines forming at the base of their dental crowns, and they may wonder where these lines came from and what they can do about them. Here’s how these pesky and unsightly lines can form and how metal-free crowns can correct the problem.


Dental Dawdling: Why You Shouldn’t Delay Getting Veneers

November 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_resnick @ 4:37 pm
Woman with brown hair in dental chair smiling and gesturing to a shade guide being held near her face

If you’re frustrated by flawed teeth, you’re not alone! Millions of people have turned to porcelain veneers to resolve issues in their smiles. Despite this, many patients debate having them placed because there’s some prep work involved. For these thin, ceramic shells to line up with your gums, your dentist must first remove a small amount of your tooth’s enamel. Because it does not regrow, it’s a permanent change that many patients hesitate to commit to. Those who take the plunge, however, know that it’s worth it to enjoy the many benefits of having veneers. Keep reading to learn about 3 of them!


Surprising Foods That Sabotage Your Dental Health

October 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_resnick @ 2:15 pm
A bowl of saltine crackers ready to disrupt your dental health

Cavities are nature’s way of telling you you’ve been neglecting your dental health. These small pits form in your teeth when the acid from bacterial plaque eats away at your enamel over time. While it’s obvious that candy or sweet drinks can cause cavities, some foods are much harder to sus out.

If you want to learn more about cavities and how foods impact your dental health, continue reading. Below are examples of four unassuming products that may give you a toothache.


What If I Only Want Invisalign for My Top Teeth?

September 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_resnick @ 3:39 pm
Woman wearing red plaid in front of sunny trees inserting top Invisalign tray

Invisalign is a popular way to get a more unified smile without the hassle of bulky metal braces. That said, many patients who are happy with their lower teeth wonder whether they can reposition just the upper set. While this kind of single arch treatment is possible, it’s not always recommended. Keep reading to learn why!


Smile Makeover: Combining Dental Implants and Orthodontics

August 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_resnick @ 8:06 pm
A man smiling with braces over his dental implants

So, you’ve recently had a successful dental implant, but now you wish to address other aspects of your smile. You searched through multiple options and found that braces or some other orthodontic treatments would be a good solution.

The problem? Orthodontic treatments work to shift your teeth into alignment with various methods. Will the titanium post in your jawbone present a problem? Continue reading to explore this conundrum in more detail.


Dental Bridges or Partial Dentures: Which Are Right for Me?

July 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_resnick @ 3:38 pm
A partial denture sitting on the palm of someone's hand

If missing teeth are affecting your oral health or confidence, there are a few options for tooth replacement to choose from, such as dental bridges or partial dentures. Although they both can restore your smile, there are a few differences that can help you determine which one is best for your unique situation. Here’s what you need to know to find out if dental bridges or partial dentures are right for you.


What to Do if you Lose your Invisalign Aligner

June 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_resnick @ 6:55 am
Invisalign aligner lying on a table

One of the main things that Invisalign aligners have over other kinds of orthodontics is the fact that they’re removable. While traditional braces tend to come with quite a few dietary restrictions, Invisalign aligners can be removed before mealtime, meaning that you can eat just about anything you want.

However, that removability also means that you can lose your Invisalign aligners if you aren’t careful. If you do, here are a few things that you can do to make sure that you stay on track with your Invisalign treatment.

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