Modern times have allowed you to achieve your dream smile conveniently and discreetly! With Invisalign on the market, you no longer have to commit to many months of wearing the metal wires and brackets of traditional braces. The clear, removable aligners allow you to enjoy all your favorite foods, as well as easily take care of your oral health. However, you may be tempted to make your treatment even easier by ordering your aligners from mail-in companies, such as Smile Direct Club. While saving time and money may be tempting, ordering aligners online can harm your smile. Read on to learn about the dangers of mail-in aligners and why it’s best to stick with seeing your dentist for Invisalign treatment.(more…)
Clear Coast Dental Blog
The Dangers of Mail-In Aligners to Your Smile
February 18, 2023
5 Tips to Banish Bad Breath!
February 8, 2023
There is nothing like something clean and fresh. Most people enjoy a thoroughly cleaned car or home. Well, the same thing goes for breath! Having a fresh mouth gives you the confidence to freely smile and interact with people. A survey conducted by Match.com even found that 43% of people believe good breath matters the most before a date, even more than great skin, nice hair, or stylish clothes. However, it is estimated that 1 in 4 people suffer from halitosis (bad breath). Here are five helpful tips to keep your smile fresh and odor-free!(more…)
Your Dentist or the ER: Who Should You Call for a Dental Emergency?
January 18, 2023
It goes without saying that when you have a dental emergency, you need to seek help from a professional right away. But who exactly should you reach out to? Is calling your dentist your best option, or would it be better to get in touch with the nearest emergency room? Here are the answers you need to ensure that you don’t lose any time finding relief.(more…)
3 Reasons Why Invisalign is Better than DIY Aligners
December 7, 2022
Whether it be to save money, save time, or just for the satisfaction of it, there are a lot of reasons to want to do something yourself. Being able to cook your own food or mend your own clothes are valuable skills, and doing them can give you a great feeling of accomplishment.
There are some things, however, that won’t make you feel as good if you do them yourself. Orthodontic treatment is one of them. Several brands of DIY clear aligners claim to offer results comparable to Invisalign from the comfort of your home. However, Invisalign treatment outclasses them in several ways. Here are just a few.(more…)
Your Child’s Oral Health: The Basics of Brushing Their Teeth
November 28, 2022
Your little one’s health is so important to you. You want to be sure they grow up to be as healthy and strong as possible. This includes their oral health! From a newborn with just gums to toddlers and their developing teeth, your child’s dental care has various stages. Here’s all to know about when to start brushing their pearly whites and tips on the best dental care for your child.(more…)
Are “Bad Teeth” Hereditary?
November 3, 2022
Genetics are so fascinating. From the color of the eyes to the dimples in the cheeks, there are many traits that can be passed down from generation to generation. You may have wondered if even the health and appearance of your teeth can be hereditary. The answer is yes! Genes can influence how the teeth and bone structure form, thus influencing various factors. Here are some dental health problems that can run in a family, along with tips to keep your smile in its best shape, no matter what you inherited!(more…)
Can You Improve Your Career Success With Cosmetic Dentistry?
September 7, 2022
If you’re trying to land a new job or get a promotion, then you’re likely focused on tasks like updating your resume and getting a new outfit for the position. But have you considered investing in your smile? According to decades of research, having brighter pearly whites can help you make a great first impression, shed several years off your appearance, and improve your professional success. Keep reading to learn how cosmetic dentistry can have a positive effect on your career opportunities!(more…)
How to Overcome 4 Common Reasons for Avoiding the Dentist
August 25, 2022
You probably grew up hearing that you should visit your dentist for a routine checkup and cleaning every six months. In reality, this doesn’t always happen. From dental fear to financial worries, many people put off receiving the preventive dental care they need to maintain healthy smiles. Here are four of the most common reasons why people avoid the dentist and how you can overcome these obstacles!(more…)
4 Tips for an Easier Dental Checkup
August 8, 2022
Attending two dental checkups a year is the cornerstone of having a healthy mouth. These regular visits give your dentist the opportunity to see whether you have any oral concerns that need to be treated before they turn into painful, expensive headaches in the future. Your dental checkup should be a pretty straightforward affair, but with these four tips, you can make it much easier and more effective.(more…)
Veneers or Lumineers: Which Should You Get?
July 20, 2022
If you’ve looked into cosmetic dentistry, you may have heard of porcelain veneers. Dentists often recommend them for their ability to address various dental imperfections. However, you may not know how they stack up against Lumineers. After all, the latter can supposedly do the same sorts of things as veneers. That said, which would be the ideal treatment for your smile? Well, your New Bedford dentist can help you solve that dilemma. Read on to learn the unique strengths and weaknesses of porcelain veneers and Lumineers.(more…)