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4 Reasons Why You Should Visit Your Dentist For Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular procedures performed at a dentist’s office. Not only does it do wonders for your smile, but it also helps to maintain oral hygiene in the long run. And yet, many people choose in-home dental kits and DIY methods, many of which have been known to damage the enamel of teeth, if overused. 

While the latter may seem to be a quick fix, it’s always preferable to get your teeth cleaned and whitened at a dentist’s office.

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Cosmetic Dentistry: Because Your Smile is Precious

Do you often find yourself standing in front of the mirror wondering how you could enhance the aesthetic of your smile? Your teeth and mouth may be healthy, but they may still lack the aesthetic you want. This is where cosmetic dentistry comes into play! Whitening your teeth, altering their position, or getting veneers or caps may be the answer to upgrading your smile! You will find the best dentists in New Stanton, PA for the job at Prime Dental! Here is how we can give you a million-dollar smile:

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Why Straightening Crooked Teeth Is Important

Crooked Teeth

There is nothing more attractive and lovely than a confident, beautiful smile! It makes you look approachable, radiant, and happy, ready to take on the world! However, many people abstain from smiling more because of their crooked teeth, which sometimes also fuels their low self-esteem levels. That is why every year, millions of Americans choose orthodontic dental treatment and sometimes, cosmetic dental implants to align their teeth and correct their bite 

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Oral Health 101: Never Miss a Dental Appointment

Dental Appointment

While visiting your dentist every six months may not be something you look forward to but it surely is one of the most important appointments to keep. After all, everyone loves a bright and beautiful smile! If you find yourself wondering whether it is worth your time and money, we are here to tell you that it undoubtedly is. You must never skip a dental check-up because the risks are high. You may end up paying a much higher price, from your wallet as well as peace of mind. Before we look at the reasons why you must be diligent about regular dental check-ups, a heads up for those of you looking for an orthodontist in Mount Pleasant, you have come to the right place. So, welcome!

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4 Effective Natural Remedies for Gingivitis

Gingivitis, a common and mild form of gum disease, is easily treatable in its early stages with home remedies and oral cleaning by a dentist in Youngwood, PA. But, if left untreated, it can result in tooth loss. Nearly 20 to 30 percent of adults lose their teeth as a result of severe gum disease, says the American Academy of Periodontology. This makes treating gingivitis as soon as it appears all the more important. 

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5 Bad Habits That Are Harming Your Oral Health

While you might floss regularly, brush your teeth and scrape your tongue twice a day, certain bad habits might wreak havoc on your oral health, regardless of your hygiene practices. We have mentioned some of them below so that you can take active steps to steer clear of them: 

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Decay Arresting Treatment

Decay-Arresting-Treatment

Non-Invasive treatment of small to moderate decay with Silver Diamine Fluoride application have children celebrating!

Prime Dental is very excited to announce that we are using Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) to arrest decay and help with tooth sensitivity! A lot of our patients are already benefitting from the use of SDF, especially younger children.

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Dental Videos Regarding Procedures

Dental Procedures

In case, in addition to the information we provided on our website, you would like to watch a video about dental procedures you are interested in, please go to this website LINK and click on the video you are interested in.

Invisalign

Invisalign

Invisalign is an orthodontic appliance system used to inconspicuously treat crooked and crowded teeth in adults and teens. This modern take on braces features a system of clear aligner trays that are worn at all times with the exception of during meals and when brushing or flossing. The trays are custom fitted to the teeth, making them virtually unnoticeable when laughing, talking, and eating with other people. Patients receive a sequence of trays, each of which is slightly different than the one before. The aligners provide a slight resistance to the teeth, forcing them to move into alignment over time. With Invisalign, adults and teens can achieve the smiles they’ve always wanted without feeling self-conscious about the mode of treatment.

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wearing Invisalign is in no way as restrictive as traditional braces? Many adults opt for this system not only because it is discreet, but also because there is no need to change your diet to avoid foods that could damage braces. This is because the Invisalign system is free of braces and brackets, instead opting for a removable tray that can be taken out prior to meals. Also, Invisalign fits well into busy adult schedules, as there is no need to attend frequent visits for wire tightening. Most patients simply change to a new aligner tray every couple of weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a candidate for Invisalign?

If you have crooked or crowded teeth that are embarrassing to you or otherwise preventing you from achieving optimal oral health, Invisalign could be the solution for you. Visit your Invisalign dentist for a complete consultation to find out if you could benefit from clear orthodontics.

What should I expect during my Invisalign treatment?

You will wear your aligners nearly all of the time, with the exception of about two hours per day. Invisalign treatments are different for everyone, but most patients can achieve their ideal smiles within one to two years. During that time, you can expect to make occasional dental visits to monitor your progress.

Will I need any post-treatment care?

Following your treatment, you will no longer need to wear Invisalign trays. However, you will need to wear a retainer each day to help protect your new smile. It is also important to continue visiting your dentist for routine check-ups and twice-yearly cleaning.

Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are clear coatings applied to the surfaces of a child’s molars to prevent the development of tooth decay. They work by preventing food and plaque from resting in the grooves and crevices of molars – an area especially susceptible to cavities. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, nearly 1 in 3 U.S. children ages 6 to 12 currently have sealants on their teeth.

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that sealants can last as long as 5 to 10 years pediatric dental patients? Depending on a child’s oral development and risk factors for tooth decay, sealants may be applied to the teeth as young as age 6. It is at this time that the first molars typically appear. Additional molars erupt at approximately age 12. If possible, sealants should be applied to a child’s teeth immediately after any molar has appeared to reduce the risk of early decay.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will dental sealants affect the feel or appearance of my child’s teeth?

Sealants bond directly to the teeth, where they harden to a clear or tooth-colored coat. This makes them virtually undetectable to others. Though it is normal to feel new sealants with the tongue, most children quickly adapt to their presence.

What will my child experience when getting sealants?

The process of getting sealants is fast and painless. The tooth is cleaned before the dentist paints the sealant onto the enamel. The sealant will immediately harden, acting as a barrier between bacteria and the chewing surface of the teeth. In most cases, sealants will last several years before needing to be reapplied. However, regular visits to the dentist will be necessary to monitor the condition of the sealants and examine their effectiveness.

Will sealants prevent all cavities?

While sealants are extremely effective for preventing tooth decay in children, they do not replace other forms of preventative oral health care. Children should still brush and floss each day using a fluoridated toothpaste. Regular dental exams and a balanced diet low in sugar are also essential for good long-term oral health.

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Dr. Lucas is a great dentist! Very progressive when it comes to dentistry. Updated on latest dental technology. I go to her myself and take my both kids. Very knowledgeable, gentle and caring. Kids have no fears at all when they need to have their teeth checked any more! Definitely would recommend to anybody.
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I only have great things to say about the office and staff. They listened to my issue and were able to suggest the best of procedures to me. I’m glad that I’ve made my appointment.
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Dr. Lucas was able to look at my case and educate me on what is recommended. It’s hard to find someone that I can trust, all staff members were able to do so. All while making me feel comfortable during my appointment. Would recommend to my family and friends!
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Heather was very accommodating as I did not have much availability for appointments. They were able to take me in with late notice. I’m happy that there was ample parking!
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