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Aesthetic Adjustments: Why Do I Need Invisalign Refinements?

March 11, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_vanderbrook @ 2:51 pm
Birds eye view of many Invisalign trays and container on a black background

If you’re dreaming of having a straighter smile but don’t want to deal with the hassle of metal braces, then you might benefit from Invisalign. This popular alternative to traditional orthodontics utilizes clear plastic aligner trays to gently move your teeth to their ideal positions. Typically, this method can be completed in 12 months but some patients require refinements which can elongate your treatment timeline.   

It’s natural to feel confused or frustrated if your dentist has just informed you that you need additional aligners. Understanding why this happens and what it means can help set your mind at ease. Keep reading to learn more about it!


Preventing Red Wine Stains During the Holidays

December 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_vanderbrook @ 12:27 am

Red wine being poured into a glassIf you enjoy a glass of red wine during holiday get-togethers, you’re not alone. However, even a few glasses of wine during the season can come back to haunt your smile. Your pearly whites can lose their luster from the dark pigments of wine and other beverages. No amount of brushing can reverse tooth discoloration. You don’t have to miss out on the celebrations. Here’s how to combat red wine stains and what you can do to keep your smile its brightest. 


Tricks for Treating Your Child’s Teeth Right this Halloween

October 18, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_vanderbrook @ 12:32 pm
A family enjoying Halloween with good teeth

A cold wind rattles the bone-like tree limbs as ghosts and goblins begin to make their pilgrimage door to door. Their goal? Spooky treats of candy and sweets! Little do they know that the scariest thing awaiting them this Halloween isn’t the monster under their bed or the skeletons in the closet… it’s the cavities lurking in their teeth!

If you want to enjoy the holiday season and keep your child’s teeth cavity-free, continue reading. Here are some tips for oral care that won’t wake the dead.


Has It Been a While Since You Lost Teeth? You May Still Qualify for Dental Implants

September 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_vanderbrook @ 10:15 pm
Woman has curious expression

In most cases, tooth loss doesn’t happen suddenly. It is usually the result of extensive tooth decay, advanced gum disease, a failed root canal, or a severe fracture. Fortunately, dental implants have become the golden standard of tooth replacement because they look and function exactly like real teeth. While it is generally thought that it is best to place dental implants as soon as possible after tooth loss, you still might be able to receive them if you have gone years with traditional restorations. Here’s what you should know about dental implants if you’ve gone a while with missing teeth.


Is My Facial Pain a Dental Emergency?

February 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_vanderbrook @ 9:15 pm
a patient suffering from facial pain

Whether it’s an unbearable headache, a throbbing toothache, or some other type of issue that’s causing facial pain, sometimes it’s even tough to think clearly when you’re dealing with such intense discomfort. But how do you know when it’s a dental emergency that’s causing your distress? Here’s more about some dental problems that are known to cause facial pain, along with why it’s always going to be in your best interest to see your emergency dentist for assistance.


5 Tips for Keeping Your Child’s Smile Decay-Free This Halloween

October 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_vanderbrook @ 12:19 pm
Young girl smiling in her Halloween costume

Filled with candy-filled activities, “spooky season” is basically “sugar season” for children and adults alike. But did you know that the average kid consumes three cups of sugar on Halloween? So, it’s not hard to see why there is a spike in tooth decay around this time of year. The good news is that you can use the following tips to help prevent cavities during Halloween.


Back-to-School Dental Safety: 5 Tips You Need to Know

August 10, 2022

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Young boy smiling while heading back to school with friends

From purchasing school supplies and setting up carpools to organizing your child’s things, back-to-school season comes with a seemingly endless list of to-dos. So, it’s not too surprising that many parents forget one of the most important ones: revisiting how to prevent dental emergencies! After all, oral hygiene regimens often get more lax during the summer with family vacations, sleepovers with friends, and the like. Don’t worry – you can learn five must-know tips right here.


How To: Prepare for Invisalign Treatment

July 25, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_vanderbrook @ 6:17 pm
Smiling woman researching how to prepare for Invisalign

Invisalign is famous for their effective, removable, and discreet trays. What else is there to know? Actually, quite a bit! To ensure your teeth-straightening treatment is as smooth and seamless as possible, it’s a good idea to start planning before your first set of aligners arrive. To learn a few must-know tips on how to prepare for Invisalign, read on!


How Do Dentists Color Match a Dental Crown?

April 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_vanderbrook @ 8:42 pm
producing dental crown in lab

When you first saw your dental crown within your smile, it was hard to believe how well it blended in with your natural teeth. How did your dentist in Dallas do it? With the advanced techniques utilized for modern dental crowns, you receive a personalized restoration that mimics the shade of your natural tooth. It’s not by chance – it’s science. Keep reading for an easy-to-digest look at the process.


4 Ways to Whiten Your Dentures

March 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_vanderbrook @ 9:08 pm
full set of dentures

While wearing artificial teeth, you may be under the assumption that your prosthetics will never stain or become discolored. The reality is that although they are not porous like traditional tooth enamel, they can still become dull over time if you’re not careful. If you want to avoid the potential of walking around with a lackluster grin, here are four ways you can whiten dentures and maintain the beautiful, brighter smile you deserve.

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