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Staying on Top Post-Op: What to Expect After Dental Implant Surgery

May 13, 2024

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Illustration of dental implant

People have fretted over their missing teeth ever since cavemen figured out how to recognize their own reflections. Luckily, dental implants offer a modern tooth replacement solution that looks, feels, and works just like the real thing. These wonderful artificial teeth are designed to be surgically implanted into the jawbone, allowing patients to smile naturally and enjoy all sorts of foods that traditional restorations have difficulty chewing. Here’s a brief list of commonly asked questions about the dental implant recovery process as well as their answers.

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Baby on Board: Can You Still Get Dental Implants?

April 19, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjaylopez @ 4:11 pm
Pregnant patient considering dental implants

Pregnancy is a time of significant changes and careful decision-making, especially when it comes to your health. Suddenly, every choice you make has another life to consider and it can be difficult to navigate previously easy decisions. For instance, if you’re missing teeth and need replacements, is getting dental implants still safe? Continue reading to learn what you need to know about dental implants while expecting.

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Do You Really Have to Wear Your Aligners for 22 Hours a Day?

March 6, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjaylopez @ 3:32 pm
a woman putting her Invisalign aligners in her mouth

Most patients choose Invisalign orthodontic treatment over traditional metal braces due to the flexibility and freedom it offers. The removable trays make eating what you want, when you want, possible, and they’re ideal for patients who play instruments. They also make it much easier to maintain good dental health throughout the process. However, if you’re worried about forgetting to put your trays back in, losing them, or any other issues that could prevent you from meeting the ideal wear time, there could be consequences. Read on to learn why wearing your trays for the proper amount of time is so important.

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How Can I Go on a Date with Invisalign?

February 13, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjaylopez @ 7:52 pm
Lady wears Invisalign

One of the reasons why Invisalign has become so incredibly popular is because its clear aligners, unlike traditional braces, are virtually invisible and require no dietary restrictions. However, patients still need to observe certain rules to prevent complications and make sure their treatment stays on schedule. It’s important to keep your Invisalign treatment in mind if you’re planning on taking a special someone out for a night on the town this Valentine’s Day. Here are a few tips to help you comply with your treatment plan when you’re out on a date.

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Getting Back to Work: Recovery Timeline After Dental Implant Surgery

January 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjaylopez @ 5:26 pm
Patient talking with coworkers after dental implant surgery

The weekday grind is a ritual that many Americans hold dear. So, if you’re recovering from dental implant surgery, you may be wondering when you can safely return to work. While the recovery timeline varies from person to person based on various factors, there are some general guidelines to consider.

Read on if you want to plan so you can get back to your personal hustle after getting dental implants.

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5 Popular Holiday Drinks That Can Hurt Your Teeth

November 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjaylopez @ 10:37 pm
person sipping holiday drink

What’s your favorite part of the holiday season? For many, it’s the seasonal treats. As the holidays approach, many people look forward to enjoying sweet and carb-filled drinks. However, it’s important to recognize the potential harm these beverages can cause to dental health. This guide highlights five holiday drinks that should be enjoyed in moderation to protect your teeth during the festive season.

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Show Your Teeth Some Love This Thanksgiving

November 10, 2023

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Turkey

Everyone looks forward to the Thanksgiving feast every year. During this annual banquet, friends and family gather together to appreciate each other and everything they have to be grateful for. When you sit down to this delicious dinner this year, take a few moments to appreciate all the things that your teeth do for you that can be a little too easy to take for granted. Here are a few reasons your teeth deserve a little credit and some ways you can help keep your smile happy and healthy this Thanksgiving.

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Are Your Teeth Wearing an Invisible Costume? Here’s How to Celebrate Halloween with Invisalign

October 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjaylopez @ 10:33 pm
jack-o-lantern

Invisalign is a virtually invisible orthodontic method that requires no dietary restrictions, but it requires certain considerations during the annual Halloween festivities. Without the proper precautions, one candy-filled day can set the stage for major complications over the course of your treatment. Here’s how to celebrate Halloween while keeping your Invisalign treatment going smoothly.

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3 Reasons You May Feel Embarrassed to Get Dental Implants Debunked

September 8, 2023

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An older man admiring his dental implants

Whether it be due to anxiety, poor oral hygiene, or something totally beyond your control, you may have to replace missing teeth and feel self-conscious about it. Dental implants are the best treatment for this, but your embarrassment could be stopping you from getting started.

Continue reading to discover three common concerns about dental implants that might make you feel embarrassed, and why they should be put to rest.

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How to Find An Emergency Dentist When You’re In a Pinch

August 3, 2023

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patient talking to a dentist

Finding a good dentist can be a little bit difficult, and things get even more stressful when you’re in the midst of a dental emergency. Scrambling to find someone to take care of your issue may make you wary, but so long as you take things one step at a time, you should be able to get help quickly.

If you’re in the midst of an ongoing dental emergency, here’s what you should know about finding a decent dentist nearby, particularly when you’re in pain.

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