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What Are Reasons a Root Canal Is Good News?

November 4, 2021

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Snakes are like root canals. Huh? Well, both seem to have undeservedly bad reputations while they are actually quite beneficial.

Snakes do a wonderful job of pest control, their venom is often part of the cure for a bite from the same species, and researchers even studied the movement of snakes to create robots that can maneuver into small spaces and be an essential part of rescue efforts in the wake of natural disasters.

But this is a dental blog, so let’s get back to root canals. Thanks to cartoons, movies, and people’s imaginations, root canals have gotten a bad rap over the years. While root canals are something that many people should try to avoid, they do not deserve the reputation that they receive.

Keep reading to learn the benefits of root canal therapy in Concord from your dentist.


Debunking Common Root Canal Myths

October 7, 2021

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At your last checkup, did your dentist say you needed a root canal? You might put off scheduling that appointment because you fear the unfamiliar and daunting procedure. Maybe you read some scary things about root canals online, and now you want to avoid one at all costs. Well, even though the internet has tons of helpful information, it’s also full of unreliable sources and dangerously inaccurate information. Luckily, we’re here to put some of those misconceptions to rest. Continue reading as we debunk common root canal myths.


How Propel Orthodontics Enhances Your Invisalign Treatment

August 23, 2021

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Straightening teeth can be such a hassle. Wearing traditional braces can be such a difficult experience that they may just make you avoid orthodontics altogether. However, there is an alternative out there you’ll want to consider.

A woman holding a clear aligner.

Invisalign makes the process of straightening teeth and fixing uneven bites easier, faster and without metal hardware. But did you know there’s something you can do to make your Invisalign treatment quicker and even more effective? Say hello to Propel Orthodontics! With these revolutionary orthodontic enhancers, you can cut the amount of time necessary to undergo orthodontic treatment, even more so compared to what Invisalign promotes.


5 Common Causes of Teeth Shifting (and How Your Dentist Can Help!)

July 13, 2021

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woman looking in the mirror for signs of teeth shifting

Maybe you were born with effortlessly straight teeth. Maybe you got your teeth straightened with braces or Invisalign when you were younger. In either case, it can be alarming to notice that your teeth have started to drift out of their proper positions. Understanding some of the possible causes of teeth shifting can give you an idea of what to expect as well as a plan for what to do about it. Keep reading to learn five common reasons why teeth might shift and how your dentist can help!


Happy Independence Day: Know Your “Patient Bill of Rights!”

June 24, 2021

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With Independence Day right around the corner, you may look back to your history class and remember that the first ten amendments from the United States Constitution are called “The Bill of Rights.” We believe our patients have a “Bill of Rights” as well! It’s how everyone deserves to be treated in our practice, and we really mean it.


The Dangers of Following TikTok Dental Trends

April 2, 2021

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Feel like TikTok is everywhere? That’s because it is! In 2018, it became the most downloaded app, with over 45 million users. This social media platform saw another surge in followers after the stay-at-home orders in March 2020, and it has since achieved unparalleled popularity. Today, it’s the go-to app to watch entertaining videos, spread awareness on hot topics, and learn tips on everything from makeup to healthy eating. Unfortunately, some of the information being shared in the videos getting millions of views is potentially dangerous. With this in mind, here are three TikTok dental trends you should NOT partake in.


4 Uses for BOTOX (Other Than to Address Wrinkles)

March 5, 2021

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BOTOX being injected around a patient's lips

BOTOX has recently become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available today. After all, celebrities who seemingly never age, like Courtney Cox and Jenny McCarthy, contribute their youthful appearance to this wrinkle-erasing wonder. So, it’s not hard to see why this treatment has become a household name. But did you know BOTOX in Concord can be used for much more than erasing fine lines? Keep reading for four additional uses.


7 Questions Answered about Invisalign Clear Aligners

January 19, 2021

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Woman with Invisalign

Invisalign in Concord has many different advantages over traditional metal braces, so it has become quite popular for older teens and adults. However, you probably have all sorts of questions about how the treatment works. It is important that you understand the process and how you can maximize the effectiveness of the treatment. Continue reading so you can get the answers you’re looking for regarding Invisalign clear aligners.


More Than Appearance: 4 Non-Cosmetic Benefits of Invisalign

December 17, 2020

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Closeup of patient holding Invisalign clear aligner

Decades prior, correcting gapped, crowded, or misaligned teeth required clunky metal brackets and wires. However, that all changed when Invisalign introduced their aligners, which were equally as effective and virtually undetectable. Over the last two decades, over 3 million patients have discreetly achieved their smile goals thanks to the same innovative technology. However, the benefits of Invisalign aren’t limited to purely cosmetic reasons. Read on for four additional perks!


How to Keep Up with Your Oral Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

November 30, 2020

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Woman brushing teeth

All throughout the country and throughout the world, numerous steps are being taken to combat the spread of COVID-19. You have been working from home, social distancing, and wearing a face covering wherever you go. But have you also been paying extra special attention to your smile while you’ve been at home? Your dentist shares some oral hygiene tips to help you keep your smile healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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