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How Playing A Wind Instrument Is Easier With Invisalign

If you lead a busy life, you may wonder how you can continue with your everyday activities while straightening your teeth. Braces can complicate a lot of things, including your ability to play an instrument. But don’t worry—there are other, more comfortable ways to straighten your teeth while playing the instrument you love. Playing Instruments …

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Is Invisalign Compatible With My Crowns and Veneers?

A set of healthy teeth can technically be moved at any age. Invisalign can fix issues from mild crowding to severely crooked teeth. Adults are choosing Invisalign over traditional braces as they can discreetly straighten their smile while still leading a normal, professional life. Adults straightening their teeth with Invisalign have often already had advanced …

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How to Take Care of Invisalign While Traveling

Invisalign has become a popular dental treatment due to its ease and convenience for users. However, though Invisalign is more convenient than other options, Invisalign still requires dedication and commitment throughout your entire treatment. Many people are intimidated of taking care of their Invisalign while traveling. Vacation is a great time to relax and leave …

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What Can Invisalign Do For My Open Bite?

A perfectly straight smile can radically change your life—it can make you feel more confident and in control of your surroundings. Currently, one of the most popular methods for getting that straight smile is Invisalign, an invisible alternative to clunky metal braces. Invisalign can correct a number of dental issues, both common and rare.  One …

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Winning The Battle Of Sickness While Wearing Invisalign

As cold and flu season quickly approaches, you may have some questions regarding your Invisalign usage and the possibility of getting sick. Being sick is never fun—especially when you’re in the process of straightening your teeth!   If you do get sick, these tricks and tips will help prepare you for outlasting sickness while wearing …

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Covid-19 and Gum Disease: How Are They Related?

Periodontal disease, more commonly referred to as gum disease, is considered the most under-diagnosed dental problem in Americans. While gum disease alone can cause a variety of health issues, recent research has suggested untreated gum disease can significantly increase the negative effects of Covid-19 in sick patients. Doctors and researchers studying the coronavirus have noted …

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How Will Invisalign Affect My Dating Life?

One of the biggest draws of choosing Invisalign over other types of orthodontic treatment is that Invisalign is far less noticeable than traditional metal braces. People who choose Invisalign love the freedom and ease that Invisalign offers—you get to straighten your smile while still enjoying your normal routine. While Invisalign is certainly more comfortable and …

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Invisalign: Bridging The Gap In My Teeth

A perfect set of pearly whites is considered one of the most coveted physical features, which is why so many people are constantly trying to improve their smile. Due to its nearly invisible nature, Invisalign has become one of the most popular options for perfecting smiles. A very common cosmetic issue that Invisalign can easily …

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The Health Benefits of Straight Teeth

In our visual world, a straight smile is one of the most coveted physical features. In fact, 3 in 5 Americans would rather have a nice smile than have clear skin. After all, a nice, straight smile can make you feel confident and in control. But a set of straight teeth is more than just …

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What Is The Psychology Behind Straight Teeth And Smiling?

Do you know someone who never fully smiles in pictures? Or holds their hand over their mouth to hide their teeth? Maybe that person is someone close to you, or maybe that person is you. Recent studies have shown that a significant number of Americans aren’t satisfied with their teeth, and experience acute embarrassment regarding …

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How Does Invisalign Correct Overbite And Underbite?

Overbites and underbites are very common dental issues in modern patients. In fact, according to recent research, overbites, in particular, make up 7 in 10 dental disorders. Having an overbite or an underbite can cause feelings of self-consciousness regarding the look of your mouth and smile. In more extreme cases, these dental disorders can result …

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What Happens When My Invisalign Treatment Is Complete?

Invisalign has become a very popular alternative to braces in the last couple decades. And it’s no wonder why—Invisalign offers a straighter smile with the added perk of virtual invisibility. A question that people often ask concerning Invisalign is, will I ever have to get it again? It’s no secret that some unlucky people have …

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Invisalign For Seniors: Is It Ever Too Late?

No matter what age you are, good dental compliance is necessary for Invisalign to work properly. Wearing your aligners 20-22 hours a day is a priority. You should only remove your aligners when absolutely necessary, like during mealtimes or when brushing your teeth. Not complying with the necessary procedures can set you back in your …

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Is Invisalign Really Practical As A College Student?

As a college student, you have a lot on your mind. Stressing about your smile is not something you have time for. Unfortunately, many young adults feel self-conscious about their imperfect smile, but feel they’re too old to wear traditional metal braces. If this sounds like you, you’re in luck—there’s another option. Invisalign offers a …

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Invisalign Teen: Social, Teachable, and Oral Benefits

Being a teenager is hard. There are so many things to worry about—homework, friendships, fitting in at school—the list goes on and on. The last thing teenagers need to worry about is their smile. Clunky, metal braces have fallen out of popularity with teenagers due to their noticeability. Instead, teenagers are choosing Invisalign Teen, a …

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Invisalign: Are You The Perfect Candidate?

Since its development in 1997, Invisalign has been used as an aesthetic alternative to traditional metal braces. Teenagers and adults are drawn to Invisalign so they can adjust their smile without being noticed. The comfort and invisibility of Invisalign makes it seem like the perfect option—but depending on the age of the patient, Invisalign may …

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COVID 19 Update | April, 24th 2020 – Reopening of East Center Dental Monday, April 27 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

East Center Dental is very happy to be welcoming back our patients. Your experience may be a bit different when you come in for your future appointment. At this time, we are taking every precaution to ensure your safety and the safety of our team. Patient Protocol starting Monday, April 27:Please reschedule your appointment if …

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Invisalign: Everything You Need To Know

Since the invention of metal braces in the early 1800’s, people have loathed the frustrating, drawn-out process of a mouth full of metal in order to achieve a straight smile. If you ask anyone who currently has braces, you will discover there are countless ways to label braces as a “necessary evil.” Stanford orthodontist student, …

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COVID 19 Update | March 28th, 2020

Dear East Center Dental Patients, Due to new regulations, our office is currently seeing emergency patients only. If you are in pain, have uncontrolled bleeding, a broken tooth, difficultly chewing, swelling, any trauma to the mouth … please do not hesitate to call. Our goal is to treat dental emergencies, doing all we can to …

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What Happens When Invisalign Encounters My Past Dental Work?

Invisalign has risen in popularity among adults the last several decades. With this particular audience in mind, it goes to reason that many Invisalign patients have already undergone various dental procedures which may cause them to worry about their success with the Invisalign process. The engineers behind Invisalign continue to improve their product, which means …

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How To Own A Winning Smile And Athletic Career

Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign is much more user-friendly and presents a smaller amount of adaptations needed for your daily life while using Invisalign. If you are an athlete or have a student athlete in your life, Invisalign is just what you need to further your success in both your athletic ability and your straighter, more …

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How To Protect Your Teeth And Still Enjoy Eating With Invisalign

Invisalign wearers are expected to wear their trays for 20-22 hours per day. They are also told to remove the trays when eating or drinking anything other than water so as to prevent your trays from getting dyed and ruining your pearly-white smile. Many Invisalign users have reported that they lose weight because of the …

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Three Things You Need To Know To Have The Best Invisalign Experience

The success stories of Invisalign have greatly increased the number of participants over the last several years. As such, the supportive community of Invisalign users has also grown exponentially thanks to the internet and social media. If you are someone who enjoys knowing virtually every little user-friendly secret before embarking on a journey like Invisalign, …

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What Do You Get From Cleaner Trays? Confidence And Peace Of Mind!

Cleaning isn’t on the top of the average American’s list of favorite things to do. The importance of cleanliness, however, keeps it fairly high on the To-Do list for most. If you’re the new owner of Invisalign aligner trays, cleaning your mouth, as well as the progression of aligners you will receive, is just like …

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Is Invisalign The Best Choice For Your Unique Smile? Find Out Today

The popularity of Invisalign has steadily increased since its invention and groundbreaking arrival on the orthodontic scene. In 2012, there were over two million people beginning their journey with Invisalign, and, those numbers show no sign of decreasing in the coming years. With its continuous rise in popularity, you may start thinking Invisalign is replacing …

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Invisalign: Calm Your Nerves From The First Appointment

No matter what the reason for going, visiting the dentist can make patients nervous. The best way to combat those fears is often knowing exactly what to expect for an appointment. If you’re going in for your Invisalign consultation soon, knowledge of that appointment may help calm your nerves. After all, the benefits of straightening …

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Terms You Need To Know Before Pursuing Invisalign

There are many ways Invisalign stands apart from its competitors. One of those ways is how reliable the procedure is to straighten your teeth and give you the smile you’ve always desired. Though it’s true Invisalign is one of the most client-friendly ways to straighten your teeth, there are still words and phrases which may …

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You Get What You Pay For–Get The Best

Invisalign isn’t the sole option on the market for clear braces, though for many reasons it may be the best. With the rise of popularity in this alternative to traditional braces, it isn’t uncommon to want to know what else is out there, before making an informed decision. SmileDirect, Invisalign’s competition since 2014, has drawn …

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Consequences: Cheap DIY Braces Quickly Ruin Your Smile

A few years back, social media chatter excitedly revealed a new trend that was much cheaper: “Do It Yourself” Braces! While the average overall cost of Invisalign or traditional braces is $6,000, this phenomenally surprising trend cost mere dollars and used every-day household items such as elastic hairbands, tying the bands around the teeth with …

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Never Give Up On Your Dreams Of A Straighter Smile

Why fix what’s never been broken? The fact that orthodontic braces have been a treatment plan since the early 1900s, may lead you to ask that question. However, Invisalign has accelerated in popularity over the last several years, and in doing so, has pointed out that, though the system of traditional braces may not be …

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Are Crooked Teeth Hurting Your Smile?

If your teeth are less-than-perfect, you’ve probably spent time in front of a mirror, practicing how to smile. If you tilt your head just right, most people won’t see how your teeth overlap. Or maybe if you hold your hand just right, people will just think you’re cute and a little shy, rather than focus …

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Too Uncomfortable To Smile? Gain Confidence Today!

In the technological age, having a smile you love has become more important than years past. Doubt us? How many times have you been told to smile for a picture posted on your social media of choice, only to give a tight-lipped smile because you’d rather look uncomfortable rather than let people look at your …

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Sensitive Teeth Care

There’s nothing more annoying or frustrating when a meal or a snack comprised of colder items is before you and you forget just how sensitive your teeth are. A conversation or train of thought is sharply interrupted as a brief, painful sensation sends a shockwave through your mouth that causes an involuntary and unattractive facial …

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Can you Overbrush Your Teeth?

When the man or woman behind the mask at the dentist office tells you to floss and brush your teeth more often while they are carrying a sharp metal tool in their hand, it’s pretty hard to refuse their command. So you may heed their advice and diligently floss and brush your teeth each day, …

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Bruxism and Teeth Grinding

 What is Bruxism? Bruxism is the medical term for grinding and clenching your teeth. The problem with this is that over time this can wear away at the enamel of your teeth. This can make brushing your teeth harder since your teeth will likely be sensitive. Over time this can even lead to TMJ, and …

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What Your Tongue Says About Your Health

When you think of oral health, do you think about your tongue? The tongue is an important part of your mouth, and can tell you a lot about your health! Your tongue obviously is important for taste and allowing you to swallow your food. But it also allows your dentist a clue as to your …

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Botox and Dentistry?

When many people think about Botox, they think of middle-aged people trying to stay looking young. But this isn’t actually the case! Botox is actually the most popular cosmetic procedure around and almost seven and a half million injections were performed in 2018. Recently dentists have started to be part of this rise in popularity, …

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Summer Snacks to Avoid

Summer is a wonderful opportunity to spend time with friends and family. Which often involves food and drinks! But some of these snacks can be hard on your teeth. So in this blog, we are going to give you some ideas and alternatives that are less hard on your teeth! Popsicles This is a classic …

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Everything You Need to Know About Dental Veneers.

In 2015 it was found in a study, that 80% of people think that their teeth look bad in pictures. It was also found that around 30% of people don’t show their teeth in pictures because of their teeth. That is a huge portion of the country that is unhappy with how their teeth look! …

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Reasons to Visit the Dentist

Hopefully, you know that you visit the dentist every 6 months. But there are other signs that mean you may need to visit the dentist before your six-month checkup and here are few things to look out for! Pain or sensitivity If you start to experience any pain or sensitivity in your mouth, or teeth …

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Everything You Need to Know About Teeth Whitening

You’ve probably seen advertisements for in-home teeth whitening, or for dental teeth whitening. If you are not a child, then chances are you have noticed that your teeth can stain over time. So you probably are wondering how do you fix this issue? To answer this question, we are first going to talk about what …

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The History of False Teeth

For literally thousands of years people have been figuring out ways to replace lost teeth. Thankfully this has gotten much much better over the last 100 years, and now you can’t even tell that someone has fake teeth. Implants are one of the biggest achievements in false teeth technology and have given millions of people …

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Taking Care of Your Teeth on Vacation

When you are on vacation it is easy to slip out of your normal routines. But it is important to take care of your teeth even when you are on vacation. If you follow of few of these simple tips then you’ll be able to keep your teeth healthy and enjoy your vacation at the …

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Tips for Teaching Children About Oral Health

Raising children to have good oral health care habits is very important. It can sometimes feel like a battle to get your kids to take proper care of their teeth. But instilling them with good oral health habits is important and will benefit them for the rest of their life. So here are some tips …

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How Diabetes Affects Oral Health

Diabetes is a disease that has become more and more prevalent in the last decades. More and more Americans have diabetes or pre-diabetes, and it has many negative effects. Diabetes is where your body can’t properly control blood glucose levels. Regardless of what type of diabetes someone has, it will affect their oral health in …

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Side Effects of Dental Procedures

Many people are nervous about dental procedures. This could be because of many different things, but often it is because people are afraid of some of the side effects of the procedures. But most of these are nothing to worry about and will go away quickly. However, sometimes there can be a side effect that …

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Pull Your Tooth or Save it?

 If you have had a tooth that is infected or has severe cavities, it can seem like the best choice is to have the tooth removed. Especially if you are in pain. But we would caution against this! Although it might be easy, it isn’t always the best option. While the choice is up to …

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4 Reasons Straight Teeth Are Important!

Most people, regardless of their age, would like to have straight teeth. The main reason for many people is that they want to have a beautiful smile, but there are many other great benefits of having straight teeth! Here are a few more reason why you should look into a product like Invisalign to straighten …

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5 Dental Myths

We talk to hundreds of people each month, and we often hear people mention dental myths that aren’t true. So we thought it would be a good idea to highlight these, and debunk some myths!

What Happens After a Cavity?

Each year in the United States there are over 3 million cavities diagnosed. So you are not alone if you or your children have cavities. In fact, cavities are the number one reason kids miss school. 90% of all adults have a cavity at some point in their life. If you have visited the dentist …

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Oral Health for Seniors

Taking care of your mouth is important regardless of your age, but as we age there are extra issues that become more likely. There are issues like teeth loss, denture care, gum disease, and discoloration. We are going to cover some of the common issues that seniors experience with their oral health, and how to …

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The Benefits of Straight Teeth

If you have children, then chances are you have started thinking about what to do if they need to have their teeth straightened. If they do need this, then your first question is probably related to “How much is this going to cost?” This is a valid decision when considering options for straightening your child’s …

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The Different Types of Dentists

Did you know that there are many different types of dentists? You might have noticed on your last visit that the dentists have their credentials hanging on the wall and the dentist’s name will be followed by three different letters. These letters show what type of dentist they are. So we are going to explain …

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Things to Know About Gum Disease

Gum disease is one of the most common diseases in the United States. It is a disease that has many different negative effects and causes symptoms such as swollen or red gums. Your gums will also be much more likely to bleed. In the beginning, it is called gingivitis and is usually not painful. Gingivitis …

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Invisalign vs Braces

Braces have traditionally been something that teenagers get, and many adults that could have benefited from braces avoided them due to the way they look. But now there are options! There have been many new options when it comes to teeth straightening. It is likely that you have seen products like Invisalign, and maybe you’ve seen …

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Questions and Answers About Baby Teeth

Many people think that baby teeth don’t matter, other than for the tooth fairy. But this isn’t true! Baby teeth are nearly as important as your adult teeth. If a child’s teeth aren’t taken care of when they are young, then this could cause serious issues! So in this blog, we are going to answer …

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Options For Replacing Missing Teeth

If you have all of your teeth currently then you may not be able to imagine not being able to enjoy your favorite food, like a steak or an apple. Or not getting that dream job because you don’t feel confident enough to smile. These hardships are a reality for many adults, and this is …

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What to Expect at a Dental Checkup

A good start to the new year is to schedule your next dental check-up. If you have done this, then great job! This is a critical part of keeping your mouth healthy! It isn’t uncommon for us to assist people that haven’t visited the dentist in many years, which means they may not know what …

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What You Need To Know About Dental Insurance For 2019

We are now in 2019! Which we hope is going to be one of the best years yet! The beginning of the year means that dental insurance benefits restart. Dental insurance might be confusing to you, especially with all of those terms such as maximums, deductibles, networks, etc. So we are going to try to …

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Why Are My Teeth Sensitive?

Over 3 million Americans suffer from sensitivity to cold, sweets, or heat. If you are one of them, you know that it can be painful and uncomfortable. The first thing you should do is contact your dentist so they can make sure there isn’t a fixable problem with their teeth. You may be wondering what …

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Baby Safety

Parents want nothing more than to keep their children safe. This can seem like it would be easy, but there are so many things to consider, so it can end being overwhelming. As dentists, we play an important part in a child’s health care team, and your baby’s safety is important to us! So here …

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What To Do If You Have Dry Mouth

If you experience dry mouth when you sleep, then you aren’t alone. The estimates aren’t exact, but there are easily millions of people that are experiencing dry mouth each year. If you are one of these people, then you know the night is usually the worst. It is an uncomfortable experience waking up feeling like …

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Sugar Doesn’t Cause Cavities?

Is the statement “sugar causes cavities” true? Or is it just something that people say to scare their kids away from the Halloween candy? Is sugar the reason that dentists encourage people to brush their teeth more around this period of the year? This time of year is a perfect time to answer these questions …

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The Benefits of Oral Hygiene

Most people are introduced to oral hygiene from a young age. Parents will start to brush their child’s teeth and gums as soon as they have teeth. This instills the habit of brushing your teeth from the very start which is a great thing. We all know that brushing your teeth is good, but there …

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How to Have a Sparkling White Smile

Having a sparkling white smile is something that most people would love to have! Most people, when asked what they would improve about their smile, they say whiter teeth. But diet, aging, and hygiene issues can all lead to teeth that are yellow. But don’t worry, there are steps you can take to reverse these …

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Causes and Symptoms of Oral Cancer

Oral cancer can be a serious risk to your life, which is why it is important to catch and diagnose oral cancer early. Every year a large number of people are affected by this disease. We are going to cover what causes oral cancer, and ways to reduce your risk of getting it.

Diabetes and Oral Health

Diabetes is a disease that is increasingly common in the United States. Diabetes affects millions of people in many different ways. It is important to take extra care of your health if you have diabetes, and your dentist should be an important part of a care team. Here is how we can help you!
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Do Children Need to Visit the Dentist?

Last month children when back to school, and there is a bunch of stuff to do during the month school starts. But once the back to school season has slowed down it is a great time to start taking care of your child’s teeth! While it is ideal that you visit the dentist before school …

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Should You Use Mouthwash?

Rinsing your mouth should be an important part of any daily oral health routine. We have talked in the past about brushing your teeth, flossing, and chewing gum, but we have never talked about mouthwash. So this week we are going to discuss why you should use mouthwash and some tips!
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Why You Should Chew Gum

Pretty much everyone knows they need to brush their teeth twice per day, and most know they need to floss each day, and even to use mouthwash. But did you know that your dentist wants you to chew gum? Here is why our dentists like patients to chew gum and how it is good for …

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What is a Deep Teeth Cleaning?

Not everyone is familiar with the term deep teeth cleaning. You may wonder if you need it. Most dentists recommend having your teeth deep cleaned if you have any level of gum disease. So now we are going to explain what a deep cleaning is and if you need one!
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5 More Dental Myths!

We have covered dental myths in the past, but we have more! There are so many different myths that people believe about their teeth, that we have plenty left to debunk.
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Everything You Need to Know About Your Child Losing Teeth

If you are a first-time parent, then everything is going to be new for you! You’ll have to learn your child, and how to handle each situation as it comes up. At some point, you will have to be prepared to handle your children losing teeth. Here is what you need to know in regards …

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5 Tips for Keeping Your Children’s Teeth Healthy

We often see kids come into the office with bad teeth due to bad oral health. Usually, kids don’t spontaneously come up with these bad habits on their own. Parents need to be aware that their kids will copy them when it comes to the health of their teeth, just like in most other areas …

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Heart Health

How Gum Disease and Heart Health are Linked

Heart disease is one of the largest causes of death around the world, and did you know that the health of your teeth is directly linked to the health of your heart? This is another reason why keeping your teeth and gums healthy is so important.

Why Do My Teeth Hurt?

If you have ever had tooth pain, then you know it is something that you want to have resolved as quickly as possible. Pain in your mouth is not normal, and it is a sign that something is wrong. Don’t ignore pain, you should seek help if you are having continual pain. But you may …

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Teeth Grinding and How to Stop

It is common for Americans to be stressed, which can have many different negative side effects. But when it comes to your teeth it is common for people to grind their teeth when they are stressed. Grinding your teeth can lead to many issues and needs to be caught and stopped. It isn’t only stress …

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Tips For Helping Your Child During Teething

Today we aren’t going to be talking about your teeth, we are going to be talking about your babies teeth! If you have a baby that is extra grouchy and drooling, it is likely that they are at the stage called teething. This is something that every baby has to go through at some point, …

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How Often Should I Brush My Teeth?

Everyone is human, this is obvious, but part of being human means we are often forgetful. If you are someone that forgets to brush your teeth, then this blog could be important, because we are going to answer the question “How often should I brush my teeth?”
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Elderly Dental Care

Most people would say that many aspects of life change as we age, but the importance of taking care of your teeth never changes.
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Oral Piercings

Nowadays oral piercings are popular and you will see them almost anywhere you go. While we understand the pull of piercings, and they can be a fun way to express yourself, we there are some drawbacks that we think may not be worth it. Here are a few things to consider before getting an oral …

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7 Dental Myths

We loved the Mythbusters, back when it was on the Discovery Channel. The entire show was focused around dispelling commonly believed myths! Well, there are many myths that people believe about their teeth, which just aren’t true! And we are going to bust some of these.
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How Dentists can Help With Sleep Apnea.

There are millions of Americans that suffer from sleep apnea. While you may have heard that a sleep clinic and doctors can help with sleep apnea, you may not be aware that your dentist can play an important part in helping your sleep apnea.
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How Dental Implants Work.

You could need dental implants for many different reasons, but most are from tooth decay or from injury. Whatever the reason for missing teeth, the process of getting dental implants is the same.
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Bruxism – Are You Harming Your Teeth While You Sleep

You may take amazing care of your teeth during the day, but it is possible at night you are doing harm to your mouth. You might not even know you are doing this but many people have a condition called bruxism. This is basically grinding, or jaw clenching while sleeping. If you do this for …

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What Does Smoking Do To Your Mouth?

Nearly 15% of the population of the United States smokes. Thankfully the number has decreased over the years, but that is still a large percentage of the country.
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Do You Need To Replace a Missing Tooth?

If you have lost an adult tooth that is farther back in your mouth you may think that it doesn’t need to be replaced since no one can see it. However not replacing a tooth can result in long-term issues. Having your tooth replace isn’t as hard of a process as you may think.
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Perio Trays

Gum disease is unfortunately extremely common and millions of Americans have been diagnosed with different levels of gum disease. Until recently there wasn’t a permanent, non-surgical treatment for Gum disease. While there were treatments that could be done, it still didn’t completely remove it. But a few years ago the Perio Tray was invented. East Center …

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How to Prevent Gingivitis

Gingivitis is a common condition that many people develop, and is a mild form of gum disease. It will usually cause your gums to be irritated, swell and can cause redness. This will often be around the base of your teeth. If it isn’t taken care of, it can lead to much worse, such as …

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The 5 Most Common Dental Issues.

Problems with your teeth are never fun, but the good news is that most can be prevented. Brushing twice per day and flossing will eliminate many of the possible issues. But another huge factor is having your regular dental checkups. This will keep your teeth healthy and prevent major issues. Here is a list of …

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What Do If You Have A Dental Emergency While Traveling

Traveling can be an incredible experience, but what do you do if you have a dental emergency while you are out of the country or far from home? The first question to answer is what counts as an emergency? Then we will also talk about how to find a dentist overseas.
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Why You Should Smile and Laugh!

Studies have shown that people who are comfortable and happy with their teeth, smile and laugh more. This is a great reason to take care of your teeth, you don’t want to be self-conscious about your smile and smiling is important. One of East Center Dentals goals is to help you feel great, by making …

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Does Cold Weather Cause Teeth Sensitivity?

Do you ever feel like during the winter your teeth are more sensitive? The reason this usually happens because the enamel on your teeth wears down and a layer underneath becomes exposed and is affected by temperature changes. Which means that if something that is cold or hot touches your teeth, you will feel pain.
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What is the Purpose of Daylight Savings Time?

Today we are going off topic and are going to talk about time, specifically daylight savings time. People usually complain about it every time (no pun intended) it comes around. But it actually isn’t a new idea. It actually began in the early 1900s and the original goal behind it was to provide as much …

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7 Common Dental Health Pitfalls to Avoid.

There are many steps you can take to avoid having issues with your teeth. But we see many people fail to avoid some common pitfalls. Here are our 7 tips to prevent problems with your teeth!
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How to Form Good Oral Health Habits

Habits are hard to create and hard to break. Which means that they are very powerful. Most people have routines and habits that they follow every day. These can start when you get out of bed or when you are getting ready to go to sleep. They affect every aspect of life. Our brains automatically …

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Why Dental Checkups are Important!

One of the main reasons that dental work can be costly for many people is because they don’t visit the dentist regularly. Researchers say that half of all adults haven’t visited the dentist in the last 2 years. Almost a quarter only visit the dentist if they have an issue with their teeth. This is a …

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Do Baby Teeth Cavities Need to be Filled?

Although children have a set of teeth that will fall out and eventually be replaced, it is still important to take care of their baby teeth. Our permanent teeth are actually guided by the baby teeth. Which means that if the baby teeth are missing or badly damaged, it can actually cause the permanent teeth …

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9 Tips to Cut Down on Sugar

Nearly everyone knows that sugar isn’t good for your teeth. But despite everyone knowing this, sugar related dental problems are the most common issue we see. But the fix is also pretty obvious. All you have to do is consume less sugar. Not only will it strengthen your teeth, lessen your risk of cavities,  but it …

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Are Dental X-Rays Safe?

Dental x-rays are an extremely common procedure and are considered safe. Digital dental x-rays use a very low amount of radiation and this is much less than is used for many other similar procedures at hospitals. If you are worried about x-rays and the potential health risks they pose, then we hope this blog puts …

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The Different Types of Sedation.

Many patients have anxiety about certain procedures and sedation can be a great tool to help with these fears. This is called sleep dentistry and there are multiple options when it comes to sedation. Being put to sleep can seem scary for some people, so the purpose of this blog is to talk about the …

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10 Ways to Recycle Old Toothbrushes.

How many toothbrushes do you think you have been through in your life? The number could be over 100 if you get a new brush every 3 months. This means that every year 100’s of millions of toothbrushes are thrown away. Instead of throwing them into landfills, there are some really awesome hacks that allow …

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The Cost of Not Replacing Missing Teeth.

According to the American college of Prosthodontics, there are more than 178 million people in the United States that are missing at least one tooth and there are more than 35 million people that don’t have any teeth. There are many causes of tooth loss, including wear, cancer, gum disease, and injury. But no matter …

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How to Get a White Teeth.

Winter can seem like it lasts forever, but warm weather will come in a couple months. We usually see an increase in the quantities of patients interested in teeth whitening when the weather warms up. People want to look their best during the summer months, and there are weddings, and graduations coming up. Sun and …

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How to Help Your Child Enjoy the Dentist

Everyone has to go to the dentist, and unfortunately, many kids don’t enjoy visiting their dentist. We have seen some children that love visiting the dentist, and we have had children that are terrified of being at the dentist. This is actually quite common and most dentists have a good amount of experience in handling these …

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5 Tips From Your Dentist.

We want to challenge some widely believed myths, as well as address concerns that some people have had with these 5 tips from your dentist!   1. Healthy teeth are better than “perfect” teeth. Healthy is just as good if not better then beautiful. Perfect teeth are not only hard to achieve, and it is a rather …

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How to Get the Best Value From Your Dental Insurance.

Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is just around the corner. That means the end of 2017 is almost upon us. Most dental insurance plans renew on January 1st, so make sure that you use your dental plan before the end of the year to get the maximum possible value from its benefits. Most insurance plans …

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Which Toothpaste is the Best?

Taking care of your teeth is critical. Your smile is important! Also, you only get one adult set of teeth. While they can be replaced, protecting your real teeth is ideal. Properly caring for your teeth can save you a significant amount of money too. If you maintain them properly then any dental work should …

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The Best Way to Ruin Your Teeth.

This week we are going to talk about the best way to ruin your teeth. If you do any of these you should stop! They could be seriously damaging your teeth.
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Tools Found at the Dentist

Dentists use a large verity of instruments and tools when doing examinations and performing work on your teeth. Have you ever been sitting there in the chair and wondered what some of these dental tools are used for? Well here is your inside look at the tool belt of a dentist.   The Sickle Probe …

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How Halloween Candy Affects Your Teeth

Halloween is only a couple weeks away! What a fun time of year! Part of the Halloween tradition is trick or treating, which also means large amount of candy. If you have kids, then this blog is for you to learn about the health of your child’s teeth during Halloween.   The health of your …

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How can you tell if your teeth are healthy?

We have talked about ways to prevent tooth decay and keep your mouth healthy, and also how to notice if you have dental issues. But how do you know if your teeth are healthy or not? Here’s how:

The Best Foods For Your Teeth!

Food effects every aspect of your health, teeth included. Sugary food often causes tooth decay and can affect your health in other negative ways as well. This list will give you some great suggestions on food that will help keep your teeth healthy!  
Sugar Cause Cavities

Does Sugar Cause Cavities?

Today we are going to answer a common dental question. Does sugar cause cavities? This is an incredibly common question for dentists, and most people know that sugar seems to cause cavities. We’re going to take it a little bit deeper, though.  
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History of the Tooth Fairy

When you lost a tooth as a kid, what did you do with it? You put it under your pillow, right? Then the Tooth Fairy would come, and give you a quarter (or a dollar if you’re lucky). The Tooth Fairy has been part of our culture for many years in books and DreamWorks movies, …

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How To Eat Less Sugar This Fall

Fall is right around the corner, so this means pumpkins, candles, campfires and Halloween! This is always a fun time of year, but is also a time when many people eat a lot of yummy food and sweets. The goal of this blog isn’t to convince you not to eat anything that has sugar in …

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How Smoking Affects your Oral Health

The Effects of Smoking on Your Teeth   More than 1 out of 10 people smoke. That equates to 36 million people who smoke in the United States. This number has declined, but it is still a wide spread habit. Smoking tobacco keeps your mouth from fighting off infection which means that bacteria produced by …

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How often should you visit the dentist?

How often should you visit the dentist? Well, it can depend on your situation and circumstances. Over 50 years ago, the military found that many of their recruits’ teeth were in terrible shape. They realized that many American’s weren’t taking care of their teeth. At the time there weren’t standard guidelines on the frequency of …

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Zoom! Teeth Whitening

The purpose of tooth whitening is to brighten the white color of your teeth. It removes stains and discoloration. Tooth whitening is one of the most popular dental procedures since the results are obvious and make your teeth look great! East Center Dental offers Zoom! whitening, which is the #1 patient requested treatment in the …

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Common dental myths

Common Dental Myths

People who don’t enjoy going to the dentist usually believe in the dental myths or horror stories they hear from friends and family. Many of these myths aren’t true, and could actually cause damage to your teeth and oral health. Here are some common dental myths:   Myth 1 – “Brush right before your appointment, …

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Why is Flossing so Important?

Every time you go to the dentist, they usually tell you to floss every day. Yet, most people don’t take the couple minutes a day to floss. The purpose of flossing is to remove food and plaque. If you don’t like flossing, or just don’t want to do it, it is important to remember why …

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Is Chocolate Bad for Your Teeth?

Everyone likes chocolate, right? We thought chocolate would be a fun topic to talk about for our first blog! We are going to discuss the question of whether or not chocolate is bad for your teeth. There are many different types of chocolate: dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and white chocolate. You might be glad (and …

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