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How to Care for Your Invisalign Aligners

Invisalign is a popular choice among orthodontic patients because of its convenience and because the aligners are virtually invisible. It’s also easy to care for your Invisalign aligners. When you first receive your braces, your dentist will give you instructions on what you should and shouldn’t do during your treatment. For example, you’ll need to take your aligners out before eating. Then, brush your teeth before putting the aligners back in.

Cleaning your aligners is simple. You can use the Invisalign cleaning kit or you can soak the aligners in a denture cleansing solution. You can also gently brush your aligners with your toothbrush and rinse them with lukewarm water. Never expose your aligners to very hot temperatures, such as by soaking them in hot water or leaving them in a hot car. Hot temperatures can damage your aligners. Additionally, when you aren’t wearing your aligners or cleaning them, you should store them safely in the case.

If you have any questions about your Invisalign treatment, you can contact an orthodontist in Frederick at (301) 662-0222. The dentists of Premiere Dental Arts welcome appointments from new patients who are interested in preventive oral wellness, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, and our many other dental health services.

Questions to Ask When You're Considering Invisalign Treatment

If you've been considering braces, you should ask your dentist about Invisalign aligners. Invisalign are clear aligners that safely and effectively straighten your teeth. When discussing Invisalign with your dentist, be sure to ask her these key questions.

How Does the Invisalign Treatment Process Work?

Your dentist will first take dental impressions and digital photographs of your teeth. A dental lab will then create a series of comfortable, flexible Invisalign aligners that you'll use throughout the treatment process. These aligners fit securely over your top and bottom teeth. Every two weeks, you'll begin wearing a new pair of Invisalign aligners, moving you on to the next stage of treatment. You'll only need to visit your dentist every four to six weeks to evaluate your treatment progress.

What Dental Problems Can Invisalign Fix?

Invisalign aligners are a successful orthodontic treatment method for a number of different dental problems. Invisalign aligners will gradually and permanently shift your teeth into alignment without the need for the metal brackets and wires used in traditional braces. Invisalign can correct crooked teeth, misaligned teeth, underbites, overbites, overcrowded teeth, and gaps between teeth. Your dentist may recommend Invisalign if you've mentioned that you'd prefer clear braces, and a comfortable, flexible orthodontic treatment plan.

How Often Do I Need to Wear My Invisalign Aligners?

Your Invisalign aligners should be worn twenty-two hours per day. The aligners can be removed to allow you to eat, so you won't have any dietary restrictions. You can also remove your aligners while you undergo your oral health routine. This allows you to brush and floss much more effectively than you would while wearing traditional braces. For this reason, Invisalign can protect your oral health.

If you're considering Invisalign, come see one of our experienced dentists near Frederick at Premiere Dental Arts. We provide orthodontic services for children and adults, and offer both traditional braces, and Invisalign aligners. To schedule an appointment with one of our dentists, call us today at (301) 662-0222.

How to Care for Your Oral Health During Pregnancy

If you’re trying to become pregnant or you’ve recently discovered that you have become pregnant, it is a good idea to schedule a check-up with your family dentist. Family dentists can help you maintain your oral health during pregnancy and help you reduce your risk for pregnancy-related complications such as gum disease. In addition to getting an oral health check-up, be sure to brush and floss your teeth thoroughly each day, reduce your consumption of sugar, and take prenatal vitamins.

For more helpful information on oral health during pregnancy, watch this video. It explains why pregnant women have a higher risk of gum disease and how gum disease can harm a developing fetus.

Premiere Dental Arts provides compassionate, comprehensive care at our dentist office in Frederick. Call (301) 662-0222 to schedule an appointment with a family dentist for teeth cleaning or visit us online to explore our other oral health services.

Real Celebrities, False Teeth [INFOGRAPHIC]

There are many stories surrounding the first president of the United States, but one of them that is not true is that George Washington had wooden teeth. Washington did start losing his teeth in his 20s, but his dentures were actually made of ivory, human teeth, and metal fasteners. He was not the only famous political figure to rely on dentures—Winston Churchill also wore a set that sold at auction for $24,000. Hollywood icon Clark Gable may have been smooth on screen, but had severe gum disease that resulted in him wearing dentures by age 32. Take a look at this Infographic from Premiere Dental Arts, a dentist in Frederick, to learn more about famous people throughout history who have worn dentures and a more modern approach to tooth replacement. If you are missing teeth, talk to your dentist about dental implants and how you can benefit from them. Please share with your friends and family!

What Could Be Causing Your Toothache?

Sharp or throbbing toothaches may be accompanied by other symptoms, such as gum swelling or bleeding, foul taste in the mouth, unpleasant breath, and possibly a fever. Discuss all of your symptoms with your family dentist. He or she will conduct an oral exam and may request some x-rays to determine the source of your tooth pain.

Tooth Decay

Tooth decay, or cavities, is a common cause of toothaches. Cavities can affect a person of any age. Family dentists most often find cavities in patients who have poor oral health habits, do not regularly have dental exams, or consume a high-sugar, high-carbohydrate diet. Tooth decay develops when the bacteria in your mouth produce acids from carbohydrates. Plaque develops from these acids and saliva, bacteria, and food debris, and it clings to the teeth. The plaque can then dissolve tiny holes in the enamel of the teeth.

Tooth Fracture

Despite the durable quality of enamel, it is subject to fracturing from physical trauma. A tooth can fracture from blunt force trauma to the mouth area or from biting on a very hard object such as ice. You could also suffer from broken teeth if you clench or grind your teeth. Family dentists can repair minor fractures with filling material. If a cusp on a chewing surface has broken, you may need a dental crown. For very serious fractures that affect the nerve, patients can expect a root canal, followed by the placement of a crown.

Gum Disease

Gum disease is a common oral health problem that can cause toothaches, along with bleeding and swollen gums. Visiting a dentist for an exam and teeth cleaning every six months can help reduce the risk of gum disease. If you do develop gum disease, treating it in its early stage is ideal. At this point, you may only need a deep teeth cleaning to treat gum disease.

If you think you might have a dental emergency, you can contact a dentist right away by calling Premiere Dental Arts at (301) 662-0222. Our dentists in Frederick can help you feel better quickly by treating the underlying cause of your toothache. Be sure to explore our website to learn about our other oral health services, including Invisalign, gum disease treatment, tooth extraction, and oral cancer screenings.

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