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The Dental People Blog

Why Traditional Braces Are Sometimes the Best Option

April 2, 2022

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Woman pointing to her traditional braces.

When it comes to modern orthodontics, there are now many safe and effective methods for correcting crooked teeth and restoring compromised smiles! However, nothing remains quite as tried and true as traditional braces. For generations, these metal brackets and wires have remedied countless smiles while also causing countless embarrassing photos! That said, there’s a reason for this method still being around today; there are still many benefits to traditional braces when compared to some of the newer alternatives. Keep reading to learn about four reasons why traditional braces are still sometimes the best available option.

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How Gum Disease Could Impact Your Cardiovascular Health

February 10, 2022

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Heart floating between doctor’s hands for Heart Health Month

While Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, it’s worth giving your heart some loving as well, not only your significant other. When you’re done thinking about gifts for the big day, you’ll want to consider the ways in which your at-home oral hygiene could better protect your heart. If you’re wondering how your mouth could have any impact on your cardiovascular health, take a moment to read this post from a dentist celebrating Heart Health Month!

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The Incredible Benefits of Titanium Dental Implants

January 25, 2022

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dentist showing titanium dental implants

Extensive tooth loss can affect more than just your appearance – it can affect your quality of life as well. Fortunately, there are many ways you can replace the gaps in your smile. Dental implants are considered the gold standard of tooth replacement because they can improve your appearance while helping you achieve restored overall function. Although different materials are used to craft dental implants, one of the most enduring and important ones is titanium. Read on as we explain why this material is used and the incredible benefits of titanium dental implants.

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Enjoying Your Favorite Holiday Meals with Braces

December 21, 2021

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family eating holiday meal together

The holiday season is officially upon us! It’s a magical time of the year that consists of gift-giving, spending quality time with loved ones, and (of course) eating. If you’re currently undergoing orthodontic treatment, you might not be as excited as others to indulge in all the seasonal meals and treats. Instead, you’re probably more concerned about food getting stuck in your braces and sending you straight to your orthodontist. Luckily, you can prevent that from happening with the following tips for eating holiday meals with braces.

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Do Dental Implants Set Off Metal Detectors?

July 22, 2021

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Airport metal detector

Do you have a trip planned? It is always exciting to leave home for a few days, but many people find the hassle of going through airport security overwhelming. No one wants to be stopped, searched, and delayed on their way to the terminal. You have a plane to catch on the other side of the security checkpoint. People with dental implants may be feeling extra anxious about the experience. You will be going through a metal detector with titanium in your mouth. Will it go off? Continue reading to learn how metal detectors work and why you shouldn’t be wary of traveling with dental implants.

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Dental Implants 101: Everything You Need to Know

June 2, 2021

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Dental implant surrounding by natural teeth

Are you researching ways to replace your missing teeth? If so, you have likely already heard about the growing popularity of dental implants. According to the American Dental Association, more than 5 million implants are placed each year! Why are so many people turning to implant treatment to restore their smiles? The answers are right here in this dental implants 101 blog.

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Why You Should Avoid Mail-In Aligners

January 8, 2021

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An up-close image of a clear dental aligner

Living with a misaligned smile can not only negatively impact your oral health, but it can also lower your self-esteem. While there are many orthodontic solutions currently available (i.e., traditional braces, Invisalign), there are also companies promoting mail-in clear aligners. Although these may seem more cost-effective and convenient, what you may not realize is that they can cause more harm than good. Read on to learn what dangers you can face by choosing to straighten your smile on your own instead of seeking the help of a licensed orthodontist.

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How a Microbiologist Turned Dentist Is Keeping Patients Safe

November 8, 2020

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Illustration of filter at dentist’s office removing particles from air

Before Dr. John Siu of The Dental People went to dental school, he completed his undergraduate degree in microbiology. During his studies, he gained a rich knowledge of viruses, bacteria, and other organisms that are too small to be seen with the naked eye. Today, he is still putting that knowledge to work! The safety measures he has implemented in our practice aim to minimize the risk that COVID-19 — or any other dangerous microbes — will harm our patients or our team members. Thanks to the precautions we have in place, we can answer the question, “Is the dentist safe?” with a resounding yes! This blog post explains a few key parts of our practice’s safety protocol.

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Don’t Lose Valuable Money! Use Your Dental Benefits Now

October 17, 2020

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A young woman having her teeth checked during a regular dental exam

The end of the year is quickly approaching. With only a few months left before welcoming 2021, you may be happy to say goodbye to the last 12 months and all the chaos it caused. But before you break out the party hats and sing “Auld Lang Syne,” you might want to take a look at your dental insurance plan to see if you might be missing out on valuable benefits. If you want to avoid giving even more money to your insurer at the end of the calendar year, listen to a dentist explain what you can do to maximize your coverage while achieving a healthier smile.

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Does It Hurt to Have a Root Canal?

September 17, 2020

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an up-close image of a dental dam being used to isolate multiple teeth undergoing root canals

If you’re like most people, you’ve heard the multitude of myths surrounding root canals. One of the most common misconceptions is that they cause immense pain, which is why so many individuals express immediate fear when learning they need one to avoid a potential extraction. But what is the truth? Are root canals painful? Do they result in lengthy and difficult recoveries? Before you try to reschedule or put off your necessary procedure, learn why this common treatment method is nothing to be fearful of and is considered a beneficial solution to improving your oral health.

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