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Your Dentist Settles the Debate: Manual vs. Electric Toothbrushes

February 6, 2018

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A man compares electric and manual toothbrushes.

Are you curious about what your dentist thinks about all the electric toothbrushes on the market these days? Not only are there rechargeable toothbrushes that can easily costs over a hundred dollars, but there are also battery-operated ones for a fraction of the cost! It seems the future is looking more electric by the day. Luckily, you don’t necessarily need an electric toothbrush for a proper clean.

In fact, you can find many benefits from both manual and electric toothbrushes. To get the breakdown on what your dentist thinks, keep reading.


Why are My Gums Bleeding? Your Dentist Explains

January 3, 2018

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toothbrush and blood in sinkIt’s a Friday night and you’ve got tickets to watch the Celtics play at the TD Gardens. But as you prepare for an exciting night of parquet magic displayed by Kyrie Irving and the gang, you notice some blood in the sink and gum tenderness while brushing your teeth, which alarms you. You want to make sure that there’s nothing going on that you should be worried about. Your dentist recommends that you schedule a visit as soon as possible to be examined. Meanwhile, read on to learn what may be causing this problem and what you can do at home to address it.


Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces: Your Orthodontist Weighs In

December 17, 2017

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A woman wearing clear braces.When it comes to realignment, the market consists of two main options. These are either traditional braces or clear aligners. Both of these carry their own attributes, positive and negative, and it can be difficult to know which option is the best. That is, unless your orthodontist conveniently lays them out in front of you.

In this post, we’ll be going over what you can expect with an Invisalign treatment vs. traditional braces and vice versa. The key to making a big decision on your smile is staying informed, so let’s jump right in.


3 Things You Need to Know to Understand Your Dental Insurance

November 27, 2017

Insurance coverage formsIf you’re anything like the vast majority of people, merely thinking about your dental insurance policy can cause a headache. Dentists and dental staff members have years of experience working with dental insurance claims and documents on a daily basis, so it’s always best to consult with an expert when it comes to maximizing your dental insurance. However, there are a few simple dental insurance tricks you can use to make the most of your benefits.

Dear Cosmetic Dentist, Why Are Veneers Made Out of Porcelain?

October 7, 2017

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veneer illustrationPorcelain veneers can transform your smile. These beautiful little tooth covers can disguise all sorts of flaws, from cracks and chips to discoloration and minor misalignment. In as little as two visits to your dentist, you could have a smile that is ready for any red carpet or boardroom. Veneers are usually made out of porcelain instead of composite resin, and for good reason. Why does your cosmetic dentist prefer this material?


Do I Need to Remove My Wisdom Teeth?

September 13, 2017

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A woman having an examination. You’ve heard about wisdom teeth extractions. Your own have come in and they’re not causing pain. You wonder if you really need to remove your wisdom teeth? Are some people able to keep them? How do you know if an extraction is best for your situation? Here are the answers to your questions about wisdom teeth from your dentist in Wilmington.


Straighten Your Smile With Invisalign Clear Braces

August 9, 2017

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woman with invisalignMisaligned teeth can have a negative impact on your everyday life. They might make you hold back from smiling, and they can put a damper on your confidence in social situations, but the downsides go beyond the cosmetic. Crooked teeth are more difficult to clean, meaning that it is easier for bacteria and plaque to create cavities. If you want a straight smile that you can’t help but show off, consider visiting your local dental expert to discuss all of the advantages of Invisalign in Wilmington.


Dentist in Wilmington on Gum Disease’s Big (Bad) Effect

June 20, 2017

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Your dentist in Wilmington provides gum disease treatment. If you, like millions of Americans (just under 50% the adult population), have bleeding, swollen, tender gums and persistent bad breath, there’s a good chance you are dealing with gum disease. The risk rises above age 35, then again past age 55. Visit your dentist regularly to keep your smile healthy and clean — but if the condition does get a chance to develop despite our preventive efforts, periodontist Dr. Kevin Guze provides expert therapy at Wilmington Family Dental.


Top 3 Tips For Athletes, Including Sportguards In Wilmington

May 12, 2017

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By following these strategies and wearing sportguards in Wilmington, athletes can keep their smiles and their overall health intact. Your children are following in your footsteps – they seemed to have received the athletic gene from you and your son is busy with football, while your daughter excels at soccer. You’ve always tried to set a good example for them in a healthy lifestyle, and are an avid bike rider. But with everything involved in being a good role model for active kids like these, is there anything you’re missing? Your dentist in Wilmington reminds you to take care of your smile if you’re an athlete. In this post, the team at Wilmington Family Dental teaches you the top 3 dental tips athletes need, including to wear sportsguards in Wilmington.


Optimize Your Oral Health with Dental Crowns in Wilmington

April 15, 2017

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How can dental crowns in Wilmington improve your smile?As you reflect on your past experiences, you will start to realize that there were many times you thought you were being punished or rejected of something good. But in reality, you may have been being redirected to something better. Fracturing a troubled tooth—or several—may be a blessing in disguise. The most important aspect of turning an otherwise unfortunate situation into something positive is to recognize when and which actions to take to make it better. In this case, having the ability to recognize when you need help restoring your smile rather than ignoring your tooth pain will make the difference. If you take the time to visit Wilmington Family Dental, our dentist can help replace your broken teeth with dental crowns in Wilmington for a strong, re-stabilized smile built to last.


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