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What Can Cause a Dental Bridge to Fail?

March 3, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — healthychelsea @ 2:08 am

Model of a fixed dental bridgeA fixed dental bridge is the most traditional treatment for one or more lost teeth in a row. A bridge of prosthetic teeth fills the space and is held in place by bonding dental crowns to the adjacent teeth. A bridge is meant to provide long-lasting results. On average, a bridge will last about 10 to 15 years before needing to be replaced. Although it’s an effective treatment, dental bridge failure can occur. Here’s what you need to know to ensure your investment serves you for many years.


Dentists Treat Teeth Like Royalty; Here’s How They Prepare Them for Crowns

September 14, 2023

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Your dentist probably won’t have a red carpet to roll out for your tooth’s coronation, but a dental bib will probably do the trick. Dental crowns are used to protect compromised teeth and save them from extraction, and modern versions can be placed in one appointment and are so lifelike that they will go unnoticed by the casual observer. If you have an upcoming dental crown appointment, here’s what you can expect to happen during the procedure.


A Quick Q & A on Invisalign Treatment

May 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — healthychelsea @ 7:52 pm
a woman smiling and showing her Invisalign aligner

It’s estimated that over 14 million people have straightened their smiles with Invisalign treatment! This advanced orthodontic allows you to be free from the pitfalls of metal braces by wearing clear, removable aligners. As Invisalign has grown in popularity, many people have grown more curious about possibly using it to align their pearly whites. Here are the answers to four common questions that you may have as you seek orthodontic treatment for a brand-new smile!


Can I Get Invisalign If I Grind My Teeth?

April 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — healthychelsea @ 1:28 am
person holding clear aligner trays

Using transparent aligners, Invisalign is a highly sought-after orthodontic treatment that progressively aligns teeth. Since the trays are discreet and removable, many people prefer them over traditional braces. If you’re wondering whether Invisalign can effectively address teeth grinding, it’s essential to consider your eligibility for orthodontic treatment in managing bruxism. While Invisalign is primarily designed to straighten teeth, can it also help those who grind their teeth? Continue reading to find out.


5 Notable Health Benefits of Smiling

March 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — healthychelsea @ 3:41 pm
a person pointing toward their smile

Did you know that your smile is often the first feature that people notice about you? But while it’s true that a beautiful smile will capture the attention of those around you, it’s also true that smiling is accompanied by several awesome health benefits that you might not know about! Here’s more from your dentist about five of the unique advantages that smiling has to offer and why you shouldn’t hesitate to show off your pearly whites.


Are Dental Implants Safe?

February 24, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — healthychelsea @ 3:57 am
patient at dentist holding dental implant model

Missing teeth can cause your self-confidence to take a blow. Fortunately, dentists offer a variety of replacement options to fill in the gaps, including dental implants. These titanium screws are the only option that replaces the roots of a missing tooth. If you’re thinking about undergoing implant placement, you may be concerned about how safe this treatment is. Continue reading to learn how the procedure works as well as how safe it is to get dental implants.


New Year’s Resolution: Turning Flossing Into a Habit

January 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — healthychelsea @ 3:49 pm
a woman flossing and smiling in Chelsea

Now that it’s the new year, you’ll likely be considering resolutions to implement to improve your overall well-being. Other than the staple traditions like traveling more often or going to the gym, you should consider improving your oral health. Even if you brush your teeth regularly, flossing might be something you need to work on. Not only can you avoid bacteria and decay, but you’ll also reduce the risk of gum disease. Read on to learn why flossing more often is essential, how to do it correctly, and tips to make it an easy New Year’s resolution to commit to!


4 Helpful Invisalign Tips for the Holidays

December 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — healthychelsea @ 5:07 pm
a patient smiling and holding their Invisalign aligner in Chelsea

Invisalign is one of the most popular methods for obtaining a healthier and more attractive smile, and more patients than ever before are beginning their respective Invisalign journeys. That said, this process isn’t always smooth-sailing, and sometimes life can throw all sorts of distractions your way that make it difficult to keep up with your treatment—especially during the holidays! Here are a few tips from your dentist in Chelsea to help you make it through the season without compromising or delaying your Invisalign treatment.


4 Ways to Maximize Your Dental Insurance Benefits

September 27, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — healthychelsea @ 4:59 pm
a parent and child speaking with a front desk attendant about dental insurance at a dental office

Staying on top of your dental health can seem inconvenient at times, but if you’re investing in dental insurance, it makes sense to use your benefits before they renew at the beginning of the year. When you take advantage of your coverage, you’ll be able to rest-assured that your dental and overall wellbeing will stay on the right track, all while getting the most out of your monthly investment in insurance. Read on for four tips to maximize dental insurance benefits before they expire.


4 Back-To-School Safety Tips for Preventing Dental Emergencies

August 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — healthychelsea @ 5:42 pm
Child with a backpack smiling.

Summer is starting to wind down, and school is finally back in session! Back-to-school is a busy time of year for parents and children alike, but amidst the hustle and bustle of all the preparation, something to be mindful of is the possibility of your child experiencing a dental emergency upon returning to the classroom. Here are four helpful tips from your dentist to keep your child’s smile healthy and at a low-risk of experiencing a painful dental emergency this back-to-school season.

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