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Snoozing at Your Dental Appointment: Will Inhaled Sedation Put You to Sleep?

April 2, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — smilenaples @ 8:18 pm
patient wearing a nasal mask in the dentist’s chair

Thinking about your upcoming dental appointment, you worry about what might happen. Your nerves are building up, and your imagination runs away. You almost wish you could get knocked out for your appointment! Your dentist offers inhaled sedation, but will it put you to sleep? Will this option help you? Why is getting rendered unconscious not a great idea for dental visits? Keep reading to find out!

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Playing the Money Game: How Dental Implants Can Save Your Wallet

March 1, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — smilenaples @ 3:17 pm
Dentist holding a model of a dental implant

There’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of restoring your smile with dental implants. These titanium implants offer amazing benefits for your smile, so why doesn’t everyone have them? Unfortunately, many patients are struck by sticker shock when they see the price of the treatment and opt for something more budget-friendly.

But what if they’re looking at it the wrong way? Could dental implants be the best bang for your buck in the long run? Continue reading to learn how the treatment can save your wallet.

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What Are Some Common Misconceptions About Dental Implants?

December 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — smilenaples @ 10:30 pm
Dental implant

Dentists consider dental implants to be the modern pinnacle of tooth replacement. They have become more common as technology has improved, and you probably regularly see them in other people’s smiles without even realizing that they are there. Despite the fact that they are such a popular treatment, several common misconceptions about dental implants still persist. Here are a few popular falsehoods about dental implants as well as the facts behind them.

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4 Myths About At-Home Teeth Whitening Products

September 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — smilenaples @ 3:29 pm
Closeup of a mouth of someone placing a whitening strip over their teeth with their fingers.

Shiny, pearly white teeth have become part of an ideal beauty standard that’s gaining popularity with over-the-counter teeth whitening products. Almost any grocery store or pharmacy has several options available. Whether you’re looking for a whitening toothpaste, mouthwash, or even a teeth whitening kit, you’ll find it with relative ease! Many people hoping to achieve brighter smiles have ended up disappointed with these products, though. Keep reading to learn more about 4 myths behind commercially available whitening products.

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How Long Can I Wear Dentures Without Taking Them Out?

June 29, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — smilenaples @ 12:15 am
Smiling senior wearing dentures

As time has gone on, dentures have only gotten more and more comfortable. Today, you can expect your prosthetic to fit so easily over your gums that you might even forget you’re wearing them.

As easy as dentures are to wear, you can’t necessarily keep them on 24/7. There are occasions where taking them out is important, even critical. If you are getting a set of prosthetics soon, here’s what you should know about how much you should be wearing them.

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What Makeup Colors Show Off White Teeth?

June 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — smilenaples @ 1:04 am
dental patient wearing makeup to whiten smile

When seeking a whiter smile, people often focus on maintaining good oral hygiene and exploring teeth whitening treatments. However, there are other ways to achieve the illusion of a brighter smile, and makeup choices can play a significant role. Specifically, selecting the right lip shade can enhance the appearance of pearly white teeth. Continue reading to learn how makeup can influence your teeth’s appearance and find recommended lip colors that can help you achieve a radiant smile.

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What Should I Do If My Invisalign Aligner Doesn’t Fit Correctly?

June 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — smilenaples @ 7:20 pm
a patient holding their Invisalign aligner

It’s no secret that Invisalign has taken the world of modern dentistry by storm! These amazing clear aligners are capable of transforming crooked smiles into beautiful, confidence-boosting, life-changing grins. However, due to the nature of the treatment process, it’s possible for patients with Invisalign to feel as though their aligners don’t fit properly. If you’re experiencing this, you might be wondering why it’s happening and how you can resolve it. Keep reading to learn more from your trusted orthodontist.

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Can Gaps Between Teeth Be Treated?

April 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — smilenaples @ 5:59 am
a closeup of a smile with a gap between the front teeth

Strangers often notice your smile first among all of your features, so if you’re experiencing an aesthetic issue such as a visible gap between two of your teeth, you’re probably wondering if there’s anything that can be done about it. Luckily, there is! Here’s more about how your dentist can identify and address the issues, as well as why they occur in the first place.

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Ready for a Smile Makeover? Ask These 5 Questions at Your Consultation!

February 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — smilenaples @ 4:59 am
a woman smiling after her smile makeover

Smiling has been proven to not only brighten other people’s day but also improve your physical and mental health! Unfortunately, you may have a cosmetic flaw that you are embarrassed about and it keeps you from freely flashing your pearly whites. But there’s good news! A smile makeover with cosmetic dentistry can transform your teeth and bring you the confidence you have always wanted. You have taken the first steps toward a new smile by scheduling a consultation with your cosmetic dentist.  Here are five questions to ask them before your dental makeover.

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Could Mini Dental Implants Be Right for Me?

December 5, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — smilenaples @ 4:56 pm
a small plastic model of teeth with mini dental implants inserted

Dental implants have become the standard for tooth replacement, and it’s easy to see why. They’re durable, natural-looking, and have an incredibly high rate of success. Mini dental implants can be a great option for people who may not normally be able to replace their teeth. If you’re curious, here’s a guide to help you figure out if mini dental implants are right for you.

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