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Can I Receive Teeth Whitening with Dental Implants?

August 15, 2023

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Gloved hands holding dental shade guideDental implants are a great investment because they are a close replica of real teeth, providing results that look and feel natural. They are made of stain-resistant material, so your smile can stay bright and beautiful for many years. However, any remaining teeth are still vulnerable to discoloration. Teeth whitening can’t turn back the clock, but it can be bad news if you have dental implants, and here’s why.


How to Pick Toothpaste For Your Veneers

July 6, 2023

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someone brushing their smile

Once you get a set of new veneers, you’re likely to be pleasantly surprised by how natural your new teeth feel. While it’s hard to doubt that veneers look incredible, some people have trouble believing that they’re going to feel like real teeth.

That said, part of their realism comes from how easy they are to take care of, involving just the brushing that you’re probably already used to. However, there is one large difference, that being the toothpaste you use.

Here’s more information about what kind of toothpaste is best for veneers.


4 Social Media Influencers Who Have Veneers

June 15, 2023

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Woman smiling while recording makeup video in studio

Have you ever looked at your favorite content creator’s smile and wondered how it’s so bright, balanced, and beautiful? The answer may be veneers! This sought-after cosmetic dental treatment is widely loved by celebrities and influencers alike because it’s completely customizable, the results are extremely lifelike, they can last for 20+ years with proper care, and the entire treatment process only takes three visits. If you’d like to learn about four social media influencers who have veneers (and why they chose this smile-enhancing service), keep reading.


The Dangers of the “Veneers Check” TikTok Trend

May 3, 2023

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woman watching TikTok about veneers

Regardless of whether or not you are active on TikTok, it is hard to ignore the immense popularity of this social media platform, boasting over 1 billion monthly users globally. Unfortunately, along with its success, TikTok has given rise to several risky dental trends. One such trend, known as the “Veneers Check,” gained significant attention towards the end of 2020, prompting dentists to issue warnings. Continue reading to understand the inherent dangers of this trend and how it led people to make irreversible mistakes that affected their smiles permanently.


What to Do If You Lose Your Veneers

April 6, 2023

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patients having their veneers applied

Your veneers can afford you a complete transformation of your smile in as little as two appointments, giving you the ability to undo years of damage incredibly quickly! So when you lose one, it’s natural to feel a little panicked—you don’t want to have to go back to how your smile looked before.

Thankfully, your dentist will be happy to help you. Here’s what you should do if you lose a veneer.


What Dental Emergencies Can Cause Facial Pain?

March 6, 2023

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a man experiencing facial pain due to a dental emergency

When it comes to dental emergencies, you may think of having a knocked-out tooth or loose dental crown. However, if you are experiencing facial pain, it may be a sign of an oral health problem that needs to be treated right away. Having discomfort in your forehead, cheeks, or mouth is not only hard to deal with throughout your day but could also be putting you at risk for more serious dental issues. Read on to learn about three dental emergencies that cause facial discomfort.


4 Things to Know About Dating with Invisalign

February 6, 2023

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person with Invisalign on Valentine’s Day date

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and that means it’s time to start planning! Whether you’re going out that night with a long-term partner or are going on a first date with someone new, there’s a lot to look forward to on the day of love. While focusing on making dinner reservations or buying the ingredients needed to cook a meal at home, there are some things about your orthodontic treatment that you need to keep in mind. Keep reading to learn about four things you should know when dating with Invisalign.


Will My Teeth Feel Sensitive After Getting Veneers?

January 18, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbeaty @ 3:32 pm
a woman thinking about veneers in Federal Way

Are you dealing with chips, cracks, gaps, or stains in your teeth that negatively affect your smile? To fix this, you may be considering getting veneers! On top of providing a virtually permanent whitening treatment, these porcelain shells can conceal most imperfections simultaneously and can last 15 years or more with proper care. However, since the process involves removing a small portion of enamel, you might wonder if the treatment will cause tooth sensitivity. Keep reading to learn what you should expect after getting veneers and the benefits you can enjoy.


How Long Can I Expect Dental Implants to Last?

January 4, 2023

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a model example of dental implants in Federal Way

Are you missing one or several pearly whites and need a tooth replacement option? While there are various treatments to choose from, none can offer the comprehensive solution that dental implants can provide. Not only will these titanium posts rebuild your teeth from the roots up, but they’ll also have superior stability so that you can enjoy eating and talking without your restorations shifting out of place. But what can you expect from the longevity of this treatment? Read on to learn how long dental implants can last and how you can preserve them.


The Best Way to Clean Your Invisalign

December 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbeaty @ 3:10 pm
Invisalign aligner on blue gray background

Are you unhappy because of your crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth? Invisalign can be a discreet and effective way to achieve the straight smile of your dreams. However, that’s only the case if you care for your aligners properly. Otherwise, you may end up delaying or even preventing the results you desire. Keep reading to learn some of the most important steps for cleaning Invisalign in Federal Way.

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