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Back in Time: The Fascinating History of Cosmetic Dentistry

May 23, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — familydentalnewington @ 5:56 pm
Smiling woman with perfect teeth, hair swept over her eyes

In modern times, it is fairly easy to correct aesthetic imperfections in teeth. All you have to do is visit a qualified dentist, let them know what you want to achieve, and allow them to carry out a treatment plan. In the vast majority of cases, cosmetic treatments are safe and produce absolutely beautiful results.

In the past, things were different. Former generations did all sorts of strange things to enhance their smiles! This blog post provides a brief overview of the fascinating history of cosmetic dentistry.


Do Not Believe These 5 Myths About Cosmetic Dentistry!

April 23, 2024

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“Myths vs facts” written on wooden blocks

For decades, cosmetic dentistry has been helping people find new confidence in their smiles. Are you thinking about enhancing the look of your teeth? Perhaps you like the idea of doing so, but you may feel reluctant due to some rumors that you have heard about cosmetic dentistry. Do not believe the myths! Here is the truth behind some common misconceptions about this aspect of oral care:


Do Not Believe These 5 Myths About Dentures!

March 26, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — familydentalnewington @ 6:22 pm
“Myths vs. Facts” written on notebook paper

If you have some missing teeth, you might have done some research about dentures. You should know what to expect when you are rebuilding your smile! Of course, it must be acknowledged that you may have come across some misinformation in your quest to prepare for the road ahead. The goal of this blog post is to clear up some common myths about dentures.


Can I Reline My Dentures by Myself?

February 4, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — familydentalnewington @ 3:47 pm
Man in black t-shirt holding upper denture

The human body is an adaptable creation. Once the natural teeth are gone, the jawbone begins to change shape. Eventually, it can change so much that a denture no longer fits well. What should you do if your prosthetic does not feel as snug and comfortable as it used to? You might need to get it relined (adjusted). Most people choose to visit their dentist for this service, but others attempt to do it on their own. Is it a good idea to reline your dentures by yourself? Read this blog post to discover some important information.


A Simple Guide to Taking Care of Your Dentures

January 25, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — familydentalnewington @ 4:31 pm
Person brushing their dentures over bathroom sink

Traditional dentures may last for 5 – 7 years before they need to be replaced. However, if they do not receive proper maintenance, they might not last nearly that long. They could end up collecting harmful bacteria or incurring serious damage. How can you prevent such issues and help your prosthetic to stand the test of time? This simple guide provides advice to help you take care of your dentures:


Dental Insurance vs. a Dental Discount Plan: Which Is Better?

October 20, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — familydentalnewington @ 3:51 pm
Smiling patient looking upward at dental team member

As a frugal individual, you may be looking for ways to save money on professional oral healthcare. Either dental insurance or a dental discount plan could help you do that. But which option is better? The answer really depends on what your personal preferences are. In this blog post, you will find a generalized overview of each type of provision to help you make a well-informed decision about which one is best for you.


Is Dental Insurance Worth Paying For?

Filed under: Uncategorized — familydentalnewington @ 3:48 pm
Person using calculator to budget for dental care

Are you looking for ways to cut back on spending? Perhaps you eat out less often than you used to, and maybe you have been canceling some unnecessary subscriptions. But what about your dental insurance? Is that a superfluous expense, or is it worth paying for? This blog post aims to help you answer that question. It shares some outstanding ways in which your dental policy could help you save money year after year.


3 Important Reasons to Soak Your Dentures Overnight

September 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — familydentalnewington @ 2:23 pm
Dentures in glass of water next to bed

At the end of a busy day, you may be worn out to the point where you are tempted to skip some portions of your nightly routine. For example, you might think about setting your dentures on your nightstand or even leaving them in your mouth until the next morning. Either of those actions would be unwise. Why should you make it a habit to soak your dentures overnight? This blog post explains three key reasons.


How Long Does It Take to Get Dentures?

September 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — familydentalnewington @ 2:31 pm
Dentist and patient discussing treatment plan

If you know that you will soon need to replace your natural teeth with dentures, you may be curious about your treatment timeline. Just how long does it take to get dentures? The answer to that question varies from case to case. Your dentist will be able to explain some important details that are specific to your situation during your consultation. In the meantime, you can read this blog post to get a basic overview of the denture creation process.


Is It Possible to Get Invisalign after Braces?

August 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — familydentalnewington @ 6:47 pm
Woman holding Invisalign aligner and pointing at her teeth

Did you wear braces in the past? If so, you were probably delighted when your braces were taken off and you could start to enjoy the benefits of your new smile. Now, though, perhaps you have noticed that your teeth have started to shift again. You might be thinking about undergoing orthodontic treatment a second time. However, you might hesitate to commit to traditional braces again — all of those brackets and wires can be frustrating at times. Is it possible to get Invisalign after braces? In most cases, yes! This blog post provides a few details on what you can expect during your new orthodontic journey.

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