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Lyndon Family Dental Blog

I’m Wearing Invisalign Clear Aligners; Why Aren’t My Teeth Moving Like They’re Supposed To?

December 13, 2023

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Teen thinks something over

Orthodontic treatments can bring a patient’s smile into a healthier, more beautiful alignment, but many people aren’t terribly keen on dealing with the conspicuous metal parts and eating restrictions that come with braces. Fortunately, Invisalign has allowed millions of people to reshape their smiles using removable and virtually invisible clear aligners. However, the patient will have to wear their aligners sufficiently every day for their treatment to stay on track. Here are a few reasons why your teeth might not be moving if you’re wearing Invisalign.

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Inquisitive About Invisalign? 5 Frequently Asked Questions

November 7, 2023

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Someone holding an Invisalign tray over its case

Invisalign has become a popular alternative to traditional braces because it can gently reposition your teeth without the embarrassment of bulky metal brackets. If you’ve been frustrated by a crooked grin, this treatment could help. Before you get started, though, it’s important to know whether it’s a good fit for you and your situation. Keep reading to learn more about 5 frequently asked questions so you can make an informed decision!

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Is My Teen Ready for Cosmetic Dentistry?

September 13, 2023

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Teen has wondering expression

Social media exposure seems to have made teens more worried about self-image than ever before. Being bombarded with messages from influencers and paid advertisements might lead your child to ask you if they can get cosmetic dental procedures. Here’s some information on how and when young people can receive cosmetic treatments.

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How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Make You Look Younger

July 6, 2023

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Senior with a youthful smile

Cosmetic dentistry is an incredibly expansive field offering a variety of treatments for patients with many different needs. For just about any issue you could have with your smile, there is likely some kind of cosmetic treatment that could help you improve the way that your teeth look.

For example, you might be aware that the appearance of your smile can start to change as you get older. As it turns out, there are several cosmetic treatments available to you if you want to turn back the clock on your smile. Here are a few examples of treatments that you may want to go for.

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Why You Need to Wear Temporary Veneers

May 3, 2023

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person wearing temporary veneers smiling

As you browse through the photos your friend tagged you in on social media showcasing your weekend outing, you can’t help but notice that your smile doesn’t have the same appeal it once did. From discoloration to chips, various dental issues can affect the appearance of our teeth. Thankfully, porcelain veneers provide a solution to these concerns and more. Although the process is straightforward and can be completed in just two appointments, your dentist will have you wear temporary veneers before receiving the permanent ones. Continue reading to learn about the distinction between permanent and temporary veneers and to understand why they’re needed.

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Can Dental Implants Get Cavities?

March 3, 2023

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a digital representation of a dental implant

Dental implants have helped millions of people restore their lost teeth. Considered the gold standard of tooth replacements by most dental professionals, they offer so many benefits to your oral health. They give long-lasting stability by replacing teeth from root to crown. Additionally, they are completely natural looking! But you may wonder if they are susceptible to tooth decay. Here’s what to know about dental implants and cavities.

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Are Root Canals Expensive?

January 3, 2023

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a patient smiling while visiting their dentist

If you’ve just visited your dentist due to tooth pain and they’ve informed you that you’re going to need a root canal, you might be feeling a little nervous—not necessarily about the procedure itself, but the hit that your wallet will take! However, you have nothing to worry about. Not only are root canals an incredibly viable and relatively pain-free option for salvaging a tooth; they’re also quite cost-effective. Keep reading to learn about some of the factors that influence the cost of root canal therapy and why you shouldn’t wait to go through with it.

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5 Dental Emergency Procedures

December 6, 2022

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Digital model of a toothacheNo one ever expects to experience a dental emergency, but a toothache or lost filling can interrupt your day with no warning. 1 in 6 Americans needs an emergency dentist every year. If the unexpected should happen, it’s normal to have concerns about what you can expect on the road ahead. Although every situation is unique, here are 5 common dental emergency procedures.

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What Might Make a Dental Bridge Fail?

November 17, 2022

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A dentist explaining dental bridge failure

If you have one or more missing teeth, a dental bridge could be just what you need. After all, the prosthetic can quickly “bridge” the current gaps in your smile! That being said, you’d need to avoid dental bridge failure so that your treatment lasts. Your restoration wouldn’t take care of itself, after all. Luckily, your Fayetteville dentist knows just what to do. Here’s a summary of what causes bridge failure and how to prevent it.

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3 Things You Might Be Missing When You Brush Your Teeth

October 20, 2022

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Woman Brushing Teeth in Bathroom

You brush. You Floss. You take care of your teeth. But are you sure you’re doing those things correctly? As diligent as you are, it’s only natural to miss a few important steps. Here are three oral hygiene best practices that you shouldn’t neglect.

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