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invisalign: Top 10 reasons to get straight teeth

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invisalign

Invisalign spends millions of dollars on marketing to show why straight teeth are attractive. Yet straight teeth are more beneficial than just vanity.

There are multiple reasons to get Invisalign other than just to have a beautifully straight smile that people envy.

Near-invisibility and convenience aside, here are my top reasons to get Invisalign.

DENTAL CROWNS: WHAT ARE THEY, DO i NEED ONE, AND DO THEY HURT?

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DENTAL CROWNS

A dental crown or sometimes called a tooth crown is one of the most common dentistry appliances. Although it is common, there is a lot of misconception regarding crowns.

If you or your child needs a dental crown, this article will help you understand everything there is to know about dental crowns and how we fabricate them in Frisco at our Thrive Dental location.

CLEAR BRACES: HOW THEY WORK AND WHAT TO EXPECT.

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CLEAR BRACES

Clear ceramic braces can give you a better alternative to straighten your teeth than metal braces.

There are multiple advantages and disadvantages to ceramic braces, and we will answer the most asked questions here.

DRY SOCKET: WHAT IT IS AND HOW TO HEAL IT

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DRY SOCKET

A dry socket is a process that happens when a blood clot falls away from the extraction site. Blood clots can fall out of any extraction site but primarily due to wisdom teeth removal.

If a blood clot falls out, it will typically happen within the first one to four days. If you have gone longer than four days, you will typically not get a dry socket.

Dry sockets can be cured at home, but if the pain is too severe, you may need to come into Thrive Dental in Frisco to alleviate your discomfort.

Seeing the Whole Picture: Why Dental X-rays are Needed

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Dental X-Rays

Your dentist sees a lot of things in your mouth that you might not be able to; for example, they can find spots that you accidentally missed while brushing or cavities that are still in their earliest stages. That said, there’s a limit to what even a professional can discover with a simple visual examination, which is why dental X-rays are essential. Read on to learn more about one of your dentist’s most valuable diagnostic tools.

How to build better oral health at home

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Oral health

Because of the coronavirus, more people than ever before are staying at home. Many people are also taking this time to evaluate their health and start a more nutritious diet or work out more often. One aspect that a lot of people fail to consider is their dental health. What better time to work on your oral health habits than when you’re under quarantine at home? Here are a few tips you can implement into your daily life to keep your teeth and gums healthy until your dentist starts accepting patients for cleanings again.

5 Interesting Facts You May Not Know about Oral Cancer in Frisco

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oral cancer awareness

You hope that you never have to hear the word cancer when talking with a health professional. But it’s important to be aware of your risks and to take necessary screening precautions so that you can act quickly if you ever do hear it. Did you know that April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month? Now is a great time to increase your knowledge of this specific disease. Here are five facts you may not know about oral cancer in Frisco.

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