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March 9, 2024

Can Veneers Be Used to Straighten your Teeth?

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Picture of a veneer

When people start looking into veneers for the first time, they’re often surprised by the incredible versatility of the treatment. Veneers can be simply layered onto any teeth that you have a particular problem with, allowing you to completely alter the appearance of your smile.

If you have crooked teeth, for example, you might wonder whether veneers could help you align your smile. Here’s what you should know.


December 13, 2023

5 Ways to Balance Holiday Indulgence with Dental Health

Filed under: Uncategorized — sommers_team @ 2:52 pm
A family enjoying a holiday meal while celebrating their dental health

The holiday season is synonymous with joy, gatherings, and a plethora of delectable dishes that tempt your taste buds. However, not all festive foods are friendly to your teeth. From grandma’s famous apple pie to your cousin’s sweet potato casserole, tempting tooth-averse meals will be all over the table. How can you enjoy them without ruining your dental health?

Luckily, you can find some strategies for doing just that below. Continue reading to learn how to balance the scales between deliciousness and responsibility.


November 3, 2023

5 Popular Thanksgiving Foods That Can Stain Your Teeth

Filed under: Uncategorized — sommers_team @ 9:17 pm
an assortment of Thanksgiving food

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and you’re probably looking forward to enjoying all your favorite foods: fried turkey, sweet potato casserole, and of course, your grandma’s famous pecan pie! However, as tasty as Thanksgiving food might be, some of these dishes aren’t exactly great for your teeth—and some might even leave your pearly whites stained and dull. Keep reading to learn more about which foods can pose a potential threat to your smile’s shine, along with a few things you can do about it—including opting for teeth whitening from your trusted dentist!


October 17, 2023

Toothy Timelines: How Far in Advance to Whiten Teeth for Your Event

Filed under: Uncategorized — sommers_team @ 6:14 pm
Zoom in on a mouth with yellowed teeth on one side of a line and white teeth on the other

A beautiful, bright smile can give you the boost of confidence you need to look and feel your very best. If you have a major event coming up like a wedding, job interview, family reunion, or some other celebratory occasion, you could be planning to whiten your teeth in preparation. After all, you know there will be many photos taken and don’t want to waste time or energy worrying about imperfections. Many people wonder, however, how long the effects of whitening can last and how far in advance to get started for the best results. If this sounds like you, keep reading to learn more so that you can develop an appropriate timeline before your big day!


August 7, 2023

Back-to-School Tips for Your Teen with ClearCorrect

Filed under: Uncategorized — sommers_team @ 2:55 am

Laughing teen boyA new school year is here! As your teen heads back to the classroom, there’s one major difference this year. They’ve started their journey to a straight smile with ClearCorrect. It’s easy to follow their treatment plan at home, but it can be more challenging when they are at school. Here are 5 back-to-school tips to help your child navigate the year with clear aligners.


July 2, 2023

What Colors of Makeup Show Off White Teeth?

Filed under: Uncategorized — sommers_team @ 12:58 am

Smiling woman wearing red lipstickYou can’t put a price on the benefits of having bright, white teeth. However, many factors affect their color, including wearing makeup. Certain shades can make your teeth look discolored, while others can enhance their vibrancy. Here is how to choose the best colors to ensure your pearly whites look their brightest.


June 3, 2023

How the Summer Sun Benefits Your Smile

Filed under: Uncategorized — sommers_team @ 6:09 pm
a woman smiling while visiting the beach

Summertime is finally in full swing, and with it comes warmer weather, longer days, and plenty of opportunities for fun in the sun! But did you know that spending time outside under the summer sun can greatly benefit your pearly whites? Keep reading to learn more from your trusted dentist about how getting enough sunlight and vitamin D can work wonders for your oral health.


April 12, 2023

Are DIY Dental Implants Safe?

Filed under: Uncategorized — sommers_team @ 1:12 am

Image of a single dental implantIf you’re like many Americans, inflation, gas prices, and other factors might have you pinching pennies right now. You’ll find a variety of do-it-yourself solutions online for just about everything, so you don’t have to pay a professional for jobs around the home. You can even find DIY dental care. However, you should never use online tutorials to keep your smile healthy and looking its best, especially if you’re interested in dental implants. A complete smile doesn’t have to cost you an arm or a leg. Here’s how you can skip the risks of DIY dentistry and invest in a complete smile without breaking the bank.


February 7, 2023

Can Teenagers Get Dental Implants?

Filed under: Uncategorized — sommers_team @ 2:37 am
portrait of some smiling teenagers

Missing teeth are a bummer at any age, but especially as a teenager. Young people can knock a tooth out in a wide variety of ways, leaving them and their families desperate to replace it as quickly as possible.

If you’re in this situation, you may have heard that dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth. That’s true, but in the case of teenagers, most professionals would tend to recommend against getting them. If you want to know why, and what tooth replacement options are available for teens, here’s a guide that may be able to help you.


November 4, 2022

4 Amazing Health Benefits of Straight Teeth

Filed under: Uncategorized — sommers_team @ 3:07 am

Woman holding clear aligner and model of bracesIf you missed your chance for braces as a child, or your teeth have shifted over the years, it’s easy to feel embarrassed by your smile. However, poorly aligned teeth are more than an aesthetic issue. Bite and alignment problems can affect your oral and general health. With your mouth the gateway to your body, here are 4 ways straight teeth can boost your health.


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