Thinking About Teeth Whitening? Here’s What You Need to Know!

Understanding teeth whitening.

Are your teeth discolored and less than bright and white? If so, you’re not alone. And if you feel self-conscious about it, you’re not alone there either. In fact, according to Byte, approximately 67% of Americans are a bit self-conscious about their smiles, and the primary reason is because of discolored teeth. Thankfully, if your…

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Root Canal Therapy: Debunking 3 Myths and Understanding the Procedure

Don't believe the root canal therapy myths.

Root canal therapy. It might sound scary, but it’s not what you think. If you’ve heard rumors about painful experiences or outdated horror stories, it’s time to set the record straight. In fact, more than 15 million root canals are performed each year, with over 41,000 done daily. Root canals are essential dental procedures, but…

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Sleep Apnea and Your Oral Health: Sleep Appliances Can Help

Sleep appliances can help with sleep apnea.

Sleep is an essential part of our lives, and as we journey through the years, our sleep patterns often change. Most people discover that falling asleep becomes a bit more challenging with age. They find themselves waking up during the night and sometimes earlier in the morning. Interestingly, even though the total time we spend…

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5 Reasons Parmer Lane Family Dentistry Is Your Invisalign Partner

Get Invisalign at Parmer Lane.

It’s estimated that nearly 45% of children require braces to fix functional issues like a misaligned bite. Surprisingly, up to 75% of kids could benefit from braces to straighten their teeth and enhance their facial appearance. But it’s not just kids—according to Humana, over 4 million Americans wear braces, and 25% of them are adults.…

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Beyond Straight Teeth—How Orthodontic Treatment Improves Overall Health

Orthodontic treatment improves health.

The demand for orthodontic treatments among adults is on the rise. According to surveys by the American Association of Orthodontists, the number of adult patients has been steadily increasing. In 2012, orthodontists had an average of 129 adult patients.  By 2018, that number had jumped to 178, marking a significant 27.53% increase in just six…

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Tooth Extraction: Preparing for the Procedure and 4 Critical Aftercare Tips

Understanding tooth extraction.

Tooth extraction is sometimes necessary when a tooth can’t be saved. Cavities, also referred to as dental caries, are the top reason for tooth removal (49.1%). Other causes include remaining roots (18.5%), gum disease (18.4%), and impacted teeth (7.2%).  Knowing what to expect before and after extraction can ensure a smoother dental journey. Preparing for…

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Can I Get a Smile Makeover in Time for Christmas?

Get a smile makeover for Christmas.

Are you dreaming of a confident smile this holiday season? You’re not alone. Seven out of ten people feel self-conscious about their teeth, and sadly, many of those critical comments come from people they care about, like family and coworkers. In fact, one in four folks have received hurtful remarks about their teeth from a…

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