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Can I Get Invisalign If I Already Had Braces?

January 11, 2023

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a woman holding Invisalign aligners in New Lenox

Have you had braces in the past? Are your teeth starting to shift back into their original places? Since having misaligned, overlapping, or gapped teeth can negatively impact your confidence, you might be considering getting clear aligners to fix your bite. But is this possible if you’ve already worn metal brackets and wires? Keep reading to learn what you can expect about getting Invisalign after traditional braces.


What to Do If a Veneer Falls Off: 6 Simple Steps

December 16, 2022

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Woman covering mouth after a veneer fell off

Veneers can completely transform your smile and help you feel much more confident about your appearance. However, while you can normally expect them to last about 10 to 15 years with the right maintenance, eventually they may fall off your teeth. If this happens, don’t panic. Instead, remember these 6 steps for managing this situation and keeping your smile safe.


5 Holiday Foods You Should Avoid with Dentures

November 7, 2022

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a man with dentures in New Lenox enjoying Thanksgiving dinner

One of the biggest parts of the holiday season is being able to enjoy a variety of delicious foods. These may include creamy mashed potatoes, tasty stuffing, juicy turkey, and even spiced pumpkin pie. However, if this is your first Thanksgiving with dentures, then you may have to be cautious about the meals you choose. The last thing you’d want is for them to accidentally fall out or get damaged. To avoid any complications during your holiday dinner, here are several foods you should avoid and which ones are safe for your new smile!


5 Essential Tips for a Smile-Friendly Thanksgiving Dinner

November 1, 2022

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a dinner plate for a healthy Thanksgiving in New Lenox

Now that it’s November, you’re probably excited about turkey time! Whether you enjoy the football games or love watching the parade, the part most people look forward to is the delicious dinner with the family. While this is the time to enjoy your favorite holiday meals, certain foods can increase your risk of dental issues, such as tooth decay. Read on to learn five smile-friendly tips to help you have a healthy Thanksgiving!


What Should You Expect in an Emergency Dental Visit?

October 14, 2022

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A woman having an emergency dental visit in New Lenox

The first time you have a dental emergency, you tend to feel frightened and shocked. After all, you’ve never had a severe dental injury before now! However, the same can apply to your first visit to the emergency dentist. Namely, you might feel anxious and scared about what will happen during the meeting. It’s fortunate, then, that your local practice is here to ease your worries. Read on to learn three crucial things to expect from an emergency dental visit in New Lenox.

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