Dentistry for Life Blog

Facing Facial Swelling: When Do You Need Emergency Dentistry?

April 9, 2024

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Patient holding their cheek due to facial swelling

Facial swelling can be distressing, especially when it’s related to dental issues. While some cases may not require immediate attention, if you start noticing other symptoms, you may need to get to the dentist quickly! But how do you know when your situation is a dental emergency?  Continue reading to explore the causes of facial swelling and when it’s best to get help from a professional.


When a Crisis Occurs: What to Do When Facing a Dental Emergency Overseas

March 1, 2024

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woman experiencing tooth pain while on a trip

You’ve traveled overseas for work, and you’re settling into your new temporary way of life when suddenly you bite down on something hard only to discover that your tooth is broken. Panicked because you’re no longer near your local dentist, you wonder what you should do about your dental emergency. If you are in this type of situation or worried that you could be, find out what steps you can take to get the care your smile needs, even when you’re thousands of miles away from home.


3 Ways to Prevent a Dental Emergency This Valentine’s Day

February 5, 2024

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happy couple celebrating Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you want to make sure that your smile looks and feels its best. Whether it’s a night out to dinner with your special someone or an evening spent cooking in the kitchen with the one you love, you don’t want anything to get in the way of your memorable and enjoyable holiday festivities. This includes keeping your smile safe from any sudden injuries or discomfort. To reduce your risk of having to spend Valentine’s Day with your emergency dentist, here are three ways to avoid a dental emergency this time of year.


Aligner MIA: What to do When You Lose an Invisalign Tray

January 4, 2024

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A woman smiling as she holds up her found Invisalign aligner

Daily life can be challenging, especially when it comes to keeping up with the many accessories you use every day. If you’ve just been straightening your teeth with Invisalign, the clear aligners are one more thing added to that list. Because of their nearly invisible nature, they can be easy to misplace. So, what should you do if you lose an aligner?

If this is something you’re dealing with right now, take a deep breath and then continue reading. You’ll find a step-by-step guide to recover from this treatment hiccup.


Reaching a Straight Smile: The Dos & Don’ts of Invisalign

December 1, 2023

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A woman placing her Invisalign trays in a storage case

Like many, perhaps you’ve started Invisalign. That’s a smart move – aligners can straighten your teeth in just a year or so! Still, your treatment will only work if you follow its rules. The dos and don’ts of Invisalign are crucial to your trays’ success. As such, choosing to skip them will delay your aligned grin. Luckily, your Lancaster dentist can explain these rules in detail. To that end, here’s what you should and shouldn’t do during your Invisalign journey.


My Invisalign Aligner Doesn’t Seem to Fit; What Should I Do?

November 3, 2023

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Woman has curious expression

Invisalign is an excellent way to realign a smile without the conspicuous metal parts and dietary restrictions that come with traditional braces. The brand is supported by decades of science and uses the latest in orthodontic technology to help people achieve straighter, healthier smiles. However, it can sometimes be a little difficult to get a new set of clear aligners to fit properly over your teeth. Here’s how to get your clear aligners to fit right when they don’t seem to be cooperating.


Why is There a Higher Demand for Cosmetic Dentistry?

October 4, 2023

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a shade guide and person’s smile

Cosmetic dentistry has been around for decades. With veneers being discovered in the early 20th century and teeth whitening becoming one of the most accessible forms of treatment because of the countless products available on drugstore shelves, it begs the question, “Why is cosmetic dentistry so popular?” Whether you’re considering it for yourself or simply want to know why so many individuals are using it to enhance their appearance, keep reading.


5 Kinds of Foods and Beverages to Avoid Right After Teeth Whitening

September 1, 2023

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Woman pointing to bright smile after teeth whitening

Once your professional teeth whitening treatment is complete, you’ll naturally want to show off your beautiful new grin to everyone you meet. But while you’re enjoying your enhanced smile, you also need to make sure you’re protecting it from anything that could undo the benefits of your cosmetic procedure. Here are 5 kinds of foods and beverages that you’ll need to avoid in order to maintain the results of teeth whitening.


Cavities and Teeth Whitening: A Dangerous Combination

August 1, 2023

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Woman experiencing intense dental sensitivity

If your teeth have some mild stains, you might be thinking about picking up a whitening kit from your local store. However, you should not be so quick to take action. If you have any spots of decay on your teeth, you could end up hurting yourself. Why are cavities and teeth whitening a dangerous combination? This blog post explains.


Can You Count on Over-the-Counter Whitening Products to Brighten Your Smile?

July 7, 2023

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a woman with a bright smile due to professional teeth whitening

A bright smile is often associated with health, vitality, and beauty. That’s why there are so many over-the-counter products on the market now. It’s a big business with a big demand! But as you searched the isles and online websites, you may have wondered if they do what they really promise: whiten your teeth safely and effectively. Read on to learn the answer and what your dentist can do to help you get the smile you’ve always wanted.

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