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Capital Smiles Blog

Can I Get Dental Implants While Pregnant?

July 10, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 5:41 pm

Around the world, patients and dentists alike agree that dental implants are the best form of tooth replacement. However, the process for placing them is somewhat complex, and your dentist will need to have an understanding of your overall health before they can help you move forward with treatment. If you are expecting a new addition to your family, they will likely urge you to wait until after giving birth to get implants. Let’s discuss some reasons why getting dental during pregnancy is unwise in the majority of cases.


Your Guide to Eating and Drinking after All-on-4 Surgery

June 5, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 10:15 pm

Woman sipping on chocolate drink after All-on-4 surgeryOne of the most remarkable aspects of the All-on-4 dental implant procedure is that it allows patients to get a beautiful new set of teeth on the same day as their implant surgery. But does that mean you can use those new teeth to dig into your favorite foods right away? No. You will need to go through a recovery period before you can resume your normal diet. This blog post explains what you can eat in the weeks and months following All-on-4 surgery.


Interproximal Reduction: What It Is and Why It’s Important

May 31, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 10:08 pm

Woman’s beautiful smile after interproximal reduction and InvisalignIf you are soon going to get Invisalign, you may be excited, and understandably so. After all, this treatment can enhance your smile and reduce your oral health risks. However, you may be less enthusiastic if your dentist tells you that you will have to get your teeth shaved. This process, formally known as interproximal reduction (IPR), can seem a little scary at first — but it is nothing to worry about! Let’s talk more about what it is and why it is so important.


Can I Still Drink Coffee with Invisalign?

May 20, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 10:05 pm

 Invisalign patient enjoying a delicious cup of coffeeCoffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world, with countless millions of people relying on it to help them get started each morning. Are you among them? If so, you might have questions about how orthodontic treatment will affect your habit. You may be wondering, “Can I drink coffee with Invisalign?” The answer is yes! Let’s talk about how you can enjoy your daily cup of joe without interfering with your treatment.


5 Tips to Help You Prepare for Invisalign Treatment

May 5, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 10:03 pm

A variety of supplies for on-the-go oral hygiene with InvisalignDo you have an upcoming Invisalign appointment? You are probably excited about the prospect of finally straightening your teeth. Still, you may wonder about the road ahead. To help you get ready for a successful treatment, read the tips below on how to prepare for Invisalign. They will make sure that your orthodontic journey gets started in the right way!


Discover the Anti-Aging Power of Dental Implants

April 6, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 6:23 pm

Portrait of attractive middle-aged woman with dental implantsFor most people, their anti-aging regimen includes things like exercise, a balanced diet, and a good skincare routine. However, your smile also has a lot to do with how old people perceive you as being. Missing teeth can make you appear significantly older than you are. While traditional tooth replacement, such as bridges and dentures, can improve your smile, their anti-aging power falls short of that of dental implants. Let’s talk about why the answer to the question, “Do dental implants make you look younger?” is a resounding yes!


Meet Your 22-Hour Invisalign Wear Time with These Tips

March 30, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 11:16 pm

Woman placing aligner in mouth to meet Invisalign wear timeFor Invisalign treatment to be successful, you should wear your aligners for 20 – 22 hours each day (closer to 22 hours is better). That might seem difficult — after all, 22 hours is more than 90% of the time you have each day! However, you can keep up with Invisalign wear time if you take some simple steps and get into a good routine. Let’s talk about why compliance is so important and what you can do to keep your aligners in your mouth as much as possible.


Are Women More Likely to Experience TMJ Disorder?

March 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 11:04 pm

TMJ disorder, often referred to as simply TMD, can be used as a label for any number of conditions that affect the feel and function of the temporomandibular joint (jaw joint). TMD may be marked by pain the jaw and face, difficulty chewing, frequent headaches, and a range of other symptoms. This condition can afflict anyone, but research indicates that it is much more prevalent in women than in men. Let’s discuss why that may be the case and how TMD sufferers can find relief.


TMD and Sleep: How Your Jaw Could Be Robbing You of Rest

March 5, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 11:10 pm

Man with headache, suffering from TMD and sleep problemsA good night’s rest is a precious thing. Unfortunately, millions of Americans find it difficult to get an adequate amount of high-quality shuteye. Are you among them? If so, have you considered that your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) might be to blame? This complex joint, which connects your lower jaw to the rest of your skull, can cause serious consequences when it is suffering from TMJ disorder (TMD). Let’s talk more about the connection between TMD and sleep problems and how proper treatment may address both issues.


Should You Visit an Emergency Dentist for Facial Swelling?

February 19, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 6:05 pm

Concerned woman, wondering if she should visit a dentist for facial swellingFacial swelling can be uncomfortable, embarrassing, and in many cases, even a bit scary. You should certainly seek professional help — but would it be better to visit the hospital or your dentist? Most of the time, visiting a dentist for facial swelling is the best course of action. Let’s talk about why that is the case and what your dentist may do to help you find relief.


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