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Capital Smiles Blog

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Can BOTOX® Treat TMJ Headaches?

November 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 3:32 pm

Woman with TMJ headaches, may benefit from BOTOX®BOTOX® is primarily known as a cosmetic treatment. Indeed, it is great for relaxing wrinkles and helping patients achieve a more youthful appearance. But did you know that it also has medical applications? One issue that it is commonly able to treat is TMD (also known as TMJ), along with its associated headaches. Let’s talk about why TMJ headaches occur and why BOTOX® often proves to be an effective pain relief measure.

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Should I Choose Invisalign or Veneers to Fix My Crooked Teeth?

October 14, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 6:22 pm

Woman with attractive smile after Invisalign or veneersIf your teeth are misaligned, correcting their positioning could enhance your facial aesthetics and boost your confidence. But how can you get started on accomplishing that? There are a number of different treatments that might work for you. Let’s talk about the difference between Invisalign and veneers when it comes to fixing crooked teeth.

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4 Things to Know When Getting Braces as an Adult

September 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 2:01 am

Portrait of happy woman with braces as an adultDid you miss out on orthodontic treatment when you were younger and are now considering getting braces as an adult? You have much to look forward to! In several months, you could be the proud owner of a straighter, healthier smile. Still, you might hesitate to commit to treatment because braces have traditionally been the realm of children and teens. Don’t worry — age is not an obstacle to effective treatment. Let’s talk about what you can expect as you begin your journey with braces.

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Can Invisalign Fix TMD?

September 20, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 1:58 am

Smiling woman trying to fix TMJ with InvisalignInvisalign is much more than a cosmetic treatment. Not only can it straighten your teeth and enhance your smile, but it can also reduce your risk of a number of oral health problems. Is TMJ disorder one of those problems? Well, it really depends on a person’s unique circumstances. This blog post discusses what causes TMJ disorder and under what circumstances fixing TMJ with Invisalign might be possible.

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Teeth Whitening in the Capital District

September 15, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 11:27 am

attractive woman smiling outdoorsIs your smile really ready to shine? The sun can help your teeth look a little whiter by darkening your skin and thus making your grin seem more vibrant, but for a really sparkling smile, now is a great time to consider teeth whitening in the Capital District.

There are a couple of ways to get the results you really want — keep reading to find out what they are and which one may be best for you!

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Video FAQ: What Are My Options to Improve My Smile?

August 19, 2021

Filed under: Video FAQs — Dr. Erin Page @ 7:59 pm

When a dental patient comes into our Capital District dental office and says “I do not like my smile” — we ask insightful questions in an effort to better align ourselves with how they view their appearance. Sometimes, our viewpoints can differ from theirs — and we want to have an open, honest conversation to help ensure we are able to achieve every patient’s individual smile goals.

Sometimes a patient is desiring a brighter, whiter smile — and, we have a variety of teeth whitening methods that can work wonders! If patient comments about not liking how their teeth are arranged (sometimes due to overcrowding) — we might suggest Invisalign or a combination of Invisalign and veneers.

As a general dental practice, we are able to draw from several disciplines of dentistry to incorporate a variety of techniques to get you to where you want to be. If you are searching for a dentist in the Capital District to provide the best care possible, our team is ready to help you love your smile! Please give us a call to request a consultation.

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