Palm Beach Dental Blog

More Than Just Looks: Other Reasons You Might Prefer Invisalign

March 8, 2024

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Someone holding an Invisalign aligner

If you’ve ever been interested in straightening your smile or if you’ve looked into orthodontic treatment, you’ve likely heard a lot about how incredible Invisalign is. However, many of the things that you’ll read about them focus on their aesthetic benefits; while these are substantial, they’re far from the only advantage of the treatment.

Here are a few other reasons, besides just appearances, that Invisalign is worth pursuing over other orthodontic options.

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Am I a Good Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?

February 13, 2024

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Many people experience anxiety when they even think of the dentist, and some dental procedures require the patient to be numbed to go smoothly. Luckily, dental science has developed a plethora of treatments that allow a trained dentist to help a patient sit a little more comfortably through their visits. However, these treatments are not a good fit for everyone. Here are a few reasons why you might not be a suitable candidate for dental sedation.

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Kids & Dental Anxiety: Why Sedation Dentistry is Safe for Children

January 16, 2024

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A young boy receiving nitrous oxide sedation

Even if their teeth need help, perhaps your child fears dentists. That’s common enough – plenty of kids deal with dental anxiety. Still, you may hesitate to consider sedation as an option. It can seem potentially harmful if you know little about it. Luckily, you have no reason to worry; sedation dentistry is safe for children. Your Royal Palm Beach dentist can even prove this fact. So, here’s a primer on dental sedation, why it’s safe, and the types available for kids.

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Would Nitrous Oxide Sedation Be a Good Option for Me?

December 13, 2023

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Dentists have used nitrous oxide, also called laughing gas, to help patients sit comfortably through dental procedures for almost two centuries. While many people think of it as an anesthetic used for dental fillings, it can also be used to help patients with mild to moderate dental anxiety feel at ease in the dentist’s chair. If you aren’t particularly fond of your routine dental cleanings and checkups, you might be curious about whether nitrous oxide can be used to help you have a pleasant visit with your dentist the next time you see them. Here’s how to tell if nitrous oxide sedation might be right for you.

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On the Road with Invisalign: How to Stay on Top of Your Treatment While Traveling

November 10, 2023

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Invisalign can be a fantastic way to straighten out your smile without having to deal with the conspicuous metal parts and dietary restrictions that come with traditional braces. However, the treatment requires some effort and daily ritual on the part of the patient, and it can be hard to stay on top of these practices if you’re on the road. Here are a few tips to help you keep your Invisalign treatment on track while traveling for business or pleasure.

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How Long Can I Expect Cosmetic Dental Bonding to Last?

October 13, 2023

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Cosmetic dental bonding is a popular and effective way to fix minor flaws in a smile. It can address issues such as chips, cracks, stains, and gaps, and it can be done painlessly without anesthesia in minutes during a routine dental appointment. The procedure involves no recovery or alteration of existing tooth structure and leaves the patient with a natural-looking repair. If you’re considering using cosmetic dental bonding to repair your teeth, you might wonder how long you can expect the results to last. Here’s what you need to know about the lifespan of dental bonding and how to get the most out of it.

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I Just Got Veneers; What’s the Best Toothpaste for Them?

September 13, 2023

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Porcelain veneers can be an excellent way to transform your smile into a straighter, whiter, more beautiful state by covering stains, chips, and other imperfections. They require the same hygiene as your natural teeth, but selecting the right toothpaste can make a big difference in how long they will last. Here’s some information to help you make the best decision as to which toothpaste you should use for your porcelain veneers.

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Will Getting Veneers Require a Diet Change?

August 31, 2023

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In general, porcelain veneers are both durable and practical. They can transform your smile’s looks for many years at a time! If you want them to work well, though, veneers require a change in diet. Poor eating habits will cause them to lose functionality. Fortunately, the right meal alterations aren’t hard to make. Your Palm Beach dentist can even give a few pointers. So, here’s why to change your diet for veneers, how to go about it, and other veneer care tips.

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Discover Excellence in Dental Care at Pearl Palm Beach Dental

July 24, 2023

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Looking for the best dental practice in Royal Palm Beach, FL? Look no further than Dr. Ashley Civetti and her expert team at Pearl Palm Beach Dental. With their unique approach to dental care and a commitment to patient well-being, they are the perfect choice for you and your family’s dental care.

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How Necessary Are Temporary Veneers?

July 13, 2023

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Woman smiles while receiving dental examination.

Porcelain veneers can be a great way to beautify a smile. Veneers are thin porcelain shells designed to be bonded to the surface of the teeth while mimicking their natural color and luster. They can cover up cracks, chips, and stains or make the teeth appear straighter and fill gaps between them without orthodontics.

The process of getting porcelain veneers typically takes about two weeks. The first session involves taking an impression of the teeth and the removal of a small amount of enamel to make room for the incoming veneers. At this point, temporary veneers are applied to fill the space until the next appointment when the permanent ones are bonded. But why are they necessary?

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