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5 Reasons to Invest in a Bright Smile

May 19, 2022

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Woman with a beautiful smile at beachTeeth come in a variety of shades and tones naturally; however, the benefits of a bright smile are priceless. If you’re embarrassed by stains or discoloration, you’ve probably tried a few OTC products, but none provided the improvement you want. Stop throwing money down the drain. Here are 5 reasons summer is an excellent time to invest in professional teeth whitening.


Dangers of Overusing Whitening Products

April 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — theoakbrookdentist @ 5:11 pm

Young woman covering her mouth with handA bright, white smile is everything, but teeth come in many shades and colors. Not to mention, they are exposed to stain-causing factors daily. If you are embarrassed by dark, discolored teeth, you have more options than ever to revamp your smile. Besides in-office whitening treatments, there are countless OTC products. Although they are convenient, you can damage your smile if you aren’t using them correctly. Here’s what you need to know to enjoy lasting results without risking your pearly whites.


3 Ways to Prevent Sensitive Teeth After Whitening Them

March 9, 2022

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man with bright and sensitive teeth in McKinney

Are you considering brightening your smile? You’re probably thinking about getting whitening treatment, that way you can feel more confident with newly enhanced teeth! While the results sound exciting, there are some cases where people experience varying levels of discomfort afterwards. Read on to learn three ways you can prevent teeth sensitivity from whitening your smile.


Braces on Baby Teeth? How Phase 1 Orthodontics Could Help Your Child Smile

February 24, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — theoakbrookdentist @ 2:33 pm
girl smiling with braces and some baby teeth

During your child’s routine dental checkup, the dentist recommends seeing an orthodontist for their crooked teeth and misaligned bite. You’re confused—your child still has baby teeth. Isn’t orthodontic treatment for older kids and teenagers? Believe it or not, there can be braces on baby teeth!

Keep reading to learn more about this type of orthodontic intervention, why it’s sometimes necessary, and how it can help your child’s smile.


Fitness and Oral Health: 5 Ways to Protect Your Smile

February 11, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — theoakbrookdentist @ 11:10 pm
person smiling while working out

Recently, you decided that you want to start working out a few times per week to maintain a good body weight and prevent health issues. Though exercising is a great way to improve your overall well-being, it can, unfortunately, have adverse effects on your oral health if you don’t do it correctly. So that you don’t damage your smile in your pursuit to get in better shape, read on to learn about the connection between fitness and oral health as well as how to protect your smile from harm.


Is It Okay to Get Teeth Whitening After Braces?

January 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — theoakbrookdentist @ 2:23 am
woman getting teeth whitening

It’s been a long time coming – the day has finally arrived that you get your braces off! After your dentist in McKinney removes the wires and brackets, you can’t help but smile at how straight your teeth are now. However, you still see some work to be done – your teeth are uneven in color due to the areas that were covered by your brackets. As you consider your next move, here are some things to know about teeth whitening after braces.


How Teeth Whitening Can Help You Land a Job

December 13, 2021

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person smiling at job interview after teeth whitening

Did you know that 71% of adults who are currently part of the labor force or getting ready to enter it are actively applying for jobs or open to new opportunities? With this much competition, you may be wondering what you can do to stand out from the crowd. Teeth whitening may be the answer! Read on to learn about the science behind why teeth whitening may help you land your dream job and professions that may benefit the most from it.


Does Dental Insurance Ever Cover Cosmetic Treatments?

October 19, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — theoakbrookdentist @ 6:20 pm
woman holding a pink piggy bank and pointing to her smile

It’s easy to see why dental insurance might help you pay for a filling. Insurance generally covers medically necessary procedures, and untreated cavities can be dangerous for your oral health. But what if you just want to improve the way your smile looks? Does dental insurance ever cover cosmetic treatments? The answer might not be as cut-and-dry as you would have first thought. Here’s what you need to know about dental insurance coverage and whether it can help with the cost of cosmetic dentistry.


4 Cosmetic Dental Treatments for the Perfect Summer Smile

June 3, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — theoakbrookdentist @ 3:56 pm
girl in straw hat smiling in the sunshine after cosmetic treatment

Are you and your family planning a dream vacation? Someone will likely want to capture the exciting adventures so you can all have something to look back on fondly. If your teeth are not up to standard, you may be considering cosmetic dentistry to achieve a picture-perfect smile. With a wide array of services to choose from, it can be challenging to narrow down the right one for you. Fortunately, your cosmetic dentist breaks down four treatments to help you decide. Read on to determine which one’s best for your needs.


Invisalign vs. Braces – Which One’s Better for Athletes?

May 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — theoakbrookdentist @ 9:22 pm
student athlete wearing orthodontic treatment

If your child is a student-athlete, they may have a lot on their plate from school and homework to practices and games for their respective sport. With so much of their time spent partaking in physical activity, you may begin to wonder if orthodontic treatment will suit their lifestyle.

Fortunately, treatments like Invisalign and braces shouldn’t affect the ability to play sports if proper precautions are taken. Now you may be wondering, “Which one’s best?”. Read on to learn the pros and cons of each option to help make a decision.

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