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Answering Your Initial Questions About Invisalign

May 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — healthylansing @ 8:38 pm
a patient smiling and holding their Invisalign aligner

Invisalign has taken the world of dentistry by storm; in fact, over the last couple of decades, the clear aligners have helped over 12 million patients achieve straighter and more attractive smiles. And if you’re struggling with misaligned teeth, you might be curious about obtaining the aligners for yourself—but you might have some initial questions that are raising doubts in your mind. Keep reading to learn the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about Invisalign so that you can head into your orthodontic journey with unending confidence!


Can I Get Invisalign If I Grind My Teeth?

April 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — healthylansing @ 2:10 am
person holding clear aligner trays

Bruxism is a condition characterized by the involuntary grinding, clenching, or gnashing of teeth, often occurring during sleep but can also manifest during wakefulness. As a prevalent condition affecting individuals of all age groups, bruxism is often triggered by stress, anxiety, sleep disorders, and teeth misalignment. It can lead to various dental issues, jaw discomfort, headaches, and related symptoms. If you have this condition and are considering Invisalign, you may be wondering if this is possible. Continue reading to discover the potential advantages of utilizing Invisalign as a solution for managing bruxism.


4 Ways That Smiling Benefits Your Health

March 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — healthylansing @ 4:33 pm
a person showing off their bright and healthy smile

Your pearly whites are often the first thing that people notice about you when you’re out in the world—so smiling often wherever you go will lead to memorable and impactful first impressions! But while it’s true that your beam can capture the attention of those around you, did you know that smiling also provides you with several notable health benefits? Keep reading below as your dentist shares a few of them.


Are Dental Implants Safe?

February 27, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — healthylansing @ 2:16 am
patient at dentist holding dental implant model

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, there are a variety of options on the market. Though they’re all better than living with gaps in your grin, dental implants are the option of choice for many patients and dentists alike. As popular as this procedure is, how safe is it? Keep reading to learn how the implant procedure works as well as if it’s safe to have dental implants placed.


3 Ways to Up Your Oral Hygiene Game for the New Year

January 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — healthylansing @ 3:31 pm
friends and family celebrating New Year's

2023 is here, which means there’s no better time to sit down and think about your intentions for the New Year. Many people focus on health and wellness for their resolutions, which is great! However, what many people don’t realize falls into that category is their oral hygiene and health. Not only can changing these seemingly small parts of your routine benefit your smile, but it can also improve your overall physical health, like reducing your risk of heart disease as it relates to common oral health problems like gum disease. Read on to learn three ways you can up your oral hygiene game in 2023.  


5 Tips to Survive the Holidays With Invisalign

December 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — healthylansing @ 5:11 pm

Smiling woman wearing a Santa hatAs you head into the holiday season, there’s going to be one big difference this year. You’ve started your journey to a straight smile with Invisalign. You won’t have to worry about brackets and wires drawing attention to your smile when taking family pictures or while chatting with friends; however, the next few weeks can cause unnecessary delays in your journey if you aren’t careful. Don’t worry, here are 5 tips to help you make the most of the holidays while complying with your treatment plan.


How To: Maximize Your Dental Insurance Before the End of the Year

September 27, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — healthylansing @ 3:56 pm
Woman smiling at dentist during biannual checkup

Do you have dental insurance? Naturally, you want to utilize your coverage to the fullest – it benefits your smile and your wallet. Of course, that’s easier said than done when you don’t understand the fine print on your plan. While one isn’t the same as the next, there are a few best practices that can help prevent your valuable dollars from going to waste. To learn a few ways to maximize your dental insurance benefits in 2022, keep reading!


5 Tips to Help Your Child Prevent Dental Emergencies at School

August 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — healthylansing @ 9:49 pm
child happy to prevent dental emergencies in Lansing

It’s time for your little one to head back to school for another year of learning! There are plenty of items you’ll want them to have so that they’re prepped and ready for class. However, the last thing you’d want is for them to experience a dental emergency. But what can you do to reduce their risks? Read on to learn five tips to help your child prevent dental emergencies when going back to school!


What Does It Feel Like to Have Dental Implants?

November 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — healthylansing @ 6:54 pm
dental implants illustration

Would you buy a house without taking a tour? Well, maybe if you are filthy rich, but it doesn’t seem like a great idea.

If you are considering dental implants as a tooth replacement option, ideally you’d like to try them out, but that’s simply not feasible. After all, getting them requires minor oral surgery. So, the best bet is to do your research and learn as much about them as you can.

Keep reading to find out what dental implants feel like and the benefits they offer from your dentist in Lansing.


The Real Dangers of DIY Teeth Whitening

August 27, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — healthylansing @ 12:33 pm
Closeup of girl covering her mouth in shock

Wish you had whiter teeth? You’re far from alone. In fact, 80% of Americans surveyed shared that they wanted a brighter smile. So, it’s not too surprising that many patients attempt to blast away stubborn stains with at-home methods. After all, what’s the worst that can happen? Unfortunately, there are some very real dangers of DIY teeth whitening that aren’t talked about enough. Keep reading to learn what they are.

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