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October 12, 2023

How Much Tooth Enamel is Removed for Veneers?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_metzger @ 8:40 pm

Model of a tooth prepped for a veneerVeneers can turn the smile of your dreams into reality without requiring extensive dental work. They can address many imperfections at once using a minimally invasive method. Your stunning smile can last for a decade or more, but you must sacrifice some enamel. Don’t worry, it won’t compromise your teeth. Here’s how much enamel your dentist will need to shave off to create a picture-perfect smile.


August 6, 2023

Summer Oral Health: Protecting Your Smile in the Sun

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_metzger @ 7:43 am
Family playing in the sun

Summer is a season filled with outdoor adventures, delicious ice creams, and plenty of sunshine. While you may be enjoying the warmer weather and carefree days, it’s essential not to forget about your oral health. Neglecting your teeth and gums during the summer can lead to unpleasant consequences. In this blog, we’ll explore some of the ways summer activities can negatively impact your oral health and offer tips to protect your smile in the sun.


June 4, 2023

A Closer Look at the Different Types of Denture Adhesive

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_metzger @ 5:44 am
a person holding their dentures

Dentures are among the most tried-and-true of all tooth replacement options, and countless generations of patients have turned toward these nifty prosthetics to restore their oral functionality and have a natural-looking smile once more. But did you know that sometimes dentures don’t fit quite as well as they should, warranting the need for special adhesives to be used to assist with keeping them in place? Keep reading to learn a little more about these adhesives and some advice for picking the best one for your dentures.


April 13, 2023

Is a Waterpik or Dental Floss Best for Your Smile?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_metzger @ 2:19 am
a man using a Waterpik to clean between his teeth

When it comes to keeping your oral health in top condition, there are a few habits that are essential. In addition to visiting your dentist every six months for a checkup and cleaning, your dental hygiene routine is the key to keeping your teeth and gums clean and healthy. While brushing often gets the most attention, flossing is just as important! However, now there are other options than just dental floss, like the Waterpik. But is one better than the other? Here’s what to know about these flossing tools.


February 13, 2023

Brighter Smiles: The History of Teeth Whitening

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_metzger @ 8:28 pm
a smile with half-yellow teeth and half-white teeth

Did you know that 80% of people surveyed want whiter teeth? A brighter smile appears cleaner and healthier. Scientists have even speculated that having luminous teeth is viewed as a sign of good genetics, which can be attractive to potential mates. When your grin is sparkling, it projects confidence, warmth, and vitality. These factors have been a driving force since ancient times! Read on to learn about the history of teeth whitening and how you can achieve a dazzling smile now.


December 12, 2022

4 Tips for Easily Removing Clear Aligners

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_metzger @ 4:08 pm
person holding clear aligner and smiling

If you recently started wearing Invisalign, you have probably noticed that it takes some getting used to. From cleaning your aligners to remembering to brush and floss after every meal, there can be a bit of a learning curve. Some patients also find it difficult to remove their trays. People who have Invisalign attachments may also find it harder to take their trays off. Rather than tugging on your aligners and risking breaking them, read on to learn about five methods that will make removing clear aligners easier.


November 10, 2022

Interproximal Reduction and Invisalign Treatment

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_metzger @ 10:35 pm

Dentist discussing Invisalign with patientIf you’re ready to invest in a straight smile using the clear choice in orthodontics, you probably didn’t expect your dentist to recommend interproximal reduction (IPR) before getting Invisalign. Although its name may sound a little scary, it’s a common procedure needed before wearing clear aligners. The goal is to create more space to align crowded teeth by removing a small amount of enamel. Since your enamel won’t grow back, it’s normal to be concerned about the procedure, but there’s no reason to worry. Here’s what you can expect with IPR and why it’s necessary to achieve your best smile.


September 8, 2022

4 Ways Popcorn Can Damage Your Teeth

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_metzger @ 1:43 am
bowl of popcorn

Popcorn is a popular snack for those going to the movies, on picnics, or just curling up at home with a good book. This salty, buttery treat can even be relatively healthy if you use the right ingredients. As much as people love popcorn, it isn’t the best option for your smile. Read on to learn about four ways that popcorn can negatively affect your oral health and what you can do to prevent them.


August 9, 2022

Alcohol Consumption & Your Risk of Gum Disease

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_metzger @ 11:47 pm
person who drinks alcohol covering mouth

As you may already know, drinking too much alcohol is bad for your overall health. It can lead to serious health conditions like liver disease and high blood pressure. This bad habit can also put your teeth and gums at risk of oral health issues. To help you maintain a healthy smile, read on to learn more about how overdoing it with alcohol may result in an unhealthy smile.


July 29, 2022

Is Gingivitis Contagious?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — dr_metzger @ 3:00 am

Model of patient with gingivitisDid you know cavities aren’t the only threat to your smile? Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 50% of adults have gum disease. Thankfully, the infection is easy to treat without causing any long-term damage to your smile when caught in the earliest stage, called gingivitis. Without any treatment, it can be detrimental to your dental health, but the American Dental Association considers it contagious. Here’s what you need to know to restore your gum health. 


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