George T. Philip, DMD Blog

Traveling with Invisalign? This Will Make It Much Easier

March 7, 2021

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case for traveling with Invisalign

When it comes to straightening teeth, Invisalign clear braces offer a unique and convenient experience. Instead of wires and brackets, treatment consists of wearing a series of clear-plastic, low-profile trays that gradually correct your bite. Still, Invisalign treatment can be challenging at times. While everything can go super smooth when you’re at home, traveling with the clear aligners can be tricky. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to make your life easier. Continue reading to get some helpful and simple travel tips!


Can Invisalign Fix Bite Problems?

February 18, 2021

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Dental model of Invisalign in Sunnyvale.Invisalign in Sunnyvale is a preferred orthodontic system for teens and adults who are interested in attaining a straight smile without brackets and wires. Did you know the clear aligners can also fix a variety of bite problems? Although there isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” solution, many people with misaligned bites can benefit from Invisalign. Not sure if it’s the best option for you? Here are some of the most common bite concerns that can be corrected with aligners.


Can Invisalign Help Straighten Dental Implants, Crowns and Veneers?

January 11, 2021

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A clear aligner being held up in front of a blue background

If you would like a straighter smile, you’re not alone. Studies show that 80 percent of American adults don’t like their smiles. If you’re considering getting Invisalign in Sunnyvale, you might be wondering if any previous dental work you’ve had could affect your results. If you have dental restorations, keep reading to learn how they could affect your Invisalign treatment.


4 Benefits of Starting Your Year with a Dental Checkup

January 4, 2021

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Young woman wearing a hat, glasses, and a red sweater smiling.

There are many benefits to starting the year with a dental checkup. If you spent 2020 covering your mouth when you smiled or laughed, getting your oral health back on track can help put that self-consciousness to bed. Keep reading to learn how visiting your dentist in Sunnyvale early in the year can give you a great start to the new year.


Five Tips for a Healthy Smile This Holiday Season

December 29, 2020

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family celebrating holiday together

The holidays are here, and with them comes a multitude of sweet and savory beverages and treats that you probably share with friends and family. While these goodies make your soul happen, they are far less friendly to your teeth. The good news is, you can still enjoy them while taking care of your smile this season, and your Sunnyvale family dentist shares five tips to help you do it.


Invisalign During the Holiday Season

December 3, 2020

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Woman with Invisalign in Sunnyvale

The most wonderful time of the year is finally here! Whether you are celebrating by stringing lights around your house, catching up with relatives, listening to festive music, or cooking up some delicious meals, everyone seems to have something to look forward to. However, with the schedule becoming busier, it can be easy to neglect important things, like your Invisalign in Sunnyvale. Continue reading for some tips to help you continue staying on track for your treatment throughout the holiday season.


5 Reasons to Visit Your Dentist to Save Money

November 20, 2020

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Man with healthy smile at dentist in Sunnyvale.It has been a rough year for everyone. As a result, many people have had to pinch pennies to make ends meet. As you look for ways to save money, don’t skip routine visits to your dentist in Sunnyvale. Although you might believe you’re reducing your expenses, you’re actually opening the door to a dental bill. If you’re concerned about the cost of a preventive visit, you can use your dental insurance to enjoy 100% coverage. Unfortunately, your policy is about to expire. Here are 5 reasons you’ll want to schedule an appointment before you lose your coverage to save money down the road.


6 Freedoms You’ll Enjoy with Invisalign

November 17, 2020

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Woman holding aligner for Invisalign in Sunnyvale. If you missed your chance for braces as an adolescent or you’ve experienced orthodontic regression, Invisalign in Sunnyvale is the ideal alternative to brackets and wires. The clear aligners provide a nearly invisible solution that resolves the common complaints and restrictions of metal braces. Here are 6 freedoms you’ll enjoy when choosing Invisalign to achieve a beautiful, straight smile.


How to Floss Around Your Dental Implants

October 22, 2020

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Mature woman with dental implants flossing

Dental implants are state-of-the-art tooth replacement options that hold an impressive 95% success rate, are extremely life-like, and can prevent bone loss by stimulating your jawbone. Plus, they can last 20+ years with proper care! Therefore, it is of the utmost importance that you implement a proper, consistent oral hygiene routine, which includes flossing daily. If you are unsure how to floss around your dental implants in Sunnyvale, then keep reading for three tips.


Why Should I Replace My Metal Fillings?

September 27, 2020

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Diagram of amalgam fillings placed by Sunnyvale dentist

Tooth decay is an incredibly common issue. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that over 90% of adults have had at least one cavity, and one in four currently have untreated tooth decay. In the past, the only way to repair cavities was with silver (amalgam) fillings. While these metal restorations are durable, researchers are beginning to discover that they may have a dangerous effect on your health. Your Sunnyvale dentist explains why it’s important to replace your silver fillings and why tooth-colored fillings are the ideal alternative.

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