George T. Philip, DMD Blog

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Falling Behind on Your Invisalign Timeline? Here Are 4 Tips to Get You Back on Track

August 11, 2020

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close up of hand holding aligner for Invisalign in Sunnyvale

One of the main reasons why you chose to straighten your teeth with Invisalign instead of traditional braces was because the former is usually able to align your smile much more quickly. Recently, though, you’ve been noticing gaps between your aligners and your teeth. After some research, you learned that this is a common sign that your aligners aren’t properly shifting, or “tracking,” your teeth. If you don’t promptly correct this issue, it could cause your treatment to take much longer than originally planned. Here are four tips to help you get back on track with your Invisalign in Sunnyvale.

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Do You Have Ill-Fitting Dentures? Here’s How To Find Out

July 30, 2020

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dentures in Sunnyvale in a glass of water on a nightstand

If you’re missing an entire arch of teeth, you’re likely grateful to have your dentures in Sunnyvale to restore the function and feel of your smile. Unfortunately, over time, they may become damaged or ill-fitting, due to an accident or your oral structure changing over time. It’s important to know the common signs to look out for to know whether you should get them replaced. Read on to learn about some common symptoms of ill-fitting dentures and why it’s important to see your dentist as soon as possible if you notice them.

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Thinking About Invisalign? Summer Is the Perfect Time To Start!

June 22, 2020

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Woman being treated with Invisalign in Sunnyvale is holding a clear aligner tray

Summer is the season for socializing, and everyone wants to look their best. But if you want to enhance your appearance by straightening your teeth, you probably aren’t crazy about the idea of wearing metal brackets and wires. Especially if you’re planning vacations, barbecues, and family reunions over the next few months! But there’s one alternative you may not have considered: Invisalign in Sunnyvale. With this option, no one can tell you’re in orthodontic treatment, not to mention that many patients see results faster than they would in metal braces. Learn more below about why summer is the perfect time to start your Invisalign journey to a straight, beautiful smile! 

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Is It True That Invisalign Can Make Your Teeth Healthier? You Bet!

June 7, 2020

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Woman being treated with Invisalign in Sunnyvale putting in a clear tray

For many people, crooked or crowded teeth make them feel embarrassed and self-conscious every time they smile. Unfortunately, that’s not the only consequence – your dental health is also affected in surprising ways! The good news is that you have options for straightening your teeth that don’t involve metal brackets and wires. Invisalign in Sunnyvale is an outstanding alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment that will not only boost your self-confidence but also improve your oral health. Learn more below! 

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