George T. Philip, DMD Blog

Clearing a Path: How to Prepare for Your Invisalign Treatment

May 17, 2024

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Patient beginning Invisalign treatment

Are you considering Invisalign to finally achieve the straighter, more confident smile you’ve always dreamed of? If so, preparing for your Invisalign treatment can make the process far smoother, creating a clear path to success. But what can you possibly do before you even have your aligners? Read on to learn how you can get ready for your Invisalign treatment to create a better experience.

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Where Did All These Flashy Smiles Come From? The Reasons Behind the Popularity of Cosmetic Dentistry

April 12, 2024

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Before and after teeth whitening

Treatments designed to beautify teeth by straightening, whitening, or reshaping them have allowed millions of people across the world to enhance their smiles. The past few decades have seen a massive increase in the popularity of cosmetic dentistry, and you may be wondering why these treatments have become so common in that time. Here are a few of the reasons behind the rise of cosmetic dentistry as well as what these treatments may be able to do for you.

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Discover the Evolution of Dental Implants

March 14, 2024

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Zirconia dental crown on black backgroundTraditional bridges and dentures aren’t the only methods of treating tooth loss. 500,000 people every year are replacing their lost teeth with dental implants. Although they’ve only recently gained popularity, researchers have found evidence of early dental implants throughout history. Here’s how early dental implants created the foundation for the most successful tooth replacement treatment used today.

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Keep an Eye on Your Gums for These Warning Signs of Gingivitis

February 13, 2024

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Lady shows gum disease

Even though your teeth get most of the credit for your smile, your gums do a lot to keep them healthy, safe, and strong. Unfortunately, about half of American adults deal with some form of gum disease that can lead to tooth loss and nasty secondary infections like sepsis and pneumonia if left untreated. Luckily, excellent oral hygiene and regular dental visits can do a lot to keep your smile healthy and beautiful. Here’s a brief guide to the warning signs of gingivitis so you can catch it early and resolve it before it becomes a severe problem for your oral and overall health.

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Dealing with Discomfort: Tips for New Invisalign Wearers

January 12, 2024

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Woman holding up her Invisalign aligner with a smile

Are you having trouble adjusting to your new Invisalign aligners? You’re not alone! Many patients experience some discomfort when they first begin their journey to a straighter smile. Don’t worry – this will pass with time and can often be managed effectively. But what if you need relief now?

Read on to find some valuable tips to help you alleviate any uncomfortable issues with your Invisalign aligners.

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Why Should I Replace My Metal Crown with a Metal-Free One?

December 13, 2023

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Crown

Dental crowns have been used for centuries to restore compromised teeth to their former shape and function. Until not too long ago, dental crowns were typically made of metal or had porcelain shells over metal bases. While these could be fine restorations, they often presented cosmetic issues or concerns for people with metal sensitivities. Here are a few reasons why it can be an excellent idea to replace your old metal crowns with new metal-free ones.

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Dental Delight: 4 Health Benefits of Smiling

November 7, 2023

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Woman framing her face with her fingers and smiling for the camera

Did you know that people with dental issues are more likely to report feelings of unworthiness, depression, and lack of social engagement? Flaws in your teeth can leave you feeling so self-conscious that it impacts your overall well-being. Fortunately, your dentist can improve your health by restoring your grin with cosmetic dentistry. If you’re interested to know more, keep reading to learn about 4 benefits of smiling!

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3 Common Dental Emergencies and What to Expect

October 10, 2023

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Large toy tooth next to a red cross emergency bag holding dental instruments

No one can anticipate when an accident or emergency might happen, and our teeth are no exception. There are unfortunately a multitude of ways you could end up with a dental emergency. It can be hard to know what to do in the heat of the moment when you’re dealing with an injury or toothache. If you’re aware of what to expect in advance, however, you might be better able to help yourself if you ever do have one. That’s why we’ve put together this brief list of 3 common emergency issues your dentist sees and how they can treat them.

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Dental Implants: A Saving Grace for Athletes

September 5, 2023

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Picture of a football player

Dental implants are one of the most often-recommended ways of replacing a tooth that’s been lost, and patients of all stripes can benefit from what they have to offer. However, there are some patients that can get more out of dental implants than others, and for some types of people, they may even be a necessity.

Athletes are an excellent example. They lose teeth often in accidents, and while other methods of tooth replacement can help them, dental implants tend to be perfect for their unique needs. Here are a few reasons why that’s the case.

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4 Ways Vaping Affects Your Oral Health

August 16, 2023

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Man blowing out smoke from his vape

You’ve probably heard of the negative effects smoking can have on your oral and overall health. Some smokers have made the change to electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes or vapes) because they believe they are a safer option. As a result, e-cigarettes are now the most popular tobacco products among children and adolescents. However, vaping is not without health risks, contributing to various oral and overall health problems. To put things in perspective, here are 4 ways vaping affects your smile.

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