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How to Handle a Dental Emergency While Working Abroad

June 26, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — canalsidedental @ 6:03 pm
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Do you frequently travel abroad for work? Perhaps you may enjoy being exposed to different cultures and cuisines. However, being far away from home also comes with its downsides. For example, if you experience a dental emergency, you might not know what to do! Do not panic. Here is some guidance to help you handle the situation:


Can Invisalign Fix Bite Problems?

April 22, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — canalsidedental @ 2:18 pm
Smiling woman holding clear aligner close to her mouth

Millions of people have an overbite, underbite, crossbite, or another type of malocclusion (bite problem). Often, dentists recommend that patients use traditional metal braces to correct such issues. Certainly, braces can be effective, but you might prefer a more discreet option. It is worth your time to find out if Invisalign might be able to help you achieve a well-aligned bite.  Continue reading to learn how clear aligners might open the way for you to gain your healthiest smile ever.


I Lost My Invisalign Aligner — What Now?

February 29, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — canalsidedental @ 3:44 pm
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Invisalign is one of the most convenient orthodontic treatment options; the removability of the aligners gives you the freedom to eat what you want and enjoy easy oral hygiene. However, the ability to remove your aligners also comes with a small drawback. You could accidentally end up misplacing one! If you have lost one of your Invisalign aligners, what should you do? This blog post provides some practical tips to help you get your treatment back on track.


Dos and Do Nots for Successful Invisalign Treatment

January 16, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — canalsidedental @ 8:49 pm
Happy young woman holding two Invisalign aligners

Invisalign is one of the most popular orthodontic treatments because it is convenient, discreet, and effective. However, it does require some work on the patient’s part. If you are thinking about getting started with clear aligners, it is important to remember that your habits will have a big bearing on whether your treatment is easy and successful. Here are some simple dos and do nots that you should apply throughout your time with Invisalign:


Lower Denture Keeps Slipping Out of Place? Here Is What You Can Do

November 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — canalsidedental @ 6:05 pm
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Your dentures should rest snugly but comfortably against your gums. They should be secure enough that they remain sturdy anytime you eat, speak, or smile. But what if your lower denture keeps slipping out of place? That can be a frustrating, embarrassing, and uncomfortable issue. Continue reading below to learn why this problem can arise and what you may be able to do to find a solution.


Dental Insurance vs. a Dental Discount Plan — Which Should You Choose?

October 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — canalsidedental @ 5:05 pm
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There are a number of provisions that can make professional oral healthcare easier to afford for your family. For example, you could purchase a dental insurance policy or a dental discount plan. Both options have some outstanding advantages and a few potential downsides, so which one should you choose? This blog post provides a generalized comparison of these two money-saving options. Hopefully, what you learn will empower you to make a wise decision for your circumstances.


4 Ways Vaping Can Harm Your Oral Health

August 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — canalsidedental @ 5:24 pm
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In recent times, the use of e-cigarettes (also called vaping) has seen a boom in popularity. Many people believe that it is better than normal smoking, so it is okay for them to indulge. However, that is not true. Vaping is risky for your overall wellness, and it can harm your oral health! This blog post delves into four ways in which this habit could adversely affect your smile.


5 Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Smile During Summer Vacation

June 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — canalsidedental @ 3:29 pm
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Summer is vacation season! Whether you plan to relax on the beach, hike in the mountains, or go on an exotic adventure abroad, you should pause for a moment to think about your oral health before you take off. Use these five tips for maintaining a healthy smile during summer vacation:


Do Tooth Extractions Cure Gum Disease?

May 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — canalsidedental @ 6:17 pm
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Gum disease is an oral health condition that can have serious consequences. For example, it can affect your ability to eat easily and smile confidently. It could even cause your teeth to become loose. If you have been struggling with this issue for a while, you might be thinking about getting your teeth removed. But do tooth extractions really cure gum disease, or is there another reason why dentists often recommend them as part of a gum disease treatment plan? Read on to find out.


Can You Need a Root Canal Even if You Are Not in Pain?

February 20, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — canalsidedental @ 2:53 pm
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You may strive to take excellent care of your teeth. Therefore, if your mouth feels normal when you visit your dentist for a routine checkup, you may expect nothing but good news. It may come as a shock when you learn that you need root canal therapy! Can you need a root canal even if you are not in pain? This blog post explains some signs that treatment is necessary. It also touches on why a root canal can be needed even when no obvious symptoms are present.

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