Main Street Family Dental Danville Blog

Maintenance Made Easy: Tips for Cleaner, Fresher Dentures

March 15, 2024

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Woman smiling as she prepares to brush her dentures

Dentures are not just prosthetic teeth; they’re essential tools for maintaining your ability to speak, chew, and smile confidently. The level of care and maintenance you put into your dentures is important for keeping them comfortable, functional, and hygienic. If you’re not sure how to get the most out of your maintenance time, continue reading. You’ll learn some expert tips on how to support your dentures with healthy oral hygiene.

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The Best and Worst Valentine’s Day Candy for Your Braces!

February 8, 2024

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is almost here! Whether you are going on a fun date with your significant other, going to an event with friends, or just having a relaxing night at home, one thing you can certainly expect is for there to be more treats around than usual. There is nothing wrong with enjoying a sweet or two on occasion, but while you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, you should be especially mindful of the types of candy that you are eating. Continue reading to learn about which ones are better left aside.

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Is Dental Insurance Worth the Cost?

January 2, 2024

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Dental insurance form on messy deskVisiting a dentist regularly is often viewed as a luxury, but it’s actually a necessity. Unfortunately, dental care can be expensive; however, there’s a solution to keep your oral health needs affordable. Dental insurance gives you access to reduced rates for the services you need to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Not only will you keep tooth loss at bay, but you’ll also improve your overall health and save money down the road. Here’s why dental insurance is worth every penny.

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Invisalign or Braces: Which Will Benefit My Smile?

December 3, 2023

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a patient holding a model of braces and Invisalign

There are numerous reasons for wanting to seek orthodontic treatment, but most patients have their sights set on a beautifully straight and radiant smile. Fortunately, these days many effective orthodontic treatments can easily help patients achieve their smile goals—and for many, the choice boils down to Invisalign clear aligners or traditional metal braces. Here’s more about each of these two options so that you can make an informed decision that benefits you and your pearly whites!

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Cavity Caution: Can You Still Get Cavities with Invisalign?

November 17, 2023

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A woman smiling as she holds up her Invisalign aligner

Invisalign is the premier clear aligner treatment that helps you shift your teeth for a better bite and improved oral health. The sturdy plastic slips down over your pearly whites, completely covering them as it does its work. This aspect leads many patients to believe that Invisalign could also have the side effect of preventing cavities. But is that true?

If you want to learn more about Invisalign and how cavities form, continue reading. What you learn may help you improve your oral health.

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Let’s Get This Straight: Invisalign during Halloween

October 6, 2023

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Young woman wearing an Invisalign aligner

If you’re in the midst of your Invisalign treatment, Halloween may be a little bit daunting. While the removable nature of Invisalign aligners allows you to eat just about anything that you would like, too much candy could still cause serious problems for your oral health. In some cases, it could even delay the progress of your treatment.

For that reason, there are a few things it’s a good idea to keep in mind if you’re trying to stay on track with your Invisalign treatment through the holidays.

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