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How to Speed Up Your Invisalign Treatment

January 2, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjohnupton @ 12:57 am
person smiling while holding Invisalign aligner

Are you seeking to address bite imperfections, teeth gaps, or alignment issues in your smile? While traditional braces remain effective, Invisalign presents a faster and less conspicuous alternative. However, waiting for your desired smile can be challenging. Fortunately, AcceleDent provides a solution to expedite your treatment process. Keep reading to explore the benefits of using this handy tool during treatment.

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Just How Much Does Sedation Dentistry Cost?

August 31, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjohnupton @ 11:04 am
A woman receiving sedation dentistry

If dentistry makes you nervous, you should try dental sedation in the future. The latter option is great at calming patients for oral work. That said, you may wonder how much sedation dentistry costs. (A calmer dental treatment won’t mean much if you can’t afford it.) Well, the truth is that sedation’s price varies according to several factors. Despite this instability, though, dental sedatives are always worthwhile in the long run. To find out why, read this summary from your local Glendale dentist.

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What You Need to Know About Sedation Dentistry

July 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjohnupton @ 4:13 pm
Person with glasses laying on dental chair wearing a dental bib and gas mask

A common misconception is that sedation dentistry solely exists to alleviate dental anxiety, but it serves other purposes as well. While offering anxiety relief is one major function of sedation dentistry, its primary goal is to help minimize patient discomfort regardless of any phobias. If you’re looking to remain calm and relaxed during your dental procedures, here’s how you can benefit from sedation dentistry.

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Nitrous Oxide Sedation: How Safe Is It?

May 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjohnupton @ 8:38 pm
a shot of the knobs on a nitrous oxide machine

If you’re like many people, you’re a little bit nervous when it comes time to visit the dentist’s office. Whether you’ve had a bad experience in the past or have just heard some things that have turned you off of dentists, you shouldn’t let those anxieties stand in the way of getting the care you need.

Sedation dentistry, and nitrous oxide in particular, can be a great way to put patients with dental anxiety at ease. However, many people are put off of nitrous oxide by concerns about safety. If that’s you, here’s why there isn’t anything to worry about.

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Am I a Candidate for Oral Conscious Sedation?

February 25, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjohnupton @ 2:36 am

Woman benefiting from oral conscious sedationDoes your heart race at the thought of visiting a dentist? Maybe you need dental work? No matter the reason, you may be a candidate for oral conscious sedation. The prescribed sedative can help you sit back and relax while you’re in the dentist’s chair. Whether you have dental-related phobias or need a lengthy procedure, there are a few things you need to know about the benefits of oral conscious sedation.

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Is There an Age Limit for Cosmetic Dentistry?

December 7, 2022

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When you enter your twilight years, you start to get too old for certain things. For instance, you can’t exercise too vigorously, bounce back from junk food, or drive heavy machinery. That being the case, you might think there’s a natural age limit for cosmetic dentistry too. However, the truth is that there isn’t one! Whether you’re 35 or 95, you could qualify for services that help your smile look better. To prove it, your local cosmetic dentist is here with evidence. Read on to learn why and how seniors can benefit from cosmetic dental treatments.

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Is Cosmetic Dentistry Only Meant for Celebrities?

November 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjohnupton @ 7:26 pm
a woman smiling after getting cosmetic dentistry in Glendale

Most people aren’t born with a perfect set of teeth, not even celebrities. It may surprise you to learn that many of the award-winning smiles are all thanks to cosmetic dental treatments. These procedures can correct various kinds of dental flaws, from stained to mildly cracked or crooked teeth. Best of all, you don’t have to be a Hollywood star to enhance your pearly whites! Keep reading to learn about five of the most common treatments you can receive from cosmetic dentistry in Glendale.

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What Should I Do If I Lose an Invisalign Aligner?

September 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjohnupton @ 3:10 pm
Person holding an Invisalign aligner.

Invisalign is one of the hottest cosmetic treatments available! These awesome aligners have helped millions of patients achieve straighter and healthier smiles in a discreet, convenient manner. That said, it isn’t always an easy process; not only must you wear your aligners for 22 hours every day, but you must also keep track of them when they aren’t in your mouth! However, if something causes you to unexpectedly lose an aligner, is your treatment in total jeopardy? Not at all if you act quickly! Here are four things you should do upon losing an Invisalign tray.

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Getting Invisalign? Here Are 5 Things You Should Know

August 22, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjohnupton @ 3:40 pm
Closeup of dentist holding Invisalign clear aligner

With more than 12 million happy patients, it’s no surprise that Invisalign is one of the most sought-after teeth-straightening solutions. After all, who doesn’t want to achieve their dream smile without the metal? Plus, the average treatment time is only 12 months! Of course, there is a lot more to Invisalign than just discreet trays and faster timelines. To learn a few other important things you should know about clear aligner treatment, read on.

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Can Metabolism Be Affected by Poor Oral Hygiene?

June 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjohnupton @ 11:55 am
woman thinking about her metabolism in Glendale

Metabolism is the biological process responsible for converting food into energy. The rate at which this essential function works depends on various factors, such as your age and diet. But can your oral hygiene routine also affect it? Read on to learn about the relationship between your metabolism and dental health!

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