A Fresh Start for Your Smile



The beginning of a new year revives hope and makes us consider a fresh start asking ourselves how we can be better, look better, feel better, and generally put our best foot forward! 

We took on our own office makeover project at the beginning of the year, knowing it was time to refresh our office look and refresh our patients' experiences! Take a look at the photos of our updated office.

But you don't have to wait for January to be your best -- your dental health always needs your attention. If you have resolved to improve the health and appearance of your smile, we encourage you to seek information from our office about the treatments that will make the biggest difference for you. Also check out our Smile Gallery for multiple Before and After photos of Imagine Dentistry patients... you can get ideas of what might be possible for your own smile transformation!

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Brighten Up Your Smile This Holiday Season

A bright, white smile may be just what you need to boost your confidence this holiday season. Whether you're taking photos with the family or enjoying more downtime with someone you're close to, having sparkling white teeth makes everything better. It does not have to be difficult to do this either. New teeth whitening treatments, including the Opalescence system, can give you the look you want quickly.

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What Does Opalescence Offer?

Opalescence teeth whitening is a well-respected brand. It's designed to provide people with a healthy way of whitening their teeth. It was designed by dentists themselves, which may make it a safer option than others on the market.

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A Guide to ClearCorrect Wear and Care


How do you feel about your smile and the impression you make on others whenever you open your mouth? Going through life with crooked teeth can really put a damper on how you interact with other people. 

Oftentimes, individuals who dislike the appearance of their teeth hide their smiles. That's unfortunate, especially when there is a method for straightening teeth that involves using ClearCorrect invisible braces. 

If you aren't familiar with these aligners, a guide for ClearCorrect wear and care will be useful to read before you discuss options with your preferred dentist.
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What to Expect During ClearCorrect Treatment

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Are Your Teeth Scarier Than Your Halloween Costume?

October is here, and it's National Dental Hygiene Month. This isn't a surprise, since Halloween is also around the corner and the holiday fun can have a big impact on teeth.

With Halloween comes treats, and the sugar in these goodies could play some tricky games on your teeth if you're not being careful. This is because your mouth has bacteria that go after the sugar left behind by the candy. This causes acid, which contributes to cavities. 

However, this doesn't mean you should put your costume away and give up on Halloween. Halloween is supposed to be fun, and giving, getting, and eating candy is a huge part of it. Eating Halloween candy as a splurge is fine, but only if you're brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing once daily all year long. It wouldn't hurt to learn about the candies that have the most impact on your teeth as well.

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7 Oral Health Tips for Cold & Flu Season

Having a cold or flu can wreak havoc on your body, but it can also affect your dental health. This is especially true if you have recently had dental work. Fortunately, incorporating a few tips and tricks into your dental hygiene routine can reduce your chances of having oral health problems during or after having a cold or the flu.

Cold and flu season typically starts in October and can run as late as May, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), although you can catch a cold or the flu at any time of year. Furthermore, the CDC says that adults in the United States have an average of three colds per year and children have even more colds.... Read more

How Do Seasonal Allergies Affect Your Oral Health?

Seasonal allergy sufferers know that when allergy season arrives, they will experience a number of obvious problems such as increased sneezing, itchy, red eyes, and sinus congestion or pain. What allergy sufferers don't know is that seasonal allergies can dramatically impact your oral health.

Discover how seasonal allergies affect your oral health and learn what you can do to protect your teeth, mouth, and gums when allergy season arrives.

Got a Toothache? It Could Be Caused by Allergies

Typically, when you experience a toothache, you think you have a cavity, but that might not be the cause of your pain. The cause of your tooth pain could be from sinus congestion caused by seasonal allergies.... Read more

5 Summer Tips for Healthy Teeth

Summer is a great time for fun in the sun with friends and family. It is also a time for backyard barbeques, ice cream cones, and drinking an icy beverage after spending time outside on a hot summer day. Sounds like a wonderful time. But, here's the thing - summer can also be hard on your teeth. Sugary foods and quick snacks instead of healthy meals can increase the risk of cavities and other dental problems.

Here are five tips to help keep your teeth in top shape this summer.


1. Drink plenty of water

Staying hydrated is important, especially during the hottest months of the year. While it might be tempting to drink sweetened beverages, such as soda and fruit juices and iced flavored coffee drinks, these all contain large amounts of sugar that can lead to tooth decay. Sadly, the staple of southern living --sweet tea-- is the "curse of the South" because of its high sugar content.... Read more

Dental Problems and Symptoms College Students Shouldn't Ignore This Summer

College is a great time for learning, fun, and adventure. You're away from home and on your own when it comes to deciding what to do and when to do it. That's great most of the time, but sometimes you forget about the basics -- like taking the best care of your teeth. 

You may have been enjoying all the pizza and Chinese takeout so much you didn't notice the problems occurring in your mouth. Little problems might have cropped up that were simply easier to ignore than to find time to address during your busy class and social schedule. 

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3 Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures for Wedding Season



Your wedding day is one of the most memorable days of your life. Crooked or misaligned teeth, discolored or yellow teeth, and uneven gums can cause you to have a less-than-perfect smile. And that can really put a damper on your big day. Luckily, there are numerous cosmetic dentistry procedures that can quickly and easily help you improve your smile so you feel confident and beautiful on your special day.

BRIGHTEN AND WHITEN WITH PROFESSIONAL TEETH WHITENING


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What to Do in a Dental Emergency



Dental emergencies have the potential to be serious! You really can't afford to ignore them - prompt care is critical! In fact, failing to get proper treatment quickly can increase your risk of permanent damage, and could result in more expensive treatment in the future.

So how do you determine what is a true dental emergency? And what do you do when you have that dental emergency? We've put together a guide to some of the most common dental emergencies and a summary of what to do when you face these problems.


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