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Healthy Holidays: 3 Stocking Stuffers Good for Your Child’s Teeth

November 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — laplatadental @ 5:56 pm
Little girl in a Santa hat brushing her teeth in front of holiday lights

The holidays are here and if you have children, you’re probably trying to find just the right gift to give them magical memories they’ll always remember. Many parents also look for small gifts to fill stockings, in addition to the presents they purchase. While chocolate and candy canes are popular offerings, remember that sugary treats will attract bacteria that contribute to tooth decay so you may want to consider something else in their place. After all, you wouldn’t want to kick off the new year with a trip to the dentist. Instead, try some of these 3 stocking stuffers that will keep their teeth happy and healthy!


Important Questions to Ask During Your Next Checkup

October 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — laplatadental @ 2:35 am

Smiling man in dentist’s chairBrushing and flossing are important for keeping your mouth healthy, but you must also see your dentist regularly. The American Dental Association recommends a cleaning and checkup every 6 months. Routine appointments stop common issues from occurring and allow for early detection. Besides a cleaning and checkup, it’s also an opportunity to learn more about your dental health. Here are 6 questions to ask your dentist during your next preventive appointment.


Ditch the Old Metal: 5 Advantages of Tooth-Colored Fillings

September 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — laplatadental @ 12:15 pm
A mouth of amalgam fillings

Cavities are on the rise. That means fillings are becoming more prevalent and your dentist will be busier than ever. The material used in these treatments has changed substantially over time, and the latest type is by far the best. Composite resin, the same material used in dental bonding, has replaced amalgam as the predominant filling material.

If you want to learn why composite resin is so great for teeth, continue reading. You’ll discover the reasons amalgam had to go, and what makes resin fillings superior.


3 Habits To Avoid That Could Hurt Your Dentures

August 22, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — laplatadental @ 5:37 pm
Hand holding a glass of water with dentures in it in front of a gray background

Dentures are a popular, affordable way to restore your smile after tooth loss. With the right care, they can help you eat and speak normally for up to 10 years! You might not be aware, though, of certain behaviors that can be particularly damaging to your dentures. Keep reading to learn 3 habits to avoid so that you can keep your dentures working for you.


I’m Interested in Invisalign; How Long Does the Treatment Last?

August 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — laplatadental @ 8:38 pm
Woman has questioning expression

Invisalign is an excellent way to straighten out a smile without the dietary restrictions or conspicuous appearance of braces, and this exciting treatment can also usually finish the job in a shorter amount of time. Many patients considering the treatment ask, “How long would Invisalign take to realign my teeth?” The answer depends on many factors such as the severity of the case and one’s compliance with the treatment. Here’s what you should know about how long the Invisalign process can take and how to keep yours as brief as possible.

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