Meadowbrook Dentistry Blog

Helpful Tips for Meeting Your 22-Hour Wear Time with Invisalign

July 2, 2022

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Person holding their Invisalign tray.

Invisalign has taken the world of modern dentistry by storm! Many patients are turning towards these awesome aligners to straighten and enhance their smiles. However, one of the biggest factors that determines Invisalign’s success is a patient’s willingness to wear their aligners for 22 hours every day. If you’ve recently started Invisalign treatment, this might seem like a daunting task—but it’s totally doable! Keep reading to learn more about why this rule is so important for your treatment, along with some tips to help you stick with it.

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What Are the Dangers of DIY Teeth Whitening?

June 3, 2022

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Woman inspecting her teeth in a mirror.

Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you—so you might feel pretty embarrassed if your teeth are yellow and stained! But your situation isn’t hopeless; luckily, there are many ways to whiten your teeth safely and effectively. However, you might be tempted to opt for store-bought whitening products or DIY methods that you’ve heard success stories about. Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about some of the potential dangers of these products and methods, and why you should leave teeth whitening to the professionals.

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5 Foods to Avoid Right After Teeth Whitening

May 10, 2022

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woman eating blueberries after teeth whitening in Plainview

Did you recently get teeth whitening in Plainview? If so, you can be sure to enjoy a brighter smile for many months to come! However, you’ll also want to take extra care of your smile to make the most of your results. While brushing and flossing are essential for this, so are your choice of meals. Read on to learn five foods you should avoid immediately after teeth whitening.

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Tooth Discoloration: Can It Be Hereditary?

April 7, 2022

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parent and child smiling at each other in Plainview

There are plenty of qualities we share from our parents—from the color of our eyes, the shape of our nose, to the way we smile. But did you know tooth discoloration could also be passed down to you? Even if you brush and floss daily, have you noticed if you seem to always have stained teeth? Keep reading to learn how this condition can be genetic and several ways your dentist can help with cosmetic dental treatments!

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Digital Technology Creates Flawless Smiles

March 17, 2022

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Digital image of porcelain veneerEverywhere you look, you’re surrounded by stunning smiles. That’s because cosmetic dentistry isn’t just for movie stars and celebrities anymore. People from all walks of life are investing in flawless smiles using porcelain veneers. Although they had a bad reputation in the past for looking bulky, modern veneers look just like your real teeth. Here’s how dental technology has transformed the procedure to create the perfect smiles you see today.

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The Newest Dangerous Dental TikTok Trend: The “Veneers Check”

February 4, 2022

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example of veneers in Plainview

When we think of “TikTok trends,” we usually imagine the typical dance videos or even the popular ice bucket challenge. While some of these clips can be entertaining, there are a growing few that are quite unsettling and unsafe. One of these types of videos is the “veneers check.” Read on to find out what the “veneers check” trend in Plainview is and why it’s so dangerous.

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Prepare Your Smile for Valentine’s Day with These 5 Steps

January 18, 2022

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young white woman smiling in urban scene, sun and pink buildings behind her

Did you know Americans spend over $20 billion on Valentine’s Day annually? Whether you’re going all out this year or just doing something simple, you will want to make sure your smile is at its best for any kisses that come your way. Fortunately, it’s cheap and easy to take care of your teeth and gums with the following oral health tips! 

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How to Get a More Youthful Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

October 5, 2021

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group of friends with nice smiles thanks to cosmetic dentistry in Plainview

As we get older, our smiles start to age, too. Thankfully, through the use of advancements in cosmetic dentistry, there are tons of ways to preserve our teeth and keep our smiles looking young and healthy. To help you learn what aesthetic dental issues tend to develop as we age and how cosmetic dentistry in Plainview can help your smile stand the test of time, read on.

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How to Protect Your Smile During National Coffee Day

September 14, 2021

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young woman drinking coffee

For most adults, drinking a morning cup of joe or stopping by their local coffee shop for an iced latte has become an integral part of their daily routine. Although it’s energizing and might be a crucial step in getting ready for the day, have you ever thought about how all that coffee is affecting your dental health? With National Coffee Day approaching on September 29th, here are some tips to help you celebrate while keeping your smile healthy.

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Do Dental Implants Trigger Alarms When Going Through Airport Security?

August 31, 2021

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person with dental implants walking through a metal detector in an airport

With Covid-19 vaccination rates rising and the summer sun shining brightly, millions of people are making travel plans for the next few months. If you’re one of them, chances are you couldn’t be more excited to get away for a while. However, if your trip involves flying, you might be a bit nervous. Going through airport security is already stressful, but you haven’t traveled by plane since you replaced your teeth with dental implants. Will dental implants set off metal detectors and make things awkward? More often than not, the answer is no.

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