Invisalign for a Healthier Smile

Posted on July 12, 2016. Filed under: Dental Health, Invisalign, Invisalign Preferred Provider | Tags: , , , , |

A smile can hardly be perfect if it’s not healthy.

Invisalign dentist Columbia MDAccording to the American Dental Association, straightening your teeth can actually significantly affect your overall dental health. Tooth decay that is left untreated can cause mouth sores, tender or bleeding gums, bad breath, and possible tooth loss. And studies by the ADA have shown that oral infections can also lead to other more serious health ailments such as pneumonia, heart disease, stroke and Type 2 diabetes.

Properly aligned teeth can also alleviate other issues that can be caused by an improper bite which include speech or chewing difficulties, jaw problems, and increased wear on the tooth enamel. Invisalign effectively addresses all of these issues, so you’ll have increase the likelihood of improved oral health and the confidence of a great smile!

With Invisalign you’ll have the confidence of a great smile and increase the likelihood of improved oral health.

Invisalign Provider Dentist Columbia MDComfortable and clear Invisalign aligners gently and gradually move your teeth into the proper position, without unsightly brackets and wires. The Invisalign aligners also make daily oral hygiene easier, which reduces the risk of possible health problems. With Invisalign, the aligners are removable, so it’s easy to continue brushing and flossing your teeth the way you usually do.

Smile Savers Dentistry is a preferred Invisalign provider in Howard County, Maryland. If you would like to see if you are a candidate for Invisalign, please call our office at 410-730-6460 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Daniel Stewart. Smile Savers Dentistry is currently accepting new and emergency patients. Dr. Daniel Stewart and his friendly staff strive to be the best dentist office in Howard County and look forward to seeing you in the office.

Source: http://www.invisalign.com/why-invisalign/dental-hygiene

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First Impressions are Everything

Posted on June 29, 2015. Filed under: cosmetic dentistry, Dental Braces, Invisalign, Invisalign Preferred Provider | Tags: , , , , , |

perfect invisalign smileFrom hair and skin to clothes and shoes, one’s appearance is a constant trigger of snap judgments. Whether interviewing for a job or just looking to make a good first impression, a perception study conducted by Kelton for Invisalign®, proved that even the alignment of teeth is a catalyst for assumptions regarding success, popularity, intelligence, and general health.

Like it or not, we are often judged by our appearance and your smile has more of an effect on what others perceive about you than you think. A recent study revealed that 61% of us have been attracted to someone by their smile alone! Given the emphasis placed on straight teeth, Invisalign is a modern way for both adults and teens to straighten their teeth, and it can be done without most people even knowing they are in treatment.

Clear aligners such as Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen® straighten teeth just like metal braces, yet they are more comfortable, less intrusive to one’s lifestyle and make maintaining good hygiene much easier because they are removable. This means no food restrictions, the ability to easily maintain healthy dental brushing habits, minimal interference with sports or other activities, and teeth get straightened without most people knowing you are in treatment.

If you have been considering Invisalign® for you or your teen, please make an appointment to see me for a consultation at my dental office in Columbia, MD. If Invisalign® is a good option for treating your particular situation, you can also use this opportunity to have your questions answered, including how long the process will take, how much it will cost, and how Invisalign® will fit into your life. Smile Savers Dentistry is a Premier Preferred Invisalign Provider.

Regards, Dr. Stewart

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Invisalign ® and Oral Health

Posted on March 17, 2014. Filed under: cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign, Invisalign Preferred Provider, Oral Health | Tags: , , , , , , |

Dr. Daniel Stewart at Smile Savers Dentistry in Columbia MarylandYou may have thought straightening your teeth was purely a cosmetic issue, but the benefits of having properly aligned teeth extend far beyond a confident smile. It can actually significantly affect your overall dental health.

Picture your teeth as a window to the health of your body. Your teeth and gums say a lot about your overall health. If you’re taking good care of them, you’re probably taking good care of the rest of you.

With Invisalign®, having a confident smile and reducing your risk for tooth decay and gum disease go hand in hand. When teeth are properly aligned, it helps the gums fit more securely around the teeth, allowing for the strongest and healthiest defense against periodontal problems. Invisalign’s aligners gently move your teeth into the proper position.
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Invisalign® aligners make daily oral hygiene easier. One of the biggest challenges of having traditional braces is successfully removing all the food that gets trapped. This often leads to plaque buildup and tooth decay. With Invisalign®, the aligners are removable, so it’s easy to brush and floss your teeth the way you normally do.

Correctly aligned teeth can also alleviate the issues that can be caused by an improper bite, speech or chewing difficulties, jaw problems, and increased wear on the tooth enamel. Invisalign® effectively addresses all of these issues, so you’ll have the confidence of a great smile and increase the likelihood of improved oral health.

If you think you are a candidate for Invisalign®, call the Smile Savers Dentistry office and schedule a consultation with me. I will be more than happy to answer all of your Invisalign® questions!

Regards, Dr. Daniel Stewart

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A Word From Dental Assistant CJ: Why Should You Straighten Your Teeth?

Posted on October 16, 2013. Filed under: Dental Assistant, Dental Braces, Dental Care, gum disease, healthy teeth, Invisalign, Invisalign Preferred Provider, Oral Health, Periodontal Disease, Quality Dental Care, Smile Savers Dentistry, Teeth alignment, Tooth straightening | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

CJ Burwell at Smile Savers DentistryMalocclusion and Periodontal Disease: A Destructive Relationship

So how are these two things related, and what do they even mean? Malocclusion simply means that the teeth are not aligned properly. This can cause pressure and force on your teeth that they are not meant to handle. These extreme forces can eventually cause trauma to your teeth, such as breaking or chipping which is painful, unpleasant and involves costly dental work. It’s the same principle as a chip in your windshield. At first it’s small and doesn’t seem to matter, except for aesthetic reasons, but you hit a bad speed bump and that small chip turns into a broken windshield. This all could have been prevented if that small chip was fixed! After straightening your teeth, the chance of them breaking is greatly reduced because the force of your bite will be evenly distributed to all your teeth rather than just a few.

Periodontal disease refers to a disease relating to the gums. The more crowded your teeth are, the harder it becomes to clean them. Plaque and harmful bacteria build up on all surfaces of your teeth and below your gums. It’s difficult to remove plaque from areas in your mouth with a lot of crowding because you can’t brush or floss as well there. After straightening your teeth, you will have better access to all the surfaces of your tooth reducing the need for more in depth cleanings, bad breath and the chances for cavities.
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Invisalign ® is a great first step toward keeping your teeth healthy for the rest of your life. People who have healthy teeth and gums live 10 years longer than people who don’t. When periodontal disease is left untreated, you are at a greater risk for heart disease, stroke and complications with diabetes. Adverse pregnancy outcomes and respiratory diseases are also side effects of periodontal disease.

But how are these things possibly related? They are related because the same blood that travels through your whole body also travels to your teeth and gums. When bacteria are lodged below the gum line or in between your teeth they begin to eat away your tissues. This allows more bacteria to grow and eventually they enter the blood stream. When the bacteria get into your blood stream they are free to flow to any part of the body blood travels to, including your heart.

I’ve been a dental assistant here at Smile Savers Dentistry for 5 years now and the best part about my job is helping my patients become as healthy as possible. It’s a great feeling knowing that I can change someone’s quality of life simply by informing them about how important it is to keep their teeth and gums healthy. I really care about my patients and their dental health, as it truly does have an effect on your overall health. If you have any questions about Invisalign, or anything else regarding your teeth, please give me a call at our dental office in Columbia, MD at 410-730-6460.

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