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    The Advantages of Invisalign

    Last updated 7 days ago

    A straight, white smile is the perfect accessory for any outfit. If you are looking for a convenient and effective way to straighten your teeth, look no further than Invisalign and start to enjoy the following advantages over traditional metal braces:

    Invisalign Is Versatile
    Whether you have issues with crowded teeth or you struggle with a crossbite, Invisalign can help. This effective teeth-straightening option can conquer a wide array of orthodontic problems that prevent you from having the beautiful, straight smile that you deserve. Talk to your dentist if you have issues with spacing, an overbite, or an underbite to see how well Invisalign can work for you.

    The Aligners Can Be Removed
    Unlike braces, you can remove your Invisalign aligners to eat and drink. You can also take out Invisalign when you brush your teeth or floss, which means you can maintain a thorough oral hygiene routine even during your treatment period. Instead of dealing with pieces of food stuck in your braces, you can remove the aligners, eat, brush your teeth, and put them back in your mouth without any fuss.

    It’s Practically Invisible
    One of the biggest benefits of choosing Invisalign over another teeth-straightening option is its appearance. You do not have to suffer through months of wearing clunky, unattractive metal braces to get the smile you want. With Invisalign, you can wear your clear plastic aligners without anyone else knowing about them. This aesthetic appeal makes Invisalign perfect for teenagers and working professionals.

    If you are ready to experience the benefits of Invisalign for yourself, make an appointment with Steven A. Corben, D.M.D. As one of the top dentists in the North Shore, Dr. Steven A. Corben is always here to help you get the best oral care. To learn more about our services or to schedule your consultation, visit us online or call (888) 707-1084. 

    A Look at Gum Recession

    Last updated 13 days ago

    The gums protect sensitive tooth roots. If the gums recede, this can lead to serious issues with sensitivity to hot and cold and even cavities in the roots.

    The position of the teeth, trauma, heredity, and periodontal disease can all cause gum recession. If your gums are starting to recede, it is very important to see a dentist to get the treatment you need. Learn more about this condition and its treatment by watching this video.

    Steven A. Corben, D.M.D. can help treat gum recession, cavities, and other oral health issues that affect your smile. Come in today to see why Dr. Corben is the North Shore’s top dentist. To make an appointment, call (888) 707-1084.

    How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies

    Last updated 21 days ago

    Fast action could save your tooth during a dental emergency. You should immediately schedule an appointment with your dentist, and use the following tips to handle a dental emergency until you can see a professional:

    A Broken Tooth
    When you chip or break a tooth, it is important to hold on to all of the pieces. Gently rinse your mouth with warm water and feel for additional pieces of the tooth. If you are bleeding, place some gauze over the affected area. You can prevent swelling by placing an ice pack or a cool compress against your cheek near the broken tooth. Make an appointment with your dentist as soon as you can to get the oral care that you need.

    A Lost Tooth
    If your tooth falls out completely, pick it up by the crown and gently rinse it off. You may try carefully placing the tooth back in its socket, if possible. If replacing the tooth is too painful, put the tooth into either a cup of milk or a cup of water with a pinch of salt until you can make an appointment with your dentist. The sooner you can see your oral health professional, the better chance you have of saving the tooth.

    An Abscess
    If not properly cared for, infections in the mouth can spread quickly. An abscess is an infection near a tooth root that causes extreme pain. Without the proper dental care, this infection could even spread to other parts of the body. Make an appointment with your dentist as soon as you possibly can. Rinse your mouth with some salt water throughout the day to minimize pain and try to prevent the infection from spreading.

    If you have a dental emergency, there is no Salem dentist more trustworthy and reliable than Steven A. Corben, D.M.D. Our dental team does everything we can to keep all of our customers comfortable while we provide top oral care. To learn more about our services, visit us online or call (888) 707-1084. 

    How Lumineers Work to Improve Your Smile

    Last updated 27 days ago

    If you do not like your smile, you may tend to shy away from social interactions. Discoloration, chipped teeth, and other signs of damage can make it difficult to show off a smile with pride. Luckily, Lumineers make it easier than ever to improve the look of your smile and boost your confidence!

    Lumineers are similar to traditional veneers but are less invasive and easier to apply. During your first dental visit, your dentist will take an impression of your upper teeth and lower teeth. This impression will be sent to a lab and used to create custom Lumineers. A couple of weeks later, you can return to the office to try on the Lumineers. If they fit well, your dentist will bond them to your teeth.

    Get more facts about Lumineers from Steven A. Corben, D.M.D., and his dedicated dental staff. Contact us at (888) 707-1084 to get answers to dental questions and discover more about our services available to residents of Danvers, Salem, and the North Shore.

    The Benefits of a Healthy Smile

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Brushing and flossing are essential for maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile. Oral hygiene can seem like a chore at times, but it only takes a little bit of dedication to prevent painful and annoying dental concerns in the future. Working with your dentist to keep a healthy smile will offer many benefits, including:

    Protecting Your Heart Health
    Did you know that oral health is linked to heart health? If you maintain good oral hygiene and visit your dentist regularly, you will lower your chance of developing gum disease. This disease causes inflammation that has been shown to increase the risk of developing cardiovascular complications, including blood vessel blockages, strokes, and heart disease.

    Having More Confidence
    When you are happy with your smile, you want to show it off! On the other hand, you may try to shield your teeth at all times when you are dissatisfied with your smile. Your dentist can help you straighten, whiten, and improve the health of your teeth, resulting in a smile that will make you feel proud. The more you smile, the more confident you will appear.

    Making a Better Impression
    It is normal for people to base their first impressions partly on appearance. That is why it is important to feel confident in your appearance when meeting new people. When you have a healthy smile, the people you meet take notice. A healthy and attractive smile leaves a much better impression than a crooked, discolored, or otherwise flawed smile.

    Keeping Your Teeth for Life
    Your teeth will not last if you do not care for them! Learning how to take proper care of your teeth is important for protecting them from damage that can lead to tooth loss. A healthy smile will stick around well into your later years, while an unhealthy one can force you to turn to dentures or dental implants as you get older.

    Find out how to maintain the healthiest smile possible with help from Steven A. Corben, D.M.D.! Take a look at our website to discover our dental services available to residents of Salem, Danvers, and the North Shore region. Call us at (888) 707-1084 to schedule an appointment.  

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