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How Long Does Dental Implant Surgery Take? Your Time Commitment Explained

April 9, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Parnam Mohanna @ 5:00 pm
dentist performing a procedure on a patient

If you’re like most people, you are busy, and your time is precious. You need to know how much time to carve out of your schedule for appointments. For instance, you may be wondering how long dental implant surgery takes. The answer can be complicated, but understanding more about the procedure will help you prepare and know what to expect for your time.

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Invisalign Etiquette: What to Do and What to Avoid

March 8, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Parnam Mohanna @ 6:38 pm
Patient smiling with their Invisalign aligner

So, you’ve just started your treatment with Invisalign, and you want to learn all the secrets of success. Then you’ve come to the right place! Invisalign is an effective and discreet way of achieving a straighter smile. However, if you truly want the smoothest and most expediated route to success, then you’ll need to master these tips. Continue reading to learn the definitive dos and don’ts for your Invisalign treatment.

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4 Things You Should Know About Dating with Invisalign

February 13, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Parnam Mohanna @ 1:14 pm
person dating with Invisalign on Valentine’s Day date

The holiday of love is right around the corner! If you’re making Valentine’s Day plans, you might be thinking about a romantic dinner, a beach sunset with champagne, or a casual ice cream date. However you celebrate, if you’re undergoing Invisalign treatment, it’s essential to consider how it might impact your evening. Here are a few things to keep in mind when dating while undergoing Invisalign treatment.

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5 Ways to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution to Floss More

January 20, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Parnam Mohanna @ 12:58 am
person flossing their teeth

As the new year starts, lots of people make resolutions like eating healthier or traveling more. How about choosing one that’s good for your smile? Flossing is a simple habit that many forget, but it’s a great place to begin. Keep reading to learn about five tips to help you stick to flossing more often as your New Year’s resolution.

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Three Traditional Holiday Libations That Can Cause Dental Degradation

December 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Parnam Mohanna @ 11:45 pm
Eggnog

The holidays are a wonderful time of year full of celebrations, gift-giving, and gatherings with friends and family. While holiday parties can be a blast of both cheerful nostalgia and hope for the future, they often include beverages that can be harsh on your teeth if you aren’t careful. Here are three traditional holiday beverages that are best enjoyed in moderation to preserve your dental health during the end-of-the-year festivities.

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How Can I Make Thanksgiving Dinner Teeth-Friendly?

November 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Parnam Mohanna @ 11:55 pm
Thanksgiving spread

Thanksgiving dinner is a time-honored tradition in America that commemorates all the things we’re grateful for. It’s a smorgasbord of savory and sweet fare that can delight the palate and lead to a nice nap after the meal. Unfortunately, not all of the foods at the Thanksgiving feast are as healthy for your teeth as others. Here are a few tips to keep your Thanksgivin from leading to tooth decay and other oral health problems down the line.

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October Is National Dental Hygiene Month! Here’s How to Keep Your Smile Healthy All Year Round

October 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Parnam Mohanna @ 11:15 pm
Woman smiles

With all the spooky decorations and showers of candy that come during the Halloween season, many people are completely unaware that October is also National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a good thing, too, because all that candy means that it’s even more important to take good care of your teeth. Here are a few tips to keep your smile beautiful for October and the rest of the year.

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Will It Hurt to Have Invisalign Attachments Removed? 

September 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Parnam Mohanna @ 3:51 am
male patient having Invisalign attachments removed

The day has arrived when you are finished with orthodontic treatment. You’ve made it through all of the aligner sets, and it’s now time to have your Invisalign attachments removed. Thinking back to how long it took to have them put on, you wonder if the process will take just as long when it comes to having them taken off. And what about possible pain? Will it hurt? Find out why you have nothing to worry about when it comes to this fast and painless process.

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Can I Get Invisalign If I Grind My Teeth?

August 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Parnam Mohanna @ 2:30 pm
Girl in white shirt holding clear aligner and smiling in front of a gray background

Many patients who struggle with bruxism and grinding their teeth involuntarily deal with issues like from TMJ (temporomandibular joint) dysfunction as well as misaligned teeth. The traditional orthodontic treatment for these issues has typically involved standard metal braces that work to straighten teeth and readjust jaw alignment over time.  

This isn’t the only choice for restoring smiles, though. Many patients with bruxism are curious about Invisalign, but wonder if their clenching their teeth will impact the trays. No one wants to invest in getting clear braces just to damage them, after all! If you are interested in this option but have hesitated because of your teeth grinding, keep reading to discover whether Invisalign is the right fit for you.

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What Does Sedation Dentistry Feel Like?

July 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Parnam Mohanna @ 3:02 am
patient undergoing dental sedation

Sedation dentistry is a specialized branch of dental care that focuses on administering medications to help patients relax and feel comfortable during dental procedures. When preparing for your appointment, your dental team will discuss various sedation options with you to determine the most suitable choice for your needs. If you’re unfamiliar with dental sedation, you might be curious about the experience. Keep reading as we explore the sensations associated with three common types of dental sedation.

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