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DIY Braces Are a Bad Idea

Woman smiling | Orthodontics Sarasota FL
There is a dangerous new trend sweeping the nation that involves DIY (do it yourself) braces. Videos have been posted on YouTube suggesting that people move their teeth with everything from rubber bands to paper clips. Dr. Aygen and your team at Sarasota Dental Arts want you to know that this is a bad idea for many reasons. Here is what you should know about orthodontics in Sarasota, FL.X-Rays Are ImperativeBefore undergoing any type of orthodontic treatment, the standard of care is to take a panographic x-ray. This image shows your entire mouth in one picture and your dentist can see your roots, jaw joint, and teeth – both incoming ...

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12 Steps to a Perfect Wedding Event!

Wedding experience | Sarasota Dental Arts
The Business Builder is a community event supporting The Players Centre for Performing Arts and their summer camp sponsorships. Held at Gold Coast Eagle Distributing at 7051 Wireless Court, Sarasota FL. Your $5 donation at the door is all-inclusive. Guests will enjoy craft beer, international Wines, delicious food, local merchant displays, photo fun, raffles and more! A short skit, “12 Steps to a Perfect Wedding”, will be performed by the theater. RSVP is a must as space is limited. You can RSVP to Kim Burns at 215-499- 0444 or [email protected] using the subject line "12 Steps to a Perfect Wedding"Let's not forget our dental health! A nice white smile is ...

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How Did Orthodontics Get Started?

Your straight and beautiful smile may be something you take for granted unless you went through orthodontic treatment. Did you know that even before braces were invented, perfectly aligned teeth were the goal of ancient Egyptians and early Greeks and Romans?The Arrival of Braces in the World of DentistryWhile they weren't called braces until the early 1900's, dentists began using different appliances and the concept of braces in the early 1800's.In 1819 the first "wire crib" was invented by Christophe-Francois Delabarre. The wire crib was shaped like a half circle and placed directly on the teeth to improve and keep them in alignment.In 1843 Dr. Edward Maynard started using gum ...

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Get a Straighter Smile... Without Everyone Noticing!

Invisalign Sarasota FL | Clear Braces Tray
Have your crooked teeth kept you from smiling with confidence? Are you embarrassed about the appearance of your smile? What if you could straighten your teeth without anyone noticing? Adult orthodontics in Sarasota may be the solution you're looking for and Dr. Aygen can help!InvisalignInstead of using metal braces, Invisalign utilizes clear plastic aligners to straighten your teeth. Aligners offer a snug fit so they don't interfere with talking or your other normal activities, and because they're clear it makes them virtually invisible. Invisalign cases can often be completed more quickly than traditional braces with most cases finishing in 9 to 15 months.The other benefit Invisalign provides is that there ...

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Dental Emergency? Don't Panic! Here's What to Do First...

Man in pain | Dental Emergency Sarasota
Dental emergencies are scary! They can be painful, sometimes there is blood, or maybe you're not even sure that what you're experiencing qualifies as an emergency.If you suspect that you're experiencing a dental emergency in Sarasota, the first thing to do is remain calm; the next step is to contact your dentist right away. They can help you determine if you are in the midst of an emergency and what steps to take next.When you know how to handle a dental emergency, it may not seem so stressful. Here are a few helpful tips on what to do during common emergency situations.Dental PainIf you are experiencing dental pain or ...

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Replacing Missing Teeth: Dentures vs. Dental Implant

Older Couple | Dentures Sarasota FL
Living with one or more missing teeth greatly impacts your quality of life. Eating becomes a challenge, while talking or smiling in front of others may feel uncomfortable. The good news is there are many great choices for restoring your smile and your confidence, and here are some of your options.Dental ImplantsA dental implant is capable of restoring one or more missing teeth using a titanium post, abutment, and porcelain crown. The post is placed into your jawbone during a simple surgical procedure, and when it heals and integrates with your bone, it then acts as a support for your new porcelain crown, which is attached with the abutment.Dental implants ...

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3 Benefits of Choosing a Dental Practice with a Wealth of Services

Dental Patient | Dentist Sarasota FL
Choosing the right dentist is important. Hopefully, you'll be building a relationship with your dentist for many years to come. Here's why it's a good idea to work with a dentist who offers a wide array of services.Personalized CareYou don't want to feel like just another number when you go to the dentist. A dentist who offers a broad range of services can tailor your treatment plan to your specific needs.For example, if you'd like to enhance your smile, your dentist may be able to combine services such as Invisalign and teeth whitening to help you achieve the best possible outcome.A One-Stop ExperienceA dentist who offers numerous services rarely refers ...

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