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Why is There a Bump on My Gums?

August 27, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmilesmacarthur @ 1:48 pm
a person lifting up their lip to show a bump on their gums

Oral health problems can manifest in countless different ways, one of which is a mysterious bump appearing on the gums. While some of the issues that could cause this may not require immediate attention from a physician or a dentist, others do, so it’s important to know what you could be battling against. Read on to learn about a few different problems that could cause a bump to appear on the gums and what you’ll need to do for treatment.


3 Steps to Take if You Broken Your Braces

August 18, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmilesmacarthur @ 6:30 pm
a person smiling and wearing braces

Metal braces aren’t indestructible. In fact, a fairly common occurrence for many patients undergoing this orthodontic treatment is that they break or damage one of their brackets or the archwire. To keep this inconvenience from affecting your treatment timeline, it’s a good idea to know how to address the problem before it happens. Read on to learn the three steps you should take whenever you break a bracket on your metal braces.


Going Back to School with Invisalign Aligners

August 5, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmilesmacarthur @ 2:45 pm
a teen sitting in their high school library with friends

High school’s about to start back up, and this year, many students will have in-person classes. If you’ve already started your Invisalign treatment, you’ll need to change up your routine a little bit since you’ll no longer have easy access to certain items at home throughout the day, like your toothbrush and dental floss. Read on to learn some important tips about going back to school with your Invisalign aligners and some important changes that you’ll need to make to your routine.


3 Cost-Determining Factors of Dentures

July 19, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmilesmacarthur @ 5:30 pm
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Whether you’re missing several teeth along an arch or an entire row of teeth, dentures are a versatile treatment that can provide you with removable, fixed, and functional convenience, depending on your unique needs. One of the reasons why dentures are so popular among many patients is because they’re widely known as a cost-effective and tried-and-true solution to tooth loss. Read on to learn more about three factors that can affect the cost of your dentures.


5 Items to Include in Your Braces Survival Kit

July 10, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmilesmacarthur @ 5:30 pm
travel-sized oral hygiene products

Undergoing orthodontic treatment can be daunting, especially if you’re not entirely sure what to expect throughout the process. Getting braces can change your day-to-day life in small ways, but when you’re prepared, you can minimize any inconveniences your treatment may present. Read on to learn about five important items to include in your braces survival kit.


Trending on TikTok: Living With Dentures At a Young Age

June 28, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmilesmacarthur @ 3:56 pm
a person opening up the TikTok app on their smart phone

Dentures exist as a treatment for a couple of reasons: 1. Because doing basic daily tasks like eating and speaking can be hard to do without teeth. 2. Living with gaps in your smile can have a heavy impact on your confidence. While it’s true that dentures can change lives, one viral TikToker who goes by Princess Glitterhead on social media is sharing her vulnerable and important story that’s breaking down social stigmas around this common oral issue for younger folks with medical conditions that affect their immune system.


What Causes Swollen Gums with Braces & How Can You Treat It?

June 26, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmilesmacarthur @ 7:47 pm
a dentist cleaning a patient's braces

Getting braces can be a big change to your daily life, especially if you’ve never had to undergo orthodontic treatment before. After getting your brackets and wires on, you’ll undergo an adjustment period and may experience a wide array of discomforts. If you notice that your gums are beginning to swell, this side-effect may not necessarily be due to your braces, but a dental condition. Read on to learn more about this problem and how you can remedy it.


5 Important Questions to Ask About Protecting Your Lips This Summer

June 24, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmilesmacarthur @ 5:12 pm
friends playing on the beach together and enjoying the summer

The summer sun is as bright as ever this season, and while it may be tempting to go to the beach, do yardwork all day, or go for long hikes, there are some rays that you should be cautious of. While you may be in the habit of putting sunblock on your body, many people forget to protect the frame of their smile– their lips. Read on to learn the answers to five important questions about lip protection against damaging UV rays in the coming summer months.


3 Summer Activities & Treats to Protect Your Child’s Smile From

May 20, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmilesmacarthur @ 4:29 pm
a child swimming in a pool and smiling

As a parent, you have a lot on your plate to worry about, between your little one getting back home before the streetlights turn on to making sure they have plenty of snacks and food to eat throughout the day as they’re playing with friends and soaking up the summer sun. However, there are a few precautions that you’ll want to take to ensure the health of your little one’s smile this season. Read on to learn what they are and how you can keep your little one’s pearly whites intact while they’re having fun in the sun.


4 Health Benefits You Can Enjoy When You Invest in a Straighter Smile

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailysmilesmacarthur @ 2:08 pm
a person smiling and pointing to their smile

Your smile is the very first trait that people notice about you—it lets them know whether you seem approachable, happy, conversational, and the list goes on. Sometimes, if these first impressions don’t go the way you hope because you’re too embarrassed to smile due to misaligned teeth, you may not make the connection you’re hoping for. It’s no surprise that by receiving porcelain veneers or orthodontic treatment you’ll be able to enjoy a wide array of cosmetic benefits, but did you know that you’ll also experience advantages to your oral and overall health? Read on to learn about four health benefits from investing in a straighter smile.

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