Invisalign vs Traditional Braces: Which is Right for You?

Invisalign vs Traditional Braces: Which is Right for You?

At Imperial Dental Associates, we know that traditional metal braces were long considered the treatment of choice for straightening teeth, and they are still a popular solution today. Increasingly, though, patients are asking us about Invisalign. “The clear alternative to braces,” Invisalign uses clear, comfortable aligners to gently shift teeth. Both options are effective for most orthodontic issues, making it up …

How Your Teeth Can Predict Heart Disease & Diabetes

How Your Teeth Can Predict Heart Disease and Diabetes

Recent research suggests that there’s a link between oral health and serious, chronic health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. By taking care of your oral health through regular brushing, flossing, and proactive dental care, you can likely reduce your risk of being diagnosed with a serious health condition. Here are some of the things that researchers have found …

Financing Dental Work - Smile Shack

Financing Dental Work: What You Should Know

Dental care is essential to keeping both your mouth and your body healthy. Those who go without regular dental work are at risk for painful abscesses, tooth loss, systemic infections, and even heart disease. Yet dental work is expensive, and most people don’t have dental insurance. Fortunately, there are several ways to finance your vital dental work. The first step …

Grinding Teeth? Here’s What You Should Know

Teeth grinding is sometimes, but not always, linked to TMJD (temporomandibular joint disorder). Therefore, the symptoms of the two conditions frequently overlap. Teeth grinding is a highly individualized disorder, so not everyone will experience it in the same way. Still, most people who grind their teeth will experience some or all of the following symptoms: Teeth grinding can have many …