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Why You Should See A Dentist Before Your Summer Vacation

April 8, 2023

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Summer is here, which means it’s time to pack up your beach bags and head out on vacation! Planning a trip involves thinking about anything that could go wrong and planning a contingency. You might bring an extra bathing suit, call your bank, print out your plane tickets—but have you thought about how you could protect your teeth?

If you want to make sure that you’re prepared, you may want to see your dentist before you head out for a summer vacation. Here are some reasons that may be a good idea.


Can People with Veneers Still Get Cavities?

March 7, 2023

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young adult with a perfect smile

Veneers are often an incredible opportunity for people who have several issues with their teeth to address several of them at once, within as little as two appointments. However, like all cosmetic dentistry, they aren’t necessarily a substitute for good dental hygiene.

Some people wonder whether veneers could protect them from cavities, for example. If you’re curious, here’s more information about the relationship between the two.


4 Ways to Impress Your Valentine’s Day Date with a White Smile

February 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — carlsondental @ 5:35 pm
smiling couple holding a paper heart

What are you looking for in a partner? With Valentine’s Day around the corner, this question is on the minds of many. For some people, it’s someone who has a good sense of humor. For others, it’s someone self-sufficient. For many, it’s someone with a nice smile.

In fact, according to a 2013 study conducted by, 71% of women and 58% of men rank nice teeth as the top thing they look for in someone they’re thinking about dating. Another study from 2007 found that 61% of participants who had undergone smile whitening were viewed as more confident. Keep reading to learn about how to improve the look of your smile to raise your chances of landing a second date.


5 Tips to Meet Your 20 to 22-Hour Invisalign Wear Time

January 24, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — carlsondental @ 5:11 pm
person holding Invisalign aligner and smiling

Many people with crooked, gapped, or misaligned smiles choose to have them corrected with Invisalign. This orthodontic treatment works by moving your teeth and jaw into a more ideal position over several months or years. It’s a popular alternative to traditional braces since Invisalign is nearly invisible as well as removable. While some people think that they can pop their aligners off whenever they want, they need to be worn for at least 20 to 22 hours per day to be effective. If you need help reaching your Invisalign wear time, keep reading for five useful tips.


4 Tips to Stay on Track with Invisalign During the Holidays

December 5, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — carlsondental @ 9:12 am
a woman with her Invisalign aligner during the holidays

The holiday season has arrived! While it is a magical time of the year, it can also be full of nonstop activity. From traveling to visit loved ones to many festive meals, it can be easy to neglect your Invisalign treatment plan. Your pearly whites have been gradually moving into their desired position and you really want to stick with your treatment plan so your new smile can arrive on time! Here are four tips to help you stay on track with Invisalign while you enjoy the celebrations.


5 Ways to Appreciate Your Teeth This Thanksgiving

November 7, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — carlsondental @ 11:46 pm
Table spread with delicious Thanksgiving foods

Are you ready for Thanksgiving? ‘Tis the season for gathering with friends and family, eating some delicious foods, and enjoying the fall weather. It’s the perfect time of year to take a moment to pause and reflect on all the things you’re thankful for, like your teeth! After all, your pearly whites help you talk up a storm with your friends and family around the dinner table, eat all your favorite holiday meals, and smile whole-heartedly during this special season. Here are five ways to show your teeth that you appreciate them this Thanksgiving!


What Are Some Dangerous TikTok Dental Trends to Avoid?

October 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — carlsondental @ 10:32 pm
man charcoal toothpaste

Social media channels like TikTok can be an entertaining way to stay current with the latest trends in many walks of life. When you are looking for the newest recipe to try or a fun dance to learn, TikTok always has some options to discover. For ideas on topics like dental advice, however, implementing what you’ve learned on TikTok can mean big trouble for your teeth. Here are some popular dental TikTok trends that you need to avoid in order to protect your oral health according to a dentist in Jacksonville.


3 Ways to Maximize Your Dental Insurance Benefits Before Your Plan Renews

September 21, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — carlsondental @ 5:09 pm
a desk with a calculator, clipboard, laptop, and model of a tooth on it

Most dental insurance plans renew every year on January 1st, which means your maximum, deductible, and coverage for checkups and cleanings resets. If you made the most out of your plan, then you’re probably waiting for the new year with excitement, but if you haven’t, you could be missing out on getting covered services that are necessary to keep your smile in tip-top shape. Read on to learn three ways you can maximize your dental insurance benefits before your plan renews to get the most out of your investment in coverage.


Top 4 Ways to Help Your Child Prevent Dental Emergencies

August 23, 2022

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child going to school in Jacksonville

Now that it’s time for your child to head back to school, you’ll want to take steps to help prepare them for the year. Other than packing their lunches, buying their supplies, and organizing transportation, you should also stay on top of their oral health. The last thing you’d want is for them to experience a tooth injury at school. To avoid an urgent situation, here are four essential tips to help them prevent dental emergencies!


5 Tips to Help Your Teen with Invisalign This School Year

August 9, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — carlsondental @ 11:45 am
teen smiling with Invisalign in Jacksonville

Back-to-school season is here, so your schedule might get busy with gathering supplies and organizing transportation for your child. You might also want to be extra attentive if they so happen to be a teen with Invisalign. The last thing you’d want is for them to fall off track with their treatment plan during school hours. Read on to learn five simple tips that can help make their Invisalign process a much easier experience throughout the year!

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