Tylan Creek Family Dentistry Blog

Should You Go to the ER for a Dental Emergency?

April 23, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — tylancreekteam @ 4:11 am

Woman in pain at emergency dentistNo one ever expects to experience a dental emergency, but it’s more common than you might think. 1 in 6 Americans will experience an oral health emergency this year. If you’re one of the unlucky few, instinct might tell you to head to the closest hospital, but that may not be the best idea. With time of the utmost importance, here’s when you should skip the ER and head to the closest emergency dentist.


Straight & Clean Trays: How to Use Clear Aligner Cleaning Crystals

March 21, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — tylancreekteam @ 4:00 pm
A woman holding clear aligners at a dental clinic

As you start ClearCorrect, you may receive some cleaning crystals. Packets of these objects can keep your new aligner trays clean for a long time. That said, do you know how to use them correctly? It’s a relevant question – applying the crystals in the wrong way will make them ineffective. If you feel unsure, your local Greenwood dentist can offer helpful guidance. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use clear aligner cleaning crystals.


A Brief Guide to Caring for Your ClearCorrect Aligners

March 8, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — tylancreekteam @ 7:27 pm
a person holding their clear aligner and smiling

If you’ve chosen ClearCorrect to straighten your smile, you’re probably looking forward to seeing your beautifully transformed grin for the very first time. However, in order to make it to this special moment, you’re going to want to ensure that your orthodontic journey goes smoothly – and a large part of this is maintaining the cleanliness and integrity of your aligners. Continue reading below for a few tips concerning how to keep your ClearCorrect aligners clean and in working order so that they can do their job!


3 Handy Tips for Correctly Removing Your ClearCorrect Aligners

March 1, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — tylancreekteam @ 8:49 pm
a person removing their ClearCorrect aligners

ClearCorrect is an excellent way to straighten your teeth without the hassle of metal brackets and wires. However, some patients sometimes struggle to adjust to the process of removing their aligners, and what is supposed to be a convenience can quickly become a burden for some patients. Continue reading below for a few crucial tips to help you properly remove your ClearCorrect aligners, so that you can easily and successfully navigate your treatment journey.


What Should I Do If I Lose My ClearCorrect Aligner

February 19, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — tylancreekteam @ 2:43 am
patient holding ClearCorrect and smiling

So, you lost your aligner trays. Losing your ClearCorrect aligners can be a setback in your teeth-straightening journey, but it’s important not to panic. As worrying as this can be, there are somesteps to follow to get the situation under control and to help you get back on track. Whether you’ve misplaced them at home or during travel, taking prompt action can ensure minimal disruption to your treatment plan. Keep reading to learn about what to do if you find yourself without your ClearCorrect aligners.


My Clear Aligners Are Turning Yellow: What Should I Do?

February 6, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — tylancreekteam @ 2:41 am
patient holding an ClearCorrect tray

ClearCorrect is a common method for straightening teeth without metal braces, using clear aligners that are almost invisible. While these custom aligners offer a comfortable and discreet way to enhance your smile, if you’ve seen them getting less clear or stained, it might affect your smile’s appearance. In this guide, we’ll explain why this occurs and offer easy tips to maintain your trays clean and clear for optimal results.


From Flawed to Fabulous: Solutions for Common Cosmetic Dental Issues

January 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — tylancreekteam @ 4:28 pm
Woman smiling after having cosmetic dental issues fixed

Are you bothered by chipped teeth, yellowing enamel, or an uneven smile? You’re not alone. Many people face common cosmetic dental issues that affect their confidence and oral health. Fortunately, there are simple and effective treatments available to address these concerns and restore your smile’s natural brilliance.

Read on to learn about common cosmetic dental concerns and how your dentist can fix them.


What Is Getting a Denture Reline Like?

December 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — tylancreekteam @ 6:49 pm

Dentures are incredibly lifelike and amazingly comfortable, they need regular care and maintenance to stay looking great and working properly. Since the jawbones and gums continue to change over time after getting dentures, part of this maintenance is getting denture relines from your dentist when necessary. Denture relines adjust the fit of the appliance so it can fit well and stay in place without any troublesome complications. Here’s what a denture reline is and what getting one is like.


Why Can’t I Reline My Dentures Myself?

November 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — tylancreekteam @ 11:24 pm

While dentures are a great way for many patients to have complete smiles after extensive tooth loss, they will slowly lose their fit as the mouth changes over time. If your dentures aren’t fitting properly anymore, your dentist can usually adjust them by performing a denture reline. However, recent years have seen the rise of Internet videos claiming to show people how they can save money by relining their dentures at home. Here’s why do-it-yourself denture repair leaves a lot to be desired and why your dentist is the only one who should be modifying your dentures.


3 Complications of Ill-Fitting Dentures That You Should Want to Avoid

October 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — tylancreekteam @ 11:10 pm
a closeup of a person holding their dentures

For many patients with missing teeth, dentures are an absolutely life-changing solution, restoring both oral functionality as well as a smile’s beauty. However, wearing ill-fitting dentures can lead to quite a few different complications that extend beyond simple discomfort. From oral health issues like impeded biting and chewing to broader health concerns, the consequences of neglecting your dentures can be quite significant! Continue reading to learn a little more about some of the complications associated with ill-fitting dentures and why you should always trust your dentist to keep your restoration in tip-top shape.

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