Let’s Talk about Your Smile!

The power of a smile is universal. Whether it’s giving a smile to a stranger, or a loved one or seeing something that overwhelms you with joy, smiles are the perfect way to express love, joy, and happiness. When you don’t like your smile, you may hold back from smiling at life’s big moments. You don’t have to let the best times in your life go by with a smirk, Six Month Smiles can give you the freedom to smile ear to ear with ease! 

 What is Six Month Smiles?

Simply put, Six Month Smiles is a short term orthodontic treatment that straightens the front upper and lower teeth. While treatment times will vary patient to patient, most misalignment problems can be corrected in as little as six months. 

 Six Month Smiles is ideal for patients 16 and older that are tired of crooked teeth that are unevenly spaced. Six Month Smiles is also a suitable treatment for patients with misaligned teeth. Patients sometimes refer to Six Month Smiles as disguised braces because of the clear or tooth-colored materials used. Six Month Smiles uses clear brackets and tooth-colored nickel-titanium wires to comfortably align your teeth into the smile you’ve been looking for. 

Who Can benefit from Six Month Smiles?

While each case is unique, Six Month Smiles can correct a variety of misalignment and cosmetic problems like:

  • Extrusions
  • Rotations
  • Intrusions
  • Tipping
  • Overbites and open bites
  • Crowding and overlapping teeth

What Can You Accomplish in Six Months?

At Twin Lakes Family Dental, six months is all it takes to create a positive change to your teeth that will enhance your smile and your confidence. The Six Month Smile program is your key to improved self-confidence and a smile you can be proud of!

Now is the time to begin your six-month journey to your dream smile! The best way to find out if you’re a candidate for Six Month Smiles is to call Twin Lakes Family Dental today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Holwager. Call us today! 

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Do You Know Everything Your Hygienist is Looking for During Your Check-up?

So you go to the dentist every six months because it’s good for your teeth and good for your health. Your visits may seem to go the same, check-in, get your x-rays (if it’s time for x-rays), see your dentist, and your hygienist. Do you know what your hygienist is looking for? Let’s find out! 

Dental Hygienists Want to Keep You Healthy!

 In short, dental hygienists primary focus is finding and treating the smaller problems concerning your oral health. Smaller problems don’t mean less important, though! Your hygienist can learn a lot about your health in some interesting ways.

By examining your teeth and gums, your hygienist looks for signs of tooth decay and gum disease. Your exam is also the perfect time to look for any nodules or swellings in the oral cavity that could be present a greater threat to your health. 

 Check out these things you may not realize are going on during your check-up:

  • Smelling your breath: Bad breath isn’t just unpleasant, it can be a red flag for dental problems! Halitosis can be a warning sign of gum disease, an infection, cavities, or even poorly fitted dental appliances like dentures. 
  • Checking the condition of your enamel: Enamel is the protective outer layer of your tooth, but it isn’t invincible. Cracks and chips in your enamel can be a sign that you are grinding your teeth while you sleep.
  • Examine your tongue: The color and the condition of your tongue says a lot about your health. A healthy tongue should be pink, if your hygienist notices soreness or discoloration, it could indicate vitamin deficiencies or oral cancer. Good news! Cleaning your tongue daily while brushing your teeth promotes good tongue health!

Dental Hygiene is Good for Your Health!

Regular check-ups with your dental hygienist reduce your risk of:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Oral cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Tooth loss
  • Gum disease
  • Dental decay
  • Bad breath

Yes, your dental hygienist is concerned with more than just brushing and flossing (although those are very important habits to keep)! Your hygienist cares about your health!

October is National Dental Hygienist Month! Why not call Twin Lakes Family Dental today to schedule your next cleaning and check-up? Your hygienist is excited to help you improve your health. Call us today!

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