Avant Dentistry Blog

4 Common Problems Cosmetic Bonding Can Fix

December 4, 2023

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patient undergoing cosmetic bonding to fix their smile

Maintaining a healthy smile is crucial to preventing oral health issues, yet despite diligent care, cosmetic concerns may arise over time. Decades of consuming stain-causing foods and drinks, sports-related injuries, and unintentional biting on non-food items can impact the appearance of your smile. Fortunately, cosmetic bonding offers a solution. This straightforward treatment can enhance the aesthetics of your smile in a single visit. Explore the cosmetic issues that dental bonding can effectively correct.


6 Thanksgiving Foods That Can Be Great for Your Teeth

November 17, 2023

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Turkey surrounded by other foods for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time when you get to enjoy many different kinds of delicious foods. But have you ever given any thought to how some of these foods may be affecting your smile? There are a number of Thanksgiving staples that can be highly beneficial for your oral health. Below are 6 common Thanksgiving foods that your dentist definitely recommends putting on your plate.


4 Tips for Healthy Teeth this Fall

October 10, 2023

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3 wooden toothbrushes in a plastic toy jack-o-lantern in front of a blue background

Did you know that October is Dental Hygiene Awareness Month? It’s easy to miss it in the excitement of autumn festivities. With pumpkin spice in every baked good and Halloween candy crowding every store, there’s no better time to remember how important it is to care for your teeth properly. After all, the right preventative measures now can keep your pearly whites sparkling all season! Keep reading to learn 4 tips that will keep your mouth healthy this fall.


Does it Hurt to Get Dental Crowns?

September 6, 2023

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dental crown being placed on a tooth

Dental crowns are one of the most versatile treatments that there is, capable of capping off root canals, sealing cavities, or even just making a tooth more beautiful than it was before. However, if you’re the sort of person who is put off from dental care because concerns about pain, you may wonder whether discomfort could be a factor when it comes to dental crowns.

If you’re curious, here’s what you should know about how it feels to get dental crowns, and what you can expect in general from the treatment.


Keep Your Child In Class & Out of the Dentist’s Chair with Just 3 Tips

August 10, 2023

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young child with backpack smiling at school

Getting your child ready to go back to school is always a rush of activity, and between buying new clothes, fresh supplies, and arranging their extracurriculars, the last thing on your mind is probably their dental health. While this is understandable, it’s important to know that students around the U.S. miss thousands of days of school every year due to preventable dental problems like cavities. How can you make sure your child doesn’t contribute to this statistic? Simply follow these three actionable and straightforward tips that you can take advantage of right away.


What Can I Do About the Gap Between My Two Front Teeth?

July 13, 2023

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Woman smiles with gap between two front teeth

If you have a gap between your two front teeth, you are not alone. You can find it in many people on the street or even in the stars of blockbuster movies. Some people find them appealing in others. But also like many others, you would rather that space disappear. While the condition is harmless on its own, it is easily treatable with common dental procedures. Read on to find out more about these gaps and what can be done for people who want to close them.


Why DIY Clear Aligner Treatment is a Problem

April 6, 2023

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young woman holding an Invisalign aligner

If you’re looking to straighten your teeth, there are all kinds of excellent ways to do that. Clear aligners are an example that’s become incredibly popular as of late, but even within this limited market there are several options.

Professionally administered clear aligners, like Candid Clear Aligners and Invisalign, have been around for a while, and have been proven to deliver excellent results. However, there’s a newcomer to the orthodontic scene that has been causing issues—DIY clear aligners.

If you want to know more about this alternative to professional clear aligners, here’s why they really aren’t all they’re cracked up to be.


Why Do Hot & Cold Foods Make My Teeth Hurt?

November 4, 2022

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 man coffee toothache illustration

There’s nothing scarier than a cup of hot chocolate or a bowl of ice cream, right? If that sounds crazy, you probably are fortunate enough to not be struggling with tooth sensitivity in Chevy Chase. But why do hot or cold foods and drinks make some people’s teeth hurt? Read on to find out why from your dentist and solutions to reduce the pain.