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New City, New Dentist: What to Look for in a Dental Provider

dentist Cypress TXMoving to a new city requires a lot of changes. Once settled in you have to learn your way around and locate a new place to buy groceries; locate schools and churches that meet your needs; and if you are wise you will seek out medical and dental providers before you actually need them. Let’s focus on the best way to find a dentist in a new city.

If you are moving to an area where your current dentist is familiar, you can request a reference. If you have trusted family or friends in the area, their recommendations provide a good place to start. If not, you can often ask co-workers or members of your congregation. If none of these options is available, you can look online or contact your local chamber of commerce to get the names of dentists in your area.

The location of your new dental provider’s office should be considered if other family members are to be included in your decision. Locating a dentist close to work is helpful to allow for ease of appointments around your employer’s schedule.

Dental office hours are important. If early morning, late day, or Saturday appointments are not available, this might be a factor in your decision.

Emergency coverage is another issue to consider. A broken tooth or oral trauma don’t always happen during the day. Make sure your new dentist has you covered on nights, holidays, and weekends.

Once you have narrowed down your search, visit the office. Is the waiting room clean? Is the office staff welcoming and helpful? Inquire about the various services available in this practice. If you have dental insurance, find out if it is accepted.

Once you are satisfied with what your research has revealed, schedule an appointment for a brief consultation to meet the dentist. Developing trust in your dental provider usually doesn’t occur overnight, so allow a little time for relationship building. However, if you know right away that an office doesn’t feel right to you, don’t settle. Move on to your next choice.

If you are selecting a dental provider to meet your entire family’s needs, ask your spouse to help investigate as well. But be proactive … don’t wait for a dental emergency to occur forcing you to make a choice without the benefits of research.

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Improve Your Smile with Clear, Aesthetic Braces

orthodontics Cypress TXIf given the opportunity, who would not want to enhance their appearance by having beautiful, straight teeth? If improvements were not made during childhood with orthodontics, all is not lost. You can now achieve that gorgeous smile using clear, aesthetically pleasing braces with Invisalign clear aligners.

Teens and adults of all ages are now able to have their teeth straightened without dealing with metal bands and brackets. With Invisalign, the braces are clear, comfortable, and most importantly, they are removable. The advantages of Invisalign are numerous:

They are clear – Wearing braces that are virtually invisible will boost your self-confidence when talking or laughing with friends, family, and co-workers.

They are comfortable – The material used for Invisalign clear aligners contains no metal or wires. They are smooth and comfortable, but strong enough to gently shift your teeth to their correct occlusion.

They are removable – You can take your “braces” out to enjoy a snack, eat a meal, and to brush/floss your teeth. This means there are no limits to what you can eat. And when you brush/floss your teeth, you will not have to maneuver around bands and brackets.

Invisalign teeth straightening begins with a consultation with your dentist. Photographs, dental x-rays, and impressions will be taken. These are the tools the Invisalign lab will use to fabricate the aligners you will use during your teeth straightening program.

The aligners will be delivered in a series with each aligner advancing your teeth straightening. You will replace an aligner with the next in the series about every two weeks. Your new aligner should feel a little snug. At the end of two weeks, your teeth will have moved ever so slightly as designed. With each new aligner, teeth are kept moving until they are in the desired alignment.

It is important that aligners are worn twenty to twenty-two hours every day in order to achieve the desired result in the recommended amount of time. Once the teeth straightening process has concluded, you will wear a retainer so teeth can form a memory of their new placement. This is a crucial part of the program.

Having straight teeth means more than just a beautiful smile. There are fewer areas for bacteria and plaque to build meaning you will enjoy healthier teeth and gums as well as a new smile makeover.

Contact us at the office of Dr. Lori Logan to discuss your treatment options!