Is Whitening Bad for my Teeth?

Man and Woman with White, Bright Teeth

There are lots of things that are deemed “bad” for your teeth: sugar, coffee, soda. But, what about teeth whitening? How Teeth Whitening Works Both at-home and in-office teeth whitening options use peroxide-based bleaching agents. At-home systems contain from 3-20% peroxide (carbamide or hydrogen peroxides). In-office systems, like you would get from your dentist or…

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3 Myths about Braces That Every Teen Should Know

Middle Schooler with Braces

At Amazing Smiles, we are all about straightening things out – including the rumors that start when teens talk about braces! Here are some of the top misconceptions and myths we hear before people start orthodontic treatment: MYTH #1: I can’t play sports in braces The days of needing to sit on the sidelines during…

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Can I Afford Treatment?

Adult with orthodontic treatment payment plan

Orthodontic treatment gives us more than just a beautiful smile – it can also correct how we bite down, help with jaw alignment, and alleviate chronic headaches. But even when treatment seems like a win-win, making the investment can be a big decision. If you’ve been considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or your family but…

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All About Insurance

Insurance paperwork

Insurance helps make orthodontic treatment possible for millions of people, but if you don’t know how to navigate the tricky waters, you could be missing out on certain benefits! With open enrollment right around the corner, here are some of your top insurance questions, answered: Who should I talk to about my insurance? Many orthodontic…

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Clear Aligners: Professional Vs. Do-It-Yourself

Invisalign clear aligners

Clear aligners like Invisalign have exploded in popularity due to their ease of use, discreetness, and the amazing results they create. Teens and adults alike can utilize this new technology to achieve their goal of creating a perfect smile. However, these days there are many places to turn for clear aligners, including kits that can…

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A Case for Kids’ Care

7&Up Child

When people think of orthodontists, they usually picture pre-teens in braces or adults with aligners. But kids can benefit from an early visit to the doctor as well! Around age 7, children are growing quickly and often have a combination of permanent and baby teeth, which makes it the perfect time to introduce them to…

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