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Why Many Adults Choose Clear Braces Jan 9th, 2020

Adults across America are getting clear braces to fix their crooked teeth and improve their oral health. The days of having “metal mouth” are long gone, thanks to advancements in dental technology. So, if you’ve been thinking about getting braces, there’s no better time than the present. Christian Pham, DMD,...

Signs You Might Need a Root Canal Dec 1st, 2019

Almost everyone experiences oral pain at some point in their life. As a baby, you experienced it as your first teeth emerged into place. Throughout adulthood, you’ve probably felt pain after a wayward piece of food nicked your gums or you bit your tongue while chewing. While all of the...

Why You Should Never Ignore a Missing Tooth Nov 1st, 2019

You might think that as long as nobody else can see you’re missing a tooth in the back of your mouth, there’s no need to replace it. You might also think that replacing missing teeth is purely a cosmetic issue. However, the truth is that if you don’t replace a...

Chronic Bad Breath? It Could Be a Sign of Periodontal Disease Oct 1st, 2019

Chronic bad breath is no fun. Unlike the strong smell that lingers after you eat garlic or tuna, or the “morning breath” you wake up to, the odor sticks around even after breath mints, a good brushing, or mouthwash. Also known as halitosis, chronic bad breath can derive from a...

Tips for Taking Care of Your Invisalign Trays Sep 1st, 2019

More than 6 million people have used Invisalign® to get a better smile. An extremely popular orthodontic treatment option, Invisalign is a process that involves wearing a series of clear aligner trays to straighten teeth. Invisalign treatment takes an average of 12-18 months for most patients. During treatment, you get...

What Causes Gum Recession (And What Can You Do About It)? Jul 1st, 2019

If your gums look like they’re pulling away from one or more of your teeth, you may have gum recession. This condition can cause your teeth to look longer than normal and create an unattractive smile.  Gum recession can also cause physical changes in your teeth. As your gums pull...

Traveling with Braces: How to Prepare for and Handle Dental Emergencies Jun 1st, 2019

The pains and aches associated with braces usually resolve in the first couple months, and you are on your way to a beautiful, straight smile. When you have braces, it’s important to support this important process by ensuring that your braces are working for you to the best of their...

5 Smile Flaws Easily Fixed With Dental Veneers May 1st, 2019

You might think that dental veneers are a choice that only movie stars and models make to smooth over their dental issues. In reality, however, dentists like Dr. Pham have been using veneers to fix many types of smile flaws for many people for years. From large to small, superficial...

Why Straight Teeth are Healthier as well as More Aesthetically Appealing Apr 10th, 2019

Straight, even teeth have obvious aesthetic benefits plus a boost in self-confidence. But they also have health benefits that go beyond a confident, gleaming smile. At Crownridge Dental, we can help guide you on the road toward a straighter smile. You may be able to choose from several different options...

Dental Implants: Why They are the Gold Standard for Replacing Missing Teeth Mar 18th, 2019

Missing teeth can do more than impact your smile; they can change your appearance, affect your ability to eat and speak, and even lead to bone loss in your jaw. While there are several options available to replace your teeth, nothing compares with dental implants. Dental implants are a tooth...